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12:47 ET PIA National Praises House Passage of Bipartisan Repeal of Cadillac Tax

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) praised the overwhelming passage in the U.S. House of a bipartisan bill to...


12:34 ET Hoffa: House Approval Of Minimum Wage Hike Is Long Overdue For Workers

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the House's passage today of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which...


10:31 ET Nation's Mayors Applaud House Committee Action to Renew Energy Block Grant Program

Yesterday, the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved HR 2088, an important first step in the legislative process to renew and refund...


09:56 ET Press Call with Chair Catherine E. Lhamon & Commissioner Karen K. Narasaki

WHAT: On July 23, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will release Beyond Suspensions: Examining School Discipline Policies and Connections to the...


09:47 ET Newly Introduced Federal Legislation Puts Doctors and Patients Back in Control of Important Health Care Decisions

A bi-partisan bill backed by the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) was recently introduced in the U.S....


09:32 ET Hoffa: Teamsters Laud House For Passing Repeal Of Excise Tax On Health Plans

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the passage of legislation offered by Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and...


09:30 ET Philanthropist Laura Arnold Joins the REFORM Alliance's Group of Founding Partners

Today, the REFORM Alliance announced that philanthropist and attorney Laura Arnold has joined the organization's group of founding partners, which...


Jul 17, 2019, 20:06 ET Fight The 40 Applauds House For Swift Action To Fully Repeal Harmful Tax On Workers' Health Care & Urges Senate To Take Action

The Alliance to Fight the 40|Don't Tax My Health Care, a broad-based coalition committed to repealing the 40 percent tax on employer-provided health...


Jul 17, 2019, 16:40 ET ACLI President Rebuts Wall Street Journal Editorial, Urges Senate To Pass SECURE Act

Susan Neely, president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), made the following statement about today's Wall Street Journal...


Jul 17, 2019, 16:01 ET State House Hearing July 18: Nurses to Testify on Experiences of Assault and Need for Violence Prevention Legislation

During a State House hearing on Thursday, Massachusetts nurses who care for patients in different types of settings and hospitals across the...


Jul 17, 2019, 12:28 ET Governor Cuomo Approved Legislation which Requires Unregulated Children's Camps to Disclose to Parents That They are Not Subject to Department of Health Regulation and Oversight

With camp season in full swing, The New York State Camp Directors Association and the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey applauds...


Jul 17, 2019, 12:20 ET Major Changes to EB-5 Program Approaching

While most people in the U.S. were planning their summer vacations in late June 2019, the EB-5 industry was jolted from its summer slumber by the...


Jul 17, 2019, 08:55 ET As High-Profile Conservationists Including Ed Begley Jr. Continue To Fight To End The Destruction Caused By The Palm Oil Industry, History-Making Bill To Protect Orangutans & Their Rainforest Habitat Advances In California Senate

AB 572, The California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act; a critical bill designed to combat threats, such as climate change and the palm oil...


Jul 16, 2019, 16:43 ET Pennsylvania legislation signed into law by Governor Wolf providing rural trauma center funding and optimizing trauma center placement

On July 2nd Governor Tom Wolf signed HB 786 into law. HB 786 was the culmination of discussions that started more than ten years ago by the Board of...


Jul 16, 2019, 16:20 ET The National Women's Law Center Launches Initiative to Protect Abortion Rights

Today, the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) launched the Abortion Rights Project to respond to the unprecedented assault on abortion rights in this ...


Jul 16, 2019, 14:19 ET Forensic Logic Launches COPLINK X, The Next-Generation Information Network for Law Enforcement

Forensic Logic, the premier provider of search technology and cloud-based information capabilities to law enforcement, today announced the launch of...


Jul 16, 2019, 13:18 ET Parker Waichman LLP Comments that the Child Victims Act Can Hold Jeffrey Epstein Liable in New York Abuse Cases

More victims are coming forward since learning about the arrest and impending prosecution of hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein for sexual abuse and...


Jul 16, 2019, 10:08 ET Treat and Reduce Obesity Act Gains Support in the U.S. House of Representatives in Record Time

The 2019 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) (S595) (HR1530) has surpassed 100 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives with a total of 112...


Jul 15, 2019, 13:47 ET FAIR: Trump Administration Continues to Fight For Sensible Asylum Laws and Fixes

The Trump administration announcement today of an Interim Final Rule on asylum claims makes important, positive changes--earning the praise of the...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:42 ET Shegerian & Associates: Natural Hair Included In Protected Classifications

On Wednesday, July 3, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that legally protects people in workplaces and K-12 public schools from discrimination ...


Jul 13, 2019, 15:09 ET Duke Energy applauds Trump decision on uranium production

Duke Energy today issued the following statement in response to a decision by President Donald Trump declining to set uranium production quotas for...


Jul 13, 2019, 13:48 ET President Trump Announces that the Significant Challenges Facing U.S. Uranium Mining Are a National Security Issue

Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSE American: URG; TSX: URE) ("Ur-Energy") and Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU; TSX: EFR) ("Energy Fuels") are advised that...


Jul 12, 2019, 18:39 ET Nexus Services CEO Condemns Trump ICE Raids That Could Send Thousands of Innocent People to Jail

Mike Donovan, the CEO of Nexus Services, a defender of immigrants' rights, today condemned President Trump's unlawful directive to initiate ICE raids ...


Jul 12, 2019, 18:33 ET Dove And The CROWN Coalition Land A Second Major Victory In The Push To End Hair Discrimination With The Enactment Of The CROWN Act In The State Of New York

Dove and the CROWN Coalition, a national alliance comprised of the National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Color Of Change, and Dove, ...


Jul 12, 2019, 13:47 ET Alcohol Justice informa: El Comité GO de la Asamblea de California ignora el alarmante análisis de costo-beneficio del proyecto de ley para mantener a los bares abiertos hasta las 4am, aprueba el SB 58

Alcohol Justice y la California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) están expresando su gran decepción hoy con el Comité Organización Gubernamental (GO)...