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Only 3 of 23 Transparency Caucus members support bill against Secret Law

When the Congressional Transparency Caucus was founded on May 10 2011, it published a mission statement that declared the beliefs of the caucus. Some excerpts:

Transparency in government is crucial to our democracy because our government derives its power from the informed consent of the governed. We believe:

1. The American people have the right […]

36 Democrats Help Republicans Keep Oil Leaking Out Of The USA

This morning, I wrote about the vote by 18 (or 19) Democrats to help the Republicans give a special exemption from environmental protections just to the builders of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. This afternoon, I want to take note of an even larger group of Democrats who decided to turn their backs on the […]

Help Congress To End Discrimination By Sexual Orientation At Work

Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado, is leading an effort in Congress to address a terrible gap in America’s promise of equality under the law. He has introduced H.R. 1755, a bill that, if passed into law, will prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. […]

Lagging Democratic Support For Student Non-Discrimination Act In Congress

The first time the Student Non-Discrimination Act was introduced, it had 171 cosponsors. Now, the number of cosponsors is down to 120. […]

First Two Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Support Anti-Drone Legislation

In Promise #2 of its “Progressive Promise” to America, the Congressional Progressive Caucus promises to stand up for Americans’ privacy and civil liberties:

“2. Protecting and Preserving Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

» To sunset expiring provisions of the Patriot Act and bring remaining provisions into line with the U. S. Constitution.

» To protect […]

House Committee Sinks Reforms On Government Spying And Killings

This is a story about a Big Brother spying program that targets law-abiding Americans, and about executions of American citizens, without trial, ordered not by a judge but by President Obama, but the story begins with a crisis in water. […]

List of the 163 Democrats Who Spent Time Promoting Theocracy Instead Of Creating Jobs

163 Democrats in Congress couldn’t work on a jobs bill this week because they were too busy helping Republicans pass a resolution pushing Christian religion onto everybody. […]

Lack Of Patriot Act Hearings Probed By Polis

Jared Polis is right. Efforts to reform the Patriot Act have been unfairly blocked. Join the protest demanding repeal of the Patriot Act. Come to the side of the U.S. Capitol Building that faces the Washington Monument on Saturday, March 12 at Noon. […]