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2014-02-24 23:04:48

Elizabeth L. “Betsy” Schmid has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy, bringing extensive legislative experience on budget policy from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Elizabeth L. “Betsy” Schmid has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy, bringing extensive legislative experience on...

2013-06-24 16:27:57

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk, beneficiary of RIC's advanced rehabilitation treatment, Dick Durbin, to speak CHICAGO, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What: U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin will help break ground for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's (RIC) new $550 million facility that will change the way physical medicine and rehabilitation is delivered in the United States. The 1.2 million-square-foot research hospital will feature five interdisciplinary Innovation Centers...

2013-06-04 16:21:02

IRVING, Texas, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AARC is mourning the loss of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), whose roots with the American Association for Respiratory Care run deep because of the airline smoking legislation he sponsored. The AARC championed a ban of smoking on airlines back in the late 1980s by enlisting the support of AARC members across the country, who went out to the nation's airports to survey the flying public about smoking on commercial airline flights and...

2011-11-09 11:50:00

Federal legislation empowers states, modernizes law to reflect 21st Century Marketplace WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) supports Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) in introducing the Marketplace Fairness Act which, if enacted, will close an online sales tax loophole that has hurt local retailers, fueled state budget shortfalls, and placed consumers at unnecessary risk for fines...

2011-09-29 19:14:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic Payments Coalition spokeswoman Trish Wexler issued the following statement today regarding Senator Dick Durbin's (D-IL) remarks on the unintended consequences of the "Durbin amendment" - a law that directed the Federal Reserve to institute government price controls on the debit card market, which will be implemented on October 1, 2011: "It is astounding that Senator Durbin, who created today's chaos, is now trying to point the finger...

2011-09-08 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Senator Dick Durbin will chair a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled "New State Voting Laws: Barriers to the Ballot?" A misleading press release on Senator Durbin's website states that "The overwhelming evidence, however, indicates that voter impersonation fraud is virtually non-existent and these new laws will make it harder for hundreds of thousands of elderly, disabled, minority, young, rural, and low income Americans to exercise...

2011-09-07 09:07:00

Tens of Thousands Could Be Disenfranchised PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today applauded Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Richard Durbin's (D-IL) announcement that he will chair a Congressional hearing on Thurs., Sept. 8 to assess the potential impact of new voting laws passed by several states. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) These laws will reduce the number of early voting days, require voters to show...

2011-07-01 08:27:00

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to yesterday's introduction of S. 1310, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011, by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement. Statement by Steve Mister, President & CEO, CRN: "CRN opposes the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011 because it is a misguided bill that doesn't...

2011-03-01 11:09:00

CHICAGO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica, the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, and iBIO commend Senator Durbin for highlighting the connection between research, innovation and job growth during his tour of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) yesterday. All organizations supported and participated in the meeting to raise awareness of the importance of research and development in Illinois, and to our national economy. (Logo:...

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2011-02-16 07:10:00

Democratic Senators Dick Durbin and Frank Lautenberg made an appeal Tuesday for a ban on the use of tobacco, including smokeless products, in professional baseball, citing the athletes' role-model appeal to young Americans, the AFP new agency reports. In letters to the sport's commissioner Bud Selig, as well as the head of the players association Michael Weiner: "We write to ask that Major League Baseball (MLB) prohibit the use of tobacco products on the field, the dugout, and the lockers...