Hey all — big news. The AHCA, the Republicans’ health care bill, has had a postponement on the vote….leadership announced that the vote is pushed back till after the holiday. Maybe all of that citizen feedback — including the fact that you can FIND and SHARE the AHCA in BillCam — has had an effect!
From Naomi’s inbox, by Alex Gangitano at RollCall.com: “A total of two-hundred twenty-seven House members have signed to the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act (H.B. 19) as of this week. ‘In the most hostile Congress in history, we have found something we can all agree on and that is a National American Women’s History Museum,’ […]
While the nation’s attention was focused on James Comey giving his testimony about his departure as director of the FBI, the House passed the Financial Choice Act, which makes major changes to rules established after the 2008 financial meltdown. This bill gives what President Trump has called a “very major haircut” to a law known as Dodd-Frank. What is Dodd-Frank? In the […]
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian,” stated rock legend Paul McCartney in 2009. Most people know about the growing uproar around the ethics of producing and consuming animal products. With the rise of the vegetarian and vegan movements, more people than ever are demanding to know: what goes into our food? […]
This past week, DailyClout hosted a Rapi Castillo, who is a coder, and Kathryn Jones, who is the Executive Director of Resistance Media Collective. They spoke about their work, along with that of other graphic artists, hackers and designers, including animators and filmmakers, in the Universal Health Action Blitz, to support a bill called the […]
A shout out to our pioneers who are women in the sciences and medicine — whose breakthroughs, history shows, are often under-recognized in medical or scientific history. Dr. Nancy Kemeny of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital is responsible for groundbreaking research. She came to this country as a child without speaking English, learned a new […]