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1 april 2021

08:35
CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, through Nancy Hammervik, the association's executive vice president of industry relations and CEO of the CompTIA Tech Career Academy, issued the following...


31 march 2021

20:06
Today, President Joe Biden announced a historic investment in infrastructure and good jobs, proposing a New Deal for the 21st century. Not since the Great Depression have Americans experienced the level of economic devastation that the COVID-19...

19:42
NATSO, the trade association representing the nation's truckstops and travel plazas, issued the following statement in response to the draft infrastructure proposal put forth today by President Biden. The statement can be attributed to Lisa Mullings,...

18:47
National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match®, today announced its strong support of Texas Automobile License for Life (TALL Act HB780). The legislation will educate Texas residents about marrow or blood stem cell donation, including the need for...

17:34
Today, President Joe Biden unveiled his new economic agenda to help America build back better following the COVID-19 pandemic during a speech in Pittsburgh. The plan calls for $2 trillion to be invested in the nation's infrastructure, creating...

15:26
U.S. President Biden announced his administration's plans for rebuilding America's infrastructure. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is a long-time supporter of a comprehensive infrastructure package that will upgrade our nation's transportation...

14:50
The American Academy of Actuaries is providing an actuarial perspective and actuarial expertise on health equity issues via its new Health Equity Work Group, which introduced its efforts to reduce health disparities and improve health equity with...


30 march 2021

16:23
HB 673, Gail's Law, by Representative Emily Slosberg (D?Boca Raton) passed out of the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee with unanimous, bipartisan support.  Gail's Law would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to create and...

15:00
Republican Congressional candidate Dan Rodimer addressed smears using a selectively edited clip of two campaign ads from two different elections in a recently aired clip-on Erin Burnett's Out Front on CNN. Rodimer brushed aside the false accusation...

13:53
As the specialty chemicals industry anticipates new policy and regulations coming under the Biden Administration, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is hosting its Policy Webinar Series throughout April to focus on these key...

08:46
Keifer Rowlands, a Phoenix and Los Angeles-based realtor and out gay member of the LGBTQ community, today announced he has recently been accepted as an active member of the Victory Campaign Board (VCB), a subsidiary of the Victory Fund. ...

07:06
The committee leading the recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin issued a statement today, in reaction to his appearance on Sunday March 29, 20201 on CBS' "60 Minutes":...


29 march 2021

13:36
The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) last week recommended urgent federal action to bring down skyrocketing drug prices before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. In a statement for the congressional record...

08:06
Today, Khaled Salem, running for the U.S. Senate against Chuck Schumer in 2022, announced that his American Human Rights Organization is committed to an action plan to help American citizens in precarious global locations. Khaled will embark on...

08:00
Technology plays a huge role in Americans' daily lives -- and important questions loom about how to best ensure that all Americans will benefit from high-tech advancements, and whether the tech industry operates fairly and responsibly....

07:00
The Schultz Family Foundation, Service Year Alliance and Serve Washington, released a report today detailing learnings from the first six months of the Washington COVID Response Corps, a first-of-its-kind youth service program created to quickly...


27 march 2021

11:11
The election of Premier Andrew Furey with a majority government provides the opportunity for the Liberal government to reset its priorities to improve the lives of workers and their families. "We've lost precious time during a period of crisis in...


26 march 2021

11:55
Amid the highest rates of unemployment and food insecurity in decades, anti-hunger experts and leaders are praising the Biden administration's move to reverse a hateful and unnecessary Trump-era rule that sought to limit access to Supplemental...

10:57
Republican Congressional candidate Dan Rodimer (TX-06) will be speaking in Laredo, Texas on Friday, March 26, 2021, in an effort to stop illegal immigration and protect the United States' southern border. He is using his speech to outline his plans...

08:33
LCR Capital Partners is proud to announce it has joined the Invest in the USA (IIUSA) Leadership Circle and will be working with IIUSA and the EB-5 Industry in supporting the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 which was recently introduced by...

06:00
The Montreal Economic Institute's Quebec Debt Clock has accelerated since the tabling of the provincial budget by Finance Minister Eric Girard. "It was to be expected that the debt would increase at a faster rate given the pandemic. It will be...


25 march 2021

19:24
AARP Ohio, the state's largest consumer advocacy organization representing more than 1.5 million members in Ohio, released the following statement which is in whole or part attributable to AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen:...

16:45
Today, the National Kidney Foundation applauds the Biden Administration's announcement of its new partnership with dialysis clinics nationwide to facilitate COVID-19 vaccination of patients with kidney failure. This new partnership is part of an...

08:33
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the recent introduction of S.927 and H.R.2127 Toxic Exposure in the American Military (TEAM) Act, sponsored by Senators Thom Tillis and Maggie Hassan, and Representative Mike Bost....

