RT America -- July 2, 2014

The House Ethics Committee has altered its disclosure requirements for congressional members, making it much harder to verify spending on private trips. The move is stirring outrage from watchdog groups and some Democrats who say it will impede government transparency. RT’s Ameera David reports.

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act on this day 50 years ago. Meant to “eliminate the vast vestiges of injustice,” the law bans hiring, firing and payment based on sex, race, religion, color or national origin. RT’s Manila Chan takes a look back at this landmark in American history.