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Damaging “SECURE Energy Act” Threatens Marine Mammals and Ocean Economy

Congress is considering a bill that would advance oil and gas development by taking away multiple vital environmental protections and regulations, including parts of the Marine Mammal Protection Act! Please contact your representatives in Congress to urge them to protect our iconic coastal and marine areas.

Senate Democrat is about to take the brakes off predatory payday lenders

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Back in July, Senator Mark Warner [D-VA, @MarkWarner, 202-224-2023] introduced S.1642 - The Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act of 2017, which bans states from capping the interest rates charged by payday lenders who serve poor and vulnerable people, so long as the payday lenders partner with a national bank. (more…)

Former national security leaders warn Congress that 'time is running out' to protect Dreamers

Former top national security officials wrote a letter urging Congress to pass the Dream Act in the upcoming spending bill, before time runs out. Young immigrants known as "Dreamers" will soon begin losing work authorization and protection...Show More Summary

GOP resurrects bill exempting rent-to-own from consumer act

Wisconsin Republicans are trying again to exempt rent-to-own businesses from the state's consumer protection act. The act requires rent-to-own companies to disclose their interest rates. Rep. Warren Petryk and Sen. … Click to Contin...

Surfrider Sends ‘Notice of Intent to Sue’ to Enforce Clean Water Act Protections in Lake Michigan

The Surfrider Foundation has taken the first steps in a lawsuit against U.S. Steel Corporation over repeated Clean Water Act violations at their Portage, Indiana facility.

NAM Leads Industry Effort Calling on Congress to Fix Immigration System and Protect DACA Recipients

The administration announced in early September that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be rescinded and called on Congress to act in order to address the issue.... The post NAM Leads Industry Effort Calling on Congress to Fix Immigration System and Protect DACA Recipients appeared first on Shopfloor.

Have you been reported under the Sunshine Act?

The Sunshine Act is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010.  This act went into effect in August of 2013 and requires the full disclosure of any payments (or transfers of value, i.e., lunches and dinners) made to physicians from pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. The spirit of the act […]

Brazil Committee Votes Overwhelmingly to Ban All Abortions, “It’s a Diabolical and Destructive Act

A Brazilian legislative committee passed a bill to protect unborn babies from abortion in all cases Wednesday, despite pressure on the South American country to expand its abortion laws. The Daily Caller reports the bill passed by an overwhelming majority in an 18-1 vote. It would amend the constitution and recognize unborn babies’ right to […]

House GOPers push Ryan to act on 'Dreamer' immigrant protections

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Nearly two dozen House Republicans pressed Paul Ryan to act quickly on legislation that would protect some 800,000 "Dreamers."

Nurses testify on being forced to do abortions: ‘I still have nightmares’

The Conscience Protection Act of 2017 would provide legal recourse for healthcare workers who refuse to participate in an abortion.

John Kelly reportedly pressured the Homeland Security chief to end Honduran immigrants' protected status

The Homeland Security Department decided on Monday to extend the temporary protected status of thousands of Hondurans in the US. White House chief of staff John Kelly was reportedly frustrated by the decision, calling the acting Homeland...Show More Summary

20 GOP House members urge Speaker Ryan to act on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen House Republicans on Thursday pressed Speaker Paul Ryan to act quickly on legislation that would protect some 800,000 young immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children. The lawmakers...Show More Summary

Senate committee passes bill to stop online sex trafficking - CNET

An amendment to the Communications Decency Act aims to protect victims by allowing law enforcement to crack down on sites like Backpage.com.

This Day in Labor History: November 8, 1970

On November 8, 1970, Congress approved the Reorganization Acts Amendment that laid the groundwork for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Despite what nearly a half-century of right-wing and pro-business propaganda has claimed, the EPA was an openly pro-worker act, not a job destroyer. The need for the EPA was nearly undeniable. The nation’s […]

Jury Sides with 5Pointz Artists in Lawsuit Over Destroyed Graffiti

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

If the judge in the case follows suit, the verdict could set a remarkable precedent for the protection of graffiti and street art under the Visual Artists Rights Act. The post Jury Sides with 5Pointz Artists in Lawsuit Over Destroyed Graffiti appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Well Said: Religion, Prayer, and Bubbles of Protection

This quote has been coming to mind repeatedly as one violent act after another are committed upon innocents. I am emotionally reeling and the worst thing is that I last posted this quote in July 2017 for the same reason. However, it continues to give me much needed perspective. Show More Summary

Trump Administration To End Protections For Nicaraguan Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security's acting secretary could not come to a decision about what to do with Hondurans

FSMA whistleblower clause protects those who report problems

Before the Food Safety Modernization Act, no protection from retaliation existed for privately employed food and agriculture workers who took action because of concerns about food safety. Section 402 is the FSMA’s answer to that problem. Show More Summary

Microsoft files suit against US Government in defence of Dreamers

In September Microsoft said that they would exercise their legal rights to help protect their employees who are Dreamers (ie. came to USA illegally as minors) escape deportation after the government’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Show More Summary

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