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On February 10, 1966, the Senate failed to gain cloture on an attempt to appeal Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, a sign of the limited power of labor unions in American politics, even at the height of their membership and influence in the United States. The 1947 Taft-Hartley Act had many terrible provisions. It […]

War on Poverty

In General
On January 8, 2014
The greatest war in American history turns 50 today. That’s the War on Poverty. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the House and Senate, my fellow Americans: I will be brief, for our time is necessarily short and our agenda is already long. Last year’s congressional session was the longest in peacetime history. With that […]
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