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5 april 2021

09:15
Thirty-five states are at extreme or high risk of partisan gerrymandering, according to an in-depth, one-of-a-kind report released by the nonpartisan, anti-corruption organization RepresentUs. The Gerrymandering Threat Index rates all 50 states - and...


1 april 2021

15:48
Today NicoKick released the following statement in support of North Dakota Senate Bill 2189, which would encourage a statewide study of reduced harm nicotine products to help current tobacco users transition to safer, less harmful products. ...

14:30
Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released the following statement regarding voting laws under consideration in states around the country: The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board...

14:14
Texas is addressing power, water, broadband and transportation infrastructure to ensure it can support rapid growth in the future, Gov. Greg Abbott assured global business decision-makers Wednesday at a fireside chat sponsored by the Texas Economic...

14:00
On March 25, 2021, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an election bill that aims to restore trust and integrity in the state's election process. The Foundation for Government Accountability supports the reforms implemented in this bill and highlights...

05:00
On January 20th 2021, Chike Aguh departed the board of directors for Graduation Alliance. On the same date, he was appointed as the Chief Innovation Officer at the United States Department of Labor. Aguh had served on the board since 2020. In...


31 march 2021

21:00
"The American Water Works Association appreciates the Biden Administration's recognition of the need to strongly reinvest in U.S. drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Our nation's water systems protect public health, safeguard the...

18:09
The Teamsters Union supports the American Jobs Plan as, among its many positive goals, it will promote job creation and enact worker protections. The administration's commitment to modernizing the nation's aging infrastructure will create good-paying...

16:59
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation's largest active-transportation advocacy organization, responded to the Biden Administration's American Jobs Plan saying that while the plan tackles issues of bicyclist and pedestrian safety, it also...

08:48
A new report, Shadow Citizens: Confronting Federal Discrimination in the U.S. Virgin Islands, from the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) reveals drastic disparities resulting from federal programs that discriminate against the...


30 march 2021

21:26
Family Research Council is praising the Arkansas legislature for overwhelmingly approving the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act which prohibits physicians from administering gender transition procedures to minors, prohibits taxpayer...

12:05
The Penobscot Nation of Maine, supported in Labrador by Innu Nation and in Quebec by the First Nations of Pessamit (Innu), Wemotaci (Atikamekw), Pikogan, Kitcisakik and Lac Simon (Anishnabek), have written to the White House and to the Prime Minister...


29 march 2021

08:15
The Chamber of Progress (progresschamber.org), a new progressive tech industry coalition, today expressed its support for federal voting rights legislation, and encouraged state legislatures to reject dozens of pending bills that would make it harder...


26 march 2021

14:56
? HB 673, Gail's Law, by Representative Emily Slosberg (D?Boca Raton) passed out of the House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee with unanimous, bipartisan support.  Gail's Law would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to...

08:33
LCR Capital Partners is proud to announce it has joined the Invest in the USA (IIUSA) Leadership Circle and will be working with IIUSA and the EB-5 Industry in supporting the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 which was recently introduced by...


25 march 2021

19:24
AARP Ohio, the state's largest consumer advocacy organization representing more than 1.5 million members in Ohio, released the following statement which is in whole or part attributable to AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen:...

16:24
Over 15,000 people have died of COVID-19 in nursing homes and adult care facilities in New York in the least year. Because the state granted broad immunity to nursing home corporate executives in an April 2020 bill, few lawsuits have followed,...

13:21
NicoKick today released the following statement in support of the Tennessee legislature's decision to pass a bill that exempts smokeless nicotine products from the tax on tobacco products and cigarettes:...

09:00
A new report published by 30 patient organizations shows the significant risks patients face when they enroll in non-compliant and substandard health insurance products, and details ways state and federal lawmakers can help protect these vulnerable...

07:07
Today, John W. Boyd, Jr., founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA), testifies before Congress after providing over 3,300 pages of supporting documents.   "The NBFA continues to call on...


24 march 2021

16:56
Anti-Asian violence and open acts of hate against Asians of all nationalities continue to escalate in America and worldwide. Asian Hall of Fame, a global recognition program that advances equity, excellence and equality seeks more severe penalties...

13:34
The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) announced its strong support today for the Affordable Insulin for the COVID-19 Emergency Act (H.R. 2179) and the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act (H.R. 2178), both introduced this week by Representative Maxine...

08:28
Today, Tom Keepers, President & CEO of the Consumer Credit Industry Association, issued a statement concerning the passage of the Predatory Loan Prevention Act, or PLPA,  in Illinois. The PLPA is effective the date it was signed into law by Governor...


23 march 2021

17:50
New bipartisan legislation introduced today would ultimately require car manufacturers to install drunk driving prevention technology as standard equipment in new vehicles. U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan), David McKinley (R-West...

14:00
Business and academic leaders today outlined how the soon-to-be-introduced Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act would stall efforts to address plastic waste in the environment and limit the essential role plastic plays in reducing greenhouse gas...

10:02
In testimony today before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies, March of Dimes President and CEO Stacey D. Stewart said the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the maternal and infant health...


22 march 2021

15:35
In a decision that will likely affect California motorists, homeowners, small businesses and even medical providers, the California Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies are not immune from lawsuits by consumers who were overcharged for...

13:00
While the Joint Committee on Rules held a closed-door session preceding an informational hearing to discuss the controversial Capitol Annex Project, preservation, environmental, and business organizations held a news conference on the steps of the...

10:00
The two-year expansion of Affordable Care Act coverage, contained in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, may be the high water mark for healthcare reform under the Biden administration. Beyond this provision, legislative changes in Washington...

08:42
The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) testified before the Commerce Committee of the State of Connecticut General Assembly last Thursday at a hearing to consider a bill that would incentivize the voluntary adoption of cybersecurity best...


21 march 2021

03:00
"President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. The ARPA may improve health insurance coverage access and affordability through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace by increasing eligibility for...


19 march 2021

17:04
Fragrance Creators Association announced today that it hosted an educational "Fragrance 101" briefing for Members of Congress and staff, in conjunction with the Congressional Fragrance Caucus. Fragrance Creators' industry experts from across the...

14:52
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commends federal lawmakers for reintroducing legislation to significantly improve the process of caring for animal victims seized in federal animal fighting cases. The Help...

13:36
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Chief Program Officer Jennifer Silva testified yesterday before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, sharing WWP's longstanding support of women warriors and its recommendations to Congress...


18 march 2021

21:45
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to House passage of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603)...

16:46
CPS Energy continues to pursue all avenues to protect its customers from the excessive costs of 2021 Texas Winter Storm Uri. Today, the San Antonio City Council passed a resolution supporting CPS Energy's multifaceted strategic plan to keep customer...

09:00
The Canadian Cancer Society is joining together with the Attorney General of Quebec to defend provincial legislation that restricts e-cigarette advertising. On Monday March 22, the Quebec Court of Appeal will hear arguments regarding the...

08:45
Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. (TRHC) , a healthcare technology company advancing the safe use of medications, announced that on March 17, TRHC Chair and CEO, Calvin H. Knowlton, PhD, appeared before the New Jersey General Assembly's Human Services...

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...

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