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  • Committee on Ways and Means Green Book

    …. It is widely used by Members of Congress and their staffs, analysts in congressional and administrative agencies, members of the media, scholars, and citizens interested in the Nation’s social policy. For many years, the Green Book was a published report but, beginning in 2011, has been exclusively web-based. Its central feature is a selection…

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  • Obama: “I Just Took An Action To Change The Law” On Immigration

    …. The President responded with a clearly justified admonishment that they should let him speak, but he added in obvious frustration “What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law.” That is what the Administration lawyers have striven to deny. They are insisting that this was not a change in law (which…

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  • Constitution Check: Who is getting in line to sue President Obama?

    … thrust upon them by the White House. Kobach, of course, has gained national notoriety as the architect of laws in several states to impose strict new controls on undocumented immigrants – made deliberately stringent in order to encourage those immigrants to “self-deport.” The attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt, has also vowed to get involved…

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  • Add a new Defense Secretary to the nomination logjam

    … Jack Reed, a Democrat from Rhode Island, who also and a served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne and could have a quicker path to a successful nomination. In 2006, President George W. Bush was able to replace Donald Rumsfeld with Robert Gates as Defense Secretary during a lame-duck session of Congress. But eight years later, the current lame-duck…

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  • One big obstacle stands in way of House lawsuit against Obama

    … to insurance companies under the law as part of a program called cost-sharing reductions. “In challenging these actions, this case addresses fundamental issues regarding limits of Executive power under our constitutional form of government, and the continued viability of the separation of powers doctrine upon which ‘the whole American fabric has…

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  • Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education

    … Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education “In recent years, a number of high-profile incidents of sexual violence at institutions of higher education (IHEs) have heightened congressional and administration scrutiny of the policies and procedures that IHEs currently have in place to address campus sexual violence and how these policies…

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  • Foreclosure Fraud?

    … banks such Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan and others. I am stunned and appalled by the fact that America’s biggest banks have played fast and loose with people’s biggest asset – their homes. This is disgusting, and this is criminal.” Nation of Change It has been almost 7 years since the financial markets failed and yet the foreclosure…

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  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress

    … “The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed regional free trade agreement (FTA) being negotiated among the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. U.S. negotiators and others describe and envision the TPP as a “comprehensive and high-standard” FTA that aims…

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  • Investigative Report – Why Mass Shootings Keep Happening

    … “SINCE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, according to the START terrorism database, there have been twenty lethal terrorist attacks in the United States, resulting in the deaths of forty-six people. There have been, at most, a handful of assassinations. According to the FBI, from 2001 to 2011, there have been nearly 250 mass shootings, defined as the death…

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  • HOUSE FILES CHALLENGE OVER THE CHANGES TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

    … Today, we filed our complaint United States House of Representatives v. Burwell, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The House’s complaint contains eight counts concerning constitutional and statutory violations of law related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are a myriad…

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