Posts From the monthly archives: "September 2017"
Profile - Mignon Clyburn

Recent and ongoing actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) undermine programs particularly relevant to women of color. Mignon Clyburn is the first African American woman ever appointed to serve on the Commission, and is waging a warrior’s fight to protect consumers, women and minority-owned businesses and those in need of affordable access…(Read More)

Devos Undaunted by Opposition

President Trump’s appointee for the Secretary of Education was a controversial pick. Betsy Devos was appointed to the position with unprecedented opposition. Much of the opposition stemmed from Devos’ lack of experience as an educator and her staunch support of privately funded, for-profit Christian and charter schools. Under Devos, Americans already have…(Read More)

At the beginning of September, Congress passed and the president signed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the US government funded through December 8, 2017. The measure also provides emergency relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. As Congress has not yet passed the FY18 appropriations bills, the CR ensures (1) the federal government…(Read More)