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Dec 10, 2016, 11:19 ET Water Utilities: New Congressional Passage Good 'First Step' to Helping Improve Stormwater and Drought Readiness

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) congratulates Congress for passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation...


Dec 10, 2016, 10:11 ET Small Business Advocate Looks Forward to President Obama Signing Bill to Give Small Business a Permanent Voice at the SEC

The nation's leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses issued the following statement regarding U.S. Senate passage last evening, by...


Dec 09, 2016, 23:31 ET New Hours-of-Service Restart Law a Victory for Highway Safety

Today, the American Trucking Associations thanked Congress for enacting a fix to the hours-of-service restart that will restore the...


Dec 09, 2016, 19:41 ET AAHP: Dubious Campaign Against Imported Chinese Hardwood Plywood Returns

Despite back to back losses dealt by the International Trade Commission and a federal appeals court, The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood...


Dec 09, 2016, 17:21 ET Largest Federal Union Urges Senate to Prevent Shutdown

On the verge of another potential government shutdown, the American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released...


Dec 09, 2016, 16:54 ET ARRL Vows Continued Pursuit of the Amateur Radio Parity Act in the 115th Congress

The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, died an unbefitting death as the 114th Congress of the United States drew to a close today. After having...


Dec 09, 2016, 16:33 ET AJC Disappointed by OSCE Failure to Adopt Anti-Semitism Definition

AJC is deeply disappointed that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was unable to adopt today the Working Definition of...


Dec 09, 2016, 12:08 ET USW Affirms Only 730 Union Positions to Remain in Indianapolis; Up to 1,300 Carrier Jobs Still Leaving Indiana for Mexico

The United Steelworkers (USW) today affirmed Local 1999 President Chuck Jones' assessment that Carrier has committed to keep only 730 union workers...


Dec 09, 2016, 11:50 ET AARP Announces The Top 10 Movies For Grownups Of 2016

Sully, Jackie, Fences, Silence and Loving are among this year's Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to the editors and movie critics of AARP The...


Dec 09, 2016, 10:59 ET AFGE Applauds Obama Action Giving Federal Employees 2.1% Pay Raise in January

The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, applauds President Obama's decision to provide...


Dec 09, 2016, 09:44 ET Comcast Headquarters To Be Target Of More Than 750 Protesters On Behalf Of The WORD Network

Reverend David Bullock of Detroit will lead more than 750 peaceful protesters at Comcast Headquarters on behalf of The WORD Network which Comcast...


Dec 09, 2016, 08:35 ET How to Save Addiction Treatment From the TrumpCare Tsunami

Going forward into the Trump presidency, one thing is certain: US healthcare insurance will change. HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is a vehement...


Dec 09, 2016, 08:35 ET Jack E. Robinson Proposes Idea of Cuba Becoming 51st State

ith the death of Fidel Castro, and a lack of clear policy ideas on a post-Fidel Cuba, political activist Jack E. Robinson suggests the United...


Dec 08, 2016, 17:58 ET Job Creators Network Applauds President-elect Trump's Selection of Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary

Today, President-Elect Donald Trump's transition team announced the selection of CKE Restaurants CEO and Job Creators Network Member Andy Puzder as...


Dec 08, 2016, 16:13 ET Nomination of Andrew Puzder for Labor Secretary Raises Concerns for American Workers

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) regarding the nomination of...


Dec 08, 2016, 15:30 ET I sindaci di Parigi, Madrid, Atene e Città del Messico inciampano; i paesi africani fanno le cose giuste nelle politiche per la pulizia dell'aria e per un carburante e una tecnologia diesel più puliti

La settimana scorsa, i sindaci di quattro città - Parigi, Madrid, Città del Messico e Atene – hanno annunciato di essersi impegnati per...


Dec 08, 2016, 14:33 ET State Farm Sues to Avoid $256 Million in Refunds and Rate Savings for Consumers, Says Consumer Watchdog

State Farm, the nation's largest insurance company, has filed two lawsuits seeking to overturn an order by the Insurance Commissioner...


Dec 08, 2016, 14:08 ET Tropiezo de los alcaldes de París, Madrid, Atenas y Ciudad de México

- Tropiezo de los alcaldes de París, Madrid, Atenas y Ciudad de México; las naciones de África aciertan en las políticas a favor del aire limpio...


Dec 08, 2016, 13:35 ET America's SBDC Praises President-Elect's SBA Administrator Nomination

America's SBDC, the association representing America's nationwide network of SBDCs, congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump on his selection...


Dec 08, 2016, 13:27 ET Consumers for Dental Choice applauds Mercury amalgam ban imposed for children, pregnant & breastfeeding women

The European Union (E.U.), with 28 member nations and 500 million people, will prohibit the use of dental amalgam in children under 16 and in...


Dec 08, 2016, 12:10 ET Statement by Dr. Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church Regarding the Senate Passing of The 21st Century Cures Act

Dr. Rick and Kay Warren, co-founders of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, today made the following statement regarding the Senate's...


Dec 08, 2016, 11:01 ET Commission for Case Manager Certification names MaryBeth Kurland as new CEO

The Commission for Case Manager Certification® named MaryBeth Kurland, CAE, as its chief executive officer. The Commission is the oldest and...


Dec 08, 2016, 09:32 ET Surgeon General's Report Finds E-Cigarettes Are Danger to Young People, Should Spur Policy Makers - Including FDA and Congress - to Protect Kids

The U.S. Surgeon General's report on electronic cigarettes issued today delivers a clear and unmistakable message to our nation's policy makers:...


Dec 08, 2016, 09:13 ET Apparel & footwear companies ranked on forced labor for first time

KnowTheChain today launched a ranking of 20 large apparel and footwear companies on their efforts to eradicate forced labor and human trafficking...


Dec 08, 2016, 09:13 ET Prefeitos de Paris, Madri, Atenas e Cidade do México falham; nações africanas acertam em políticas sobre ar mais puro e combustíveis e tecnologias diesel mais limpos

Na semana passada, os prefeitos de quatro cidades – Paris, Madri, Cidade do México e Atenas – anunciaram seu compromisso de retirar os veículos...