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Trade Associations

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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Rangers Buy Contract of 1B-Turned-RHP Rogers
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 20 -- The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball issued the following news release:

The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced on Friday that the contract of first baseman Jacob Rogers has been purchased by the Texas Rangers' organization.

After playing first base for the majority of his five-year professional career, Rogers will convert into a righthanded pitcher.

Rogers was a key contributor to the Goldeyes' league-leading offense last summer. The Clearwater, Fla., native hit .275 with eight home runs and 44 RBI in 82 games played. Rogers tied for fifth ... Show Full Article

NJHA Installs Steve Littleson As Chairman at 98th Annual Meeting
PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 20 -- The New Jersey Hospital Association issued the following news release:

Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, of Fair Haven, president of the hospital services division and chief operating officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, today was installed as chairman of the Board of the New Jersey Hospital Association, the state's oldest and largest hospital and healthcare advocacy organization. The chairman's official installation, as well as the appointment of new Board officers and members, was held during NJHA's 98th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.

Littleson thanked ... Show Full Article

NASSP Issues Statement on Betsy DeVos Nomination Hearing
RESTON, Va., Jan. 20 -- The National Association of Secondary School Principals issued the following statement:

"It is to be expected that some in the education community will agree with Betsy DeVos's education positions, and others will not. What is unexpected, and frankly disappointing, is that three and a half hours of Senate HELP committee testimony produced no new information about the nominee's policy positions. The drumbeat of non-answers and a demonstrated weak understanding of the few policy issues addressed in the hearing did little to supplement a thin education record--and provided ... Show Full Article

MPAA Comments on Kelly's Confirmation As Secretary of Homeland Security
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Motion Picture Association of America issued the following statement by Chairman and CEO Sen. Chris Dodd confirmation of Gen. John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security:

"The MPAA congratulates Gen. John Kelly on his confirmation as Secretary of Homeland Security. The film and television industry is a key driver of the U.S. economy and one of the most highly competitive industries in the world. It generates $16.3 billion in exports and registers a positive balance of trade with nearly every country worldwide, all while supporting nearly two million jobs at home. ... Show Full Article

ITSA Comments on Inauguration, Dot AV Test Bed, V2i Guidance Actions
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Intelligent Transportation Society of America issued the following statement by President and CEO Regina Hopper on the inauguration and final actions from the outgoing leadership of the U.S. Department of Transportation to advance automated vehicle testbeds and vehicle-to-infrastructure guidance:

"It is quite meaningful to all Americans that among the final acts of the outgoing administration were two important steps to advance the next generation of transportation. There are few areas more ripe for bipartisan progress than not only repairing our nation's physical ... Show Full Article

CWA Moving Quickly to Safeguard Members in Avaya Bankruptcy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Communications Workers of America issued the following news release:

CWA is actively working to safeguard the workers and retirees of Avaya as the company moves through the bankruptcy process. We are gathering more information and have retained bankruptcy counsel. We are diligently representing our members' interests as this process goes forward. CWA represents about 550 active customer service and technical workers at Avaya.

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AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Director of CIA
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 20 -- The Aerospace Industries Association issued the following statement by President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Congressman Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

"The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency to gather intelligence to support our national security, urges the Senate to confirm Congressman Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency as quickly as possible.

"Congressman Pompeo's service on the House Intelligence Committee ... Show Full Article