As jobless claims continue to spike—with millions of new claims being filed every week—millions of Americans are finding themselves unable to pay their bills. This is especially true for low-income families, which are more likely to pay higher rates for basic utilities, including electricity and heat.
"President Donald Trump’s absolute abdication of international responsibility and leadership is now unequivocally apparent.
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The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report racial, ethnic, and other demographic data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, and fatality rates, and provide a summary of the final statistics and a report to Congress within 60 days after the end of the public health emergency. The legislation comes as reports across the United States poin
The Environmental Justice for All Act is the product of a multi-year collaborative effort based on extensive public feedback and serious engagement with hundreds of environmental justice groups. A public draft of the bill received several hundred written comments from environmental justice leaders and everyday Americans, and was improved it based on their feedback.
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April 13, 2020
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) have written to Barr on three prior occasions regarding coronavirus in federal prisons. To date, the Members have not received adequate responses.
In a letter to House Leadership, the lawmakers recognized that choices being made during this response will shape society and policy making for years, if not decades, to come and without consideration policymakers risk exacerbating interrelated crises of income and wealth inequality, racism, and ecological decline.
The five principles outlined by the lawmakers are:
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