The Regulatory Accountability Act Subverts Science and Must Be Stopped

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, just four days after hundreds of thousands of people marched for science, the Senate introduced a bill that would substitute politics for scientific judgment in every decision the government makes about public health and the environment....
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Prepaid Card Consumer Protections on the Chopping Block

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By Anna Low-Beer, U.S. PIRG Commonsense consumer protections for prepaid cards against fraud, hidden fees and overdraft charges are on the Congressional chopping block. Resolutions have been introduced in both the House and the Senate that would roll back an important prepaid card rule created...
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Free Press Joins Senators in Opposing Trump’s Net Neutrality Rollback

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By Craig Aaron, Free Press This morning I joined a press conference with Sens. Ed Markey (D–Massachusetts), Richard Blumenthal (D–Connecticut) and Ron Wyden (D–Oregon), as well as Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, to talk about the Trump FCC’s threats to Net Neutrality. Below are my prepared...
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Anti-Consumer Lobby Gave Big to Senator Pushing Regulatory Accountability Act

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By Scott Faber and Jared Hayes, Environmental Working Group Corporate political action committees, trade associations and individuals lobbying to gut basic consumer protections gave $3.3 million to the 2016 campaign of Sen. Rob Portman, sponsor of a bill that would effectively block new...
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This Week in Congress: Choice for Wall Street and Flexibility for Corporate America

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By Amy Traub, Demos Soaring rhetoric about freedom and choice is everywhere on Capitol Hill this week. From the chamber of the House Financial Services Committee, we hear that consumers are losing “economic opportunity and freedom” because they don’t have enough access to risky, high-cost...
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Workers’ Memorial Day: Honoring Fallen Workers, Fighting for Safer Jobs

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By Katie Tracy, Center for Progressive Reform Every worker has a right to a safe job. Yet on an average day of the week, 13 U.S. workers die on the job due to unsafe working conditions. An additional 137 lives are lost daily due to occupational diseases – mesothelioma, lung...
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