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ACLU Statement on Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

1 February 2017 - 8:34am
ACLU

American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:

“Americans need an independent Supreme Court justice who will defend our hard-won civil rights and civil liberties and stand up to overreaching executive actions. The Supreme Court has a special obligation under our Constitution to protect the rights of all people to equal treatment, of women to control their reproductive choices, and of everyone to privacy and free expression. 

ACLU Statement on Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

1 February 2017 - 8:34am
ACLU

American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:

“Americans need an independent Supreme Court justice who will defend our hard-won civil rights and civil liberties and stand up to overreaching executive actions. The Supreme Court has a special obligation under our Constitution to protect the rights of all people to equal treatment, of women to control their reproductive choices, and of everyone to privacy and free expression. 

350.org on Pruitt Committee Vote Boycott

1 February 2017 - 8:23am
350.org

Today, Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee boycotted the vote on Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination for EPA Administrator. In response, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:

"The resistance strikes back. With Pruitt refusing to answer the most basic questions about his fossil fuel industry connections, Democrats are right to protest. This is the sort of principled leadership that the public is demanding from their elected officials."

Scott Pruitt Won’t Protect America’s Air, Water or Families

1 February 2017 - 5:49am
Environment America

Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is slated to vote on President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

Scott Pruitt Won’t Protect America’s Air, Water or Families

1 February 2017 - 5:49am
Environment America

Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is slated to vote on President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

Scott Pruitt Won’t Protect America’s Air, Water or Families

1 February 2017 - 5:49am
Environment America

Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is slated to vote on President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

Statement on Boycott of Votes on Mnuchin, Price by Senate Finance Democrats

31 January 2017 - 10:57am
Demand Progress

Today, Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee walked out of a markup and vote on Steve Mnuchin’s nomination as Treasury Secretary and Tom Price’s nomination to be HHS Secretary, denying quorum.
 

Ethics Watchdog Applauds Boycott of Trump’s Corporate Cabinet

31 January 2017 - 10:36am
Public Citizen

Today, Democratic lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee boycotted the committee markup where votes to advance the nominations of U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Steven Mnuchin for secretary of Health and Human Services and Treasury secretary respectively, were scheduled to take place. Outside the hearing room, committee Democrats cited concerns that President Donald Trump’s nominees failed to provide truthful answers to questions posed to them at their hearings.

Ethics Watchdog Applauds Boycott of Trump’s Corporate Cabinet

31 January 2017 - 10:36am
Public Citizen

Today, Democratic lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee boycotted the committee markup where votes to advance the nominations of U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Steven Mnuchin for secretary of Health and Human Services and Treasury secretary respectively, were scheduled to take place. Outside the hearing room, committee Democrats cited concerns that President Donald Trump’s nominees failed to provide truthful answers to questions posed to them at their hearings.

Ethics Watchdog Applauds Boycott of Trump’s Corporate Cabinet

31 January 2017 - 10:36am
Public Citizen

Today, Democratic lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee boycotted the committee markup where votes to advance the nominations of U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Steven Mnuchin for secretary of Health and Human Services and Treasury secretary respectively, were scheduled to take place. Outside the hearing room, committee Democrats cited concerns that President Donald Trump’s nominees failed to provide truthful answers to questions posed to them at their hearings.

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns DeVos Committee Vote

31 January 2017 - 10:30am
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the Senate HELP Committee’s party-line vote recommending Betsy DeVos’ nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Education:

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns DeVos Committee Vote

31 January 2017 - 10:30am
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the Senate HELP Committee’s party-line vote recommending Betsy DeVos’ nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Education:

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns DeVos Committee Vote

31 January 2017 - 10:30am
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the Senate HELP Committee’s party-line vote recommending Betsy DeVos’ nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Education:

Over 500,000 People, With Thousands More Joining by the Hour, Call on Congress to Begin Impeachment Investigation

31 January 2017 - 9:21am
RootsAction

Eleven days after the inauguration of President Trump, more than half a million people have joined the campaign and petition at Impea

Over 500,000 People, With Thousands More Joining by the Hour, Call on Congress to Begin Impeachment Investigation

31 January 2017 - 9:21am
RootsAction

Eleven days after the inauguration of President Trump, more than half a million people have joined the campaign and petition at Impea

House Poised to Repeal Global Anti-Corruption Measure

31 January 2017 - 9:13am
Jubilee USA Network

Within the next 24 hours, the US House of Representatives could repeal a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects the oil, gas and mining sector. The "Cardin-Lugar amendment" of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act requires oil and mining companies to disclose financial activity and payments to governments in the countries it operates. While repeal in the House seems likely, transparency advocates hope the Senate will stop any repeal. If repeal measures pass the House and Senate, President Donald Trump would have to sign the bill to go into effect.

House Poised to Repeal Global Anti-Corruption Measure

31 January 2017 - 9:13am
Jubilee USA Network

Within the next 24 hours, the US House of Representatives could repeal a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects the oil, gas and mining sector. The "Cardin-Lugar amendment" of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act requires oil and mining companies to disclose financial activity and payments to governments in the countries it operates. While repeal in the House seems likely, transparency advocates hope the Senate will stop any repeal. If repeal measures pass the House and Senate, President Donald Trump would have to sign the bill to go into effect.

ACLU Statement on Potential White House Anti-LGBT Executive Order

31 January 2017 - 8:25am
ACLU

The White House yesterday sought to distance itself from rumors of an impending anti-LGBT Executive order, pledging to continue to enforce a 2014 Obama Administration order that enshrines nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people when seeking federal employment.

American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project Director James Esseks had the following reaction:

ACLU Statement on Potential White House Anti-LGBT Executive Order

31 January 2017 - 8:25am
ACLU

The White House yesterday sought to distance itself from rumors of an impending anti-LGBT Executive order, pledging to continue to enforce a 2014 Obama Administration order that enshrines nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people when seeking federal employment.

American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project Director James Esseks had the following reaction:

Earthjustice Outlines Opposition To Trump Nominees

31 January 2017 - 7:08am
Earthjustice

President Donald Trump has nominated a number of individuals who will promote policies that will harm the environment, increase the exposure of families and communities across our country to air and water pollution, blunt efforts to promote environmental justice, reverse progress in reducing climate changing pollution, and otherwise turn back the clock on environmental and public health protections. Several of those nominations will be voted on this week — either by key committees or by the full Senate. 

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