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Congress Votes on Corporate Transparency Act (tags)

Washington DC - The House of Representatives scheduled a vote for 5:15 PM EST on the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513). The bill reveals the true owners of "anonymous" shell companies to law enforcement.

Congress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)

After repeated blocks by Republicans in the House of Representatives, a disaster relief bill is finally on its way to be signed by President Trump.

Disaster Relief Fails to Pass House of Representatives for Third Time (tags)

The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico fails for a third time. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded.

Legislation Combats Shell Company Corruption (tags)

Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) heralded the House introduction of the Corporate Transparency Act at a press conference at the House Triangle.

House Passes Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Legislation Senate Poised to Pass Bill Before July 1 (tags)

The House passed Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation 297-127. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act now heads to the US Senate for approval.

Puerto Rico Debt Bill Heads for Full House Vote (tags)

The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 29-10 to approve Puerto Rico debt legislation for consideration by the full House of Representatives.

No Breakthroughs in Syrian Peace Talks (tags)

Syria

National House Race: Ohio 16th: A Democrat Runs Against A Repubican Nursing Home Profiitee (tags)

In Ohio, a congressional race pits a Democrat against a Republican sued many times over appalling conditions at his nursing home chain and other business ventures.

UK Democracy in Terminal Decline (tags)

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Capitalism Doesn't Need Democracy (tags)

The minority of a minority have seriously damaged the public interest for personal enrichment. The community itself is culpable for not resisting its plundering.and choosing representatives that defend its interests.

Reform the Philippine Judiciary! Remove Chief Justice Corona! (tags)

The Bantay Gloria Network today said that with Chief Justice Renato Corona hounded by serious charges of amassing ill-gotten wealth, he should follow the example of former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez who opted to resign rather than face a prolonged impeachment trial.

Public Be Damned (tags)

With passage of the stop gap measure in the Senate yesterday there may be people in Congress patting themselves on the back and feeling as though they have done something great. And the fact that they actually passed the bill allowing the stopgap spending measure for FEMA to go through is a good thing, surely. But really, this is what they should be doing. It's what should have been happening since January of 2009. Finding middle ground in order to get on with the business of legislating is what we pay them for.

From the Debt Showdown into Recession (tags)

The scenario of an economic double-dip is very likely without additional economic measures. The budget cuts may bring about a recession. The republicans in Congress threaten to concoct an economic crisis if they are not allowed to cut spending. Our greatest problem is low spending.

U.S. House of Representatives: Stupid? Crooks? or Stupid Crooks? (tags)

Some of our representatives are just plain dumb as box of shale. They may even believe that American oil can be sold at Mom and Pop's Gas-It-Up.

FCGOA's 9(b)(3) Status is in Jeopardy as a Legitimate 9(b)(3) Security Union (tags)

Who is Really Running FCGOA? Are They Assiciated With a Non-Guard Union? Is Guy James Really a Front Man for FCGOA? These Questions may soon be answered soon before a NLRB Hearing Officer.

Fullerton College Walks Out (tags)

A group of Fullerton College students walk to the office of Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) to demand a special election on tax extensions that would help close a $25 billion dollar state budget deficit.

Fullerton College Students Walk Out (tags)

Fullerton College students walk to the office of Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) demanding a special election to decide on the state budget.

Philippines: Presidential son is above poll laws (tags)

In the Philippines, being a presidential son allows you to be a party-list nominee without possessing any of the qualifications for being one.

Cops forcing religion on homeless folks in Venice Beach (tags)

Looks like the cops want to force religion on people in Los Angeles - Just what part of the First Amendment don't these police thugs understand?

GABNET DECRIES "TRADE-OFF" OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM (tags)

GABNet condemns the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to House Resolution 3277, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives this past Saturday, November 7th.

Dialog is the True Alternative to War (tags)

Our world has lost orientation in a crisis of the market that believed itself omnipotent. A world without spirit is never human. Spirit and dialog give a soul to this global world. Violence and terror always mean defeat for humanity.

NTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION SAYS : Rebellion, crime raps vs solons, harassment (tags)

PESANTE NEWS reported from news sources from MANILA today that Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said that the Rebellion charges and other criminal cases filed against four progressive party-list lawmakers were all meant to impair their capacity to perform their tasks as members of the House of Representatives. The four lawmakers raised the concern before the IPU in 2007 after the government filed rebellion charges against them for their alleged involvement in the foiled plot to overthrow the Arroyo administration in February 2006. The the international body then urged the Arroyo administration to act on the cases with dispatch or right away clear Representatives Satur Ocampo and Teodoro Casino of Bayan Muna, Liza Maza of Gabriela, and Rafael Mariano of Anakpawis.

