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

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California Strikes First Blow Against Illegal Trump 'Sanctuary City' Order
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 26 -- SEIU California issued the following news release:

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California applaud today's federal court ruling that halts Trump's Executive Order to defund localities that choose to use their city and county resources for city and county services rather than for federal immigration enforcement. Last month, workers who are represented by SEIU filed amicus briefs in support of the San Francisco and Santa Clara lawsuits, telling the stories of front-line workers and the harm resulting from the Executive Order to the services ... Show Full Article

NAHB Chairman Issues Statement on Canadian Lumber Tariffs
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The National Association of Home Builders issued the following statement by Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, responding to comments by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross regarding the imposition of tariffs on Canadian lumber imports.

"NAHB respectfully disagrees with comments made by Commerce Secretary Ross that the tariffs on Canadian lumber imports into the U.S. will have little effect on the cost of housing. While Ross cannot cite specific consequences regarding this punitive tariff, we can.

"If the 20 percent lumber duty ... Show Full Article

NAD Recommends Philips Oral Health Discontinue Challenged Claims for Sonicare Electric Toothbrushes; Advertiser to Appeal to NARB
NEW YORK, April 25 -- The Advertising Self-Regulatory Council's National Advertising Division issued the following news release:

The National Advertising Division has recommended that Philips Oral Healthcare, LLC, discontinue certain claims for the company's Sonicare Electric Toothbrushes, including claims that suggest the sound made by a brush correlates to superior efficacy. The advertiser has said it will appeal NAD's findings to the National Advertising Review Board.

NAD is an investigative unit of the advertising industry's system of self-regulation. It is administered by the Council ... Show Full Article

Meat Institute Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Sonny Perdue
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The North American Meat Institute issued the following statement by Barry Carpenter President and CEO on Senate confirmation of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

"We welcome today's confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture. His experience as a farmer and veterinarian will be valuable in his new role as he works on behalf of U.S. agriculture, a critically important sector of the U.S. economy and responsible for feeding Americans and people around the world.

We look forward to working with ... Show Full Article

Maheen Rajput, M.D., Travels to Indonesia Through International Education Program
OAK BROOK, Ill., April 25 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news release:

Radiologist Maheen Rajput, M.D., will bring her medical expertise to Indonesia as part of the International Visiting Professor Program offered by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The program fosters international relations among radiology societies to assist with medical education in developing and newly developed nations.

Dr. Rajput, clinical associate professor of radiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, will be joined by two fellow ... Show Full Article

IACC Names United Kingdom and Canada Chefs Winners of the Global Copper Skillet Competition
LOS ANGELES, April 25 -- The International Association of Conference Centers issued the following news release:

Six chefs from IACC's Americas-, Australia-Asia-Pacific- and European-member venues competed for the Global Copper Skillet at UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center on Tuesday, April 4. The event served as the final stage in a three-part competition. United Kingdom and Canada chefs were named as the Global Copper Skillet winners during the IACC-Americas Awards Banquet the following day, and took home the coveted Global Copper Skillet award.

Mary Palecek, sous chef at Sundial ... Show Full Article

API Ohio: Reject Nuclear Subsidies and Stop Misleading Ohioans
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25 -- The American Petroleum Institute issued the following news release:

API Ohio Executive Director Chris Zeigler urged members of the Ohio legislature to reject legislation that would subsidize nuclear power companies, and called on corporate supporters of the legislation to stop misleading Ohio consumers with false information on the economic and environmental consequences of shuttering nuclear power plants in the state. Zeigler's comments come as the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee hears testimony on the bill (H.B. 178) on Tuesday.

"Abundant natural gas has ... Show Full Article