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2 january 2021

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Luna Global Networks applauds Congress overriding the President's veto on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2021. On Jan. 1, the US Senate overrode the President's veto on the NDAA. This historic anti-corruption legislation ending...


1 january 2021

15:29
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded Congress for enacting the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that includes Title XCIX, "Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America," which...


28 december 2020

21:05
"E-cigarette sales are driving a youth tobacco tipping point. But we now have new tools to protect youth and support parents frustrated by the targeting of their children and the ease of purchasing e-cigarettes online," said Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS,...

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After nearly 20 years of tireless advocacy from the transplant stakeholder community and some very committed Congressional leaders, the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (Immuno Bill) was passed by...


27 december 2020

22:04
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest and oldest kidney patient organization in the United States, released the following statement upon President Donald J. Trump's signing of bipartisan, Congressionally authorized...


23 december 2020

11:30
Today, the nation's largest union for meatpacking workers and the association representing meat producers joined forces to urge all 50 U.S. governors to urgently prioritize COVID-19 vaccination for frontline meat and poultry workers across the United...


22 december 2020

18:20
As part of an attempt to reduce the damaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has just enacted a new package of tax changes that accountants and other tax and financial professionals absolutely must know to effectively advise clients. This...

18:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the final Lead and Copper Rule. American Water Works Association President Melissa Elliott issued the following statement. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to working...

15:56
The Amistad Project of the non-partisan Thomas More Society has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia demanding that legislatures in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin be allowed to...

11:40
Today, Canada's newly appointed Taxpayers' Ombudsperson, François Boileau, issued the following statement on the response from Canadians regarding the service provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on the emergency benefit programs throughout...

11:04
A $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package included in the federal government's fiscal 2021 funding bill and approved by Congress last night offers essential relief not only to workers, but to specific industries decimated by the pandemic that employ...

09:17
Congress voted to protect patients' access to surgical care by delaying steep Medicare payment cuts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it included in the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), according to the Surgical...

09:02
Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement in response to the congressional agreement on a coronavirus relief package:...

09:00
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, applauds the introduction of the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act to uphold the rights of...

08:30
The GridWise Alliance congratulates the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the House Science, Space and Technology Committee for their diligent efforts in crafting a comprehensive energy bill...

08:17
"Today the U.S. Senate passed landmark immunosuppressive drug legislation, which has the potential to save the lives of kidney transplant patients throughout our nation....

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Members of Congress recognized the important role the timber harvesting industry plays in the United States economy by including both logging and log hauling businesses in the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020. The bill includes language...


16 december 2020

13:05
On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the Alliance for Aging Research filed an amicus curiae brief, urging the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to temporarily halt the implementation of the Centers for Medicare and...


15 december 2020

04:20
If you can't beat them, join them? Well sort of.  New Jersey's most vocal adversary of the state's new legislation, which legalizes 'regulated cannabis' while still criminalizing marijuana, has found a clause for inclusion.  Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion...


14 december 2020

12:44
The Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED)?business leaders from across the country, representing virtually every industry of the economy?urge Congress and the Administration to act now, before this session...


10 december 2020

19:30
Senators John Boozman (R-Arkansas), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi), Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced legislation today that will reverse the devastating payment cuts that will further...

14:35
Canadians value a safe and clean environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada's enforcement officers strive to ensure that businesses and individuals comply with environmental laws and regulations administered by Environment and Climate Change...


9 december 2020

11:03
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Scott Barr today testified before the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy, underscoring the value of the private retirement savings system, which has helped millions of Americans...

06:00
Many of the states most at risk from climate change are also the least ready to deal with it, according to a new report from researchers at Trust for America's Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This group of states faces...


8 december 2020

16:05
Congress passed a law ending the five-month waiting period for people with ALS to access Social Security Disability Insurance benefits on Tuesday. The ALS Disability Insurance Access Act, which now goes to President Trump for signature, comes after...

07:55
Grassroots political organization National Police Support Fund partnered with local organizations to oppose California Proposition 25 that was ultimately defeated by voters on Election Day. Proposition 25 would have upheld California Senate Bill 10...


7 december 2020

09:00
Canadians want cleaner air and healthier communities once we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. That's why the Government of Canada is taking consistent action to reduce emissions, grow the economy, and create good jobs for Canadians....


