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Pillard Approved to Fill Second of Three D.C. Circuit Vacancies

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Senate voted 51-44 early Thursday morning to confirm Cornelia “Nina” Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, becoming the second of President Obama’s three nominees to the court to be confirmed since the Senate changed its filibuster rules.

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Categories: Judiciary

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Senate Confirms Watt to Head FHFA

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Senate voted 57-41 on Tuesday to confirm Congressman Mel Watt as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), a position that oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration.

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Categories: Housing & Lending

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Senate Approves Millett, First Nominee Confirmed Since Senate Rules Change

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Senate voted 56-38 on Tuesday morning to confirm Patricia Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, becoming just the sixth woman to serve on the court in its 120-year history.

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Categories: Judiciary

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Senate to Support Equal Employment Bill

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 49 other organizations submitted a letter to the Senate this week in support of a bill – called the Equal Employment for All Act – that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D. Mass., will introduce next week.

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Categories: Jobs & Economy, Poverty & Welfare

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PISA Results Reveal 'Educational Stagnation' in United States

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released results this week for the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests 15-year-old students in more than 60 countries in mathematics, reading, and science. Since results were last released in 2009, the United States’ scores, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, represent “a picture of educational stagnation.”

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Categories: Education

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New FBI Report Indicates Slight Decrease in Hate Crimes, Though Reporting Numbers Fall

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

An annual report recently released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed a 7 percent decrease compared to last year’s figures in the number of hate crimes reported by local law enforcement partners in 2012.

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Categories: Hate Crimes & LLEHCPA

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Disability Treaty CRPD, an Opportunity for American Leadership

Friday, November 22, 2013

Human rights activists filled the room to support Senate ratification of the disability rights treaty at the second hearing on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on November 21.

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Categories: Disability Rights, Human Rights

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Confirmation of Harper to UNHRC

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights pushed this week for the confirmation of Keith Harper as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council, a position President Obama nominated him for in June.

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Categories: Human Rights

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges House to Support Immigration Reform Bill

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights expressed its support last week for H.R. 15, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” which closely follows the legislative package passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this year. 

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Categories: Immigration

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