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US: Congress Passes Federal Law Restricting Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims

A new law invalidating and unenforceable pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers covering allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment has passed Congress and is heading to President Joe Biden’s desk. The Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Forced Arbitration Act of 2021 amends the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to …

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If Congress Can’t Strengthen Workers’ Rights, the Administration Will Go It Alone

Earlier this month, the Biden administration laid out a roadmap to advance the rights of American workers in its Report of the Working Group on Organizing and Empowering Workers. Led by Vice President Harris and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, and made up of representatives from 20 federal agencies, the …

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AOC Democratic Socialists blame US and NATO for war in Ukraine, slammed for ‘dumb grab’

A far-left group backed by Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders has come under fire on social media for its stance on the war in Ukraine. On February 26, 2022, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) issued a statement blaming the “imperialist expansionism” of the United States for …

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Congress Passes Bill Banning Mandatory Arbitration and Class Action Waivers for Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

On February 10, 2022, the Senate adopted H.4445, the Act to End Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (the “Act”), by voice vote. The bill had previously passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 335 to 97. The White House has indicated President Biden will …

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Once a foreign policy partner, Congress fights for unity on Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Since the 1950s, when Senator Arthur Vandenberg declared that “politics stops at the water’s edge,” the titans of Congress have been key partners in American foreign policy, not as ” yes” for presidents, but as co-architects of Pax Americana and the post-WWII order. But the spiraling conflict in …

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Did US lobbyists help Vladimir Putin win in Congress? You’ll never know. –Mother Jones

Mother Jones; Dmitry Azarov/Sipa/AP; Sean Gallup/Getty Fight misinformation. Get a daily recap of important facts. Register for free Mother Jones newsletter. As Vladimir Putin threatens Ukraine, the fate of a 764-mile pipeline under the Baltic Sea has to become one of the main foreign policy concerns of the United States …

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Congress Restricts Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Assaults

Friday, February 11, 2022 A new law invalidating and unenforceable pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers covering allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment has passed Congress and is heading to President Joe Biden’s desk. The Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Forced Arbitration Act of 2021 amends the Federal …

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Congress considers how to change the Voter Count Act of 1887 after blocking voting rights

The Electoral Count Act is a murky piece of legislation that has recently come under scrutiny, a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Trump has tried to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to block certification of the 2020 …

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With Breyer’s retirement, the US Congress has lost its Supreme Court champion

Last week, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer announced he would be retiring from the United States Supreme Court after nearly 30 years. Lauren C. Bell writes that while Breyer’s departure is unlikely to change the Court’s 6-3 conservative-liberal divide, it does mean the Court will lose its member most determined to …

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Congress is trying to compete – The American Prospect

The Department of Commerce may also have emit a Bat-Signal Tuesday. An agency survey of 150 companies that deal in semiconductors found that, on average, manufacturers only have five days of supply available. Semiconductor chips are essential components in a multitude of electronic devices, from cellphones to cars, and with …

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Failed Attack Campaign Against Winter Olympics Shows US Government Incompetence

Artwork: Liu Rui/GT Sergey Naryshkin, director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, said on January 18 that the US State Department was engaged in a concerted campaign of efforts by allies, NGOs and the media to “aggressively interfere and malicious in the process of preparing for the Beijing Olympics” and “discrediting …

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Joe Biden withdraws from Congress with a reputation as a ragged negotiator

President Biden campaigned as a shrewd Senate negotiator who would bring the two sides together, but he is abandoning that model after a year of failure in the White House. Although he served 36 years in the Senate, Mr. Biden admitted after a year as president that his entire experience …

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Frankly: ‘I was attacked during the 2016 campaign simply because I was a Muslim,’ says Huma Abedin, former Hillary Clinton staffer

DUBAI: Some US politicians made Muslims the bogeyman in the 2016 election won by former President Donald Trump, a prominent American Muslim has told Arab News. Huma Abedin, chief of staff to defeated Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, said she endured calls for her investigation by a Republican congressman in …

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Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway joins Jake Corman’s campaign for governor

Mandated staff members take official portraits at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Washington, DC (Official White House photo by Stephanie Chasez) A nationally recognized pollster who was a top advisor and campaign manager to former President Donald Trump is joining State …

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One year after January 6, members of Congress from Mass. declare that democracy is still under attack

It’s been a year since Massachusetts residents and others across the country saw large numbers of people storm the United States Capitol in an attempt to overthrow the 2020 presidential election. Members of the State’s All-Democratic Congressional delegation were among those who were physically closest to the deadly violence and …

