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26 May, 2017, 12:53 ET Teamsters: Jobs And Competitiveness Act Will Ensure Strong Trade Enforcement

The Teamsters Union applauds today's introduction of "The Jobs and Competitiveness Act" (H.R. 2756) which would provide significant gains in the...


26 May, 2017, 10:49 ET Can Manufacturers Institute Asks Trump Administration to Exclude Tinplate Steel from Tariffs or Other Import Restrictions

Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) executive told the U.S. Commerce Department this week that tinplate steel, the material used to make food cans,...


26 May, 2017, 10:11 ET SOCMA Shares Key Issues Impacting Batch Manufacturing with New EPA Administrator Director Scott Pruitt

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and members of its Board of Governors met with newly appointed Environmental...


26 May, 2017, 10:09 ET The American Legion slams White House VA Budget

National Commander Charles E. Schmidt of The American Legion expressed extreme disappointment in the Trump administration's fiscal year 2018 budget...


26 May, 2017, 07:38 ET End of Session signals missed opportunity to help smokers and protect kids

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 leading Minnesota health organizations, expressed disappointment that both the House and...


25 May, 2017, 21:12 ET Estados Unidos necesita un acuerdo bipartidista sobre el seguro de salud

"El informe de la Oficina de Presupuesto del Congreso (CBO) de que 23 millones perderán su seguro según el proyecto de ley para la reforma de la...


25 May, 2017, 21:02 ET La engañosa ley de reforma tributaria y modernización de bebidas artesanales de 2017 es un regalo de $321 millones del gobierno federal a las grandes compañías de la industria del alcohol

Los ingresos federales que se perderán son oportunidades perdidas para reducir el daño relacionado con el alcohol Alcohol Justice publicó...


25 May, 2017, 17:52 ET Miembros del Congreso se unen para apoyar la "Gourmet Gala" de March of Dimes

Los senadores y representantes de Estados Unidos se unieron para una noche de competencia amistosa por una gran causa en la 35ª Gourmet Gala Anual...


25 May, 2017, 16:45 ET Deceptive Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 is a $321 Million Federal Gift to Big Alcohol

Alcohol Justice released a new report today that shows that the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform act of 2017 (CBMTRA) - S.236 / H.R. 747...


25 May, 2017, 15:49 ET Top Watchdog Urges Illinois House To Fix AT&T Legislation

A day after AT&T-backed legislation passed the state Senate, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) urged the Illinois House to fix the...


25 May, 2017, 14:56 ET Florida Realtors® Commends Gov. Scott for Signing HB 7109

Maria Wells, 2017 president of Florida Realtors® and broker-owner with Lifestyle Realty Group in Stuart, issued the following statement regarding...


25 May, 2017, 14:46 ET America Needs Bipartisan Agreement on Health Insurance

"The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) report that 23 million would lose insurance under the House healthcare reform bill is news that no one...


25 May, 2017, 14:17 ET Families Who Support Charter Schools Are Penalized Under Current Funding Formula

Charter schools are public schools of choice that only exist if parents choose them. They are very popular and have been a vital part of Florida's...


25 May, 2017, 14:12 ET NC Farm Bureau's Larry Wooten Urges Federal Government To Put Politics Aside And Stabilize The Insurance Marketplace

Earlier today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announced that it will require a 23 percent premium increase in 2018. The announcement...


25 May, 2017, 13:31 ET Kidney Community Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Improve and Expand Access to Kidney Care

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) praised the introduction of bipartisan legislation that elevates care, expands access, and promotes research to benefit...


25 May, 2017, 12:38 ET Members of Congress Unite to Support March of Dimes Gourmet Gala

United States Senators and Representatives united for an evening of friendly competition for a great cause at the 35th Annual March of Dimes...


25 May, 2017, 12:30 ET Israeli-Americans in Nevada Champion Anti-Discrimination Bill to Final Passage

Organized by the Israeli-American Coalition for Action (IAC for Action), the Israeli-American community in Nevada successfully led a grassroots...


25 May, 2017, 11:17 ET Los legisladores escuchan a los consumidores hispanos en el Día de Movilización sobre la Seguridad de los Cosméticos

"Los consumidores merecen saber que su rutina cotidiana de aplicar maquillaje, usar lociones para después de afeitar o lavar el cabello de sus...


25 May, 2017, 09:44 ET PA Treasurer Torsella Praises Announcement That Implementation Of Fiduciary Standard Rule Will Begin Next Month

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today praised the announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that the Fiduciary Standard Rule will take...


25 May, 2017, 09:29 ET Lawmakers Hear from Hispanic Consumers In Day of Action on Cosmetics Safety

"Consumers deserve to know that their daily routine of applying makeup, using aftershave, or washing their children's hair will not put their...


25 May, 2017, 09:10 ET United Spinal to Host New York Disability Advocate Jose Hernandez for "Roll on Capitol Hill" in D.C.

United Spinal Association will host Jose Hernandez from the Bronx, New York, at its 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, June 11-14 in Washington,...


24 May, 2017, 20:25 ET AARP Reacts to Latest Projection of Unaffordable Premiums for Older Adults

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released a statement today following the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) release of new...


24 May, 2017, 17:51 ET Leading Veterans Groups Respond to VA Budget for Fiscal Years 2018-19

Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)—authors of The Independent...


24 May, 2017, 16:40 ET State Ethics Commissioners Asked to Compel Witness Interviews In Complaints Against McFadden and Maviglio For Owning Fracking Shares and Stopping Fracking Ban In CA, reports Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog today called on the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to reject staff recommendations for minor fines against the...


24 May, 2017, 16:26 ET Tax bill: Tobacco industry wins, kids lose

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 leading Minnesota health organizations, expressed disappointment that legislators passed...