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18 march 2021

08:25
Grassroots political organization National Police Support Fund released a strong statement and video rebuking the Illinois Police Reform bill last week after the Governor officially signed it into law. Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzer signed HB 3653...


17 march 2021

20:35
Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our laws reflect Canadians' evolving needs, support their autonomy and freedom of choice, and protect those who are...

18:30
All private group and individual health insurance plans would be required to cover medically necessary services resulting from birth defects under bipartisan federal legislation introduced this week in both the House and Senate. The Ensuring Lasting...

17:14
A new poll conducted by Spry Strategies on behalf of Women's Liberation Front (WoLF) found that found that only 28 percent of New York voters support passing the Equality Act without any amendments protecting single-sex spaces and services such as...

09:38
Today, 151 bipartisan mayors sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to support the passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act. The bill would enable Dreamers, children who came to the United States at a...

09:05
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine commends federal legislators for seeking to establish a national, fixed, year-round time by eliminating seasonal time changes in the spring and fall. However, the AASM urges Congress to hold a Congressional...


16 march 2021

13:10
As of March 15, a new Medicare coverage pathway, Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT), will provide national Medicare coverage for breakthrough devices as soon as the Food and Drug Administration approves them.(1) "A breakthrough device,...

09:09
Candice Payrovi, Chief Operating Officer of Tribeca Capital Group, LLC, announced the company's support of New York State Assembly Bill No. A03315, which is designed to provide regulation of the consumer litigation funding industry in the state. The...


15 march 2021

16:58
A diverse group of business leaders, social justice advocates, environmentalists, labor and philanthropists are joining together to call on the Washington State Legislature to pass the Climate Commitment Act, the state's largest investment in...

11:30
Nacha, the organization that governs the ACH Network, issued a statement to provide facts on when economic impact payments via Direct Deposit were instructed to be made available to eligible Americans:...

06:00
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Consumers Energy are launching a public campaign today to ensure Michigan residents take advantage of tens of millions in federal, state and local dollars that will help households and small businesses pay...


12 march 2021

20:53
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools applauds the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act and the support it will provide for public education. The new law will provide $122.7 billion for PreK-12 education through the Elementary and...

14:47
The following statement was released in response to the Biden administration's decision to cancel the public charge rule in the midst of an immigration crisis. The statement should be attributed to Dan Stein, president, Federation for American...

14:05
This week the U.S. House and Senate introduced the Speeding Therapy Access Today Act of 2021 H.R. 1730/S. 670, or STAT Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the development of and access to therapies for the rare disease community. This...

11:48
Yesterday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law. ARPA is a sweeping COVID-19 pandemic relief package providing over $42 billion in direct relief funds to the child care industry, including $24 billion to stand...

09:32
Investing in public transit strengthens communities, helps Canadians get around in faster, cleaner and more affordable ways, and ensures good jobs today while charting a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Investing in pathways and trails for...

07:00
A recent California Supreme Court ruling is driving dramatic changes for law enforcement agencies in the state and could have implications for public records offices nationwide, according to GovQA. The new ruling centers on costs associated with...


11 march 2021

21:34
As President Biden today signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319), Family Research Council criticized the $1.9 trillion spending package. Without a single Republican vote, Democrats pushed through a bill that used the Covid-19 health...

19:29
The following is a statement from Jeffrey R. Lewis: Now that the $1.9 trillion American Relief Plan has been signed into law by...

18:24
The members of the Data: Elemental to Health campaign applaud Congress and President Biden for enacting the American Rescue Plan, which provides much needed relief from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we are grateful for the inclusion of...

15:04
President Joe Biden today signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, which provides $360 billion in direct financial relief for state and local governments. Since COVID-19 first befell the nation, cities have been on the frontlines of this...

14:23
President Biden has signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act, which provides for direct payments to many Americans. These payments will largely be delivered electronically by Direct Deposit over the ACH Network. Following is a statement from Jane...

13:45
Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law creating the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), the most important recovery tool for the industry to date. Final passage of the bill comes almost...

13:36
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act. These lifesaving bills close serious loopholes in the background check system by ensuring that background...


10 march 2021

18:28
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protect the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), H.R. 842. Of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation, ten Representatives co-sponsored the legislation: Brendan Boyle, Matt Cartwright, Madeleine Dean,...

16:01
Today, American Trucking Associations applauded the introduction of the DRIVE Safe Act in both the U.S. House and Senate by a group of bipartisan legislators. The legislation addresses the economy's growing shortage of professional truck drivers by...

