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Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:50:04 EST

Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:49:00 EST


Freehold Capital Partners Reports No Negative Impact On Private Transfer Fees From FHFA Rule

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:49:00 EST

(image) AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012 the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA") issued a Final Rule (codified at 12 C.F.R. Part 1228) related to private transfer fee covenants.  The Final Rule regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Board banks' purchas...

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Peligroso proyecto de ley con el propósito de mantener abiertos los bares hasta las 4 a.m. provoca la oposición inmediata en todo el estado

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:38:00 EST

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, 17 de febrero de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La Alianza de Política sobre el Alcohol de California (California Alcohol Policy Alliance, CAPA) hoy lanzó una campaña en todo el estado para detener un peligroso proyecto de ley que les permitiría a los...

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139 Representatives Win FRC Action's 'True Blue' Award for Unwavering Support of the Family

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:01:00 EST

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) Action honored Members of Congress with its "True Blue" award for the Member's unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family, and freedom. In all, 139 Members of the House of Representatives...

USW Lauds Bipartisan Effort to Defeat New Hampshire "Right-to-Work"

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:51:00 EST

(image) PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union is gratified that House members in New Hampshire soundly defeated so-called "right-to-work" legislation in a 200-177 vote yesterday afternoon and further, decided to ban discussion...

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Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill Provokes Immediate Statewide Opposition

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:25:00 EST

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) launched a statewide campaign today to stop a dangerous bill that would allow alcohol-serving establishments in California to stay open until 4 a.m. SB 384, authored by Senator Scott...

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Teamsters Applaud Defeat Of Right-To-Work Legislation In New Hampshire

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union applauds the defeat of right-to-work legislation in New Hampshire today, where the House of Representatives voted 200-177 in a bipartisan rejection of the anti-worker bill. "This is a great victory for the...

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House and Senate Members Move to Make New Markets Tax Credit Permanent

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:19:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to secure the future of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC). Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and two colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressmen Tom Reed (R-NY) and...

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New York Production Alliance: Small Businesses Across N.Y. Urge Extension of TV/Film Production Tax Credit

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:54:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Small businesses across New York State are urging the State Legislature to extend a tax credit program they say is critical to sustaining thousands of good paying jobs in New York's growing television and film production industry. The New York...

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Teamsters Support Resolution To Renegotiate NAFTA

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:45:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union applauds the introduction of a resolution by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) calling for the start of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The resolution outlines a number of key...

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Intoxalock Calls for Stronger Legislation, Enforcement of Drunk Driving Penalties

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:58:00 EST

(image) DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the recent study released by the National Safety Council, Intoxalock, a leading ignition interlock provider, is calling for more stringent legislation and stronger state enforcement of drunk driving penalties for offenders....

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Most Neglected Constituency in Immigration Reform: Are US Citizens The Key?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "This bipartisan bill is a sign of hope," said Kim Anderson, President of American Families United, endorsing H.R. 1036 as it was introduced Tuesday.  American Families United is the only national organization specifically representing t...

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ProfNet Experts Available on Deportations, Trump Presidency

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:43:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network – it's easy and free! Just fill out the query form...

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CCRKBA Lauds Senate Vote To Protect 2A Rights Of Soc.-Sec. Recipients

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:42:00 EST

(image) BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today congratulated the U.S. Senate for its 57-43 vote to block an Obama administration regulation that threatened the Second Amendment rights of tens of thousands of...

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Wolters Kluwer's Blue Chip Economic Indicators Panelists Anticipate Comprehensive Tax Reform Legislation in 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:56:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The February issue of Wolters Kluwer's Blue Chip Economic Indicators suggests that Congress is likely to pass – and President Trump is likely to sign - comprehensive legislation aimed at reforming the tax code this year. This month's report...

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PCMA: DIR Legislation Would Increase Premiums, Medicare Part D Costs

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:18:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on H.R. 1038, legislation introduced by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Peter Welch (D-VT), that would prohibit Medicare Part D plans from using...

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AARP Launches Campaign Urging Opposition to "Age Tax"

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:54:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today launched a campaign against the "age tax," a proposed unfair penalty on older adults that would line the pockets of big insurance companies, allowing them to charge older Americans over $3,000 more than they currently pay per...

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Sen. Booker, Rep. Hurd and Ron Culler Named 2017 CompTIA Tech Champions

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:15:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the world's leading technology association, has named New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Texas Representative Will Hurd, and North Carolina businessman Ron Culler the 2017 CompTIA Tech Champions. The CompTIA Tech Champion...

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NCPA Supports House Legislation to End Retroactive Pharmacy DIR Fees

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:33:00 EST

(image) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today endorsed bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that prohibits pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees...

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Secretary Price Urged to Delay Enforcement Of Short Term Insurance Regulation

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:30:00 EST

(image) FERGUS FALLS, Minn., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early this week Communicating for America (CA) sent Tom Price, the newly named Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, a clear message – the enforcement of a new regulations on short term insurance plans needs...

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Expert Panel To Discuss Trump's Impact On Global Security Feb. 16 At DU

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

DENVER, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --   WHAT:  The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) will present a panel discussion entitled "How Will President Trump Impact Global Security?" The event will feature national security a...