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PPI Launches Policy Proposals for a 'Do-Something' Congress, Tackles Trade Congress
PPI Launches Policy Proposals for a 'Do-Something' Congress, Tackles Trade
2019-01-19 00:23:20
by TWN Staff

This week, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) launched a series of new ideas for a 'Do-Something' Congress. In an email to Democratic members of the House and Senate, PPI congratulated the elected officials on being... Read More

Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers Economy
Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers
2019-01-18 20:23:26
by TWN Staff

This week, a group of 22 lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act. The new legislation protects federal... Read More

For Moms at a Shrinking South LA School, the Teachers’ Strike Is About Survival Education
For Moms at a Shrinking South LA School, the Teachers’ Strike Is About Survival

The last time teachers went on strike, back in 1989, Alejandra Delgadillo was a fifth-grader at Trinity Street Elementary School. Her sons later attended the school in Historic South-Central too. The youngest moved on to middle school last year. Read More

Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis Spotlight
Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis
2019-01-16 01:23:07
by Bill Myers

Most epidemics start with a patient zero. Here in northwest Illinois, the opioid epidemic features a doctor zero. About 10 miles west of Dixon, up Route 2 and following the Rock River, under the shadow cast by the husk... Read More

Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy Transportation
Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy
2019-01-15 22:55:39
by TWN Staff

Last week, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and federal employees including air traffic controllers and other aviation workforce personnel sent a letter to President Trump calling for an immediate... Read More

Amid Trade War That’s Hurting Their Bottom Line, Many Farmers Conflicted About Trump Trade
Amid Trade War That’s Hurting Their Bottom Line, Many Farmers Conflicted About Trump

A year ago, President Donald Trump received a hero’s welcome at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., cheered for rolling back regulations... Read More

Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown Immigration
Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown

The shutdown of the federal government over the president’s campaign promise to build a wall along the southern U.S. border is taking its toll on already backed-up immigration courts. Read More

Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts Health
Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

The partial government shutdown halted a major challenge to the 2010 health care law among other civil litigation on Friday, as Justice Department lawyers sought the same in a challenge from three Senate Democrats... Read More

Rural Recycling Hit Hard by Shifting Scrap Market Rural
Rural Recycling Hit Hard by Shifting Scrap Market

Big cities have shielded their residents from the impact of China’s decision last year to curtail the solid waste it will accept from other countries. But rural and small-town residents are starting to get squeezed by a change... Read More

Did CIA Director Gina Haspel Run a Black Site at Guantanamo? Cuba
Did CIA Director Gina Haspel Run a Black Site at Guantanamo?

An attorney for the accused architect of the Sept. 11 attacks told a judge in a secret session last year that CIA Director Gina Haspel ran a secret agency outpost at Guantanamo, an apparent reference to a post-9/11 black site... Read More

A Trial on Whether Trump Has the Right to End TPS for Haiti Ends In The News
A Trial on Whether Trump Has the Right to End TPS for Haiti Ends

A federal trial in New York challenging the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for thousands of Haitians, concluded Thursday with internal government emails showing that the... Read More

Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address National Security
Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address
2019-01-11 22:31:44
by TWN Staff

On Friday, Congressman Scott Peters of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. Peters, a centrist member of Congress known for his practical approach to problem solving, represents California's 52nd... Read More

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