The Real Nine Most Terrifying Words in the English Language

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By James Goodwin “I’m Republican, and I want to do regulatory reform.”  Whether they’ve uttered that exact nine-word phrase or not, virtually every Republican on Capitol Hill has enthusiastically endorsed the sentiment it expresses at some point—if not on a near-daily basis—during the last few...
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Toxic Supreme Court Decision Delays Clean Air Efforts and May Undermine Future Protections

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By Ronald White, Center for Effective Government In a decision that will slow the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) to require effective clean air standards, the U.S. Supreme Court recently blocked implementation of requirements that limit mercury and other toxic air pollution...
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America Says Yes, Congress Says No to Protecting Endangered Species

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By Caeleigh MacNeil, Earthjustice The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has overwhelming public support, despite being battered by repeated political attacks. According to a new national poll by Tulchin Research, 90 percent of American voters support the act—impressive results in an era of partisan...
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Consumer Financial Protection Complaint Database Extends Vital Role for Citizens in Enforcement Process

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By Scott Klinger, Center for Effective Government Using Citizen Stories, the CFPB Identified Abuses, Won $5 Billion in Refunds for Consumers from Illegal Charges by Banks The nation’s newest government agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is also one of the most responsive...
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Big News to Report on the CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules

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By Heather Slavkin Corzo, AFL-CIO After continued pressure from you and tens of thousands of people across the country, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could finally be voting on implementing a rule requiring big companies to reveal their CEO-to-worker pay ratios as early as...
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