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25 february 2020

17:29
Today, the U.S. Senate rejected the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, despite the best efforts of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other pro-life leaders.  On the same day the Senate...

09:44
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the eighth leading cause of death in Florida.  On Thursday, February 27, advocates from the Florida Chapters of the...

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) released today new research which shows the significant financial costs facing consumers treated for five serious conditions while enrolled in short-term health plans: lymphoma, heart attack, lung cancer,...


24 february 2020

19:53
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) finds the proposed amendments to the legislation on medical assistance in dying a prudent step forward in response to the Truchon-Gladu decision. We support efforts to continue to provide greater clarity for...

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EDMONTON, Feb. 24, 2020 Today, on the day the Court of Appeal of Alberta ruled on the constitutionality of Canada's Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson issued the...

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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 Honourable Carla Qualtrough,...

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Robert W. Goodlatte, who represented Virginia's 6th Congressional District for 13 terms and served as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is available this week to discuss FISA reform and Section 215. Mr. Goodlatte now serves as Senior Policy...

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Illinois Lawmakers announce a new law that will help thousands of cancer patients in the state. SB1711, the Clinical Trial Participation Act gives all Illinois cancer patients new hope by providing access to potentially life-saving breakthrough...

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On Feb. 26, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington will testify before a joint session of the Senate and House committees on Veterans Affairs and discuss WWP's legislative and policy objectives for 2020....

10:00
Ohio hemp producers will soon be required to secure a surety bond to continue operating in the state. The bond guarantees that hemp producers will be able to act in accordance with all Ohio laws governing hemp production, cultivation, and testing....

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Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) is urging Ontario's MPPs to reject Bill 168, the...


22 february 2020

09:00
Eighteen chambers of commerce and leading business organizations countywide have endorsed Yes on B ? the Better Choice Measure ? for its impact on the San Diego region's housing crisis and for providing affordably-priced homes attainable for the San...


21 february 2020

21:15
The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) and San Diego MLS hosted back-to-back candidate debates on Friday, February 14, for California's 50th Congressional District and City of San Diego Mayor. Matthew T. Hall, editorial and opinion...

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Today, California Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) was joined by several community organizations and social justice advocates at Centro CHA in Long Beach as she announced the introduction of Senate Bill (SB) 1241, the Talent Equity for...

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Yes on B, the Better Choice Measure, is proud of its commitment to fire prevention and public safety. Measure B is committed to utilizing the most appropriate materials and responsible construction measures to ensure the...

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Join the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) for its 2020 Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. on March 4. This can't-miss gathering of industry leaders and policymakers will be the event of the year for discussions on energy and tax policy,...


20 february 2020

19:54
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer today endorsed Yes on B ? the Better Choice Measure, continuing his broader effort to alleviate San Diego's housing crisis by creating more attainably priced homes for local working families....

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In collaboration with English-speaking Community partner organizations, the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) will challenge the constitutionality of Bill 40 which abolishes school boards and creates school service centres, before the...

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The securities regulatory authorities of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon (the Participating...

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The securities regulatory authorities of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon (the Participating...

09:30
Candidates for elected office up and down the 2020 ballot must talk about how they will solve the housing affordability challenges in their communities and our nation. That's the message Habitat for Humanity is taking forward as it expands its Cost...


17 february 2020

16:00
Note: All times local   Ottawa, Ontario 11:30 a.m. The Deputy Prime Minister will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade regarding Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of...

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South Carolina lags far behind other states to strengthen gun safety laws, almost five years after the Charleston Emanuel AME mass shooting and two years since the Parkland, FL school massacre. Despite these statistics, the SC legislature is...


13 february 2020

12:06
The Mental Health of millions of people begins with small acts...Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have resolved to Proclaim February 13, 2020 the First "Self-Love Day" in the State of New York. SELF-LOVE DAY Founder Danni...

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Following comprehensive review of the available evidence, the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) released a report today cautioning that evolving assisted dying policies must not put the lives of Canadians who live with...

