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Every Senate Democrat Backs Sweeping Campaign Finance, Voting Rights and Ethics Reform Bill
Sen. Tom Udall's (D-N.M.) bill is a companion to the For The People Act passed by the House in March.
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Tom Udall To Introduce Senate Campaign Finance, Voting Rights And Ethics Reform Bill
The bill is a companion to House Democrats’ sweeping reform proposal.
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In Senate Hot Seat, Scott Pruitt Dodges Questions Over Mounting Scandals
The EPA chief's ego and lavish spending have made him and the agency “a laughingstock," said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).
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Trump's NASA Pick Skewered For Climate Change Denial, Divisive Past At Hearing
One senator called nominee Jim Bridenstine's behavior "as extreme as any" he'd seen in Washington.
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Senators Seek To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide That Trump's EPA Chief Refused To
By Emily Flitter, Reuters
A leading organization of pediatricians warned in June that the continued use of chlorpyrifos "puts all children at risk."
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Democrats Look To Close Conflict-Of-Interest Loophole Linked To Betsy DeVos
New bill would require nominees to disclose "dark money" they've donated or solicited.
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Here's How Every Senate Democrat Plans To Vote On Neil Gorsuch
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick is getting his confirmation vote this week. It's gonna be messy.
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New Chair Of Senate Indian Affairs Committee Wanted DAPL Protests Shut Down
Sen. John Hoeven is an odd choice for a job dedicated to helping Native American communities.
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Dem Senator Calls On Barack Obama To Defend Standing Rock Protesters
"Tribal rights and interests have taken a back seat for far too long in our nation," Tom Udall says.
Divest to Invest: The New Global Movement
Marcia G. Yerman
Writer on women's issues, human rights, environment and culture
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The Passion of Arts Advocates Driving Change: Kennedy, U.S. Lawmakers, and You
Robert L. Lynch
President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
During my career, I have been lucky to meet and work with doers like Kennedy, including his brother Senator Ted Kennedy, working
Senators Push For More Equipment Oversight To Combat Youth Sports Concussions
The bill would allow a crackdown on companies that falsely claim their helmets can prevent injuries.
Unhappy Anniversary, Democracy... But Together We Can Fix You
Sen. Tom Udall
Six years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court created a Wild West of campaign finance regulations. With their decision in
, five justices set the stage for a flood of secret special interest money trying to buy elections nationwide.
Senate Looks Poised To Pass Major Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law
Wait! Bipartisan environmental legislation is happening in Congress!
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Republicans Are About To Gut Campaign Finance Rules Even Further
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has long been the most vocal opponent of campaign finance regulation in Congress.
Toxic Substances, Nontoxic Policy
President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
Each year, tens of thousands of animals are killed to test industrial chemicals. These animals suffer terribly, as harsh chemicals are rubbed into their skin, forced down their throats, and even dropped in their eyes.
House Advances Chemical Safety Reform Bill, Teeing Up Senate Vote
Richard Denison, the lead senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said that the group welcomes the House action
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