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News by subject: LEG

28 july 2020

16:01
The American Loggers Council (ALC) and its state logging associations are supporting legislation introduced in both chambers of Congress that would provide economic relief to logging and log trucking companies impacted by COVID-19. The bills were...

15:37
On July 22, 2020, The Hispanic Vote of Palm Beach County announced that it is endorsing David Irving Shiner for Palm Beach County Commissioner, District 5. The Hispanic Vote of Palm Beach County made its decision after conducting interviews and...

14:30
Statement from Scott J. Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Pharmacists Association, following the release of the HEALS Act:...

10:35
Data released by Power to Decide estimate that 45,290 Rhode Island women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in a county impacted by the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic gag rule." The domestic gag rule...

09:00
COVID-19 came at a time when laws requiring the hospitality industry to provide panic buttons to employees were taking effect. The pandemic has caused many hotels to close leading to revenue losses, making compliance difficult for smaller hotels....

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Republicans have proposed a second $1,200 stimulus check for Americans and $500 for each dependent, reports the Enrolled Agents and tax advisers Bambridge Accountants New York. The HEALS Act (Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and...


27 july 2020

20:19
Today Senate Republicans released draft legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Louisville Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Greg Fischer issued the following statement:...

19:46
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued the following statement today: "The Postal Service is in a financially unsustainable position,...

08:05
As the re-start of America's past-time approached, federal lawmakers stepped up to the plate and hit a homerun for the environment, outdoor recreation and the preservation of America's most special natural resources....


24 july 2020

19:17
The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration met virtually today to talk about the role of immigration at this unprecedented moment in Canadian history. Immigration was a Canadian advantage before the pandemic, immigrants are helping Canadians...

18:50
The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) is pleased to review the draft plan of the 2020 Democratic Party Platform. The draft platform plan for retirement security is a scant five paragraphs in an 80-page document and does not offer any specific ideas for...

18:20
Donald Cleveland, Constitutional Author says President's Federal Police Unconstitutional Donald Cleveland, political author, questioned Oregon officials why they had taken no action to legally restrain the Federal Police sent to Portland, Oregon. In...

16:16
The United Steelworkers (USW) union today announced its full support for a legislative framework for a comprehensive College Athletes' Bill of Rights put forth by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)....


23 july 2020

18:30
Despite a chaotic tax season, Julio Gonzalez has been a vocal advocate of effective measures and has provided economically responsible solutions. Just this week, Julio Gonzalez addressed measures under consideration for the next piece of COVID-19...

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ASI Government is proud to announce that its CEO, Tim Cooke was elected to the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Executive Committee as Vice Chair for Finance for a term of two years that began on July 1, 2020.  Tim is excited to join the other elected...

13:24
The United States House of Representatives is expected to consider a New Jersey-originated legislative initiative to help combat the nationwide opioid crisis. Rep. David Trone (D ? Md.) is planning to introduce legislation based on the Patient...

10:30
The White House Historical Association has released the July episode of The 1600 Sessions podcast, "Women's Suffrage and the White House." This episode features the Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center, Colleen Shogan,...

10:12
Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, but the needs of people with mobility disabilities continue to be overlooked and unheard, according to the new BraunAbility Drive for Inclusion Report Card. In fact,...


22 july 2020

13:56
Having collected 900,000 signatures and raised over $4 million, the survivors of medical negligence behind a California ballot measure to adjust California's 45-year-old cap on quality of life and survivor damages announced today that the Secretary...


21 july 2020

16:50
Rights4Vapers.com, the country's leading vaping consumer rights organization, is discouraged and dismayed by the introduction of BC's new vaping regulations....

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As lawmakers in Washington begin negotiations on the next COVID-19 legislative package, jobs and critical services are on the line in cities across America. And today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is renewing its previous request for urgent...

10:02
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the passage of H.R. 3504, the Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing (SAH) Improvement Act of 2019, and is proud to have led the way in advocating for these significant changes to the current...

08:03
Paralyzed Veterans of America applauds final passage of specially adaptive housing improvement legislation, H.R. 3504, as amended.  This legislation ensures that catastrophically disabled veterans can more easily make needed accessibility...


20 july 2020

20:21
Rights4Vapers.com, the country's leading vaping consumer rights organization, is discouraged and dismayed by the introduction of BC's new vaping regulations....

20:02
Sterling Reference Laboratories, which operates as Cordant Health Solutions®, announced today that it has reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington...

