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350.org on the Senate Cloture Vote for Gorsuch

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:06
350.org

Today, the U.S. Senate enacted the so-called “nuclear option” and voted on cloture for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who is a friend of Big Oil executives and a foe to workers, the disabled, and the climate.

In response, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Senate’s Historic and Hypocritical Dismantling of Supreme Court Confirmation Process

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:41
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following the Senate’s move to lower the 60-vote threshold to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States:

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Senate’s Historic and Hypocritical Dismantling of Supreme Court Confirmation Process

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:41
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following the Senate’s move to lower the 60-vote threshold to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States:

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Earthjustice Statement on Senate Vote Overriding Minority Opposition to Judge Gorsuch

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:38
Earthjustice

Today, Republicans voted to change the Senate rules to override Democratic opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen:

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Earthjustice Statement on Senate Vote Overriding Minority Opposition to Judge Gorsuch

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:38
Earthjustice

Today, Republicans voted to change the Senate rules to override Democratic opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen:

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Represents a Threat to West Texas Safety and National Energy Security

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:31
Food & Water Watch

A new report on the Trans-Pecos natural gas pipeline exposes the web of Wall Street and international financial interests bankrolling the project with the expectation of immense profit-taking if and when the pipeline comes to fruition.

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Represents a Threat to West Texas Safety and National Energy Security

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:31
Food & Water Watch

A new report on the Trans-Pecos natural gas pipeline exposes the web of Wall Street and international financial interests bankrolling the project with the expectation of immense profit-taking if and when the pipeline comes to fruition.

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Maryland Legislature Rescinds Call for Dangerous Constitutional Convention in the Face of Nationwide Special Interests Push

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:22
Common Cause

Today the Maryland legislature voted to protect every Americans’ constitutional rights by rescinding its calls for a dangerous Article V constitutional convention. State lawmakers cited the threat of a “runaway convention,” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.

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Maryland Legislature Rescinds Call for Dangerous Constitutional Convention in the Face of Nationwide Special Interests Push

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:22
Common Cause

Today the Maryland legislature voted to protect every Americans’ constitutional rights by rescinding its calls for a dangerous Article V constitutional convention. State lawmakers cited the threat of a “runaway convention,” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Senate Should Change the Nominee, Not the Rules

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 08:30
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following the Senate’s failure to secure the 60-vote threshold to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States:

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Senate Should Change the Nominee, Not the Rules

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 08:30
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following the Senate’s failure to secure the 60-vote threshold to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States:

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Rep. Nunes Steps Down in Response to MoveOn’s & Other Ethics Complaints

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 07:56
MoveOn.orgStatement from Jo Comerford, campaign director for MoveOn.org Civic Action, in response to Rep. Devin Nunes stepping aside from his role leading the House Intelligence Committee investigation after MoveOn.org and other public interest groups filed federal ethics complaints and after the committee opened an investigation into his actions:  
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Rep. Nunes Steps Down in Response to MoveOn’s & Other Ethics Complaints

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 07:56
MoveOn.orgStatement from Jo Comerford, campaign director for MoveOn.org Civic Action, in response to Rep. Devin Nunes stepping aside from his role leading the House Intelligence Committee investigation after MoveOn.org and other public interest groups filed federal ethics complaints and after the committee opened an investigation into his actions:  
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Rep. Lloyd Doggett Introduces Bills To Curb Offshore Tax Avoidance, End Tax Gimmicks

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:28
US PIRG

Today, Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) introduced the Corporate EXIT Fairness Act and the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act along with co-sponsor Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). These bills would close a number of loopholes that let corporations and wealthy individuals book income to offshore tax havens to avoid taxes. The Joint Committee on Taxation calculates that this legislation would save taxpayers over $250 billion.

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Rep. Lloyd Doggett Introduces Bills To Curb Offshore Tax Avoidance, End Tax Gimmicks

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:28
US PIRG

Today, Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) introduced the Corporate EXIT Fairness Act and the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act along with co-sponsor Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). These bills would close a number of loopholes that let corporations and wealthy individuals book income to offshore tax havens to avoid taxes. The Joint Committee on Taxation calculates that this legislation would save taxpayers over $250 billion.

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House Republicans Push to Dismantle Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:26
Center for Biological Diversity

The House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a legislative hearing this afternoon on a bill introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) that would remove hundreds of acres from Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in order to construct a road across the refuge. The Interior Department has studied this issue exhaustively, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluding that the road would cause significant, long-term, irreparable damage to this internationally important fish and wildlife habitat and the wilderness values of the refuge. 

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House Republicans Push to Dismantle Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:26
Center for Biological Diversity

The House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a legislative hearing this afternoon on a bill introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) that would remove hundreds of acres from Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in order to construct a road across the refuge. The Interior Department has studied this issue exhaustively, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluding that the road would cause significant, long-term, irreparable damage to this internationally important fish and wildlife habitat and the wilderness values of the refuge. 

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New Bills Take Aim at Offshore Tax Haven Abuse

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:17
Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition

Congressional lawmakers introduced two measures Wednesday to close a number of offshore tax haven loopholes in a move welcomed by the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition (FACT Coalition), a non-partisan alliance of more than 100 state, national, and international organizations working toward a fair tax system that addresses the challenges of a global economy.

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New Bills Take Aim at Offshore Tax Haven Abuse

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:17
Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition

Congressional lawmakers introduced two measures Wednesday to close a number of offshore tax haven loopholes in a move welcomed by the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition (FACT Coalition), a non-partisan alliance of more than 100 state, national, and international organizations working toward a fair tax system that addresses the challenges of a global economy.

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Joint Statement of Iranian-American Organizations on Detentions of Iranians

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:49
National Iranian-American Council

As organizations that represent the Iranian-American community, we are deeply concerned by recent arrests of Iranians visiting and studying in the United States.
 
At least two Iranians are currently being held in custody by U.S. immigration authorities: Alia Ghandi and Mohammad Salar Fard-Hajian. We implore authorities to ensure these individuals have ready access to legal counsel and insist they be promptly released from custody. 
 

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