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On September 24, 2020, Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act (S. 4723) in the U.S. Senate. The...

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) applauds the inclusion of Section 3610 of the CARES Act in H.R. 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act. Section 3610 allows the Department of Defense (DoD) and other...

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The Teamsters Union, Transport Workers Union and Allegiant Travel Company issued a joint statement recognizing the introduction of the bicameral Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020 in the U.S. Senate by Senators Roger Wicker and Susan...

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American Jewish Committee (AJC) issued the following statement on the process to fill the current vacancy on the United State Supreme Court: ?The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has set off a partisan squabble over filling her seat on the...


24 september 2020

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Community Health Centers and the nearly 30 million patients they serve have a temporary reprieve from a new regulation implementing the President's Executive Order around insulin and EpiPens.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised the...


23 september 2020

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A plan to move mother pigs into a more humane housing system may be delayed across Canada. In the wake of COVID-19 and other...


22 september 2020

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A new "We the People" petition at the Whitehouse.gov website would call on the current administration to urge Congress to take up Resolution H.J.Res.36 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights....

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The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance founded by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty and Color Of Change, along with over 70 CROWN Act supporting organizations, commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the...

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On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of a series of mental health and suicide prevention bills, including the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S.2661), the HERO Act (H.R.1646), the Suicide Prevention Lifeline...

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Players Coalition, in partnership with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, urged the House of Representatives to pass HR-40 in a joint press conference today. The bill calls for the establishment of a commission to study reparations proposals for...


21 september 2020

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Ahead of National Small Business Week (NSBW), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced this year's Small Business Persons of the Year winners ? over 50 outstanding small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the United...

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Republican State Senator Emmett Hanger, a longtime leader in the effort to stop gerrymandering, announced today the formation of Virginians for a Better Tomorrow (VABT). "Our only chance to put citizens first, instead of politicians, is to pass the...


18 september 2020

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Senator Sharif Street, Vice Chair of the PA Democratic Party and other Democratic leaders and elected officials met outside Philadelphia City Hall today to discuss their recent court victories against Donald J. Trump....

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Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed landmark Environmental Justice legislation into law. The law recognizes the burdens faced by environmental justice communities and provides a foundation to reduce cumulative environmental impacts in...


17 september 2020

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United Spinal Association was instrumental in championing a resolution that passed the U.S. Senate designating September 2020 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month....

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Election Day 2020 is just about six weeks away. With voter registration deadlines approaching soon, it's time to make sure you're ready....

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SNC-Lavalin announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided Central Plateau Cleanup Company LLC (CPC Co) the Notice to Proceed on the Central Plateau Cleanup Contract at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. CPC Co is an...


16 september 2020

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The new Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for calendar year 2021 (CY2021) threatens patients' access to surgical care by cutting Medicare payments to surgeons....

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California legislation AB 1978, otherwise known as "Justice for Janitors," tasked the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) with establishing sexual violence and harassment prevention training standards for all registered California janitorial...

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Western Forest Products Inc. ("Western" or the "Company") announced today that the British Columbia provincial government (the "Government") has provided additional information on the implementation of amendments to the Manufactured Forest Products...


15 september 2020

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Today the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced a critically important endorsement from the Los Angeles Times editorial board, which wrote:  "the measure would set a solid foundation for online privacy rights in California, while leaving the door open...

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Online sports betting legalization could yield as much as $900 million in annual revenue, and $108 million in tax revenue for the state of New York, according to NY Sports Day projections. New York stands to become one of the largest US markets for...

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The National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) 39th Annual Government Contract Management Symposium (GCMS), promises to continue its tradition of providing world-class programming for the contracting community, announcing today that the...


14 september 2020

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is urging congressional and administration leaders to return to the negotiating table and pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package. American cities continue to face devastating budget shortfalls as a direct...

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On Friday, Players Coalition submitted a letter to Governor Newsom urging him to sign AB 2054, the Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems (CRISES) Act. The letter was submitted through the PC Advocacy Initiative 501(c)(4)....

