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Postal Congress unfairly burdens postal service

Congress unfairly burdens postal service

  August 18, 2017 Regarding the Aug. 11 piece entitled “Postal Service might default for fifth time on retiree payments,” consider the following: Imagine a group of prospective homeowners applying for a 30-year mortgage. All but one is allowed to pay off the mortgage over 30 years. The mortgage company forces the one applicant to pay it …

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Federal Paul Ryan Just May Lose His Congressional Seat, Opponent’s Campaign Ad Has Gone Viral

Paul Ryan Just May Lose His Congressional Seat, Opponent’s Campaign Ad Has Gone Viral

By cpowell Posted on July 18, 2017 I hate to stereotype, but let’s be honest, Randy Bryce looks like a Trump-supporting, blue-collar, “make American great again” kind of guy: Here’s the thing, though. He’s not. Not even close.  In fact, Bryce is running for congress. His opponent? Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. While I …

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Federal Sleeveless Attire Now Banned From US House

Sleeveless Attire Now Banned From US House

July 6, 2017 News, Politics CBS News reports: A young, female reporter recently tried to enter a guarded room known as the Speaker’s lobby outside the House chamber, but her outfit was considered inappropriate because her shoulders weren’t covered. She was wearing a sleeveless dress. Forced to improvise, she ripped out pages from her notebook …

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APWU APWU Receives Recognition from Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Judy Chu

APWU Receives Recognition from Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Judy Chu

Web News Article #: 60-2017 06/15/2017 – On June 11, California Postal Workers Union President Mike Evans attended a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) event with Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and special guest Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 114th Congress. On behalf of the American Postal Workers Union, President …

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Federal Portman and McConnell clash over health bill

Portman and McConnell clash over health bill

If McConnell cannot win Portman’s vote, there’s no way Senate Republicans will be able to repeal Obamacare. By John Bresnahan and Seung Min Kim 06/29/2017 05:10 AM EDT Updated 06/29/2017 05:50 AM EDT Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, pauses for a reporter’s question as he arrives at a closed-door GOP strategy session on the Republican health …

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Federal Paul Ryan’s Opponent in Wisconsin Is a Union Ironworker Who Just Launched the Campaign Ad of the Year

Paul Ryan’s Opponent in Wisconsin Is a Union Ironworker Who Just Launched the Campaign Ad of the Year

By Jack Moore a day ago Meet Randy Bryce, a union iron worker, Army veteran, and mustache owner. When Speaker of the House and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan isn’t busy taking your health care away, he’s trying to give rich people tax cuts while screwing over the poor. Well, it turns out he’s going to …

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Federal Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

By MJ Lee & Tami Luhby, CNN Updated 11:52 AM ET, Mon May 22, 2017 Medicaid could lose $800 billion under Trump 01:08 Story highlights The $800 billion reduction is confirmed to CNN by a senior administration official What to do about Medicaid was a major flashpoint of the House GOP bill, (CNN)Donald Trump’s budget …

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Federal House GOP health bill changes exempt members of Congress

House GOP health bill changes exempt members of Congress

By Peter Sullivan – 04/26/17 07:37 AM EDT 471 A new amendment to the House Republicans’ ObamaCare replacement bill exempts members of Congress and their staff from its effects. The new changes to the bill would allow states to apply for waivers for certain ObamaCare provisions, such as a ban on insurers charging premiums based on a …

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Federal These 156 Lawmakers Support Expanding, Not Cutting, Social Security. Does Yours?

These 156 Lawmakers Support Expanding, Not Cutting, Social Security. Does Yours?

Bill to expand Social Security ‘gives lie to the myth’ that safety net program is going bankrupt by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The Social Security 2100 Act was described Wednesday as “not only for the people, it’s of the people.” (Photo: Reuters) Legislation that would expand benefits for Social Security recipients while giving millions of …

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