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2013-12-04 08:23:07

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leaders of American Trucking Associations commended Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) for introducing legislation to address the nation's woefully underfunded transportation system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "American Trucking Associations is very pleased to support Congressman Blumenauer's proposal to increase and index the federal fuel tax," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves....

2013-11-07 23:01:38

The event-recap video highlights comments from various presenters about expanding the standards-development process and the importance of considering a mobile phone category for the EPEAT Registry. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Earlier this summer, the Green Electronics Council announced a collaboration with UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), to bring a mobile-device category to the EPEAT® registry of greener electronics. The organizations...

Medical Marijuana Proposal Seeks Legalization Under Federal Law
2013-02-26 15:33:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ground work has been laid to open up legislature to try and get medical marijuana legalized under federal laws. Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation on Monday that boasts more than 150 advocates from around the country, attempting to allow more states to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes and get federal law on their side. There are currently 19 states where medical marijuana is legal but a gray area...

2012-04-03 10:20:29

ARLINGTON, Va., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves called on Congress to swiftly adopt a proposal introduced by Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-Penn.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) to repeal the 12% federal excise tax on large trucks and replace it with a modest increase in the federal diesel fuel tax. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "The proposal by Congressmen Gerlach and Blumenauer would not only reinforce...

2011-12-14 14:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NGO alliance InterAction applauds Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) for introducing the Water for the World Act of 2012. This bipartisan legislation - supported by 13 cosponsors including House Committee of Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Howard Berman (D-CA) - would enhance the coordination, sustainability, integration, and oversight of U.S. water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance. Improved access to safe...

2011-03-07 15:58:00

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are very fortunate that, in these hard economic times, the President knows the economic importance of investing in transportation," said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, blogging in advance of his opening presentation at the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit, March 8-10, 2011 in Washington, D.C. LaHood is the first of many impressive speakers at the Summit, from Janette Sadik-Khan (commissioner of the NYC...

2010-06-09 17:00:00

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) today endorsed The Green Railcar Enhancement Act of 2010 ("the Act"), co-sponsored by Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Bill Shuster (R-PA) and John Tanner (D-TN) with the bipartisan support of 50 members of Congress. The legislation is aimed at revitalizing the U.S. freight car manufacturing industry, generating between 30,000 and 50,000 jobs nationwide, and accelerating the...

2009-07-15 09:13:00

American Society of Civil Engineers Commends Rep. Blumenauer for Commitment to Protecting Nation's Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Systems WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans, we owe our health and much of our quality of life to the improvements that have been made during the past century to the drinking water and wastewater systems on which we rely. Despite the importance of those systems to our daily lives and the nation's economy, our water infrastructure...

2009-04-13 10:29:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Oregon's best-known public policy servants and spokespersons, Kerry Tymchuk, is leaving politics to become a corporate communications advisor at Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, Inc. (CFM). Tymchuk, who will be a CFM Principal, started today and is based in the firm's Portland office. He will work closely with CFM Partner Pat McCormick in expanding CFM's corporate reputation management and issues management practices. Headquartered...

2009-02-27 09:30:00

New revenue sources to fix transportation could come from carbon cap and vehicle miles traveled fees WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund applauds U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) for launching a debate today about how new transportation finance measures can work together with climate change initiatives to shape sustainable transportation reforms. Congressman Blumenauer's 10-year "National Plan to Reinvest in America" envisions a transition from the...