Advisory Committee Shakeup Targets Independent Science and Scientists

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists Right now, the Trump administration is taking a backdoor approach to putting politics over science. There is a full-on assault afoot to strip away the independence of advisory committees at several government agencies. The reason? A renewed interest...
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What Did the CFPB Do About Wells Fargo Opening Unauthorized Accounts?

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By Gideon Weissman, U.S. PIRG The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the first federal agency devoted to protecting consumers in the financial marketplace. In 2016, the CFPB held Wells Fargo accountable for unfair treatment of its customers. From at least 2011 to 2016, Wells Fargo...
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Facing Scrutiny on Pruitt’s Climate Denial, EPA Seeks to Bury Climate Science

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By Elena Saxonhouse, Sierra Club On the eve of the People’s Climate March, which drew many thousands of people to Washington, D.C., to demand stronger action on climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was “updating” web pages that had formerly explained the causes...
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The CMS’ Marketplace Stabilization Rule – What You Need to Know to Help Farmworkers Access Health Insurance

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By Virginia Ruiz, Farmworker Justice On April 13, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule regarding market stabilization within the health insurance marketplace.[i] The rule makes several changes to current ACA provisions, including open enrollment, Special...
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John Oliver Broke the FCC’s Website … Again

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By Candace Clement, Free Press Last night John Oliver broke the FCC’s website … again. The comedian spent the bulk of his show on Net Neutrality — and laid into FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for his plan to destroy the open internet. Seconds after Oliver urged viewers to file comments...
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