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The innovation economy: America’s path forward

The American people and our economy have come a long way from the recession President Obama inherited seven years ago. We went from hemorrhaging 700,000 jobs a month, to an unprecedented 73 consecutive months of private sector job growth. ...

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Confronting climate change is our moral obligation

We are bishops from the global South and North, united by faith and humanity. As pastors, we seek to comfort the young and the old, the healthy and the infirm.

We try to ensure that the powerless are heard and the powerful are engaged. In...

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Labor and management develop some chemistry

Sparks are flying between the chemical industry and organized construction labor -- two groups which, by working together, could have a major impact on economic growth and job creation in our country.
 
The good news is that these...

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Keeping American employed and protected

Whether you are a member of the marine industry or not, you have probably heard the phrase "Jones Act" before.  What you may not know, or truly understand, is how critical this program is to U.S. national security.  While many critics...

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Break down tax, trade barriers to help small businesses win

Washington often talks about small businesses being the “foundation of our economy.” While this may make for great stump speeches, it’s also absolutely true. Small businesses are an integral part of the US and global economy and that is the...

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DOT to U.S. workers: Everything matters except you

Aviation is about people: We move lives. In the midst of a national discussion about trade benefiting multinational corporations rather than the people who move America with good jobs, the Obama administration issued a shocking...

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Congress Getting it Right on Email Privacy

For thirty years, the federal government has operated under the premise that the American people do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their emails. What’s worse, almost no one is aware of it.

Last year,...

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It’s true: HUD policy really does hurt our neighborhoods

HUD has a program that sells tens of thousands of troubled mortgages across the country, many in black and Latino neighborhoods hard hit by the housing crisis, to Wall Street speculators - at a discount!  Please let that sink in.

Since...

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Ending the decade long battle over special access reform

It’s no secret that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler arrived on the job under the mantra of “competition, competition, competition.” And with accomplishments like the Open Internet order and the rejection of the merger...

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