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Jul 18, 2019 In The News

Every year, the public gets a window into the White House's views of the economy when the administration publishes the Economic Report of the President. Typically, it is a dense but interesting read, offering a data-driven assessment of the economy, and highly anticipated by economists, policymakers and others who care about economic policy.

Jul 17, 2019 In The News

At Wednesday's House hearing on Facebook's proposed digital currency Libra, trust in the company overall remained a key concern expressed by officials. Still, representatives appeared to go farther than yesterday's Senate hearing when digging into how Facebook believes the digital currency, and its associated digital wallet Calibra, will operate.

Jul 17, 2019 In The News

Cheryl Monroe, a Food and Drug Administration chemist, travels a lot from Detroit to visit her elderly, ailing parents in South Carolina, sometimes five or six days a month.

“I’m burning up leave right now,” she said. That doesn’t count her days off without pay. “Of course, that hits my paycheck.”

Jul 13, 2019 In The News

The Equal Rights Amendment expired before a single player on the US women’s soccer team was born. But the World Cup winners, who are suing their employer for paying them less than their unsuccessful male counterparts, may have just given the ERA its biggest chance for revival in decades.

Jul 12, 2019 In The News

Federal employees who take leave for parental or other family-related purposes — time that currently is unpaid — would receive their regular salaries for that leave instead, under a bill that has passed the House.

Jul 12, 2019 In The News
The House on Friday approved legislation to replenish a depleted federal fund to compensate emergency workers and others who became ill as a result of their work in the ruins of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, extending it for the lifetime of those who were at Sept. 11’s ground zero.
Jul 8, 2019 In The News
On Wednesday, we said our final farewell to NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, a true American hero. As I sat in the Immaculate Conception Church in my FDNY turnout coat, surrounded by his family, friends, and brothers and sisters in blue, I thought to myself; Detective Alvarez’s last call may be over, but it is up to us to finish his mission.
Jul 8, 2019 In The News
James Zadroga, the NYPD detective who gave his name to the original 9/11 bill after dying from exposure to Ground Zero, is getting some partners.
Jul 2, 2019 In The News

Multiple sources including state Attorney General Letitia James and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn) are confirming that the Trump administration has begun printing forms for the 2020 U.S. Census that do not include a citizenship question.

Jul 2, 2019 In The News
The Trump administration abandoned its hard-fought plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census after the U.S. Supreme Court challenged its purpose, a win for immigrant-rights groups and Democrats who claimed the query was designed to dilute their power.

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