Not-So-Secret-Santas in Congress Using Spending Bill To Roll Back Health, Safety, Wallet Protections

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG With spending authorization for the federal government set to end on December 11, Congressional leaders are working with powerful special interests on their not-so-Secret-Santa lists to use spending bills as vehicles to gut health, safety and wallet protections...
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Financial Rollbacks Would Leave Coal in Consumers’ Stockings

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By Joe Valenti & Sarah Edelman, Center for American Progress In October, a bipartisan budget deal was announced with great fanfare: Legislators across party lines agreed to a broad framework that could stave off a government shutdown. That’s the good news. The bad news? The budget deal...
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The Department of Homeland Security’s Proposed STEM OPT Extension Fails to Protect Foreign Students and American Workers

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By Daniel Costa & Ron Hira, Economic Policy Institute For decades, the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program has permitted foreign graduates of U.S. universities, who visit the United States to study through the F-1 nonimmigrant visa program, to be employed in the United States for up...
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