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4/11/2008 - Senate Votes to End Harmful Guest Worker Program
The Senate voted 91-4 yesterday to apply federal immigration laws to the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and phase out the islands' exploitative "guest worker" program....

5/29/2007 - Anti-War Activist Cindy Sheehan Leaves Peace Movement
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who camped outside President Bush's Texas ranch after her son died in Iraq in 2004, announced Monday that she will bow out of anti-war activities....

5/25/2007 - Major Gender Gap in House Vote on Iraq
A gender gap held in the House's vote yesterday to approve a bill authorizing supplemental funding for the war in Iraq without benchmarks for withdrawal....

2/9/2007 - Hearings Held on Conditions in Mariana Islands
The US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held hearings yesterday on the labor, immigration, law enforcement, and economic conditions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....

2/2/2007 - Senate Passes Minimum Wage Bill
The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 passed the United States Senate yesterday on a vote of 94-3 after nine days of debate....

1/19/2007 - Feminists Celebrate Successful 100 Hours
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gathered yesterday with Democratic leaders and supporters to celebrate the successful completion of her agenda for the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress....

1/11/2007 - House Passes Minimum Wage Increase, Senate Expected to Vote Soon
Under the new leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the 110th Congress voted yesterday to raise the federal minimum wage from $5.15-an-hour to $7.25-an-hour by 2009....

1/3/2007 - House Democrats Poised to Introduce Mariana Islands Wage Hike Bill
House Democrats, led by Education and Workforce Committee Chairman George Miller (CA), intend to introduce legislation early in the new Congress that would raise the minimum wage for workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....

10/17/2006 - Abramoff Emails Link Mehlman to Mariana Islands
The House Government Committee has just released e-mails from convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff which indicate that Abramoff tried to use his connections with then White House Political Director Ken Mehlman (who is currently the chair of the Republican National Committee) to have State Department employee Allen Stayman fired....

7/20/2006 - Christian Coalition Leader Loses Big in Primary for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia
Former Christian Coalition Leader and chairman of the Georgia Republican Party Ralph Reed lost the primary for the Lieutenant Governor of Georgia yesterday....

7/19/2006 - House Republicans Introduce New Minimum Wage Legislation
House of Representative Republicans on Thursday introduced their own version of legislation increasing the federal minimum wage....

7/18/2006 - Ralph Reed, Linked to Abramoff, Faces Tough Primary Race in Georgia
Former Christian Coalition Executive Director Ralph Reed faces a tough primary race today for lieutenant governor of Georgia....

6/29/2006 - Interior Official Charged in Abramoff Probe
An official with the US Department of the Interior has been charged with a misdemeanor account of falsely claiming that he did not receive any prohibited gifts in 2003 in a financial filing....

6/20/2006 - Kennedy Adds Amendment to Raise Minimum Wage, Includes Mariana Islands
Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) has offered an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill that would raise the minimum wage for American workers from $5.15 to $7.25 over about two years, including workers in the US territory of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)....

6/8/2006 - Proposed Labor Bill to Confront Human Rights Violations in Mariana Islands
In a press conference yesterday, several members of Congress announced the introduction of labor law legislation to address women's rights and human rights abuses taking place on the US territory of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)....

5/8/2006 - Ms Magazine Report Exposes Sex, Greed, and Forced Abortions in 'Paradise'
The latest issue of Ms magazine includes an investigative report into the situation of women garment workers in the Northern Mariana Islands....

4/30/1999 - UFCW Urges Crackdown on "Made in the U.S.A." Labels
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) issued a press release today urging members of Congress to pass the "Made in the U.S.A....

1/14/1999 - Suits Seek More Than $1 Billion for Sweatshop Abuses
Three lawsuits together will seek more than $1 billion dollars for horrendous human rights abuses suffered by garment workers in Saipan....

3/30/1998 - Foreign Workers in U.S. Face Forced Prostitution, Forced Abortion
Foreign workers on a U.S....