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Oct 18, 2017, 08:00 ET alliantgroup Applauds Disaster Tax Relief Legislation

alliantgroup applauds the passage of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The legislation was recently signed into...


Oct 17, 2017, 11:11 ET New Study Examines Use and Cost of Orphan Drugs

Orphan drugs accounted for only 7.9% of total drug sales in the U.S. in 2016, according to a study issued today by the QuintilesIMS Institute. The...


Oct 17, 2017, 10:29 ET Interface Lauds California Carpet Recycling Bill

Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE) expresses its support for AB 1158, signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 14. The law builds on and...


Oct 16, 2017, 16:47 ET The Trust for Public Land Commends California Leaders for Approving Parks Bond (SB 5); Vows All-Out Effort to Win Voter Approval in June

The Trust for Public Land today thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for signing SB 5. The Governor's action put the $4 billion parks bond on the June 2018...


Oct 16, 2017, 13:09 ET California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Banning Mill-Bred Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits in Pet Stores

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a monumental bill banning the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in California pet stores. AB 485 is...


Oct 16, 2017, 13:08 ET Leading Animal Protection Groups Urge USDA to Stop Practice That Keeps Animal Abusers in Business

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the Humane Society of the United States...


Oct 16, 2017, 10:53 ET New Analysis: 340B Program Shifting Delivery of Physician-Administered Medicines to More Expensive Hospital Settings

From 2008 to 2015, there was a significant shift in site of care from physician offices to more expensive 340B hospital outpatient settings for...


Oct 16, 2017, 07:00 ET Tara Chand Esq., CEO IPG Inc., Writes to President Trump - Why Politicians Have so Much Difficulty Solving Health Care - an Innovative Way Forward?

As the health care debate rages on inside Washington, how would the scientific community, which landed a man on the moon, approach the problem?...


Oct 14, 2017, 09:15 ET Chaos Comes to Health Care. No Labels Calls Says Only Congress Can Find the Answer

President Trump just signed two executive orders that knocked out key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Democrats have denounced the decision....


Oct 13, 2017, 22:06 ET California Becomes First State in U.S. to Ban Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs in Pet Stores

Local and national animal welfare organizations today commend CA Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law legislation that will prevent the sale...


Oct 13, 2017, 15:26 ET AJC on President Trump's Iran Nuclear Deal Remarks

AJC CEO David Harris issued the following statement following President Donald J. Trump's remarks: President Donald J. Trump spoke about Iran...


Oct 13, 2017, 13:44 ET Statement of Betsy Ryan, NJHA President and CEO on Trump Administration Ending Insurance Premium Subsidies that Help Low-Income Americans

"We are very disappointed that the Trump Administration is eliminating the subsidies that help people in need buy health insurance. This onslaught...


Oct 13, 2017, 13:07 ET Legislators Tour PCG Public Partnership's Multi-Lingual Call Center

Washington state lawmakers representing the state's most ethnically diverse legislative district in the state recently toured PCG Public...


Oct 13, 2017, 11:51 ET American Diabetes Association Speaks Out Against Presidential Executive Order Regarding Health Care Coverage

Speaking out on behalf of more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is extremely concerned with the...


Oct 13, 2017, 09:04 ET Aroostook Band Of Micmacs Endorses Yes On Question 1

Progress for Maine announced today that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs has endorsed Yes on Question 1, which would create $45 million in...


Oct 13, 2017, 08:09 ET 2017 Federal Plain Language Report Card: Writing Scores Drop!

The Center for Plain Language has issued its annual Federal Plain Language Report Card grading government agencies on how well they communicate...


Oct 13, 2017, 05:00 ET Personal Injury Lawyer Jeffrey Nadrich Supports California Assembly Bill 1103

Legislators put the brakes on California Assembly Bill 1103 back in May, to the dismay of many bicycle advocates, including Murrieta personal...


Oct 12, 2017, 15:32 ET Actuaries Caution on Potential Risks and Effects of Health Care Executive Order on Consumers, Insurance Markets

The American Academy of Actuaries is cautioning that President Trump's executive order on association health plans (AHPs) and short-term...


Oct 12, 2017, 15:16 ET First Liberty Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Decision on Legislative Prayers

First Liberty Institute on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Rowan County, North Carolina to review the decision of the U.S. Court...


Oct 12, 2017, 15:00 ET Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Provides Resources, Guidance to Small Businesses Seeking to Start-Up or Expand

After Governor Tom Wolf joined former AOL founder Steve Case this week for the "Rise of the Rest" tour to discuss opportunities for start-up...


Oct 12, 2017, 14:45 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 98 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Oct 12, 2017, 14:43 ET Trump's Association Health Plans Could Bring Back Days of Junk Insurance, Where Patients Who Are Insured Face Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars In Medical Bills, Says Consumer Watchdog

The White House's executive order today seeking to allow for more "Association Health Plans" could turn the clock back to days when patients faced...


Oct 12, 2017, 11:30 ET Teamsters, Labor Allies Propose A Pro-Worker Path Forward For NAFTA

Top Teamsters leaders joined with members of Congress and their fellow union allies from across North America today in laying out a path forward...


Oct 12, 2017, 11:18 ET Joint Press Statement from USW Regarding NAFTA Renegotiations

The following joint statement was issued today by Leo W. Gerard, United Steelworkers (USW) International President and Ken Neumann, USW Canadian...


Oct 11, 2017, 19:00 ET SBA Administrator Linda McMahon statement on President Trump's Trip to Pennsylvania for Tax Reform

The following statement was made by U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon on President Trump's visit to Pennsylvania, to...