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Wyden, Cornyn introduce bill to exempt trafficking survivors’ restitution from federal taxes

Bipartisan Bill for survivors introduced during Human Trafficking Awareness Month Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Or) and John Cornyn today introduced the Human Trafficking Survivor Tax Relief Act,which would exempt civil damages, restitution, and other monetary awards […]

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Wyden demands answers from CBP on alarming HHS OIG report showing thousands more children separated at border

Washington, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today pressed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan for answers on child separation at the border following the Department of Health and Human […]

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In Bombshell NBC News story, Merkley reveals secret Trump Administration plan to create border crisis

Leaked memo shows deliberate plans to create a border crisis—including family separation and increased detention of children—as early as December 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a bombshell NBC News report, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley todayrevealed a previously […]

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Senators Murray and Cantwell introduce resolution to defend constitutionality of pre-existing condition protections

Resolution would authorize Senate Legal Counsel to defend against Republican lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act and protections for people with pre-existing conditions (Washington, D.C.)  – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate […]