The Republican Congress has bottled up bills that could prevent disenfranchisement of African-Americans and other minorities as part of their effort to retain control of Congress.
Chief Justice John Roberts halted a federal judge’s order that invalidated a Federal Election Commission regulation that has allowed donors to dark-money groups to be anonymous.
“Common sense compels the conclusion that a notice that does not specify when and where to appear for a removal proceeding is not a ‘notice to appear,’ ” wrote Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
McDowell consulted “a transmission person, as well as the maintenance people at the local Penske Truck group and the U-Haul down the street” but no engineers, according to the lawsuit.
The Trump administration is continuing its war against unions by trying to make it harder for lowly paid home healthcare workers to pay union dues.
Red wolves, once found across the eastern United States, are now perhaps the most endangered mammal on the planet, rarer than the world’s 2,000 Bengal tigers.
The Trump administration took down online records about abusive animal breeders, and now they’re considering ending an online complaint database about illegal fees…
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is being stacked by Trump appointees, voted unanimously to give companies a year to comply with the new standards.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is giving toy manufacturers more time to comment on guidelines to help protect our nation’s children from dangerous toys.
“Sound policy would not make it easier for U.S. gun manufacturers who made the assault weapons used in the mass shootings at Sandy Hook, Pulse nightclub, Las Vegas, and Parkland to sell them to international buyers”
Trump’s OSHA has started enforcing a watered-down safety standard on beryllium, a toxic metal that slowly damages the lungs and kills about 100 people a year.
The proposed farm bill could nullify bans by Arkansas and other states on dicamba, the pesticide that damaged an estimated 3.6 million acres of soybeans across the country.
Mick Mulvaney, who is supposed to be enforcing federal regulations to protect the most vulnerable among us, is instead asking Congress to weaken the bureau by giving Congress control of its funding and mandating that the bureau’s major rules need Congressional approval. Mulvaney is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee…
The Trump administration is trying to rush through a review of the Pebble Mine in Alaska with some public hearings not even having microphones for speakers. Also, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has stripped the regional EPA office of its power to make decisions on a permit the mine will need.
Pruitt’s proposal could allow groundwater monitoring requirements to be suspended. He announced the proposed changes March 1, a day before the deadline for power plant operators to release information about groundwater contamination that showed contamination near more than 70 coal-fired power plants and ash dumps from Alaska to Virginia.
Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is expected this week to take a step to sabotage fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks negotiated under former President Barack Obama by saying those rules are too strict. The standards could be for vehicles made from 2021 to 2025. Our country’s cars, trucks, planes, trains and boats now produce more carbon dioxide that is making our planet hotter than the electric power sector does.
The proposal said the changes could reduce the amount hogs contaminated with Salmonella bacteria that cause food poisoning, but a similar system for killing chickens resulted in one USDA inspector looking at as many as three birds a second and more chicken slaughter plants failing the agency’s standards for salmonella.
Zinke, who grew up in Whitefish, Mont., likes to talk about how hunters and people who fish help conservation. As Montana’s representative in the U.S. House, he received $79,068 from gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association during the 2016 election cycle, second only in the House to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)
Perez became a permanent resident in 1989 and said he mistakenly thought he became a citizen because of his military service. He served half of a 15-year prison sentence after he was pleaded guilty to distributing less than 100 grams of cocaine. After his release from prison in September 2016, he was turned over to ICE and sent to a Wisconsin detention center to await deportation.