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Published: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:37:12 EDT

Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:02:00 EDT


El senador Frank Artiles renuncia al Senado del estado de Florida

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:02:00 EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, 21 de abril de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Poniendo en primer lugar a su familia, al estado de Florida y a sus seguidores, el senador estatal republicano Frank Artiles ha renunciado a la banca para la que fue elegido por los votantes del Distrito 40. Tras...

PCMA: New Analysis Finds C-THRU Act Would Increase Federal Spending by $20 Billion

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:13:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Moran Company study examining the budgetary impact of S. 637, "Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act," introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), projects that the legislation would increase federal...

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Union leader: "In a government shutdown, it's the American people who pay the price."

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:08:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, today called on Congress to pass a federal budget and keep the government open for business....

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Tobacco Companies Gave $1.5 Million to Trump Inaugural and Ramped Up Lobbying - They Want to Roll Back FDA Oversight of E-Cigarettes, Cigars

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:07:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: New disclosure documents filed this week show the big tobacco companies are spending huge sums and hiring an army of lobbyists to...

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Advocates to Rally for Child Care on Capitol Hill April 25

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:15:00 EDT

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 25, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) will host child care advocates and parents from across the country on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to increase federal funding for early child care and education programs. This year,...

Sen. Bernie Sanders to be Honored at Death Penalty Focus Dinner

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:00:00 EDT

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will receive the 2017 Abolition Award from Death Penalty Focus at its 26th Annual Awards Dinner on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.  "Senator Sanders was the...

CAPG Launches Quality Payment Program Webinar Series with CMS

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:03:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CAPG is launching a new webinar series to educate physicians and physician groups nationwide about implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) through the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Through a...

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Goodman Acker P.C. Seeks Donations for Lawsuit to End Gerrymandering in Michigan

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:24:00 EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodman Acker P.C. has launched a new website to crowdfund a lawsuit from Michigan voters who want to put an end to gerrymandering of the state's legislative and congressional districts. The website,, provides...

Alzheimer's Association Launches Comprehensive Toolkit Following Medicare Decision To Cover Care Planning For People With Cognitive Impairment

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:39:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alzheimer's Association announced the launch of the Cognitive Impairment Care Planning Toolkit for care providers. This comprehensive resource provides critical information and best practices for physicians, nurse...

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Top Environmental Leaders - former Senator Boxer and former Speaker Nunez - Call for State Approval of Huntington Beach Desalination Project

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:33:00 EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The proposed Huntington Beach desalination project received a significant boost today as two of the country's top environmental leaders called on state regulators to approve the project, which would provide Orange County with...

Voting for a President Every Four Years; It's a Start but It's Not Enough

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:16:00 EDT

(image) WACONIA, Minn., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Take Back Your State is a non-partisan tool that provides people an ability to view and vote on legislation being considered in their home state.  To ensure transparency, all user votes are aggregated and visible for everyone to see.  Eac...

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Don't Believe Everything You Hear About Senate Bill 478

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:38:00 EDT

(image) OKLAHOMA CITY, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner. The Oklahoma Legislature is currently debating a bill that could help Oklahomans find more affordable health insurance. Senate Bill 478 authorizes the...

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U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes' vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth's tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered...

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'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Order to Lead to American Worker Protections, Says FAIR

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:03:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, in response to today's Executive Order by President Donald Trump aimed at protecting American workers from mass cheap foreign...

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U.S. Sen. Steven Daines Sees the NMTC at Work during Tour of New Universal Athletic Headquarters in Bozeman

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:02:00 EDT

(image) BOZEMAN, Mont., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Steven Daines toured the new corporate headquarters of Universal Athletic Services on Monday. Senator Daines was also joined by Bozeman Mayor Carson Taylor and Bozeman Director of Economic Development Brit Fontenot for...

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RiskSense CEO and Arizona State CIO to Lead Cyber Risk Roundtable at NASCIO Midyear Conference

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:30:00 EDT

(image) SUNNYVALE, Calif. and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RiskSense®, Inc., the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management, today announced its co-founder and CEO Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala will lead a cyber risk roundtable discussion with Morgan Reed, CIO for...

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Intoxalock calls for strengthening DUI enforcement efforts after gubernatorial signing of Senate File 444

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:17:00 EDT

(image) DES MOINES, Iowa, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Branstad recently signed into law Senate File 444 allowing repeat impaired-driving offenders to participate in a 24/7 Sobriety Program. Intoxalock, a leader in alcohol monitoring and DUI prevention methods, supports this law and str...

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HFA Petitions USDA To Cease Payments To Producers Who Neglect Livestock

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Humane Farming Association (HFA) has filed a petition with the Trump Administration to cease USDA Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) payments to producers who do not protect their livestock from adverse weather. The Farm...

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NPCA: La celebración de la "Semana del Parque Nacional" pone de relieve los $12 mil millones que se requieren para la restauración de los parques de Estados Unidos

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:35:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, 14 de abril de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Esta semana, los norteamericanos y los visitantes internacionales explorarán sin cargo alguno los 417 parques nacionales del país en los fines de semana del 15 al 16 de abril y del 22 al 23 de abril, en celebración de la...

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NPCA: "National Park Week" Celebration Underscores the $12 Billion Need to Restore America's Parks

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:35:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Americans and international visitors will explore the country's 417 national parks free of charge on the weekends of April 15-16 and April 22-23, in celebration of National Park Week.  Awaiting visitors are places that share...

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