Monthly Archives: February 2022

Construction Associations Ask Congress to Support Fair and Open Competition Act

istock.com/vittaya25 WASHINGTON — Associated Builders and Contractors and a coalition of 19 associations and organizations representing the construction industry and business community have sent a letter to Congress expressing support for the Fair and Open Competition Act (S. 403/HR 1284), sponsored by Senator Todd Young, R-Ind., and Rep. Ted Budd, …

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How Russia’s campaign in Ukraine could affect Syria

The conflict in Ukraine suggests that the Kremlin wants to demonstrate its power in other regions where its main adversary, the United States, is involved. Syria offers great opportunities for this. The Pentagon’s Inspector General’s Office recently released a report exposing the Russian military’s growing violations of bilateral deconfliction protocols …

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Martin Hyde appears to end Congress campaign after traffic slowdown

Sarasota Congressional Candidate Martin Hyde appears to have ended his campaign against the U.S. Representative. Vern Buchanan. The move comes after Hyde received national media attention – and scorn – over a police officer body cam video of his actions during a roadside check. In a letter published by the …

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Mangaluru: BJP holds massive protest in Kavoor, blames Congress for chaotic situation in state

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS) Mangaluru, February 26: A huge protest meeting was organized in Kavoor in the city by the BJP Uttara mandala condemning the obstruction of the Congress party to hold an assembly session and disturbing the peace in the state. The protest motorcade was …

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Congress Passes Bill Banning Mandatory Arbitration and Class Action Waivers for Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

On February 10, 2022, the Senate adopted H.4445, the Act to End Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (the “Act”), by voice vote. The bill had previously passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 335 to 97. The White House has indicated President Biden will …

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The abortion lobby’s “dream legislation” – CatholicVote org

At first I thought it was a typo. A war has broken out in Europe. Inflation and crime are skyrocketing here. And what is Senator Schumer going to do??? The Senate Majority Leader has scheduled a vote Monday night on the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act.” Some have called it …

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Jane’s Army launches a campaign for a #ProChoice2022

Before Roe, there was Jane. The Jane Collective was an underground abortion provider in Chicago that operated on the South Side from 1969 to 1973. The collective performed approximately 11,000 abortions before Roe v. Wade. Almost 50 years later, a new organization, Jane’s Armypaid homage to the past by creating …

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Unions and small business owners rally on antitrust law to curb big tech’s anti-competitive monopoly – Bronx Times

In an attempt to curb competitive scrutiny of Amazon and other tech giants, Bronx small business owners and union leaders are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would update the antitrust laws of the state at a time when many Bronx mom and pop stores feel they’re out of …

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Group slams PDP silence on Buhari’s ‘mismanagement’, urges party to wake up

The group that made the call in a letter titled “An open demand to provide deliberate opposition and stop the sinking of the ship of governance” chastised the PDP for sitting on the sidelines as Buhari allegedly failed the country. In the strongly worded open letter, signed by the group …

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No more surprises! Navigate compliance with medical billing legislation

The NSA will have its biggest impact on plans that incorporate a network of providers and use a design with separate, often higher, deductibles and coinsurance for out-of-network providers. Over the past year, the focus has been on rising health care costs and the implementation of federal legislation designed to …

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We must all protest racist Tory legislation this weekend

Support us and be ad-free THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED AT 1:30 PM ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 TO CORRECT AN ERROR. IT PREVIOUSLY SHOWED AN INCORRECT ROUTE FOR THE WALK. A newly formed campaign staged a protest against racist Tory legislation. It will see many organizations working together to oppose the …

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Once a foreign policy partner, Congress fights for unity on Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Since the 1950s, when Senator Arthur Vandenberg declared that “politics stops at the water’s edge,” the titans of Congress have been key partners in American foreign policy, not as ” yes” for presidents, but as co-architects of Pax Americana and the post-WWII order. But the spiraling conflict in …

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Congresswoman Mary Miller visits Hancock County on the campaign trail |

