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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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National Organizations Unite to Support Graduate Education Principles
WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine issued the following news release:

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) announces a new national partnership to amplify a strong collective graduate student voice on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act through its national grassroots advocacy campaign, ED to MED. Today in Baltimore, MD, during the 2017 Joint AACOM & Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators' Annual Conference, AACOM will host a town hall to unveil organizational endorsements of its ... Show Full Article

Bipartisan Congressional Letter Voices Support for Tackling of Canada's Protectionist Dairy Practices
ARLINGTON, Va., April 27 -- The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following news release:

Adding to the groundswell of recognition that Canada's protectionist dairy policies are harmful to U.S. dairy exports, a bipartisan group of 68 members of the House of Representatives wrote to President Donald Trump yesterday urging him to insist that Canada comply with its dairy trade commitments, including those under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

At a time when questions are arising about the future of the U.S. role in NAFTA, the National Milk Producers Federation ... Show Full Article

Bipartisan Congressional Letter Voices Support for Tackling of Canada's Protectionist Dairy Practices
ARLINGTON, Va., April 27 -- The U.S. Dairy Export Council issued the following news release:

Adding to the groundswell of recognition that Canada's protectionist dairy policies are harmful to U.S. dairy exports, a bipartisan group of 68 members of the House of Representatives wrote to President Donald Trump yesterday urging him to insist that Canada comply with its dairy trade commitments, including those under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

At a time when questions are arising about the future of the U.S. role in NAFTA, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the ... Show Full Article

American Nurses Association Urges Congress to Reject American Health Care Act
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 27 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release:

The American Nurses Association (ANA) today announced its continued opposition to the pending American Health Care Act (AHCA) and urges Congress to reject this flawed legislation. ANA, which represents the interests of more than 3.6 million registered nurses, has expressed serious concerns throughout negotiations about the critical impact the AHCA would have on the 24 million people who stand to lose insurance coverage if AHCA becomes law.

"This bill is an extreme departure from ANA's priorities," ... Show Full Article

ATU Remembers Slain Workers on Workers Memorial Day, National Day of Mourning
WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The Amalgamated Transit Union issued the following news release:

"Today, as Mother Jones urged, ATU observes the American Workers Memorial Day and the Canadian National Day of Mourning, while fighting to make our workplaces the safe places they should be.

"The day takes on additional significance in the U.S. at a time when the Trump administration has resolved to rescind two regulations for every new rule created by the federal government. The president's declaration includes no standards by which regulations will be evaluated, making it probable that critical health ... Show Full Article

AFL-CIO Issues Statement in Support of Writers Guilds
WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The AFL-CIO issued the following statement by President Richard Trumka in support of the Writers Guild of America, East, and Writers Guild of America, West, negotiations:

"The AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with the members of Writers Guild of America, East, and Writers Guild of America, West, as they negotiate an industrywide collective bargaining agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, a trade group consisting of the major film and television companies.

"The members of the Writers Guilds deserve a fair return on their work at an incredibly ... Show Full Article

2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 27 -- The National Cotton Council issued the following news release:

Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council's (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2017-18.

Participants include: PRODUCERS - Blake Fennell, Earth, Texas; Jesse Flye, Jonesboro, Ark.; Richard Heiden, Buckeye, Ariz.; Justin Jones, Smithville, Ga.; and Rose Robertson, Coolidge, Ariz.; GINNER - Cacky Sobral, Wilson, Ark.; MERCHANTS - Wesley Rentz, Greenville, S.C.; Beau Stephenson, Richardson, Texas; and John Stevens, Memphis, Tenn.; WAREHOUSER - Joe ... Show Full Article