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18 december 2020

17:24
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement today in response to the announcements that President-elect Joe Biden nominated Jennifer Granholm to serve as Energy Secretary and would name Gina McCarthy to...


17 december 2020

19:16
"This legislation is the result of cooperation at the highest levels between the Legislature, municipalities and the Hospital Association. It preserves New Jersey's nonprofit hospital property tax exemption and ensures the robust hospital-community...

11:47
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on President-elect Joe Biden's nomination of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy....


16 december 2020

10:44
HUD Secretary Ben Carson came to Atlanta Tuesday with check in hand to begin the redevelopment process for the former Bowen Homes site after Atlanta Housing was awarded one of ten planning grants for FY 2020. The $450,000 in federal funding will...

10:04
Blueberry growers across America today established a new coalition, the American Blueberry Growers Alliance, to seek relief from rising imports that are harming their businesses. The Alliance will provide information and support to an ongoing U.S....

09:00
The National Restaurant Association today released Public Policy Principles for Third-Party Delivery (Principles) that define best practices for third-party delivery to guide lawmakers in developing public policy. The release of the Principles...

08:36
America needs secure elections. Millions of Americans believe the 2020 presidential election results were fraudulent. Regardless of whether fraud actually occurred, the current election system has security weaknesses at multiple points, and the...


15 december 2020

15:00
Alcohol Justice sent a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra requesting a full-scale investigation of recent actions in the state by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI). Alcohol Justice believes ABI is in violation of California's Cartwright...

10:34
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion. The NYSS, released in September 2019, called for a national strategy to...

09:00
Today, the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection is holding a hearing on the pandemic's impact on the live entertainment industry, exploring the negative economic effects that the hold on live events has...

08:34
Today, SynED®, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Casey W. O'Brien was selected as its national CyberHero for...

08:05
The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance ("Alliance"), a non-profit organization dedicated to building the impact investing ecosystem, today announced the publication of a new report: "Private Capital, Public Good: Leveraging Impact Investing to Support a...

05:00
Following the release of NWEA's research on impact of COVID-19 school disruptions on learning, the not-for-profit research and assessment provider announced today K-12 assessment policy recommendations for the incoming Biden administration and...


14 december 2020

09:02
Khaled Salem, running for U.S. Senate against Chuck Schumer in 2022, is reaching out to New York State's incredibly diverse electorate with appeals for unity among African American, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Asian-Americans, Latinos and others. ...

08:44
The National Police Association (NPA) filed a friend of the court brief asking the Eastern District of Michigan to deny Detroit Will Breathe and other Plaintiffs' Motion to Dismiss the City's counter-claim. On August 31, 2020, Detroit Will Breathe...


11 december 2020

13:12
Looming Medicare payment cuts to more than a million health care providers, many reeling from the economic impact of COVID-19, may cause practice closings, service reductions, job losses and decreased access to care for seniors. With the cuts...

08:41
The Young Black Lawyers' Organizing Coalition (YBLOC) has announced the launch of its Black Ballots, Black Futures?Georgia GOTV voter protection campaign, which will seek to empower Black voters and protect Black voting rights during the Georgia...

01:00
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has launched a 'Festival Economy' policy to nurture partnerships between professional festival associations and local city governments to co-create new festivals with lasting economic, social and...


10 december 2020

15:23
Smart City Policy Group, a consulting group, working to bridge the divide between the innovation economy and local government, is hosting a three-day virtual short-term rental (STR) regulations conference, Tuesday, December 15th, Wednesday, December...

13:07
The following is a statement from Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, on President-elect Joe Biden's nomination of current House Ways and Means Committee trade lawyer Katherine Tai to serve as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in his...


9 december 2020

17:39
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of legislation authorizing immunosuppressive drug coverage for kidney transplant patients, an action taken on the...

11:57
According to news reports, momentum is building in Congress for a new economic relief package that would renew the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses. Last week, Job Creators Network (JCN) launched "Operation Mayday" ? a...

10:25
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released new data showing that more than 19.2 million pets in the U.S. live in households that are not presently current with their rent or mortgage payments, placing...

08:53
Although Trump's term of office will end on January 20, 2021, his effect on American politics will linger. He might claim that he will be a candidate in 2024, but that will become untenable as his support wanes and the Republican party looks to...

08:44
When popular radio host Robert Dempster (aka: The Positive Patriot) decided to reach out to fellow Detroiter and musician Ted Nugent for his take on the craziness in the world today, he never expected that the interview would last the entire...

