Proposed Legislation

By Tara Adams Ragone
In Children's Issues
Oct 22nd, 2013
I was stunned to learn recently that female lacrosse players, at least in my town in New Jersey, may not wear hard helmets even though male lacrosse players must wear them.  This struck me as ludicrous and unfair.   Both sports involve athletes running around with long sticks, hurling dense rubber balls at high speeds. […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Proposed Legislation
Dec 27th, 2011
1 Comment
Christmas has just passed and Hannukah now draws to its candled conclusion as Kwaanza begins, heralding the start of a brand new year. These times naturally encourage reflection, and with my twenty-year old prodigal daughter, Lexi, about to return to Occupy D.C. after a holiday respite, I find myself considering the positions of her compatriots […]...
By Bradley Latino
In Health Reform
Feb 16th, 2011
When President Clinton announced his “Task Force on National Health Reform” in late January, 1993, Republicans (at least initially) felt the need to offer voters a conservative counterpoint. Their primary concern was countering the “employer mandate” proposals, which the right has long opposed as a job-killer. The stakes were raised when, for va...
By Katherine Matos
In Proposed Legislation
Dec 6th, 2010
1 Comment
On November 30, the Food Safety Modernization Act (Senate Bill 510) passed the Senate with a 73-25 vote.  Despite bipartisan support for the bill, on November 29, the Senate rejected two amendments to repeal Form 1099, a measure which likewise carries bipartisan support. Form 1099 is an informational return required of any business that pays […]...
By Jennifer Jascoll
In Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Aug 16th, 2010
Today CNNMoney reports that drug recalls quadrupled from 426 in 2008 to a record 1,742 in 2009.  The recalls have been attributed to “manufacturing lapses” in raw material quality, labeling and packaging, and contamination.  Generic and over-the-counter drugs have been affected the most.  CNNMoney notes that the race to put generic products on the market [&...