Today we mourn the passing of Senator Robert Byrd, who has been a tireless advocate for the people of West Virginia for over half a century.
There is nothing more corrosive to our democracy than hidden special interest money used to control elections. Today, House Democrats voted for transparency and good government. House Republicans voted to allow corporations to secretly buy elections.
A million and a half Americans who lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and continue looking for work, have lost their benefits beacuse of Senate Republicans.
The DISCLOSE Act will shine a light on political expenditures and ensure that shadowy special interests, sham organizations, and dummy corporations cannot mislead voters.
Corporate CEOs who want to influence the outcome of elections will need to show their faces to the public and put their corporations’ reputations on the line.
In the same year that landmark health insurance reform became law, these tobacco provisions will help reverse the trend where tobacco-related illnesses are currently the number-one cause of preventable death in America.
One year ago today the Family Smoking Tobacco Act was signed into law giving the FDA greater authority and resources to regulate a product that directly causes about 440,000 deaths per year.
Millions of Americans will now receive this timely medical care they need and deserve without fear of insurance company rascality. We are putting control of care back in the hands of the people, protecting their right to choose their care options.
Small businesses have created 2/3 of the new jobs over the last 15 years and we know they are the key to growing southern New Mexico's economy by creating much needed jobs.