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The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is requesting a ream of documents from the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, spurred by a recent KHN investigation that revealed deep ties between pharmaceutical companies and two members of a committee that took a pharma-friendly stance in a recent report on drug waste. The House probe, led by Democratic Reps. ...

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In August, both houses of Congress passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution to fund policies to help working families recover from a pandemic recession. Though the proposal is subject to further tinkering, the need for it is undeniable. The expansion of the child tax credit, part of an earlier approved spending package, is already showing huge returns for families, saving 3 million children ...

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In the end, California lawmakers purporting to care about coronavirus transparency caved to business interests at the expense of worker and consumer safety. The state Senate on Friday gutted Assembly Bill 654, legislation that was originally designed to give workers — especially essential workers — timely information about coronavirus outbreaks at their job sites. The unconscionable act ...