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Mar 17, 2017, 08:38 ET Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association Applauds President Trump's Commitment To Water Infrastructure

The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) applauded President Trump's commitment to water infrastructure development in his proposed...


Mar 16, 2017, 21:19 ET Proposed Federal Budget Cuts Programs that Help Our County's Children Thrive

Children's health and education would be among the greatest casualties in Los Angeles County under cuts outlined in the Trump Administration's...


Mar 16, 2017, 20:47 ET AJC Statement on President Trump's 2018 Budget Proposal

AJC is deeply concerned by President Trump's proposed 29 percent cut in funding to the State Department and USAID. "Without robust diplomacy and...


Mar 16, 2017, 18:53 ET Muslim Jewish Advisory Council Salutes Senators' Letter on Hate Crimes

The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council held its third meeting since its launch in November. The Council praised the letter on hate crimes signed by 25...


Mar 16, 2017, 18:31 ET Center for Education Reform Calls Budget Proposal "A Hopeful Sign for Student-Centered Education"

The Center for Education Reform today described the Trump administration's proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Education as a "more...


Mar 16, 2017, 18:13 ET Statement by Michael Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of City Year, on the White House's Proposed Elimination of AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service

City Year, an education nonprofit fueled by AmeriCorps that is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed, today issued a statement from its...


Mar 16, 2017, 17:45 ET Slashes in Trump's Housing Budget Set to Stymie Jobs, New Home Owners and Tax Revenue

Today, the Trump Administration released its proposed "skinny" budget outlining top line spending levels for domestic discretionary...


Mar 16, 2017, 17:31 ET ANA Opposes President Trump's 2018 Budget Proposal

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is deeply concerned that President Trump's FY 2018 budget plan, released today, will weaken the nation's...


Mar 16, 2017, 16:31 ET Trump Budget Proposal an Attack on Vital City Programs

This morning, the White House released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, featuring sweeping cuts to federal agencies and programs that...


Mar 16, 2017, 16:31 ET President's budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding 'counterproductive and short-sighted'

In response to President Trump's proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services in his FY2018 budget, American Library...


Mar 16, 2017, 16:05 ET Trump's First Budget Proposals Leave Much Unanswered

The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Trump's initial set of budget proposals does not include any deficit reduction...


Mar 16, 2017, 16:02 ET PASS Statement On Inclusion Of ATC Privatization In President Trump's Budget

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


Mar 16, 2017, 15:04 ET Trump Budget Fails Working People, AFGE Union Leader Says

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement on the budget blueprint released by...


Mar 16, 2017, 14:57 ET CAIR Calls on President Trump to Fire Adviser Sebastian Gorka Over Links to 'Nazi-Allied' Group

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


Mar 16, 2017, 14:28 ET Statement from Chip Lyons on the President's proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) expresses great concern with the suggested cuts to foreign assistance in the President's...


Mar 16, 2017, 14:17 ET Auto Manufacturers Refuse To Take Responsibility For Their Robot Car Failures

The Safe Autonomous Vehicles (SAVe) Campaign today announced that out of more than a dozen automakers it challenged to take responsibility for...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:19 ET Mercy Corps: Slashing Foreign Aid Is Reckless, Dangerous and Irresponsible

As Congress considers President Trump's FY2018 budget request, the global organization Mercy Corps strongly urges lawmakers to reject cuts of...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:46 ET Proposed Budget Cuts Would Remove Vital Funding from Key U.S. Foreign Assistance Programs

On Thursday, March 16 the White House released topline budget recommendations for fiscal year 2018, which proposed to eliminate a number of...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:38 ET Wyden "C-Thru" Bill Helps Pull Back Curtain on Duplicitous PBM "Rebates," Suspect Pricing Schemes, Related Anti-Competitive Behavior

Noting a torrent of bipartisan legislation recently introduced requiring Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) drug middlemen to pull back the curtain on...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:11 ET Alliance Opposes Unprecedented Proposed Cuts to State Department

The Trump administration released its budget calling for an unprecedented cut of 28 percent to the Department of State, and significant but...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:00 ET Cocoa Industry Announces Cooperative Initiative to End Deforestation

Twelve of the world's leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:00 ET American Kratom Association Urges Local Authorities To Stop Unscientific Attacks On Kratom

Even though the case for banning or scheduling kratom has been debunked, there continue to be a number of unwarranted warnings about the...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:00 ET IACC President Testifies Before Italian Parliamentary Committee on Counterfeiting

Today, during a special hearing before Italy's Parliamentary Committee Inquiry on Counterfeiting, Bob Barchiesi, IACC President, shared how the...


Mar 16, 2017, 10:07 ET Three Solutions To The Problem Of Fake News

Once again, the issue of fake news is front and center and, this time, takes aim at celebrity and TV host Whoopie Goldberg. Recently, the website...


Mar 16, 2017, 09:27 ET Budget Cuts to Science Agencies Short-sighted and Dangerous

This statement is attributable to Christine McEntee, Executive Director and CEO of the American Geophysical Union (AGU): "President Trump's...


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