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Sen. Marco Rubio

Sen. Rubio’s Child Tax Credit Is a Gift to Himself

Sen. Marco Rubio’s Child Tax Credit proposal isn’t as friendly to working families as he claims—cutting taxes for wealthier families, including his own.

Fair Pay Safe Workplaces

Opponents of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Claim Cost Concerns in a Last Ditch Effort to Delay Final Implementation

The final regulations will promise to help raise standards for American workers, ensure that taxpayers receive good value, and allow law-abiding businesses to compete on an even playing field.

Voter registration

Democracy 2015: A Year in Review

article icon Issue Brief This past year has seen democracy issues take center stage in the national debate. Unfortunately, while many state policymakers have capitalized on nationwide momentum for reform, some leaders continue to advance an agenda that takes their state in the wrong direction.

Infographic: The GOP Immigration Roadmap

Rather than supporting commonsense reforms that would keep families together and allow immigrants to participate in the economy, Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential primary continue to support anti-immigrant strategies.

National Labor Relations Board

Unwarranted Outcry: NLRB Browning-Ferris Decision Re-establishes Employer Responsibility

By adapting its joint employer test to today’s workplace realities, the National Labor Relations Board’s Browning-Ferris decision, rather than ruining franchising, ensures that employees can meaningfully bargain with their employers.

Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at a rally.

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

article icon Issue Brief Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposal for paid family leave fails to meet the needs of modern working families.

Rand Paul Cliven Bundy

The Dog-Whistle Politics of Seizing and Selling American Lands and Energy Resources in the West

article icon Issue Brief Republican presidential candidates are using proposals to seize, sell, or privatize America’s public lands to curry favor with the far-right wing.

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s Low-Energy Health Care Plan

article icon Issue Brief Predictably, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s health plan would repeal the Affordable Care Act and offer only platitudes and failed policies to replace it.

Trump family

The Best, Smartest, Most Tremendous Giveaway to the Wealthy Few

article icon Fact Sheet Donald Trump follows the GOP presidential primary field with a tax plan that promises even bigger gains for the richest Americans.

GOP Debate

The Trump Effect: How the GOP Candidates’ Views on Immigration Mirror ‘The Donald’

article icon Fact Sheet An analysis of the top-polling GOP candidates’ positions on immigration shows that their views aren’t that different from Donald Trump’s beliefs.

Union rally

New Census Data Highlight Why the Middle Class Needs Strong Unions

Policymakers should remember the importance of labor unions to help rebuild the middle class.

Walker and Reagan portrait

Right of Reagan

book_alt2 icon Report While the current GOP presidential candidates pledge allegiance to Ronald Reagan, the 40th president’s record shows much more pragmatism and willingness to compromise than today’s Republican Party.

Jeb Bush speaks

Jeb Bush Wants to Cut Taxes for Jeb Bush

The Jeb Bush tax plan would have cut Jeb Bush’s own taxes by nearly $800,000 in 2013 alone.

Gov. Jeb Bush

The Bush Tax Plan

article icon Fact Sheet Jeb Bush claims to support a “right to rise,” but his tax plan would keep the wealthy on top.

Obama executive order

Comments on Regulations and Guidance Implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

article icon Issue Brief The draft regulations and guidance represent an important step toward ensuring that the federal procurement process upholds strong responsibility standards.

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