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CD101: Trade Away May

Lots of new laws! Hear all about the final version of fast track and other trade related dingleberries, new measures to combat human trafficking, and new benefits for veterans. In this episode, you’ll also learn about the bills that passed at least one branch of Congress in May, which include a poisonous scientific research funding bill, an anti-abortion bill, lots of bills to funnel taxpayer money into private pockets, bills that benefit veterans’ families, and more.

After the break, get the details for the Chicago and Miami meet-ups, an update on the Congressional Dish Arms Race, and hear a indisputable argument for why train travel is superior to plane travel.

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CD027: Overtime


After a health care rant, we look at H.R. 1406, a bill that would have allowed workers to get vacation time instead of cash for their overtime. It’s a bill I’d actually like to see survive. Read More

H.R. 1406: Time Off Instead of Overtime Pay

H.R. 1406 the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013” allows employers to offer their employees paid time off instead of overtime pay, if the employee agrees to it. Read More