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2013-07-19 12:25:12

Construction Workers Union Ramps Up Support for Comprehensive Reform WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just a week after rallying with more than a thousand comprehensive immigration reform supporters outside the Capitol building, the Laborers' International Union of North America is reaching out directly to Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. On behalf of more than 500,000 construction workers, LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan sent a letter,...

2013-05-22 16:25:42

May 23, 2013, is Hepatitis B and C Testing and Awareness Day in the U.S. House of Representatives. ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viral hepatitis is an asymptomatic disease affecting more than 5.3 million Americans. More than 75 percent of those with hepatitis C are unaware they have the virus. Hepatitis B and C Testing and Awareness Day in the U.S. House of Representatives will take place at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Rayburn Foyer of the Rayburn House Office...

2012-12-21 20:20:57

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD), is elated to announce that the Medicare IVIG Access Act (HR 1845) has passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, allowing the legislation to be signed into law by the President. In the U.S., there are approximately 250,000 people diagnosed with primary...

2012-12-19 16:23:36

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD), praises the actions of the U.S. House of Representatives in passing the Medicare IVIG Access Act (HR 1845). In the U.S., there are approximately 250,000 people diagnosed with PIDD, and thousands more go undetected. PIDD occurs in patients born with an immune system that either is absent...

2012-07-11 10:23:46

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, praised the U.S. House of Representatives for voting today to overturn the 2010 abortion-funding health care law. The President's health care law includes subsidies for health plans that include abortion coverage in state health insurance exchanges, and a mandatory abortion fee in all exchange plans that cover abortion. It includes...

2012-05-31 10:24:05

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a Thursday afternoon vote, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 failed to reach the two-thirds threshold required to pass the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would restrict abortions motivated by sex discrimination. Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President for Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), had the following to say: "We are deeply saddened that the U.S. House of Representatives would vote to...

2012-03-28 23:03:39

Legislation reauthorizes and improves two laws that are critical to children´s health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) today praised the introduction of the BPCA and PREA Reauthorization Act of 2012 (H.R. 4274) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Introduced by Representatives Mike Rogers (R-MI), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA), the legislation reauthorizes and...

2011-12-13 17:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark H. Ayers, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today upon passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 by the U.S. House of Representatives: "Unemployment among American construction professionals today remains 13 percent nationally and in many areas, well over 20%. Without question, this constitutes a prolonged crisis of unemployment and...

2011-11-01 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National wireless consumer coalition MyWireless.org® commends the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous approval of H.R. 1002, the bipartisan Lofgren-Franks 'Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011.' Passed by a voice vote and backed by 236 co-sponsors, this pro-consumer legislation calls for a 5-year moratorium on all new, discriminatory state and local wireless taxes and fees. (Logo: <font size="2"...

2011-10-13 19:25:00

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reacting to the passage of H. R. 2250 by the U. S. House of Representatives, American Boiler Manufacturers Association President/CEO Randy Rawson released the following statement: "In passing H. R. 2250 the U. S. House of Representatives has once again engaged in pugnacious political theater of the type to which we have become all too accustomed in recent months. "Approving this bill, the House has cast its lot with discredited,...