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2011-12-22 13:50:00

Prepayment Review Faces Mounting Criticism from Aging and Disability Communities WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has asked the Obama Administration to stop a demonstration project that affects Medicare beneficiaries requiring mobility assistance, saying it "will have a significant, immediate and adverse impact on people with disabilities," reports the American Association for Homecare. The...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

Task Ahead is Congressional Passage of PNTR WASHINGTON, Dec.16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for U.S.-Russia Trade, comprised to date of more than 70 business associations, companies and agricultural groups, including the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Farm Bureau Federation, welcomed the announcement today by the WTO's Ministerial Conference in Geneva to formally invite Russia to become a member of the global rules-based body. The Coalition's...

2011-12-15 15:16:00

State Sought Waiver of Requirement That Insurers Limit Profits and Overhead to Make Health Insurance More Affordable WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today applauded the Obama Administration's decision to reject a bid by politicians in the state of Florida to evade a key consumer protection rule in the health reform law that requires insurance companies to reduce bloated bureaucracies and excessive profits to spend more on actual health care. The...

2011-12-06 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council criticized President Obama's memorandum today instructing federal agencies to promote the acceptance of homosexuality and gender identity disorder through its foreign policy. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO</font>) FRC Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg made the following comments: "It is startling that President Obama is prepared to throw the full weight...

2011-11-11 10:21:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is disappointed by the Obama administration's imposition of a lengthy delay in deciding whether to permit the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO )</font> "We certainly understand the need to assure that the 1,700-mile pipeline is consistent with environmental protection," said AJC Executive Director David Harris....

2011-11-10 16:38:00

Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, On Delay of Keystone XL Pipeline Construction WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement today in response to the U.S. State Department delay of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) Environmentalists formed a circle...

2011-11-09 11:14:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today applauded the Obama administration's call to action in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Mylan President Heather Bresch commented: "While the generics industry has made significant contributions toward making HIV/AIDS medicines more affordable, we believe the focus must now turn to expanding access to treatment for more people. As such, we're heartened that the Obama administration is embracing treatment as...

2011-11-07 09:58:00

Proposed Revisions to Category VIII of U.S. Munitions List Offer Relief to Exporters ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 7, 2011. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Draft revisions to Category VIII (military aircraft and associated parts and components) of the U.S. Munitions List released by the Obama administration today constitute a major milestone in the ongoing effort to control more appropriately exports to our allies of sensitive technology. "AIA has advocated for years for export control reforms that...

2011-11-04 14:39:00

313 Mile March for GMO Labeling Ended on World Food Day Support of FDA Petition JustLabelIt.org Exceeds 300,000 WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 16, World Food Day, hundreds of people rallied for 5 hours in front of the White House demanding the Obama Administration keep a 2007 campaign promise to enact labeling of genetically engineered foods, also termed "Genetically Modified Organisms" or "GMOs." The Right2Know March, a new coalition...

2011-11-03 12:26:00

76 Percent of Latinos Believe Those Who Do Not Meet Their State's Legal Requirements Should Not Be Allowed to Carry a Loaded and Concealed Gun in Public 86 Percent Support Requiring a Background Check on All Gun Sales 76 Percent Support Obama Administration Program Requiring Firearms Dealers in Border States to Report Bulk Sales of Assault Rifles NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The bipartisan coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced the results...