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Moderate Democrats Open To Lower Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Already facing heavy Republican opposition, congressional Democrats who support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour now find themselves beatin...

17th Annual LULAC Legislative Conference and Awards Gala is a Huge Success!

Brent A. Wilkes | Posted 03.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Brent A. Wilkes

The National Legislative Conference and Awards Gala is an important annual event for LULAC because it allows our members to participate in discussi...

Dave Jamieson

How A Minimum Wage Boost Could Save $46 Billion

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and ties it to inflation, it could reduce federal spending on food stamp benefits ...

Retiring Members Of Congress: We Can Do More Outside Of Washington

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took barely a year in Congress for Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod to decide that she could do more for her California constitue...

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Democrats Who Aren't Backing A Minimum Wage Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, House Democrats will undertake a procedural maneuver known as a discharge petition in hopes of forcing a vote on their min...

Dave Jamieson

Minimum Wage Hike Could Lift 900,000 Out Of Poverty But Also Cost Jobs: CBO

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office released a report Tuesday concluding that the Democrats' proposal to raise the minimum wage would reduce...

Dave Jamieson

How Clothes Sold By The U.S. Military Have 'Blood All Over Their Labels'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After American clothing brands scuttled a similar effort last year, Democrats and labor groups are trying to pressure the military into ...

Dave Jamieson

Will Restaurant Workers Get Hosed Again In A Minimum Wage Hike?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate planning to take up a bill next month that would raise the minimum wage, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that...

Saying Goodbye to Two Great Conservation Champions

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It used to be that conservation of our country's natural heritage was a bipartisan national priority. Protecting our imperiled wildlife and other natural resources was not a red or a blue issue, but a consensus issue that reflected and epitomized our core values.

Farmer John and the Cow-Flop

Carl Pope | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

As Congressman George Miller, who has led the Northern California team at water negotiating tables for decades, commented, Boehner's proposal "has little or nothing to do with water policy in the state" and everything to do with the politics of the Republican caucus.

Obama Has Surprising Foes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debates on lowering trade barriers can turn Congress upside down for Democratic presidents promoting such legislation. Business-mi...

The Last 'Lion'

Kati Haycock | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Kati Haycock

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. -- as much the "lion" of the House on education matters that Ted Kennedy was in the Senate, and, like Kennedy, a man with an enormous body of bipartisan work -- announced his planned retirement after 40 years in the House.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Won't Budge on $10.10 As New Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While they're willing to haggle over the finer points of a minimum wage hike, congressional Democrats said Tuesday that they will not lo...

Miller Retirement Could Make Andrews, For-Profit Colleges' Best Friend, Top Dem on Education

David_Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
David_Halperin

Congressman George Miller informed his staff today that he is retiring. Among many other things, this development could have implications for the long struggle by the Obama administration to hold the for-profit college industry accountable.

George Miller To Retire

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) will retire at the end of this year. Miller made the announcement on his website Monday. "This is a great institut...

The U.S. Government Uses Sweatshops, Too

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Michelle Chen

While consumers may have been shocked to learn of The Gap or Benetton's latest designs strewn amid the wreckage of "death trap" factories, they might have missed another bit of debris: the label of the U.S. government.

Dave Jamieson

How A Plan To Help Curb Garment Factory Disasters In Bangladesh Died In The U.S. Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned it may undermine their own response to recent factory disasters and cost them business, U.S. clothing makers pressured the Sen...

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education Starts Early

Constance Mourning | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Constance Mourning

From my experience with both grades, I know firsthand that the kids who have been in Pre-K are better prepared for Kindergarten. They know what it's like to be in a classroom. They have a head start on reading and math. And they just generally find school easier to navigate.

Will We Act to Save All Our Children and Our Nation's Future? We Can!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When a majority of all American fourth and eighth grade public school students can't read or do math at grade level, including almost three quarters of Black and Latino students, we are continuing to allow a system that serves and saves just a few children and starves many others.

Lawmakers Increasingly Realize Fast Track Is a Fraud

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

The Teamsters for years have been an outspoken critic of fast-track trade authorization which allows bad proposed trade agreements to move through Congress on just a quick up-or-down vote. And in the last week, we were joined by 185 House lawmakers who feel the same way.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Makes Big Move On Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind congressional Democrats' proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and peg it t...

House Passes Bill Despite W.H. Veto Threats

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House voted on Tuesday for a bill that would delay rules for brokers who pro...

Dave Jamieson

Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Even Earn $25,000 Last Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.24.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As they seek to boost the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, House Democrats joined a group of Walmart employees on Cap...

House Democrat Slams GOP 'Jihad' Against Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

House Republicans were too busy "on a jihad" against Obamacare to care about keeping the government open, one House Democrat charged on Wednesday. ...

How to Defeat Chris Christie

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Most pundits predict Gov. Chris Christie will win re-election by a landslide. But they have not factored in the election's sleeping giant: a ballot measure to raise the state's minimum wage.