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  • The food industry needs to stop hiding nutrition information 
  • Nearly four in ten American adults are obese according to new government data. That's an all-time high.  The Food and Drug Administration has proposed two rules to help combat this obesity epidemic. The first would require chain...

  • The real tax on troops
  • A recent blog post by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) highlights an alarming trend as recruits join today’s All-Volunteer Force. According to CFPB, during last fiscal year, 70 percent of new recruits paid into the...

  • What border communities want and need in a Dream Act
  • Southern border residents are joining communities across the nation in urging Congress to pass a DREAM Act before the end of the year. An estimated 1 in 5 DREAMers live in the southern border region, and about half of all DREAMers reside...

  • On this we agree: Congress must act on gun violence
  • Twenty-five years ago Thursday my dear friend was murdered on his college campus by a fellow student with a semi-automatic weapon that he purchased with no waiting period and bullets he ordered by mail.With his long dark hair often pulled...

  • Congress: Act now to safeguard patients’ access to Part B treatments
  • Congress operates with good intentions; it is the good-faith pact it has with America’s citizens. However, when a well-meaning legislative framework ends up harming those it is meant to help due to flawed implementation, our elected lawmakers must...

  • In the midst of tax reform, let’s not forget about capital access
  • As tax reform continues to make its way through the legislative process, it is easy to lose focus on all the other legislative developments in Congress. This is understandable, considering that we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to finally...

  • Hyperbole over humanity – what SESTA’s opponents have gotten wrong
  • “It will break the internet.” “It is a violation of free speech.” “It will stifle the growth of future online companies.” These are just a few of the misconceptions being tossed around as justification for opposing proposed legislation that would...

  • Say no to seismic blasting and drilling in the Atlantic
  • Imagine living in a neighborhood where a huge blast, like a stick of dynamite, exploded every 10-12 seconds non-stop for weeks to months on-end. Under the Trump administration’s plan to rollback existing protections against offshore...

  • Why the opioid epidemic could spark bipartisan cooperation
  • The opioid crisis has finally come into clear view. This emerging epidemic is, as almost everyone acknowledges, a signal threat to American society. More people died last year of opioid-related overdoses than Americans were killed in the entire...

  • Child sex dolls, the newest outlet for pedophiles, must be banned
  • It’s a uniquely vile person who preys on children to fulfill horrific pedophilic urges. During my 20 years as a prosecutor, I put away animals who played out their disgusting fantasies on innocent children. What I saw and heard was enough to make...

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