Politics Press Release
|05/23/2020 - 14:39||
OKFB to host farm program webinar with Congressman Lucas
Oklahoma Farm Bureau will host a live webinar Wednesday, May 27, featuring Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas to discuss assistance for agricultural producers available through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program .
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|05/23/2020 - 11:47||
Tehran-Caracas Cooperation Defends Venezuelans against Illegal US Sanctions
COHA urges Washington to allow safe passage of the Iranian fuel tankers. Any action to impede their arrival at Venezuelan ports would be illegal, counter-productive, and could ignite an international conflict with unforeseeable consequences. It is time for the US to end the use of economic sanctions and join international efforts to fight the pandemic and save lives everywhere, regardless of ideological differences.
|05/22/2020 - 16:26||
Congress Should Tap CCC Funds to Protect Farmworkers
WASHINGTON – To protect farmworkers from the risks posed by COVID-19 and support food supply chains, Congress should tap funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation to ensure farmworkers are protected.
|05/22/2020 - 15:58||
Zachary Gihorski joins NASDAs Public Policy Team
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Zachary Gihorski as Associate Director, Public Policy. Gihorski will lead NASDA’s engagement on issues under the jurisdiction of NASDA’s Food Systems and Nutrition and Plant Agriculture and Pesticide Committee. Gihorski’s first day with NASDA is today, May 22.
|05/22/2020 - 12:05||
U.S. DOE Names Two Maine Students as 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars
The United States Department of Education (DOE) has announced that 161 high school seniors, including two from Maine, have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars. The recognition honors the students’ accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.
|05/22/2020 - 08:19||
South Sudan: Bachelet calls for accountability as hundreds reported killed in intercommunal violence
GENEVA (22 May 2020) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has condemned a new outbreak of intercommunal violence in South Sudan that has reportedly left hundreds dead according to local authorities, calling for those responsible to be brought swiftly to justice.
|05/21/2020 - 20:07||
Daraa, Syria at Risk for Large Scale Attack by Regime Forces
The Assad regime and its backers gather in the countryside as the citizens of Daraa are once again rising up, continuing their fight for freedom and justice.
|05/21/2020 - 19:26||
Humanists Rebuff House Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Bill, Worry About Ramifications for Church-State Separation
Current rules outlined by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) stipulate that 75 percent of forgivable PPP loans must go to payroll—however, the upcoming bill, introduced by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), nulls this provision that puts people first.
|05/21/2020 - 19:16||
AFS Urges Congress and Administration to Fix Paycheck Protection Program
The American Foundry Society, along with a coalition of more than 130 small business organizations, is calling on Congress to make critical changes to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so small manufacturers, including foundries, have more flexibility and the opportunity to remain operational throughout COVID-19.
|05/21/2020 - 18:29||
Judge Rules in Favor of Attorney General Moodys Motion, Appoints Receiver over FCADV Foundation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—A Leon County Circuit Judge today ruled in favor of Attorney General Ashley Moody, granting a motion to appoint a receiver over the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Foundation. The receiver, Mark Healy, is already the receiver over the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and now controls the Foundation’s assets amounting to approximately $1.
|05/21/2020 - 18:26||
New Age of Impunity: Trumps Relentless Attack on Oversight
The Friday night sacking of the State Department’s Inspector General (IG) should send a shiver of fear down the spine of every IG, ethics officer, and oversight functionary remaining in federal service as Trump’s relentless attack on oversight continues with impunity.
|05/21/2020 - 18:15||
Commerce Department to Add Two Dozen Chinese Companies with Ties to WMD and Military Activities to the Entity List
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced it will add 24 governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List for engaging in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The entities, based in China, Hong Kong, and the Cayman Islands, represent a significant risk of supporting procurement of items for military end-use in China.
|05/21/2020 - 16:11||
U.S. Dependence on Supply Chains in Mexico Exposed by COVID-19
Pentagon officials recently raised serious concerns over disrupted supply chains located in Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IAM has been warning about offshoring components and parts for years.
