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First Focus Lauds Rep. Castor's ASSIST Act

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Bill makes schools central to battling crisis among kids WASHINGTON, May 10, 2022 — Strengthening the role of schools in mental health promotion, prevention and intervention is key to battling the mental health crisis afflicting our nation’s children, experts said during First Focus on Children’s Kids and COVID Conversation Series. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) have intr...

Health Data Privacy Rears Its Head at Facebook Hearing

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During Congressional hearings last week, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) called on Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to support her bill, Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly (BROWSER) Act, which would require companies like Facebook to improve protections for health data privacy and the privacy of other sensitive information.

‘We need to fix it’: Watchdogs, lawmakers try to halt Zombie Campaign spending

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By Christopher O'Donnell and Noah Pransky, Tampa Bay Times, published Feb. 5, 2018 A Washington D.C. watchdog group and a Tampa congresswoman are pushing to close a loophole that has allowed ex-politicians to keep spending campaign donations years after leaving office. The Campaign Legal Center filed a petition with the Federal Elections Commission Monday calling for stricter rules on how former l...