The Chamber’s (Never-Ending) War on Workers

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By Dan Dudis, U.S. Chamber Watch The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s war on workers was dealt a significant blow when fast food king Andy Puzder’s nomination to be Secretary of Labor collapsed. As we detailed three weeks ago, Puzder and the Chamber were simpatico on many issues of concern to...
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Trump Budget Attacks Clean Air & Clean Water Protections

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By John Walke, Natural Resources Defense Council President Trump is planning the most extreme and reckless budget attack on the enforcement of clean air, clean water and environmental protections in the nation’s history. Trump administration sources tell reporters that the White House plans to...
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Congress Is Laser-Focused on Rolling Back Protections for Workers, Consumers and the Environment

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By Celine McNicholas, Economic Policy Institute This week, the House of Representatives will consider three bills that further advance a deregulatory agenda that jeopardizes worker safety, consumer protections, and our environment. The House has already passed several bills this session that...
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President Twists Truth About the Clean Water Rule

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council President Trump may have set some kind of record on Tuesday making eight false statements about a single rule in the span of just a few minutes. While signing an executive order he said was aimed at “the elimination” of the Clean Water...
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Congress’ Latest Attack on Public Protections Would Endanger Workers

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By Emily Gardner, Public Citizen If you’ve watched Samantha Bee recently, you already know that Republicans in Congress are working with President Trump to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to undo a wide range of commonsense Obama administration rules.  The CRA allows Congress to override...
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President Trump Attacks Clean Water

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council Today, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to begin repealing the Clean Water Rule, a landmark measure many years in the making. Likewise, new EPA Administrator...
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CFPB Is on the Job Protecting Consumers

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG While powerful special interests, Senators from Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer of Nebraska to Ted Cruz (TX), joined by Jeb Hensarling (TX), the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and the White House all call for dismantling the highly-successful Consumer...
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The Dirty 31: Is Your State Arguing Against Clean Water?

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By Janette Brimmer and Jennifer Chavez, Earthjustice Today, President Trump issued an executive order directing the EPA to roll back the Clean Water Rule. The rule was put in place by the Obama administration to help ensure that ALL waters of the U.S. are protected, not just some. President...
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Congress Moves to Prioritize Corporate Profits Over Health and Safety

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By Myriam Alexander-Kearns and Alison Cassady, Center for American Progress Since January, the Trump administration and its allies in Congress have launched an all-out attack on federal standards and safeguards designed to protect public health, consumers, and the environment. In a speech...
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