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Senate Looks Poised To Pass Major Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON -- The Senate may pass bipartisan environmental legislation as soon as next week, and it's kind of a big deal. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-...

Republicans Are About To Gut Campaign Finance Rules Even Further

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are trying yet again to use the appropriations process to roll back campaign finance regulations. This time t...

Toxic Substances, Nontoxic Policy

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Each year, tens of thousands of animals are killed to test industrial chemicals. These animals suffer terribly, as harsh chemicals are rubbed into their skin, forced down their throats, and even dropped in their eyes.

Kate Sheppard

House Advances Chemical Safety Reform Bill, Teeing Up Senate Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday evening that would reform the country's principal chemical safety law, moving Co...

Jessica Schulberg

Senator Pushes For Ban On Ground Troops In War Against ISIS Before 2016 | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate in Congress over whether to authorize the ongoing war against the Islamic State drags on, one lawmaker is pushing for a mo...

Senators Visit Cuba To Drum Up More Support For Ending U.S. Travel Ban

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

By Daniel Trotta HAVANA, May 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. senator visiting Cuba said bipartisan support was gaining in Congress to lift a ban...

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

Why the American Chemistry Council Loves Tom Udall

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Washington Spectator

Congress hasn't passed a major environmental bill since 1996, when Bill Clinton signed amendments to the Clean Water Act. Now it seems that the "Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act," is moving through the Senate and might actually make it to Barack Obama's desk.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Committee Advances Chemical Safety Reforms | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would update the nation's 39-year-old law governi...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Seems Poised To Advance 'Compromise' Chemical Regulation Bill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators traded some jabs at a hearing on chemical safety legislation Wednesday, but it seems likely that the bill will advance out of t...

Kate Sheppard

Chemical Safety Bills Face Off In Senate | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of Democratic senators has introduced legislation to reform the nation's chemical safety laws, two days after a bipartisan group ...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Bill Would Overhaul U.S. Chemical Regulations | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would overhaul U.S. chemical regulations. The bill, from Sens. D...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Link Middle Class Woes To Need For Campaign Finance Reform | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, House and Senate Democrats aimed all the spotlights...

Senators Meet With American Jailed In Cuba

AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

HAVANA (AP) — Two U.S. senators expressed optimism Tuesday that Cuba will free imprisoned American government contractor Alan Gross. Sens. Jeff F...

New Mexico Senate Election Results: Tom Udall Defeats Allen Weh

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Tom Udall (D) defeated his Republican challenger Allen Weh in the New Mexico Senate election on Tuesday. Udall was first elected to the Senate...

Allen Weh Loses New Mexico Senate Race To Incumbent Tom Udall

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Allen Weh lost the New Mexico Senate race to incumbent Tom Udall (D) on Tuesday. Weh is Chief Executive Officer of CSI Aviation Inc. and...

Tom Udall Re-Elected In 2014 New Mexico Midterm Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) was re-elected to the Senate on Tuesday. Udall defeated Republican Allen Weh. Below, more updates on election news: ...

Tom Udall vs. Allen Weh Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For New Mexico Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Tom Udall vs. Allen Weh Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you!

Obama Should Send John Boehner a "Thank You" Card

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

In making his off-the-cuff statement to the Times on Thursday morning, Speaker Boehner has given the administration several more months before making that decision.

Igor Bobic

Game Of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin To Raise Funds On Behalf Of Sen. Tom Udall | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

When you play the game of thrones, you win, you die, or you raise funds. At least that is George R.R. Martin's new task, when the author of the pop...

Senate Republicans Vote to Silence Working Americans

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senate Republicans voted unanimously last week for elections that are competitions of cash, with candidates who amass the most money empowered to shout down opponents. The GOP rejected elections that are contests of ideas won by candidates offering the best concepts.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Ramp Up Dark Money Fight With Bid To Amend Constitution | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats took the first step to try and stem the flood of unregulated dark money that's swamped politics since 2010, with a firs...

Senate Democrats In Doomed Push To Limit Campaign Funds

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' fin...

Christina Wilkie

GOP Candidate Defends Using Image Of James Foley's Execution In Ad | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in New Mexico is defending an ad it released Monday that uses an image of the gru...

Stop Polluters From Putting Their Money Where Your Mouth Is

Courtney Hight | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Courtney Hight

Udall and Bennet's amendment will overturn the damaging effects of Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC that have thrown open the floodgates to a tidal wave of corrupting campaign cash. Ever since these decisions, the amount of toxic money from big polluters in our political system has skyrocketed.