District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Texas Compounding Pharmacy and its Owner to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated Drugs

“Doctors and patients must be able to rely on the safety and quality of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.  “The Department of Justice will continue to work with FDA to enforce the provisions of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.” Please follow and … Read moreDistrict Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Texas Compounding Pharmacy and its Owner to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated Drugs

Former Supervisor at Louisiana Correctional Facility Pleads Guilty to Violating Civil Rights of Five Inmates

The Justice Department today announced that defendant Christopher Loring, a former officer at the Richwood Correctional Center, pleaded guilty in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to cover up the physical assault of five inmates by officers. Loring, 36, of West Monroe, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to conspiring with other officers to falsify … Read moreFormer Supervisor at Louisiana Correctional Facility Pleads Guilty to Violating Civil Rights of Five Inmates

Anchor workers organize at craft brewery

Campaign launch: Workers at Anchor Brewing in San Francisco launched their union effort with supporters who visited customers and small businesses on February 7. Anchor is hammering workers with an anti-union campaign before the March 6th union election. Photo by Otto Pippenger Workers who make one of the nation’s best-known craft beers – Anchor Steam … Read moreAnchor workers organize at craft brewery

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Imports of Acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Imports of Acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain kcpullen@doc.gov Tue, 03/12/2019 – 18:26 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping … Read moreU.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Imports of Acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain

Mexican top cop: security is deficient throughout country

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s top security official says that “security is deficient in almost the whole country,” after a large group of migrants went missing in northern Mexico. Public Safety Secretary Alfonso Durazo says the number of men pulled off a bus last week in the border state of Tamaulipas has been reported as anywhere … Read moreMexican top cop: security is deficient throughout country

Axne Exposes Wells Fargo Outsourced Iowa Jobs Overseas at Financial Services Cmte Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) questioned Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan on recent Iowa layoffs at a U.S. House Financial Services Committee hearing. During her line of questioning, Congresswoman Axne exposed that the company has outsourced some of the 400 recent layoffs in Des Moines overseas. Full transcript of the exchange is … Read moreAxne Exposes Wells Fargo Outsourced Iowa Jobs Overseas at Financial Services Cmte Hearing

2,287 Migrants in Quarantine for Communicable Disease Outbreaks

The thousands of migrants amassed at the U.S. southern border with Mexico present countless challenges to the federal agencies tasked to process them, including dealing with those who are sick with highly contagious diseases. Reuters reported that as of March 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reports that some 50,000 migrants are in federal detention … Read more2,287 Migrants in Quarantine for Communicable Disease Outbreaks

Rep. Axne Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to End Bonuses During Corporate Bankruptcies

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) sponsored legislation to stand up for Iowa workers and consumers by ending executive bonuses during corporate bankruptcies. Congresswoman Axne joined U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Tim Burchett (TN-02) and Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) as an original cosponsor of the bipartisan No Bonuses in Bankruptcy Act of 2019. “I ran for … Read moreRep. Axne Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to End Bonuses During Corporate Bankruptcies

Chairman Takano Gives Opening Remarks before the Legislative Presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) delivered opening remarks before the Legislative Presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organization at the Joint House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing. Organizations testifying included: NASDVA, FRA, GSW, VBA, JWV, MOPH, and MOAA. Below is a link to the video of the Chairman’s … Read moreChairman Takano Gives Opening Remarks before the Legislative Presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations

Pres. Trump Continues Push for More Immigration

Tue, Mar 12th 2019 @ 10:39 am EDT In an exclusive interview with Breitbart, Pres. Trump said the country needs to import more foreign workers, but also said that he wants an immigration system that’s less of a burden on American taxpayers. Since his State of the Union address, Pres. Trump has maintained a consistent … Read morePres. Trump Continues Push for More Immigration

Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the "Legislative Presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations (NASDVA, FRA, GSW, BVA,JWV, MORH, MOAA)"

On Tuesday March 12, 2019, the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a joint hearing to receive the “Legislative Presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations (NASDVA, FRA, GSW, BVA, JWV, MOPH, MOAA”.  The Committees will meet at 10:00 a.m. on the ground floor, room 50, (G-50) of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.  … Read moreJoint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the "Legislative Presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations (NASDVA, FRA, GSW, BVA,JWV, MORH, MOAA)"

Rep. Axne Announces Nearly $175,000 in Federal Funding for Iowa Dept. of Public Health

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne announced nearly $175,000 in federal funding for the Iowa Department of Public Health. The funding was awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) State Primary Care Offices Grant Program which is intended to reduce shortages of health care professionals. Specifically, Iowa’s Primary Care Offices will receive … Read moreRep. Axne Announces Nearly $175,000 in Federal Funding for Iowa Dept. of Public Health

When Does A $20 Million Settlement Feel Like A Bargain? Uber Shows You How

When the news broke today that Uber had agreed to pay a group of drivers $20 million to settle a long-running misclassification claim, you could be forgiven for thinking that the deal sounded like a massive blow to the gig economy giant. After all, $20 million is a substantial sum – no matter how large … Read moreWhen Does A $20 Million Settlement Feel Like A Bargain? Uber Shows You How

Whatever happened to overtime? (with Sharon Block and Chris Lu)

The overtime threshold used to be the minimum wage for the middle class—but where did it go? Labor experts Sharon Block and Chris Lu join Nick and Jasmin to explain why the overtime threshold, which used to cover 65 percent of workers, today covers only 7 percent. That’s craziness! And surprise, surprise—employers love to claim … Read moreWhatever happened to overtime? (with Sharon Block and Chris Lu)

Whatever happened to overtime?

The overtime threshold used to be the minimum wage for the middle class—but where did it go? Labor experts Sharon Block and Chris Lu join Nick and Jasmin to explain why the overtime threshold, which used to cover 65 percent of workers, today covers only 7 percent. That’s craziness! And surprise, surprise—employers love to claim … Read moreWhatever happened to overtime?