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Friday Alerts

April 24, 2015

Senate Finance Committee Approves “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority Bill

The Senate Finance Committee voted 20-6 on Wednesday to approve the Trade Promotion Authority Bill (“fast track”) that would allow the President greater powers to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP).
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Press Release

April 15, 2015

Retiree Organization Warns That Prescription Drug Costs May Increase Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in anticipation of the “fast track” trade promotion authority bill by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR): “This is a fast track to higher drug prices. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal could make drugs even more expensive for seniors.
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National Journal Congressional News

April 24, 2015

Jared Polis Just Proposed Something Unusual: Banning Steve King From Legislating

Fed up with King's policies, Polis attempted Friday afternoon to silence his conservative colleague.
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Health Care News from National Journal

April 24, 2015

Unequal Until the End

Even for the affluent, old age has its challenges. For the impoverished, it's a struggle through every last step.
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