Elizabeth Warren Wants To Force Public Companies To Make Their Sexual Harassment Data Public
Warren and Rep. Jacky Rosen introduced legislation Tuesday that would require public companies to report more information about sexual harassment, the latest in a flurry of legislation as Congress grapples with the #MeToo movement.
Kirsten Gillibrand Pledges To Stop Accepting Donations From Corporate PACs
The New York senator — a national fundraising powerhouse — joins Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Maria Cantwell in pledging to reject corporate PAC money. [Update: Following Gillibrand's announcement, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey the same pledge on Wednesday night.]
Many Democrats Are Now Donating Harvey Weinstein's Campaign Contributions To Charity
Weinstein — who was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations — has been a prolific donor to Democratic candidates and causes. As many Democratic U.S. senators and two governors said they'd give contributions from Weinstein to charity, the Democratic National Committee said they would redirect $30,000 in his most recent donations to other political groups.
Conservative Group Wants Republicans To Stop Helping Elizabeth Warren With Her Hearing Aid Bill
Frontiers of Freedom is the latest Republican-aligned group targeting Warren as speculation swirls about her 2020 intentions. But the conservative organization also is targeting Marsha Blackburn and other GOP lawmakers inclined to help Warren pass an over-the-counter hearing aid bill.
Some Republicans Really Don’t Want President Trump To Fire The Director Of Wall Street Critic CFPB
Richard Cordray runs the Republican-hated CFPB. But if Trump fires him, Republicans in Ohio worry he’ll return home as a political martyr who lost his job for being too tough on Wall Street and the banking industry — and the top Democratic candidate for governor.
Progressives' Push To Kill A Medical Research Bill Will Likely Fail
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have been putting pressure on their Democratic colleagues to vote against a bill they argue is full of giveaways to the pharmaceutical industry. But most Democrats say the bill does more good than bad.
Senator Warner Calls For New Policy To Address On Demand Economy
Sen. Mark Warner laid out the first major policy initiative to address on-demand labor and the rise of companies like Airbnb and Uber. He suggests a new classification for contract workers, and proposes a joint social insurance fund paid into by workers and employers.
Trade Deal Opponent Martin O'Malley Suggested General Support For TPP In 2013
"It seems to me to the extent that we can be proactive in concluding agreements with strategic partners, geographically, philosophically, that that is a benefit to us," he noted when asked about TPP. An aide says O'Malley's approach to trade hasn't changed — but the deal's been negotiated in private and the details aren't good.
Elizabeth Warren Says Immigration Law Changes Not Only Up To Latinos, Silent On Children At The Border
Warren said "we've got to be in this together" on an overhaul of U.S. immigration law at the NCLR conference in Los Angeles Sunday. But she did not weigh in on the current crisis with Central American children at the border.