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26 may 2022

16:21
In anticipation of the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. is actively investigating claims on behalf of service members and other individuals who were exposed to contaminated water at the military base...

14:15
Today, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a "Legislative Hearing to Protect Consumers and Strengthen the Economy." Included on the agenda for this hearing were two critical equine protection bills: the Save America's...

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On Tuesday, Richmond, California became the 51st community around the world ? and one of the first frontline refinery communities ? to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and commit to SAFE Cities policies. To honor this leadership and...


25 may 2022

17:39
Today, the California State Assembly passed a bill 65-0 that would close a loophole in state law that allowed Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to influence decision-making at the Department of Insurance without registering as a lobbyist. On...

17:04
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) needs a long-term reauthorization and key reforms, according to testimony provided on May 25 before the House Financial Services Committee by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)....


24 may 2022

19:45
Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on today's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:...

17:16
Yesterday, Governor Ned Lamont signed House Bill 5500 (HB 5500) into law which includes provisions to establish a permanent Rare Disease Advisory Council (RDAC) in the state of Connecticut. Connecticut established a temporary rare disease task force...

15:32
A bill requiring oil refiners to disclose their per gallon profits month passed out of the California Senate  by a vote of 22 to 4 and will now be heard in the California Assembly. SB 1322 (Allen) requires the oil refiners to disclose monthly their...

15:04
Teamsters Local 320 represents Minnesota's Assistant Public Defenders, State Court Reporters, and other public defense and court personnel who are demanding Governor Tim Walz call a special session to address Sunday's budget impasse over...

15:00
Recent polling completed by the Center for Excellence in Polling (CEP) found that most Florida voters oppose exposing young children to sexual education topics and support subjecting...


23 may 2022

15:36
Florida's special session on the property insurance crisis is an opportunity for the Legislature to pass critical reforms to address some of the most pressing issues that have led to the current crisis in the state's insurance market, the National...

13:16
Election experts today released model legislation to address unprecedented voting irregularities in the 2020 election in an effort to ensure transparent, inclusive, and accountable elections and to restore public trust in elections. The Amistad...

08:44
The Military Accountability and Transparency Alliance is holding a protest in Washington DC on June 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM. The March for Accountability is a multi group effort, comprised of other social media military base groups, to address the...


20 may 2022

13:00
Today, Operation HOPE hosted a Cryptocurrency + Digital Assets Summit that gathered a distinguished group of leaders from the regulatory community and digital finance space to examine the role of digital assets in today's economy. Themed "The Crypto...


19 may 2022

16:42
The Pet Cannabis Coalition, a recently established advocacy group that supports legislation aimed at legalizing cannabis products for pets and creating a legal framework that will allow veterinarians to recommend these products, is announcing today...

16:00
SHPE applauds the United States Senate for unanimously approving Senate Resolution 640, which expresses "support for increasing the number of Latino students and young professionals entering careers in science,...

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Today, the U.S. Senate failed to advance the Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022 (S. 4008), ending the possibility of replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The vote is a devastating blow to the restaurant industry and small...


18 may 2022

22:15
In the news release, The First 5 Network Responds to Governor Newsom's May Budget Revision, issued 18-May-2022 by First 5 California over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the 4th paragraph, it should read "AB 2402" rather than "AB...

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The First 5 Network, comprised of First 5 California, the First 5 Association of California, and the 58 local county First 5s across the state, applauds Governor Newsom's May Revision proposals centered on supporting a whole-child, whole-family...

13:12
The head of the nation's largest veterans organization is calling the bipartisan agreement by Senate leaders to assist veterans who have been exposed to environmental toxins "historically impactful."...


17 may 2022

14:15
Members of Teamsters Joint Council 56 and Teamsters across Kansas are disappointed in Gov. Laura Kelly (D) for signing into law Senate Bill 313, legislation that expands the ability of autonomous vehicles to recklessly operate in the state....

11:05
Managing municipal infrastructure effectively is vital to Canada's economic competitiveness. Municipalities of all sizes need good asset management practices to build and maintain resilient and sustainable communities for all Canadians. That is why...


16 may 2022

13:00
SJF Ventures and 38 other climate venture funds write letter to congress and administration: We need federal action to accelerate America's move to a more affordable, secure, clean, and vibrant energy industryDear President Biden, Leader Schumer,...

07:00
The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY), National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI) and iFoster are partnering to amplify the voices of children and youth in foster care at a public exhibition and recognition to be held May 17, 2022 at 11:30 on...


13 may 2022

21:50
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled the 2022-23 May Revision Proposal, which continues to reflect the state's vision to defend women's right to choose, expand access to health care for all Californians, and protect the most vulnerable....


