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26 Jun, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 26: Setting the Bar

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: SETTING THE BAR Profile America — Monday, June 26th. Whoever bought...


23 Jun, 2017, 18:45 ET Opioid Crisis: Congress and Attorney Generals Need to Take Action, Says the Coalition for 21st Century Controlled Substances Act

The nation's opioid crisis is being fueled by crime. Richard Nixon was the last U.S. President to sign any legislation on prescription drug...


23 Jun, 2017, 15:47 ET American Diabetes Association Urges Senators to Vote Against Proposed Health Care Legislation

The American Diabetes Association has grave concerns about the impact the draft Senate health care bill will have on people with diabetes....


23 Jun, 2017, 13:34 ET Statement by Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente, on the Draft Text of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

"Kaiser Permanente believes progress in health care should be judged on access, affordability and outcomes. Changes to our nation's health...


23 Jun, 2017, 12:40 ET United Spinal's VetsFirst Applauds Passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

United Spinal Association's VetsFirst program praises the passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower...


23 Jun, 2017, 12:23 ET Nation's Emergency Physicians: Senate's Alternative to Affordable Care Act Is a Huge Disappointment

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today issued a statement deeply critical of the draft health care legislation...


23 Jun, 2017, 10:30 ET Patient-Centered Care and Optometry's Expanded Role in Health Care Spotlighted by Doctors and Students of Optometry During 2017 AOA On Capitol Hill

More than 5,000 doctors of optometry and students from all 50 states are in Washington, DC, this week to spotlight optometry's expanding role in...


23 Jun, 2017, 09:38 ET Tobacco 21 Bill Voted Through New Jersey Legislature

Today, New Jersey's Assembly overwhelmingly passed #A2320 that raises the legal minimum sales age for all nicotine and tobacco products...


23 Jun, 2017, 09:00 ET DHS Decision to Increase Guest Worker Visas a Betrayal of American Workers and the President's Campaign Pledges, Charges FAIR

The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that it is planning to approve additional H-2B guest worker visas this summer is an "an...


23 Jun, 2017, 08:56 ET Legacy Business School, A New Private Business Career School In Trump Tower

Legacy Business School, located at Trump Tower, has announced to be officially licensed by the New York State Education Department. Legacy Business...


23 Jun, 2017, 07:00 ET Easterseals Statement on the Senate Republican Release of Health Care Reform Legislation

The following is a statement from Katy Neas, Easterseals Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, reacting to the Senate Republican release of...


22 Jun, 2017, 19:32 ET Declaraciones de Stacey D. Stewart, presidenta de March of Dimes, sobre la presentación de la Better Care Reconciliation Act

The March of Dimes publicó hoy las siguientes declaraciones de su presidenta, Stacey D. Stewart, en relación con la presentación de la Better Care...


22 Jun, 2017, 18:33 ET AARP Calls on Senate to Reject Health Bill

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today in response to the Senate bill which imposes an "Age Tax" on...


22 Jun, 2017, 18:15 ET Children's Hospital Colorado CEO Calls On U.S. Senator Cory Gardner To Improve Senate Healthcare Draft For Kids

In response to this morning's draft legislative language of the U.S. Senate's version of the healthcare reform bill, Jena Hausmann, president and...


22 Jun, 2017, 18:06 ET Cal/OSHA recuerda a los empleadores con trabajadores que laboran al aire libre que deben proveer agua potable para evitar enfermedades causadas por el calor

Cal/OSHA recuerda a los empleadores con trabajadores que laboran al aire libre que deben proveer agua potable y exhortar a los trabajadores a...


22 Jun, 2017, 17:34 ET PASS Opposes Privatization of Air Traffic Control System; Rejects House FAA Reauthorization

Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents 11,000 employees...


22 Jun, 2017, 16:28 ET Statement of Stacey D. Stewart, President, March of Dimes on Release of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The March of Dimes released the following statement from President Stacey D. Stewart regarding release of the Better Care Reconciliation...


22 Jun, 2017, 16:24 ET Independent Pilot Labor Lauds AIRR Act

The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), and Allied Pilots Association...


22 Jun, 2017, 16:23 ET Statement by NATCA President Paul Rinaldi supporting the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi issued this statement after House Transportation and...


22 Jun, 2017, 13:36 ET Multistate Employers May See Simplified State Income Tax System

On June 20, the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 1393) was passed by a voice vote in the House of Representatives. The...


22 Jun, 2017, 13:30 ET The Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act is Irredeemable, would eliminate 12 Percent of CDC's Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

The below is a statement from John Auerbach, president and CEO, of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation...


22 Jun, 2017, 12:38 ET Statement of Betsy Ryan, New Jersey Hospital Association President and CEO, on the U.S. Senate's 'Better Care Reconciliation Act'

"The new Senate healthcare bill shows a callous disregard to the well-being of millions of American families. "Amid a deep partisan rift, we have...


22 Jun, 2017, 10:13 ET Gutting Federal Health Law Imperils Ga. Families, Hospitals, State Budget

The metro Atlanta region stands to lose $1.6 billion under proposed Medicaid changes in the American Health Care Act and other Georgia...


21 Jun, 2017, 16:43 ET Realtors® Highlight Flood Insurance Concerns as House Committee Finalizes Key Markup

The House Financial Services Committee today concluded a markup on multiple pieces of legislation to reauthorize and reform the National...


21 Jun, 2017, 11:01 ET Republican Special Election Victories Illustrate Voter Commitment to Job Creation

Today the Job Creators Network (JCN) highlighted how last night's Republican victories in special elections in Georgia's 6th District and...