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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.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Food Science, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

5 hrs ago | Salon

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.

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Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

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.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US House of Representatives

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.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Representative Donna Edwards

11 hrs ago | Politico

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.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley

20 hrs ago | WTNH

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, Food, Nutrition

Wed Jul 30, 2014

FoodNavigator

House bill would mandate soda tax; voluntary efforts not cutting it, rep says

Rep. DeLauro: "People want to be healthy and they want their kids to be healthy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sugar, Life, Food, Dieting

WebCPA

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lloyd Doggett, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Carl Levin, SourceMedia

Washington Blade

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.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, Barbara Lee, Henry Waxman, Fred Upton, Republican

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Reuters

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, New York, NY, Michael Bloomberh, Beverages, CocaCola

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Larson, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Joe Courtney, Representative Elizabeth Esty, Connecticut

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.

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Related Topix: US News, George Miller, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Senate, University of Chicago

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bloomberg

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)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lloyd Doggett, US Senate, Carl Levin, Richard Durbin, Barack Obama

WTNH

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, New Haven, CT, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

ScienceBlogs

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 .

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Related Topix: George Miller, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Senate

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Roll Call

'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.

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Related Topix: George Miller, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, IGN Entertainment, Small Business, Personal Finance

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Hill

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Ted Poe, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, John Cornyn, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

CSP

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.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Marketing

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Free Republic

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Marketing, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican

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