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21 october 2020

14:46
David Eisner, CEO of Convergence, today hailed the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress for showing "courage, leadership and productivity" in the final report it made public last week, on October 14. Convergence is the national...

13:12
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced endorsements from prominent black community organizations, including the: California Black Chamber of Commerce, Black Lives Voter Guide, and New Frontier Democratic Club....

08:00
The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its national and regional affiliates have joined with more than 300 agriculture and conservation organizations to protest legislation that would change our science-based pesticide laws. Currently...


20 october 2020

16:30
Through bipartisan effort and significant advocacy efforts from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), major legislation has been signed into law that will provide new treatments for warriors dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic...

09:00
Representatives Ami Bera, MD (CA-7), Larry Bucshon, MD, FACS (IN-8), Brendan Boyle (PA-2), George Holding (NC-2), Raul Ruiz, MD (CA-36), Roger Marshall, MD (KS-1), Abby Finkenauer (IA-1), Brad Wenstrup, DPM (OH-2); along with 221 colleagues, sent a...

08:58
Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit have filed a motion seeking a restraining order to block the use of private funds from billionaire Mark Zuckerberg for use in local election management, a statutory responsibility of state officials including the...


19 october 2020

16:37
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced endorsements from education leaders and school advocates, who believe it is critically important to protect our kids online. Common Sense Media, an organization dedicated to ensuring the digital well-being...

10:57
On Saturday, October 17, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S.2661), legislation that will support the implementation of the future 9-8-8 crisis hotline, was signed into law. Robert Gebbia, CEO of the American Foundation for Suicide...


16 october 2020

20:17
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced a critically important endorsement from the Sacramento Bee and Fresno Bee editorial board, which wrote: "We encourage all skeptical voters to review the ballot arguments carefully before deciding. But Prop...


15 october 2020

15:07
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced an important endorsement from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in support of the measure to strengthen consumer privacy....

06:37
In recent years, the IRS has come under fire from some prominent critics in Congress about the fact that the agency seems to have disproportionately been targeting low-income taxpayers for audits and criminal tax investigations while letting...


14 october 2020

16:00
Illinois Assistant Majority Leader Will Davis (D-East Hazel Crest) was joined by fellow members of the legislative Black Caucus and cosponsors of the Path to 100 Act as he announced a new diversity and equity plan for renewable energy and called to...

14:05
With the introduction of his new PPP fraud defense website, Daniel Perlman gives individuals and small businesses facing charges for federal PPP loan fraud a way to defend their rights and get the powerful legal representation they deserve. "The...


12 october 2020

09:24
Geospark Analytics, the world class leader in developing applied artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for global threat and risk assessment, was just awarded a contract by the United States Department of State for use of the company's Hyperion...

08:38
Global pre-IPO due diligence specialist I-OnAsia is seeing change in attitudes towards transparency by Chinese executives pursuing IPOs on foreign exchanges....


11 october 2020

14:28
Fresh off working with Governor Gavin Newsom on the passage and signing of AB3121 and joining him for the historic bill signing, Ice Cube reveals his discussions and thoughts following conversations with both Presidential campaigns in his latest...


9 october 2020

17:11
Alkermes plc  today announced positive voting outcomes from the joint meeting of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee, appointed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....


8 october 2020

19:05
Following regular discussion with Congress about our federal funding needs for Fiscal Year 2021, Amtrak submitted a letter to Congress formalizing our ongoing request for up to $4.857 billion this fiscal year for Amtrak and our partners.   From the...

17:53
As talks continue about a long-overdue legislative package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Vice President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley and Arlington (TX) Mayor Jeff Williams, Chair of the USCM Metro Economies...

13:18
The Government of Canada is committed to making railway operations as safe as possible by establishing rules, regulations and standards for Canada's railway system. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced new measures...


7 october 2020

17:28
The American Council of the Blind celebrates on this day the advocates, industry, and congressional leaders who participated in the passage and signing of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The CVAA, which was signed...

16:34
Kymanox, a full-service life sciences solutions provider supporting commercialization of vital medicines and treatments, today announced the addition of two new executives. Evan Edwards has joined as Principal Executive Advisor and QuynhNhu Nguyen as...

13:20
Fear of COVID-19 lawsuits and potential business liability has pushed a number of states to provide employers with some degree of immunity, according to experts from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. In light of sometimes confusing federal...

13:18
Today, the Toronto Wholesale Produce Association (TWPA), the association representing the 21 wholesalers of fruits and vegetables at the Ontario Food Terminal, applauded the Government of Ontario for introducing legislation designed in part to help...

10:30
The City of Millbrae has filed a strenuous objection to the environmental impact report filed by the California High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), noting that the document violates the requirements of California's CEQA law. A letter from the city's...

