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Dec 06, 2016, 13:26 ET St. Baldrick's Foundation Announces the Childhood Cancer STAR Act was Approved by the House and Now Moves to the Senate

The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is excited to announce that the Childhood Cancer...


Dec 06, 2016, 13:06 ET BBVA Compass pushes bill to bring account-opening into digital age

BBVA Compass' idea to improve access to banking has been introduced in the House of Representatives in the form of HR 6287, also known as...


Dec 06, 2016, 10:00 ET Year in Review: Secretary Murphy Highlights State Efforts in Keeping Pennsylvanians Healthy in 2016

As 2016 concludes, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today reflected on the accomplishments of the Department of Health (DOH) in the past...


Dec 06, 2016, 08:08 ET No Labels' 1787 Event a Turning Point for New Center

No Labels on Monday hosted its much-anticipated 1787 bipartisan leaders meeting focused on constructing the peace after a historically divisive...


Dec 05, 2016, 13:56 ET Majority of Illinois Residents Oppose Nuclear Bailout

Citizens Against Corporate Bailouts (CACB) today released results of a new online poll showing that voting age Illinois residents strongly oppose...


Dec 05, 2016, 11:30 ET Technology Leader Pike Powers Named 2017 Texan of the Year

Nationally known Texas economic development and technology leader Pike Powers has been named 2017 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative...


Dec 05, 2016, 10:57 ET LUGPA and Integra Connect Announce 2017 Urology-Centric APMs Initiative

LUGPA, a trade association that advocates for independent urology group practices, today announced its collaboration with Integra Connect to...


Dec 05, 2016, 08:45 ET ASA Testifies at IRS Hearing Regarding Proposed Section 2704 Regulations

William H. Frazier, ASA testified today on behalf of the American Society of Appraisers at a hearing hosted by the Internal Revenue Service...


Dec 05, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 5: Prohibition Ends

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: PROHIBITION ENDS Profile America — Monday, December 5th. After...


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...