Deregulation Nation: Congress Wants to Let Corporations Take Charge

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By Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza, Center for American Progress The new congressional session is still in early days, but members have wasted no time laying the groundwork to give Congress and the courts unprecedented power to vitiate critical federal regulations and prevent new rule-making. This push...
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GOP House Majority Rushes to Halt Pro-Worker Rules

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By the Teamsters Not content with trying to dump pro-worker regulations by the prior Obama administration, the GOP majority in the U.S. House wants to halt virtually all future rules, too. Their vehicle? A bill, the Regulatory Accountability Act, pushed through over labor and consumer...
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Five Big Arguments Against a Trump Attempt to Fire Cordray

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By Jim Lardner, Americans for Financial Reform They’re spinning hard. ​Lobbyists for big Wall Street banks and predatory lenders are pushing the Trump Administration to fire CFPB Director Richard Cordray, and they’re telling reporters it’s a done deal. They’re hoping their spin will make it so....
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Trump EPA Nominee Answers Senators With Contempt & Extremism

By John Walke, Natural Resources Defense Council President Trump has nominated Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to be administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Pruitt’s career reflects an extreme antagonism to the very agency the president wishes him to head, after...
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Trump’s Federal Government Hiring Freeze Hurts Taxpayers and Workers

By Karla Walter, Center for American Progress Action Fund On January 23, President Donald Trump signed a freeze on the hiring of federal employees, a move that echoed President Ronald Reagan’s action 36 years earlier to block new federal hiring. Both men were delivering on campai...
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The First Week: Trump’s Assault on River Protection

By Amy Souers Kober, American Rivers Since President Trump took office on January 20, his administration has begun aggressively stripping away protection for rivers, wetlands and clean water. If successful, these actions will have lasting impacts on our clean drinking water supplies, the health...
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