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2014-03-03 08:24:01

Draft Legislation from Chairman Shimkus is "Vital Step Forward" in Modernizing 38-Year-Old Statute RACINE, Wis., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, one of the world's largest household goods manufacturers and a strong supporter of TSCA reform, applauded the release of the draft "Chemicals in Commerce Act" by U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. "We have long supported updating this antiquated statute," said Kelly M. Semrau,...

2014-02-27 20:22:15

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chemistry Council (ACC) President & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement in response to Congressman John Shimkus' release of a discussion draft of the Chemicals in Commerce Act of 2014, a bill to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). "We applaud Chairman Shimkus' commitment to creating a more effective chemical regulatory system and welcome the draft Chemicals in Commerce Act of 2014. The release of...

2011-05-04 14:04:00

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) met in Washington, D.C. today for the Association's Annual Washington Fly-In. Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) spoke to the group at breakfast on critical issues affecting the chemical distribution industry and commended them on their efforts to educate Congress on those key issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO ) The Congressman said, "The...

2010-06-23 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. and Get Game Smart, in cooperation with several members of Congress, will host the first Capitol Hill Family Game Night tonight. Members of Congress, congressional staff members and their families will gather to learn helpful tips on managing their family's digital media use. Attendees will have the opportunity to demo Xbox 360 parental controls and play the latest family-friendly Xbox 360 titles such as "The Beatles: Rock...

2010-01-18 15:20:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the ISRA Fed-PAC: The ISRA Fed-PAC is pleased to announce its list of endorsed and preferred candidates in the 2010 Illinois Primary Election. Selections were made based on an analysis of candidate voting records, public statements, and stated positions on issues important to law-abiding Illinois gun owners. Candidates chosen for endorsement typically have long and proven records of support for our issues....

2009-08-14 10:20:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure Energy received notice from Representatives Todd Akin (MO-2), Russ Carnahan (MO-3), Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-1), Danny Davis (IL-7), Phil Hare (IL-17), Aaron Schock (IL-18), John Shimkus (IL -19), Tim Johnson (IL-15), Mark Kirk (IL-10), Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9), Peter Roskam (IL-6), and Senators Christopher Bond (MO), Roland Burris (IL), and Richard Durbin (IL) that a bipartisan, bi-state letter has been sent to National Energy Technology Laboratory...

2009-03-20 15:07:00

DECATUR, Ill., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure Energy received notice from Representatives Phil Hare (IL-17), Aaron Schock (IL-18), John Shimkus (IL -19), and Senator Roland Burris that a bipartisan letter has been sent to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu urging him to carefully review Secure Energy's loan guarantee application for its coal gasification plant scheduled for construction in Decatur, IL. Congress created the loan guarantee program in the Energy Policy Act of 2005...

2008-08-21 21:00:27

By Mike Riopell;mike.riopell@lee.net SPRINGFIELD - The Blagojevich administration plans to add to the hundreds of thousands of dollars it's already spent on a high- profile Washington, D.C., lobbying firm that has worked on securing the stalled FutureGen power plant project for Illinois. State records show a new $165,000 contract for lobbying giant Cassidy and Associates will begin at the end of the month and run through June of 2009. The new money is in addition to the $303,000 the...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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