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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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NSSGA Statement on MSHA's Final Silica Rule
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 17 -- The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association issued the following statement on April 16, 2024:

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National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association President & CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement on today's release of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) final rule (https://www.msha.gov/regulations/rulemaking/silica) reducing silica dust exposure.

"Though this final rule extended the compliance date to two years, we are greatly disappointed that our input during the comment period was disregarded, and this rule does not incorporate ... Show Full Article

ISDA Survey: Japan's Derivatives Market Set for Expansion
NEW YORK, April 17 (TNSres) -- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association issued the following news release:

Tokyo and Singapore will be the top locations for derivatives trading in the Asia-Pacific region over the next three to five years, according to market participants who responded to a survey to mark the start of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association's (ISDA) 38th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Tokyo on April 16-18.

Asked to rank the importance of a selection of Asia-Pacific cities, respondents cited Singapore (with a ranking score of 4.23), Tokyo (4.08), Hong Kong ... Show Full Article

Georgia Chamber Releases Results of 2024 Executive Insights Survey
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 17 (TNSres) -- The Georgia Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release:

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the state's leading business advocacy and research organization, released the results of its annual Executive Insights Survey providing an overview of the state of Georgia's economic environment and the issues top-of-mind for Georgia's business leaders.

Each year, the Georgia Chamber partners with Deloitte Consulting LLP to reach over 1,000 executives from companies of every size and industry to gather critical data on the challenges and opportunities facing ... Show Full Article

Council Tells House Subcommittee: ERISA 'Foundation of Employer-Sponsored Health Care'
WASHINGTON, April 17 -- The American Benefits Council issued the following news release:

In written statement sent to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, the American Benefits Council underscored the importance of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and its federal preemption standard, which provides the path to higher quality, lower cost care for millions of American workers and their families across the country."

The statement was submitted in conjunction with the committee's ... Show Full Article

APCIA Responds to Misleading Wall Street Journal Article on Insurers' Use of Drones
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 17 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following letter on April 16, 2024, by President and CEO David A. Sampson:

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Dear Editor,

With a headline bent towards sensationalism, the recent Wall Street Journal article "Insurers Are Spying on Your Home From the Sky" wrongly suggests that insurers are inappropriately using drones with their customers. Insurers follow all terms in their contract along with all local, state, and federal laws related to the use of drones and customer privacy. The article fails to provide enough context on the ... Show Full Article

AMWA Commends Introduction of the Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection Act to Shield Water Systems and Ratepayers From Increased Costs and Hold Polluters Accountable
WASHINGTON, April 17 -- The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies issued the following news release on April 16, 2024:

Today, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, a member of the Water Coalition Against PFAS, applaud the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would provide a statutory shield for water systems under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for PFAS, and help ensure that polluters, not the public, pay for PFAS cleanup.

Introduced by Reps. John Curtis (R-UT) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA), H.R.7944 is a companion ... Show Full Article

AAAS Announces 2024 Mass Media Fellows and New Project Director
WASHINGTON, April 17 -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science issued the following news:

Twenty early-career scientists will be embedded across the country to work in newsrooms and utilize their science communication expertise in brand new environments as 2024 Mass Media Fellows this summer.

The program is also under new leadership as of January.

"It is an honor to lead one of AAAS' flagship fellowship programs as it approaches its 50th year in 2025," said Olivia Monahan, Mass Media Fellowship's new project director. "We had a stellar group of applicants, and we are excited ... Show Full Article