4 hrs ago
The Washington Post
USDA drops proposal to speed up poultry processing
After a two-year battle with civil rights and food safety groups, Agriculture Department officials said Wednesday they have dropped a proposal that would have allowed poultry plants to dramatically increase the speed of processing lines as part of a new inspection system.
5 hrs ago
Coke's chief science and health officer: Give up sugar and die
Wednesday, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would impose a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
6 hrs ago
Chart(s) of the Day: What does the U.S. shamefully have in common with Oman and Papua New Guinea?
Out of 185 nations , according to Bryce Covert and Adam Peck's look into an International Labor Organization's report, Oman, New Guinea and the United States are the only ones without a guarantee of paid maternity leave.
6 hrs ago
Communications Workers of America
What's the Latest on the Trans Pacific Partnership?
House members stand up for "Buy American," and a proposal to redefine exports are two of the latest issues in the TPP debate.
11 hrs ago
Poultry inspection rule ready to go -- DeLauro shakes up soda tax...
POULTRY INSPECTION RULE READY TO GO: The White House on Wednesday concluded its review of the modernized poultry inspection rule and sent it back to the USDA for public release, a Hill staffer tells MA.
20 hrs ago
Soda tax proposal bubbles back up
For a quick sugar fix you might have to dish out some more pennies. That's if the SWEET Act gets passed through Congress.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Congressional Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban Federal Contracts to Companies Moving Abroad
A group of Democratic lawmakers has introduced legislation designed to prohibit federal contracts to multinational companies that use corporate inversions to cut their tax rates.
Ryan White's mother, others urge Congress to continue AIDS programs
Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, the Indiana teenager who became an internationally recognized advocate for people with AIDS until his death in 1990, urged Congress this week to continue funding the AIDS program that bears her son's name.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
U.S. lawmaker takes soda tax battle to Capitol Hill
A Connecticut lawmaker on Wednesday will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda drinks, the latest bid by regulators and politicians to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.
The Hartford Courant
CT House Incumbents Winning Political Money Race
Of Connecticut's members to the House of Representatives, Rep. Jim Himes has raised the most money in this election cycle and Rep. Rosa DeLauro the least.
US News & World Report
Democratic Legislation Would Regulate Work Scheduling
A new bill would require companies to give employees more notice and stability when it comes to their work schedules.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Democrats Seek U.S. Contract Ban to Discourage Inversions
Democrats in Congress are trying again to prevent the federal government from awarding contracts to companies that save taxes by moving their legal addresses outside the U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Lloyd Doggett of Texas are slated to introduce legislation today that would create a government-wide ban on contracts with such ... (more)
Lawmakers hold roundtable on Medicare
Lawmakers made a trip to Fair Haven Atwater senior center in New Haven to talk with seniors who say they were dropped by their doctors.
When schedules don't work for hourly workers
With much of the country still suffering the effects of the last recession, many hourly workers are trying to scrape by with part-time jobs that don't give them as many hours as they'd like .
Fri Jul 25, 2014
'Fair Workweek' Is Latest Ploy to Organize Retail, Restaurant Employers | Commentary
On Tuesday, top Democrats and a who's who of labor activists unveiled the latest attack on American businesses.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Bipartisan group pushes Holder to 'broaden focus' on sex trafficking
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is calling on the Department of Justice to go after people who buy children for sex.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
DeLauro Calls On FDA to Strengthen E-Cigarette, Cigar Laws
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to strengthen rules keeping "e-tobacco products" and cigars away from children.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Democrat wants FDA ban on marketing e-cigs to children
A House Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban e-cigarette flavors and celebrity marketing practices that she says target children.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Cybercast News Service
Rep. DeLauro Accuses GOP of Treating Unemployed Like - Road Kill'CNS
Rep. Rosa DeLauro accused House Republicans of treating unemployed Americans like "road kill" at an event where she and other Democrats demanded an extension of insurance benefits for the long-term unemployed even though jobs grew faster after they expired.