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Neal’s Hard Choices on Healthcare to Lead Top Issue
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Neal’s Hard Choices on Healthcare to Lead Top Issue

National Report from Washington–A monthly Series exclusive to LaborPress The number one issue in the congressional elections of 2018 was health care and could be again in 2020.   Workers and unions have always understood that they will be the ones paying for healthcare for families if the government does not. Right now it’s a…

Amid the Chaos, Hope from Washington: Election Reform First Up In House
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Amid the Chaos, Hope from Washington: Election Reform First Up In House

National Report from Washington–A monthly Series exclusive to LaborPress Amidst the chaos of the longest-ever shutdown finally ended, the Russia investigations, and general gridlock, there is hope in Washington. Under the radar of the media reports of the big presidential controversies, the first hearing in the new Congress, in the House Judiciary Committee now chaired…

First Time In Years: A Real Chance to Save Healthcare
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First Time In Years: A Real Chance to Save Healthcare

National Report from Washington—A monthly Series By Rob Weiner and Ben Lasky This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the Alexander-Murray healthcare bill, a rare bipartisan compromise that continues Affordable Care Act subsidies guaranteeing millions of middle class and lower income Americans the ability to have health insurance. 

Trump Right on China The First Time
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Trump Right on China The First Time

National Report from Washington – first in a monthly series by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky After deferring to China for Korea and seeing no results, President Trump’s return to disciplining China over trade crimes is the right position. On Aug. 14, President Trump authorized a probe on China’s trade practices, with a focus on…