08:32
Today, award-winning chefs from across the country launched the Coalition to Stop Restaurant Tariffs. The coalition is pressing the incoming Biden administration to end all tariffs on European food, wine, and spirits via executive action on his first...


8 december 2020

17:43
"The National Kidney Foundation applauds the passage of the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act in the U.S House of Representatives earlier today....

13:34
Big changes for passengers flying with service and emotional support animals will go into effect at the end of December after the Department of Transportation released updated rules for the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) this week. The DOT received...

10:30
In response to the detrimental and disproportionate impact of COVID-19 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, students have organized the Raise Your Hand Student Agenda, a list of demands powered by Our Turn's youth-led campaign for educational...

08:39
Successful Student https://successfulstudent.org/ an education-focused website that provides objective student-centric college rankings to help students navigate education, has published its list of The Best Universities Fighting Human Trafficking....

08:38
Subsentio®, the world leader in end-to-end lawful intercept solutions, subpoena compliance and records production for communications service providers  and law enforcement agencies, announces the continued expansion and staffing in its Subpoena...

08:38
Terbine and Flash Labs Corporation--U.S. affiliate of Hyundai BS&C?today announced a strategic partnership to bring blockchain-based security to sensor data that moves within and between smart cities. The two companies' offerings will provide a new...

08:38
With the re-release of the space novel IMPACT, the author has disclosed that it was the specific intervention of the senior staff of the Reagan White House that forced NASA to make its outrageous key decisions on the evening of January 27, 1986, that...

08:33
A group of female leaders, most of whom are women of color, have penned an open letter to the incoming US administration detailing a three-pronged strategy to address the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the 'shadow pandemics' of food insecurity,...

08:00
The U.S. government's failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts across the country, but perhaps nowhere more than in Indian Country, where the neglect echoes historic mistreatment of Native Americans, experts said in a...

07:55
Grassroots political organization National Police Support Fund partnered with local organizations to oppose California Proposition 25 that was ultimately defeated by voters on Election Day. Proposition 25 would have upheld California Senate Bill 10...

06:00
With no end in sight to the current COVID-19 border measures that mandate international travellers quarantine for a 14 day period, two unions representing approximately 1,500 airline workers are joining with the Conservative Party in calling for...

05:00
Ian Bremmer's highly anticipated speech about the "State of the World" focuses on how the Covid-19 pandemic, the greatest global crisis since World War II, has accelerated a series of massive global changes, which were already underway but led to...


7 december 2020

14:06
Tomorrow House Democrats will hold a hearing before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee in order to attack and undermine the Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment prevents...

09:00
Today, the National Restaurant Association sent a letter to Congressional leadership, sharing new survey findings that illustrate continued business deterioration across the restaurant industry and offering support for the moderate compromise...


5 december 2020

07:38
China and US conflict, editing sphere loses and decrease of the economy. This was not what we had been expecting in 2020. Being the leader in the admissions editing sphere and working on the market since 1997, EssayEdge has felt the impact of...


3 december 2020

15:15
Today, the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit dedicated to drug policy and criminal justice reform, penned a letter to the U.S House of Representatives urging its members to support the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (H.R....

10:18
A major reform proposal would put the careers of all the leaders of Congress - of both parties and both the House and Senate - in jeopardy if the general public is highly dissatisfied with them over an extended period of time. "It's a new way to hold...

10:16
The professional fireworks entertainment industry, along with the live events industry, has been almost completely shut down since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the nation nine months ago. The vast majority of Independence Day celebrations were cancelled...

08:41
The City of South Miami has selected municipal communications expert and crisis management veteran Elliot Cohen and his firm, My PR Guru, LLC to handle the city's outreach and communications efforts....

08:38
Easy access to hand sanitizer during a worldwide pandemic may be the best measure to prevent the spread of COVID19 and other germs aside from wearing a mask. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if soap and water are not...

08:36
The Renew Democracy Initiative is excited to announce that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman (ret.) will be joining its board of directors. In taking significant personal and professional risks to do what he believed to be right, LTC Vindman exemplified the...

08:34
The following Op-Ed is by Dr. D. Lee Pippin, DD, PhD, JD., Director, Voice of the Founding Fathers, a Florida non-profit corporation dedicated to community outreach and social justice through social-political commentary and educational programs. Any...

08:00
Uranium Energy Corp  ("UEC" or the "Company") is pleased to report the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has approved a bipartisan bill entitled the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act (ANIA). Among other provisions, the...

07:19
Northcliff Resources Ltd. ("Northcliff" or the "Company") , on behalf of Sisson Mines Ltd., is pleased to announce that the Minister of the Department of Environment and Climate Change ("DECC") has approved a two-year extension of the construction...