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Fairgrounds are the living rooms of our society. In good times and bad, they are gathering spots for celebration and for service. During COVID, they have been where people get tested and where official information is shared. During natural disasters,...


11 september 2020

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The American Diabetes Association® (ADA), the nation's leading organization for all people living with diabetes, announced its support today for the Ending Health Disparities during COVID-19 (EHDC) Act, introduced by Representative Robin Kelly...

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Today in Ottawa on...


10 september 2020

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The American Urological Association (AUA) applauds the House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs for holding a hearing today on H.R. 6092, the Veteran's Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act. The AUA announced its support for this...

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NeuroLeadership Institute, a global research organization, and pioneer in the neuroscience of leadership, is launching a free de-escalation briefing for the US state and federal law enforcement agencies. Following the recent murders of George Floyd,...

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The Cook County Treasurer's Office handed back a record $51.2 million in duplicate property tax payments for the Second Installment due August 3, 2020, as homeowners rushed to refinance their mortgages to take advantage of historically low interest...

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Today the Colorado Children's Campaign announced its endorsement of Proposition EE, a ballot measure that will provide $2 billion over ten years to a universal preschool program for all Colorado four-year-olds. The proposition, funded by taxes on...

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The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is asking Congress to please take action to help the millions of women business owners struggling to remain open as the pandemic stretches into its sixth month. According to a recent NAWBO...


9 september 2020

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The Chicago City Council today delivered a win for kids over the tobacco industry by voting 46-4 to prohibit the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes. This legislation is a critical step to help end the worsening youth e-cigarette epidemic and stop...

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Alyssa's Law states... "Public schools, including charter schools, shall implement a mobile panic alert system capable of connecting diverse emergency services technologies to ensure real-time coordination." Florida has become one of the first to...


4 september 2020

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California youth advocates applauded the state legislature for taking a critical step this week to close the state's youth prison system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), a move that now offers a historic opportunity to advance racial equity...

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In April, eligible Americans received an Economic Impact Payment, better known as a stimulus check, from the federal government to help combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The checks were worth up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400...


2 september 2020

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The Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag met at the Two Mississippi Museums and selected the "New Magnolia Flag" to become the new state flag. The commissioners submitted the design to the governor and the legislature as instructed in...

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The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO)?the nation's leading parent education advocacy organization?is appalled by Governor Eric Holcomb's proposed changes to education funding, which would further exacerbate the inequality between...

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SenesTech, Inc. , a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, today confirmed that California's AB1788 has been passed by the California Legislature and is being sent to the Governor for...


1 september 2020

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San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl today called on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to increase transparency and accountability for California's "Big Three" investor-owned utilities as the...


31 august 2020

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Andrew Yang has been named as chair of the advisory board for Californians for Consumer Privacy, the organization which created and championed the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and is now advocating for the passage of...

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WEDI, the nation's leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange and a statutory advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today issued a statement on behalf of...

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The professional fireworks entertainment industry has been almost completely shut down since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the nation. The vast majority of Independence Day celebrations were cancelled along with all sporting events, festivals, fairs, and...


30 august 2020

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In response to several reported reactions from consumers, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recommending individuals with celiac disease, or others with gluten-related disorders, to not consume the product described below as it may...


28 august 2020

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The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), the largest and most inclusive national trade organization representing the professional beauty industry, has been at the frontline to help reopen salons in California since their sudden shutdown in July....


27 august 2020

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an emergency order after finding the owners of a privately-owned mobile home park on the Pala Band of Mission Indians Reservation were in violation of federal laws that safeguard clean...

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Now that the pandemic has pushed public spending to record levels, governments will undoubtedly be looking for more revenue to pay down some of their deficits. The temptation to ask the wealthiest taxpayers to shoulder more of the burden will be...


25 august 2020

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Today, the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), launched as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's global Plastics Pact network. The U.S. Plastics Pact is an ambitious initiative to...

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Still more than a year and a half away, homeowners in New Mexico are already making plans to install solar power units on their homes by December 31, 2021. On that date, the Federal government's 26% tax credit for photovoltaic systems will expire,...

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