14:56
The Teamsters are euphoric about the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) clearing its final legislative hurdle in the House today, ensuring more than 1 million U.S. workers and retirees in struggling multiemployer pension plans will receive the...

14:40
Today Congress passed H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which is now headed to President Biden's desk for signature. Robert Gebbia, Chief Executive Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the nation's largest...

13:53
A broad coalition of Washington state law enforcement unions, representing more than 14,000 officers, released a letter Wednesday urging lawmakers to continue their work on police accountability reform in the 2021 legislative session. "We do not...

10:58
Oregon legislators will get their first in-depth look at HB 3112, the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act, Thursday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. The bill, developed by a coalition of over 80 groups and individuals, calls for using cannabis tax...


9 march 2021

20:30
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia and one of the largest technology councils in the nation, calls on Congress to oppose the "Protecting the Right to...

18:20
Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) released the following statement today thanking Congresswomen Cynthia Axne (D-IA-03) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-03) for introducing the Jack Reynolds Memorial Medigap Expansion Act in honor of founding DPC Board...

15:18
In response to Governor Whitmer's line-item veto of key provisions in the Legislature's supplemental budget, the Michigan Chamber voiced frustration that the Governor rejected support for businesses that were forced by government to shut down and/or...

10:05
After over 4 months of suffering severe entanglement in heavy fishing gear, an 11-year old male North Atlantic right whale nicknamed Cottontail by researchers has died off the coast of South Carolina....


8 march 2021

15:37
The CROWN Coalition is excited and proud to announce Connecticut is the first state in 2021 and eighth state to pass and enact The CROWN Act.  The passage serves as a timely reminder that this prevalent form of discrimination warrants a legislative...

14:22
While most Texans are still financially recovering from the COVID-10 pandemic and the crippling winter storm, a group of Texas legislators are trying to pass sweeping new laws that will benefit big trucking companies and commercial insurance...

09:10
The following is being released by the Securities and Exchange Commission. On February 21, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") issued an Order Instituting Cease-and-Desist Proceedings Pursuant to Section 21C of the...

07:30
On Monday, March 8th, International Women's Day, Drug Policy Alliance and Women Grow partner to bring women advocates and business leaders across all sectors of the cannabis landscape together in New York, joining virtually to bring attention to the...


6 march 2021

13:15
Today, the U.S. Senate passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes $350 billion in direct financial relief for state and local governments. Since the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, cities have been confronting diminished revenues...

12:33
The Teamsters are elated over the Senate's approval of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus measure containing a provision bolstering financially-troubled multiemployer pension plans that would ensure the retirements of more than 1 million American...


5 march 2021

08:41
The FairTax Act of 2021, HR 25 was filed in the 117th Congress by Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-1) and referred to the House Ways & Means Committee.   According to Buddy, "America needs the FairTax. This became immediately evident to me...

00:01
Laguna Residents First (LRF)--an organization working on a ballot initiative giving residents the right to approve or deny major commercial projects--is collecting pre-registration information.   "Voters who are interested in Laguna's smart growth...


4 march 2021

19:40
Today the Senate introduced a modified version of President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, including critical funding for local governments. The Senate version of the bill preserves this important component of the plan, which American mayors have...

16:42
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) applauds the reintroduction of the bipartisan "Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act" and strongly supports its timely passage into law....

14:26
Progressive think tank Demos issued the following statement on Thursday following the House of Representatives' approval of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a transformative structural reform package that will build Black and brown political power: ...

14:04
Today, FARE, the world's leading non-governmental organization engaged in food allergy advocacy and the largest private funder of food allergy research, announced that the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act, S. 578,...

13:52
Today, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington testified before The House and Senate committees on Veterans Affairs. WWP was invited to share its legislative priorities, focused on improving the long-term health and...

10:59
CEOs from four national healthcare organizations today called on the Biden administration to remedy the health inequities Black Americans experience throughout their lives.  The letter comes on the heels of a new Centers for Disease Control and...

09:57
Many people living in Canada, especially women and children, are victims of intimate- partner violence (IPV). IPV has been identified as a major global public health concern, linked to intergenerational violence and harmful physical, emotional and...

08:00
RepresentUs applauds the House for passing the most important anti-corruption bill since Watergate, the For the People Act. The bill would end partisan gerrymandering, secure and modernize our elections, and halt big money's control of politics....

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