4 december 2020

20:43
The 2020 California Economic Summit concluded virtually today, marking the ninth gathering of more than 800 public, private and civic leaders from across California's diverse regions committed to ensuring more Californian's have the opportunity to...


3 december 2020

17:05
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes the tabling of Bill C-15, which aims to ensure that federal laws are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For several years now, First...

15:15
Today, the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit dedicated to drug policy and criminal justice reform, penned a letter to the U.S House of Representatives urging its members to support the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (H.R....

11:26
Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced the introduction of Bill C-15, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of...

11:00
As of now, California Senate Bill 1079 bill has managed to alter the foreclosure process of homes at auction from January 1, 2021. The bill allows more freedom to tenants, local governments, housing nonprofits, and families. In fact, it serves as an...

03:00
Immigration Voice, a national non-profit organization with over 130,000 members that advocates for the alleviation of restrictions on employment, travel, and working conditions faced by legal high-skilled immigrants in the United States working as...


2 december 2020

17:28
Next Generation ACO Coalition members joined hundreds of health care practices across the US today in a letter calling on Congressional leaders to act to ensure access to strong financial incentives for clinicians participating in two-sided risk...

09:00
SAE International announced today that the Government/Industry Digital Summit will take place online on February 2-3, 2021. The summit will connect government policy and regulatory makers with automotive industry professionals to discuss evolving...


1 december 2020

08:00
Today, the Canadian Association of PNH (Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria) Patients, along with tens of thousands of concerned citizens, is pressing the Federal government to once again delay the implementation of the new Patented Medicines Review...


30 november 2020

12:29
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and app-based delivery workers have grave concerns about Ontario's Supporting Local Restaurants Act, which aims to limit fees charged by third-party food delivery operations, like Uber Eats and DoorDash....


26 november 2020

11:00
The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino announced today that the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act is now in force. This Act provides a statutory framework to regulate immigration and citizenship consultants, and will make the...

10:38
Department of Justice Canada Strengthening our economy and reducing criminal activity are important to creating a safer and stronger Canada. That is why the Government of Canada is acting to decriminalize single event sport betting in Canada so that...


25 november 2020

07:40
Grassroots political organization Firefighters & EMS Fund worked directly with Neighbors for a Safer Kirkland to support Proposition 1, which would provide funding for new and renovated fire stations, 20 new fire/EMT positions, and the purchase of...


24 november 2020

12:45
CHICAGO, Nov. 24, 2020 The Cook County Board of Commissioners today voted to waive late fees for two months on both property tax installments due in 2021, giving cash-strapped property owners more time to juggle their finances, Treasurer Maria Pappas...

12:24
Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) sent a letter to President-elect Biden presenting policy proposals with which the incoming Administration can defeat the pandemic, safely reopen the economy, and lead the...

07:00
On Nov. 3, 2020, Uber, Lyft and Postmates won a highly contested ballot initiative on labor rights in California, codifying that their workers will remain independent contractors, instead of employees. Mere weeks later, the companies are working to...


23 november 2020

17:05
Today the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) participated in a virtual meeting with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Mayors have developed a strong working relationship with the President-elect over...

10:42
José R. González, president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York ("FHLBNY"), announced that the FHLBNY has awarded $36.9 million in subsidies to fund 46 affordable housing initiatives throughout New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico,...


17 november 2020

22:05
Contact lens consumers are urged to contact their U.S. Senator and ask them to vote against Senate bill S.4613, a measure that's an affront to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) efforts to force optometrists to treat contact lens wearers the way...

16:20
On Election Day, November 3, 2020, New Jersey became yet another state to legalize marijuana. With big corporate cannabis companies already moving to secure an edge in this new market, one small shop owner is hoping to make her voice heard and secure...


16 november 2020

18:14
Canadians' expectations of privacy have changed and evolved since the federal Privacy Act became law more than three decades ago. The Government of Canada is committed to reviewing our federal privacy legislation to ensure it keeps pace with both...


12 november 2020

00:00
On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to amend the state's constitution to authorize the legal use and sale of recreational marijuana, completing a 3 year effort initiated by the legislature. New Jersey...


11 november 2020

08:30
Uranium Energy Corp.  ("UEC" or the "Company") is pleased to report the Senate Committee on Appropriations has released drafts of fiscal year 2021 funding measures and subcommittee allocations that include $150 million for the U.S. Uranium Reserve...

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