On Thursday, September 11 2014, a minority of members of the U.S. Senate voted to block passage of S.J.Res. 19, a constitutional amendment that would let Congress and the states limit the influence of big money in politics:
Section 1. To advance democratic self-government and political equality, and to protect the integrity of government [...]
Is this the sort of voice on the minimum wage that you’d like to hear coming from the U.S. Senate?
It’s the voice of Shenna Bellows, running for U.S. Senate in Maine against incumbent Republican politician Susan Collins.
S. 460 is a bill in the Senate that would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 [...]
“Vast NSA spying undermines our democratic freedoms and threatens international relations.”
Wouldn’t it be great to have a candidate for national public office who was willing to say something like this in blunt, bold, terms? It would be great to have someone in the U.S. Senate who says “the Senate should open its work to [...]
What are the chances of six lobbyists for the Blackstone Group, from three different lobbying firms, randomly happening to attend the same fundraising party for Senator Susan Collins? [...]
Regardless of your position regarding Fusion Centers, it’s hard to argue that their ongoing implementation across the United States is unimportant. Through these new centers, 72 of which are fanned out across the country and more of which are being built, information from classified military surveillance programs regarding people not necessarily suspected of any crime [...]
It’s a reasonable question to ask as we review the list of cosponsors of S. 1584, the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. If passed, this bill would outlaw anti-gay workplace discrimination in hiring and promotions, and would also prohibit discriminatory behavior against union members and leaders on account of their sexual orientation.
This bill is worthy of [...]
Is S. 238 the right bill to start a renaissance in American rail transportation? I can’t say – S. 238 is not yet available to be read by the public. [...]
Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine like to be referred to as moderates. But this morning, they voted to keep language in H.R. 6304 that kills citizens’ ability to bring corporations to court when corporations break the law. A number of such cases were pending in court and were set to blow the [...]