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Peter DeFazio


'An Idea Whose Time Has Come': Lawmakers Roll Out Plan to Expand Worker Ownership

'Giving workers a seat at the table and their fair share of the profits they help produce is one way to even up the playing field and give hardworking Americans a chance to create an economy that works for everyone'

Lauren McCauley, staff writer ·



Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees

On "Valentine's Day for millionaires," U.S. Senate confirms safety-net opponent Mick Mulvaney for head of Office of Management and Budget

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·


How to Cut Infrastructure Costs in Half

Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one that has long been operating in North Dakota.

Ellen Brown ·


Is Bernie Sanders Too Radical for America?

Although pegged as a fringe candidate, Sanders' views are surprisingly mainstream.

Peter Dreier ·



Nearly 60 Lawmakers Boycott Netanyahu Speech

Lawmakers condemn Speaker Boehner's efforts to 'politicize foreign policy'

Lauren McCauley, staff writer ·




Out of the Kitchen and On Capitol Hill: Chefs Speak Out for GMO Labeling

'Having honest, clear labeling of the foods we eat is a fundamental right, one that’s worth fighting for.'

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·