Witness Wednesdays: Voices of the Unemployed

Stories from across the nation show why emergency unemployment insurance must be extended.

Senators Introduce Hide No Harm Act

New bill would ensure corporate managers are held personally accountable for covering up product and workplace hazards.

A Get-Out-of-Taxes-Free Card for Corporations

American corporations are merging with foreign companies to avoid their patriotic duty to pay taxes.

Are More Oil-by-Rail Shipments on the Way?

If the oil and gas industry has its way, an extremely hazardous type of oil could be riding the rails through your town.

Another Chemical Plant Fire in Texas

Yet another chemical plant fire in Texas highlights the need for urgent action on safety and disclosure to local communities.

TAFTA Resources

Find fact sheets and other resources on the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and its threats to our health, safety, and democracy.

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Jul 29, 2014

The Truth in Settlements Act: A Good First Step toward Ending the Tax Deduction for Corporate Fines and Settlements

When corporations commit fraud or have an accident that threatens human health or damages ...

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Jul 28, 2014

People Use Government to Stay Connected: The Post Office

A year before the Declaration of Independence was signed; the Continental Congress passed a bill establishing the national post office. Ever since, the post office has played a vital role in ...

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Jul 28, 2014

Report Finds Flaws in Small Business Advocacy Office

According to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy has failed to develop and implement procedures necessary to ensure the ...

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Jul 25, 2014

EPA Requests Public Comments on Chemical Safety Standards

On July 24, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a preview of its Request for Information (RFI) on revisions to its Risk Management Program, which tracks information and ...

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Resources & Research

Protesters Urge Agency to Stop Fracked Gas Exports

On July 13, over 1,000 protestors marched from the U.S. Capitol to the doors of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). They urged the agency to reject a proposal to ...

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The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs

The United States is facing a growing infrastructure crisis and a lingering jobs crisis. Most ...

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The Disappearing Corporate Tax Base: How to Reclaim Lost Tax Revenue to Rebuild State Budgets

American states and cities and the people who live in them are hurting. States and cities ...

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Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2014

A building block of American democracy is the idea that as citizens, we have a right to information about how our government works and what it does in our name. The Freedom ...

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