Congresswoman Mary Miller represents Illinois’ 15th District in the United States House of Representatives. She recently toured Hancock County along her campaign trail, meeting and greeting voters in the district along the way. Miller is running for re-election in the new 15th District. Miller graduated from Eastern Illinois University with …

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Congress a sunken ship – The Shillong Times

Editor, On the news, “KHADC MDC quits Congress”, “Most MPs have their checkpoints in the state, says Pala” and then “The link between the coal trade and the ultra is an old allegation : Interim DGP” and the editorial “Quid pro quo politique” (ST February 19, 2022), Bajop (Winner) never …

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bill would impose campaign limits on school board candidates | Western Colorado

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School choice proposal goes to study group

MONTGOMERY, Ala. A school choice bill that could give parents $5,500 in public funds to send a child to a private school is headed to a task force for negotiations after opposition from some education organizations and of some legislators. Republican Senator Del Marsh said Republican majority leaders formed a …

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Letters: Yes, campaign leaders must act on this toxic culture

WHEN Sarah Smith recorded the bile and hate directed at her (“SNP MSP accused of ‘dismissive’ attitude over allegations of abuse by broadcaster Smith”, The Herald, February 18), she was telling the truth. The reaction to this truth was more bile. These two episodes should be taken by those, like …

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BCSC reopens book on ‘Bridgemark Group’ consulting program

Two small public companies registered in British Columbia allegedly misrepresented to the public when dealing with consultants The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is resuming proceedings against two small companies previously implicated in an alleged illegal advice scheme linked to Vancouver financial services firm Bridgemark Financial Corp. The commission first …

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Lawmakers reintroduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation to test portable benefit models – Royal Examiner

Happy Friday from the Warner Press Office! It was another busy week for Senator Warner as he addressed major infrastructure announcements for electric vehicles and abandoned mining sites, initiatives for SWVA and coastal VA, ongoing developments in Ukraine and a push towards an omnibus spending bill. He also made Buchanan …

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Arkansas Senate votes to table abortion law review

The Arkansas Senate on Wednesday tabled three resolutions for the remainder of the fiscal session that would authorize the introduction of anti-abortion bills, including two identical measures that would pair a Texas-style civil cause of action with a ban on abortion, except to save the life of the mother. The …

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Human rights campaign condemns Virginia House of Delegates passing discriminatory legislation

RICHMOND— Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — condemned Virginia’s anti-equality lawmakers in the House of delegates for their repeated efforts to pass dangerous legislation that allows discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and homosexual people, …

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Safe-T Group Launches New Malware Protection Product for Apple iOS Devices | News

HERZLIYA, Israel, Feb. 16 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Safe-T® Group Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: SFET) (“Safe-T” or “the Company”), a global provider of consumer and enterprise cybersecurity and privacy solutions, today announced that it is building on the success growing consumer subscriber business with the launch of its latest product – …

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UP campaign: Modi likely to step in to fill Yogi’s loopholes

Contrary to strong BJP claims, there are plenty of anti-incumbents in the state, where two rounds of polling are already being done; PM can be roped in to fill gaps Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that in Uttar Pradesh, instead of an anti-incumbent wave, there was a “pro-incumbent” trend. File …

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Did US lobbyists help Vladimir Putin win in Congress? You’ll never know. –Mother Jones

Mother Jones; Dmitry Azarov/Sipa/AP; Sean Gallup/Getty Fight misinformation. Get a daily recap of important facts. Register for free Mother Jones newsletter. As Vladimir Putin threatens Ukraine, the fate of a 764-mile pipeline under the Baltic Sea has to become one of the main foreign policy concerns of the United States …

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Super Bowl 2022: Touchdown for brands that have found their way back | Marketing

As I wrote after Super Bowl LV, in 2021, many brands opted to play it safe last year, largely avoiding political statements and “goal” positioning for different variations on the tried-and-true celebrity self-mockery. There were also attempts at humor, frankly, substandard and tired, like basic snacks M&M’s and Cheetos. I …

