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Americans United for Life: Planned Parenthood investigation a step on road to end abortion

By | 10.01.11 | 11:11 pm | More from The Florida Independent

An attorney for the group partially responsible for a recent congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood says the group has targeted the chain of health clinics as part of a strategy to end abortion.

Americans United for Life cheers on Stearns’ Planned Parenthood investigation

By | 09.29.11 | 1:07 pm

Responding to congressional opposition to an investigation of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the national anti-abortion rights group that instigated the investigation is using donor solicitations, blogs and a new petition to help drive the investigation forward.

Democrats in Congress condemn Rep. Stearn’s Planned Parenthood investigation

By | 09.28.11 | 6:04 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have joined a handful of members of Congress in condemning Rep. Cliff Stearn’s recently launched investigation into Planned Parenthood’s finances and policies.

Jobs, labor impact of proposed Colombia Free Trade Agreement examined at Miami meeting

By | 08.26.11 | 9:16 am | More from The Florida Independent

The Association of Floral Importers of Florida hosted a meeting in Miami on Wednesday with Colombia’s ambassador to the United States, Gabriel Silva, to show its support for a U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. #

Facing Steep Odds, 128 House Democrats Revive the Public Option

By | 07.29.10 | 6:15 am

Four months after President Barack Obama enacted the Affordable Care And Patient Protection Act, House Democrats have revived a top liberal priority that was eliminated from the sweeping health care law in the latter stages of a grueling year-long debate: the public option.

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Spratt, Becerra and Schakowsky Named to White House Deficit Panel

By | 03.24.10 | 6:14 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) just named the latest members of the White House deficit commission: Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D-S.C.), Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).

President Obama launched the panel last month after the Senate — behind More…

Schakowsky, Sanders Push Anti-Security Contractor Bill

By | 02.24.10 | 8:57 am

In advance of this morning’s big Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Blackwater in Afghanistan, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) wrote a diary for the Seminal on Firedoglake pushing a bill to restrict private security companies from performing inherently-governmental security functions:

Blackwater Heir Wants to Keep State Dept. Security Contract

By | 08.10.09 | 6:00 am

Even as a wrongful-death lawsuit moves forward against the controversial private security company formerly known as Blackwater, the firm seeks to renew its contract with the State Department to guard diplomats when the deal expires next year. And the State Department shows no signs of ruling the company out of More…