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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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Turn Back The Clock: Senate Republicans Unveil Anti-Worker Labor Law Rewrite

WASHINGTON—Making good on a GOP promise during the latest Senate debate over the National Labor Relations Board’s powers – and shoring up their Right Wing credentials with the Tea Party — 24 Republicans introduced legislation in late November to, in many respects, turn back the clock on U.S. labor law. The so-called Employee Rights Act would, among other things, outlaw […]

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Congress Fails to Avoid Shutdown

Congress Fails to Avoid Shutdown

Because members of Congress were unable to perform the most basic function that they were elected to do, and pledged to do when they were sworn into office, it is ultimately our nation’s students who may suffer the most.

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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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