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Exercising Restraint in Schools

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 11.02.2014 | Education
Bill Lichtenstein

The controversy surrounding the use of physical restraints and seclusion rooms in schools has exploded and resonated across the country from Hawaii to Massachusetts.

Congressional Investigators: Feds Need To Better Track Sex Abuse In Schools

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agencies aren't doing enough to track incidents of sexual abuse committed by school personnel and should better educate di...

There Are Few Congressional No Brainers -- This is One

Angela Jamene | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Angela Jamene

HR 1981: Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013 is not getting a lot of press. I believe that is partly because of how few kno...

Still a Terrifying Way to Discipline Children: One Year Later

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 02.22.2014 | Education
Bill Lichtenstein

One year ago, I wrote an article for the New York Times exposing the use of physical restraints and isolation rooms with students in schools across th...

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. ...

Dave Jamieson

Dem Rips Gap, Walmart For Dodging Factory Safety Agreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. congressman who visited garment factories in Bangladesh earlier this week had harsh words for the U.S. clothing brands that have ...

Minimum Wage Increase Rejected By House Republicans

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

House Republicans voted unanimously against raising the federal minimum wage Friday. A proposal by Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) to raise the feder...

Focus On The "Essential Benefits Package" In Obamacare Now!

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The time is now to stop debating the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to begin influencing the parts that will directly impact you and your family.

Rick Perry President? A Primer on What a Texas Governor's Presidency Can Do For You and the Oil Industry

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Would a Perry presidency be tempted to follow in this predecessor's footsteps? Given the incestuous interrelationship between Texas politics and oil, in many ways the Bush presidency becomes a cautionary tale.

Lucia Graves

House To Vote Wednesday On Child Nutrition Bill, Cuts To Food Stamps Possible

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) were joined by other Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday in calling ...

If only children could vote. (VIDEO)

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

50 million people. According to the USDA, that's how many people are facing hunger, right here in our own communities. And more than 17 million of ...

Calling for the Creation of Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As America heads inexorably towards its tenth year of war in Afghanistan, it is clear that the end of this, America's longest war, is nowhere in sight.

Obesity Tied to America's Physical and Financial Health

Penny Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Penny Lee

Obesity is inextricably linked to our health --emotional, physical and financial. If we are going to fix our nation's economy, we literally cannot afford to ignore it.

Deepest Condolences to Families of West Virginia Mine Victims

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

Every day, miners show up for their shift knowing that there is a chance they may not return to their families. On a warm afternoon last Monday, the world was reminded of these dangers.

Root Cause of Voters' Revolt: Congress, Obama, GOP Ignore 11 Million Jobless

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The revolt across the political landscape on Tuesday against incumbents wasn't just an attack against the Washington establishment, but ...

Include Student Loan Reform in Reconciliation

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

We can reform the student loan program by taking wasteful subsides to banks, and redeeming the savings for millions of families and students who want a shot at attending college.

Recovery Act: Saving and Creating Jobs, Laying the Foundation for Economic Growth

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

Too many workers continue to lose their jobs or have trouble finding new ones. Our work will not end until every American in need of a job can find one. The Recovery Act was a successful first step towards that end.

Nothing Is More Important Than Keeping Kids Safe in School

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

Today, the Committee on Education and Labor considered the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rod...

How HR 4247 Could Affect Your Child

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Two cases reported by the GAO are revealing. In one case a Florida teacher's aide gagged and duct-taped children as young as 6 for misbehaving.

New Benefits Make Student Loan Repayment More Manageable and Affordable for Millions

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. George Miller

In this economy, every little bit of help counts. For the class of 2009, these benefits may be just the graduation gift they've been waiting for.

Duncan is Smart Choice for Education Secretary

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

Arne recognizes the seismic shift happening in education -- he knows first-hand that real change requires real leadership.

Principles to Preserve and Strengthen 401(k)s in the 111th Congress

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. George Miller

The Wall Street Journal is needlessly creating fear among Americans rightly worried about their retirement security by misrepresenting my efforts to strengthen workers' retirement savings.