Progressive Party Lists solons vow to oppose Palparan’s entry to House (tags)

Militant and Progressive party list bloc lawmakers yesterday continued to express their opposition to the upcoming entry of retired Army Gen. Jovito Palparan as representative of Bantay party-list group and Ma. Lourdes Arroyo, the younger sister of First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, as representative of party-list group Ang Kasangga. According to Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza and Anak Pawis Rep. Rafael Mariano, Palparan has no place in the House of Representatives. “The proclamation of Lulu Arroyo and Palparan as party-list representatives shows the shameless bastardizing of the party-list system by Malacañang. Since when did they represent the marginalized and underrepresented sectors?” Maza said.

U.S. Representatives Seek Community Support (tags)

An estimated 5 million children who are U.S. citizens has had a parent detained, waiting deportation or deported by U.S. ICE

U.S. Representatives Seek Community Support (tags)

Congresswoman Moore (D-WI) and Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL) seeking support for immigration reform to keep families together

DDR REJECTED IN A PEACE FORUM (tags)

AJLPP learned though media souces that in a peace dialogue dubbed “Conversation on Peace”, DDR (demilitarization, demobilization and Reintegration) was one of the hotly examined issues. It was severely critized and rejected in the forum. The dialogue was facilitated by the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati City on February 5-8, 2009,

Occupied building of GSEE (in Greece) (tags)

Since 8 o'clock in the morning the building of GSEE (Patision and Alexandras) is occupied. We declare the building a Liberated Workers' Zone. Open Workers' Assembly at 18.00 The Building is open to all workers all day long.

reps threatened with martial law over bailout bill   (tags)

Democratic Congressman: Representatives Were Threatened With Martial Law In America Over Bailout Bill..

AN OPEN LETTER TO SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (tags)

e are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives. We hold you, as the Speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party, responsible for not passing the bill in the house You have the responsibility to answer why the bill has not been discussed or have not been put into vote despite several promises.

AN OPEN LETTER TO SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (tags)

We are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives. We hold you, as the Speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party, responsible for not passing the bill in the house You have the responsibility to answer why the bill has not been discussed or have not been put into vote despite several promises. Time and excuses are running out. We demand that your office and all the members of the House of Representatives to act now and house version of S.B. 1315 now!

AN OPEN LETTER TO SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (tags)

We are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives. We hold you, as the Speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party, responsible for not passing the bill in the house You have the responsibility to answer why the bill has not been discussed or have not been put into vote despite several promises. Time is of the essence for these American veterans who were victims of the unjust Recession Act that was passed on February 18th, 1946. Of the 250,000 Filipino soldiers who served under the American Flag during World War II, only 18,000 are still alive with more veterans dying everyday

HR 6304 Sets New Referendum; Fire all the Traitors! (tags)

Our representatives have turned on us. It is very clear, with the passage of HR6304 in the House of Representatives, that it will be up to us to make a difference in this country.

TILL NO EQUITY BILL, PGMA US VISIT-A SPOILER? (tags)

The Justice for Filipino Veterans (JFAV) expressed dismay that the equity bill was not discussed last Wednesday, June 25. Instead, the legislative visit or the lobby by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took precedence in the House of Representatives. She awarded the "order of the golden" heart in behalf of her government for US representatives even if the US lower house did not act upon the bill and discussed it on the floor. The information received from the veterans lobby group in Washington DC, the American Coalition of Filipino Veterans (ACFV) said the bill will a chance to be voted on the floor on Wednesday, June 25. But it was not the case.

Betrayal of the Filipino Veterans (tags)

Just as the U.S. House of Representatives was about to vote on S.1315 -- known as the "Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007" -- a group of Filipino-Americans from San Francisco drove a polarizing wedge that could potentially impede the passage of the bill. Indeed, what was almost a certainty two weeks ago is now in jeopardy.

An Open Letter To All Present and Future Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill… (tags)

Our Congressional Representatives should be put on notice for not representing We-The-People

Pilipino WWII veterans in the Philippines to get $90M a year- Speaker De Venecia (tags)

Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. yesterday announced that the United States House of Representatives, headed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has assured that a bill that would provide $90 million a year to Filipino World War II veterans is being prioritized in Capitol Hill. De Venecia said the bill, Filipino Veterans Equity Bill, may be scheduled for a floor vote following its approval last July in a markup hearing by the US House of Representatives veterans affairs committee headed by by Bob Filner. The bill was reported out by the Congressional Budget Office for Budget Estimates last September. The Speaker quoted Pelosi as telling him during a telephone conversation in California, that they “will try to organize a financial package” for Filipino war veterans.