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Biparty Senate group calls for elections amid reform talks

A bipartisan group spoke on election legislation on Wednesday as Democrats push to change Senate rules so they can vote for themselves. GOP Sen. Susan collinsSusan Margaret Collins Biparty Senate group calls for elections amid reform talks US lawmakers assess new COVID-19 stimulus funding for businesses Biden’s court choices face …

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Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills Comes into Force This Week | Way of life

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced their legislation to end surprise medical bills has come into force. Cassidy and Hassan successfully enacted the No Surprises Act as part of the December 2020 government funding bill, which required the Department of Health and …

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Devin Nunes officially resigns from Congress, paving way for leadership of Trump’s social media company

WASHINGTON – Devin Nunes formalized his resignation from Congress over the weekend, paving the way for him as the head of former President Trump’s new media and technology company. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), Nunes said her resignation as a congressman was effective at 11:59 …

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Congress wants to talk to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan about January 6 insurgency, Trump Communications | Ohio News | Cincinnati

Photo: public domain Jim jordan Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan receives a special gift this Christmas. Or maybe the United States is? Investigating all aspects of the violent January 6 insurgency at the United States Capitol in Washington DC, the United States House of Representatives has requested a meeting with Jordan …

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The numbers for drug reform in Congress don’t add up

As this session of Congress draws to a close, many have been disappointed by the lack of action on important legislation. One of them is cannabis. Going forward, pro-cannabis lawmakers will ultimately have choices to make. If comprehensive cannabis legislation is dead in this Congress – and it is – …

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Progressive Democrat, pro-Trump Republican in Congress race

History of candidates from the 20th district Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, 41, from Miramar, is a lawyer and CEO of home healthcare company Trinity Healthcare Services. She unsuccessfully challenged then-US Representative Alcee Hastings in the 2018 and 2020 primaries. She won the special November 2 primary held to fill the vacancy …

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Climate groups blow up CEFTA model legislation targeting divestment from fossil fuels

More than three dozen advocacy groups responded on Monday to recent reports of a US right-wing group’s efforts to advance model legislation opposing divestment from fossil fuels by calling on state officials to ‘disown’ proposed bills and abandon the destructive climate industries. “It was only a matter of time before …

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Trump campaign lawyer wrote two memos claiming Pence could stop Biden’s win

In an unpublished second memo dated Jan.5, Ellis made a more technical legal argument that she made to Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s outside lawyers. Sekulow represented Trump in his first impeachment and in a series of legal battles during his administration, but he had minimal involvement in Trump’s election …

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US Congress Introduces Sudan Sanctions Bill to Scold Military

The US Congress on Thursday proposed legislation to sanction anyone who undermines “Sudan’s transition to democracy,” alongside a resolution condemning the October military takeover. The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs advanced the two bills by voice vote without a single objection from a member. “Make no mistake, there …

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Democrats run out of time to pass voting rights law

Racial justice leaders are warning Democrats against leaving the Senate this year without passing two landmark voting bills, as new restrictions on voting take effect in states across the country. Lately all eyes have been on Texas, where a trial tabled this week by the Justice Department claims new electoral …

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Rajasthan cabinet reshuffle: Congress leaders address the Republic ahead of swearing-in ceremony today – Oakland News Now

Oakland News Now – Rajasthan cabinet reshuffle: Congress leaders address the Republic ahead of swearing-in ceremony today – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. Rajasthan cabinet …

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Pro-Biden group to spend $ 10 million on high-profile campaign touting president’s economic agenda

Building Back Together, the pro-Biden outdoor organization that formed earlier this year with the blessing of the White House, is starting that work with a $ 10 million ad campaign to tout the infrastructure proposal across the countries, including Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – all states …

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Congress Passes $ 1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, $ 12,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Still Pending Passage

After a full day (if not months) of deliberation and negotiation, Congress approved a long-debated infrastructure bill totaling $ 1.2 trillion. The 228-206 vote convened by the United States House of Representatives early Saturday morning will put into action a vital part of President Biden’s national legislature. While 6 Democrats …

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QAnon’s Ron Watkins says he’s running for Congress

Right-wing and online conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins filed the necessary documents and on Thursday announced his intention to run for Congress in Arizona state in 2023. Watkins, one of the many conservative D-List celebrities who thrived on the sidelines of MAGA throughout Trump’s presidency and subsequent downfall, is posing as …

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