06:00
In Washington State and New York, the challenge of evictions related to the Covid 19 pandemic continue to be a challenge and legislators are seeking ways to assist those at risk; subsequently landlords should prepare for any impact on their vetting...

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After a 16-month long, bipartisan investigation, the House Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee released a report today on the anti-competitive practices of Big Tech companies. As part of the investigation, the committee held...


6 october 2020

15:38
The Florida Senate today announced a partnership with Tampa General Hospital (TGH) to support the Senate in developing a plan to safely conduct business in the Florida Senate. The TGH Prevention Response Outreach team, known as TPRO, will provide...

13:15
Rule changes to the massively abused H-1B guest worker program issued by the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security have been long overdue, and are critical to the welfare of American workers amidst the current unemployment crisis in the United...


5 october 2020

15:28
Today the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced that the nation's leading privacy experts, including Shoshana Zuboff and Roger McNamee, as featured in the riveting docu-drama "The Social Dilemma," are supporting Prop 24 to strengthen consumer privacy...

15:27
Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Minister of Employment,...

14:38
Governor Tom Wolf today issued an emergency order suspending the statutory deadline provision in the COVID Relief-Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grant Program. The deadline under section 191-C(g)(3) of Act 24 of 2020 originally scheduled for Sept. 30...

14:21
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) issued formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the agency's proposed payment policy changes for Calendar Year 2021. In both letters, AAOS thanked CMS for its...

12:35
NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") is applauding an Executive Order issued by the White House this week providing several potential pathways for greater U.S. Government support of critical minerals mining and value-added supply...

07:00
This week, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla imposed "emergency" regulations that open the door to mail ballot fraud. The regulations threaten any sense of integrity by hindering legitimate signature verification, and allowing multiple...


3 october 2020

01:00
The Sudanese Transitional Government has signed an historic peace deal with leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front, according to the country's Sovereignty Council. Vice-President of the Sudanese Transitional Government, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan...


2 october 2020

13:52
Last night, the House passed their latest COVID-19 economic relief package, which includes $57 billion in emergency funding for the child care sector. The funds would be used to create a much needed $50 billion child care stabilization fund and to...

09:43
Nemours Children's Health System applauds Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas) for their leadership in introducing the Telehealth Improvement for Kids' Essential Services (TIKES) Act of 2020....

01:35
Fragrance Creators Association released the following statement from Farah K. Ahmed, President & CEO, recognizing passage of California SB 312, the Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020, which was signed into law...


1 october 2020

16:30
Last night, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 3163 (Salas) into law. This legislation significantly expands the definition of renewable natural gas to include energy that comes from additional forms of organic waste, such as dead trees, agricultural waste...

11:33
Diversity and inclusion are among Canada's greatest strengths. Canadians must feel safe in their identities, and free to be their true selves. That is why the Government of Canada is acting on its commitment to criminalize conversion therapy in...

02:18
American Jewish Committee (AJC) commended California Governor Gavin Newsom for vetoing today AB 331, a bill that would have required students across the state to complete an ethnic studies course for high school graduation.  The requirement is based...


30 september 2020

18:30
The United States Senate today passed a continuing resolution providing short term funding to prevent a government shutdown that included the House's language to extend the hemp pilot program through September of 2021. "We're thankful for both the...

12:11
Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act of 2020. The bill encourages states to expand access to evidence-based suicide...

11:00
Today, the CRTC announced that it has reached an agreement with Notesolution Inc. (doing business as OneClass) to resolve alleged violations of Canada's Anti-spam Legislation (CASL). As part of this agreement, OneClass agreed to make a payment of...

10:03
The Center for Baby & Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP) released the following statement from Executive Director Jane Wishneff on the passage of California's Menstrual Products Right to Know Act of 2020 (AB 1989), signed into law by Governor Gavin...


29 september 2020

22:15
Today, Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union celebrated the passage of a Fair Pay standard by a unanimous 9-0 vote by the Seattle City Council, further cementing Seattle's position as a national leader on groundbreaking labor protections for...

10:00
Global Widgettm, the manufacturer and distributor of premium hemp-derived CBD products for Hemp Bombs®, Nature's Scripttm and Perfect Paws Hemptm for pets brands, announced today the grand opening of its new CBD extraction facility, as the company...

05:00
More than 225,000 homeowners and businesspeople must pay $1 billion in Cook County property taxes by Thursday, October 1, 2020, to avoid hefty late fees, Treasurer Maria Pappas said.   "The two-month delay of late fees gave tens of thousands of...


28 september 2020

21:25
Following the introduction of new COVID-19 legislation in the House of Representatives, which allocates $179 billion for direct fiscal assistance to local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and...

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