12 may 2022

14:56
Consumer Watchdog and California families harmed by medical negligence applauded today's historic 60-0 Assembly vote to update California's 47-year-old medical malpractice damage cap and restore injured patients' access to justice.  Today's final...

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For the first time in history, approximately 185,000 low-income Californians aged 50 and up are eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits, regardless of their immigration status. Under California Assembly Bill 133, health plans like Inland Empire...


11 may 2022

20:29
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) applauds efforts of Congressional leaders to protect the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) and ensure proper incentives are in place to continue to foster robust rare disease drug development. Last week,...

17:04
CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy will appear at a hearing of the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday, May 12 to review an FTX proposal to launch an altered clearing model that could inject significant systemic risk into...

12:22
A new coalition of groups and former officials are urging Republican leaders to commit to putting a robust border security bill on the floor of both chambers once the 118th Congress begins....

10:36
Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities, and the Government of Canada is taking action to protect them from gun violence. From banning assault-style firearms to strengthening protections at our borders, the government is engaged in a wide...


10 may 2022

17:09
The Teamsters strongly endorse a House resolution set for a vote today that would recognize congressional workers' right to organize, finishing a process the chamber began more than a quarter-century ago when lawmakers passed the Congressional...

08:32
US Cyber Gamestm led by Katzcy® in cooperation with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is excited to announce the launch of US Cyber Games Season II...

08:24
Today, Maine's rare disease community celebrated the passage of Legislative Document 972 (LD 972), which officially establishes a Rare Disease Advisory Council (RDAC) in Maine. The RDAC will advise the Maine Legislature and other state departments...


9 may 2022

08:00
The leak of the draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which would overrule both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, has triggered a meltdown of epic proportions on the pro-abortion side. First, it is important to...


6 may 2022

16:40
The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of working closely with our provincial and territorial partners to achieve mutual goals to improve the lives of all Canadians. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney...


5 may 2022

10:23
Three major medical associations are encouraged by the federal government's request for a "hold" on its appeal of a Texas federal court ruling vacating parts of the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process in the Surprise Billing Interim Final...


4 may 2022

15:40
Leaders and members of the Emergency Nurses Association and American College of Emergency Physicians called on Congress Wednesday to pass legislation aimed at reducing violence against health care workers....

15:03
United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT) today applauded the introduction of the bipartisan Senate Resolution 610 urging Congress to step up efforts to combat illegal trade, international criminal organizations and trade-based money...

12:05
Three former U.S. Transportation Secretaries and a number of influential labor unions, progressive organizations and businesses have signed a letter urging State Senate and Assembly leaders to approve $4.2 billion in bond funding for the California...

12:00
Leaders and members of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) called on Congress Wednesday to pass legislation aimed at reducing violence against health care workers....


3 may 2022

13:55
Note: All times local Ottawa, Ontario Private meetings. 2:00 p.m.    The Deputy Prime Minister will attend Question Period. 4:00 p.m.    (Approximate time) The Deputy Prime Minister will speak in the House of Commons debate on the Budget...


2 may 2022

08:00
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), as partners in the No Silence on ED Violence campaign, will bring leaders and members together on Capitol Hill to speak out against the continued attacks...


29 april 2022

12:45
During a tribute held in the community of Pakuashipi in the Côte-Nord region to the courage of the families of Indigenous children who went missing or died,  Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs Ian Lafrenière noted the submission of the first...


28 april 2022

14:04
EdTechnologyFunds is pleased to announce that our E-rate Documentation Management and Compliance Software, ErateSync, has been named an "Administrative Solution" Finalist in the 2022 EdTech Cool Tool Awards.  ErateSync combines an automated...


27 april 2022

16:46
The California families harmed by medical negligence who launched the Patients for Fairness coalition (http://www.patientsforfairness.org) responded favorably to news of a potential legislative deal to raise the 47 year old cap on medical malpractice...

15:00
The Vinyl Institute signed a letter to Congress with 207 companies and industry groups supporting...

14:40
With gas prices sky-high, legislation requiring California oil refiners to disclose once a month the price they pay for crude oil and the profit margins they make on the gasoline they refine and sell moved out of the California Senate Energy...


26 april 2022

13:09
In response to a request for public input on how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should apply the public charge ground of inadmissibility, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) submitted a comment yesterday....


20 april 2022

16:54
Ethics legislation to shine a light on insurance industry influence over decision-making at the Department of Insurance was killed by the Assembly Insurance Committee today when members refused to give the bill a vote. AB 2323 (Levine) would have...

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