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In The News

March 2, 2017 In The News

New bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday.

It takes aim at two popular work visa programs used in the tech and the business world.

Called the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, the legislation is identical to the bill reintroduced by Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin in late January.

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February 23, 2017 In The News

When it comes to families and communities that have been hurt by global competition, a few things seem clear. Thanks, in part to the campaign of President Trump, their plight is finally very much out in the open. The problem, however, is not simply that he’s unlikely to actually help these communities.

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February 22, 2017 In The News

Hundreds of Democrats showed up in Fremont on Wednesday night to cheer Rep. Ro Khanna’s full-throated support of a new, far more progressive Democratic Party.

“I’d rather have a slightly smaller party, but one that’s a morally consistent party,” he told the overflow crowd at Ohlone College.

February 21, 2017 In The News

Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a proud defender of the free market, went through great pains to make the case for a border adjustment tax. He knows that the entire Republican budget blueprint hinges on this provision because it is the only way to pay for massive tax cuts. The problem is that working families and the middle class will foot the bill.

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February 14, 2017 In The News

Democrats in Congress are questioning the new FCC chief over his decision to slow the expansion of broadband subsidies for low-income households.

In a letter sent this morning, 41 House Democrats write that the commission’s actions have the effect of “reducing, not expanding, internet access” and “will hurt those in our country that need the most help.”

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