Demand Progress

Demand Progress works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, lobbying, and elections in the United States.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Demand Progress Condemns House Leadership for Undermining Privacy, Sending H.R.6172 to Conference
After failing to ram through the domestic surveillance reauth bill—the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act -- last night, Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy collaborated to punt the legislation out of the House and into a conference committee, which leadership will use to undermine privacy...
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Burr Must Be Completely Removed From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) announced he is temporarily stepping down as chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the wake of reports he sold off stocks after receiving non-public information regarding COVID-19. Yesterday, the FBI served Burr a warrant and seized his cell...
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Senate Passes PATRIOT Act Reauthorization without Key Privacy Protection
Today, the Senate passed the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act (H.R. 6172), which would reauthorize three expired Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities, including Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. Yesterday, the Senate adopted the Lee-Leahy amendment , which established a...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Demand Progress Urges Opposition to HEROES Act
Demand Progress is urging members of the House of Representatives to oppose the so-called HEROES Act on the grounds that it does not do enough to address the impact of the crisis on ordinary people, does not make provisions for sufficient oversight, and unduly benefits the wealthy and large...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Demand Progress Urges Opposition to HEROES Act
Demand Progress is urging members of the House of Representatives to oppose the so-called HEROES Act on the grounds that it does not do enough to address the impact of the crisis on ordinary people, does not make provisions for sufficient oversight, and unduly benefits the wealthy and large...
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Monday, May 11, 2020
More Than 50 National Organizations From Progressive, Anti-war, and Faith Communities Urge Presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden and President Trump to Adopt a More Principled Foreign Policy
Today, more than 50 national organizations representing millions of Americans sent a letter to President Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, to adopt a more principled foreign policy, one that prioritizes diplomacy and multilateralism over militarism. The letter, organized by Demand...
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
In Wake of Amazon’s Lies to Congress, Bezos Must Finally Testify
A report by The Wall Street Journal today shows that Amazon employees used data collected about independent sellers on the company’s platform to gain an advantage in selling its own products. This is directly counter to claims the corporate giant has long made, including to Congress. "Amazon has...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Watchdog Groups: Rep. Donna Shalala Must Step Down From Bailout Oversight Commission
The Revolving Door Project and Demand Progress Education Fund have sent a letter to House Democratic Leadership demanding that they seek the resignation of Representative Donna Shalala (D-FL) from the Congressional Oversight Commission that is charged with overseeing the recently-passed coronavirus...
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Monday, April 20, 2020
Demand Progress Urges Votes Against Any Stimulus Bill That Does Not Protect Working People
Demand Progress will oppose, and will urge representatives and senators to oppose, any stimulus bill that does not include essential measures to support the millions of ordinary Americans struggling during the coronavirus crisis. These include: More money for the unemployed; Money for the USPS;...
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Monday, March 16, 2020
As Lawmakers Fall Ill, Congress and State Legislatures Must Enact Continuity Plans
Demand Progress calls on Congress and state legislatures to institute continuity of governance plans immediately, before the COVID-19 crisis worsens and the legislatures become unable to act. Many members of Congress have been exposed to the virus, it was announced that two New York state lawmakers...
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