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Workplace Safety Violation Fines

Workplace safety violations will trigger stiffer fines. The recent budget law contains a little-noticed provision that jacks up the penalties imposed by OSHA…

Occupational Safety and Health Admin by up to 80%. 59 more words


Illinois peeps, check out - Giving Billions to the Rich

Congress is once again considering a package that will provide special, unneeded tax breaks for corporations.. via NYT Opinion http://ift.tt/1PJlGvW


Huge Arts Education Win in Congress | Americans for the Arts Action Fund


Huge Arts Education Win in Congress Today

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015

For arts education proponents, Thanksgiving came early this year.

In the midst of the biggest shakeup of federal education law in over a decade, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) successfully added an amendment today to the rewrite of the nation’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) legislation that will integrate the arts into STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math).


Rep. Blumenauer, Other Members Urge President Obama to Find New Leadership for DEA

Washington, DC (November 19, 2015) – Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), joined by Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Sam Farr (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Jim McDermott (D-WA), sent a… 253 more words



The man I love recently described the sliding scale of social justice by its two extremes. There are the forces that serve as torch throwers, starting house fires that may do damage but inherently draw attention and awareness to social issues. 1,128 more words


Critics slam Elise Labott over tweet

CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott tweeted a link to CNN’s reporting reporting about a House bill that passed that would suspend the program allowing Syrians and Iraqis into the US, as reported by CNN. 89 more words


House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House ignored a veto threat by President Barack Obama on Thursday and overwhelmingly approved Republican legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States, a stinging rebuke to the president by Republicans and his fellow Democrats. 588 more words

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