Congress Urges Action on Mexico Turtle Deaths
US Congress calling for halt to thousands of endangered sea turtle deaths in Baja Mexico fishery Rep. Jared Huffman and 12 House members urged Obama officials to pressure Mexico to immediately end the needless drownings of Pacific loggerhead sea turtles in a Baja California fishery -- a global hot spot for turtle bycatch.
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Best of 2013: SOPA dopes
Contra Forbes , and via Instapundit , an article in The Hill describing the post-traumatic stress being experienced in Washington with respect to SOPA : Nearly a year after a wave of online protests killed two anti-piracy bills, lawmakers are skittish about moving forward with legislation aimed at cracking down on websites that illegally distribute ... (more)
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Retransmission Fees and Blackouts Targeted in Two Separate Bills Before Congress
The CHOICE or "Consumers Have Options in Choosing Entertainment" Act, introduced by California Representatives Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren , would ask the FCC to force interim carriage of a TV station during a retrans negotiation impasse and would allow consumers to opt out of paying for TV stations that elect retransmission consent.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Putting Rudolph Back on the Air
If TV blackouts are costing you your chance to watch Miracle on 34th Street , Rep. Anna Eshoo thinks you'll like her latest bill.
Overnight Tech: Dot could save Wheeler on in-flight calls
THE LEDE : Tom Wheeler probably didn't plan on becoming embroiled in controversy in his first few weeks as FCC chairman.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
174 House Democrats Signed a Letter Demanding a Vote on Long-Term UI Extension. Who Hasn't Signed?
The Murray-Ryan budget deal presented last night, as you probably already know, does not include an extension of unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Secret TPP intellectual property agreement misses deadline
Negotiators on a secret trade treaty, which includes controversial intellectual property proposals, could not meet their year-end deadline for an agreement this week at Singapore.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
The Huffington Post
Deal or No Deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Congress Weighs in
The U.S. Trade Representative and trade ministers from the 11 other nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement have just left for their weekend meeting in Singapore, where they hope to be able to announce that a final deal on the controversial trade pact has been reached.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Don't Rush into a TPP Deal in Singapore
They Vow to Block Any Pact Without Enforceable Labor and Environmental Standards, Currency Disciplines or that Includes Patent or Copyright Extensions Senior Democratic members of Congress said Thursday the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is dead on arrival in Congress if it doesn't meet their demands to protect American workers ... (more)
Thu Dec 05, 2013
US House Passes Patent Reform Legislation
The US House today passed legislation to reform the patent system, aiming to stop broadly written patents and so-called "trolls" who submit applications in the hopes of later capitalizing on hefty licensing fees.
Senior Democrats To Obama: TPP Dead In Current Form
The Trans Pacific Partnership is another putrid so-called "free trade" deal. All these NAFTa-style agreements are a core reason behind the collapse of the middle class across the world.
House votes 325-91 to pass Innovation Act, first anti-patent-troll bill
The Innovation Act, a bill with measures aimed to stop "patent troll" lawsuits, passed the US House of Representatives this morning on a 325-91 vote.
The Raw Story
Black Republican: What has Obama done for the Black community?
A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee deflected criticism over the party's public statement regarding Rosa Parks on Wednesday by trying to paint the Affordable Care Act as a problem for the Black community, which he suggested has been ignored by President Barack Obama and his Democratic party.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Fri Nov 29, 2013
39 Members of Congress Join UAW to Stop Devastating Cuts to Science Programs
UAW represents 10,000 postdoctoral researchers and academic student employees at the University of California and the University of Washington Berkeley CALIFORNIA Two United Auto Worker locals announced that 39 members of the House of Representatives have joined their effort to stop the Sequester, the disastrous budgeting policy that ... (more)
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Immigration Reform Rally Held in San Jose
About 100 people attended a rally in San Jose Wednesday morning with a symbolic Thanksgiving Day feast to call attention to families being separated by deportations and the need to reform current U.S. immigration laws.
Congress Members Urge President To Issue Strong Protections To...
On the heels of a damning study finding that sexual assault incidents against immigrant detainees are under-reported in federal detention centers, a dozen bipartisan Congressional members urged the President to enforce strong measures to prevent immigrants placed in detention centers from sexual abuse and assault.
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Thu Nov 21, 2013
Capps Blasts Covered California Decision to Reject 'Grandfathering' Fix
Rep. Lois Capps , D-Santa Barbara, released the following statement Thursday regarding Covered California's decision to reject President Barack Obama's request that the state allow insurance companies to continue selling policies that were in effect as of Jan. 1 to their current customers in 2014: "I am disappointed state leaders have decided to ... (more)
Ex-Congressman Warned Khanna Against Challenging Honda
Former Rep. Pete Stark, the 20-term Democrat ousted last year, warned attorney Ro Khanna against challenging Rep. Michael M. Honda, D-Calif., this cycle.