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Sep

2018

Trump administration diverted nearly $10 million from FEMA to ICE detention program, according to DHS document

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The Trump administration appears to have diverted nearly $10 million in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency at the forefront of the president’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to the separation of hundreds of children, some as young as 18 months old, from their parents. 

The reallocation of public money is documented in a “Transfer and Reprogramming” notification prepared this fiscal year by the Department of Homeland Security, the parent department of ICE, as the agency is known. It was made public by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon in an appearance Tuesday on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” as Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolinas.

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Sep

2018

How Trump Betrays ‘Forgotten’ Americans

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Donald Trump promotes himself as a friend of “forgotten” workers, but in ways large and small his administration has undermined what has traditionally been the biggest champion of workers: labor unions. 

Most recently, he used his authority as president to deliver a harsh Labor Day message to the 2.1 million people who work for him, canceling pay raises for the civilian employees of the federal government. In May, he issued three executive orders to weaken federal employees’ unions by, among other things, limiting the subjects they can bargain over. (On Aug. 25, a judge ruled that this move violated federal law.) In March 2017, Mr. Trump signed a law repealing an executive order signed by President Obama that sought to keep the federal government from awarding contracts to companies that violate laws protecting workers’ right to unionize, as well as wage and job safety laws.

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Sep

2018

JB Pritzker Debate Watch Parties

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Joliet JB campaign office & Wheatland Township Democratic office in Naperville

 

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2018

Bob Howard for Will County Board District 1 Fundraiser

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

6;00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sit n Bull - 614 Gould Street, Beecher, IL

 

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Aug

2018

Lauren Underwood embraces progressive label in faceoff against U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren

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Democrat Lauren Underwood is embracing the progressive label in her first run for Congress as she campaigns in the traditionally GOP-leaning far northwestern and western suburban district now held by veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren.

Underwood, a 31-year-old nurse and Naperville native who is a former adviser in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama, sparred with Hultgren on Friday during an appearance before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, showcasing their starkly different views on health care, taxes, immigration and the role of government.

Races for Congress across the country are being defined in large part by voters’ feelings about President Donald Trump. But Underwood said she’s trying to put health care at the center of the race, while Hultgren is focusing on taxes and the economy.

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