Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) today joined House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) in urging President Obama to follow the newly released recommendations of a presidential taskforce to reform National Security Agency surveillance programs to better protect Americans' civil liberties
This revelation is outrageous. The possibility of a military presence into 2024 is unacceptable. There is no military solution in Afghanistan. After 13 years and more than $778 billion invested in an unstable country and the corrupt Karzai government, its time to bring our troops and tax dollars home.
A Reuters report released this week documents shocking levels of waste within the Pentagon. The report uncovered, among other things, billions in excess inventory at the Defense Logistics Agency, orders totaling $733 million for supplies and equipment that the Pentagon already had in its warehouses, and questionable book-keeping practices that make the Pentagon essentially un-auditable.
Workplace discrimination has no place in the United States. When 17 percent of LGBT workers and 26 percent of transgender Americans report being fired or not hired for a job due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, there's a serious problem that Congress needs to address.
"Calculating benefits for Social Security beneficiaries with chained CPI isn't a reform–it's a benefit cut. Americans oppose cutting Social Security or shutting down the government to deny millions of Americans health care. They won't be
We applaud the EPA for taking meaningful steps to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, the largest stationary source in the United States. Carbon pollution produces long-term changes in climate that can have catastrophic impacts on human health and
Less than twenty-four hours after voting to cut food assistance for 3.8 million Americans, Republicans passed a bill that makes it harder for working families to find work and get affordable health care. We do not think shutting down the government and de