Paypal Negligence: Mishandled Evidence (tags)

Paypal is involved in a report of refusal to refund an unreceived item purchased through Ebay.

Stop anti-youth gang bill in congress! (tags)

[From Youth Justice Coalition]: ACT NOW TO BLOCK EXTREMELY DAMAGING GANG BILL MOVING THROUGH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THIS WEEK!

US Congress Demands SOA/WHINSEC Release Names of Graduates and Instructors (tags)

On Sunday August 5, 2007 the House of Representatives approved a report accompanying the FY 2008 Defense Appropriations bill that demands the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC) release to the public the names of all students and instructors who attended the school during the fiscal years of 2005 and 2006. The directive also requires that the same information be available to the public in all future fiscal years.

Liberty Quarry- A Rock Hard Sell (tags)

As Granite Construction continue to pay millions to bolster their propaganda campaign, to sell Liberty Quarry, SOS has gained tremendous public support, collecting small donation and some grocery monies, to educate the public about a future industrial menace.

New Constitution for United states (tags)

The old one was just a scrap of paper, anyway.

Philippine Progressive party-list groups bare Palace plan to field sectoral groups (tags)

Progressive party-list groups in ther Philippines yesterday said they have obtained a document that would prove that Malacañang fielded sectoral organizations to run in the May 14 elections, in a bid to gain more seats at the House of Representatives to quell any impeachment complaint that would be filed against President Arroyo. Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Liza Masa said they were furnished with a copy of "confidential" memorandum of assistant secretary Marcelo Fariñas, head of the Office of External Affairs (OEA) special concerns group (SCG) of the Office of the President (OP), which asked for funding for these party-list groups that would be supported by the Palace.

Pitfalls of the Party-List Law (Conclusion) (tags)

The present party-list system has shortcomings that make it impossible to truly represent marginalized sectors, an expert on election laws told Bulatlat in an interview.

Reviewing the Party-List Law (First of three parts) (tags)

Nine years after the first party-list elections, 12 years after the passage of RA 7941, and 20 years after the ratification of the present Constitution – is the party-list system serving the avowed purpose of giving voice to the voiceless?

Philippine NSA Gonzales wants House leftists labeled Reds (tags)

While other thought the Cold War was over. for National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales, his crusade against communism is on a high gear! Gonzales is proposing to “label” left-leaning party-list candidates as communists to caution voters, particularly soldiers and policemen, against voting what he calls democracy’s enemies into the halls of Congress. Anakpawis party-list Rep. Crispin Beltran, who has been in jail for the last ten months, yesterday scored Gonzales for warning that leftist provocateurs were out to sabotage today’s anti-Charter change rally at the Rizal Park.

Philippines: Charter Change is Arroyo's Cover-up (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) today stepped up efforts to derail attempts at the House of Representatives to initiate Charter Change (Cha Cha), calling the move as nothing more than an attempt to cover up the seething political crisis hounding Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA).

HOUSE BACKS DOWN ON CON-ASS (tags)

---Faced with threats of massive protests against the planned constituent assembly (Con-Ass), President Arroyo’s allies in the House of Representatives said on Saturday that they would settle for a constitutional convention (Con-con).

Philippines: AKBAYAN holds successful 3rd Congress (tags)

Amidst escalating repression and political crisis, the Akbayan Citizens Action Party recently held its Third Regular Congress last October 14 and 15, 2006, at the Riverbend Hotel in Marikina City. With the theme "Ipaglaban ang Dangal ng Pilipino, Ipaglaban ang Kinabukasan Ngayon" (Claim the Future Now), Akbayan marked its more than eight years existence as an alternative national political party in the Philippines.

ACTION ALERT: STOP ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN LEBANON AND GAZA. (tags)

URGENT! SEND A LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW! click here: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/CFLWeb/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=4650 Please copy, e-mail and distribute as widely as possible. *In the past few days Israel has killed hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinian civilians—in many cases wiping out entire families—in clear violation of international law. I am dismayed that, despite the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, the U.S. has stifled any attempts to bring the matter to the United Nations in hopes of reaching a resolution. I demand that my representatives speak out against the war crimes taking place in the Middle East right now.

