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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:01:00 EST
(image) WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: PROHIBITION ENDS Profile America — Monday, December 5th. After nearly 14 eventful years, Prohibition ended on this date in 1933, and Americans were...
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:27:00 EST
(image) OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oakland, California experienced a tragic fire that has resulted in multiple fatalities. Early reports indicate that a music party was taking place in a multi-use warehouse type building. The fire chief confirmed that the building...
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST
(image) WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Photonics Initiative, an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, today commended the US House of Representatives for passage of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act — a bill...
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:45:00 EST
(image) SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today, on the last day of Veto Session, the General Assembly sent terrible news to millions of Illinois consumers as it passed Senate Bill 2814, the bill pushed by Exelon, ComEd and Ameren to bail out the nuclear plants in...
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:35:00 EST
(image) SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois legislators voted today to pass energy legislation (S.B. 2814) without anti-consumer, anti-solar proposals like mandatory demand charges and ending net metering, and will revise the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard...
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:01:00 EST
(image) WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauds Congress for overwhelmingly passing a ten-year extension of the 1996 Iran Sanctions Act (ISA). The bill, H.R.6297, was adopted unanimously by the Senate and by a vote of 419 to 1 in the House of Representatives. Part of...
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:17:00 EST
(image) WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from: Mark Covall, President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). Last night the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed (392-26) a set of mental health reforms...
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:38:00 EST
(image) FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Congressional Gold Medal Act (S. 2234) was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday. The OSS was the World War II predecessor to the CIA, the US Special Operations Command and the...
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST
(image) TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) announced the passage of federal legislation to improve the administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Automobile Adaptive Equipment (AAE) Program for disabled vetera...
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:00:00 EST
(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds a significant victory for the mental health community with the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act. HR 34 will...
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:50:00 EST
(image) DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 29, Texas Senators Paul Bettencourt, Brandon Creighton, Kelly Hancock, and Van Taylor filed Senate Bill 2 ("SB 2"), "Property Tax Reform & Relief Act of 2017." As introduced, SB 2 would: Lower the rollback tax rate from...
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:12:00 EST
(image) WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) applauds the passage of H.R. 3471, the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, which has been a top legislative priority for the organization. The bill will direct the Department of Veterans...
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:08:00 EST
(image) WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion supports President-elect Donald Trump's position that there should be some penalty for U.S. flag desecration, which would be decided by Congress if it chooses to enact such legislation, after the flag-protection...
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:03:00 EST
(image) WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey of likely general election voters finds overwhelming opposition to closing local schools based primarily on the results of high-stakes, standardized test scores. Additionally, voters believe that all public...
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:30:00 EST
(image) BALTIMORE, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. John H. Lynch, prominent urologist and prostate cancer survivor, testified before Congress today on behalf of the American Urological Association (AUA) during a special hearing titled, "Examining the United States Preventive Services...
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:05:00 EST
(image) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC), an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will partner with Pinellas County and the City of St. Petersburg to conceive and operate a major new business incubator. "We ha...
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:40:00 EST
(image) TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Drain the swamp" is what the voters want, but a lame-duck session of Congress is scheming to sneak through one of the most lobbied bills in history. The misnamed CURES Act has had three lobbyists for each and every member of...
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:15:00 EST
(image) WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) today issued its Priorities for the 2017 Presidential Transition, a blueprint for true immigration reform in the next administration and the 115th Congress. The transition plan was...
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:36:00 EST
(image) WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt praises President-elect Donald Trump for his support of the American flag. In a tweet, Mr. Trump said, "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be...
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:20:00 ESTWASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest version of the 21st Century CURES bill to be considered this week on Capitol Hill includes language that would retroactively roll back the second round of Medicare competitive bidding-derived cuts for rural and non-bid area...