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Aug 23, 2016, 20:27 ET Médicos y Proveedores Acusados o Declarados Culpables Presentaron Derechos de Retención de Compensación de Trabajadores por $600 Millones

El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales (DIR) y su División de Compensación de Trabajadores (DWC) anunciaron hoy que derechos de...


Aug 23, 2016, 16:12 ET Concord Coalition: Updated Budget Projections Show Why Political Candidates Should Offer Credible Fiscal Reforms

 Projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide further evidence that candidates for federal office should address...


Aug 23, 2016, 13:54 ET Schedule of Upcoming Luncheons at the National Press Club

Following is a schedule of upcoming luncheons at the National Press Club. Luncheon tickets are open to the public except where noted as "members...


Aug 23, 2016, 09:47 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Will Examine the Confinement Conditions of Incarcerated Women Who Are Under the Care of the Bureau of Prisons

Congress has tasked the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights with annually examining the enforcement of civil rights by a federal agency. For fiscal...


Aug 23, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 23: Altered States

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: ALTERED STATES Profile America — Tuesday, August 23rd. The...


Aug 22, 2016, 17:26 ET Family Research Council Statement on Judge's Rebuke of Obama's Overreach on Bathrooms

Yesterday, Judge Reed O'Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction blocking the Obama...


Aug 22, 2016, 15:44 ET Workplace Flexibility For Family Caregivers New State Law

Governor Rauner has signed into law a bill permitting employees to use up to six months of earned sick leave benefits for caregiving...


Aug 22, 2016, 14:20 ET Stock Albuterol in Schools is Critical for Asthma Emergencies

Since enactment of the Asthmatic Schoolchildren's Treatment and Health Management Act of 2004, students with asthma have had the right to...


Aug 22, 2016, 12:51 ET Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Announces Approval of 2016-17 Capital Budget Totaling More Than $276 Million Covering 33 Projects

 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced his approval the 2016-17 Capital Budget that will provide $276 million in funds for 33 projects...


Aug 19, 2016, 17:53 ET $600 Million in Workers' Compensation Liens Filed by Convicted or Indicted Physicians, Providers

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) today announced that $600 million in liens filed...


Aug 19, 2016, 15:54 ET City-County Opioid Task Force Continues Work

Continuing its work to battle the devastating toll of opioid abuse across the country, the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid...


Aug 19, 2016, 14:52 ET Dialysis Patient Citizens Statement on CMS' Request for Information

If anyone doesn't know why the public is fed-up with our government, all they need to do is look at yesterday's RFI on third party payment, which...


Aug 19, 2016, 12:37 ET AFGE Applauds Ruling Affirming Bathroom Rights for Transgender Workers

The largest union of federal government employees is applauding the federal government's announcement that transgender federal workers must be able...


Aug 18, 2016, 15:25 ET Federal Correctional Officers Praise DOJ Decision to End Use of Private Prisons

 American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. and AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young...


Aug 18, 2016, 11:18 ET Everything You Need to Know About Federal Tax Incentives for Solar Energy

Often referred to as the "premier tax manual for the solar industry," those interested in solar tax and finance issues now have an entirely new...


Aug 18, 2016, 10:55 ET Today's Photo ID Laws Are Yesterday's Beans in a Jar [VIDEO]

 The following is a post by Augusta Y. Thomas, the National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices at the American Federation of...


Aug 18, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 18: Women's Right to Vote

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE Profile America — Thursday, August...


Aug 17, 2016, 16:26 ET "Don't Wait. Vaccinate." Campaign Reminds Pennsylvania Parents to Update Children's Vaccines before School Starts

Today the Department of Health, in partnership with the departments of Education and Insurance, continued the "Don't Wait. Vaccinate." campaign by...


Aug 17, 2016, 10:00 ET Harvard's Institute of Politics Announces Fall Fellows

 Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, today announced the selection of the 2016 IOP Fall...


Aug 17, 2016, 08:37 ET California Drunk Driving Fatalities on Rise after Decline

After reaching an all-time low in 2011 – with 774 fatalities involving individuals with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or greater – the...


Aug 17, 2016, 00:01 ET Congress Fails Airline Passengers, New Study Finds

FlyersRights.org, the largest US based airline passenger group, has released a comprehensive Airline Passenger Report Card for all 535 members of...


Aug 16, 2016, 16:02 ET Planting Seeds of Change, Prominent Leaders Meet in Los Angeles to Identify Ways to Increase Access to Opportunity for Latino Americans

With race relations, discrimination and the economic wellbeing of diverse populations driving the national discussion heading toward the November...


Aug 16, 2016, 13:14 ET ATA Hopes Final Truck Efficiency Rule Will Achieve Emissions Goals

 Today, leaders at the American Trucking Associations said they were cautiously optimistic that the second round of the Obama administration's...


Aug 16, 2016, 11:56 ET PharMerica Joins DC-Based Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Citing Need for Effective, Focused Advocacy on Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Issues

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the only national organization dedicated exclusively to the highly-specific legislative and regulatory...


Aug 16, 2016, 10:51 ET Farm and Food Coalition Seeks Candidate Support for Plan to Grow Minnesota's Food Economy

 Minnesota's food, farming and ag-related interests are working together again this year in an even more aggressive effort to elevate voter and...