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14 june 2019

14:49
In response to the Federal Government's announcement on bringing cannabis edibles to the Canadian market, the Canadian Health Food Association has released the following statement: "Today, the Minister of Health...

14:45
Barriers preventing Connecticut children from possessing and utilizing sunscreen in school were eased with the adoption of Senate Bill 922. The enacted legislation allows students six years or older to possess and self-apply over-the-counter...

14:00
With court rulings now extending ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility requirements to the digital space, savvy shopping center operators are embracing the opportunities compliance opens: In the U.S., annual discretionary spending of...

12:43
The Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC), is disheartened with the federal government's rejection of the proposed Senate amendments to Bill C-69.  EPAC is proud to have collaborated with political...

10:40
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (Federation) welcomes the opportunity to work with the federal government in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. The joint Working Group that was announced June 13 will include...


13 june 2019

13:15
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.) as the 2019 recipients of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award. The awardees will be honored at the upcoming...

09:00
TriNetX, the global health research network that revolutionizes clinical research and enables discoveries through the generation of real-world evidence (RWE), today praised the House Appropriations Committee for approving its fiscal year 2020...


12 june 2019

13:31
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that it executed 15 simultaneous search warrants on June 12, 2019, in Ottawa, the Greater Toronto Area, London, and Windsor, Ontario, and in Gatineau, Laval, and Montréal, Quebec. These searches were...

11:04
Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that the nation's preeminent trucking advocacy group is committed to working with lawmakers as they begin work...

10:05
Michigan Potash and Salt Company ("MPSC") -- The United States government has released a Federal strategy aimed at ensuring secure supplies of critical minerals and supply chain resilience, including potash. Potash is the source of potassium metal,...

09:48
John Adams, Chair of the Best Medicines Coalition (BMC), is available to offer comment on the final report of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, set to be released today. The BMC is a national alliance of 30 patient...


11 june 2019

21:30
The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today spoke against a federal tax change that will harm conservation. The following...

14:44
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa after the House Education and Labor Committee today approved H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, which would ensure the retirements of some 1.5 million...

13:09
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, today issued the following statement: "I thank the Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee (OCAC) members for their work and invaluable input in advising me and the Canada Revenue...

11:00
The outline of an immigration overhaul laid out by the White House in May, dealing with border security, deterring illegal immigration, asylum abuse, and reforms to our legal immigration process enjoys overwhelming public support, according to a new...

08:00
Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. , , ("LDS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the City of Adelanto, where the Company's state-of-the-art facilities are located, informed the Company that the city ordinance to reduce the cannabis tax has...


10 june 2019

13:00
Elections Canada is holding a technical briefing on changes under Bill C-76 to the Canada Elections Act and their impact on the 2019 federal election.  Bill C-76, the Elections Modernization Act, received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018 and comes...

12:31
The Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce (GACC) released the U.S. cannabis industry's first comprehensive model federal legislation to legalize interstate and international medical and adult-use cannabis in the United States....

11:19
Margaret McGuffin, executive director of the Canadian Music Publishers Association, made the following statement in response to the House of Commons Industry, Science and Technology Committee's report on its Copyright Act review: "Canada's music...

10:00
The Syndicat des Métallos/United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it has filed a complaint with the International Labour Organization (ILO) against the Government of Quebec. The USW complaint cites violations of the ILO's Convention on...

05:30
Eight of the nation's most prominent mental health and addiction organizations united today to launch Mental Health for US, a landmark nonpartisan initiative designed to elevate mental health and addiction in policy conversations during the upcoming...


7 june 2019

14:25
AJC is urging a federal appellate court to affirm a lower court ruling that the Arkansas Times has no grounds in challenging the validity of a two-year old statute barring state government contractors from engaging in the Boycott, Divestment and...

11:30
GetCharged, Inc. ("Charge"), a micromobility company dedicated to building the largest network of electric charging, storage and service stations for e-scooters and e-bikes, today testified at a public hearing examining the legalization of electric...

10:33
Elections Canada is holding a technical briefing on changes under Bill C-76 to the Canada Elections Act and their impact on the 2019 federal election.  Bill C-76, the Elections Modernization Act, received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018 and comes...

09:27
The Antimicrobials Working Group (AWG), a coalition of companies with the mission to combat drug-resistant infections and spur life-saving innovations, applauds Senators Johnny Isakson and Bob Casey on the introduction of the...

