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Battle Lines Drawn as GOP Moves Closer to ‘Greatest Transfer of Wealth to the Super-Rich in Modern American History’ by Jake Johnson, staff writer With their passage of a deeply unpopular $1.5 tax cut bill on Thursday, House Repubicans did their part in “paving the way for the greatest transfer of wealth from regular people …

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#HellerTheHypocrite Working to Pack the Courts with Right Wing Unqualified Judges

After the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice Merrick Garland was nominated for a seat on Supreme Court of the United States. The obstruction of the Republican party made it so Garland wouldn’t receive a fair hearing. Senator Heller told us that would not take a position on the issue of Federal Courts …

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Senate Republicans’ Tax Plan Will Scrap Obamacare Mandate

“The GOP tax bill is now straight-up ‘take away your healthcare to pay for tax cuts for corporations,’” says MoveOn.org’s Ben Wikler — by Jessica Corbett, staff writer In congressional Republicans’ latest move to strip healthcare from millions of Americans, several news outlets reported on Tuesday that party leaders in the Senate are adding a provision to their tax bill …

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Advocacy: The Conscience of the Government is at Stake

— by Katie O’Connell, PFAW Digital Communications Coordinator  With three nominees stacked into one hearing today, it’s pretty clear that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley doesn’t actually want us to know much if anything at all about the nominees for two lifetime court appointments and Eric Dreiband, who is being considered for Assistant Attorney General …

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Mid-Term Senate Races Matter: Heller’s High Water

U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) released the below statement after a right-leaning federal judge in Texas nullified the Obama Administration’s Department of Labor overtime rule. “The former Obama Administration’s expansion of the federal overtime rule would have devastated Nevada’s business owners and job creators. Since the rule was issued last year, I have been strongly …

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Democrats Introduce Bill to Stop Wage Theft & Boost Workers’ Financial Security

The Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act would crack down on employers who steal wages from their workers — Employers steal more than $15 billion from workers every year, particularly from workers in low-wage industries On Tuesday, August 1, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Al Franken (D-MN), along with Representatives Rosa DeLauro …

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Cruz Amdt is a Disaster for Healthcare … Nationwide

In rare joint letter, insurers say the Cruz amendment to the Senate Healthcare bill is “unworkable in any form” and will lead to “widespread terminations of coverage.”

Trumpka on the GOP’s Gutting of Healthcare

— Richard Trumka — President, AFL-CIO We are—and always will be—stronger together. You’ve proved that again by standing united in opposition to the GOP health care bill. More than 400,000 working people like you signed petitions aimed at Congress. More than 26,000 people made phone calls to their senator or representative urging them to oppose …

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The CBO Report is Out—We’re Still Screwed!

— as Posted at the Website of the Congressional Budget Office on June 26, 2017 View the full CBO Report Here The Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed an estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, a …

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Al Franken Speaks: It’s Simple, If AHCA Passes—People Are Going to Die

Sen. Al Franken discusses how dangerous Trumpcare actually is:   The GOP’s AHCA, if enacted, will strip people of their protections, not so much in the language as written striking those protections directly, but through the granting of “waivers.”  Various states, specifically “red” states, want to be able apply for waivers such that they don’t …

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