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19 august 2019

14:18
The International President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Cecil Roberts will discuss the future of the coal industry and what effect he believes proposed climate change legislation and initiatives will have on the jobs outlook for coal...


16 august 2019

11:13
iDEA Growth, a trade group representing all sectors of the mobile gaming industry, responded today to the appeal of the Department of Justice ruling that the Wire Act covers only sports betting and not lottery or gaming. iDEA Growth is calling the...


15 august 2019

07:00
Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, sharply criticized Monday's action by the Trump administration to finalize regulations weakening the Endangered Species Act and putting already threatened and endangered...


14 august 2019

19:17
A wildfire insurance bill sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara stalled in the state Assembly today in the face of objections raised by the Department of Finance and Consumer Watchdog that the bill would expose taxpayers to unnecessary...

09:36
The heart of our democracy is dying. The American promise ? of liberty and justice for all ? is in jeopardy. This is an urgent, existential threat to our way of life and the potential for future generations to flourish under American ideals. Build A...


13 august 2019

11:45
Philadelphia's "The Dog Bite Lawyer," Jeffrey H. Penneys, applauds pending legislation in the Pennsylvania Senate, which would expand protections for dog attack victims. On July 9, 2019, Pennsylvania State Senator Tom Killion introduced an important...

09:06
In May, the House of Representatives passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act with a vote of 417-3. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed by the president, it will mean big changes for the U.S. retirement...

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today issued the following statement, attributed to its Vice President of Government Affairs Alan Haskins, regarding House Bill 2102, relating to deductibles. "NICB's core...

06:00
As a number of states have moved to pass laws that would make abortion illegal with virtually no exceptions, a new PRRI survey of over 40,000 Americans finds only 15% of Americans overall say abortion should be illegal in all cases. Notably, there is...


12 august 2019

16:08
This morning, the Trump Administration issued a regulation to radically expand the criteria for determining who is considered a "public charge" under U.S. immigration law to include those who are receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition...

15:40
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) today welcomes news that the Alberta government will begin allowing drivers to use electronic pink slips as proof of insurance, effective immediately. IBC Vice-President, Western,...


9 august 2019

15:25
Shorr Packaging Corp. ("Shorr") participated in lobbying efforts, simultaneously with the 42nd Annual ESOP Association National Conference in Washington, DC, to support the bi-partisan Pro-ESOP Bills H.R.2258 and S.177 ? Promotion and Expansion of...

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Proposed changes to tenant screening law in Minneapolis continue to create tension between landlords and policymakers. Adam Almeida, President and CEO of TenantScreeningUSA.com opines: "Proposed change to law in Minneapolis could eventually spread...


8 august 2019

16:30
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) president and CEO David A. Hinson issued the following statement on the horrific shootings in Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; Gilroy, California; and South Haven, Mississippi. "The Congressional...

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AARP has released a report to mayoral candidates James Kenney (D) and Billy Ciancaglini (R) and City Council highlighting resident concerns and recommendations to improving resident life in Philadelphia. Key findings include: Housing: The lack of...

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Mayor G.T. Bynum visited seniors at the Zarrow Pointe retirement community and shared his vision for bipartisan policies aimed at making Tulsa a globally competitive, world-class city. Stressing the importance of creating equal opportunities in...


7 august 2019

03:00
Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative to the 15th Congressional District is the featured speaker on August 22 at the Wine Country Luncheon hosted by the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce. "We are thrilled and honored to welcome Congressman Swalwell...


6 august 2019

04:00
Compliancy Group hires lawyer and legal researcher, Daniel Lebovic, graduate of Emory University School of Law, to help HIPAA beholden entities understand the nuances of the law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),...


5 august 2019

17:13
Statement made today by Cathy Bennett NJHA President and CEO: "It is time we act to protect New Jerseyans from gun violence in the same way we do from chronic diseases like hypertension or diabetes. The data leaves no doubt that firearm deaths are...

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Today, the California State Auditor reported an uptick in applications by eligible individuals interested in serving on the next 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission. To date, 13,735 applications have been submitted. The Commission is tasked...

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The Law Offices of Mark Anchor Albert & Associates today filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom and Secretary of State Alex Padilla seeking to stop...


2 august 2019

20:20
Citing the important role of sunscreen in protecting children from harmful exposure to the sun, the Nebraska Department of Education has issued guidance to all schools in the state recommending that children be allowed to possess and use sunscreen...

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The measures put in place at Drumheller Institution on July 29, 2019, due to a Norovirus outbreak have been lifted. The institution has resumed its normal operations and visits have resumed. SOURCE Correctional Services of Canada Prairie Region


1 august 2019

15:26
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to limit the benefits that communities get in return for the corporate use of public property and rights-of-way in its Third Report and Order on cable franchising.  The Alliance for Community...

