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What You Need to Know About the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services Bill

While we continue to marshal our efforts protecting the Affordable Care Act, HRC is also fighting for the money needed to maintain the landmark health law, and for many other vital health care programs. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations...Show More Summary

Protecting our children from climate change might take more than just cutting emissions

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Negative emissions to make a positive change. Today’s children will suffer the most if we don’t act on climate change. Pexels Rarely is a negative seen as a positive. But a new study in the journal Earth System Dynamics argues that negative emissions might be our only hope. Led by James...

The First Amendment Protects the Right to Boycott Israel

Opinions on the Mideast conflict aside, the right to boycott is one of the brightest stars in our constitutional firmament. Earlier this week, the ACLU sent a letter to members of Congress opposing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bill...Show More Summary

Maryland plans lawsuit against EPA under Clean Air Act

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration has announced plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take required action under the Clean Air Act. Department of the Environment … Click to Continue »

Did anyone expect the party of 'repeal and replace' to have good ideas on healthcare?

To the editor: During Barack Obama’s presidency, the Republican- controlled House passed bills repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act more than 50 times. Their party won state and local elections across the nation with the mantra of “repeal and replace.” (“Most Americans — and...

Here is the draft of a new ‘DREAM Act’ that Trump is already rejecting

A new bipartisan immigration push would go even further than previous failed reform efforts to provide rights and protections to undocumented people brought to America as children. In direct opposition … Click to Continue »

Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act Would Grant Basic Humanity to Women in Prison

4 days agoNews : Truthdig

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker’s bill would protect the prison system’s most vulnerable and fastest-growing group.

Google's safeguard against rogue Android apps is now available

Google is acting on its promise to further guard your Android phone against rogue apps. The company tells us that it's rolling out its Play Protect home screen to every Android device running Google Mobile Services 11 or newer. If you...Show More Summary

GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities. The bills come as a federal...Show More Summary

HRC Applauds Reintroduction of the Do No Harm Act

Yesterday, Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Do No Harm Act, which would clarify that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is intended to protect religious freedom without allowing...Show More Summary

Suicide Act breaches human right to dignity, high court told

Lawyer for terminally ill Noel Conway, who is attempting to legalise assisted dying, says 1961 act should be declared illegal The 1961 Suicide Act breaches human rights protecting dignity and personal autonomy and should be declared illegal, the high court has been told. Show More Summary

The “Civil Rights Uniformity Act” Is Trying to Write Trans People Out of Civil Rights Protections

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

This House bill wants to forbid the federal government from protecting trans folks under existing civil rights laws like Title IX, the Fair Housing Act, and the Affordable Care Act.

Protections for sick Americans, once declared sacrosanct, now on chopping block in Obamacare repeal bills

President Trump and congressional Republicans, despite repeated pledges to preserve sick Americans’ access to health coverage, are poised to scrap this core insurance protection in their campaign to roll back the Affordable Care Act. Both the House GOP bill that passed in May and the revised Senate...

“Common Cause Sues to Protect Voters Under Privacy Act

Release: The nonpartisan good government watchdog group Common Cause filed suit today to protect the privacy rights of voters, specifically seeking to prevent “the unlawful collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of the sensitive and personal voting data of millions of Americans,” by … Continue reading ?

Republicans reneging on 'we'll keep pre-existing conditions protections' promise

Campaign Action Remember when Republicans—from popular vote loser Donald Trump on down—were promising that all the protections for people with pre-existing conditions created under the Affordable Care Act would be preserved? So much for that. As recently as two weeks ago, aides said members were surprised and angry to learn that Sen. Show More Summary

What Does the Truth in Lending Act Do For You?

The Truth in Lending Act protects mortgage borrowers. It ensures these borrowers receive fair treatment. It oversees the disclosures, advertisements, and notifications consumers receive. In short, it regulates how lenders run their business. Show More Summary

Border Patrol Agents Cannot View Your Cloud Data

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are not allowed to access or view consumer data that is stored in the cloud, such as social networks and email. The agency admitted as much in a letter sent by acting commissioner Kevin McAleenan to Sens. Show More Summary

Right to curse out one’s boss on Facebook

“It’s been two years since the NLRB determined that section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act protected an employee’s profanity laced Facebook rant simply because he ended it with a pro union message. I held out hope that the court...Show More Summary

A new theory about fluorescent coral

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

It has been known for some time that some shallow-water corals use fluorescence as a protective mechanism:...the pink and purple fluorescence in shallow waters act as a kind of sunscreen. The fluorescent pigments absorb damaging wavelengths...Show More Summary

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