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Feb 14, 2017, 12:08 ET Actuaries Examine Implications of ACA Reform and Replacement Proposals

In three new issue briefs, the American Academy of Actuaries examines a number of key public policy considerations that policymakers should weigh...


Feb 14, 2017, 11:53 ET Paralyzed Veterans of America Looks to the Future with Confirmation of Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Al Kovach, Jr. today released this statement following the confirmation of...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:57 ET Advocates to Storm Idaho State Capitol to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death overall in Idaho. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Idaho chapter of...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:39 ET Conservation International launches new 'Dream Team' fellowship program to accelerate action on pressing global environmental issues

Today, Conservation International (CI) announced a new, multimillion-dollar fellowship initiative that joins world leaders with some of the most...


Feb 14, 2017, 10:10 ET Members Of Congress, Retired Military Generals And Others Ask Supreme Court To Take Sterling Case

In an unusual occurrence in Supreme Court practice, seven parties have filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court at the cert stage, asking the...


Feb 14, 2017, 09:59 ET National Alliance Releases Health Policy Recommendations from Purchasers

Don't repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without specifying what will replace it. This is among the policy recommendations issued by the National...


Feb 14, 2017, 09:48 ET Advocates to Storm Tennessee State Capitol to Request Resources for Health Professionals to Help Fight Suicide

Each year in the United States, suicide claims over 40,000 lives – more than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. On average one person...


Feb 14, 2017, 09:00 ET Stakeholders Applaud USPSTF for Including Urologist in Review Process for Updated Prostate Cancer Recommendations

As part of an ongoing commitment to maintaining patient access to prostate cancer screening, a coalition of physicians and patient groups today...


Feb 14, 2017, 08:56 ET Advocates to Storm Texas State Capitol to Request Resources to Help Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in Texas. To help prevent this tragic loss of life, volunteer advocates from the Texas chapters of the...


Feb 14, 2017, 08:40 ET American Diabetes Association Takes An Ostrich Approach to Brittle Diabetes

The Brittle Diabetes Foundation (BDF), recognized by the NIH as supporting this rare disease, believes the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is...


Feb 14, 2017, 08:30 ET Wall Street Fraud Watchdog Now Urges Congress to Amend the IRS Tax Rules That Prevent an Investor from Getting a Full Deduction After a Stock Loss - As Opposed to Just $3000 Per Year

The Wall Street Fraud Watchdog is urging the US Congress to amend ridiculous IRS tax codes that prevent an investor from writing off a major stock...


Feb 14, 2017, 06:30 ET Aspen Institute Appoints Alastair Fitzpayne to Direct Future of Work Initiative

The Aspen Institute announced today that Alastair Fitzpayne has been appointed director of its Future of Work Initiative. Most recently, Fitzpayne...


Feb 14, 2017, 00:21 ET CAIR Welcomes Resignation of Islamophobic Trump Adviser Michael Flynn

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed the...


Feb 13, 2017, 20:32 ET The American Legion congratulates new VA Secretary, Urges Shulkin to 'keep your promises'

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization congratulated VA Secretary David Shulkin for his confirmation earlier this evening by the...


Feb 13, 2017, 19:25 ET Court of Appeal Rejects Insurance Industry Challenge to Prop 103 Insurance Rate Protections, Reports Consumer Watchdog

In a published decision issued Friday afternoon, the California Court of Appeal in Sacramento has rejected a sweeping legal assault brought by...


Feb 13, 2017, 18:40 ET Peninsula Humane Society Teamsters Reject Management Contract That Would Silence Future Whistleblowers

Shortly after whistleblowers at the Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) went public with concerns about animal welfare, PHS management proposed a new...


Feb 13, 2017, 17:32 ET Teamster UPS Aircraft Mechanics To Customers: Don't Let UPS Ruin Your Valentine's Day

As millions of couples wait for their flowers to arrive via UPS this Valentine's Day, airline maintenance technicians and related classifications...


Feb 13, 2017, 15:06 ET Catholic Group Warns Rauner: Support for Abortion Funding Will Sink Re-Election

CatholicVote.org, a national Catholic advocacy group is warning Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner that support for new legislation forcing taxpayers...


Feb 13, 2017, 13:39 ET Family Research Council Welcomes Trump Administration's Step toward Reversing Edict Violating Parental Rights and Student Privacy

Family Research Council commended the Trump administration's decision to end the federal government's court battle to overturn a nationwide...


Feb 13, 2017, 13:13 ET Pet Pros Push Safe Pets Bill

An association of pet industry professionals championed legislation that would establish best practices and uniform standards throughout Illinois....


Feb 13, 2017, 12:47 ET Senate Bill 123 Seeks To Strengthen Patient Choice In Georgia

Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta) last week introduced Senate Bill 123, legislation that would strengthen patient choice and access in Georgia. SB123...


Feb 13, 2017, 11:15 ET Citizens For A Pro-Business Delaware Thanks Committee Of The Delaware Bar Association For Meeting About Amending Delaware Law and TransPerfect Case

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD), the advocacy group supporting TransPerfect employees and Delaware's incorporation-driven economy,...


Feb 13, 2017, 10:45 ET Dairy, Ag Groups Urge President Trump to Raise New Canadian Milk Pricing Scheme Issue in Meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau

The U.S. dairy sector is urging President Donald Trump to discuss Canada's protectionist milk pricing policy during Monday's meeting with Prime...


Feb 13, 2017, 09:58 ET How to Fix President Trump's "Travel Ban" Executive Order; a 9/11 Commission Counsel's Perspective

Former 9/11 Commission border counsel and Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Janice Kephart of Identity Strategy Partners,...


Feb 13, 2017, 09:47 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Awards Grants to Organizations Supporting and Defending Refugees and Immigrants

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that it will be making grants of $500,000 each to the ACLU Foundation, the International Rescue...