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2013-09-11 12:26:37

Senators recognized for leadership on comprehensive immigration reform legislation; Chairman Hastings honored for advancing legislation to secure supply of helium WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that the recipients of the 2013 SIA Congressional Leadership Awards are Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and...

2013-08-27 08:28:23

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (OTC Markets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com), a leader in providing consulting services and patented systems to the medical and retail industries, announced their support of Senator Patrick Leahy's call for a Congressional hearing on the conflict between state and federal medical cannabis laws. Congressional hearings are often a springboard for new legislation, and in the case of marijuana laws, would represent a turning point...

2013-08-26 20:21:47

WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Democratic issues strategist Robert Weiner, a former White House spokesman and senior staff for three House Committees, and policy and research analyst Nakia Gladden are highlighting Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-Balt) emergence as President Obama's biggest defender in the wake of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa's "overreach" and his concentration on "phony scandals."...

2013-07-13 00:22:35

NY Sen. Schumer & Ohio's Sen. Brown Call on MTA to Reform Project Bids BUFFALO, N.Y., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) flagged yesterday's public statements and a joint letter by U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) directed at the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), urging the public agency avoid using steel from state-owned Chinese enterprises on future infrastructure projects. (Logo:...

2013-04-15 20:22:07

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Senator Charles Schumer's remarks over the weekend about provisions that could be added to an alternative bill regarding background checks are "demonstrably false and delusional," the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. The perennially anti-gun Schumer told reporters that a concealed carry reciprocity amendment that may be offered to the alternative bill sponsored by Senators Joe Manchin and...

2013-03-26 12:31:28

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa requests feedback on bipartisan bill at legislation.nextgov.com WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nextgov today launched an online tool that allows readers to comment on draft language of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Passed unanimously by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on March 20(th), FITARA will next be considered by the full House. The Nextgov feedback tool, available at...

2013-03-12 12:28:34

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was honored last night by the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) for his advocacy work and legislative accomplishments on mental health issues. APAPO recognized Senator Whitehouse with the 2013 Outstanding Leadership Award, given annually to a member of Congress who has prominently championed the goals of professional psychology. "Senator Whitehouse has been a national...

2013-03-11 08:29:43

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CEANNATE Corp., an outperformer for business process outsourcing services providing key expertise in the financial environment surrounding higher education in the United States, today announced the hiring of Walter Pryor as Vice President of Government Relations. CEANNATE's subsidiaries focus on education portfolio receivables management, education loan servicing and government payment integrity solutions. Pryor is an attorney with...

Google To Launch Free Wi-Fi In NYC’s Chelsea Neighborhood
2013-01-09 05:01:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google announced on Tuesday that it would begin offering free public Wi-Fi service to people in the western portion of New York City´s Chelsea neighborhood, where the company has its local headquarters. The 13-block coverage zone includes areas between Gansevoort Street and West 19th Street, from 8th Avenue to 10th Avenue. Google CIO Ben Fried made the announcement in Manhattan, alongside New York City Mayor Michael...

Senate Bill Creates Martial Law Over Online Accounts
2012-11-20 14:19:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the worst form of hypocrisy, a Senate bill went from tightening up security on your email account, to instead giving federal agencies martial law on all your Internet accounts. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, proposed a legislation called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011. The original wording of the legislation makes it harder for law enforcement to peek in on your...