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2 february 2021

11:54
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Events DC, Washington DC's official convention and sports authority, launched Phase 2 of the DC CARES Program this week, which will provide over $8 million in relief funding to eligible excluded workers in the District of...


1 february 2021

11:04
Clean Cars 2030, a bill reintroduced in the Washington legislature with 27 co-sponsors and strong support from constituents, will have a hearing today at 3:30 pm PT in the House Transportation Committee. The bill, HB 1204/SB 5256, requires all model...


29 january 2021

16:43
(AANA) -- In honor of National CRNA Week (Jan. 24-30, 2021), Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced bipartisan House Resolution 65 on the House floor, "Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America's Certified...

14:41
America's mayors are using their voices to demand Congress finally take action to support cities by passing the fiscal relief for local governments included in President Biden's American Rescue Plan. A letter to Congress now has 402 signatures from...


28 january 2021

21:27
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...

16:32
The following is a statement by Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, regarding today's action by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to rescind the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy, also known as the Mexico City...

16:07
Democratic President Joe Biden, among his first official acts, today rescinded the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy (PLGHA), which prevents federal funds from going to foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that perform...

09:00
The University of South Florida today announced the launch of an interdisciplinary center dedicated to serving Tampa Bay as the major training and knowledge hub for issues related to social and criminal justice. The Center for Justice Research &...


27 january 2021

11:55
Today, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) and its Rare Action Network (RANtm) published the 6th Edition of the State Report Card, the annual report rating each state and Washington, DC on the most important issues directly affecting...


25 january 2021

11:06
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the issuance of an executive order by President Biden that rescinds Trump administration directives which curtailed the collective bargaining, due process and workplace...


22 january 2021

16:30
The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, applauds the introduction of the Access Technology Affordability Act (ATAA) (H.R. 431) in the United States House of Representatives by Select...


21 january 2021

20:05
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on President Biden's decision to invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to address vaccine and PPE shortages....

19:45
Two Gulf Coast state lawmakers have introduced bills in the Mississippi Legislature advocated by C Spire and designed to get computer science curriculum in the classrooms of all the state's 884 K-12 public and charter schools....

15:56
Feminist organization, Women's Liberation Front (WoLF), is denouncing an executive order signed by President Biden on his first day in office which takes steps to end female-only spaces and sports. Biden signed the controversial "Executive Order on...

11:57
The Teamsters today are hailing the introduction of the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act (EPPRA) by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), a bill that would boost the viability of pension plans currently in financial jeopardy....

08:30
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed S2828, An Act Modernizing Credit Union Laws, into law on January 12th, making it possible for Massachusetts credit unions to help further improve the lives of their members. The bill has long been a...


20 january 2021

14:57
Teamsters in the Big Sky State are calling out a state House bill set to receive a hearing later this week that would tamp down on the rights of Montana workers to have freedom over their paychecks and would disrupt the operations of state and local...

13:31
The National ATM Council, Inc. ("NAC"), the U.S. trade association representing the Independent/Retail ATM industry, commends the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for adopting a new federal rule aimed at ensuring the provision of fair...


19 january 2021

14:20
On Inauguration Day (Jan. 20), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will co-host a live one hour "Muslim Community Priorities Town Hall" at 4 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube with other national Muslim community groups during which...


16 january 2021

09:00
The economy of Florence, like many others in the nation, has been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. The lack of adequate delivery and dispensing of the vaccine has pushed the economic recovery that is yet to come deeper into 2021. The mandates to...


14 january 2021

21:42
Today, President-elect Joe Biden is releasing his plan for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) were briefed on it earlier. Among other solutions, the president-elect is proposing $350...


13 january 2021

20:15
State Representative Eddie Lucio, III (D-Brownsville) today filed House Bill 1093, legislation that would increase oversight of pharmacy benefit managers and improve patient choice for prescription drugs. The legislation is one of the Texas Pharmacy...

19:45
Groundbreaking reforms and protections for Illinoisans, which were part of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus's agenda and advocated for by Heartland Alliance, were passed by the General Assembly in Springfield yesterday and today during the...

18:42
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes today's House passage of the impeachment resolution and reiterates our unqualified condemnation of the actions of President Donald J. Trump, which, by any measure, run counter to the democratic values we hold...

12:25
Today, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 38, a desperate attempt to gerrymander our Commonwealth's courts. The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, issued...