06:00
Will Canada import California's job-killing experiment and risk putting freelance work out of the reach of Canadians who need it? An MEI publication launched today shows that forcing companies to consider freelance workers as employees could reduce...


12 february 2020

16:55
Various religious leaders who support Maryland's medical aid-in-dying bill spoke passionately at a Compassion & Choices news conference today about how their faith informs their thinking on this peaceful dying option to end unbearable suffering,...

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Late last week, the California Attorney General's office published modified proposed regulations to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that may have significant impacts on businesses that are subject to the CCPA. The proposed modifications...

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During a Congressional Hearing held today by the U.S. House Small Business Committee, ESOP Association member Daniel Goldstein, President and CEO of Cedar Rapids based Folience, gave testimony and answered questions regarding the Challenges and...

11:30
OTC Markets Group Inc. , operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, applauds the February 11th introduction of the bipartisan ESOP Fairness Act (S.3270) (H.R.5851) by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and...

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The objective of the measures proposed to the governments today is to enable our businesses to reach their full potential for growth. They're the driving force of our economy and the source of our collective prosperity. It's therefore essential that...

10:12
Legislation drafted by registered nurses on the front lines of the state's behavioral health crisis have received favorable reports from the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, moving forward solutions aimed at specific...

09:52
On the occasion of the Special Commission on the Rights of Children and Youth Protection (Laurent Commission), the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission...


11 february 2020

16:16
Today, Family Research Council's Patrina Mosley, Director of Life, Culture, and Women's Advocacy, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. She offered testimony on "The Infant Patient:...


10 february 2020

11:57
On Monday, February 10, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), CAIR Legal Defense Fund, and the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund plan to announce the filing of a federal free speech lawsuit against the...


7 february 2020

13:22
More than 80 American workers employed in the U.S. forest products industry descended on Washington, D.C., this week and made more than 530 visits with members of Congress. Their goal: to educate elected officials on the impacts of legislative and...

11:09
ASI Government is proud to announce that its CEO, Tim Cooke was awarded the prestigious Fed100 Award for his leadership in federal acquisition innovation: https://fcw.com/articles/2020/02/03/congratulations-2020-federal-100-award-winners.aspx...

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the seventh leading cause of death in Utah.  On Thursday, February 13, advocates from the Utah Chapter of the American...


6 february 2020

21:55
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about legislation approved by the House today that would comprehensively update the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to benefit workers. "In...

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Today, in Santa Ynez, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) met with federal and state agencies and leaders from the region's agriculture and food production industries to make progress on on-farm composting. Representatives from Central...

14:18
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is considering changes to how much food individuals can bring into Canada. The Government of Canada has strict limits and regulations in place for the import of animal and plant products to protect Canada...

09:58
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the ninth leading cause of death in Tennessee. On Wednesday, February 12, advocates from the Tennessee Chapter of the...


5 february 2020

17:07
Democratic Candidate for the United States Congress CD18 Rishi Kumar issued the following statement on his congressional agenda on the Silicon Valley innovation economy: "I'm running for Congress because I'm tired of...

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Following today's House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) hearing titled, "Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps," OLA CEO Mary Jackson issued the following statement:...

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Taking a strong stand to protect the health and safety of California's youth, Kaiser Permanente today announced it is the first major health care provider to support California Senate Bill 793 by state Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, to ban the sale...

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WHO: Less Cancer, UVA Health, American University WHAT: National Cancer Prevention Workshop WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW Room 2043-2055 WHEN: February 5, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   The Next Generation Choices...


4 february 2020

16:40
Following the Federal Court of Appeal's decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government must ensure that First Nations' rights, title and...

12:54
Two veteran Philadelphia-area Tastykake distributors were granted conditional certification by a Federal court to provide an opportunity to hundreds of other Tastykake drivers  to participate in their lawsuit alleging that Tastykake has over many...

11:25
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear testified this morning at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, outlining the industry's top priorities and identifying concrete steps...

10:50
Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, introduced An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, which would ensure that all newly appointed provincial superior court judges undergo training in...