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The US Senate Passes Legislation to Legalize Hemp

The US Senate Passes Legislation to Legalize Hemp

“I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles and give our state the opportunity to seize its full potential and once again become the national leader for hemp production. That is why I strongly advocated for this measure to be included in the Farm Bill,” McConnell said in a statement after the farm bill passed the Senate.

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‘Total Garbage’: Senate GOP’s New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original

Posted by on July 14, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Total Garbage’: Senate GOP’s New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original

The newly released plan leaves massive and widely condemned Medicaid cuts intact while adding a new amendment—put forth by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)—that would allow insurers to offer cheap “bare-bones” plans which would wipe out a range of protections for all patients and specifically harm those with preexisting conditions. “The new Trumpcare bill is awful by design. The tool we have to fight it is simple: public pressure on senators.” —Ezra Levin, Indivisible

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Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees

“Voters will be looking to see if Trump breaks one of his top campaign promises by allowing Mulvaney to push his radical plan to cut Medicare and Social Security—and force millions of American seniors into poverty,” said Kait Sweeney, press secretary for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Any senator—Republican or Democrat—who sides with Mulvaney and Trump’s radical agenda that benefits bankers and billionaires at the expense of working families should expect fierce opposition in 2018 from Trump’s own voters.”

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Huge Victory: Senate Rejects DARK Act (Bill Would Have Made GMO Labeling Voluntary)

Posted by on March 17, 2016 in Government, Policies with 13 Comments
Huge Victory: Senate Rejects DARK Act (Bill Would Have Made GMO Labeling Voluntary)

The Senate actually rejected a bill that would favor corporations over consumers. Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said the vote was a “major victory for the food movement and America’s right to know.”

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