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2 april 2020

08:55
Every city in America is facing profound disruptions to business operations, but one South Carolina community acted swiftly and boldly to blunt the impact social distancing made on their small business community....

08:47
Recent stay-in-place orders and quarantine directives have hastened changes related to the way consumers shop for and obtain distilled spirits. But while consumers adjust to this new reality, one Sarasota-based eCommerce company is introducing a...


1 april 2020

13:25
According to data released by Power to Decide, an estimated 631,470 Illinois women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by the implementation of the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic...

13:22
One of the largest and most influential construction unions in the country is calling on Congress to subsidize COBRA health plans for 11 million US construction workers who may lose their jobs as the COVID-19 virus spreads and wipes out the 6th...


31 march 2020

18:35
According to data released by Power to Decide, nearly all (98.8%) of Maine women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception have been impacted by the implementation of the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic gag rule."...

17:41
Following President Trump's signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have...


30 march 2020

17:15
On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law, offering a comprehensive relief package in response to the economic distress caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Paychex, Inc., a leading...

14:15
The Senate $2.2 trillion stimulus bill to deal with the effects of coronavirus will apply to U.S. expats, reports Bambridge Accountants New York. Eligibility to claim For single filers - if they made $75,000 or less in 2019 For a couple - if they...

12:23
While further details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy are urgently needed, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) believes the information shared today by Prime Minister Trudeau will be a significant relief for tens of thousands...

09:30
Jon Lieber, former principal at PwC, has rejoined Eurasia Group as managing director for the United States. Lieber previously led United States coverage at the firm from 2016 to 2017. Based in Washington, DC, Lieber will lead the firm's coverage of...

09:00
As the scope and power of data have increased, recent legislative efforts to improve consumer financial data privacy and security at the state level have sparked a national discussion about what more can be done to ensure consumers are protected. An...


27 march 2020

20:19
Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández announced the immediate roll out of an economic aid plan to fully address the main needs of the population amid the sanitary emergency caused by COVID-19 and its consequences....

19:55
Equifax CEO Mark W. Begor issued the following statement of support for the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:...

19:46
The CARES Act, which passed today by a voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and signed by the President, is a first step toward protecting workers throughout the COVID-19 crisis; it cannot be the last. The federal legislation is an...

18:56
On behalf of U.S. airlines and our 750,000 employees, we applaud President Trump for signing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes provisions intended to assist the U.S. airline industry to continue making...

17:35
The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) commends the bipartisan efforts of the United States Congress and the Trump Administration on the passage of the CARES Act today. The $2 trillion measure is intended to assist workers and businesses...

17:22
The Emergency Nurses Association on Friday commended the signing into law of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, a comprehensive emergency stimulus package that includes billions of dollars to support emergency nurses and other...

17:16
Crestwood, Illinois, Mayor Lou Presta and Village Trustees have found a creative way to help both citizens and businesses in their village by issuing four "Stimulus Vouchers" to every resident in the Village good for $25 each at any one of 25...

16:49
OCHIN strongly supports the long-term updates that were made to 42 CFR Part 2 as part of the larger CARES Act that Congress passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The new rule closes an important gap in our nation's health care system by aligning...

15:37
On behalf of U.S. airlines and our 750,000 employees, we commend the Administration and the U.S. Congress for passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes provisions intended to assist the U.S. airline...

15:29
According to several sources, the White House Office of Legislative Affairs sent a message to the Senate last week requesting they pass H.R. 4018 "as soon as possible." H.R. 4018, a bill introduced by Congressman Ted Deutch, is designed to fix the...

14:40
The ATA, the premier organization working to accelerate the adoption of telehealth, today commended Congress for passing the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third bipartisan package to support Americans in...

09:06
The Upton Group, LLC a leading national insurance agency specializing in food delivery insurance urges the federal government to take action to trigger the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act in response to the current pandemic COVID-19. New Jersey, Ohio...


26 march 2020

17:02
Following days of heated marathon negotiations, the Senate approved the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history. The CARES Act includes more than $2 trillion to help individuals,...

10:37
Statement attributable to:Carmen L. Wiley, PhDPresident, American Association for Clinical Chemistry "AACC commends the U.S. Senate for passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act yesterday, which will provide vital...

