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3 july 2015

09:00
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor), will host a National Forest Innovation Summit in Kenora, Ontario, on July 8-9, 2015. The...


2 july 2015

15:39
As former U.S. Senator Jim Webb launches his presidential campaign today, the Circle of Protection is asking him to record a video telling Americans what he would do to provide help and opportunity for hungry and poor people if elected. "We are...

10:51
Delegate Michel Moffatt has called upon West Virginia Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox to have the Division of Highways reconsider reliance on a study that could lead to a new traffic signal on West Virginia Route 34, also known as Teays Valley...

10:18
The June jobs report released this morning was overshadowed weeks ago by the very troubling first quarter of 2015 report on productivity growth, said the chief executives of Job Creators Network. That report showed six straight months of American...


1 july 2015

08:00
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) denounces the statements made by Donald Trump during his New York City press conference on June 16 and his subsequent "double-down" statements in recent days. His remarks about Mexican...


30 june 2015

09:36
Major producers and trade organizations in the nation's dairy, beef, swine and poultry industries have joined together in support for Pennsylvania Senate Bill 724, Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. , a provider of advanced livestock waste...


29 june 2015

18:17
As a leader in the North American maritime industry, Davie applauds the Government of Quebec for its commitment to the sector in its first-ever maritime strategy; which will lead to more jobs and economic prosperity. The maritime strategy that the...

13:15
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and regulatory costs: "Today's ruling...

13:00
An estimated 40 families in Dryden are eligible to receive money under the Harper Government's boosted Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), but are at risk of not receiving the benefit unless they apply. At a community barbeque in Dryden today, the...

12:48
Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement calling the U.S. Supreme Court ruling an act of "lawlessness" and provided guidance that "county clerks and their employees retain religious freedoms that may allow accommodation of their...

12:30
Missouri State Representative Kurt Bahr (R-O'Fallon) today released the 2015 first quarter data from the state's real-time, stop-sale system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx). States across the United States are using NPLEx,...

10:25
The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) will hold the fourth of its regional roundtable series on graduate medical education (GME) reform this Wednesday, July 1, at its offices in Washington, DC. The roundtable discussion will be chaired by...


26 june 2015

15:30
Following today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said that the same principle should apply to nationwide state recognition of...

15:07
Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network ? it's easy and free! Just fill out the query form to...

13:17
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community, is elated by the Supreme Court's ruling today for marriage equality across America; it is a momentous win for freedom, equality, and inclusion. The justices...

11:52
"Today's ruling by the Supreme Court is not only a blow against marriage, it is a blow against the body politic and the fundamental idea that we are a self-governing people," said former presidential candidate Gary Bauer. "Millions of Americans...

07:00
The Convention of States Project denounces today's Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell that proves once again the people don't stand a chance against the ruling elite in Washington, D.C. Worse yet, the Court's decision to ignore the...


25 june 2015

17:40
During her inaugural address today as the new chair of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) for 2015-16, Jennifer E. Ziegler, CPA/CFE, stressed that relationships with government leaders, CPA firms and minorities are highly important to her....

14:50
U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act: "The United States Conference of Mayors commends the...

12:09
Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow subsidies for lower-income taxpayers buying health insurance through the federal marketplace also reinforces the enforceability of the employer mandate, said Lockton, the world's largest privately held...

11:10
The American Academy of Actuaries today said that the Supreme Court's ruling upholding federal premium subsidies in states participating in the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM) preserved an integral component of the Affordable Care Act and...

11:09
"Today's House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on "Vehicle to Vehicle and Connected Roadways of the Future" is an important one.   "Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technologies will allow cars to communicate...

10:00
The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. "These outstanding...


24 june 2015

14:18
The following statement was released today by North America's Building Trades Unions in reaction to the agreement reached on the framework for a reformed 421-a program that ensures the payment of prevailing wages for New York City's construction...

12:17
Newly appointed U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement in support of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in the U.S. Senate: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds...

10:01
The 2016 Committee, a political action committee raising awareness and support for Dr. Ben Carson's candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, today announced that Sam Pimm, an experienced campaign manager and expert political...

