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Nearly 80 Consumer, Energy, Housing, Health, Manufacturing, and Environmental Organizations Call on FHFA to Lower Housing Costs for Renters and Homeowners by Updating Energy Codes
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (TNScapv) -- The National Consumer Law Center issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023:

Today, nearly 80 consumer, energy, housing, health, manufacturing, and environmental organizations sent a letter calling on the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to update energy code requirements to lower costs and make housing safer, healthier and more resilient. Among the many benefits of updating energy codes, the organizations note that it would lower housing costs, increase resilience to climate disasters, improve health outcomes, reduce emissions, and reduce risk of default.

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National Business Aviation Association: GA Stakeholders Urge Passage of Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The National Business Aviation Association issued the following news release:

Several general aviation (GA) groups today advised Congress that continued short-term extensions of authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would "challenge the certainty that industry and the FAA depend on to enable long-term planning and investment in many critical areas required to ensure the safety of the NAS and America's global leadership in aviation."

The agency is currently authorized through Dec. 31. In July, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan reauthorization ... Show Full Article

MBA Statement on the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Foreclosure Moratorium
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The Mortgage Bankers Association issued the following statement on Nov. 30, 2023:

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MBA's President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) voluntary foreclosure moratorium:

"MBA and its members share the VA's commitment to helping distressed Veteran borrowers stay in their homes through a more affordable and sustainable mortgage payment. We also believe that restoring the VA's standalone partial claim program - which worked successfully for Veterans and servicers until it was sunset in October 2022 - ... Show Full Article

IEEE Computer Society Announces 2024 Class of Fellow
LOS ALAMITOS, California, Dec. 2 -- The IEEE Computer Society issued the following news on Nov. 30, 2023:

The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) announced that 45 IEEE CS members and 17 IEEE members evaluated by the IEEE CS Fellow Evaluation Committee will be elevated to IEEE Fellow grade in 2024. The grade of IEEE Fellow recognizes exceptional distinction in the engineering profession.

The IEEE Board of Directors elevated 323 members to Fellow status for 2024. IEEE CS members and associates recommended for Fellow status in 2024 include:

* Sameer K Antani - for contributions to medical imaging ... Show Full Article

Choice announces the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2023
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 [Category: Libraries] -- The American Library Association posted the following news release:

MIDDLETOWN, CT - The Choice Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list for 2023 has been announced. This prestigious list, released today, reflects the best scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year, as chosen by the editors. This year's list features 499 books from 109 publishers.

Bill Mickey, Choice editorial director, remarked, "After sorting through the several thousand titles we reviewed this year, we're proud to present the best of the bunch. Congratulations ... Show Full Article

CGA Safe Facility Awards Submission Period Now Open
MCLEAN, Virginia, Dec. 2 -- The Compressed Gas Association issued the following agency statement on Nov. 30, 2023:

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We're excited to announce the kick-off of the submission period for the highly anticipated Compressed Gas Association's (CGA) Safe Facility Performance Awards! These awards are designed to honor exceptional safety achievements among U.S. and Canadian facilities associated with participating CGA member companies.

Eligibility Criteria: Facilities vying for recognition must showcase an outstanding safety performance record by maintaining a "lost workday case free safety performance" ... Show Full Article

ASA Statement on PCAOB Enforcement Actions on China-Based Firms
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The American Securities Association issued the following statement on Nov. 30, 2023:

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The American Securities Association (ASA) today issued the following statement from President & CEO Chris Iacovella regarding the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) enforcement actions on firms based in China and Hong Kong:

"We find it remarkable that the PCAOB could 'investigate' the audits of Chinese companies last year, when mainland China and Hong Kong were both completely locked down," said ASA President & CEO Chris Iacovella. "Our question is: Why is this SEC ... Show Full Article