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2014-03-13 12:35:33

Setting the Record Straight on What Ohio Has Done to Help Small Businesses and Lower Tax Rates COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Gough, President and CEO of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, issued the following statement today regarding yesterday's U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing on e-fairness: "In yesterday's House Judiciary Committee hearing, Representative Steve Chabot suggested that states would not use revenues from closing the online sales tax loophole...

2014-03-12 12:33:52

Momentum for Marketplace Fairness is Picking Up WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Council of Shopping Centers is calling for immediate Congressional action on legislation to create marketplace fairness after the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this morning on the Internet sales tax issue. "We applaud Chairman Goodlatte and the House Judiciary Committee for holding today's hearing," said Michael Kercheval, president and CEO of the...

2014-02-28 23:02:48

Michigan’s Logan’s Law, a package of bills that prohibit convicted animal abusers from adopting pets for five years, passed the House Judiciary Committee and now awaits consideration by the full House and Senate. The bills’ creator appreciates the support of Animal Support as they now look for final legislative approval to make the bill a new state law. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Matthew Falk the creator of Logan’s Law thanks Animal Support and its cofounders Dr. Michael Omidi and...

2014-02-24 23:02:43

Animal Support applauds the passage of Logan’s Law by the State’s House Judiciary Committee and urges Michigan’s animal lovers to support the bills as they head for a full House vote, followed by the State Senate and Governor. Animal lovers are asked to demonstrate their approval of the bills online. (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Logan’s Law, a package of Michigan state bills that prohibit convicted animal abusers from adopting pets for five years, passed the House Judiciary...

2013-11-21 16:29:31

Measure targets abusive litigation SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) congratulates House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and members of the House Judiciary Committee for putting forward a strengthened version of the Innovation Act to the full House. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/LA33954LOGO) According to Overstock.com Chairman and CEO Patrick Byrne, the bill addresses abusive patent litigation...

2013-09-18 16:27:24

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) welcomed the statement of remote taxation principles put forward today by the House Judiciary Committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/LA33954LOGO) "These principles are the best framework for a reasoned-based dialogue on this complex and sensitive subject that we've seen to date," said Jonathan Johnson, Overstock's executive vice chairman of the board. "We commend Chairman Bob Goodlatte...

2013-05-23 16:20:26

Memorial Day Weekend Statement by Judy Van Ness of ACVRC, Widow of Richard Van Ness, of the U.S. Navy WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation heads into the Memorial Day Weekend honoring our country's military and veterans who served their country, the Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign issued the following statement on the House Judiciary Committee passage of H.R. 982: "I am outraged that the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is sending a bill to the...

2013-05-20 12:26:33

ACVRC asks: Why Are They Afraid to Hear From Victims Before Tuesday Vote? WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genevieve Bosilevac was diagnosed with mesothelioma just a few days before her 48(th) birthday in 2009. The cause was exposure to asbestos from products used in her family's business and home renovations. Since the diagnosis, she has devoted her energy and strength to fighting this disease and ensuring that her six-year-old twin sons have as much time with...

2012-07-24 10:26:31

Shopping Center Industry Applauds Movement by U.S. Congress on the Marketplace Equity Act WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3179, the Marketplace Equity Act, a bill that levels the playing field between brick-and-mortar and Internet-only retailers. The Judiciary Committee hearing comes on the heels of recent Senate activity on S. 1832, the Marketplace Fairness Act, a similar bill, which was filed as an...

2012-04-20 02:23:42

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Next week, the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee will determine the fate of Assembly Bill 1844, authored by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose). The bill would prohibit employers from requiring an employee or prospective employee to provide the username and password to their social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120420/CG91413) "When we seek employment, we...