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House Dems to Obama’s Trade Rep: Write Enforceable Labor Rights into Trans-Pacific Pact

WASHINGTON –The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact must include enforceable labor rights in its text, an overwhelming majority of House Democrats told the Obama administration’s U.S. Trade Representative on May 29.  And even if it does, the leaders of the group say, the TPP still faces tough sledding on Capitol Hill. The warning drew high praise from Communications Workers […]

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The Continued Fight Against Sequestration

The Continued Fight Against Sequestration

On Oct. 16, 2013, President Obama signed legislation approved by Congress to end a 16-day government shutdown. The deal funded the government through Jan. 15, 2014, and raised the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling until Feb. 7,2014, thus avoiding a potentially disastrous default in late October 2013. The end of the shutdown sent hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers back […]

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151 Dem Lawmakers to Obama: No to Fast Track

WASHINGTON—One hundred and fifty-one House Democrats – three of every four — mobilized by influential Reps. George Miller, D-Calif., and Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., told Democratic President Barack Obama on Nov. 13 that they will not vote for “fast track” trade negotiating authority for him. Their letter is important because Obama seeks fast track, now called Trade Promotion Authority, so he […]

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Over Labor, Dem Opposition, House Narrowly Oks Anti-NLRB Bill

WASHINGTON —Over labor and Democratic opposition, the GOP-run House narrowly approved legislation (HR1120) to try to shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). But the measure, passed 219-209 on the afternoon of April 12, has virtually no chance in the Democratic-run Senate and Democratic President Barack Obama’s Office of Management and Budget has already declared it would recommend he […]

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