America’s College Promise Act of 2015.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015.    Today Congress introduced a bill that would make two years of college free, helping students earn the first half of their bachelor’s degree and skills they need in the work place. The bill will also make critical investments in helping more students get access to a four-year college degree at…

Let’s Put This in Perspective

…$15 an hour gives a person $31, 200 before taxes. After taxes: Annual Gross Pay , $31,200.00 Federal Withholding, $3,879.00 Social Security, $1,922.00 Medicare, $449.50 New Jersey, $520.00* SUI/SDI, $246.05*   Net Pay, $24,183.45* *These rates are determined by states, so your pay will vary depending on the state you live.

Supreme Court Healthcare Decision

The idea that health care would have been thrown into chaos if the Supreme Court had decided differently, is a testament that this system is working to help Americans receive affordable health care. Fortunately, the federal government can continue to provide nationwide tax subsidies to assist the poor and middle-class families to buy healthcare. In…

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 Reported out of House Committee | Oceana USA

Last week the House Natural Resources Committee made a crucial move to keep illegal fish out of the United States market.  The committee voted unanimously to advance Congresswoman Bordallo’s bill, H.R. 774, the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015, which contains vital implementing legislation for the Port State Measures Agreement (PMSA).…