|05/21/2020 - 13:55||
Carter Center Disappointed Not to Be Able to Return to Guyana
ATLANTA (May 21, 2020) — The Carter Center is deeply disappointed by the government of Guyana’s decision not to approve its recent requests to allow two accredited international observers to return to Guyana to observe the ongoing recount and the remainder of Guyana’s electoral process. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has consistently confirmed that the accreditation of The Carter Center and other international observation groups remains valid, that the electoral process is not complete, and that international observers are welcome.
|05/21/2020 - 13:50||
Coronavirus Relief Must Put Workers Ahead of Corporate Profits, Machinists Say
The IAM is endorsing a congressional push to put workers—not corporate profits—first and include strict corporate accountability measures in any coronavirus relief aid provided by the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve.
|05/21/2020 - 13:42||
Georgia NAACP Issues Statement on the Arrest of Third Suspect of Ahmaud Arberys Fatal Shooting
The arrest of “Roddie” has finally been made after a further investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau Investigation (GBI) and District Attorney Joyette Holmes of the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office.
|05/21/2020 - 13:29||
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Names Adina Renee Adler as Vice President of Advocacy
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today announced the promotion of Adina Renee Adler to Vice President of Advocacy. In her new role Adler will lead the development and implementation of association’s strategy for advancing ISRI’s advocacy agenda and priorities across all levels of government – state and local, federal and international – as well as with stakeholders throughout the recycling chain.
|05/21/2020 - 11:21||
IISS welcomes E.J. Herold as new Executive Director, IISSAmericas
The IISS is delighted to announce the appointment of Ernest J. (E.J.) Herold, effective 1 July 2020, as Executive Director, IISS– Americas, based in Washington, D.C. E.J. joins the IISS with broad experience from diplomatic, military, and industry roles. His extensive duties will include promoting the research and consulting programmes of the Institute as well as building IISS relationships and activities throughout the Americas.
|05/21/2020 - 11:13||
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2019 Congressional Ratings
Hostile: 0-19 percent. Unfriendly: 20-39 percent. Lukewarm: 40-59 percent. Friendly: 60-79 percent. Taxpayer Hero: 80-99 percent. Taxpayer Super Hero: 100 percent.
|05/21/2020 - 10:58||
U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain Announces Charges and Guilty Plea of Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Who Committed Election Fraud
PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Domenick J
|05/21/2020 - 06:37||
Conservatives, Save the Economy by Fighting Liberal Lies Online
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages and the economic fallout of the widespread lockdowns continues to harm the livelihoods of millions of people, the November elections are rapidly approaching. In just six months, Republicans will attempt to retake the House of Representatives, retain their majority in the Senate, and ensure that President Trump serves an additional four years in the White House.
|05/20/2020 - 23:38||
Malaysia / COVID-19: Stop crackdown on migrants, journalists and civil society UN rights experts
GENEVA (21 May 2020) ? The government of Malaysia must halt an ongoing crackdown on migrants, journalists and civil society in the context of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and strongly oppose xenophobia and hate speech against migrants, UN experts said today.
|05/20/2020 - 21:53||
Helen Suzman Foundation approaches the Constitutional Court, seeking restoration of Parliament and the Executive's roles in relation to COVID-19
The Disaster Management Act vests extraordinarily wide-ranging legislative and executive powers in the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, to deal with issues arising out of occurrences like COVID-19. Under the Constitution, however, this law-making and executive power vests in Parliament and the Executive.
|05/20/2020 - 15:05||
Amidst COVID-19 Talks at the World Health Assembly, the U.S. Government Inserts Anti-Repro Health, Anti-Abortion Agenda
WASHINGTON ? Yesterday at the World Health Assembly, the administration further isolated the U.S. from other member nations with its refusal to accept references to ?sexual and reproductive health?
|05/20/2020 - 13:17||
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT.Florida Politics: Jimmy Patronis vows legislation combating the constant threat of COVID-19 lawsuits
Florida Politics A.G. Gancarski May 19, 2020 For Full Story Click HERE Businesses in Florida are wary of legal exposure in the post-COVID-19 climate, but they have at least one prominent advocate in the Cabinet.