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1 july 2020

17:46
The House today took a substantial step towards reviving the U.S. economy when it approved a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that will beef up the nation's transportation network while also employing thousands in good-paying, union jobs....

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Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chair Scott Haggerty today commended the U.S. House of Representative's infrastructure bill ? the $1.5 trillion "Moving Forward Act" (H.R. 2) ? which is on the House floor for consideration this week, with...


29 june 2020

13:44
The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance founded by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, and Color Of Change is declaring July 3, 2020 as National CROWN Day; the 1-year anniversary of the signing of The CROWN Act in...

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Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was shocked and deeply disappointed in the decision handed down today by the U.S. Supreme Court in June Medical Services v. Russo, which allowed abortion providers and activists to once again...

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Ballard Power Systems today recognized the landmark Advanced Clean Truck Regulation passed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), requiring the scaled adoption of zero-emission commercial trucks in California....


26 june 2020

20:00
The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing security solutions providers, today announced its strong opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act....


25 june 2020

19:26
Bipartisan legislation introduced today would create a new federal tax credit to fuel development and rehabilitation of single-family homes and attract $100 billion in development activity to underserved rural and urban communities across the...

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The Multicultural Media & Correspondents Association (MMCA), today released national opinion survey results showing overwhelming public support for Congressional relief efforts to save diverse and local media impacted by COVID-19. The organization...


24 june 2020

21:40
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), in partnership with cities and counties, are stepping up collaborative efforts to meet the Bay Area's chronic housing affordability challenges by...

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All Canadians deserve a workplace free from harassment and violence. That is why the Government of Canada took action through Bill C-65, the federal anti-harassment and violence legislation, to help keep Canadian workers in federally regulated...


23 june 2020

16:00
Today, the Government of British Columbia (BC) introduced legislation that would bring about significant reforms to how stratas in the province are managed. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) congratulates the government and believes the measures...

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Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) an organization of physicians and public health professionals, is releasing its pesticide research report calling for state and federal governments to institute new policies that will better protect the...


22 june 2020

17:44
Today, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, the U.S....

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MADD commends the House Energy and Commerce Committee for its leadership in advancing legislation which has the potential to eliminate nearly all drunk driving deaths on our nation's roads. More than 10,000 people are killed every year as a result of...


20 june 2020

17:17
The following is an open letter from the National Association of Social Workers in New Jersey. The Trump Administration's executive order (EO) on police reform is inadequate to respond to the longstanding crisis of systemic racism in policing. It...


19 june 2020

12:25
Today, the American Trucking Associations praised the leaders and members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for their work in advancing the INVEST in America Act to the House floor....

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National Police Support Fund, a political grassroots organization, released a statement today formally condemning local decisions to release prisoners early due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 within prisons...


18 june 2020

21:16
Experts weighed in today on the challenges Michigan public schools face as they look to reopen this fall. The webinar, "COVID-19 And Michigan Public Schools: What Do We Need To Get Schools Back In Session This Fall," was hosted by the non-profit,...

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Openness, transparency and accountability are guiding principles of the Government of Canada. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board, announced the launch of the first review of Canada's access to information...

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Bipartisan mayors holding key leadership positions in the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) applaud today's Supreme Court decision to uphold the DACA program, ensuring that thousands of Dreamers can continue to live, work and study in the U.S. and...

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The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to today's outrageous Supreme Court ruling blocking President Trump's rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood...


17 june 2020

16:25
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) today announced the names of three public health departments that have successfully completed a rigorous review process to maintain their national accreditation status. In achieving the prestigious...

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NATSO, representing the nation's truckstops and travel plazas, the National Association of Convenience Stores and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, today encouraged members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure...

15:14
Renters and homeowners who were financially impacted by the economic slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access applications for rent and mortgage relief starting June 29. At that time, applications will be easily accessible...

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Missouri Connections Academy, a new full-time statewide online public school, has been authorized by the Ozark School District to serve students in grades K-12 throughout the state in the upcoming 2020-21 school year. The school is currently...

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American Telemedicine Association (ATA) President, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, testified today before the full Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on telehealth, urging policymakers to "take specific actions before the end of...

