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2013-07-10 12:28:45

The Bangladesh Worker Safety Initiative -- Developed Through Independent Facilitation of Senators Mitchell and Snowe -- Sets Aggressive Timeline for Inspections, Training and Worker Empowerment WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a historic pact that covers the overwhelming majority of North American apparel imports from Bangladesh, an unprecedented alliance of North American retailers came together to announce today the unified purpose of dramatically improving factory...

2013-05-17 12:22:20

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Citizens for Political Reform effort. The effort, which is led by BPC Senior Fellows former Senator Olympia Snowe and former Secretary Dan Glickman, aims to connect with American citizens to find real solutions to help shape policy recommendations and support leaders who show the courage and the independence to work across the aisle to address the nation's...

2013-02-20 12:25:03

Top Political and Civic Leaders Launch "National Conversations on American Unity" in a Town Hall Event at Reagan Library on March 6 Americans Across the Country Invited to Join Dialogue Online WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) announced the creation of a new Commission on Political Reform (CPR) to understand the causes and consequences of America's partisan political divide and to recommend reforms to help Americans achieve...

2012-04-30 06:23:27

New award celebrates leaders whose work has advanced understanding and appreciation of the value of Earth and space science WASHINGTON, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of their leadership and vision in shaping policy and heightening public awareness of the value of Earth and space science, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) has chosen Google Earth, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National...

2012-04-25 06:27:36

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National wireless consumer coalition MyWireless.org® today lauded the leadership of Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and John Thune (R-SD), after the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider the implications of tax reform, and how it relates to state and local tax and fiscal policy. Pro-consumer wireless tax bills S. 543, the 'Wireless Tax...

2012-03-07 14:46:00

Falmouth CEO and Yarmouth Town Council Chair Joins Senate Race FALMOUTH, Maine, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steve Woods, Chairman of the Yarmouth Town Council and Maine business owner announced today that he will run for the United States Senate from Maine. Running as an Independent, Woods said he hopes to inspire change in the partisanship that has sharply divided the national political discourse and rendered government largely ineffective. "With the announcement of...

2012-01-26 08:26:00

NAPA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Final negotiations appear to be underway for the long anticipated FAA Reauthorization Bill in Congress. Flyers Rights, in concert with its national partners, are engaging in a final push to get the Senate version of the Airline Passengers Bill of Rights included in the final bill. The Senate version, written by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) would provide the most comprehensive measures ever for airline...

2011-04-14 13:53:00

- Senators Kerry/Snowe and Representatives Courtney/Latham introduce legislation on observation stays - WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multi-faceted coalition consisting of consumer groups, long term care providers, health care professionals, and others today praised U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) along with U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Tom Latham (R-IA) for introducing legislation that would allow access to crucial skilled...

2011-03-10 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With wireless consumers now paying on average more than 16% a month in taxes and fees on their cell phone bills, MyWireless.org® today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation that gives consumers a five-year break from new, discriminatory state and local wireless taxes and fees. The much-needed consumer relief legislation, entitled the 'Wireless Tax Fairness Act,' was re-introduced today in the U.S. Senate...

2011-02-18 13:03:00

Statement of Kate Hanni NAPA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kate Hanni, FlyersRights.org today praised the Senate's passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2011, which includes the Airline Passengers Bill of Rights, written by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) to protect passengers from lengthy tarmac delays and to ensure that "No Child is Left Unbuckled" in a new amendment #223 to the Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill. "The Senate's vote...