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The Clean Water Rule: One year later

A year ago today, at a spot overlooking the Anacostia River, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Army Corps of Engineers Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy clinked water glasses after finalizing the Clean Water Rule.   It was certainly...

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We must boldly and insistently combat opioid abuse

“Prescribe until patients achieve pain relief.” A mantra that has destroyed lives and torn apart so many American families. The opioid epidemic has hit our country in a major way. Every 12 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a drug...

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To fight poverty, start with housing 

As a lifelong Republican, I am heartened by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s continuing focus on combating poverty in America. It is simply unacceptable that nearly 47 million people live in poverty in a nation as wealthy as the United States. Proposals...

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It's time to support breastfeeding

Despite all that is known about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of a child’s life, breastfeeding rates around the world are still too low. A resolution being drafted at the World Health Assembly this week would go...

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Improving food security amid growing environmental challenges

We believe agriculture has a central role in promoting long-term sustainability of the world's food supply, economy, and environment.

We’ve seen tremendous progress during the past half-century to help reduce hunger and improve food...

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