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18:16 ET CalPERS Endorses California Ballot Initiative to Improve Dialysis Patient Care, reports Kidney Patients Deserve Better

In an attempt to improve patient care for people with kidney failure and lower healthcare costs in California, the country's largest public pension...


18:14 ET Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump's Executive Order Addressing Family Separation

Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump's Executive Order addressing...


17:57 ET Statement from Madeline Bell, President and CEO of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), On 6/20 Executive Order that Temporarily Ends Family Separation:

"Today's executive order appears to have suspended parent and child separation at our southern borders, and it is important that families are...


17:43 ET Doak Supports Trump Administration Expansion of Health Insurance Options for Small Business Owners

Oklahoma's small business owners will now have more access to quality and affordable healthcare options. Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is...


14:49 ET Energy Vision Applauds New York City Councilmembers for Calling on Mayor de Blasio to Adopt Renewable Natural Gas

In a joint letter, New York City Councilmembers are urging Mayor de Blasio to "show environmental leadership by exploring the use of biomethane...


14:06 ET Children's Hospitals' Patient Families to Congress: Prioritize Children's Health and Pass Bipartisan Solutions for Kids

Nearly 50 child patients and their families will join children's hospitals from across the country in Washington, D.C., for Speak Now for Kids...


13:52 ET AshBritt Concludes Wildfire Debris Clean-Up

Marking a significant milestone in the positive progress towards full recovery for the Northern California counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and...


13:00 ET Ameritech Financial on How Congress Affects Student Loans

Student loan borrowers may not be aware of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), which was written into law to assist low- and middle-income...


11:00 ET Tax Reform Good for Electrical Manufacturers but NEMA Survey Says Three Fixes Needed

According to a recent National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) survey of electrical manufacturers, 53 percent said that the Tax Cuts...


08:00 ET EVIO Labs Prepares for Increase in California Cannabis Testing Requests

In the months leading up to California's July 1 testing deadline, EVIO Inc. ("EVIO" or the "Company"), (OTCQB: EVIO), a leading provider of...


Jun 19, 2018, 19:14 ET Consumer Watchdog Condemns California Senate Energy Committee Vote For Western Power Trading Casino

The California Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee voted today to pass legislation turning California into a giant Western...


Jun 19, 2018, 18:31 ET Bill To End Silence About Doctor Sexual Assault and Other Patient Harm Advances, Says Consumer Watchdog

Legislation to lift the veil of secrecy around physician sexual assault and other patient harm today passed its final policy committee, the...


Jun 19, 2018, 18:21 ET American College of Surgeons Comments on Children and U.S. Immigration Policy

The leadership of the American College of Surgeons calls for immediate change to the current method of enforcement of U.S. immigration policy that...


Jun 19, 2018, 15:02 ET AFGE applauds Senators for standing up for federal workers

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "Today the Senate...


Jun 19, 2018, 12:47 ET Se da a conocer nuevo informe: La amenaza a altas horas de la noche: ciencia, daños y costos de la prolongación del horario de servicio de los bares

California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) y Alcohol Justice darán a conocer un nuevo informe muy oportuno sobre la salud pública en el estado y las...


Jun 19, 2018, 07:45 ET Build NC Gains Final North Carolina Legislative Approval

Carolinas AGC (CAGC) was part of a team of industry advocates that lobbied for Build NC - legislation that would accelerate local and regional...


Jun 18, 2018, 21:36 ET New Report Release: The Late-Night Threat: Science, Harms, and Costs of Extending Bar Service Hours

California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), and Alcohol Justice, will release a timely new report on the statewide public health and safety threats...


Jun 18, 2018, 16:32 ET Republican State Leadership Committee: The Efficiency Gap is "Sociological Gobbledygook"

In a victory for Wisconsin voters, the Supreme Court today dismissed the closely watched Gill v. Whitford case as lacking standing, saying the...


Jun 18, 2018, 13:00 ET Professional Licenses No Longer Revoked for Student Loan Non-Payment in Washington, Ameritech Financial Announces

Beginning this week, Washington is no longer one of the 19 states that will revoke a professional license for non-payment of student loans. No...


Jun 18, 2018, 11:54 ET U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Letter to the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Denouncing Separation of Immigrant Families

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, has issued a letter to Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Nielsen urging the...


Jun 17, 2018, 13:26 ET Rep. Reed Breaks with GOP to Defend Pre-Existing Conditions

Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) joined Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien on Sunday to voice his opposition of the Justice Department's decision to...


Jun 15, 2018, 21:53 ET Calif. Appeals Court Suspends Lower Court Ruling, Reinstates End of Life Option Act

A California appeals court today granted emergency motions by the two terminally ill adults and a physician represented by Compassion & Choices...


Jun 15, 2018, 17:54 ET South Carolina Electric & Gas Company Files for Decrease to Natural Gas Rates Under Rate Stabilization Act

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), today filed with the Public Service...


Jun 15, 2018, 13:40 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on the California Ballot Initiative, The Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act

"The Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act, a ballot initiative put forth in California by the Service Employees International Union—United Healthcare...


Jun 14, 2018, 18:07 ET Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh Applauds Title IIA Full Funding in House FY19 Bill

Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh issued a statement about the FY19 Labor HHS Education Appropriations bill unveiled by the House...