Elizabeth Warren: GOP ‘Ringing the Dinner Bell’ for Lobbyists


Sen Harry Reid and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (photo: Greg Nash/Getty)
Sen Harry Reid and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (photo: Greg Nash/Getty)

 

Tim Devaney | The Hill | Reader Supported News | May 18, 2016

en. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and fellow Democrats are vowing to block Republican efforts to roll back controversial regulations.

Warren on Wednesday slammed the GOP for connecting policy riders that would overturn regulations to must-pass government funding bills.

In recent years, Republicans have turned to policy riders in an attempt to cut off regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, Labor Department and other federal agencies.

“It’s like ringing the dinner bell for lobbyists,” Warren said. “They are swarming this place, because they have all sorts of goodies they want to sneak into” the government spending bills.

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Labor Department Issues Guidelines on Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Federal Contract Workers


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Labor Department Issues Guidelines on Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Federal Contract Workers
WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 21, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Labor has finalized a federal rule making it illegal for federal contractors to discriminate against LGBTQ workers. Earlier this year, the President issued the executive order on nondiscrimination protections and tasked the Labor Department with releasing guidelines on its implementation.

“This is yet another step forward by the federal government to eliminate discrimination against LGBTQ workers. It’s great news for the millions of hardworking LGBTQ families across the country who work for federal contractors and who simply want to make a living and provide for their loved ones, without the specter of being fired.

“We thank U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Patricia Shiu for working to implement EO 13672. We also thank the President for his continued leadership in securing full freedom and justice for all LGBTQ people and their families.”

— Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force