06:00
Hundreds of federal correctional officers will carry a giant needle in front of Parliament to protest the Prison Needle Exchange Program (PNEP). Implemented in some prisons, the PNEP grants inmates access to their own needles to use intravenous...


6 june 2019

15:04
The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) and the 6,000 neighborhood and family-run businesses it represents is thrilled at the passage of Bill 115, the Bringing Choice and Fairness to the People Act (Beverage Alcohol Retail Sales), 2019.  ...

13:27
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the introduction of the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107), a bipartisan bill to protect patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans from prior authorization...

12:00
The Independence Fund is in full support of the final rules for both Community Care/Access Standards and Urgent Care regulations, published by The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) yesterday. Both regulations were required by The MISSION Act,...

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Celebration Pointe, North Central Florida's premier mixed-use development located conveniently along Interstate 75 in Gainesville, today announced the start of its open container policy for alcoholic beverages after Governor DeSantis recently signed...

10:00
Today, Every Vote Counts (EVC)?a student-led, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout and expanding voter access nationwide?released a new survey of young Americans, capturing their thoughts on the U.S. voting system. The poll...


5 june 2019

17:58
Members of Action for Wildfire Resiliency (coalition) today attended the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee hearing to encourage quick consideration of and actions on key recommendations in the SB 901 Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and...

16:24
Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, on House passage the latest version of the DREAM Act: "America's Mayors commend the House for its bipartisan passage of the...

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The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance comprised of the National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Color Of Change, and Dove, is proud to announce the bill they are sponsoring, Senate Bill 188 (The C.R.O.W.N. Act), passed the...

13:08
The Emergency Nurses Association on Wednesday praised the House of Representative's passage this week of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act which includes ENA priority legislation that will lead to the development...

12:07
Hundreds of federal correctional officers will carry a giant needle in front of Parliament to protest the Prison Needle Exchange Program (PNEP). Implemented in some prisons, the PNEP grants inmates access to their own needles to use intravenous...

11:00
Anishinabek Nation's Social Development Department launched Koganaawsawin, the central body supporting the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law, this morning at the Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Assembly. The launch was held as a celebration of...


4 june 2019

19:19
Alley Cat Allies congratulates New York for becoming the first state to pass a bill prohibiting the declawing of cats. Today both the New York Assembly and Senate passed the bill, which will now be delivered to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. If Gov....

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Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expressed its ringing endorsement of the successful passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (PAHPAI) (H.R. 269/S. 1379) by the U.S. House of...

15:08
NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today applauded Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) for urging Congress to extend the biodiesel tax credit during testimony at the Members' Day Hearing before the House...

14:45
Canadian policy makers considering changes to the regulatory framework surrounding Canada's wireless industry must ensure any changes made are ones that respect and continue to drive the facilities-based investments required to deploy and expand...

08:45
City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced he has filed for a court order to halt enforcement of the Trump administration's new rule that would allow health care staff to refuse to provide medical treatment to patients. If allowed to take effect,...

08:04
Today, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is gathering at the White House complex and walking the halls of Capitol Hill to discuss with the Administration and Congress the needs of women business owners and how we can work...

07:01
As a new piece of gas line legislation sweeps New York households, Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is providing a breakdown of what the changes mean to National Grid customers and what every Brooklyn or Manhattan homeowner should know about their...


3 june 2019

16:22
Three members of Congress, addressing the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum today, announced the launch of the bipartisan Black-Jewish congressional caucus. The caucus's creation follows on a January meeting with AJC's National Leadership...

12:36
The National Inquiry's Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada's staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The...

10:30
Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. , a developer of advanced livestock waste treatment technology, announced that Pennsylvania Senate Bill (SB) 575 was introduced in the PA Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. SB 575 proposes to...

08:05
With days left to introduce bills in this New York State legislative session, the ERA Coalition is calling on New York's leaders to agree to an Inclusive Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA Coalition issued the following statement:...

08:00
Nearly 40 executives from more than 14 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) member companies will meet with members of Congress on legislative issues affecting the livelihood of wholesalers during their Annual Legislative Fly-In on June 3-4...

06:05
The Globe and Mail is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Facebook Political Ad Collector (FBPAC), an online tool designed to monitor political advertising on Facebook. The collector, a web browser extension that can be downloaded by users, was...

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