07:07
Today, John W. Boyd, Jr., founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA), testifies before Congress after providing over 3,300 pages of supporting documents.   "The NBFA continues to call on...


24 march 2021

17:40
North Carolina Lawmakers File No Veteran Left Behind Act (HB 370), a pilot program for North Carolina counties with a high Veteran population, to improve and expand training for local law enforcement and first responders on Veteran-specific crisis...

17:06
The national Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC), convened by American Jewish Committee (AJC), met Monday to discuss policy priorities as the nation and the world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. Council members agreed that their...

12:27
Legislation backed by C Spire and designed to implement computer science curriculum in the classrooms for all the Mississippi's 884 K-12 public and charter schools was enacted into law with the signature of Gov. Tate Reeves today....


23 march 2021

10:30
Newly revised legislation proposed by Texas State Representative Jeff Leach still shields big trucking companies and insurance carriers from highway crashes. Victims would be forced to take legal action against truck drivers first, before they can...

09:00
Travel Fairness Now, a non-profit coalition that supports greater competition, transparency and fairness for consumers, today asked the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to give consumers an equal seat at the table in the development of...

08:38
The Justice Party (www.justiceparty.us), has announced its new plan to vigorously recruit supporters, generate the formation of state parties, and become a "big tent," diverse majority national party to effectively challenge the money-corrupted...

07:00
With economic recovery still a ways away, small businesses need more runway from the federal government to file their taxes, warns the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). "Tax season always places a heavy administrative burden on...


22 march 2021

13:01
Municode, the leading provider of cloud-based digital engagement software solutions specifically designed for local governments, announced its 70th Anniversary today.  Municode's founder, George Langford, was drafted into the United States Army and...

11:33
A major Israeli human rights organization has declared apartheid is rampant both inside Israel and in the territories Israel occupies. The web-based conference "End US Support for Israeli Apartheid?" considers whether the United States should now...

09:19
The Tigray Center for Information and Communication (T.C.I.C) applauds Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Senator Ronald Lee Wyden of Oregon, Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Senator Edward John Markey of Massachusetts for agreeing to become...

08:42
The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) testified before the Commerce Committee of the State of Connecticut General Assembly last Thursday at a hearing to consider a bill that would incentivize the voluntary adoption of cybersecurity best...

08:39
Khaled Salem, running to unseat Chuck Schumer in the upcoming 2022 U.S. Senate race, today sent a message to investors, business professionals and investing countries: There is no place in the world for safe investment except the United States,...

08:33
The ASQ Government Division, in coordination with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), formally announced the publication and availability of standard ASQ/ANSI G1:2021 Guidelines for Evaluating the Quality of Government Operations and...


21 march 2021

03:00
"President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. The ARPA may improve health insurance coverage access and affordability through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace by increasing eligibility for...


19 march 2021

15:18
Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk released the following statement after today's nomination by President Joe Biden of Bill Nelson to serve as the 14th NASA administrator:...

10:30
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the House's approval of legislation last night that would provide a path to legal permanent residency and citizenship for "Dreamers" who came to the United States as...


18 march 2021

21:45
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to House passage of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603)...

12:35
Lozano Smith is pleased to recognize that Governor Gavin Newsom's appointment of Steve Ngo to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) has been unanimously approved by the California State Senate. CSAC provides financial aid policy analysis and...

08:38
Fort Myers, FL-based manufacturer NFI Masks has joined American Mask Manufacturers Association (AMMA), uniting with over 50 mask manufacturers across the country to encourage Americans to buy 'U.S. Made' high-filtration masks rather than purchase...


17 march 2021

16:01
Last week, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was signed into law that includes $350 billion in direct aid to state and local governments. A new CivicPulse survey shows how local governments see changing priorities with billions of dollars in new...

12:11
The premiere event will feature a controversial yet unifying rendition of "Lean On Me" sung by Freda Payne, Rapper Lil Joe, and the combined gospel voices of members of the Spirit of David and LAPD choirs. The Event That...

09:38
Today, 151 bipartisan mayors sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to support the passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act. The bill would enable Dreamers, children who came to the United States at a...

08:44
The Texas Blockchain Council announces the release of the Legislator's Toolkit for Blockchain Technology ? Texas Edition. The Texas Blockchain Council was proud to partner with the Chamber of Digital Commerce to develop the toolkit, which provides an...

08:37
August 2020 marked the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provided a constitutional right to vote by prohibiting voter discrimination against women. Titled A Vote for Women: Celebrating the Women's...


16 march 2021

21:50
California's three investor-owned utilities, including the largest utility in the country, PG&E, have joined together to pressure a regulatory agency set up to protect consumers from dangerous, expensive, and unreliable energy into making consumer...

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