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9 february 2021

08:00
Today, REFORM Alliance announced that its Executive Board has appointed renowned criminal justice advocate Robert Rooks to serve as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and elevated founding CEO Van Jones to join the Executive Board....


8 february 2021

08:30
No Labels today released a new ad, featuring national co-chair Gov. Larry Hogan, imploring the Biden administration and leaders in Congress to come together on a COVID-19 relief bill....


5 february 2021

16:31
(AANA) -- As rural America continues to struggle with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) joined 15 other healthcare organizations urging Congress to bring equitable access to care in rural...

09:00
Immigration Voice, a national grassroots organization of over 1.3M, tax-paying and law-abiding high-skilled-immigrants who live and work in the United States, would like to issue the following statement on today's introduction of the DREAM Act in the...


4 february 2021

19:50
America's leading professional organization for journalists applauded on Thursday efforts by U.S. lawmakers to advance press freedom. ...

14:37
Today the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate both announced the introduction of Protecting the Right to Organize Act in Congress.  Our pro-union U.S. Senator Bob Casey is a co-sponsor as well as the following pro-worker congressional members:...

12:48
Great governance is an intentional focus on creating the conditions to assist citizens in achieving their fullest potential. Our role is to understand the public desires and strive to maximize well-being returns for their investment into the...


3 february 2021

17:15
Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released the following statement on the current congressional negotiations over COVID-19 relief funding: The nation needs immediate action to expand health care resources to...

11:00
A new, nationwide study of United States adults by FR Data Insights casts doubts on the potential effectiveness of the new stimulus bills pushed by Congress and the new administration. Response data suggests that recipients are unlikely to increase...

07:00
Members of Parliament have the chance to do the right thing for small businesses and farmers today by supporting Bill C-208, which seeks to amend the rules around transfer of small businesses, farms and fishing corporations to family members, says...

06:30
Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) supports the Child Parent Security Act (CPSA), a landmark surrogacy reform that New York lawmakers passed on April 2, 2020. The CPSA will allow residents to engage paid surrogacy contracts starting February 15, 2021....


2 february 2021

19:55
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to yet another flurry of executive actions, triggering a review of how to increase legal and illegal immigration in the...

11:54
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Events DC, Washington DC's official convention and sports authority, launched Phase 2 of the DC CARES Program this week, which will provide over $8 million in relief funding to eligible excluded workers in the District of...


1 february 2021

11:04
Clean Cars 2030, a bill reintroduced in the Washington legislature with 27 co-sponsors and strong support from constituents, will have a hearing today at 3:30 pm PT in the House Transportation Committee. The bill, HB 1204/SB 5256, requires all model...


29 january 2021

16:43
(AANA) -- In honor of National CRNA Week (Jan. 24-30, 2021), Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced bipartisan House Resolution 65 on the House floor, "Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America's Certified...

14:41
America's mayors are using their voices to demand Congress finally take action to support cities by passing the fiscal relief for local governments included in President Biden's American Rescue Plan. A letter to Congress now has 402 signatures from...


28 january 2021

21:27
Bipartisan legislation introduced today would create a new federal tax credit to fuel development and rehabilitation of single-family homes and attract $100 billion in development activity to underserved rural and urban communities across the...

16:32
The following is a statement by Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, regarding today's action by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to rescind the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy, also known as the Mexico City...

16:07
Democratic President Joe Biden, among his first official acts, today rescinded the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy (PLGHA), which prevents federal funds from going to foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that perform...

09:00
The University of South Florida today announced the launch of an interdisciplinary center dedicated to serving Tampa Bay as the major training and knowledge hub for issues related to social and criminal justice. The Center for Justice Research &...


27 january 2021

11:55
Today, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) and its Rare Action Network (RANtm) published the 6th Edition of the State Report Card, the annual report rating each state and Washington, DC on the most important issues directly affecting...


25 january 2021

11:06
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the issuance of an executive order by President Biden that rescinds Trump administration directives which curtailed the collective bargaining, due process and workplace...


22 january 2021

16:30
The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, applauds the introduction of the Access Technology Affordability Act (ATAA) (H.R. 431) in the United States House of Representatives by Select...


21 january 2021

20:05
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on President Biden's decision to invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to address vaccine and PPE shortages....

19:45
Two Gulf Coast state lawmakers have introduced bills in the Mississippi Legislature advocated by C Spire and designed to get computer science curriculum in the classrooms of all the state's 884 K-12 public and charter schools....

