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June 1, 2016 In The News

DALLAS -- Stockholders at Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest private-sector oil company, passed a proposal yesterday to nominate outside candidates to the board, a move that could affect the company's decisions on climate change.

June 1, 2016 In The News

A leading civil-rights group issued a scathing report Wednesday on gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" and called for Congress to make the practice an act of criminal fraud.

June 1, 2016 In The News

Yesterday I spoke truth to oil at the Exxon annual shareholders’ meeting in Dallas.  I came from California with a simple message for shareholders. Stop empowering and enabling Exxon with the farce of shareholder resolutions designed to nudge the oil giant into disclosing what it knows about carbon risks. Instead, it’s time to divest shares altogether.

June 1, 2016 In The News

One vote. That’s all it took on Thursday, May 19, with House Speaker Paul Ryan holding the floor open long enough for GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California to pressure seven Republicans to switch their votes and kill a measure to protect LGBT rights. Chaos erupted as Democrats shouted “Shame! Shame!” after members voted 213-212 to defeat an amendment by out New York Rep.

May 31, 2016 In The News

Two computer science degree grads, who also happen to be members of the House, have sent a note to their colleagues and staff members in Congress laying out basic cybersecurity measures.

May 31, 2016 In The News

Two lawmakers with computer science degrees took their colleagues to task, encouraging them in a letter to use encryption and practice smarter cyber hygiene.

May 31, 2016 In The News

TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — A congressman from the South Bay said the U.S. Postal Service needs a major overhaul to fix its widespread problems, including mail theft.

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Manhattan Beach, met with Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan at a recent hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

May 31, 2016 In The News

TODAY: STATE OF THE STATES — Two House Homeland Security subcommittees today will join forces for a hearing on how to improve cybersecurity at the state level. For Rep. John Ratcliffe, who chairs the cybersecurity-focused subcommittee, the emphasis should be on enhancing information sharing.

May 31, 2016 In The News

Two House lawmakers with computer-science expertise are warning their colleagues to improve their cybersecurity hygiene as hackers get smarter and increasingly target government officials.

May 31, 2016 In The News

Human rights groups say Saudi-led coalition warplanes improperly used U.S.-made cluster bombs in Yemen, posing a danger to civilians two months after a cease-fire was struck in the country's civil war.

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