13:26
Earlier this month Senate District 29 voters received a mail piece directly from Tina Polsky's Political Committee, Americans for Progress, claiming that Irv Slosberg voted for Stand Your Ground, Open Carry, Guns in School, and Guns in Nightclubs....


17 july 2020

15:00
The Federal Court released a decision on CSIS warrant application proceedings and recommended that an independent review be conducted into a number of systemic issues. In response, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the...

08:35
On July 12, 2019, New York became the second state to sign The CROWN Act and the first to put the law into effect statewide.  On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Dove and the CROWN Coalition will celebrate the anniversary of this historic triumph with a...


16 july 2020

15:37
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) veteran benefits training manager Frank Logalbo testified before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, on WWP-led reforms to the Service-Disabled Veterans...

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Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) is proud to support the revisions to Maryland's insurance laws that increase access to care for those seeking fertility treatment. Effective January 1, 2021, Maryland's infertility insurance law no longer has a marriage...


15 july 2020

15:19
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) issued a patient editorial on the first anniversary of the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health, signed by President Donald Trump on July 10, 2019. The sweeping executive order calls...

09:00
Today, the National Restaurant Association sent the "Blueprint for Restaurant Revival" to Congress. The comprehensive policy and legislative plan outlines specific and immediate action the federal government should take to stabilize the industry in...


14 july 2020

15:22
Last week, the Administration announced that it would begin enforcing current laws regarding students enrolled in online degree programs.  This would force thousands of students out of the country at a time when health experts are urging people to...

08:00
Treasury published its much-anticipated final regulation relating to GILTI, one of the two new international tax regimes created as part of the TCJA. To the pleasure of 200,000 small business owners, the final regulations provided them with several...


10 july 2020

14:07
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) today issued a patient editorial on the first anniversary of the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative, signed by President Donald Trump on July 10, 2019. The sweeping...


9 july 2020

09:47
On June 30, 2020, the New York League of Independent Bankers (NYLIB) sent a letter to sitting members of Congress, the federal prudential banking agencies, and the Financial Standards Accounting Board (FASB) recommending that additional accounting...

07:50
National Police Support Fund launched an initiative today that will help educate and engage the public on the recently popular topic of qualified immunity for police officers. National Police Support Fund is a grassroots political organization whose...


8 july 2020

16:44
The Michigan Chamber is disappointed in Governor's latest veto that will hurt Michigan businesses and individuals. The Governor had an opportunity to assist struggling businesses and individuals with much needed property tax relief but instead,...

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Family Research Council President Tony Perkins applauded the decision handed down today by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, in which a teacher responsible for leading students in prayer and...


7 july 2020

18:35
This morning, the Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, and Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), announced the signing of a protocol agreement establishing a new structure to support the implementation of...

14:09
The leaders and advisors of six regional food service cooperatives held a virtual meeting with U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (N.J.) on June 17, 2020 to present their proposal for additional assistance to meet the challenges faced by their members as...

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The Vice President of Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) and former Detroit Public Schools teacher, Ellen Offen, sent an open letter on behalf of Michigan parents, teachers, and students to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seeking answers to questions...

09:00
Eyesight Technologies, an AI computer vision solutions leader, reacted today after Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D- Conn.) introduced the ''Stay Aware For Everyone" (SAFE) Act of 2020' to the United States Congress as part...

08:00
The Partnership for Small Business Relief, including Liberty SBF Holdings LLC, a small business finance company, is calling on Congress to enhance the SBA 504 Loan Program, which will provide a way to get much-needed capital into the hands of...


6 july 2020

21:00
The Hawaii Senate today let down the state's kids and families by passing legislation (HB 2457) that exempts menthol e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes from a proposed ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products despite the clear evidence that...

10:17
Michigan Chamber is concerned the Governor will veto bills that will provide necessary relief for businesses across the state.  Last week, two bills (HB 5761 and HB 5810) sponsored by Representative James Lower passed the Michigan House unanimously...

09:00
Today FP Canada and Advocis, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada, welcomed passage of The Financial Planners and Financial Advisors Act ("the Act") by the Government of Saskatchewan. The passage of the Act represents a significant and...


5 july 2020

15:00
Dominion Energy and Duke Energy today announced the cancelation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline ("ACP") due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project. Despite last month's overwhelming 7-2...


2 july 2020

15:15
Incumbent U.S. Junior Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) successfully eliminated a Democratic opponent in this year's race. But the campaign by Independent challenger Dan Whitfield has been building momentum and has made significant progress...


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....