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27 Apr, 2017, 16:21 ET Landmark Legal Foundation Seeks Probe Of Leaks About Investigations Into Trump Campaign Ties To Russia

Landmark Legal Foundation announced today that it has asked the inspectors general of six federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies to...


27 Apr, 2017, 15:29 ET Teamsters Honor Workers On May Day

The May Day event scheduled for May 1 in Chicago is supposed to be a celebration of International Workers' Day, a day to empower the middle...


27 Apr, 2017, 15:11 ET Largest Federal Union Calls on Congress to Pass the Thin Blue Line and Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Acts

Today the Thin Blue Line and Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Acts passed through the U.S. House of Representatives...


27 Apr, 2017, 14:31 ET Teamsters Local 703 Agrees To Withdraw Central Grocers Temporary Restraining Order

On Tuesday, April 25, Teamsters Local 703 and Central Grocers reached an understanding to resolve the union's action for a temporary restraining...


27 Apr, 2017, 13:53 ET American Sustainable Business Council Launches Nationwide Campaign Of 128 U.S. Companies To Reform Health Care, Premieres New Documentary On Prescription Drug Pricing

In an unprecedented effort aimed at reforming the nation's dysfunctional health care system, the American Sustainable Business Council launched the...


27 Apr, 2017, 13:29 ET El Congreso escucha a los oftalmólogos sobre cuestiones que afectan la atención oftalmológica médica y quirúrgica

Médicos y cirujanos oftalmológicos que representan a la Academia Americana de Oftalmología comprometen hoy al Congreso en Washington, D.C., en...


27 Apr, 2017, 12:49 ET Consumer Watchdog Files Complaint with FTC over Uber's Unfair and Deceptive Tracking; Transportation and Technology Firm Followed Users Even After App Was Deleted from Device

Consumer Watchdog today filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging that Uber Technologies had deceptively tracked users of...


27 Apr, 2017, 12:48 ET Statement of Betsy Ryan, President and CEO, New Jersey Hospital Association on Opposition to the Amended American Health Care Act

"Our number one priority is the health of the people of New Jersey, and access to health insurance and essential healthcare services is a necessity...


27 Apr, 2017, 12:27 ET USW: Trade Actions on Aluminum Need to Focus on Real Problem

USW International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement in conjunction with the Trump administration's announcement of a Section...


27 Apr, 2017, 12:03 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Announce New FOC Bill

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) announced today the introduction of H.R. 2150, The Flags of Convenience Don't Fly Here Act into...


27 Apr, 2017, 09:49 ET NJASAP applauds bipartisan measure to end 'Flags of Convenience' schemes

"The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) is very pleased to commend House Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rep....


27 Apr, 2017, 08:53 ET Lightning Protection Institute Expresses Concerns about a Common Gas Piping

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is telling its members to take liability precautions when installing lightning protection systems (LPS) on...


27 Apr, 2017, 08:46 ET Garcetti's Budget Shenanigans Cuts 328,000 Police Officer Hours and will Devastate Neighborhood Police Patrols

Mayor Garcetti's budget proposal cuts 328,000 police officer hours equating to 27,333 fewer 12-hour officer shifts per year, or 75, 12-hour officer...


27 Apr, 2017, 06:00 ET Congress Hears From Ophthalmologists on Issues Affecting Medical and Surgical Eye Care

Eye physicians and surgeons representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology are engaging Congress in Washington, D.C., today on behalf of...


26 Apr, 2017, 20:31 ET AARP Maintains Opposition to Amended Health Bill

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today in response to the amended House bill that would create an "Age...


26 Apr, 2017, 17:29 ET Proposed House Action Threatens Health Coverage for Millions

Since the American Health Care Act was introduced in the House last month, CHA has said very clearly that this legislation to repeal and replace...


26 Apr, 2017, 16:59 ET Daniel Papineau Joins Michigan Chamber of Commerce Lobbying Team

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today that Daniel Papineau has joined the statewide business organization as Director of Tax Policy....


26 Apr, 2017, 16:40 ET Massive Tax Cuts Won't Reduce Massive Debt

The Concord Coalition expressed concern with President Trump's new tax plan today, saying the administration has not shown how it could be...


26 Apr, 2017, 16:33 ET NATSO Condemns Legislation to Convert Biodiesel Blenders' Tax Credit To Producers' Credit

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today denounced The American Renewable Fuel and Job...


26 Apr, 2017, 15:44 ET Homeownership in the Crosshairs of Latest Tax Plan, Say Realtors®

Major reforms are needed to lower tax rates and simplify the tax code, but that shouldn't come at the expense of current and prospective...


26 Apr, 2017, 15:22 ET Retailers Respond to President Trump's Tax Plan

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the release of President Trump's tax...


26 Apr, 2017, 15:20 ET Cities Applaud Court Injunction Against "Sanctuary Cities" Executive Order

Yesterday, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Northern California issued a ruling nationwide that blocks the Trump administration from...


26 Apr, 2017, 14:56 ET Real Estate Roundtable Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Clarify the Basel Rule and Aid Economic Growth

Bipartisan legislation (H.R. 2148) introduced today by Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) and Rep. David Scott (D-GA) would help clarify and...


26 Apr, 2017, 14:31 ET EEI Statement on President Trump's Proposed Tax Plan

Edison Electric Institute President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement on President Trump's proposed tax plan. "President Trump's...


26 Apr, 2017, 14:11 ET Local Leaders Testify Before Congress on Unfunded Mandates

Today, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore, Boone County, Kentucky, testified before the House...