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06:45 ET NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly advanced...


Nov 16, 2017, 17:53 ET AARP Responds to House's Passage of Tax Bill, Urges Changes to Senate Version

Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:37 ET ARTBA Says House Bill "Dropped the Ball" on Transportation Tax Reform Needed to Avert Looming Highway Trust Fund Insolvency and Help Pay for Trump Infrastructure Plan

A leading transportation infrastructure group criticized the House tax bill passed today for failing to address the looming insolvency of the...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:14 ET Cities Condemn Passage of House Tax Bill

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The bill introduces a new structure of income tax brackets, a...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:24 ET Teamsters Support Brown-Neal Legislation To Solve Pension Crisis

The Teamsters Union strongly supports legislation introduced today by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) that would establish a...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:10 ET SBA Administrator Linda McMahon statement on House Passage of H.R. 1

The following statement was made by U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon on House Passage of H.R. 1: "I am encouraged by...


Nov 16, 2017, 14:20 ET As House Passes Middle-Class Tax Increase, Realtors® Say Their Work is Just Getting Started

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," a bill National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth...


Nov 16, 2017, 13:24 ET Retail Industry Leaders Association Urges Congress to Pass Tax Reform that Benefits American Retailers and Consumers

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America's most recognized and innovative retail brands, discussed the...


Nov 16, 2017, 08:00 ET Trump Voters and Clinton Voters Differ Dramatically in Health Care Policy Tradeoffs and Priorities, Survey Finds

The results of a comprehensive national poll released today provide insights into how Trump voters, Clinton voters and non-voters view health care...


Nov 15, 2017, 18:44 ET National Healthcare Access Coalition Launches 17 City National Black Healthcare Access Tour

A national healthcare coalition comprised of fifteen (15) national organizations and networks launches a 17 city Demand Access: Black Healthcare...


Nov 15, 2017, 18:26 ET Consumer Watchdog Warns DMV Adopted GM Robot Car Rule Language Exceeds Its Authority

Language adopted from a General Motors suggestion by the California Department of Motor Vehicles in its revised proposed autonomous vehicle...


Nov 15, 2017, 14:39 ET Acting Secretary of State: Superior Court Candidates Waive Right to Recount

Three candidates for Superior Court have asked that no statewide recount be carried out in the close race, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres...


Nov 15, 2017, 11:30 ET H-1B Bill Takes Steps in the Right Direction - But Doesn't Go Far Enough

The House Judiciary Committee is set to vote on an amended version of HR 170 today, the "Protect and Grow American Jobs Act" introduced by...


Nov 14, 2017, 17:46 ET House Passage of Flood Bill Critical Step toward Reauthorization, Reform

With less than a month left before the National Flood Insurance Program expires, the National Association of Realtors® is applauding the House of...


Nov 14, 2017, 16:04 ET Gov. Scott Appoints Dr. Nicholas M. Kavouklis, D.M.D. to Board of Dentistry

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Dr. Nicholas M. Kavouklis, D.M.D. ("Dr. Nick") to the Florida Board of...


Nov 14, 2017, 14:31 ET 36 Patient Organizations Stand Together in Opposition to the Senate's Proposed Weakening of the Orphan Drug Tax Credit

On behalf of millions of Americans with rare diseases, a coalition of 36 patient organizations united to oppose the Senate's proposed weakening of...


Nov 14, 2017, 14:28 ET National Association of Realtors® Outlines Concerns in Advance of Tax Reform Vote

As a vote on tax reform in the House of Representatives draws near, National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall will outline...


Nov 14, 2017, 13:30 ET Consumer, Rural And Native American Voices Speak Out Against FCC Chair's Plan To "Effectively Destroy" Lifeline Program For Poor

In an urgent warning issued less than 48 hours before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to act, three major voices --...


Nov 14, 2017, 08:03 ET New Campaign Announced to Achieve Effective Parity Enforcement in 10 States

Five of the nation's leading advocacy organizations for effective enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity Act)...


Nov 13, 2017, 15:26 ET U.S. Hardwood Plywood Manufacturers Commend Strong Final Results in Commerce Investigation of Chinese Dumping, Subsidies

Today, the Coalition for the Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood commended the Department of Commerce's announcement, which released the final results...


Nov 13, 2017, 13:42 ET Wolters Kluwer Webinar for Legal Professionals Will Cover Potential Legal Impacts of the Trump Administration's Tax Reform Proposal

With tax reform at the center of the Trump administration's agenda, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today announced a complimentary...


Nov 13, 2017, 13:08 ET Clock Ticking For Congress To Protect Health Coverage For 178 Million Americans

Today the Alliance to Fight the 40 | Don't Tax My Health Care, a broad-based coalition committed to repealing the 40 percent "Cadillac Tax" on...


Nov 13, 2017, 08:20 ET American Foundation for the Blind Applauds Senate Introduction of Cogswell-Macy Act, Calls for Further Action

The Cogswell-Macy Act, federal bipartisan legislation aimed at improving special education for students with sensory disabilities, was introduced...


Nov 13, 2017, 07:56 ET LeClairRyan Attorneys: Big Changes at FAA to Benefit U.S. Aviation

The far-reaching reorganization proposed for the FAA is a sensible move that should help the agency keep pace with 21st-century aviation, asserted...


Nov 11, 2017, 17:42 ET Columbia Care Commends Governor Cuomo For Adding PTSD To Qualifying Conditions For New York's Medical Marijuana Program

New York-based Columbia Care applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing Assembly Bill A7006/Senate Bill S5629 adding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...