Tammy Alexander

One person has the power to waive all laws – federal, state, and local. Any law but the constitution. This person can waive property rights laws, environmental laws, health and safety laws, even treaties with foreign governments. Is this an outrageous April Fools’ Day joke? Outrageous? Yes. A joke? Unfortunately, no. One person does have…

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It’s extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion dollars to save 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases. – Bono, rock star and anti-poverty activist. (Source: Sojourners) To learn more about global poverty and Bono’s efforts to…

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The Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Reauthorization Act (S 2731), which had been stalled in the Senate for several weeks, passed last night by a vote of 80-16. Several amendments to weaken the bill were defeated. The House passed a similar bill in April. It is uncertain whether the House…

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This week, the Senate is debating America’s Climate Security Act (S.3036), co-sponsored by Senators Lieberman (I), Connecticut and Warner (R), Virginia. The bill is a critical first step toward addressing global climate change. We urge the Senate to continue this path and take meaningful and measurable steps to strengthen the legislation as it moves forward.…

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