15:56
Feminist organization, Women's Liberation Front (WoLF), is denouncing an executive order signed by President Biden on his first day in office which takes steps to end female-only spaces and sports. Biden signed the controversial "Executive Order on...

11:57
The Teamsters today are hailing the introduction of the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act (EPPRA) by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), a bill that would boost the viability of pension plans currently in financial jeopardy....

08:30
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed S2828, An Act Modernizing Credit Union Laws, into law on January 12th, making it possible for Massachusetts credit unions to help further improve the lives of their members. The bill has long been a...


20 january 2021

14:57
Teamsters in the Big Sky State are calling out a state House bill set to receive a hearing later this week that would tamp down on the rights of Montana workers to have freedom over their paychecks and would disrupt the operations of state and local...

13:31
The National ATM Council, Inc. ("NAC"), the U.S. trade association representing the Independent/Retail ATM industry, commends the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for adopting a new federal rule aimed at ensuring the provision of fair...


19 january 2021

14:20
On Inauguration Day (Jan. 20), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will co-host a live one hour "Muslim Community Priorities Town Hall" at 4 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube with other national Muslim community groups during which...


16 january 2021

09:00
The economy of Florence, like many others in the nation, has been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. The lack of adequate delivery and dispensing of the vaccine has pushed the economic recovery that is yet to come deeper into 2021. The mandates to...


14 january 2021

21:42
Today, President-elect Joe Biden is releasing his plan for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) were briefed on it earlier. Among other solutions, the president-elect is proposing $350...


13 january 2021

20:15
State Representative Eddie Lucio, III (D-Brownsville) today filed House Bill 1093, legislation that would increase oversight of pharmacy benefit managers and improve patient choice for prescription drugs. The legislation is one of the Texas Pharmacy...

19:45
Groundbreaking reforms and protections for Illinoisans, which were part of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus's agenda and advocated for by Heartland Alliance, were passed by the General Assembly in Springfield yesterday and today during the...

18:42
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes today's House passage of the impeachment resolution and reiterates our unqualified condemnation of the actions of President Donald J. Trump, which, by any measure, run counter to the democratic values we hold...

12:25
Today, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 38, a desperate attempt to gerrymander our Commonwealth's courts. The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, issued...


12 january 2021

08:41
The Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance today announced their proposal for new Wilderness designations on the Custer Gallatin National Forest (CGNF) in Southern Montana. GYWA plans to introduce a Wilderness Bill to the US Congress, titled the...


11 january 2021

13:39
Treehouse announced it will be asking the Washington State Legislature to preserve educational and adult-transitional investments for youth experiencing foster care as the pandemic enters its second year. The nonprofit organization partners with more...

10:45
Today, OpenGov and Fyllo announced they have entered into a strategic partnership, combining OpenGov's industry-leading cloud ERP and Citizen Services software for the nation's cities, counties, and state agencies with Fyllo's world-class compliance...


10 january 2021

11:00
Florence County has a population of over 100,000 MORE residents than the City of Florence yet the rate of violent crime occurring in the City and the County is almost identical year over year. It is clear our City faces a violent crime problem. The...


8 january 2021

14:40
Today, Second Front Systems (2F), a venture-backed defense software company, applauds Congress for passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 60th year in a row....

07:00
A December 4 op-ed from the Times of San Diego argues for easier pathways for immigrants to legally and permanently reside in the United States. The piece notes that, while it's relatively easy for foreign students to attend American universities and...


7 january 2021

18:35
Marking two years since Rima and Issam Abbas and their three children were killed by a drunk driver, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was joined at a January 7 virtual news conference by Rana Abbas Taylor, friends of the Abbas children, and...


6 january 2021

15:24
The EVV Mandate under the 21st Century Cures Act, officially in effect as of the first of the year, brings an increased need for support from users in both mature programs and recently launched programs. Sandata, who successfully navigated...

09:30
On December 31, U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed into law legislation that expands the reach of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, adding a justice of the Supreme Court, along with the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, the...


5 january 2021

14:23
Today, the State Senate GOP announced its refusal to seat Jim Brewster, the elected state senator from the 45th district.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the...


4 january 2021

15:00
The Novogradac Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Working Group has submitted a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that offers solutions to three problems with proposed U.S. Treasury regulations concerning the LIHTC average-income...

08:00
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) recognizes the leadership of Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Legislature in improving health care for the people of the Commonwealth through the passage on January 1, 2021 of An Act...


3 january 2021

22:00
Earlier today, the Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C) released statements applauding the passing of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 into law. Notably, H.R. 6395 became law on January 1,...

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