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Statement: American Rescue Plan provides critical emergency funding for public transportation

The United States House of Representatives’ passed the American Rescue Plan Act on Wednesday with more than $30 billion in funding to help transit agencies avoid major service cuts due to COVID-19-related budget challenges.

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Statement: FDA plans to reduce toxic metal in baby food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday it will adopt a plan aimed at reducing toxic substances in food for babies and toddlers.

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Statement: Massive charity telemarketing scam shut down

 

The scheme fraudulently raised more than $110 million on behalf of sham charities supposedly representing causes such as homeless veterans and cancer patients.

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Statement: House passes timely, important democracy reform legislation

The House of Representatives passed a package of democracy reform legislation (H.R. 1) on Wednesday night that features important proposals to improve the health of America’s democracy. The bill would increase participation in the voting process and disclosures on secret political spending as well as reform redistricting practices. It would also create a small donor empowerment system for federal elections, which would help combat the overwhelming influence of big money in politics.

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Statement: Bold climate bill aims for zero carbon emissions by midcentury

Congressional leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the new CLEAN Future Act on Tuesday. The legislation lays out a path for the United States to reach economy-wide emissions reduction targets that would allow the country to hit net zero emissions by 2050.

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