Senate Push For Net Neutrality Reaches 50 Supporters

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Stunning lobbyists, net neutrality supporters are now one vote away from winning a Senate vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the FCC’s unpopular repeal of net [...]

Net Neutrality: Floor Vote Will Force Senators To Go On Record

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The fight for a free and open Internet gained new hope this week as Senators met a critical threshold under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to force a vote on last month’s rule change by the [...]

Restoration Of Net Neutrality Rules Hits Key Milestone In Senate

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Markey's bill likely won't restore the net neutrality rules in the end, even if it passes in the Senate. Forcing a vote will be more difficult in the House, where Republicans hold a larger [...]

Senate Will Vote On Repeal Of FCC Net Neutrality Decision

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Internet users are pledging to vote out lawmakers in 2018 if they do not support Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to restore FCC rules. Net neutrality advocates have hit an important [...]

Gun Control Protest Inside And Outside US Senate

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By Jacob Ogles for Advocate - Capitol Police arrested seven members of Gays Against Guns after the group staged an ACT UP-style die-in at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on [...]

Senate Military Spending Increase Alone Could Fund Free College

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By Alex Emmons for The Intercept - ONE OF THE most controversial proposals put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign was a pledge to make tuition free at public [...]

Senate Republicans Aren’t Just Aiming To Destroy Obamacare And Medicaid

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By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - The Senate Republicans’ latest anti-Obamacare bill has bigger goals than destroying the Affordable Care Act and dismantling Medicaid. This bill aims to blow up [...]

Senate Will Vote On Amendment To Repeal War Authorization

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By Jason Ditz for Anti-War - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’s push for a vote on his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) appears to have been successful, and his office issued a [...]

Disruption Of U.S. Senate Hearing Includes A 25-year Veteran Of FERC

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By Staff of Fossil Free Rhode Island - Ted Glick, a New Jersey-based activist who was arrested at a similar hearing for Trump’s first two nominees to FERC, stood and repeatedly asked Congress to [...]

The Senate FERCed Us

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By Karen Feridun for The Huffington Post - Robert Powelson, the newly-confirmed member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, wasn’t clear who he was referring to when he said that citizens [...]

FERC Quorum Restored In Night Vote After Protests

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By Staff for Popular Resistance. Washington, DC - On Thursday, August 3, climate protectors and New York residents occupied Senator Chuck Schumer's office to shut it down in protest of the [...]

350+ Groups Oppose Dirty Senate Energy Bill That Will Hasten Climate Chaos

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By Staff of Food & Water Watch - As the Senate considers a broad energy policy package that would encourage increased fossil fuel extraction and consumption, more than 350 national, statewide [...]

A Sit-In Almost Turned Into A Shit-In

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For Kyle Harris for Westword - A sit-in almost turned into a shit-in when disability rights activists with ADAPT started needing to use the restroom — which had been shut down — after they had [...]

Veterans Arrested At Senate Confirmation Of ‘Torture Memo’ Author

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By Medea Benjamin for Code Pink - At the Senate confirmation hearing for Steven Bradbury as general counsel for the Commerce, Science and Transportation Department, members of Veterans for Peace [...]

Enviros Disrupt Senate Energy Committee For Second Time Over FERC

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By John Zangas for DC Media Group - A group of environmentalists disrupted the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources as it attempted to vote on two key Trump nominees to the Federal [...]

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