09:17
The largest trade group representing America's trucking industry is praising the Senate today for passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act?bipartisan legislation that will deliver critical relief to Americans and small...

08:57
Washington Representative Joe Fitzgibbon (D-34) joined the Association of Washington Cities and INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, in applauding Governor Inslee's signing of HB 2565, a law intended to address the labeling of certain...

08:00
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) today released proposed draft amendments to add a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV)/express lane along Interstate 680 through Sunol, Pleasanton, Dublin and...


25 march 2020

19:32
Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law ESSHB 2528, legislation acknowledging the essential role Washington state's forestry industry and working forests play in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and affirming it is in the public's...

13:57
CFIB welcomes the federal government's announcement of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit which will provide $2,000 per month to workers who have lost their job, including the self-employed. This is a significant step forward in addressing the...

08:32
Telehealth technologies are available everywhere for any healthcare provider willing to commit to implementing a system. However, some systems require new hardware, long contracts, training, and disruptive set up times. In light of this, and the...


24 march 2020

14:23
As Senate leaders and the Trump administration are nearing the COVID-19 stimulus resolution, Senator Ted Deutch is pushing for inclusion of his bill that could save thousands of lives and hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars. Under the bill,...

11:35
As lawmakers hurry to finalize a legislative package responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is urging them to ensure a greater number of cities are eligible for federal resources. Under the legislation introduced...

10:07
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is requesting that the Federal Reserve consider expanding new facilities intended to support commercial paper (CP) and money market funds (MMFs) to include Tier 2 CP issuers....

07:00
The Coalition of Asian-American Independent Practice Association (CAIPA), which represents more than 1,000 physician and applied healthcare professionals in the five boroughs, today called for federal, state and local law enforcement organizations to...


23 march 2020

17:40
Today Heartland Forward released new analysis on the potential economic effects of coronavirus in the Heartland and beyond, "Coronavirus Regional Economic Impacts and Policy Responses." The analysis suggests that while the Heartland has serious...

15:06
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) deployed a sophisticated, virtual campaign today aimed at pushing the U.S. Congress to act immediately on pending Coronavirus emergency response legislation to protect the health of all citizens;...

11:17
COVID-19 has decimated the U.S. construction industry, and Congress has done little to stop it or to provide relief for workers in this major jobs sector, a leading international building trade union charged Sunday....


21 march 2020

19:02
Today, the Alliance to Fight the 40|Don't Tax My Health Care, a broad-based coalition that successfully led the advocacy effort to repeal the 40% tax on employer-provided health benefits known as the "Cadillac Tax," announced a new effort with the...


20 march 2020

19:37
Earlier this week, the leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors sent an urgent request to lawmakers as they prepare the next phase of a federal response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, 303 mayors from 48 states and the District of...

16:49
As the government takes action on a relief package for the travel industry, Travel Leaders Group, the largest travel agency organization in North America, is requesting immediate assistance for the tens of thousands of travel agency businesses around...

16:27
The United Steelworkers (USW) today called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act a good first step in the effort to contain the disease and support struggling workers, but said that more action is needed to protect the health and economic...

13:55
A cross-sector group of 88 organizations from the mental health and substance misuse, public health and patient-advocacy sectors are jointly calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to address the immediate and long term mental health and...

12:50
On March 18, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to address the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of HR, payroll, benefits, and insurance...


19 march 2020

08:38
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #187 has hosted a ceremony recently to provide for Congressman Brian Higgins to announce a new Purple Heart Flag Bill, H.R. # 5237 to amend Title 36, United States Code, to designate a flag as the Purple...


18 march 2020

18:10
David Hebert, JD, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), issued the following statement today following a meeting with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and members of the Coronavirus Task...

16:18
One of the largest and most politically active building trade unions in North America has issued a clarion call for U.S. Congressional action to support workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. The International Union of Painters and Allied...

15:43
Today, the National Restaurant Association called on President Trump and congressional leaders to provide immediate relief in the wake of government-mandated operational changes.  The large-scale closures and restrictions on gatherings have created...

14:43
United Way Worldwide, along with more than 50 major charities, called on Congress today to approve a $60 billion economic relief and stimulus package to help with economic recovery efforts related to COVID-19. The global pandemic is having a profound...

10:49
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostics professional society, applauds US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for introducing new legislation to allow molecular pathology professionals to continue advancing and...