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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:42:49 EDT

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Ontario Government Announces $63 Million for CENGN in the 2017 Budget

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:23:00 EDT

OTTAWA, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - CENGN, Canada's Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (NGN), a leader in the rapid commercialization of Canadian network products, applications and services, was announced in the Ontario 2017 Budget as a key player for the Ontario...

AFGE: VA Executive Order Can Only Succeed if Workers' Rights Are Preserved

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:32:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to President Trump's Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the...

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CSRA Applauds Introduction of Modernizing Government Technology Act

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:23:00 EDT

(image) FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CSRA Inc. (NYSE: CSRA) praised the introduction of a new bill to update the federal government's technology and systems. The bill, known as the Modernizing Government Technology Act, was introduced by Congressmen Will Hurd, Robin Kelly,...

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Health Care Legislation Must Guarantee Coverage for Emergency Patients

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:26:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today called on Congress to guarantee health insurance coverage for emergency patients in the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation, saying ACEP cannot support any...

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Additional Tax Guidance on Section 179 Expensing Allowance and Bonus Depreciation Under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:06:00 EDT

(image) DALLAS, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 21, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Rev. Proc. 2017-33 to provide additional guidance for taxpayers regarding amendments made to expensing allowance in Section 179 and Section 168(k) bonus depreciation under the Protecting...

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AFGE Urges Congress to Keep America's Government Open

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:03:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement: "Government programs and services that benefit millions of Americans every day remain in a state of limbo for every...

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National Write Your Congressman Index Shows Small Business Owners Satisfied with Trump's 100 Days Agenda, Dissatisfied with Congress

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:08:00 EDT

(image) DALLAS, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- National Write Your Congressman (NWYC), an organization that gives small businesses a voice in American government, finds 80 percent of small business owners satisfied with Trump's progress in his first 100 days in office, yet dissatisfied with...

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Pennsylvania DMVA Fears House Republican Budget Would Cripple Veterans Services

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:10:00 EDT

(image) ANNVILLE, Pa., April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to chairmen of oversight committees in the House and Senate, Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's adjutant general, warned that cuts contained in House Bill 218 – the House Republican budget proposal – would cripple...

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Alpaca Direct Co-Founder Testifies in US Senate to Support Small Businesses

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:30:00 EDT

(image) HAYDEN, Idaho, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- James Hobart, Co-Owner of Alpaca Direct, was honored to testify in the US Senate on the challenges and opportunities of small businesses in rural America. He shared his experience as a small business owner in North Idaho and how he and his...

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AJC Applauds Passage of Anti-BDS Legislation in Texas

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:44:00 EDT

AUSTIN, Texas, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded final adoption of the Texas anti-BDS bill today in the state legislature. The State Senate passed the reconciliation measure following last week's unanimous House adoption of the bill. Governor Abbott is expected...

New York Significantly Steps up Audit Enforcement while Increasing Incentives for Voluntary Compliance

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:21:00 EDT

(image) DALLAS, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In early 2017, the State of New York's Comptroller's Office made a number of changes to the enforcement of its unclaimed property program. These changes will most likely have two main effects on companies operating in New York: significantly...

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Nueve miembros del Congreso distinguidos por sus esfuerzos para preservar el acceso a atención médica oftalmológica de calidad

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:16:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, 27 de abril de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología) está distinguiendo a nueve miembros del Congreso cuyos esfuerzos legislativos están ayudando a preservar el acceso de los pacientes a atención...

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Statement of Betsy Ryan, President and CEO, New Jersey Hospital Association on Opposition to the Amended American Health Care Act

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:48:00 EDT

(image) PRINCETON, N.J., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Our number one priority is the health of the people of New Jersey, and access to health insurance and essential healthcare services is a necessity for good health. The amended version of the American Health Care Act does nothing...

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Southwest Airlines Pilots Announce New FOC Bill

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:03:00 EDT

(image) DALLAS, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) announced today the introduction of H.R. 2150, The Flags of Convenience Don't Fly Here Act into the House of Representatives. The bill looks to protect the millions of aviation workers...

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New Free White Paper on The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Presents 'Need to Knows' on this Important Legislation First Enacted 40 Years Ago and Still Vigorously Enforced Today

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:12:00 EDT

(image) AKRON, Ohio, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- State and Federal Communications, Inc., based here, the industry leader in providing comprehensive compliance publications and consulting services on lobbying and campaign finance laws for government relations professionals, has released a new,...

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NJASAP applauds bipartisan measure to end 'Flags of Convenience' schemes

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:49:00 EDT

(image) COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) is very pleased to commend House Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Aviation subcommittee Chair Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ, for...

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Garcetti's Budget Shenanigans Cuts 328,000 Police Officer Hours and will Devastate Neighborhood Police Patrols

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:46:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Garcetti's budget proposal cuts 328,000 police officer hours equating to 27,333 fewer 12-hour officer shifts per year, or 75, 12-hour officer shifts per day that will go unfilled in Los Angeles. Which neighborhoods will suffer...

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Tax Reform Panel Discussions to be Held Around the Country

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:16:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Bar Foundation (ABF) and Tax Analysts, the nonpartisan multimedia source of in-depth analysis and insightful commentary on tax administration and policy, announced today that they will host panel discussions around the...

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Nine Members of Congress Honored for Efforts to Preserve Access to Quality Medical Eye Care

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring nine members of Congress whose legislative efforts are helping to preserve patient access to quality medical eye care. The Academy is presenting its 2017 Visionary Awards to Sen. Susan...

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Pennsylvania Labor Leaders and Representative Pat Harkins Announce the Introduction of HB 1082

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:27:00 EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO with labor leaders and union members joined Representative Pat Harkins (D-1, Erie) to announce the reintroduction of House Bill 1082, the Jake Schwab Worker's Safety Bill.  PA AFL-CIO...