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Dec 15, 2017, 19:58 ET National League of Cities Responds to Tax Bill Conference Report

This evening, the conference committee appointed to reconcile the different versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) released their...


Dec 15, 2017, 19:35 ET Final GOP tax reform bill punishes homeowners and weakens homeownership, C.A.R. says

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) issued the following statement in response to the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform bill...


Dec 15, 2017, 16:38 ET FAIR: CBO Confirms DREAM Act A Costly Budget Buster

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to a cost...


Dec 15, 2017, 16:34 ET Southern California Teamsters Endorse De León For U.S. Senate

Southern California Teamsters Joint Council 42, the Teamsters Union's largest regional body with 250,000 workers and retirees, has unanimously...


Dec 15, 2017, 16:08 ET Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba's statement on US government's assessment of Iranian arms exports

The evidence recently presented by Ambassador Nikki Haley shines a bright light on the Iranian regime's blatant disregard for international...


Dec 15, 2017, 16:01 ET Univ. of Minnesota Teamsters Protest at Iceland Ambassador's Residence

University of Minnesota employees represented by the Teamsters Union protested at the residence of Geir Haarde, Iceland's ambassador to the U.S.,...


Dec 15, 2017, 15:52 ET Teamsters Chastise NLRB For Overturning Earlier Joint Employer Ruling

The Teamsters Union today denounced a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision handed down last night in Hybrand Industrial Contractors Ltd....


Dec 15, 2017, 14:11 ET Registered Nurses At Putnam Hospital Center In Carmel Vote To Become Members Of The New York State Nurses Association

The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced today that the registered nurses at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel have voted by an...


Dec 15, 2017, 14:05 ET Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN Report and US Stance on Iran's Hostile Interferences and Support for Houthi Terrorist Militias

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the United Nations' report, which stressed that Iran's hostile interferences- as well as, its support to...


Dec 15, 2017, 13:28 ET Mortgage Banking Experts Call on Georgia Delegation to Address Housing Finance Reform

As tax reform negotiations come to an end and a bill is finalized, Congress must shift toward reforming the nation's unsustainable housing finance...


Dec 15, 2017, 12:37 ET National Press Club, Journalism Institute to Board of Immigration Appeals: Free Emilio

The National Press Club and its nonprofit Journalism Institute are asking the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals to grant asylum to NPC Press...


Dec 15, 2017, 12:23 ET AJC Welcomes Action Protecting Johnson Amendment

AJC welcomed action that preserves the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment bars political activity by organizations receiving tax deductible...


Dec 15, 2017, 10:14 ET Teamsters, ExpressJet ERJ Reach Tentative Agreement

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and ExpressJet ERJ have successfully concluded negotiations, resulting in a tentative agreement....


Dec 15, 2017, 08:30 ET Attorney Zulu Ali and JJRI Committee Issues a Nationwide Call for Jury Reform to Stop Police Brutality and Wrongful Convictions Against Blacks and Other Citizens

Attorney Zulu Ali of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali in Riverside, California and the Justice by Jury Reform Initiative Committee (JJRI Committee) will...


Dec 15, 2017, 07:00 ET Statement from the Polish National Foundation

Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki explained in an op-ed Washington Examiner published this week the liberal democratic intent of...


Dec 14, 2017, 16:19 ET New Survey Shows Youth Cigarette Smoking Continues to Fall, But Raises Fresh Concerns about E-Cigarettes and Cigars

The following is a statement of Bill Lee, Executive Vice President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The 2017 Monitoring the Future survey released...


Dec 14, 2017, 14:09 ET Net Neutrality Rollback Put Consumers, Main Street Businesses on the Defensive in Digital Era, Says Realtors®

The Federal Communications Commission today announced a rollback of net neutrality rules, sparking a swift rebuke from the nation's 1.3 million...


Dec 14, 2017, 14:04 ET FCC Public Comments on Net Neutrality Reveal Problems with Process

Data analytics vendor Gravwell was the first to show millions of bot-generated responses have flooded the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC)...


Dec 14, 2017, 13:49 ET CAIR Releases Video Highlighting Rise in White Supremacy, Islamophobia Over Past Year

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has released its annual...


Dec 14, 2017, 13:21 ET Statement: Restoring Internet Freedom Order to Bring Increased Investment and Innovation to American Mobile Networks

In response to the today's FCC vote to pass the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, removing Title II regulations, the following statement should be...


Dec 14, 2017, 12:36 ET Colorado to Take the Lead in Fixing the Broken U.S. Healthcare System

BrokenHealthcare.org ("BrokenHealthcare"), a not-for-profit organization formed to use innovative strategies to force positive change in the...


Dec 14, 2017, 12:07 ET Colorado Medical Aid-in-Dying Law Working Well on 1st Anniversary Since it Took Effect

One year after the implementation of the End-of-Life Options Act, which authorizes medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults, data and...


Dec 14, 2017, 11:07 ET Rushed Nuclear Bailout Would Undermine Clean Energy Progress and Burden New Jersey's Electricity Customers, Says ReThink Energy NJ

ReThink Energy NJ, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) urged the New Jersey State Legislature...


Dec 14, 2017, 10:59 ET Shareholder Pressure Grows For Exxon To Explain Long Game On Climate Change

In the wake of ExxonMobil acquiescing this week to the demands of institutional investors for more analysis and disclosure of the risks to its core...


Dec 13, 2017, 16:09 ET New Report: States Shortchange Tobacco Prevention Programs Proven to Save Lives and Health Care Dollars

The states this year will collect a record $27.5 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than 3...