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Help Congress break gridlockEvery Member of Congress could use input from their constituents that is better informed and more relevant to the decisions they face

Create a Citizen CabinetA scientifically selected representative sample of Americans in each district or state would be regularly consulted on policy issues, using new online interactive tools

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Inform and engage citizensMake Citizen Cabinet tools available to all Americans, so they can get better informed and more effectively communicate their views to Congress

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    “Clean Coal” Faces New Hurdles

    July 12, 2016

    As revealed in a recent report by The New York Times, the new Kemper “clean coal” power plant under construction in Mississippi is now being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission amid accusations of fraud and mismanagement. The federally subsidized project is billions of dollars over budget and more than two years behind schedule. […]

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    As Philadelphia considers sugary drinks tax, Citizen Cabinet finds support for a similar proposal

    June 15, 2016

    The Washington Post reports that Philadelphia is considering a first-ever tax on sugary drinks for the city. The proposal calls for a charge of 1.5 cents per ounce of diet and regular soda, energy drinks, juice drinks with less than 50 percent juice, ice tea and other sugary beverages. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has promoted […]

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    Congress – following the money, forgoing the people

    June 8, 2016

    As members of Congress come back from their Memorial Day break, some recent press stories might be making their return to Washington particularly unpleasant. In an Associated Press/NORC poll a dismal 4 percent of Americans said they “have much faith” in Congress. It’s the kind of news that thrills late-night comedians, but in reality a […]