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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:52:15 EDT

Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:36:00 EDT


DIPRA Applauds House Passage of WRDA

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:36:00 EDT

(image) GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) applauds the House passage of the Water Resources Development Act.  DIPRA provides policymakers and the public with information on how best to update local water...

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Saudi Arabia Issues Statement on JASTA

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:36:00 EDT

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued the following statement today: The enactment of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) is of great concern to the community of nations that...

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Continuing Resolution that Allows VA to Provide Reproductive Services

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:52:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is pleased that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will soon be able to provide reproductive services, including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to veterans who qualify. Yesterday,...

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Massachusetts Nurses to Testify Tuesday, Oct. 4 on Potentially Dangerous State Proposal That Could Allow Unlicensed People to Administer Medication in All Health Care Settings

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:06:00 EDT

(image) BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses from across the Commonwealth will attend a public hearing on Tuesday to express their concerns about patient safety regarding a proposal by the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker that could allow unlicensed people to administer...

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Pennsylvania DDAP Hosts Panel of Medical Providers, People in Recovery to Discuss Ways to Improve Addiction Treatment

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:53:00 EDT

(image) HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, medical providers from across Pennsylvania came together with people in recovery from the disease of addiction to discuss ways the healthcare system can more effectively treat addiction.   "The insight and...

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Declaración de la Dra. Jennifer L. Howse, presidenta de March of Dimes, acerca de la aprobación de la Cámara de Diputados de legislación para combatir el virus del Zika

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:45:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, 29 de septiembre de 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- March of Dimes dio a conocer hoy la siguiente declaración de su presidenta, la Dra. Jennifer L. Howse, respecto de la reciente entrada al Senado de la H.R. 5325, legislación que incluye financiación...

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Warner-Neal Foreign Reinsurance Legislation Opposed by Bipartisan Coalition

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:23:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Competitive Insurance Rates (CCIR), the leading voice for continued and increased competition within the insurance industry, today vocalized their disapproval of legislation introduced by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rep....

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Over 5,200 Artists at 350 Venues in 43 States Joined Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:10:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Sunday's Concert Across America to End Gun Violence featured 350 events across the country, with over 5,200 artists contributing to a day of music to honor gun violence victims and make gun violence prevention a voting issue in...

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Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Responds to Electronic Benefits Transfer Usage Audit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:10:00 EDT

(image) HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas responded to the Auditor General's (AG) audit of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) usage:  "DHS agrees with the AG's desire to ensure only those who are...

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Bipartisan Reach Every Mother and Child Act Hits More Than 200 Cosponsors in U.S. House of Representatives

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:11:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four members of Congress signed on as new cosponsors of the bipartisan Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R. 3706) this week, bringing the total number to 201 in the U.S. House of Representatives. With some of the largest...

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Congress Passes Bill to Help Wounded Veterans Start Families

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:52:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran service organizations (VSOs) and other advocates are congratulating Congress for approving fertility coverage for wounded veterans and their families. Without this coverage, an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 veterans would be...

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Home Health Leaders Applaud Introduction of Pre-Claim Undermines Seniors' Health (PUSH) Act

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:09:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare — a coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors — today commended Congressmen Tom...

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AFGE President: Congress Has No Reason to Celebrate a Near Government Shutdown

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:49:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "Averting a government shutdown with only days to spare is no reason to celebrate. Congress has merely kicked the...

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Trust for America's Health's Statement on Zika Emergency Funding: Encouraged and Grateful

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:46:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Richard Hamburg, interim president and CEO of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on Congress approving emergency funding to respond to Zika. "TFAH is encouraged and grateful Congress approved...

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El gobernador Brown envía mensaje mixto sobre la prevención del consumo de alcohol entre los jóvenes: el alcohol en polvo está prohibido, pero se permiten bebidas alcohólicas en barberías y salones de belleza

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:40:00 EDT

SAN RAFAEL, California, 29 de septiembre de 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La California Alcohol Policy Alliance está expresando gratitud y a la vez indignación en respuesta a las acciones incoherentes del gobernador Brown en el día de hoy sobre las...

California Governor Brown Signs Ignition Interlock Bill, Praised for Positive Step Forward to Curb Drunk Driving

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:11:00 EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading ignition interlock manufacturers today praised California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. for signing into law legislation (SB 1046) that establishes a statewide ignition interlock device (IID) program...

Statement Of Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President, March of Dimes On House of Representatives Passage Of Legislation To Fight Zika Virus

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:30:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes released today the following statement from President Dr. Jennifer L. Howse regarding Senate passage of H.R. 5325, legislation containing funding for federal, state, tribal and local agencies to fight the Zika...

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Governor Brown Sends Mixed Message on Youth Alcohol Prevention: Powdered Alcohol Banned, But Free Booze Allowed at Barbershops & Beauty Parlors

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:47:00 EDT

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Alcohol Policy Alliance is expressing both gratitude and outrage in response to Governor Brown's inconsistent actions today on new laws dealing with alcohol policy in the state. On the good side: He signed...

Digital Advertising is Not a Taxable Electronic Information Service in Ohio

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:56:00 EDT

(image) DALLAS, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of Ohio imposes sales and use tax on electronic information services (EISs) sold for use in business when the true object of the transaction is the receipt by the consumer of electronic information services, rather than the receipt of...

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Motley Rice LLC Commends Congress for Veto Override Allowing Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act to Become Law

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:39:00 EDT

(image) MT. PLEASANT, S.C., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, JASTA, became a law that will now allow foreign sponsors of terrorist attacks in the U.S. to be held accountable in U.S. civil courts, abolishing foreign governments' immunity for...

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