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Dec 03, 2016, 16:27 ET National Fire Sprinkler Association Emphasizes the need for the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act Following Tragic Oakland, CA Fire

Oakland, California experienced a tragic fire that has resulted in multiple fatalities. Early reports indicate that a music party was taking place...


Dec 02, 2016, 08:00 ET National Photonics Initiative Applauds House Leaders for Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

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


Dec 01, 2016, 20:45 ET Nuclear Bailout Means Skyrocketing Monthly Bills For Illinois Consumers

"Today, on the last day of Veto Session, the General Assembly sent terrible news to millions of Illinois consumers as it passed Senate Bill 2814,...


Dec 01, 2016, 20:35 ET The Alliance for Solar Choice: Illinois Energy Bill Passes Without Anti-Solar, Anti-Consumer Provisions

Illinois legislators voted today to pass energy legislation (S.B. 2814) without anti-consumer, anti-solar proposals like mandatory demand charges...


Dec 01, 2016, 17:01 ET AJC Applauds Congressional Extension of Iran Sanctions Act

AJC applauds Congress for overwhelmingly passing a ten-year extension of the 1996 Iran Sanctions Act (ISA). The bill, H.R.6297, was adopted...


Dec 01, 2016, 10:17 ET NAPHS Statement on House Passage of Mental Health Reform and Addiction Funding as Part of the 21st Century Cures Act

The following is a statement from: Mark Covall, President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). Last night the U.S....


Dec 01, 2016, 08:38 ET OSS Congressional Gold Medal Act Passed By Congress

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Congressional Gold Medal Act (S. 2234) was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday. The OSS was the...


Dec 01, 2016, 08:00 ET NMEDA Applauds Passage of Veterans Mobility Safety Act

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) announced the passage of federal legislation to improve the administration of the U.S....


Nov 30, 2016, 20:00 ET NAMI Applauds Passage of Landmark Mental Health Reforms

Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds a significant victory for the mental health community with the passage by the U.S....


Nov 30, 2016, 16:50 ET Texas Bill Would Reform the State's Property Tax

On November 29, Texas Senators Paul Bettencourt, Brandon Creighton, Kelly Hancock, and Van Taylor filed Senate Bill 2 ("SB 2"), "Property Tax...


Nov 30, 2016, 16:12 ET Passage of Veterans Mobility Safety Act a Big Win for Paralyzed Veterans

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) applauds the passage of H.R. 3471, the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, which has been a top...


Nov 30, 2016, 13:08 ET American Legion supports flag-desecration penalty, as decided by Congress, after amendment

The American Legion supports President-elect Donald Trump's position that there should be some penalty for U.S. flag desecration, which would be...


Nov 30, 2016, 12:03 ET NEW NATIONAL EDUCATION POLL: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Closing Schools Based on High-Stakes, Standardized Testing

A new national survey of likely general election voters finds overwhelming opposition to closing local schools based primarily on the results of...


Nov 30, 2016, 10:30 ET American Urological Association Testifies To Congress On U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reform

Dr. John H. Lynch, prominent urologist and prostate cancer survivor, testified before Congress today on behalf of the American Urological...


Nov 30, 2016, 09:05 ET Pinellas County and St. Petersburg Partner with the Tampa Bay Innovation Center to Create a New Downtown Business Incubator

Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC), an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will partner with Pinellas County and the...


Nov 29, 2016, 14:40 ET AAPS Physicians Urge a "No" Vote for the Misnamed "CURES Act" in the Lame-Duck Session of Congress

"Drain the swamp" is what the voters want, but a lame-duck session of Congress is scheming to sneak through one of the most lobbied bills in...


Nov 29, 2016, 13:15 ET FAIR Issues Blueprint for True Immigration Reform in the New Administration

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) today issued its Priorities for the 2017 Presidential Transition, a blueprint for true...


Nov 29, 2016, 12:36 ET The American Legion supports Trump on flag issue, calls for constitutional protection

American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt praises President-elect Donald Trump for his support of the American flag. In a tweet, Mr....


Nov 28, 2016, 13:20 ET Proposed CURES Legislation Provides Relief for Rural HME Providers and Delays Cuts for CRT Accessories

The latest version of the 21st Century CURES bill to be considered this week on Capitol Hill includes language that would retroactively roll back...


Nov 28, 2016, 12:46 ET The Clock is Ticking on Tax Credits for Renewable Energy

Tax credits for renewable technologies such as geothermal heat pumps, small wind projects and combined heat/power generation are scheduled to...


Nov 28, 2016, 11:18 ET Report By Brattle Economists Examines Implications Of Carbon Allowance Allocation Approaches Under Clean Power Plan

A report released today by consultants at global economic consulting firm The Brattle Group examines the economic and policy implications of...


Nov 28, 2016, 10:00 ET Job Providers Fight Cities' Attempts To Make Them Tax Collectors

Job providers from across the state today joined together to speak out against legislation that would mandate suburban employers become the tax...


Nov 27, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 27: Traffic Signal

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: TRAFFIC SIGNAL Profile America — Sunday, November 27th. The first...


Nov 25, 2016, 13:06 ET U.S. Lumber Industry Petitions for Relief From Canadian Subsidies, Dumping

The Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION) today petitioned the U.S. Department of...


Nov 22, 2016, 20:46 ET ATA Pleased to See Obama Administration Overtime Rules Blocked

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear reacted to a ruling by Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the...