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U.S. House panel weighs labor law amendment to protect workers from wage theft

BY: - May 12, 2022

House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro introduced the bill, H.R. 3712, known as the “Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act of 2022.” It would require employers to provide pay stubs to workers, establish new minimum and maximum civil penalties for employers who engage in wage theft and provide grants to organizations and institutions to enhance the enforcement of wage and hour laws. 

Jan. 6 panel asks three GOP members of the U.S. House to cooperate in probe

BY: - May 2, 2022

The U.S. House committee looking into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sent letters Monday to Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Ronny Jackson of Texas, asking them to share information about meetings and conversations they had in the days and weeks leading up to the insurrection. 

New process for asylum cases at the border unveiled by Biden administration

BY: - March 25, 2022

The Biden administration announced Thursday steps to expedite asylum cases at the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to resolve a years-long backlog, but policy advocates worry the streamlined process could prevent asylum seekers from obtaining legal representation if their cases are denied. 

U.S. House Dems propose $28.6B in disaster aid for recovery from hurricanes, wildfires, floods

BY: - September 21, 2021

That disaster relief money is slightly more than the $24 billion that the Biden administration asked Congress to approve for extreme weather events during the last 18 months, including hurricanes, floods and wildfires.