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Apr 24, 2020, 20:08 ET Pennsylvania Association of Realtors? Urges PA House to Pass House Bill 2412

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors? urges the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to pass House Bill 2412 (Polinchock, R-Bucks), which would...


Apr 24, 2020, 16:41 ET Joint Statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Resumption of the Paycheck Protection Program

Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement...


Apr 23, 2020, 19:49 ET PIA National Praises House Passage of Bill to Add Funds to CARES Act Programs

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) praised today's passage of H.R. 266 by a vote of 388-5. The legislation...


Apr 23, 2020, 19:45 ET Federal Funds May Not Reach Medically Underserved Affected by COVID-19, Reports NACHC

Congress has passed a $483 billion package that promises to bring some relief to providers and boost testing on the frontlines of COVID-19. Even as...


Apr 23, 2020, 18:31 ET AACC Commends Congress for Including Funding for Testing Improvements in the Latest Coronavirus Relief Package

Statement attributable to: Carmen L. Wiley, PhD President, American Association for Clinical Chemistry "AACC applauds the U.S. Senate and House of...


Apr 23, 2020, 17:03 ET Nation's Mayors Determined to Secure Federal Aid Needed to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the absence of fiscal assistance for local...


Apr 23, 2020, 09:14 ET Lakeside Bank Successfully Securing CARES Act / PPP Support

The Coronavirus has changed everything. Except at Lakeside Bank. For 54 years Lakeside has built client relationships through a unique blend of...


Apr 22, 2020, 21:21 ET New Pennsylvania Legislation Would Help Pave the Way for Security Deposit Elimination

LeaseLock, the only provider of a nationwide A-rated lease insurance program that totally eliminates security deposits, surety bonds and guarantors...


Apr 22, 2020, 19:40 ET Pace-O-Matic of Virginia Applauds Passage of Amendment Enabling Virginians to Continue Playing Popular Skill Games and Support New COVID-19 Relief Fund

Pace-O-Matic of Virginia (POM of VA), who markets Queen of Virginia Skill & Entertainment skill games, released the following statement today...


Apr 22, 2020, 12:14 ET Hoffa: New Workplace Safety Bill Would Provide COVID-19 Protection

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2020 The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about legislation introduced yesterday by House...


Apr 22, 2020, 09:15 ET Freeman Launching 'Go LIVE Together' Coalition to Protect the Trade Show and Live Events Industry

Freeman is uniting with live events leaders from across the United States to announce the formation of Go LIVE Together, a coalition of 80 founding...


Apr 21, 2020, 17:43 ET MAZON Outraged By Congress' Failure to Help Millions of Americans Facing Hunger

Despite skyrocketing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has once again failed to address the urgent needs of the 60 million...


Apr 21, 2020, 12:30 ET The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance Calls On Albany To Expand Workers' Compensation To Include COVID-19 Workplace Exposure

The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance today called on Albany to guarantee workers' compensation to include COVID-19 workplace exposure for all...


Apr 21, 2020, 09:24 ET ACB and Other Disability Advocacy Organizations Bring Voting Rights Complaint before Department of Justice

The American Council of the Blind, along with its New York affiliate and other disability advocacy organizations, has brought a complaint before the...


Apr 21, 2020, 08:53 ET REPORT: Share of State K-12 Education Budgets Going to Pension Costs Has Doubled in Two Decades

A new report from Equable Institute examining the impact of growing teacher pension unfunded liabilities on state K-12 education budgets finds that...


Apr 21, 2020, 08:41 ET Commvault Initiates Patent Infringement Litigation Against Cohesity and Rubrik

Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in data management across cloud and on-premises environments, today filed...


Apr 20, 2020, 11:00 ET PMHC Urges Congress to Adopt Measures to Provide Critical Support to Home and Community-Based Direct Care Workers

David J. Totaro, Chairman of the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care issued the following statement today. "Home and community-based service...


Apr 17, 2020, 16:59 ET Insulin Co-Pays Capped at $100 for People with Diabetes in Washington

Recently, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law American Diabetes Association (ADA)-supported legislation capping monthly copayments for...


Apr 17, 2020, 16:44 ET Health Coalition Urges Congress to Grant Immunity to Pandemic Responders

The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today announced it had sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging inclusion of relief from the threat ...


Apr 16, 2020, 13:49 ET The North American Veterinary Community Launches National Campaign To Galvanize Veterinary Professionals In Support Of One Health Act

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) today launched a grassroots advocacy and awareness campaign to engage veterinary professionals and the ...


Apr 16, 2020, 13:31 ET Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer Raises 2.5x's More Than Democrat Incumbent For The Third Time Despite Pandemic Slowdown

Laura Loomer, Republican candidate for Congress in Florida's 21st District, home to President and Mrs. Trump, announced that her campaign has raised...


Apr 15, 2020, 23:12 ET Protect Our Public Schools Condemns DeVos-Funded Group's Dangerous Protest in Lansing, Michigan

Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) strongly condemned financial support from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her family for one of two groups ...


Apr 15, 2020, 20:43 ET Statement by Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement...


Apr 14, 2020, 20:46 ET Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announce details of aid expected under the CARES Act

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air agreed to general terms today with the U.S. Treasury regarding their participation in the Payroll Support Program...


Apr 14, 2020, 14:46 ET Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Hosts Discussion On How To Help Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19 Find Economic Relief

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland's 7th Congressional District, will host a ...