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1 june 2021

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New economic research estimates Section 1031 like-kind exchanges will contribute 568,000 jobs and $27.5 billion in labor income to the national economy and $55.3 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product in 2021, according to the Federation of...

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enCore Energy Corp. (the "Company") applauds the support for existing nuclear power plants in President Biden's proposed budget for FY2022. In his proposed budget for FY 2022, President Biden is proposing up to $9.75 billion in tax credits for the...


28 may 2021

20:02
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) applauds the Biden-Harris Administrations's prioritization of public health, including data modernization to support disease surveillance via the recommendations released today in President...

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The Concord Coalition today expressed disappointment that President Biden's first budget, covering Fiscal Years 2022 through 2031, will produce annual deficits in excess of $1 trillion for each of those years and increase the debt as a share of the...

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The World Dog Alliance (WDA) is an internationally recognized animal protection group. Since founded in 2014, the WDA has worked to improve animal welfare in China. China's amended Animal Epidemic Prevention Law came into effect on 1st May 2021....

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives declared Friday, May 28, 2021 National Food Allergy Prevention Awareness Day. This resolution, sponsored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Congressman Ro Khanna, and Congresswoman Doris Matsui, was introduced...


27 may 2021

11:06
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat The Government continues to prioritize critical investments in public health and the economy to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and support Canadians who are most in need. Today, the Honourable...

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Governor Phil Scott signed new legislation into law strengthening Vermont's captive regulation in a variety of areas. This year's bill, S.88, combined changes to Vermont's insurance and captive insurance statutes in a single bill to help minimize the...


26 may 2021

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The Broward League of Cities is working to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Program.  The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for...

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NATSO, the national association representing the travel plaza and truckstop industry, and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) today commended the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for advancing a bipartisan, five-year,...

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This week, Unite Here Local 11 sent a letter to Congress establishing the union's "firm opposition to the 'Save Hotel Jobs Act,'" decrying it as a "federal handout" to the hospitality industry. The bill?which was introduced by a Democratic Senator...

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Today, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to include an amended version of the Connecting America's Active Transportation System Act (S.684) in the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021....


25 may 2021

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Today, more than 130 healthcare groups applauded the introduction of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 1362, H.R. 2759), legislation that will ensure that Medicare beneficiaries in medically underserved areas have...


24 may 2021

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Alcohol Justice, the San Rafael, California-based alcohol industry watchdog and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) are charging the California Legislature with being under the influence of restaurants, bars and the alcohol spirits...


22 may 2021

10:09
Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., issued the following statement following the U.S. Commerce Department's desire to double lumber tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments...


21 may 2021

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"We commend Senators Cardin and Portman for reintroducing their bipartisan retirement savings bill, which includes many common-sense changes to current law that improve individuals' ability to save for retirement," said George Riedel, head of U.S....


20 may 2021

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Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, applauds the introduction of the Sustainable Skies Act by Reps. Brad Schneider (IL), Dan Kildee (MI) and Julia Brownley (CA). The legislation would...

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Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT), the global market leader in traffic signal priority control systems, has issued a white paper regarding the recently unveiled American Jobs Plan.  The white paper, titled "Modernizing American Roads and Transit...


19 may 2021

19:55
Today, by a unanimous and bipartisan vote of 31-0, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 19?a comprehensive reform bill to reduce frivolous and abusive lawsuits targeting commercial motor vehicles. The bill's passage earned widespread praise from the...

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Federal lawmakers reintroduced legislation today to permanently ban horse slaughter in the United States and end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad. Sponsored by U.S. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.),...


18 may 2021

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AARP has endorsed the Credit for Caring Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide up to a $5,000 nonrefundable federal tax credit for eligible working family caregivers. The bill was introduced today in the Senate by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA),...

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The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) commend U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for introducing legislation that would allow molecular pathology professionals to continue advancing and offering...


17 may 2021

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Today Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, into law?positioning Washington State as a national climate leader by passing the first climate legislation to pave the way to net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050....

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Ending the captivity of whales, dolphins and porpoises matters to Canadians and is a priority for the Government of Canada.  To this end, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today a...


14 may 2021

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The National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA) is excited to announce that a key piece of legislation, the BIG Act (Behavioral Intervention  Guidelines Act H.R. 2877) passed in the US House of Representatives...