09:00
Tonya M. Saunders, Principal of Washington Premier Consulting?a woman-owned federal contracting firm?will be working together with Ann Sullivan?seasoned representative of WIPP?to provide a cache of new services to assist small and mid-size firms who...

08:25
ACCSES applauds the recent case study undertaken by the CHIMES Foundation and researchers from The George Washington University regarding the impact of Maine Public Law Chapter 101, which directed state agencies to increase supported and integrated...

07:14
On May 19, Senate Small Business Committee Chairman, David Vitter, sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet, requesting a complete list of all firms that had received federal small business contracts...


23 june 2015

19:32
Taking a significant step toward reforming our nation's outdated primary chemical management law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. House today passed the bipartisan "TSCA Modernization Act of 2015." The American Chemistry Council...

18:44
With the stated goals of "making out-of-state businesses pay their fair share of taxes" and "helping Tennessee-based businesses," Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently signed into law the Revenue Modernization Act (RMA) (House Bill 0644). The RMA...

17:15
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement highlighting the official launch of the Parliamentary Protective Service. "I am pleased that, with the Royal Assent of...

12:28
The USAFIS Organization is known worldwide as the leading company in the immigration field. USAFIS is responsible for more than 43,000 families that have won a Green Card and are pursuing their dream to immigrate to the US. USAFIS clients constitute...

12:27
The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the Senate's decision to invoke cloture and cut off debate on the fast track trade bill currently being considered by the chamber. "The process...

12:00
Ambassador John Bolton endorses and contributes to eight Republican primary candidates for elected office in 2016. The John Bolton PAC will donate $5,000 to the campaigns of Reps. Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Will Hurd (TX-23), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Sens....

11:41
Pro-development energy policies could add 2.3 million U.S. jobs and add $443 billion per year to the U.S. economy by 2035, according to a study by Wood Mackenzie: A comparison of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Policies ? Pro Development Policies vs....

11:00
The Honourable Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, announced today that the Government is taking the next step towards implementing mandatory reporting of drug shortages by companies. The amendments being proposed to the Food and Drugs Regulations...

11:00
As CGAP celebrates ten years of successfully highlighting exceptional photography from amateurs and professionals from around the world, its 2015 annual Photo Contest is now open for entries.  Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release...

10:52
Following the introduction of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:   "Today we applaud Chairman Inhofe, Ranking Member...

09:00
Scores of leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science, and engineering today issued an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development. Ten CEOs from U.S....

08:40
According to a recent study by non-profit group Trust for America's Health, deaths from drug overdose have risen dramatically in the United States. A majority of states reported an increase in drug-related fatalities from 2009 to 2013. Logo -...


22 june 2015

17:24
The presidential gavel was officially handed to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today by outgoing U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, appointing her head of the nonpartisan organization during the 83rd...

16:59
An amendment to the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations bill that would add Poland to the list of countries currently covered by the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) would result in significant increases in immigration, legal and illegal, and heighten...

15:30
150 of America's top energy experts today refreshed America's Power Plan, a comprehensive policy toolkit designed to help federal and state policymakers, regulators, power market operators, as well as utility executives make smart decisions to steer...

09:30
Veteran government and political reform advocate Cynthia Canary has been named Executive Director of the Independent Maps campaign to end partisan legislative redistricting in Illinois. "For more than two decades, Cindi has been at the forefront of...

08:45
BORDERPOL North America Directorate today announces its first International Security Meeting "Curtailing Terrorist Travel" on September 9-11, 2015 in Washington, D.C. BORDERPOL is the only international nonprofit solely committed to supporting border...


21 june 2015

12:26
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said the Charleston shooter's newly revealed racist manifesto reveals "an individual whose worldview was tainted not only by racism but by hardcore anti-Semitism," and provides an added reason for the Black and Jewish...


19 june 2015

17:46
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights joins the Nation in expressing deep sorrow at the heartbreaking deaths of nine worshippers in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, whose lives were violently cut short by a...

10:02
Shareholders of Allegiant Travel Company [NYSE: ALGT] registered strong support for more robust executive pay policies and independent board oversight at the company's annual meeting yesterday. A shareholder proposal sponsored by the International...


18 june 2015

21:17
The U.S. Senate approved S. 808, the "Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015," today by unanimous consent. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of this significant...

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