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14:58 ET BJS Releases Interviewing Conditions In The National Crime Victimization Survey, 1993-2013

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Interviewing Conditions in the National Crime Victimization Survey,...


14:24 ET Sen. Bob Graham to Discuss Recently Released Classified Documents Detailing Saudi Involvement in 9/11 Plot and What Still Needs to be Revealed at National Press Club Newsmaker Aug. 31

Last month, the Administration and Congress released a redacted version of the missing 28 pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into the 9/11...


12:14 ET Independent Maps Coalition to Announce Next Steps in Campaign for Redistricting Reform

 At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, leaders of Independent Maps, the non-partisan statewide coalition advocating redistricting reform, will...


09:55 ET Sen. Joe Manchin, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and Rep. David B. McKinley to Discuss Congressional Efforts to Save Pensions and Retiree Healthcare for Thousands of Retired Coal Miners at Sept. 7 National Press Club Newsmaker

Congress returns to Washington after Labor Day and among other issues, it will turn its attention to bills in both chambers designed to stabilize...


09:40 ET Pharmacy Benefit Managers Improperly Reinterpret Medicare Rules For Financial Gain

A new White Paper from the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) looks at recent moves by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to increase corporate...


Aug 29, 2016, 16:02 ET 'The Problem Isn't Gun Rights, It's Chicago,' Says CCRKBA

The weekend arrest of two brothers now charged in the slaying of Nykea Aldridge is further evidence that gun rights aren't the problem in Chicago,...


Aug 29, 2016, 14:14 ET "We Already Have a Deportation Force," Says FAIR

The following statement was made by FAIR President Dan Stein in response to ongoing speculation about the need for the next president to create a...


Aug 29, 2016, 11:57 ET Archivist of the United States Appoints Deloitte's Chris Knox to FOIA Advisory Committee

Deloitte announced today that Chris Knox, managing director, Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics LLP, and a leader in Deloitte...


Aug 29, 2016, 10:00 ET Missouri Public Agencies Now Have Option for a Faster, Less Expensive, Quality Construction Process Thanks to New Design-Build Legislation

 For two decades, countless lawmakers, municipal and county officials, and engineering and construction professionals have worked behind...


Aug 29, 2016, 09:38 ET Affordable Care Act Has Improved Access to Health Care, but Disparities Persist, Says New Study Review by University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has substantially decreased the number of uninsured Americans and improved access to health care, though insurance...


Aug 29, 2016, 09:29 ET ERs After Obamacare: More Patients, Fewer On-Call Specialists

The average monthly emergency department visit increased by 5.7 percent in Illinois after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...


Aug 29, 2016, 09:07 ET National Federation of the Blind of Texas Commends Congressman Thornberry for Support of Veterans with Disabilities

 The National Federation of the Blind of Texas commented today on the inclusion of language that would allow more veterans with disabilities to...


Aug 29, 2016, 08:40 ET EB-5 Securities Roundtable Analyzes Proposed Integrity Legislation

A group of securities attorneys who regularly represent recipients of EB-5 investment capital have released consensus comments on the integrity...


Aug 29, 2016, 00:01 ET Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Releases Three Investment Opportunities That Will Reduce Suicide Rate 20 Percent

 As we head into National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11), the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, the...


Aug 26, 2016, 20:25 ET La División de Compensación de Trabajadores Ofrece Informe del Estado del Formulario de Medicamentos y Actualizaciones de las Pautas de Tratamiento Médico

 La División de Compensación de Trabajadores del Departamento de Relaciones Industriales (DWC/DIR por sus siglas en inglés) se...


Aug 26, 2016, 19:14 ET AVMA and AAEP Oppose Industry Efforts to stall Proposed Rule to Enforce Horse Protection Act

 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hand delivered a joint letter...


Aug 26, 2016, 13:28 ET ATA Pleased to See DOT Advancing a Proposal to Reduce Truck Speeds

 Today, the American Trucking Associations hailed a proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor...


Aug 26, 2016, 09:15 ET Competitive Bidding Program-Derived Rates for Home Medical Equipment Trigger Even Deeper Cuts for Suppliers Serving Our Nation's Military

Home medical equipment providers who serve our nation's military personnel are being hit with shocking new Medicare reimbursement cuts thanks to...


Aug 25, 2016, 17:47 ET Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today applauded the Obama Administration for issuing final regulations and guidance...


Aug 25, 2016, 17:41 ET AARP aplaude el visto bueno a los planes de ahorros para la jubilación basados en el lugar de empleo; insta a Nueva York a actuar

AARP hoy aplaudió la finalización de la reglamentación del Departamento de Trabajo federal (DOL) que autoriza a los estados a...


Aug 25, 2016, 16:55 ET Forced Participation in Gender-Reassignment Treatment Challenged in New Lawsuit, Reports the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the states of Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Wisconsin are standing up for the right of physicians to decline...


Aug 25, 2016, 16:07 ET AARP Praises OK for State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans; Urges NY to Act

 AARP today praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of...


Aug 25, 2016, 16:00 ET Enterprise Rideshare Partnering with City & County of Honolulu to Ease Traffic Congestion

Enterprise Rideshare, which launched in Hawaii last year, is partnering with the City and County of Honolulu to help reduce local traffic...


Aug 25, 2016, 15:43 ET AARP Praises OK for State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans; Urges NY to Act

 AARP today praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of...


Aug 25, 2016, 14:03 ET AARP Praises Finalization of Rule on State-Based Private Sector Retirement Plans

 AARP praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of automatic...