This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. A whistleblower protection bill containing access to jury trials, which has long been a priority for advocates, passed in the United States House of Representatives on September 15. The legislation, the
Coal miners secured additional funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, but without a longer-term solution, they’ll be right back where they started at the end of 2021.
Members of Congress obtained disaster loans for their businesses through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
House Oversight Hearing On Facial Recognition Technology: FBI Still Can’t Vouch For Accuracy Of Systems
The FBI has a unit for facial recognition services that oversees a database with more than six hundred million photos. While the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended that the FBI take steps to ensure the accuracy of how the agency uses facial recognition, the FBI has failed to implement such
US Politicians Prepare Thoughts And Prayers For Next Victims Of Shooting They Won’t Do Anything To Prevent
The White House and members of Congress prepared thoughts and prayers for those who will be shot and killed in the nation’s next mass shooting. “It is best to be ready, since we’re not going to entertain a national conversation or support a policy change that could possibly reduce the
Single-payer opponents claim it’s politically impossible get a majority in Congress to oppose the health care industry, but House GOP just proved them wrong.
A House Intelligence Committee hearing into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election ended with no substantial revelations.
Though there is much talk of principle, it looks as though the real battle lines in Puerto Rico are drawn by alliances between funds and elected officials.
Congressman Ted Lieu introduced the No Money Bail Act of 2016, which prohibits the payment of money as a condition of pretrial release.
The U.S. House approved a bill, sponsored by Rep. Peter King, which would give DHS unprecedented surveillance powers to monitor potential whistleblowers.