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Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:11:03 EST

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Organic Trade Association takes pulse of organic to shape gear-up to Farm Bill

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:56:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 500 organic stakeholders across 45 states weighed in on issues they see as critical to the organic sector as part of a comprehensive farm bill survey conducted by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in the lead up to Congress...



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Thursday, March 2nd: Hundreds Of No Labels Citizen Leaders Rally On Capitol Hill Calling On Congress To Govern Or Go Home!

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:54:00 EST

(image) ‪WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, 800 No Labels citizen district leaders from all 50 states, along with members of the Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus, will assemble on Capitol Hill to demand both parties "Fix Not Fight!" The overwhelming...



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Nurse Practitioners Gather in Washington with Patient-first Message

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:59:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest professional organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) in the country, will host its annual Health Policy Conference (#AANPHPC) on Capitol Hill, where nearly...



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Contrary to Sean Spicer's Statements, Recreational Cannabis Legalization Can Bring More Regulation According to MJ Freeway

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:20:00 EST

(image) DENVER, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made comments pertaining to the Administration's cannabis policy that were unfavorable toward recreational marijuana, and suggested "greater enforcement" of Federal laws in recreational...



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House Bill 464 Seeks To Strengthen Patient Choice In Georgia

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:26:00 EST

(image) ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rep. Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs), along with Rep. Jimmy Pruett (R-Eastman), Rep. Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin), Rep. Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta) and Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) have introduced House Bill 464, legislation that would revise a law...



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Health Coalition Endorses Comprehensive Medical Liability Bill

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:42:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today announced its support of the Protecting Access to Care Act, a comprehensive medical liability reform bill introduced by Representative Steve King (R-IA). The Protecting Access to...



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ATIXA Reissues Position Statement on Title IX, Gender Equity, and Gender Expression

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:40:00 EST

(image) BERWYN, Pa., Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent developments have prompted ATIXA to revise and reissue its position statement on the protections of transgender and transitioning people under Title IX. The arguments for inclusion remain largely unchanged, however the history of the issue...



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West Hollywood City Council Approves Steps to Prohibit the City from Providing Financial or Other Benefits to the President of the United States

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:21:00 EST

(image) WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The City Council of the City of West Hollywood, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, approved an item that directs City of West Hollywood staff to take steps in prohibiting West Hollywood City Hall from doing business...



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BLM's Methane and Waste Prevention rule hurts American consumers and local economies

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:33:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley urged the U.S. Senate to follow the House and support a disapproval resolution on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Methane and Waste Prevention rule because the flawed rul...



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Rep. Christopher Smith Wins FRC Action's 'True Blue' Award for Unwavering Support of the Family

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:21:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FRC Action released its annual Vote Scorecard for Members of Congress showing which Members demonstrated an unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family and freedom during the second session of the 114th Congress. U.S....



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Rep. Steve King Wins FRC Action's 'True Blue' Award for Unwavering Support of the Family

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:20:00 EST

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FRC Action released its annual Vote Scorecard for Members of Congress showing which Members demonstrated an unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family and freedom during the second session of the 114th Congress. U.S....



Rep. Mark Walker Wins FRC Action's 'True Blue' Award for Unwavering Support of the Family

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:19:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FRC Action released its annual Vote Scorecard for Members of Congress showing which Members demonstrated an unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family and freedom during the second session of the 114th Congress. U.S....



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Rep. Trent Franks Wins FRC Action's 'True Blue' Award for Unwavering Support of the Family

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:19:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FRC Action released its annual Vote Scorecard for Members of Congress showing which Members demonstrated an unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family and freedom during the second session of the 114th Congress. U.S....



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Nurse Practitioners Salute South Dakota for New Health Care Law

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:06:00 EST

(image) AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today commends Governor Daugaard and the South Dakota Legislature for enacting into law Senate Bill 61, which provides patients with full and direct access to nurse...



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Sen. Edward J. Markey, Public Interest Groups Oppose Congressional Plan to Kill Privacy Protections for Internet service customers, announces Consumer Watchdog and other special interest groups

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:33:00 EST

(image) SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: Sen. Edward J. Markey and representatives from five public interest groups will speak in opposition to Congressional plans to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA)to overturn privacy rules enacted last fall....



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Rep. Vicky Hartzler Wins FRC Action's 'True Blue' Award for Unwavering Support of the Family

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:44:00 EST

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FRC Action released its annual Vote Scorecard for Members of Congress showing which Members demonstrated an unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family and freedom during the second session of the 114th Congress. U.S....



ASLA Statement on Bill to Abolish EPA

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:35:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) strongly opposes the recently introduced H.R. 861, which would terminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Society today sent a letter to Representative Matt Gaetz...



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The RLJ Companies and FirstPathway Partners Announce Plans to Create a Community Development Entity to Raise Capital Through the EB-5 Foreign Investment Program and New Markets Tax Credit Program to Invest in Underserved Urban Communities

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

(image) BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and chairman of The RLJ Companies today announced a strategic business relationship between his company and Robert W. Kraft, founder and chairman of FirstPathway Partners (FPP)....



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The County of Santa Clara Seeks Nationwide Injunction to Block President Trump's Unconstitutional Executive Order

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:38:00 EST

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the County of Santa Clara asked a federal court to block implementation of the Trump Administration's plan to strip the County of nearly $1.7 billion in funds used to deliver critical countywide services. The County filed a m...



City of West Hollywood Mayor Stands with Mayors from Across the Nation in a National Day of Action in Support of the Affordable Care Act

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:38:00 EST

(image) WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of West Hollywood is taking action to respond to policy proposals from the Trump Administration that could negatively impact West Hollywood's LGBT residents, people with disabilities, seniors, people of color, immigrants,...



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