Advocacy Group Opinion This category contains the most recent releases and statements from a huge range of advocacy and lobby groups and coalitions. Find responses to political and policy decisions, calls for investigations and action, and announcements of new partnerships, protests, legal actions, fundraising events, educational efforts and awareness campaigns. This section also contains results and reports from studies, opinion polls, and surveys.

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19:49 ET Legion Disappointed in Tentative Military Budget

The American Legion expressed dismay for a 2017 pay-and-benefits proposal for military members. According to Military Times, the budget by...


19:10 ET Republic National Distributing Company Responds To Action Taken By U.S. Attorney Of Maryland

 Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the nation's second largest premium wine and spirits distributor, issued the following...


18:57 ET SOCMA Applauds House Vote on TSCA Reform Legislation

 The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today applauds the House of Representatives for passage of compromise...


17:55 ET More Than 1,500 Exelon Employees And Supporters Rally In Springfield, Urging Immediate Action On The Next Generation Energy Plan

Today, more than 1,500 Illinoisans, including community leaders, elected officials, nuclear plant employees and business leaders rallied in...


17:20 ET Physician Anesthesiologists, Veterans and VA Anesthesia Chiefs Oppose VA Policy Replacing Physicians with Nurses for Anesthesia Care in Surgery

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges Americans to protect our nation's Veterans by opposing a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs...


15:41 ET New Bill to Replace Obamacare Draws from Independent Institute Book

 A book published by the Independent Institute is the source of key provisions in the new, bicameral HELP Act—short for "Health...


15:30 ET ATA Applauds House Appropriations Committee for Advancing Truck Safety

 Today, American Trucking Associations applauded the House Appropriations Committee for passing a Fiscal Year 2017 transportation spending...


14:48 ET Puerto Rican Member of Main Street Bondholders Calls on Resident Commissioner to Oppose the False PROMESA

Ahead of the mark-up of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), Main Street Bondholders member Carlos Ponce de...


13:58 ET PUC Papers Site Reveals 100,000 Plus Internal Emails and Documents That Shine Light On Utilities Corruption Ring During Governor Brown Era, Says Consumer Watchdog

 Consumer Watchdog has launched the first searchable website with hundreds of thousands of emails and other files uncovered from corruption...


12:02 ET Family Research Council Submits Amicus Brief in Kansas Supreme Court Abortion Case

On May 20, Family Research Council filed an amicus brief with the Kansas Supreme Court in the case of Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt. At issue is...


11:24 ET Teamsters To Host US Foods Strike Update Conference Call With Investors

 On Wednesday, May 25, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will host a conference call to discuss the immediate and long-term impact of...


10:47 ET Hope for Wounded Veteran Families Wishing to Start a Family

The U.S. Senate approved a bill Thursday that could help wounded veterans and their spouses start a family. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)...


10:17 ET Independent Map Amendment Passes Petition Test at Board of Elections

A state review of Independent Map Amendment petitions indicates the submitted petitions likely contain more than the minimum 290,216 valid...


10:00 ET The Independent Drugstore Lobby Agenda: Higher Drug Prices, Fewer Choices in Medicare

 As the independent drugstore lobby descends on Capitol Hill this week to push an agenda that would increase costs and reduce access for...


09:00 ET Consumer Advocates Demand Federal Agency Act on Auto Safety Petition

A backroom deal by the federal agency responsible for auto safety to allow automakers to avoid following federal safety rules is unlawful and will...


09:00 ET International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) Says Controversial Drug Cost Report Could Limit Patient Access to Optimal Treatment

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) – the oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of myeloma patients while...


08:30 ET FCC's Set-top Box Plan Would Increase Competition And Cut Costs, But Should Not Be Enacted Unless Pandora's Box Of Privacy Issues Are Solved, Consumer Watchdog Says

The Federal Communications Commission's plan to open the set-top box market to competition offers savings to consumers, but should not be enacted...


07:30 ET Federal suit by Sanders backers an improper 'political stunt,' San Francisco City Attorney says

 San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today criticized a federal lawsuit by plaintiffs who include supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie...


07:05 ET TSA Union in Full-Page Ad: Congress Must Fund 6,000 New Airport Security Screeners

The union representing Transportation Security Officers at our nation's airports is amplifying its call for 6,000 additional full-time screeners to...


May 23, 2016, 18:44 ET Concerned InterOil Shareholders express their disappointment that the Board of InterOil has once again demonstrated their lack of alignment

HOUSTON, TX, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The founding shareholder, former chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InterOil Corporation ("InterOil"...


May 23, 2016, 17:22 ET Chorus of Congressional Leaders Urges Permanency for Community Development Tax Credit

 Today, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition submitted testimony to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy urging...


May 23, 2016, 16:55 ET Teamsters To Host US Foods Strike Update Conference Call With Investors

On Wednesday, May 25, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will host a conference call to discuss the immediate and long-term impact of...


May 23, 2016, 16:11 ET 'If Boxer Is So Afraid, Maybe She Should Get A Gun,' Says CCRKBA

When anti-gun California Senator Barbara Boxer found herself confronted by Bernie Sanders supporters last week and she "feared for her safety," she...


May 23, 2016, 16:03 ET American Legion to VA Secretary: 'People Don't Die for Space Mountain'

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization took exception to VA Secretary Robert McDonald's comparison of VA wait times to what is...


May 23, 2016, 13:30 ET ASAP: New Dehumidifier Standards Will Help Dry Up Excess Energy Use

On Friday, the US Department of Energy (DOE) finalized new efficiency standards for dehumidifiers. In addition to reducing the power consumption of...