12 january 2021

08:41
The Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance today announced their proposal for new Wilderness designations on the Custer Gallatin National Forest (CGNF) in Southern Montana. GYWA plans to introduce a Wilderness Bill to the US Congress, titled the...


11 january 2021

13:39
Treehouse announced it will be asking the Washington State Legislature to preserve educational and adult-transitional investments for youth experiencing foster care as the pandemic enters its second year. The nonprofit organization partners with more...

10:45
Today, OpenGov and Fyllo announced they have entered into a strategic partnership, combining OpenGov's industry-leading cloud ERP and Citizen Services software for the nation's cities, counties, and state agencies with Fyllo's world-class compliance...


10 january 2021

11:00
Florence County has a population of over 100,000 MORE residents than the City of Florence yet the rate of violent crime occurring in the City and the County is almost identical year over year. It is clear our City faces a violent crime problem. The...


8 january 2021

14:40
Today, Second Front Systems (2F), a venture-backed defense software company, applauds Congress for passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 60th year in a row....

07:00
A December 4 op-ed from the Times of San Diego argues for easier pathways for immigrants to legally and permanently reside in the United States. The piece notes that, while it's relatively easy for foreign students to attend American universities and...


7 january 2021

18:35
Marking two years since Rima and Issam Abbas and their three children were killed by a drunk driver, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was joined at a January 7 virtual news conference by Rana Abbas Taylor, friends of the Abbas children, and...


6 january 2021

15:24
The EVV Mandate under the 21st Century Cures Act, officially in effect as of the first of the year, brings an increased need for support from users in both mature programs and recently launched programs. Sandata, who successfully navigated...

09:30
On December 31, U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed into law legislation that expands the reach of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, adding a justice of the Supreme Court, along with the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, the...


5 january 2021

14:23
Today, the State Senate GOP announced its refusal to seat Jim Brewster, the elected state senator from the 45th district.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the...


4 january 2021

15:00
The Novogradac Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Working Group has submitted a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that offers solutions to three problems with proposed U.S. Treasury regulations concerning the LIHTC average-income...

08:00
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) recognizes the leadership of Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Legislature in improving health care for the people of the Commonwealth through the passage on January 1, 2021 of An Act...


3 january 2021

22:00
Earlier today, the Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C) released statements applauding the passing of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 into law. Notably, H.R. 6395 became law on January 1,...


2 january 2021

07:00
Luna Global Networks applauds Congress overriding the President's veto on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2021. On Jan. 1, the US Senate overrode the President's veto on the NDAA. This historic anti-corruption legislation ending...


1 january 2021

15:29
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded Congress for enacting the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that includes Title XCIX, "Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America," which...


28 december 2020

21:05
"E-cigarette sales are driving a youth tobacco tipping point. But we now have new tools to protect youth and support parents frustrated by the targeting of their children and the ease of purchasing e-cigarettes online," said Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS,...

10:37
After nearly 20 years of tireless advocacy from the transplant stakeholder community and some very committed Congressional leaders, the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (Immuno Bill) was passed by...


27 december 2020

22:04
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest and oldest kidney patient organization in the United States, released the following statement upon President Donald J. Trump's signing of bipartisan, Congressionally authorized...


23 december 2020

11:30
Today, the nation's largest union for meatpacking workers and the association representing meat producers joined forces to urge all 50 U.S. governors to urgently prioritize COVID-19 vaccination for frontline meat and poultry workers across the United...


22 december 2020

18:20
As part of an attempt to reduce the damaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has just enacted a new package of tax changes that accountants and other tax and financial professionals absolutely must know to effectively advise clients. This...

18:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the final Lead and Copper Rule. American Water Works Association President Melissa Elliott issued the following statement. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to working...

15:56
The Amistad Project of the non-partisan Thomas More Society has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia demanding that legislatures in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin be allowed to...

11:40
Today, Canada's newly appointed Taxpayers' Ombudsperson, François Boileau, issued the following statement on the response from Canadians regarding the service provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on the emergency benefit programs throughout...

11:04
A $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package included in the federal government's fiscal 2021 funding bill and approved by Congress last night offers essential relief not only to workers, but to specific industries decimated by the pandemic that employ...

09:17
Congress voted to protect patients' access to surgical care by delaying steep Medicare payment cuts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it included in the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), according to the Surgical...

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