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  • News May 2, 2006

    Votes During the 107th Congress 2nd Session

    Votes during the 107th Congress, 2nd Session Cumulative score is from the 90th Congress, 1st Session through the 107th Congress, 2nd Session   Key to Votes: Vote to support the RCPL position = R Vote to oppose the RCPL position = W Not eligible member = I Did not vote = ? Announced for =

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  • News May 2, 2006

    What is PEP

    TCU has established the Political Education Program —PEP— to strengthen our legislative efforts financed from union funds. These efforts include activities to promote legislative research, campaigns to encourage voting, lobbying for legislation we support, and education programs either through our publications or at special conferences. To supplement what monies the Grand Lodge assigns for such

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  • News May 2, 2006

    US Senate Captions

    THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 107TH CONGRESS 1. Ergonomics Rule on OSHA (S. J. Res 6) –Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) for the first time, the Republican controlled Senate passed the first health and safety standard nullification in OSHA’s 30-year history.  The so-called “resolution of disapproval” not only eliminates the current ergonomics standard, it

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  • News May 2, 2006

    What is RCPL

    A VOICE IN CONGRESS Each year, TCU International President Robert A. Scardelletti asks the members, to make a strong commitment to the Responsible Citizens Political League (RCPL) — the political action committee (PAC) that represents the interests of TCU members. In each session of Congress, the House, Senate, and other entities of the Federal Government,

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  • News May 2, 2006

    US Senate Captions Second Session

    THE SECOND SESSION OF THE 107TH CONGRESS 1. Unemployment Benefits (H.R. 622) – The Senate narrowly rejected an amendment offered by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) that would have expanded eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits to laid-off workers seeking part-time jobs. The amendment would have provided a temporary supplement to unemployment insurance benefits of 15 percent

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