Daily Archives: November 14, 2013

151 House Democrats Say ‘No’ to Fast Track Authority

  Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, signed by 149 other House Democrats, opposing renewing the traditional model of “Fast Track” trade promotion authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) or any other … Continue reading

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2016 watch: Montana Democrat Brian Schweitzer to speak in Iowa next month

Democrat Brian Schweitzer, a popular former governor of Montana whose name pops up as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, will be in Iowa to give a speech in December. Schweitzer will deliver the featured address at an event for Progress Iowa, … Continue reading

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Vets Speak Out Event

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Judge halts proposed Iowa voter purge rule

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has issued an order that prevents Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz from moving forward with a rule that could have purged voters from registration rolls if their names showed up as noncitizens … Continue reading

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Building Trades Endorse Appel

Building & Construction Trades Endorse Appel 17 signatories to Council back challenger in 3rd District  DES MOINES — Staci Appel (D-Ackworth) today announced the endorsement of the Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades Council in her race for Congress against … Continue reading

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THE STATE POLICY NETWORK

  What Is The State Policy Network? The State Policy Network (SPN) is a web of so-called “think tanks” that push a right-wing agenda in every state across the country. Although many of SPN’s member organizations claim to be nonpartisan … Continue reading

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Congressional Update

  November 13, 2013     Budget Fight Continues   Congressional Republicans nearly took the U.S. economy over the cliff in early October, shutting down the government for 17 days and threatening to default on our nation’s debt. In total, … Continue reading

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Iowa Policy Project News

Keeping Count of Iowa Jobs — Carefully Numbers are funny things. Except when they’re not. And when it comes to jobs, they are not something to be treated lightly. That’s why IPP today put out a special Iowa JobWatch — … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 15 Founding convention of the Federation of Trades and Labor Unions is held in Pittsburgh. It urges enactment of employer liability, compulsory education, uniform apprenticeship and child and convict labor laws. Five years later it changes its name to … Continue reading

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