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2014-04-14 23:02:19

Parker Waichman LLP applauds U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s efforts to promote and clarify little known tax breaks for 9/11 survivors and first responders. According to a press release from Senator Gillibrand’s office, disability payments made to 9/11 first responders and survivors are not taxable; additionally, the estates of those who died from September 11th injuries related to their rescue and recovery duties are entitled to an income tax refund of at least $10,000. Port...

2014-04-11 12:22:46

Maureen Grieco joins team from MIT's Philanthropic Partnerships office. BOSTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the EMK Institute) is proud to announce Maureen O. Grieco as Vice President of Development. As a member of the Institute's senior management team she will design and implement the organization's Fundraising Strategic Plan. Grieco has 10 years in managing major gift fundraising for large organizations. Most...

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...

2014-01-28 23:20:57

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Remains A Driving Force Behind Efforts to Ban Asbestos Use DALLAS (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 For the 10th consecutive year, the first week of April will be designated as National Asbestos Awareness Week, thanks to a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate. Senator Max Baucus led the effort to pass Senate Resolution 336 on January 16, 2014, to raise the public awareness concerning both the dangers of exposure to asbestos and the prevalence of...

2013-12-17 23:03:03

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Filed as Amendment to Senate Finance Committee Legislation Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 The Senate Finance Committee recently passed the Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2013, and with it, an amendment to include the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, a top public policy priority for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). The amendment, which had the same language as S. 1672, was...

2013-10-01 08:24:47

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MEDIA ADVISORY (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131001/MN88157) ?CENTER FORWARD HOSTS ENERGY FORUMFOR A DISCUSSION ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY With?Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)?Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)?Tom Fanning, CEO of the Southern Company ModeratorAmy Harder, National Journal Washington, DC - Today, Center Forward announced its upcoming event, an energy forum to discuss our national energy policy, with Senator Lisa...

2013-09-30 23:22:55

National Case Management Associations, ACMA and CMSA, Work With Members of US Senate to Gain Recognition of Case Management on National Level Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 On Friday, the United States Senate passed S. Res. 214, a resolution declaring the week of October 13-19, 2013, as "National Case Management Week," to recognize the value of case management in improving healthcare outcomes for patients. The resolution, which passed unanimously, was introduced by...

2013-09-27 16:23:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) today expressed strong opposition to the U.S. Senate's failure to approve a continuing resolution that would ensure that the government is funded with a budget extension while defunding the abortion?funding and conscience?violating "Affordable Care Act." Of the vote, Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, said: "The U.S. Senate failed in its responsibility to save Americans from the pain...

2013-07-10 12:25:09

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Elizabeth Alexander, a former aide and Press Secretary to U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has been appointed Managing Director with the firm's Strategic Communications segment in Washington, D.C. Alexander will advise clients on communications strategies...