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Jul 24, 2017, 17:32 ET NHCSL anuncia ganadores de beca John S. Martínez

El Caucus Nacional de Legisladores Estatales Hispanos (NHCSL, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy los ganadores de la Beca de Liderazgo John S....


Jul 24, 2017, 16:57 ET NHCSL Announces Winners Of John S. Martínez Scholarship

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announced today the winners of the John S. Martínez Leadership Scholarship. A...


Jul 24, 2017, 14:30 ET ATA Hosts LEAD ATA Class in Washington for Capitol Hill Meetings

Today, American Trucking Associations welcomed the 2016-17 class of LEAD ATA to the nation's capital for a round of key congressional meetings....


Jul 24, 2017, 13:12 ET 12 National Patient Advocacy Organizations Urge Senate to Vote "No" on Advancing ACA Repeal and to Safeguard the Health and Lives of Millions of Americans with a Bipartisan Approach to Reform

12 nonpartisan, patient and provider groups representing millions of Americans issued the following statement today ahead of the Senate procedural...


Jul 22, 2017, 11:57 ET Paralyzed Veterans of America Urges Open-Minded Debate on Future Funding For Veterans Healthcare

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today weighed in on options being considered to fund the veteran "choice" program, as the House...


Jul 21, 2017, 17:54 ET New Jersey Raises Tobacco Age to 21 - It Will Protect Kids, Save Lives

With Gov. Chris Christie signing the bill into law today, New Jersey has joined the growing list of states and communities prohibiting the sale of...


Jul 21, 2017, 17:32 ET AARP Keeps Heat on Legislators to Oppose Health Care Bill Repeal

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 Senators voicing AARP's strong opposition to the repeal and delay amendment to...


Jul 21, 2017, 13:37 ET House Bill to Protect, Strengthen U.S. Electric Grid is Important First Step

Legislation passed this week by the U.S House of Representatives marks an important step in strengthening the U.S. electric grid, according to...


Jul 21, 2017, 10:26 ET FAIR Responds to the Newly Reintroduced Dream Act

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in response to the introduction...


Jul 20, 2017, 16:26 ET Realtors®, House Financial Services Committee Reach Agreement to Move Key Flood Insurance Legislation Forward

The National Association of Realtors® today said that significant improvements to the "21st Century Flood Reform Act," key legislation aimed at...


Jul 20, 2017, 15:16 ET Allegheny Citizens Unite to Make History

Election Integrity - DontTreadOnMyVote.com is an Allegheny County, non-partisan organization spearheading legislation for the formation of a county...


Jul 20, 2017, 10:42 ET ESOP Association Salutes Senators Cardin (D-MD) and Roberts (R-KS) For Introducing Pro-ESOP Bill

Again bi-partisan support for more employees' owning our free enterprise economy is evidenced by introduction of S. 1588 by a Republican and a...


Jul 20, 2017, 09:00 ET Consumer Watchdog Calls for Immediate Congressional Hearings on Bipartisan Bill to Change Internet Law So Child Sex Trafficking Websites like Backpage.com Can Be Held Accountable

Consumer Watchdog today called on the House Commerce Committee and Judiciary Committee to hold immediate hearings on a bill amending a key Internet...


Jul 19, 2017, 17:04 ET CALinnovates Calls on Congress to Step Up and Establish Clear Guidelines for an Open Internet

In comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) tech advocacy coalition CALinnovates called on Congress to stop regulatory...


Jul 19, 2017, 17:01 ET NEW VIDEO: How Trump's Budget Hurts America's Civil Servants, Veterans, Law Enforcement Officers

A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees highlights the massive wage and benefit cuts that current, future, and retired...


Jul 19, 2017, 11:13 ET U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: July 26

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people...


Jul 19, 2017, 08:44 ET NY State Assembly Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Bronson Visit Carpenters Training Facility in Rochester, NY

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie and Assemblymember Harry Bronson visited the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' (NRCC)...


Jul 19, 2017, 08:30 ET Conduent Patents Facial Expression Recognition Technology for Multiple Industries

Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) has been awarded a U.S. patent for technology that automatically recognizes facial expressions using images from...


Jul 18, 2017, 16:06 ET Hoffa: Teamsters Disappointed By Lack Of Specifics In New NAFTA Objectives

The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the White House's release of its "Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA...


Jul 18, 2017, 14:28 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Statement On Senate Leadership's Plan To Repeal The Affordable Care Act

Andrew Dreyfus, President & CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, released the following statement today: "We oppose any effort that...


Jul 18, 2017, 12:38 ET MNA: Family, Colleagues of Nurse Elise Wilson Who Was Attacked at Harrington Hospital to Testify Wednesday, July 19 in Favor of 'Elise's Law' to Prevent Health Care Workplace Violence

The husband and colleagues of Elise Wilson, a registered nurse who was stabbed while working in the emergency department at Harrington Hospital...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:16 ET NATSO, Others Applaud Legislation to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Blenders' Tax Credit

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Advanced Biofuels Association, National Association of...


Jul 18, 2017, 08:40 ET Informative Event on New Law HB 1238 Component That Protects the Well-Being of Tethered/Chained Dogs

The recently signed in to law, HB 1238, introduced by Representative Todd Stephens and incorporating Senator Richard Alloway's Libre's Law, is a...


Jul 17, 2017, 11:49 ET LUNGevity Foundation and 32 Cancer-Related Patient Advocacy and Professional Organizations Jointly Oppose Senate's Revised BCRA

LUNGevity Foundation joined 32 cancer-related patient advocacy and professional organizations in opposition to the Senate's revised Better Care...


Jul 17, 2017, 10:19 ET Ohio Father, Baby with Brain Cancer at Same Time Could Lose Health Insurance

A young Ohio father and his baby boy who battled brain cancer at the same time are among the 22 million Americans at risk of losing health...