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Urgent Call to Action - Congressional Review Act on State Savings Initiatives

Mar 29, 2017 7:35 AM EDT
Call your Senator and tell them to oppose HJRES 66/67 that seek to stop states from making retirement savings accounts available to small business employees. HJRES 66/67 would jeopardize state savings initiatives. Tell your Senator to vote no.Longer (Talking Points)Support DOL Rule on Work and SaveInnovative solutions to America's saving crisis are at risk.• A 2016 Department of Labor rule provides guidance on how states can enter into public-private partnerships to increase personal savings rates for small business employees. The rule is clear: Small business owners have no operational burden for these plans. Their only interaction with a Work and Save plan is to facilitate payroll deductions for these individual savings plans.• We urge Congress ...
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Urgent Call to Action – Tell Your Senator to Save State Savings Initiatives

Mar 29, 2017 2:47 AM EDT
Call your Senator and tell them to oppose HJRES 66/67, which would jeopardize state savings initiatives. HJRES 66/67 seeks to prevent states from making retirement savings accounts available to small business employees, hurting those employees' ability to save for retirement. Tell your Senator to vote no.Millions of Americans Don't Have Enough Saved for Retirement55 million working Americans do not have a way to save for retirement out of their regular paycheck because their employer does not offer a retirement plan.Yet we know employees are 15 times more likely to save if they have a payroll deduction savings plan at work. States Lead the Way – Work and Save In response to the savings crisis, numerous states – the laboratories of democracy – hav...
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Week 9 in Energy & Environment: Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Approved and Ethics Action Against Scott Pruitt

Mar 27, 2017 10:36 PM EDT
Budgets. An analysis released this week shows that spending on federal contracts related to the environment in fiscal year 2016 reached 423 congressional districts. Almost half of the $5.9 billion went to districts represented by Republicans, which may present challenges when the Administration tries to pursue major spending cuts that affect these districts.Permits. Friday, the Trump administration approved a permit authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. This doesn't yet clear the path for TransCanada's $8 billion project, which still requires regulatory approval from the Nebraska Public Service Commission. That decision won't likely come until fall 2017. The State Department approved the project with an environmental impact assessm...
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