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In The Public Interest: Pell Grant Cut Would Lead to Massive Financial Aid Disruptions

Rich Williams | Posted 06.06.2011 | College
Rich Williams

As Congress continues to debate a long-term budget plan for FY11, a proposed $5.7 billion cut to Pell Grant funding is still on the table. Beyond the dollars and cents, cutting Pell Grants has real consequences.

Amanda Terkel

Global Family Planning Funding Threatened By GOP Budget Cuts | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans continue to push for sweeping cuts amidst federal budget talks, women's rights advocates worry the threat to internation...

The Right Priorities for Our Working Families

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.29.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Instead of marginalizing women, Congress must get to work on policies that can foster job creation and fuel economic growth. It's time to focus on solutions, not just for the fortunate few, but for every American.

What Are They Thinking?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Activities like tsunami warning systems are the heart of the logic behind a strong national government. Yet these "general welfare programs" are routinely disparaged as "out-of-control federal spending."

Will Organized Labor Rally For Science... and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.

Time to Hit the Budget Reset Button

Sen. Charles E. Schumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Charles E. Schumer

There's just one week to go before the current budget agreement expires. If a new agreement is not found, we face the prospect of something no one wants: a government shutdown.

Republican Budget Bill Destroys Jobs and Puts Americans at Grave Risk

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

The fight is not over. As this bill, filled with sweeping cuts, goes to the Senate, we will continue to push back the GOP's efforts to hurt the most vulnerable and needy citizens.

The Third-Worst Legislative Act in History

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

No, HR 1 as passed by the House last week is not the worst bill in human or even American history. (The worst legislation ever has to be the vote by t...