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Starting today, people who have a criminal record only for simple possession of cannabis can apply for a pardon, which will make it easier to work, go to school, travel and actively participate in their communities. The Minister of Justice and...


31 july 2019

21:10
The House Oversight Committee Majority Staffs Interim Staff report of July 29, 2019 seriously mischaracterizes the activities of IP3 Corporation, as well as the entire U.S. commercial nuclear power industry, regarding interactions with the U.S....

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Hunt Military Communities, the military housing division of Hunt Companies Inc., is proud to announce the launch of its newly created, Hunt HEART Program.  This new initiative is designed to support residents and military members who live in a Hunt...

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The CRTC today took an important step to better protect Canadians with the publication of a code of conduct for Internet service providers (ISPs). The Internet Code will come into effect on January 31, 2020 and will provide Canadians with additional...

07:46
In defining action that puts an end to rampant rumors, resolves lingering questions, and ensures the future of a widely-supported national museum honoring America's Medal of Honor Recipients, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Foundation today...


30 july 2019

17:08
The California State Auditor announced today that more than 10,300 Californians have submitted an application to serve on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission. The announcement comes with just one week left in the initial application period,...

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The College of American Pathologists (CAP) issued the following statement after the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court decision and remanded the case American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) v. Azar...

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The American College of Medical Toxicology recently published a Position Statement that strongly recommends removing the waiver ('X-waiver') requirement for prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). ACMT's position has been endorsed by...

09:15
Andy Parker, activist, author, and father of slain journalist Alison Parker, will make the case for revisiting the immunity and protections enjoyed by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other online publishers of third-party content under Section...

09:00
Coastal and waterway communities across Canada are affected by wrecked, abandoned and hazardous vessels. These problem vessels can pose hazards to the environment, public health and safety, and local industries such as fishing and tourism. Most...

08:32
The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs applauds Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and her cosponsors, Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Phil Roe (R-TN), for introducing the Modern Worker Empowerment Act, H.R. 4069. The Modern...


29 july 2019

11:00
Travel Fairness Now, a consumer advocacy organization representing 70,000 travelers, today urged the public and U.S. Congress to not be deceived by the hotel and airline industries' latest tactic in their ongoing war on easy, side-by-side online...

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Small business owners, representatives of local economic development organizations, trade groups and community leaders are invited to join the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Ombudsman, Stefanie Wehagen, to discuss federal regulatory...


26 july 2019

12:46
AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement today following the U.S. Senate Finance Committee's 19-9 bipartisan vote in favor of the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019: "On behalf of our 1.8...


25 july 2019

22:52
AARP Ohio Advocacy & Communications Manager Luke Russell issued the following statement today, applauding Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown for voting in favor of the Senate Finance Committee's Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of...

22:26
Today members of Stand With Parkland - The National Association of Families for Safe Schools presented the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs with recommendations on how to prevent another school shooting, calling for...

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Alliance for Aging Research President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, issued the following statement on the proposed Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act: The Alliance for Aging Research applauds the Senate Finance...

15:45
Travel Fairness Now, a consumer advocacy organization representing 70,000 travelers, today urged governments to take action to halt the growing practice in the hotel industry of charging what are known as a "resort fee," "facility fee" or "resort...

15:34
The Cannabis Council of Canada response to draft regulation by the Quebec government to ban the sale of certain edible cannabis products and cannabis extracts: "Yesterday's decision by the Quebec government to issue draft regulation with respect to...

13:53
Quebec's surprise introduction of its draft regulations on cannabis edibles has not only caught the burgeoning legal cannabis industry in the province off guard, it is a shot across the bow for all Quebec businesses and a warning to those interested...

08:33
National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons and Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee will join President Donald Trump and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump to sign the Pledge to America's Workers, with...

08:00
Aligning for Health, a coalition of leading health insurers, providers, and vendors, is proud to support the introduction of the Social Determinants Accelerator Act a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Tom Cole...


24 july 2019

21:07
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The legislation is an essential step to help secure the retirement security of more...

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FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. ("FES") today applauded the enactment of House Bill 6 into law, a monumental step in helping to avoid the premature closure of the company's two nuclear plants in Ohio while preserving 4,300 highly-skilled jobs and an...

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FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. ("FES") today applauded both houses of the West Virginia legislature for passing key legislation that eliminates the disproportionate tax treatment of the Pleasants Power Station. Members of the West Virginia House of...

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New Mexico Criminal Law Offices have over 22 years of experience helping clients when they have been accused of a crime. Whether it involves gun crime, illegal sale, illegal purchase, or another criminal offense. The firm shares valuable information...

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