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They’re at It Again. To No One’s Surprise, the Senate’s Health Care Repeal Bill Is Awful.

The Graham-Cassidy bill is devastating to programs that serve millions, particularly women and people with disabilities.

By Georgeanne M. Usova, Vania Leveille
September 20, 2017

Jeff Sessions Is Dismantling the Justice Department’s Community Policing Initiative When We Need It Most

The program wasn’t federal intrusion. Local police asked for it to improve relations with the communities they serve.

By Kanya Bennett
September 18, 2017

6 Questions for Trump’s EEOC Nominees: Will LGBT, Disability, and Women's Rights Be Protected?

Workers need the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to keep defending their rights.

By Brian Tashman
September 18, 2017

Congress and Trump Administration Stomp on an Obama-Era Equal Pay Initiative

We need to preserve pay data to begin to achieve true equality in the workplace.

By Vania Leveille
September 14, 2017

The House Tells Sessions’ Justice Department It Will Not Stand for Civil Asset Forfeiture

In a bipartisan vote, the House voted to rein in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resurrection of abusive forfeiture rules.

By Kanya Bennett
September 13, 2017

The Pentagon Can’t Stop the Trans Ban. Now It’s Time for Congress and the Courts to Act.

Gen. Jim Mattis is studying how to implement the ban, not whether to institute it.

By Ian Thompson
September 13, 2017

Trump’s Tweets Threaten North Korea, but Only Congress Can Declare War

The Constitution couldn’t be any clearer. The president can’t take the nation to war without congressional authorization.

By Christopher Anders
September 8, 2017

Congress Wants to Change the Americans With Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People With Disabilities

The so-called ADA Education and Reform Act is bad news for people with disabilities, and we must stop it in its tracks.

By Tyler Ray, Vania Leveille
September 6, 2017

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