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Today, the United States Senate passed The Great American Outdoors Act, historic legislation that would provide dedicated funding to reduce the National Park Service's deferred maintenance backlog ? nearly $12 billion in needed repairs across the...

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The Supreme Court, in a ruling issued yesterday, affirmed that sex-based discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The decision is significant because some Circuit Courts ruled...

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Governor Phil Scott today signed new legislation strengthening Vermont's captive insurance laws, increasing efficiencies while adding flexibility to regulatory policy and procedures. This year's bill again highlights the continued collaboration...


16 june 2020

15:38
A broad coalition of industry and government organizations today urged Members of Congress to oppose an amendment to the highway reauthorization bill that the House Transportation Committee is considering on June 17. The amendment would allow...


15 june 2020

14:42
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the federal prohibition of employment discrimination based on sex in the 1964 Civil Rights Act also prohibits discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity." The court's insistence...

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The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), along with its partner Out Leadership are elated the Supreme Court has ensured a state-sanctioned license to discriminate will not be issued in this country's workplaces. The LGBT community is a...

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Blair Walsingham, candidate for US Congress TN District 1, announced today an endorsement by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his non-profit, Humanity Forward. Yang's campaign focused on Human Capitalism and Universal Basic Income,...


13 june 2020

18:00
Oberheiden P.C., a federal compliance and defense law firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has formed a PPP Loan Fraud Defense Team that is representing companies in audits and investigations related to their activities under the Paycheck Protection...


12 june 2020

22:46
The Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule today that revises 2016 provisions of the Obamacare section 1557 rule that had redefined discrimination "on the basis of sex" to include "gender identity" and "pregnancy termination."...

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The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) welcome the Bill on the recognition of caregivers tabled Thursday by the Minister Responsible for...

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Raymond Théberge, Commissioner of Official Languages, made the following statement today: "I am delighted with the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v British Columbia. This is a major...

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American Jewish Committee (AJC) President Harriet Schleifer and Jason Isaacson, AJC's Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer, presented today to members of Congress a six-point action plan addressing the pernicious legacy of racism in the United...

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Faced with the deadlock on the adoption of the principle of Bill 61, the elected members of the National Assembly, including the current government, have before them an opportunity to correct a major error that excludes the fundamental rights of...


11 june 2020

16:46
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) considers Bill 56, An Act to recognize and support caregivers and to amend various legislative provisions, tabled today by the Quebec government, to be a step in the right direction to address shortcomings in...

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Entrepreneur, Activist, and Philanthropist, Sandy Piña, wins for the second time the California Congressional District 42nd. Delegate election for VP Joe Biden. Sandy is a philanthropist and a highly involved community activist for the las 40 years....


10 june 2020

08:00
With an increasing sense of urgency as uncertainty around COVID-19 lingers and protests erupt around the country, hundreds of business leaders and Business for America (BFA) have signed a letter urging federal lawmakers to provide funding to states...

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After what seemed to be a complete stall towards moving forward on any social equity programs affecting the Colorado Cannabis industry, Larisa Bolivar, Executive Director of the Cannabis Consumers Coalition founded in 2014 and known for work on...


9 june 2020

15:02
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, applauds the North Carolina legislature and Governor Cooper for passing and signing Senate Bill 476 into law. This landmark...

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The American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights (ACTR) praised the IRS in a letter today as newly released data shows that the public-private partnership among federal and state tax agencies and private-sector partners has scored major successes in...


8 june 2020

15:30
The United Steelworkers (USW) union said today that it supported the Michigan Legislative Labor Caucus plan for safely reopening the state's economy, called the "Workers First Reopening Plan," as the state continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Georgia Power, along with a coalition of leading Georgia businesses, have signed a letter asking the Georgia General Assembly to support, approve and sign into law a comprehensive, specific and clear bill against hate crimes....

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Consumer Watchdog warned today that homeowners could pay billions more for their home insurance under a sneak insurance industry legislative attack on California's effective rate regulation under the cover of the corona virus and police abuse crises....

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Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will...

13:10
On behalf of their 200+ members, the Texas Hemp Industries Association (TXHIA) submits comments challenging the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and consider changing proposed rules prohibiting the retail sale of consumable hemp for...

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