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Addressing the Federal Judicial Vacancy Crisis in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey must work together to fill the vacancies on Pennsylvania’s federal bench.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What DAPA Means for the Economy and the Electorate

Fully implementing DAPA is not only the right thing to do for families and the economy—it also has key electoral implications.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Using ESEA Reauthorization to Address Inequities in School Funding

Congressional reauthorization of the ESEA should include measures to reduce the funding inequities between the public schools that serve affluent versus low-income students.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Curbing the Abuse of LGBT Immigrants in Detention

As long as Congress continues to require ICE to detain 34,000 people daily in order to fill an arbitrary quota, LGBT immigrants will continue to be vulnerable to abuse in detention.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Increasing U.S.-China Cooperation to Build a Blue Economy

To build an environmentally and economically robust Blue Economy, the United States and China must expand cooperation.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Expanding Medicaid to Replace Low-Income Pool Funding

As low-income pool funding expires, governors and state legislators in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas must act to expand Medicaid to provide low-income residents with insurance coverage.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fostering Social Cohesion to Build Climate Resilience

Government policies must foster community cohesion and incorporate community input in climate resilience and mitigation plans.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Progress and Challenges for American Women Across Four Generations

Generational differences can play a role in complicating the conversation around women’s leadership and breaking down barriers to equality.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Taking a Two-Generation Approach for English Language Learners

Ensuring that both parents and children have access to quality English language instruction will increase the economic well being of families and communities.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Modernizing Military Compensation

Congress should use this year’s defense authorization bill to modernize the U.S. military compensation system.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Closing Loopholes in Coal Royalty Valuation on Public Lands

The Department of the Interior should strengthen its proposed rule to ensure that taxpayers get a fair return on coal mined from public lands.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A High Bar to Clear for Privatizing Air Traffic Control

As Congress considers reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration operations, it should consider the successes of the current system as well as the uncertain consequences of privatization.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Net-Zero Energy Buildings For the Federal Government

The U.S. Department of Energy must finalize a rule that would make federal government buildings more environmentally friendly.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Building Resilience to Climate Change on America’s Coasts

Policymakers at all levels of government must act to make coastal communities more resilient to the effects of climate change.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Raising the Minimum Wage

The Murray-Scott minimum wage bill would deliver a long-overdue wage hike to many working Americans and a boost to the U.S. economy.

Thursday, April 30, 2015