PHILIPPINES: Citizens' impeachment complaint against President Gloria Arroyo (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) solons today formally endorsed the second impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) as more citizens and groups filed their complaints against the president.

Garotinho is taken to hospital but he says he will keep hunger strike. (tags)

Despite the transference, the former-governor of Rio affirmed that he is not going to suspend hunger strike motivated for that he called political persecution of agencies of the press. "I will continue the strike in the hospital", affirmed.

King Would be Proud of Rep. Barbara Lee! (tags)

On April 27, 2006, a Forum was held on Capitol Hill by the House of Representatives’ “Out of Iraq Caucus,” whose purpose is to end the Iraqi War and bring all the troops home. A leading Caucus members, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), also testified. She said there were no WMD in Iraq and that Osama bin Laden had no connections to 9/11, Iraq or Saddam Hussein. Lee said the Bush-Cheney Gang must answer to the people: “Why did [they] do it?”

THREE STATES to vote on forwarding REAL impeachment bills that require US House votes (tags)

author: Constitutionalist ....your own state's legislators can introduce Impeachment Proceedings against Bush immediately as a State Legislature Joint Resolution, that then goes on to be a preferred bill, meaning that it automatically takes precedence over all other bills then in Congress!

Protest Telecom Rip-offs (tags)

CPUC Decision Leaves Consumers Unprotected, Community Representatives To Protest Upcoming Vote

A Call to Conscience for the U.S. Congress (tags)

A campaign of nonviolent action to compel our elected representatives in Congress to meet the demands of justice and peace:

Populist #15 (tags)

Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued

Call In Days to Stop the Budget Cuts (tags)

Use the toll free numbers to reach your Representatives 1-800-818-6641 or 1-800-828-0498 No tax cuts for the rich! Tell your Representatives that all Housing Programs must be fully funded and that you oppose budget cuts to SSI, Foster Care, Food Stamps

Hilton Workers Fight for a Better Future (tags)

After just over a year of secret underground organizing, workers at downtown Glendale Hilton hotel make their campaign for better working conditions and union recognition public.

Populist #12 (tags)

Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued

FRI 9/9: Cindy Sheehan Hits LA (tags)

Cindy Sheehan Back in California Friday to Push Area Representatives and Senators to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq and Speak at Public Event in Culver City in the Evening Sheehan will speak with Senator Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by phone, and meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s staff in Bay Area, and Congressman Henry Waxman in Los Angeles

Got It Wrong AGAIN on Cuba Travel (tags)

For those interested in International policies and in Cuba.The vote is in, another reason to support IFCO/Pastors for Peace this July 12th HELP US end the the maddness.!

July 4th is Flag Burning Day (tags)

For the fifth time politicians have succeeded in pushing an amendment to outlaw burning the United States flag through the House of Representatives. This time they have the best chance of using the conservative control of capital hill to ratify it.

CFL ALERT: ISRAEL SOLDIERS SHOT TO KILL THREE PALESTINIAN YOUTH IN RAFAH EARLIER THIS MONT (tags)

On April 9th three Palestinian youth were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers as they chased a soccer ball that was kicked near the Israeli apartheid wall.

Congress on Steroids! Watch No-Nonsence Representatives Get Tough on Witnesses! (tags)

In the baseball steroid hearings, we saw aggressive questioning by representatives, but when it involves anything important, like war funding or CIA torture, members of this Congress are nothing but yes-men and neutered pussycats.

Bulldozer without Brakes (tags)

According to a CNN poll in the middle of November, 60% of Americans had a positive opinion of president Bush who proved his manliness..Twelve million American families worried about their daily bread.. However the president plans more tax relief.

11/16 SAVE SECTION 8- CALL TO ACTION! (tags)

Call Now To Save Section 8!

A MOM'S FYI: WHAT WILL I DO IF MY CHILD GETS DRAFTED? (tags)

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CFL ALERT: More U.S. double standards in the Middle East (tags)

The current rhetoric coming out of Washington is demanding that Syria end its "occupation" of Lebanon. However, not a single word is being said about the decades-long illegal and immoral occupation of the Palestinian people.

5/13/04-CFL ALERT: 1,100 Palestinians Made Homeless in Gaza in 10 Days of Destruction (tags)

5/13/04-CFL ALERT: 1,100 Palestinians Made Homeless in Gaza in 10 Days of Destruction in Gaza. Contact your representatives today and demand an end to this devastation.

