International Women’s Day

International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's. The first National Women's Day was observed across the United States on February 28, 1909. However, the tragic 1911 Triangle Factory Fire that took the lives of more than 140 working women became a catalyst for subsequent Women's Days (which was already growing as an internationally […]

ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: Gun Legislation

This week the country grappled with the tragedy in Orlando, Fla. Fifty people died and 53 more were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in the city. The mass shooting was both the largest non-military massacre and deadliest attack on the LGBT community in U.S. history. The city of Orlando has released […]

It’s Appropriations Season!

See the current status of the twelve appropriations bills: Bill Senate House Agriculture S. 2956: Approved by Committee H.R. 5054 Approved by Committee Commerce, Justice, Science S. 2837 Approved by Committee H.R. 5393 Approved by Committee Defense S. 3000 Approved by Committee H.R. 5293 Approved by Committee Energy and Water   H.R. 2028 Failed vote in […]

Issue Spotlight: International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements. The day began in 1911 when 15,000 women marched through New York City to "demand voting rights and better working conditions."  We've highlighted a variety of bills specifically related to women in the United States and abroad. Here's a quick look at bills […]

Issue Spotlight: Brain Injury Awareness Month (March 2016)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects over 2.5 million people per year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Brain injuries caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain are a contributing factor to 138 deaths per day.  The leading causes of TBI are: falls […]

Issue Spotlight: Energy Reform

The last time major energy reform made it across the finish line it was 2007. Gas was $2.81 per gallon, Britney Spears kicked off her historic breakdown, and the iPhone was released. That's right, the iPhone had just entered our consciousness. Since that time, U.S. energy production has changed dramatically. Wind and solar electricity now […]