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Published: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:48:53 EDT

Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:15:00 EDT


Family Research Council Urges Senate to Hold Firm on Pro-life Protections Within Any Obamacare Replacement Bill

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:15:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Senate rejected by a vote of 50 to 50 a procedural vote to allow consideration of Sen. Luther Strange's (R-AL) Amendment #389 to the Senate health care bill (H.R. 1628). Sixty senators voting in the affirmative were...

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AARP Voices Objections to Senators on So-Called "Skinny" Health Care Bill

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:08:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Senate plans to vote on the so-called "skinny" health care repeal bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators opposing the bill and released the following statement:   "AA...

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alliantgroup's Dean Zerbe Applauds Joint Statement on Tax Reform

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:58:00 EDT

(image) HOUSTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Zerbe, the National Managing Director of alliantgroup and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee responded to the administration and congressional leadership's joint statement on tax reform. "For American businesses...

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"Millones de latinos están a punto de perder el acceso a la atención médica en EE.UU."

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:44:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, 27 de julio de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- El Senado de Estados Unidos ha votado en contra de la revocación y el reemplazo de la Ley de Cuidados de Salud Asequibles (Affordable Care Act, o ACA, por sus siglas en inglés) por segunda vez. La Cámara de Representantes ya...

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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Issues Statement on Federal Investigation into Wine and Spirits Suppliers

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:33:00 EDT

(image) HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the U.S. Department of Justice's announcement today regarding non-prosecution agreements reached with four suppliers to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), Board Chairman Tim Holden and Board Members Mike Negra...

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Sponsor of Bill to Repeal D.C. Medical Aid-in-Dying Law Fails Fact Check Test

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:48:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters of D.C.'s Death with Dignity Act released a fact check video showing the sponsor of an amendment the House Appropriations Committee recently approved to repeal the D.C. law made numerous false claims about the law. The House...

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With BAT Off the Table, Retailers Ready to Advocate for Tax Reform

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:50:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) praised the decision of the White House and Congressional Leadership to remove the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) from consideration as it announced an outline for comprehensive tax...

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Experts Applaud Blacklisting of IRGC, Underscore Need for Policy to Support Regime Change by Iranian People

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:42:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a panel discussion at the United States Senate, foreign policy experts welcomed the congressional passage of H.R. 3364, which includes a title on "Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017," and subjects the Islamic...

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Teamsters Denounce GOP Bill To Roll Back NLRB Joint Employer Ruling

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:44:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union today denounced the introduction of legislation by House Republicans that would roll back the 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) "joint employer" ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries,...

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Consumer Watchdog Warns Bill Pre-empting State Robot Car Laws Approved by House Commerce Committee Would Leave Dangerous Regulatory Void Threatening Highway Safety

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:48:00 EDT

(image) SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog warned that a bill approved today by the House Commerce Committee that would pre-empt state autonomous vehicle safety regulations would leave a regulatory void without meaningful safety protections....

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"Millions of Latinos on the Verge of Losing Access to Health Care in the U.S."

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:10:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has voted against Repeal and Replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the second time. The House of Representatives already approved their bill. In both houses of Congress, the Republican leaders are focused with...

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ASTA Releases 2017 "How America Travels" Study

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EDT

(image) ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the leading organization representing travel agents in the U.S., today released a groundbreaking study that tracks perceptions of American travelers. This year's wide-ranging study includes...

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alliantgroup Encourages Congress to Pass the Invent and Manufacture in America Act

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EDT

(image) HOUSTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup urges America's lawmakers to pass the Invent and Manufacture in America Act, a bipartisan tax bill that has been introduced in both the House and Senate. If signed into law, this legislation would deliver a much needed boost to the...

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Civic Engagement App 'Hear My Voice' Provides Two-Way Communication Between Elected Officials And Their Constituents

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:59:00 EDT

(image) ORLANDO, Fla., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hear My Voice, a civic engagement platform and mobile app, modernizes communication between elected officials and their constituents by highlighting local issues. The app encourages civic participation by inviting local officials to create...

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Family Research Council Praises President Trump's Decision to Focus on Military Priorities Over Obama Era Transgender Policy

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:17:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) praised President Trump's decision today rescinding the Obama era transgender policy.  A Rasmussen survey released last month finds "just 23% of likely U.S. voters think the U.S. military's decision to allow...

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ACEP Urges Senate TO PROTECT Emergency Patients or Shut Down The Health Care Bill

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:09:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today issued a statement, saying that now that the U.S. Senate is debating a health care replacement bill, it must include provisions to protect emergency patients, or else shut down...

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American Humane Applauds Introduction of "Pups for Patriots Act"

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:48:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane, the country's first national humane organization, which has been working to support the U.S. military, veterans, and military animals for more than 100 years, applauds the introduction of H.R. 3335, the "Pups for...

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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 26: Disabilities Act

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: DISABILITIES ACT Profile America — Wednesday, July 26th. On this date 27 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act became law. First introduced...

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Children's Hospital Colorado To Sen. Cory Gardner: It's Time To Act

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:51:00 EDT

(image) AURORA, Colo., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) slated to come up for debate in the U.S. Senate, Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) is reiterating its call for U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R - Colo.) to carry an amendment to the...

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Declaración de la National Alliance for Hispanic Health sobre el voto del Senado para proceder a la consideración de la Ley de Atención de la Salud republicana

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:45:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, 25 de julio de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- "Lo que sabemos es que las actuales leyes de atención de la salud republicanas de la Cámara de Diputados y el Senado despojan del seguro médico al menos a 16 millones de personas. Eso debe resultar inaceptable para todos",...

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