Making Worker Protections Real During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Karla Walter, Center for American Progress Federal lawmakers are working around the clock to ensure that the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis does not cause widespread and lasting consequences—debating policies ranging from direct relief to workers and corporate bailouts, to...
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EPA Shouldn’t Use Coronavirus as an Excuse to Look the Other Way on Pollution

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By David Flores, Center for Progressive Reform With all the talk of the “new normal” brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, we cannot lose sight of how government policies and heavy industry continue to force certain populations and communities into a persistent existential...
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Cordray to ‘Oblivious’ CFPB: ‘Shield’ Families From Economic Harms

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Rich Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and author of a new book on his six years at its helm, today issued a powerful memo to its current director, Kathy Kraninger, urging her to stop “relaxing” duties on financial...
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Trump Administration Finalizes Car Rule as Handout to Fossil Fuel Industry

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Earlier this week, the administration rolled back fuel economy and emissions standards. It was such a bad idea that even their own analysis showed that it would cause $10-20 billion in net harm to the American people. So you might be aski...
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