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2014-04-10 16:30:04

Landmark Open Data Legislation to Overhaul Federal Spending Transparency WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Data Transparency Coalition: The United States Senate approved an amended version of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 994) today by unanimous consent. Advocates expect the landmark open data legislation, known as the DATA Act, to earn swift approval in the U.S. House of Representatives, where an...

2014-04-09 10:04:04

Even six-year-olds know who you sit beside matters, whether you're in first grade or at a high-powered dinner. But now a new study, using the U.S. Senate Chamber as its laboratory, provides documented evidence of that phenomenon. It shows that where a person is located influences who they interact with and who they will turn to in order to build support for their own agenda. For the powerful however, seating arrangements don't make much of a difference. That's because the people they...

2014-04-04 16:25:45

MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Borrow Smart Alabama, an industry group comprised of short-term lenders, said hard-working Alabamians who depend on payday credit in emergencies or to make ends meet will benefit from the state Senate's refusal to pass anti-consumer, anti-business database legislation. The legislation in the Senate, called HB 145, would have established a statewide database tracking individual payday lending activity while imposing a heavy fee on the...

2014-03-24 23:26:17

RF Safe warns consumers that not keeping the required distance specified in a phone user manual between the device and user can result in unsafe levels of cell phone radiation exposure. Lawmakers have already passed Senate and House Bills to alert consumers of cell phone radiation levels on retail packaging at point of sale. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 RF Safe, the world's leading provider of proven cell phone radiation safety solutions has issued a consumer alert that...

2014-03-24 16:25:05

Bill would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act and keep them out of kids' hands ST. PAUL, Minn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Commerce Committee passed Senate File 2027, a bill that would uphold Minnesota's strong standard of clean indoor air by adding e-cigarette use to the Freedom to Breathe Act. SF 2027 will also take steps to keep e-cigarettes out of kids' hands by keeping them behind the counter, licensing retailers and banning them from Minnesota...

2014-03-12 16:21:14

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will address high school students participating in the 2014 United States Senate Youth Program at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 13, at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The event will air on NASA Television. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The discussion will focus on the intersection of public service and U.S. leadership in space exploration. Bolden will deliver the...

2014-03-10 23:25:54

Human Experimentation without informed consent is at the center of a Senate Judicary Committee Investigation of a Prestiguous Academic University, which was reopened after violations of USC 1001 of the Federal Code. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Since 2008, the Honorable Senator Grassley has investigated Northwestern University for allegations surrounding Human Experimentation without Informed consent. According to FDA documents, 667 patients received the non-approved FDA devices...

2014-03-10 23:00:27

Senate Democrats have announced they will be launching an overnight “talkathon” tonight about climate change. Climate science and policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Senate Democrats have announced they will be launching an overnight “talkathon” tonight. The move is spearheaded by Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, avowedly to raise awareness about the new Senate Climate Action...

2014-03-09 23:00:26

RF Safe calls for consumers to show support for Senate Bill 2571 SD1, requiring cell phone radiation warning labels on smartphones. Improper phone use can cause unsafe levels of radiation exposure under current FCC guidelines - it's the fine print warnings the wireless industry doesn’t want consumers to see. (PRWEB) March 09, 2014 RF Safe, a driving force behind safer cell phone technologies has launched a petition to garner public support for Senate Bill 2571 SD1 John Coates, RF...

2014-03-05 16:22:53

Legislation a Boost for U.S. Real Estate, Businesses and Environment WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Real Estate Roundtable President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey D. DeBoer today commended the U.S. House of Representatives in passing energy efficiency legislation, and urged the Senate to take similar action: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130520/DC17541 "The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act (H.R. 2126) - sponsored by Representatives David...