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Republicans fast-track legislation to end mask mandates in Virginia schools

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) — Republicans in the General Assembly are accelerating legislation designed to end mask mandates in Virginia public schools. On Friday, the House Education Committee voted to report Senate Bill 739, which was passed by the Senate on Wednesday. “I believe we have to act. And we need …

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Members of the US Congress speak at an event organized by dissident Iranians

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi has said that Egypt, as COP 27 president, calls for greater international efforts to protect seas and oceans from the negative effects of climate change. During his speech at the One Ocean summit in Brest, France, on Friday, he thanked French President Emmanuel Macron …

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SELECTIVE INSURANCE GROUP INC – 10-K – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Forward-looking Statements Certain statements in this report, including information incorporated by reference, are "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("PSLRA"). The PSLRA provides a safe harbor under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for forward-looking statements. These …

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Mann is part of legislation to keep tax cuts in place

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — First District Congresswoman Tracey Mann joined 90 other representatives to introduce the Protecting Families and Small Businesses Act, a bill that would make the tax cuts law permanent and (TCJA) of 2017 signed into law by President Trump. The TCJA included historic tax cuts for American families …

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Congress Restricts Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Assaults

Friday, February 11, 2022 A new law invalidating and unenforceable pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers covering allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment has passed Congress and is heading to President Joe Biden’s desk. The Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Forced Arbitration Act of 2021 amends the Federal …

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Pro-Khalistan group urges Muslims to hold ‘hijab referendum’ in India

Pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice can be seen protesting. — Photo by the author The pro-Khalistan group calls on Indian Muslims to carve out “Urduistan”. Sikhs for Justice call for the formation of a Muslim-majority country. “Today the ban is on the hijab, tomorrow it will be azan, namaz, then …

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bills creating a new minority congressional district rejected | Louisiana News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House on Thursday approved a bill changing the boundaries of the state’s six congressional districts — without creating a majority-black second district sought by civil rights organizations. The vote for the bill by Republican House Speaker Clay Schexnayder was 70-33. A series of …

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Texas AG Investigating GoFundMe for Dropping $9 Million Canadian Trucker Campaign

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called GoFundMe’s decision to drop the so-called “Freedom Convoy” campaign a “misleading action.” Paxton is pictured speaking outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC on November 1, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced an investigation into GoFundMe after the …

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Nelson’s campaign: In letter to U.S. Senate leaders, Nelson calls for pending postal services bill to add language retention to Oshkosh truck deal in Wisconsin

Nelson to drop letter off at Senator Johnson’s Oshkosh office Appleton, Wis. — Calling it the perfect vehicle “to STOP the mole race to the bottom for working Americans,” Outagamie County Executive and populist pro-Labour U.S. Senate candidate Tom Nelson called Majority Leader Chuck Chuck Schumer (DN.Y) to modify a …

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How Osinbajo’s campaign group received N270m from sponsors and broke campaign law in 2015

As part of the guidelines for Federal Government revenue collecting institutions to remit funds for national development, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has remitted a total of N37.69 billion to the Treasury (CRF) in 2021. NIMASA Director General Bashir Jamoh made the disclosure to the press on …

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Congress promises to cancel UP farmers’ debt within 10 days of taking office

Elections UP: the campaign for the first phase ends, all eyes are on Jat’s stronghold Campaigning for the first phase of assembly polls in western Uttar Pradesh ended on Tuesday evening, with the ruling Bharatiya Janata (BJP) party and main opposition Samajwadi (SP) party releasing their manifestos. Covering the Jat-dominated …

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Minister defends digital economy legislation at Lords

Britain’s approach to regulating digital markets is “superior” to that of the European Union (EU), which “risks stifling innovation”, Digital Minister Chris Philp told the Lords committee. The EU is currently in the process of simultaneously introducing a Digital Markets Act (DMA, which will introduce new competition rules for …

