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President Trump has reportedly decided to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, as soon as Friday. Implemented under President Barack Obama, DACA is a two year, renewable program for undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as minors. Immigrant rights activists say the DACA program has improved the lives of thousands of immigrants. Approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants, who are commonly referred to as “Dreamers,” have been issued work visas, received a college education, or deferred deportation because of DACA, allowing them to stay independently and safely within their communities. Officials in ten states have pledged to challenge the legality of DACA if President Trump does not agree to put an end to the program by September 5.  Now that Trump has decided to rescind DACA, it is unclear whether the dissolution of the program will be gradual or instantaneous. Advocates are fearful that when the Trump Administration ends the program they will potentially call for the deportation of the 800,000 immigrants enrolled in DACA. According to Human Rights Watch U.S. Advocacy Director Jasmine Tyler, the repeal of DACA would “expose hundreds of thousands of people to deportation by a cruel and unjust immigration system that fails […]<div>

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Trump Administration Set To End DACA Immigration Program

President Trump has reportedly decided to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, as soon as Friday. Implemented under President Barack Obama, DACA is a two year, renewable program for undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as minors. Immigrant rights activists say the DACA program has improved the lives of thousands […]

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During Texas doctor Brett Giroir’s testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he failed to defend the right of all qualified reproductive health providers to receive federal funding.<div>
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Senate Democrats Skeptical of Health and Human Services Nominee

During Texas doctor Brett Giroir’s testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he failed to defend the right of all qualified reproductive health providers to receive federal funding. Related posts:Trump Administration Pulls Funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Texas’s Dangerous Plan for Women Being Reviewed by Department of Health and Human Services […]

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On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ends Medicaid as we know it, defunds Planned Parenthood, and kicks 24 million people off of health insurance. 
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House Passes Bill to Dismantle Healthcare

On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ends Medicaid as we know it, defunds Planned Parenthood, and kicks 24 million people off of health insurance. … Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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On Friday, the Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court by a vote of 54-45. He will be sworn in on Monday.
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Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to the Supreme Court

On Friday, the Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court by a vote of 54-45. He will be sworn in on Monday. Related posts: Tillerson Senate Confirmation Vote Expected Soon Treasury Secretary Nomi… Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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Pruitt, a self-proclaimed “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” is an avid climate change denier, fossil fuel supporter and collaborator with oil and gas companies.<div>
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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the EPA

Pruitt, a self-proclaimed “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” is an avid climate change denier, fossil fuel supporter and collaborator with oil and gas companies. Related posts:Senate Passes Budget Resolution that Allows for Repeal of Affordable Care Act Environmental Agencies Ordered to Halt Outside Communication Tillerson Senate Confirmation Vote Expected Soon Read more at: […]

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Today, President Trump announced Alexander Acosta, a former federal judge and current law school dean, as his nominee to serve as secretary of the Department of Labor following Andrew Puzder’s Wednesday afternoon withdrawal of his nomination.<div>
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Puzder Withdraws and a New Labor Secretary is Nominated

Today, President Trump announced Alexander Acosta, a former federal judge and current law school dean, as his nominee to serve as secretary of the Department of Labor following Andrew Puzder’s Wednesday afternoon withdrawal of his nomination. Related posts:Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. Employees Testify Against Labor Nominee Puzder at Special Forum Senate Leaders, Workers, and Advocates […]

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On Wednesday evening, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as US Attorney General with a final vote of 52-47, after nearly thirty hours of debate, during which Democratic senators voiced their strong opposition to Sessions’ confirmation.<div>
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Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General

On Wednesday evening, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as US Attorney General with a final vote of 52-47, after nearly thirty hours of debate, during which Democratic senators voiced their strong opposition to Sessions’ confirmation. Related posts:Roundup of First Day of Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General DeVos Nomination Moves Forward as Price and […]

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“Mnuchin profited off of kicking people out of their homes and then gave false testimony about his bank’s abusive practices,” said Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). “He cannot be trusted to make decisions about policies as personal to working Ohioans as their taxes and retirement.”<div>
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Treasury Secretary Nominee Mnuchin to Have Confirmation Vote this Week

“Mnuchin profited off of kicking people out of their homes and then gave false testimony about his bank’s abusive practices,” said Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). “He cannot be trusted to make decisions about policies as personal to working Ohioans as their taxes and retirement.” Related posts:Senate Passes Budget Resolution that Allows for Repeal of Affordable […]

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