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Mar 28, 2017, 09:14 ET Letter Signifies Nationwide Support for Funding Coastal Zone Management Programs

The Coastal States Organization (CSO) hand delivered a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees...


Mar 28, 2017, 09:00 ET New Study Demonstrates the Importance of Long-Term Funding for Cancer Research

New drugs to treat cancer that are now emerging are the end products of research begun in the 1970s and '80s, a new study by Bentley University has...


Mar 28, 2017, 08:35 ET Warsaw Gala Celebrates Opening of AJC Central Europe Office

AJC Central Europe officially launched its new office with a gala in the capital of Poland. More than 500 government officials, diplomats, members...


Mar 28, 2017, 08:30 ET NCRI-US: Former U.S. Officials Join Nowruz Event in Washington, Highlight Need for Tough Iran Policy

The U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) held a Nowruz celebration at the Willard InterContinental...


Mar 27, 2017, 19:36 ET DefyCCC.com Announces Progress in its Investigation of the Medical Disinformation Campaign

The investigation undertaken by DefyCCC.com, as a reaction to the medical disinformation campaign launched by a shadowy coalition fronted by the...


Mar 27, 2017, 19:11 ET Uber's Arizona Crash Highlights Need for Company to Accept Responsibility When Robot Driving Technology Fails, Consumer Watchdog says

A crash involving an Uber robot car in Arizona shows the need for Uber to take the Safe Autonomous Vehicles (SAVe) Campaign pledge and agree to...


Mar 27, 2017, 17:59 ET Texas Health Care Association: Legislators consider bill to address funding crisis in Texas nursing facilities without new taxes

Senate Bill 1130 by Sen. Juan Hinojosa of McAllen, the Nursing Facility Reinvestment Allowance (NFRA) was debated by the Senate Health and Human...


Mar 27, 2017, 17:29 ET Cities Respond to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Plan to Penalize "Sanctuary Cities"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a plan to require cities applying for Department of Justice grants to certify their compliance with...


Mar 27, 2017, 17:11 ET Pro-Rights Doctors' Group 'White Paper' Backs Hearing Protection Act, Says SAF

A pro-rights doctors' organization has just released a "White Paper" to educate people about the proposed Hearing Protection Act of 2017, which...


Mar 27, 2017, 16:04 ET Teamsters Denounce House Joint Resolution Eliminating Protections For Federal Contractor Workers

The Teamsters Union denounced the signing of House Joint Resolution 37 today, which eliminates the worker protections put in place by the Obama...


Mar 27, 2017, 15:46 ET Report: Natural Gas Hedging Protects Power Customers

A new report from the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) explains that the practice of natural gas hedging is a critical instrument for...


Mar 27, 2017, 14:00 ET Ad Fraud America: The Real Scale of the Problem and How To Fix It

US advertisers could lose more than $9bn to ad fraud in 2017, according to new figures from The&Partnership and Adloox 'Ad Fraud America'...


Mar 27, 2017, 13:27 ET Christian Solidarity International Launches No Arms For Terrorists Campaign in Support of the Principles and Purposes of Bi-Partisan H.R. 608/S. 532

Christian Solidarity International (CSI), with the assistance of Global Strategic Communications Group, today announced the launch of No Arms For...


Mar 27, 2017, 12:55 ET Law Enforcement Officers Council Put Up Billboards to Oppose Rep. Hice's Bill

On Monday, two roadside billboards sprouted up that posed a simple question: If Rep. Jody Hice stands with law enforcement officers, then why is he...


Mar 27, 2017, 12:49 ET Health Groups: Justice Department Should Recuse Lawyers Who Represented Tobacco Companies from Tobacco-Related Cases

Four leading public health groups today urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to recuse any lawyers who previously represented...


Mar 27, 2017, 12:31 ET American Diabetes Association® Convening Advocates, Researchers and Professional Football Players on Capitol Hill Thursday, March 30

On Thursday, March 30, the American Diabetes Association (Association) will bring together people living with and affected by diabetes, the...


Mar 27, 2017, 12:23 ET AADE: Medicare Continues To Put People With Diabetes At Risk

A new survey from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) found that Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program (CBP)...


Mar 27, 2017, 11:18 ET South Carolina Solar Business Alliance: Rep. Tommy Pope Signs on as Co-Sponsor of Renewable Energy Jobs and Economic Development Bill

House Speaker Pro Tempore, Rep. Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope has agreed to co-sponsor H.3079, the House version of the Renewable Energy Jobs and Economic...


Mar 27, 2017, 09:30 ET Coalition of Maritime Commerce Organizations Urges Congress to Fund Successful Efforts to Address Asian Carp in the Great Lakes Region

On Friday, March 24th, UnLock Our Jobs (UOJ), a coalition of business and industry organizations dedicated to supporting the U.S. economy through...


Mar 27, 2017, 08:30 ET Over and Above Africa Brings Global Supporters to the Front Lines of the Fight to End Poaching of Endangered Animals

Over and Above Africa, a new non-profit on a mission to bring a global community to the front line of the fight to protect Africa's most endangered...


Mar 25, 2017, 11:33 ET ¡Felicidades Europa! 60 años - por favor no se retire

Martin A. Schoeller, presidente de los Bavarian Family Entrepreneurs e iniciador de la Munich Europe Conference, destaca la importancia de una...


Mar 24, 2017, 18:27 ET In a Victory for Cities, Congress Fails to Pass the American Health Care Act

House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) from a vote this afternoon. The AHCA was designed to repeal the...


Mar 24, 2017, 15:45 ET Sen. Schumer Joins ASPCA in Urging USDA to Restore Public Access to Animal Welfare Data

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was joined by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at the ASPCA Adoption...


Mar 24, 2017, 15:21 ET Statement from the Greater Baltimore Committee on Baltimore Mayor's Veto of Minimum Wage Bill

Below is the statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, on the decision today by Baltimore Mayor...


Mar 24, 2017, 15:12 ET CAIR Decries Trump Administration's 'Deafening Silence' on Series of Anti-Muslim Incidents Nationwide

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today decried what it termed...