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The AID (African Infrastructure and Development) Act

The AID (African Infrastructure and Development) Act

General The Road Ahead for US Foreign Aid to Africa (2018) Pro Bridging Africa’s infrastructure gap (2018) Setting up a quality infrastructure system in Central Africa (2019) China is Upping Its Aid and Development Game. How Should the U.S. Respond? (2019) Foreign Aid Makes America Safer (2018) Infrastructure one of Central Africa’s largest challenges (2011) Infrastructure highlighted as ‘crucial’ for industrialization in Central Africa (2018) FOREIGN AID TO AFRICA: THE

A bill to ban unpaid internships

A bill to ban unpaid internships

General The Unpaid Internship: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (2018) Pro The 6 Best Arguments for Why Unpaid Internships Make Absolutely No Sense (2014) Emotional Debt: The Invisible Costs of Unpaid Internships (2018) Unpaid internships: When the costs outweigh the benefits (2018) All Shook Up: Unpaid internships and inequality (2019) Unpaid Internships Suck. Here’s What You Can Do About Them. (2018) Unpaid internships unfairly favor the wealthy (2018)

A Bill to Repeal the Dickey Amendment

A Bill to Repeal the Dickey Amendment

General American Psychological Association. Gun violence research: History of the federal funding freeze (2013) In 1993, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published an article by Arthur Kellerman and colleagues, “Gun ownership as a risk factor for homicide in the home,” which presented the results of research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study found that keeping a gun in the home was strongly and independently associated

A Bill to Fix Social Security (by increasing taxes)

A Bill to Fix Social Security (by increasing taxes)

General Fundera. What Are Payroll Taxes? (2019) Payroll taxes are any taxes that are withheld from or calculated as a percentage of an employee’s wages. This includes federal and state income tax withholding, social security and medicare taxes, federal and state unemployment taxes, and state and local payroll taxes. Most payroll tax revenue is used to administer government benefit programs. AARP Public Policy Institute. Option: Increase the Payroll Tax Rate

A Resolution to End the Criminalization of Voluntary Euthanasia

A Resolution to End the Criminalization of Voluntary Euthanasia

General Medical News Today. What are euthanasia and assisted suicide? (2018) Euthanasia: A doctor is allowed by law to end a person’s life by a painless means, as long as the patient and their family agree. Assisted suicide: A doctor assists a patient to commit suicide if they request it. Voluntary and involuntary euthanasia Euthanasia can also be classed as voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary: When euthanasia is conducted with consent. Voluntary

A Resolution to Halt Military Aid to Egypt

A Resolution to Halt Military Aid to Egypt

General Human Rights Watch World Report 2019: Egypt Egypt’s international allies continue to support Egypt’s government and rarely offer public criticism. US President Donald Trump, during al-Sisi’s September visit to New York, said that al-Sisi has done “an outstanding job” in fighting terrorism. In July, the Trump administration announced that it would reinstate Foreign Military Financing funds to Egypt after withholding some funds in August 2017 pending improving democracy and

Middle East Shift Resolution (Repeal AUMF)

Middle East Shift Resolution (Repeal AUMF)

General Scott Anderson. A Primer on Sen. Merkley’s Proposal to Replace the AUMF (2018) On Wednesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) introduced new draft legislation to repeal and replace the 2001 authorization for use of military force currently used to authorize most U.S. counterterrorism operations. His proposal builds on a “statement of principles” he released last week following a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the other such proposal currently being debated, a replacement

A Bill to end the National Emergency Procedures Act

A Bill to end the National Emergency Procedures Act

Pro Brennan Center for Social Justice (2019). Brennan Center Calls for Fundamental Reform of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 (2019) As a bipartisan group of organizations, all of which work to safeguard and strengthen our democratic institutions, we write to urge you to enact fundamental reform of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 (NEA). Such reform is critical to preventing future abuses of emergency powers that could be disastrous

The National Red Flag Act

The National Red Flag Act

General Nathaniel Baptiste. What You Need To Know About Red Flag Gun Laws (2018) Politicians across the country have debated new gun laws in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, and many state legislators have begun pushing laws that would allow cops to remove guns from people suspected of being threats. Red flag laws, sometimes called extreme risk protection order