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The national security case against TPP

The Republican and Democratic conventions showcased an extraordinarily rare point of bipartisan consensus: stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Yet, in the dog days of summer, Americans have received a rude awakening that the...
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It's time to act on mental health legislation

The last piece of legislation that President John F. Kennedy signed into law was the Community Mental Health Act on Oct. 31, 1963. In addition to being the last bill that Kennedy signed before his assassination that fateful November day in Dallas...

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Ten years after retirement security law, it’s time to act again

Ten years ago [Aug. 17], President George W. Bush signed into law the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) – the last major piece of retirement security legislation enacted in the United States. That reform was a major step forward and has helped...

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Open the toolbox to give fuel economy rules a chance

As Washington goes in to somewhat of a sleep mode for the August recess, a critical issue may be slipping under the radar of everyone from environmentalists to fuel providers.  Government regulators and the auto industry agreed when they set...

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