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25 february 2021

21:19
Passing the Equality Act without significant bipartisan support is a missed opportunity to develop more comprehensive, balanced legislation that can vigorously protect LGBT rights while providing robust protections for religious freedom. The...

15:57
The Cook County Board of Commissioners has enacted an ordinance that would increase disclosure in an area where it is long overdue ? Tax Increment Financing districts, Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. The Board approved an amendment to the Debt...

10:00
Loosened restrictions to the Maryland Mandate lead to improved access to fertility treatment for unmarried and married people who dream of building their families, thanks in part to the advocacy efforts of Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) clinicians and...

08:47
Today, bipartisan members of Congress re-introduced the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act ? legislation that will help build universal access to lifesaving treatment for opioid use disorder. The bill, which won the support of over 100 members of...

06:00
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration's National Scenic Byways program named the Door County Coastal Byway (DCCB) a National Scenic Byway on February 16, 2021. The Door County Coastal Byway stretches across 66 miles...


24 february 2021

20:28
The Government of Canada is committed to keeping Canadians safe and making the criminal justice system more accessible, efficient and effective. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt throughout the criminal justice system, and...

17:41
After years of hard work in the Granite State, YAL's grassroots efforts seems to have paid off... This month, The New Hampshire State...

15:56
The National Small Business Association (NSBA) has unveiled its Top Priorities for the 117th Congress, a result of its biennial Small Business Congress, held virtually over the past three weeks.  Small businesses selected access to capital, a strong...

13:00
PEN Canada has successfully intervened before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the Canadian Constitution Foundation's (CCF) challenge to the constitutionality of section 91(1) of the Canada Elections Act. PEN Canada and CCF successfully...

12:37
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) praise the introduction of Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act of 2021 which aims to better protect health care...

08:00
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) responds to the Department of Labor's delay in implementation of the Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. FGA encourages DOL not to delay the effective date as the rule...


23 february 2021

10:19
Washington made history when the State House Transportation Committee voted late yesterday to advance legislation calling for all model year 2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in the state to be electric vehicles (EVs). Introduced...

09:43
The Emergency Nurses Association on Monday issued a letter of support for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act of 2021 following its introduction in the House by Rep. Joe Courtney....


22 february 2021

16:17
Fragrance Creators Association issued a statement today from President & CEO Farah K. Ahmed signaling the association's support for the reintroduction of H.R. 5, The Equality Act, intended to empower all people?regardless of sexual orientation or...


19 february 2021

20:10
Family Research Council responded today to the White House giving support to H.R. 5, deceptively titled "The Equality Act," which was introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives and is scheduled for a vote next week....

13:30
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the recent introduction of H.R.1115, The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act of 2021. When signed into law, this act will provide the Congressional authority needed to build the Global War on...

09:00
We may continue to see an increase in impaired driving fatalities in the province if the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario approves 7-Eleven's proposal to allow 61 locations to act as impromptu bars, selling wine and beer for on-site...

06:00
After holding extensive consultations with Canadians, the Government of Canada has presented its vision for modernizing and strengthening the Official Languages Act. More than ever, the time has come to examine the linguistic situation in Canada,...


18 february 2021

18:45
"Today, Congressional Democrats introduced a President Biden-backed mass immigration bill that grants a sweeping amnesty to at least 14.5 million illegal aliens, significantly increases legal immigration levels, and provides $4 billion in foreign aid...

15:12
Today, the largest union representing licensed physicians and dentists, the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), announced the introduction of Senate Bill 422....

14:13
We may continue to see an increase in impaired driving fatalities in the province if the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario approves 7-Eleven's proposal to allow 61 locations to act as impromptu bars, selling wine and beer for on-site...

09:30
The deVeber Institute presents a two-day Emergency Lecture Series on Bill C-7 and Palliative Care via Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24 at 7pm (ET). The deVeber Institute is honoured to host seven eminent speakers at...

09:10
Each year millions of used cars are sold with potentially deadly unaddressed safety recalls. The new owners of the affected vehicles often have no idea they are driving cars that could pose a danger, possibly a life-threatening one, to themselves,...

07:02
The Youth Coalition for Organ Donation (YCOD) is working to save lives. Founder Evan Roden is hoping his bill will pass this year and help garner more organ donors.   Evan Roden, Henry McLaughlin, Grace Tapani, and Sage...


17 february 2021

18:14
Following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation, regarding the Report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2021....

14:58
AARP New York today called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to include in his 2021-22 State Budget proposal a Five-Point Nursing Home Reform Plan to require minimum hours of direct care and increased staffing levels in nursing homes, ensure visitation and...

13:31
Canadians are concerned about rising firearm-related violence. Provinces and territories - as well as some large urban centres and First Nations communities ? have identified firearm-related violence as a significant public safety issue in Canada....

12:10
Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, as he delivers remarks to highlight the Government of Canada's new firearms legislation, as well as federal support for crime...


16 february 2021

18:08
Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, as he delivers remarks to highlight the Government of Canada's new firearms legislation, as well as federal support for crime...

16:38
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) ? which represents 68,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as more than 18,000 nursing students ? joins the call for paid sick leave for all workers....

11:15
Gun violence has had devastating effects on communities across the country, and on too many Canadians who have lost loved ones. According to Statistics Canada, firearms were used in over 40 per cent of homicides in Canada in 2019. This violence must...


15 february 2021

13:00
The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to create a barrier-free Canada with the implementation of the Accessible Canada Act, which will help remove barriers, and increase access and opportunities for persons with disabilities....

08:00
On February 15, 2021, New York will lift a thirty-year ban on compensated surrogacy following the enactment of the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA), the nation's most progressive legislation addressing the parentage of those needing the assistance of...


12 february 2021

21:56
Today the House Committee on Oversight and Reform approved a package of funding that includes $350 billion in direct fiscal assistance to states, local governments, territories and tribes. The legislation is the Committee's contribution to the larger...


11 february 2021

20:01
The Teamsters commend the work of the House Ways & Means Committee, which today approved broad COVID-19 stimulus legislation that includes a provision granting relief to hundreds of faltering multiemployer pension plans, including many serving...

17:19
The Government of Canada is continuing the important work in full partnership with Indigenous Peoples to reform child and family services so that every Indigenous child has the opportunity to grow up in their communities, immersed in their cultures,...


10 february 2021

09:10
Prevent Blindness, the nation's oldest non-profit eye health organization, will be holding its sixteenth annual "Eyes on Capitol Hill" advocacy event, held virtually this year, on Wed., Feb. 24 and Thurs., Feb. 25, 2021. The program brings together...


9 february 2021

08:21
This spring, over 30,000 volunteer Field Advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will join together in advocating for effective suicide prevention legislation. Beginning now through May, AFSP Advocates will participate in...

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...

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