One Step Forward and Two Steps Back on Toxic Chemicals

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By Rena Steinzor, Center for Progressive Reform Within the next few days, Congress is likely to enact the first update of a major environmental statute in many years. Widely hailed as a bipartisan compromise, legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA, pronounced like the opera...
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Arguments That Better Overtime Pay Protection Means Less Flexibility Are Untrue

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute The Department of Labor has issued a new rule, which expands the right to be paid time-and-a-half for overtime to salaried employees who earn less than $47,476 a year. Business groups that oppose the new rule claim that salaried employees will lose...
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CPR’s Buzbee to Set the Record Straight on WOTUS at Senate Hearing

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform This afternoon, the Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will convene a hearing on a topic that is fast becoming the congressional conservative equivalent of talking about the weather:...
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