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May 18, 2016, 20:40 ET IDFA, NMPF: Dairy Industry Applauds School Milk Support

 Dairy leaders applaud the House Education and the Workforce Committee for including key dairy provisions in the Improving Child Nutrition and...


May 18, 2016, 19:11 ET Feeding America Strongly Opposes Child Nutrition Integrity And Access Act Of 2016

 Feeding America today issued the following statement attributable to CEO Diana Aviv Statementattributable to Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding...


May 18, 2016, 15:38 ET SOCMA Welcomes TSCA Reform Compromise

 Another milestone has been reached in reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as the House of Representatives and Senate agreed...


May 18, 2016, 15:23 ET Families Affected by Opioid and Heroin Addiction Converge in Washington, DC to Support Swift Action on the Opioid Epidemic

What: More than 129 families who have lost loved ones due to a drug overdose will be in Washington, DC to speak out in support of...


May 18, 2016, 13:18 ET Petition Asks FDA to Remove All Unapproved Fluoride Supplements from Market

 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a "Warning Letter" that orders a manufacturer of fluoride drops and tablets to...


May 18, 2016, 10:30 ET Nestlé Supports Legislation to Standardize Date Labels to Reduce Food Waste

 Nestlé joined lawmakers, food company representatives, food bank officials, environmental advocates and academics today in support of a...


May 18, 2016, 10:21 ET EEOC Issues Final Rules That Support Promotion of Workplace Wellness Programs

Viverae®, a leader in workplace wellness, is pleased that the final rulings issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...


May 18, 2016, 10:00 ET Rural Business and Economic Development Groups Support of AB 2395 to Modernize California Telecommunications Policy

 Four of California's leading rural business and economic development groups, announced today their support for Assemblymember Evan Low's...


May 18, 2016, 09:22 ET Retailers React to DOL Overtime Rule

 The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement from Jennifer Safavian, executive vice president for government...


May 18, 2016, 09:00 ET Consumer Watchdog Calls On Top US Transportation Chiefs Not To Work For Self-Driving Car Industry; Four Former NHTSA Officials Now Lobby For Robot Carmakers

 Consumer Watchdog today called on Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind to "slam the revolving door"...


May 18, 2016, 04:00 ET House Committee Approves Bill to Expand Department of Defense Research into Brain Cancer

The House Committee on Appropriations today approved legislation that provides for the inclusion of "brain cancer" among the disorders eligible for...


May 17, 2016, 21:26 ET Outten & Golden LLP: Federal Overtime Update Will Help Millions of Workers

 The federal government's revision of overtime regulations will benefit millions of workers and make overtime protections easier to enforce,...


May 17, 2016, 17:03 ET Rolling Thunder®, Inc.'s 29th Annual Memorial Day Demonstration Still Asking Accountability for those Prisoners of War/Missing in Action

 This year is the organization's 29th anniversary demonstration in support of POW/MIA and Veterans' Issues. Speakers for this year include John...


May 17, 2016, 16:50 ET Highmark Files Suit Against Federal Government Alleging Breaches Of Risk Corridor Obligations Under Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act ("ACA")

 Highmark Inc. and certain of its health insurance subsidiaries and affiliates ("Highmark") today filed litigation in the U.S. Court of Federal...


May 17, 2016, 13:59 ET United We Stand Once More: 9/11 Plaintiffs Applaud United States Senate's Unanimous Passage of Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

The following is a statement on behalf of the family members of 9/11 Victims identified below: The survivors and loved ones of the Americans who...


May 17, 2016, 13:54 ET La crisis jubilatoria en Nueva York es todavía peor para las mujeres, según la encuesta de AARP entre los boomers y la generación X

 Menos de la mitad de la generación X y los baby boomers de Nueva York se sienten preparados para la jubilación, pero es todavía...


May 17, 2016, 13:22 ET Rep. Sam Graves Introduces Statement into Congressional Record Recognizing NACD Responsible Distribution®

Recently, Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) submitted into the U.S. Congressional Record a statement affirming the value of NACD Responsible...


May 17, 2016, 13:19 ET U.S. Reps. Ellison and Carson, Congress' Only Muslim Members, at National Press Club Newsmaker May 24 Will Discuss Islamophobia and Hateful Rhetoric Directed At Muslims

U.S. Representatives Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and André Carson (D-Ind.) will discuss the rhetoric attacking Muslims and the Islamophobia in...


May 17, 2016, 12:35 ET A Decade In The Making: Zero Advocates Land A $90 Million Victory In The Fight To End Prostate Cancer

 Congress is paving the way for a historic leap forward in prostate cancer research as appropriators recommend a $10 million increase in...


May 17, 2016, 12:20 ET New Television Ad Warns About Dangerous Precedent That Would Be Set by Puerto Rico Debt Legislation

Today, the Center for Individual Freedom released a new television ad warning about the dangerous precedent Congress would be setting by passing...


May 17, 2016, 11:23 ET Underserved Communities in Phoenix Participate in FHLBank San Francisco's $40 Million Initiative to Address the Wealth Gap and Create New Wealth Opportunities

Seeking to determine best practices for creating quality jobs and small business expansion in underserved communities, the Federal Home Loan Bank...


May 17, 2016, 11:13 ET NY's Retirement Crisis: Even Worse for Women, AARP GenX-Boomer Survey Finds

 Over half of New York's Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers feel unprepared for retirement – but it's even worse for women. AARP's analysis of a...


May 17, 2016, 11:01 ET Chemical Distributors Descend on Capitol Hill to Urge Regulatory Certainty for U.S. Businesses

 Members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) are heading to Capitol Hill today to encourage Congress to reform the...


May 17, 2016, 09:00 ET SpeedWeed Responds To LA City Attorney's Injunction

Friday, the LA City Attorney's office issued a statement that "SpeedWeed has ceased operations" because we are allegedly in violation of zoning...


May 16, 2016, 22:20 ET Governor Brown Proposes No Funding Increases for Quality Early Childhood Education Programs and Services

 Despite strong public support for increased investments in early education and care programs, Governor Jerry Brown's May Revision to the FY...