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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by CEO Thomas J. Donohue:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue hailed Senate passage of USMCA as a historic bipartisan victory for all Americans, especially manufacturers, farmers, and service providers.

"The Chamber applauds the Senate for joining the House in voting to pass USMCA. This agreement guarantees American workers and farmers full access to our largest export markets for years to come, and it restores certainty to trade ties that support 12 million American jobs. While no deal is perfect, USMCA's ... Show Full Article

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 18 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following statement on Jan. 16 by President Robert McKnight Jr. after the Senate passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement:

"We applaud the U.S. Senate for passing the landmark United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement today, and look forward to the president's signature, finalizing U.S. ratification of the trade deal," said McKnight.

"Like the U.S.-Japan trade agreement that took effect at the beginning of the year, this is yet another historic trade agreement that will benefit American cattle producers ... Show Full Article

National School Boards Association Has Retained Vetted Solutions to Conduct Its Executive Director Search
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The National School Boards Association issued the following news:

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), a federation of 49 state school boards associations and the territory of the Virgin Islands, has initiated a national search for an Executive Director to replace its retiring Executive Director and CEO, Thomas J. Gentzel. Vetted Solutions, an executive search firm that represents leading associations and nonprofit organizations, was retained to conduct the search. NSBA works with and through its member state associations to advocate for public education on behalf ... Show Full Article

National Nurses United: Nurses to Rally at Women's Marches Across the Nation
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- National Nurses United issued the following news release:

On Jan. 18, registered nurses from National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of RNs in the country, will join together at Women's Marches across the United States to highlight the importance of unions to women and working people, NNU announced.

"As proud union nurses, we are marching because we know unionism and feminism go hand in hand," said NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN, who will be attending the Washington, D.C. Women's March with a contingent of NNU nurses. "The collective voice and protection ... Show Full Article

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities: James McCartin Named Chair of National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities issued the following news release:

James McCartin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the History of American Christianity at Fordham University, has been named the new Chair of the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education. His term begins immediately.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be rejoining the Seminar, this time as its chair," McCartin said. "I was a member of the Seminar from 2013 to 2016, and I learned how important its publication, Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education, is in cultivating local and national communities ... Show Full Article

American Institute of Architects Selects Recipients for 2020 Collaborative Achievement Award
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The American Institute of Architects issued the following news release:

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing the Global Design Initiative for Refugee Children and Robert Silman Structural Engineers with its 2020 Collaborative Achievement Award.

The Collaborative Achievement Award recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of design professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

Global Design Initiative for Refugee Children ... Show Full Article

American Association of Endodontists Announces Its 2020 Award Winners
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release:

The AAE is announcing the recipients of its highly prestigious awards to formally be presented at the Association's annual meeting in Nashville this April.

"The AAE is comprised of thousands of members who are all committed to promoting the dental specialty, best standard of patient care and professional development through academia, research and service," said AAE President Dr. Keith V. Krell. "These particular individuals, that the Association is honoring, are among the best within the ... Show Full Article