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Top Senate GOPer Alexander, Catering To Right, Seeks To Ax Davis-Bacon

WASHINGTON–In an obvious bid to cater to the Radical Right, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., top Republican on the panel that handles workers’ issues, launched a bid to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. Though Alexander’s bill, unveiled July 17, will go nowhere in Congress, it precedes the August Tennessee primary, where he faces a Right Wing challenger.

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Senate GOP Filibuster Kills “Bring The Jobs Home” Bill

WASHINGTON–Once again, a Senate Republican filibuster killed a pro-worker bill, the Bring The Jobs Home Act, to extend tax credits to firms which do just that. By a 54-42 vote on July 30, lawmakers tried to cut off the GOP talkathon against the Bring The Jobs Home Act. The measure would yank tax deductions from firms that off-shore U.S. jobs while extending a 20 percent federal tax credit to those that return off-shored jobs to our shores. Senators needed 60 votes to cut off the debate, and didn’t get them.

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House GOP Jams Through Budget Blueprint Over Union, Dem Dissent

WASHINGTON –Brushing aside dissent and objections from unions, workers and the Democratic minority, the House’s ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on April 10.  Democrats opposed it 193-0.  Solons then scattered for a 2-week recess. The blueprint sets priorities for legislators as they start writing actual money […]

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GOP State Legislative Leaders, Fearing Reaction Stop Right To Work Drives In Ohio, Missouri

COLUMBUS—Fearing public reaction which could hurt their party at the polls next year – symbolized by a mass May Day protest on the state Capitol lawn in Columbus, Ohio – Republican state legislative leaders in Ohio and Missouri effectively stopped drives for so-called “right to work” laws in those governing bodies.

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