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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Condemns Vote to Removal of Rep. Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee January 30, 2023
    Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, issued the following statement on Republicans’ attempt to bring to a vote on the House floor a resolution to remove Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Deputy Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee: “The Congressional Progressive Caucus stands fully behind our […]
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  • 24 Groups To Sec. Vilsack: Strengthen Packers & Stockyards Act January 30, 2023
    Twenty four groups signed a letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack today urging that the USDA seize upon an open rulemaking process to strengthen protections for farmers and ranchers under the Packers & Stockyards Act. The agency is revisiting inadequate farmer and rancher protections from industry monopolies in a series of long-overdue rulemakings. The letter was […]
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  • Social Security Works and More Perfect Union Launch Pledge Campaign to Protect Social Security & Medicare January 30, 2023
    Today, Social Security Works and More Perfect Union launched a pledge campaign alongside Indivisible, MoveOn, and many more prominent organizations to demand every member of Congress pledge to never cut Social Security or Medicare. This campaign comes in response to plans laid out by senior Republican leadership to hold the debt ceiling hostage unless lawmakers […]
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  • NIAC Statement on Israeli Strikes in Iran January 29, 2023
    War is never the answer. NIAC president Jamal Abdi released the following statement following reports of Israeli strikes against military facilities inside Iran: "We are deeply concerned by the gathering clouds of war in the Middle East, and what these escalating tensions mean for innocent people in the region and Iranians already struggling under a […]
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  • The Israeli government is inciting a new phase of violence January 27, 2023
    As the tally of lives lost in Palestine and Israel continues to grow, it becomes increasingly clear that the Israeli government has launched a new phase of state violence against Palestinians.On Thursday, the Israeli military launched an attack that killed ten Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp. In response, earlier today, there was a lethal […]
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  • MAGA Majority Passes Oil Industry-Friendly Bill, Prioritizing Political Stunts Over Helping Amer January 27, 2023
    Today, the MAGA majority in the House passed a bill that would obstruct one of President Biden’s primary tools for fighting Big Oil’s price gouging. At the same time, the plans makes it easier to give away control of public lands to their industry allies. The Strategic Production Response Act, H.R. 21, passed on a […]
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  • House Republican Bill Sacrifices Public Lands for Fossil Fuel Profits January 27, 2023
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 21, the Strategic Production Response Act. The first major energy bill of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would mandate that non-emergency drawdowns of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) would be accompanied by a plan to lease a percentage of public lands and waters for fossil fuel production. […]
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  • REVEALED: Big Oil’s Revolving Door In the MAGA Congress January 27, 2023
    Nonpartisan watchdog Accountable.US found numerous former oil company lobbyists are being hired to work for the new Republican MAGA Congress, including in top positions on the influential House Natural Resources Committee. “ It’s no surprise that Big Oil is infiltrating the halls of Congress after spending millions to elect some of the most extreme legislators […]
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  • Big Oil's Annual Profits are "The Definition of War Profiteering" January 27, 2023
    On Friday, Chevron delivered another “slap in the face” to American families, announcing a record-setting $36.5 billion annual profit for 2022 and an unprecedented $75 billion stock buyback plan designed to enrich the company’s wealthy shareholders and executives. Chevron is the first of the Big Oil majors to announce its yearly profits. According to some […]
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  • Shocking Oil Profits Demand Crackdown January 27, 2023
    Fossil fuel behemoth Chevron announced annual earnings of $35.5 billion and that it would triple its stock buyback plan to $75 billion. Meanwhile, Exxon will announce earnings next week. 2022 total profits for the oil behemoths are expected to near $100 billion. Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, issued the following statement: “We now have […]
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