Category: Congress Blog

The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress 

Neuroscience has confirmed what most of us already know — people are horrible at understanding large numbers. This limitation doubtless contributed to challenges in how the American public perceived and grappled with COVID. Two neuroscientists defined it this fashion, “Numbers are a useful, clear and efficient way to summarize [harms], but … the brain simply can’t understand what it means that a million people have…

FTC’s blanket non-compete ban is solving the wrong problem

Opinions proceed to pile up on the FTC’s latest aggressive proposal to ban the use of non-competes for all staff in nearly any circumstance. Those in favor appear to be arguing that it is wanted to forestall hurt to rank-and-file employees whereas ignoring the indisputable fact that for a lot of corporations, particularly giant firms, non-compete agreements are an important a part of govt compensation. When it involves executives…

Senate should vote on cannabis banking reform

At the NAACP, we all know that we will’t obtain racial fairness with out financial fairness. This interdependence is especially pronounced within the cannabis trade — a sector which many people are hoping will focus its financial advantages on the Black and brown communities that have been as soon as harassed and focused for enterprise actions that right this moment are authorized, authentic, and very…

US risks falling behind foreign competitors on next generation vaccines. Congress must act now

As the United States heads into its third pandemic winter, White House COVID Coordinator Ashish Jha says concerning instruments: “the medicine cabinet has actually shrunk.” While the fast improvement of mRNA vaccines in 2020 and rollout in 2021 put the United States firmly on the map as the worldwide chief in COVID-19 pharmaceutical innovation and world vaccine provision, this has not stored tempo with continued…

Kinship care is the future of the child welfare system — let’s make it accessible to everyone

Earlier this yr the Biden administration made headlines for together with a big funding in kinship foster care of their 2023 proposed budget. This was historic for a lot of causes, most significantly as a result of it is unusual for a president to prioritize child welfare in the federal finances, not to mention one thing as particular as kinship care.   Kinship care is a…

Speaker’s committee removal powers are limited

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) fancies himself taking part in “The Apprentice Speaker,” barking, “You’re fired,” at Democrats he needs to take away from their committees.  Unfortunately, for him, a handful of his personal occasion members need to fireplace him by defeating him for Speaker.  Undaunted, he’s making a listing and checking it twice, going to sort-out who’s naughty and good (“Apprentice Speaker-the Christmas Show”). So far,…