Historic Amtrak funding aims to alleviate delays and replace nearly 50-year-old rail cars

The funding will go towards reducing maintenance backlogs, improving tracks and signals, replacing nearly 50-year-old railcars and replacing or overhauling old tunnels and bridges in a massive effort to modernize the nation’s passenger railroad service.

Supreme Court to hear arguments over Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks

The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, considers the constitutionality of Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Hoyer proposes $9 billion trust fund to help reverse global deforestation

The legislation would authorize creation of a State Department trust fund for developing countries to reverse deforestation and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Supreme Court hears arguments on Texas abortion law Monday

With a more conservative court, pro-choice and pro-life activists are closely watching this case.

D.C. pro-choice march demands protection for women’s rights

Thousands rallied Saturday in Washington in support of reproductive rights as a response to a restrictive abortion bill passed in Texas and an upcoming Supreme Court challenge to a Mississippi law.

As Walmart sales soared, workers got scant COVID-19 protection from OSHA

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, provides a window into OSHA’s performance during the pandemic.