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As the Emergency Nurses Association finished its Day off the Hill advocacy event, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the ENA-supported Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act....

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CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, released the following statement from MJ Shoer, senior vice president and executive director of the association's Information Sharing and Analysis...

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KW Miller announced today his plans to convert the outdated South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) into an Investor Owned Utility (IOU). Under the conversion SFWMD would be privatized and come under the oversight of the Florida Public...


13 may 2021

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The Association of Suburban Municipalities (ASM) is releasing its preliminary reaction to Bill 96, An Act Respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Quebec, tabled by the Minister Responsible for the French Language, Simon Jolin-Barrette....

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On Thursday, May 13 the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a Congressional hearing titled Mental Health Emergencies: Building a Robust...

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Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization serving the interests of the Iranian American community, applauded the introduction of the Temporary Family Visitation Act (TFVA) in the U.S. House...

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The latest draft of legislation from Senate Bill 176 would lead to a massive increase in casino-style gambling machines across Ohio. On Wednesday, the Ohio Select Committee on Gaming released a substitute version of SB 176, which would authorize an...


12 may 2021

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Today, Governor Abbott signed HB 1094 by Representative Geren and Senator Hancock, making permanent restaurants' ability to safely sell alcohol with pickup and delivery food orders. The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) worked closely with Gov....

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The Florida Citizens Alliance is asking Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to halt the adoption of English Language Arts textbooks to ensure they do not contain Critical Race Theory. In addition, the organization wants the...


11 may 2021

12:30
The John Adams Institute has submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to every member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. The proposal, which would become the 28th Amendment if ratified, would roll back America's social...

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Texas is prepared to change criminal law regarding the possession and use of marijuana. New Mexico recently legalized recreational use, and Virginia is poised to follow suit; hiring managers and HR Departments should be aware of these changes and...


10 may 2021

14:28
Bloomberg Government today announced that its annual Spring Hill Watch event will be held May 18 as a live webcast. The event follows the recently issued spring edition of Hill Watch, Bloomberg Government's semi-annual, in-depth look at what's...

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In a new video from leading right-left anti-corruption organization RepresentUs, comedian Sarah Silverman colorfully urges Congress to pass the For the People Act. The bill has passed the House and goes to the Senate for markup tomorrow....


7 may 2021

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Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Carolyn Bennett,  Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, met with Indigenous,...


5 may 2021

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Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) government affairs specialist Aleks Morosky recently testified before the Senate and House Committees on Veterans' Affairs, encouraging Congress to take action on toxic exposure legislation. The health issues caused by...

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Today, the New York State Senate approved S.1130, to shut down the puppy mill pipeline and end the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state. Sponsored by Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris (D-Queens), the bill...


4 may 2021

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has issued technical assistance, followed by a Notice of Violation, Ordinance No. 2020-16 (Group Homes, including Sober Living Homes), to the City of Encinitas. The ten-page Notice...


3 may 2021

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The newly proposed Climate and Community Investment Act (S4264-A/A6967) would provide hundreds of dollars in direct and immediate energy rebates for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, advocates say. The bill, which would generate $10-$15 billion...

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Today the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a non-profit animal welfare organization, filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the California Veterinary Medical Board, challenging the limitations on veterinarians' ability...

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As one of the nation's leading industrial electrical contractors, Dubak Electrical Group serves most of the continental United States, with the corporate headquarters in La Grange, a suburb of Chicago. We urge the Illinois Senate to oppose the...


30 april 2021

15:30
Families of truck crash victims with the Truck Safety Coalition today applauded U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) for introducing legislation, the Protecting Roadside First Responders Act (S.1386,...

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Since its launch, Black Swan Analytics has advocated for consumers in wildfire areas who have been displaced by their insurance carrier because of either real or perceived wildfire risk. Today, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, spurs enthusiasm...


29 april 2021

15:29
NicoKick, the world's leading e-commerce company in the smokeless industry, today released the following statement in response to the Biden administration's ban on menthol cigarettes....

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Coinciding with President Biden's 100th day in office today, Family Research Council is releasing a new resource, "Tracking the Biden Administration," that reports President Biden has made at least $479.9 billion available that can subsidize abortion...

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Justin Walsh, partner at the Seattle office of Gleam Law, was selected by Seattle University School of Law to teach a class on cannabis law this quarter. With additional states recently legalizing marijuana, and the possibility of marijuana being...

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