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Maldives govt mulls legislation to criminalize ex-president’s ‘India Out’ campaign – The New Indian Express

Express press service NEW DELHI: The Maldivian government is considering passing a law that would criminalize the ongoing ‘India Out’ campaign launched by former President Abdullah Yameen. Maldives authorities believe the campaign could pose a threat to national security and endanger the lives of Indians (nearly 29,000) living in the …

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Congress considers how to change the Voter Count Act of 1887 after blocking voting rights

The Electoral Count Act is a murky piece of legislation that has recently come under scrutiny, a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Trump has tried to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to block certification of the 2020 …

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Legislation promises public transit integration for the Bay Area – Streetsblog San Francisco

Sen. Josh Becker (D-San Mateo/Northern Santa Clara Counties) on Thursday introduced SB 917, the Seamless Transit Transformation Act, a new bill to create a more coordinated and integrated transit system in the city. bay area while enhancing the driver experience. It’s the latest attempt by lawmakers to build a more …

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Starbucks is desperately trying to slow down a labor campaign that has caught fire

Since a group of Starbucks employees in Western New York moved to unionize last year, the world’s biggest coffee chain was locked in a fierce legal battle with upstart union Starbucks Workers United. But as more baristas across the country unite, a clear winner has already emerged in this potentially …

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Labor law failure threatens Amazon union vote

Ballots are being mailed to employees at Amazon’s location in Bessemer, Alabama, starting Friday, kicking off the second union election in as many years at the warehouse. The e-commerce giant decisively won the first ballot, with 1,798 employees voting not to unionize out of 2,536 ballots counted. But the union …

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De Castroverde Law Group Files Federal Lawsuit Against Bureau of Land Management

LAS VEGAS — De Castroverde Law Group (DLG) has filed a lawsuit to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) helicopter roundup of wild horses at the Pancake Complex in central Nevada. The Pancake Complex roundup is targeting 2,030 feral horses to be captured in a herd management area exceeding …

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Legislation Requiring Apple to Allow iOS Sideloading Gestures Through US Senate Committee

Despite intense lobbying efforts by Apple, the Open App Markets Act officially passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The advancement of the Open Markets Act out of the committee comes after the committee passed the American Choice and Innovation Online Act just two weeks ago. The Open App Markets Act …

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Next stop, Toronto? Fringe group say convoy of truckers heading for Queen’s Park

Breadcrumb Links News Canada Toronto police say they are aware of the protest planned for Saturday and will set up an operation Publication date : February 03, 2022 • 1 hour ago • 3 minute read • 67 comments Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ont. Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia …

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Congress ratifies amendments to the Civil Service Act

GLOBE.COM.PH Congress on Wednesday night ratified the conference’s bicameral committee report on a bill to amend the Public Service Act (PSA), which would now allow 100% foreign ownership in telecommunications, airlines and railroads. iron. Under the reconciled version of Bill 78 and Senate Bill 2094, telecommunications, inland navigation, railroads and …

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Appeal Group of the Year: Paul Weiss

By Nadia Dreid (February 1, 2022, 2:04 PM EST) — Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP has won victory after victory for its clients in the U.S. Supreme Court this quarter, shaping the future of major litigation in the climate change while fighting on behalf of energy companies and …

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Democrats unveil bill to reform voter count law

Democrats unveil legislation to reform voter count law in response to Trump’s bid to void election, clarify VP does NOT have to reject voters from state Senate Democrats unveiled their proposal to make it much harder for lawmakers to oppose certification of a presidential election The plan also clarifies that …

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With Breyer’s retirement, the US Congress has lost its Supreme Court champion

Last week, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer announced he would be retiring from the United States Supreme Court after nearly 30 years. Lauren C. Bell writes that while Breyer’s departure is unlikely to change the Court’s 6-3 conservative-liberal divide, it does mean the Court will lose its member most determined to …

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