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The House votes to condemn President Trump’s attacks on women of color in Congress as racist. Also on our Wednesday rundown: A new report forecasts big losses for some states if the ACA is repealed. And a corporate call to flex muscle to close the gender pay gap.

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Archive: July 19, 2007

It's all about the children today in Congress. The U.S. Senate is taking up a bill that would expand the state children's health insurance program, known as S-CHIP, to more of Montana's 37,000 uninsured kids, and many more children across the country. Olivia Riutta with Working for Equality and Ec ...Read More

Other countries, have been aggressively going after public service contracts over the past twenty years because water is such a profitable resource. But the trend has been reversed in Stockton -- the city council has just voted to cancel private contracts. Sylvia Kothe with the Concerned Citizens Co ...Read More

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison Wednesday introduced a bill, modeled after Minnesota law, to end predatory mortgage lending practices. He says it's designed to protect consumers. One provision is that borrowers need to know exactly what they're getting into, and at what price. "It's just a basi ...Read More

New Hampshire's faith-based groups say it's about service, not money. Several of the state's largest faith organizations have joined forces to get more social services to more people without seeking federal faith-based funds. Dick Shannon is the chairman of the Faith Based Action Network of New Hamp ...Read More

Congress is set to look at updating a relic from the history of the Wild West -- the 135-year old General Mining Law that deems mining comes first, companies from other countries can take resources for free, and damage cleanup is never required. A closer look at how mining has impacted water qual ...Read More

Ohio's Congressional offices got a visit yesterday from the littlest lobbyists in the state as kids from around Ohio gathered to speak up for children's health care. Organized by Children's Defense Fund's "Freedom Schools," the event brought over 400 kids to the Ohio offices of both of the state's ...Read More

It's not a top five list Ohio wants to be on -- the "Filthy Five." A new report identifies an Ohio chlorine plant as one of five nationwide that still use mercury in their production process, making the plant the third largest source of airborne mercury pollution in the state. Report author Simon M ...Read More

It's a top five list West Virginia would rather avoid -- the "Filthy Five." A new report identifies a West Virginia chlorine plant as one of five nationwide that still use mercury in their production process, making the plant a top mercury polluter. Report author Simon Mahan with the “Oceana ...Read More

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