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23 Jun, 2017, 15:47 ET American Diabetes Association Urges Senators to Vote Against Proposed Health Care Legislation

The American Diabetes Association has grave concerns about the impact the draft Senate health care bill will have on people with diabetes....


23 Jun, 2017, 14:28 ET National Press Club And Its Journalism Institute Deplore Saudi Attempts To Muzzle The Free Press

On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Saudi Arabia is making the shutdown of the global news service al Jazeera a condition for lifting a...


23 Jun, 2017, 14:01 ET USW Blasts Proposal to Cancel Beryllium Protections for Shipyard and Construction Workers

The United Steelworkers (USW) today blasted the Administration's proposal to cancel important protections for shipyard and construction workers...


23 Jun, 2017, 12:40 ET United Spinal's VetsFirst Applauds Passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

United Spinal Association's VetsFirst program praises the passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower...


23 Jun, 2017, 12:23 ET Nation's Emergency Physicians: Senate's Alternative to Affordable Care Act Is a Huge Disappointment

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today issued a statement deeply critical of the draft health care legislation...


23 Jun, 2017, 12:00 ET Peter & Lesley Bracey Home Improvements: London Fire Ignites the Concern of the Use of Noncompliant External Cladding on Australian Buildings

Following the recent London fire, several unpleasant questions have been raised about the use of flammable cladding materials in hundreds of...


23 Jun, 2017, 11:00 ET CAIR Launches New Civil Rights App Allowing Reporting of Bias Incidents

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched a new civil rights app, called "Making Democracy Work for Everyone," which...


23 Jun, 2017, 10:40 ET Family Research Council, Susan B. Anthony List Issue Joint Statement on Senate GOP Obamacare Replacement Bill

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued a joint statement today regarding...


23 Jun, 2017, 10:30 ET Patient-Centered Care and Optometry's Expanded Role in Health Care Spotlighted by Doctors and Students of Optometry During 2017 AOA On Capitol Hill

More than 5,000 doctors of optometry and students from all 50 states are in Washington, DC, this week to spotlight optometry's expanding role in...


23 Jun, 2017, 10:15 ET El asambleísta Travis Allen anuncia que aspira al cargo de gobernador de California

SACRAMENTO, California, 23 de junio de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- El asambleísta Travis Allen (republicano por Huntington Beach) anunció...


23 Jun, 2017, 09:38 ET Tobacco 21 Bill Voted Through New Jersey Legislature

Today, New Jersey's Assembly overwhelmingly passed #A2320 that raises the legal minimum sales age for all nicotine and tobacco products...


23 Jun, 2017, 09:00 ET DHS Decision to Increase Guest Worker Visas a Betrayal of American Workers and the President's Campaign Pledges, Charges FAIR

The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that it is planning to approve additional H-2B guest worker visas this summer is an "an...


23 Jun, 2017, 07:55 ET The Earth Must Be Cleansed In Order to Restore its Original Glory Says Yisrayl Hawkins in New Post

Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has written a new article this week that addresses the earth and how...


23 Jun, 2017, 07:00 ET Easterseals Statement on the Senate Republican Release of Health Care Reform Legislation

The following is a statement from Katy Neas, Easterseals Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, reacting to the Senate Republican release of...


22 Jun, 2017, 19:32 ET Declaraciones de Stacey D. Stewart, presidenta de March of Dimes, sobre la presentación de la Better Care Reconciliation Act

The March of Dimes publicó hoy las siguientes declaraciones de su presidenta, Stacey D. Stewart, en relación con la presentación de la Better Care...


22 Jun, 2017, 18:33 ET AARP Calls on Senate to Reject Health Bill

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today in response to the Senate bill which imposes an "Age Tax" on...


22 Jun, 2017, 18:27 ET Assemblyman Travis Allen Announces Bid to Become Governor of California

Today, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) announced his bid to become the next Governor of California in November...


22 Jun, 2017, 18:15 ET Children's Hospital Colorado CEO Calls On U.S. Senator Cory Gardner To Improve Senate Healthcare Draft For Kids

In response to this morning's draft legislative language of the U.S. Senate's version of the healthcare reform bill, Jena Hausmann, president and...


22 Jun, 2017, 17:34 ET PASS Opposes Privatization of Air Traffic Control System; Rejects House FAA Reauthorization

Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents 11,000 employees...


22 Jun, 2017, 17:30 ET Statement from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Joseph J. Plumeri, Executive Chair, and Samuel A. Ball, President and CEO of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, a leading...


22 Jun, 2017, 16:36 ET Court Expresses Concerns About First Amendment Violations Before Dismissing Appeal

On Tuesday, June 20, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued its opinion in Sause v....


22 Jun, 2017, 16:28 ET Statement of Stacey D. Stewart, President, March of Dimes on Release of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The March of Dimes released the following statement from President Stacey D. Stewart regarding release of the Better Care Reconciliation...


22 Jun, 2017, 16:24 ET Independent Pilot Labor Lauds AIRR Act

The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), and Allied Pilots Association...


22 Jun, 2017, 16:23 ET Statement by NATCA President Paul Rinaldi supporting the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi issued this statement after House Transportation and...


22 Jun, 2017, 15:41 ET Federal union leader says Senate health care bill 'shameful'

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in...