Congress Blog

A fix for the well-intended ethanol flop

It is not often you find a Democrat from the Green Mountain State and a Republican from the Lone Star State in Washington agreeing on energy issues, but when it comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) we have found common ground in the fight...

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Momentum builds for single leave mandate

In July, Hillary Clinton will become the first female presidential nominee from a major U.S. political party.   When she accepts the nomination, she will undoubtedly mention paid family leave.

This will not be a...

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Organized medicine continues to scorn gun owners

I’m a member of the American Medical Association and of my specialty organization, the American Psychiatric Association.  Without their activism, the medical profession would long ago have been...

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Building the American dream

The construction industry has provided fulfilling and high-paying careers for generations; unfortunately a shift away from encouraging careers in the skilled trades combined with industry growth has helped...

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Don’t target the vulnerable

President Obama has pledged to protect refugees worldwide, yet within our own borders immigration authorities are rounding up and locking up Central American refugees as if they are criminals. Despite our laws and international treaties, the...

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Congress: don’t dial back site-neutral payment reforms

Despite extensive data documenting large payment disparities across sites of service for healthcare delivery, and the opportunities for cost savings through site neutral payment reforms, healthcare leaders and policy makers still face enormous...

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