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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Passes House in Bipartisan Vote

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin voted in support of a program that aims to protect and preserve the Great Lakes, saying it would help fund the state's future economy. The legislation reauthorized the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and increased its funding by 60% over five years. By fiscal 2026, funding will reach $475 million.

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Bobby Jones Was About to Retire. Instead He Joined the Fight Against Coal Ash.

This North Carolina community organizer is working to give marginalized communities affected by environmental issues a platform to voice their concerns.

Rep. Harley Rouda Votes to Protect California Wilderness

California Democrat Rep. Harley Rouda backed legislation that aims to protect public lands and waters in California, Washington and Colorado. Rouda said he was proud to vote in favor of the effort, and emphasized how protected lands like Yosemite and Joshua Tree support California’s economy. “California is home to world-renowned wilderness. Every year, millions travel...

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North Carolina’s Environmental Agency Has Had A Third of Its Budget Cut Since 2008

When a state environmental agency doesn’t have enough staff members and inspectors to check pollution from facilities on a regular basis, violations can go unnoticed, one environmental advocate said.

Rep. Lauren Underwood Pushes For Better Insurance Coverage For Moms And Babies

Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood of Illinois said attacks on the Affordable Care Act could put expecting mothers at greater risk, emphasizing the important of the health overhaul during a hearing on maternal mortality. “Moms and babies are losing their lives and unacceptably high rates in the United States…We know that in the context of today’s...

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Freshmen Lawmakers Take on Government Corruption

The Anti-Corruption Caucus will work to prevent foreign interference in elections and more.

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Anti-Semitic Incidents Keep Happening in America. The House Wants to Know Why.

A subcommittee hearing examined what the government is doing to stop these incidents. Democratic Rep. Max Rose held a subcommittee hearing this month to discuss an uptick in anti-Semitic incidents and what the government is doing to stem the rise of domestic terrorism.  Two of the deadliest attacks on Jews in the United States happened...