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Does Dr. Ben Carson Believe in Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing Mission?

Senators have a duty to determine whether Ben Carson believes in the mission of the department he was nominated to lead.

By Jennifer Bellamy, Katie Egan
January 11, 2017

Will Trump Nominees Commit to Banning Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination?

Senators should grill Trump nominees DeVos, Price, and Puzder on their support for discriminatory taxpayer-funded policies.

By Ian Thompson, Georgeanne M. Usova
January 9, 2017

Trump’s Pick for Homeland Security Secretary Is Inheriting a Border Agency Known for Human Rights Abuses

Congress needs to make sure Gen. Kelly will reform Customs and Border Protection to prevent civil rights abuses.

By Vicki B. Gaubeca
January 6, 2017

The ACLU Responds to the Potential Nominations of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General and Rep. Pompeo for CIA Director

Both Sen. Sessions and Rep. Pompeo have troubling records on defending and preserving Americans' fundamental rights.

By Anthony D. Romero
November 18, 2016

The Defense Bill’s Anti-LGBT Poison Pill

One of the most significant threats to the LGBT community, women, and religious liberty, we have seen in Congress in years.

By Ian Thompson
October 18, 2016

California Is a Governor’s Signature Away From Reining in Policing for Profit. The Federal Government and Other States Should Follow Its Lead.

California is close to passing a bill that would require a conviction before a person’s property could be taken by police.

By Kanya Bennett, Mica Doctoroff
September 20, 2016

Border Patrol Chief Must End Biased Policing to Restore Trust in Communities

A border resident describes what it's like to drive through Border Patrol checkpoints and be racially profiled.

By Jorge Rodríguez
September 12, 2016

New Anti-Trans Attacks Are Yet Another Reason We Must Reform RFRA

The last few weeks have once again demonstrated the need for Congress to pass the Do No Harm Act.

By Ian S. Thompson
September 2, 2016

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