Federal and State Legislation All the latest releases pertaining to matters of federal and state legislation, including proposed, pending, and passed bills. Find responses to legislation decisions from concern advocacy groups, lobbies, and industry representatives, and stories regarding campaigns and initiatives aimed at encouraging or preventing proposed legislation. Also included are related opinion poll and survey results.

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15:24 ET American Diabetes Association Urges Senators to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill and Continue Working on Bipartisan Health Care Legislation

Standing for more than 114 million Americans living with or at risk for diabetes, the American Diabetes Association urges the United States Senate...


13:32 ET Repeal the Affordable Care Act and Return to Regular Order, Suggests the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Arizona's senior senator John McCain, who campaigned vigorously on a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or ObamaCare), is now a hero...


12:38 ET No Labels Hosts Citizen Teletown Hall Tonight With Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs

With the Cassidy-Graham health care repeal effort on life support, No Labels and the Problem Solvers Caucus are resuscitating the push for...


10:27 ET FDA conducts major global operation to protect consumers from potentially dangerous prescription drugs sold online

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, recently took action against more...


08:00 ET Small-Business expert says key to Affordable Care Act replacement is affordability, coverage for pre-existing conditions and State-regulated tailoring

Unprecedented increases in health-insurance premiums will continue to cripple individuals and Small Business because the Affordable Care Act...


Sep 24, 2017, 21:00 ET CAIR Says Trump's New Muslim Ban Order is Part of 'Ugly White Supremacist Agenda'

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


Sep 21, 2017, 16:04 ET Emergency Nurses Association Opposes Senate Legislation to Repeal ACA Without Significant Improvements

Without significant changes to address access to care for emergency department patients, the Emergency Nurses Association is opposed to the passage...


Sep 21, 2017, 15:47 ET National Photonics Initiative, Edmund Optics Host US Congresswoman Martha McSally

The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, and...


Sep 21, 2017, 12:29 ET Americans Against Double Taxation Launches Campaign to Protect State and Local Tax Deduction Claimed by 43 Million Taxpayers

Americans Against Double Taxation, a coalition comprised of state and local government organizations, education and other public service providers,...


Sep 21, 2017, 08:40 ET Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes

Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers as Heroes of the hospitality industry. The association is known for its...


Sep 20, 2017, 16:31 ET State and Local Elected Officials, Realtors, Others Host Conference Call to Launch Americans Against Double Taxation

State and local elected officials, realtors and others will host a media conference call on Thursday, September 21 at 12:00 p.m. EDT to launch...


Sep 20, 2017, 13:15 ET San Francisco and Oakland sue top five oil and gas companies over costs of climate change

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker announced today that they had filed separate lawsuits on...


Sep 20, 2017, 13:01 ET Catholic Conference Responds to National Efforts Challenging Michigan's Adoption Legislation

On the heels of a statewide advertising project undertaken by the Catholic Church in Michigan titled "Freedom to Serve" that promotes religious...


Sep 20, 2017, 12:41 ET First Liberty Asks President Trump to End FEMA Relief Discrimination Against Houses of Worship

Today, First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the White House asking the Trump Administration to end a discriminatory FEMA directive that makes...


Sep 20, 2017, 12:41 ET Sen. Bernie Sanders to Address Major Nurses' Convention in San Francisco September 22

Fresh off the introduction of S. 1804, the Medicare for All Act of 2017, co-sponsored by one-third of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Sen. Bernie...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:23 ET Growth of Renewable Energy Continues amidst Political Climate

As the UN begins to focus its attention on Climate Week, S&P Global Market Intelligence found that despite the current US Administration's...


Sep 19, 2017, 15:29 ET NJHA: Graham-Cassidy Bill Would Hurt New Jersey

New Jersey would face a loss of $3.9 billion in federal healthcare funds in 2026 under the Graham-Cassidy proposal to replace the Affordable Care...


Sep 19, 2017, 15:08 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts Releases Statement On Proposed Graham-Cassidy Health Care Legislation

In response to legislation proposed by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Andrew Dreyfus, President & CEO of Blue...


Sep 19, 2017, 10:15 ET NetChoice to Congress: Section 230 Does Not Prevent Backpage.com Prosecution

Altering free-speech provisions to address sex-trafficking on digital platforms such as Backpage may be well-intentioned, but will undermine...


Sep 19, 2017, 10:04 ET Bloomberg Government Delivers Enhanced Legislative Tracking Solution

Bloomberg Government today announced the enhancement of its comprehensive and intuitive legislative tracking tool. Bloomberg Government clients...


Sep 19, 2017, 08:00 ET Michigan Senate Adopts Michigan Masons Week September 23-29, 2017

Michigan Masonic Lodges across the state will begin performing various community outreach activities in their area during the week of September 23....


Sep 18, 2017, 15:00 ET Over 100 Community And National Groups Protest FERC's Promotion Of Trump's Dirty Energy Agenda

Activists, homeowners, and farmers from communities nationwide threatened by pipelines and natural gas infrastructure will protest the Federal...


Sep 18, 2017, 13:21 ET Consumer Watchdog Kicks Off Campaign To Fire LADWP Ratepayer Advocate Fred Pickel; Launches "Can The Pickel" Video And Ratepayer Action Against Runaway Rates at Los Angeles City Hall Rally Today

Consumer Watchdog, Food & Water Watch, DWP ratepayers and other advocacy groups rally today in front of City Hall to urge the Los Angeles City...


Sep 16, 2017, 13:17 ET California Legislature Approves Landmark Regulatory and Consumer Protection Framework for PACE Financing

The most successful energy-efficiency financing program in history just got markedly better as the California Legislature approved a comprehensive...


Sep 15, 2017, 12:05 ET RB Supports California Ingredient Disclosure Bill

RB is proud to support the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB-258), which passed in both the Assembly and the Senate, and...