A Couple Lesser-Known Bits of Mayhem in the Financial CHOICE Act

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By Josh Bivens and Heidi Shierholz, Economy Policy Institute Today the U.S. House of Representatives begins consideration of the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, a sweeping bill that would make a number of extensive changes to the institutions that oversee the American monetary and financial...
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Pruitt and Trump Seek to Illegally Delay Air Pollution Standard, Jeopardize Public Health

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club Late Tuesday we learned that Donald Trump’s EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, will illegally attempt to delay the implementation of the 2015 smog pollution standard by one year, yielding to the demands of polluters and their political allies. For every person...
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“Wrong Choice” Act on House Floor Today Harms CFPB’s Protection of Service Members and Veterans

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By Ed Mierzwinksi, U.S. PIRG UPDATE: Link to our letter to all Representatives opposing the Wrong Choice Act. Original Post: Yesterday we released the U.S. PIRG Education Fund/Frontier Group report “Protecting Those Who Serve,” showing how the CFPB works to protect service members, veterans and...
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7 States Give Pruitt an “F” in Science, Challenge EPA Over Pesticide That Harms Children

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By Karen Perry Stillerman, Union of Concerned Scientists Back in March, EPA Administrator and science skeptic Scott Pruitt ignored his agency’s own science when he canceled a planned ban on chlorpyrifos, a well-studied pesticide that has been shown to damage children’s developing brains and...
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The Data Are In…and Show That the Fiduciary Rule Will Help Retirement Savers

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By Monique Morrissey, Economic Policy Institute As the Trump administration considers weakening the long-awaited “fiduciary rule”, industry-backed groups continue to release transparently self-serving “research” purporting to show that the rule, which protects retirement savers against sales...
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Join the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

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By Amy Kroin, Free Press The Trump FCC is doing everything it can to destroy the open internet — and on July 12, the internet is fighting back. On that day, companies like Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, Mozilla and reddit — along with individuals and groups like Free Press Action Fund,...
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Men: The Lead in Your Hair Dye Could Be Harming You

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By Kara Cook-Schultz and Paul Clark, U.S. PIRG Lead acetate is a substance used since the Roman Empire added it as a sweetener to food and drinks. But today we don’t drink it — we know that lead acetate can cause serious health problems. Some health risks posed include lung irritation,...
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