Free Market shorts on Nanotech--Government to the Rescue (tags)

The U.S. government is easily the nation's largest investor in nanotechnology, with The House of Representatives passing a bill to invest $2.4 billion in the next three years. "Private equity sources can't bridge the gap from the lab to products"

Research as a Weapon: Manipulating, Falsifying and Repressing (tags)

"The American oil economy which the Bush administration represents also profits from scientific falsification. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton declared that Arctic oil drilling would not endanger cariboo."Trans fr German

Pacifica's New Bylaws: A Victory for All of Us (tags)

The third (of five) radio station advisory boards voted Saturday for an historic set of bylaws for the Pacifica radio network. This was the last hurdle required under a Settlement Agreement to get the anti-war network back on track, and ends a period of vicious acrimony within the Pacifica community, which has important reprecussions for all Independent media in the United States.

A Cure for Redistricting Woes (tags)

Besides fixing the fight over who can gerrymander, proportional representation has been shown to increase voter turnout, which is at an all-time low in Texas.

Iraqis Call For Self-Rule (tags)

Iraqi notables critical of US plans to appoint a ruling council call for an interim administration.

Texas Democrats defy GOP power grab (tags)

ARDMORE, Okla. – The power grab by President George W. Bush, his advisor Karl Rove, and U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay to redraw Texas congressional districts in order to send up to seven new right-wing extremists to the U.S. House of Representatives suffered a serious setback when 53 Democratic lawmakers on May 12 boycotted the Texas House of Representatives.

HOUSE INTRODUCES BILL TO REPEAL PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMITS (tags)

PRESIDENT (KING) FOR LIFE? What kind of America is this?

More G.I. wives get hoax casualty calls (tags)

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., April 10 (UPI) -- Wives of Camp Pendleton Marines involved in the war in Iraq have been receiving crank calls from individuals claiming to work for the Red Cross who regretfully, and falsely, inform them that their spouses had been killed in action.

CFL ALERT: 4/1 NATIONAL DAY OF ADVOCACY FOR PALESTINE (tags)

NATIONAL DAY OF ADVOCACY FOR PALESTINE-- TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES YOU EXPECT IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ROAD MAP TO PEACE.

GORE REPEATS THAT SADDAM MUST GO (tags)

GORE REPEATS THAT SADDAM MUST GO. U.S. Vice President Al Gore told Iraqi opposition leaders that Saddam Husseyn "must be removed from power,"

Urgent Action: Support the CIW Hunger Strikers -- Call Taco Bell on Monday! (tags)

CALL (502) 874-3820 or FAX (502) 874-8315 The Coalition of Immakolee Workers (CIW) hunger strike is going into its second week! Call Taco Bell Parent company on Monday and tell them to acknowledge the hunger strikers and open a meaningful dialogue now!

CFL ALERT (tags)

BELGIUM PAVES WAY FOR SHARON WAR CRIMES TRIAL, CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES.

Some disturbing twists in the road of Israeli "Democracy" posted in the NY Times (tags)

A Decision That Hurts Israeli Democracy January 6, 2003 By DAVID NEWMAN

Equal Rights, Equal Responsibilities (tags)

A simple way to end slavery and save the world from the death-industrial complex....

Vote Against An Imperial Presidency (tags)

Please read all of the following and consider carefully before deciding whether and how to vote in the upcoming elections.

Update on hearing by Subcommitee on Ecoterrorism (tags)

Question: Ben & Jerry's, Ford Foundation, PETA, Ruckus Society, RAN, and ELF ... what do they all have in common? Answer: They were all denounced today on Capitol Hill as either "terrorists" or "terrorist supporting".

Background Info on the CIW struggle: Farmworkers vs Taco Bell. (tags)

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker organization based in Immokalee, Florida, has asked to meet with Taco Bell representatives to discuss the working and living conditions of the farmworkers who pick Taco Bell's tomatoes. So far, Taco Bell has refused to talk.

Summit Protest Statement (tags)

Riot police officers holds their rifles as they face protesters in downtown Genoa, Italy, Saturday, July 21, 2001 during the second day of anti-globalization protests against the G8 summit held in the city. One demonstrator had been killed Friday. (AP Photo/Scott Nelson)

Email the Representatives of USTrade here (tags)

Here is a quick and easy way for you to express your dismay with the never-ending corporate attempts to subvert the will of the people for profit. Email the USTrade representatives, and let them know you don't approve of globalisation.

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