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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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Small Business Endorses Jay Webber for Congress
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The National Federation of Independent Business issued the following news release:

[Category: Business]

NFIB, the nation's leading small business advocacy association, is endorsing Jay Webber for New Jersey's Congressional District 11. NFIB announced the endorsement today at Shade Tree Garage in Morristown, New Jersey. Webber has proven his commitment to pro-small business issues throughout his career in the New Jersey State Legislature.

"Jay Webber has a proven record of standing up for New Jersey small businesses," said NFIB's New Jersey State Director Laurie Ehlbeck. ... Show Full Article

Online Sales Tax Revenue Must Benefit Communities
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Aug. 16 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release:

We're excited that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has leveled the playing field for Michigan's business community by taking away the unfair advantage online businesses had over brick and mortar businesses that had invested in our local communities. The ruling requires online businesses to collect sales tax consistent with existing law.

This decision affirms what the Michigan Municipal League and its national partners, including the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC), have advocated for some ... Show Full Article

NASSP Emphasizes Impact of Teachers on Student Achievement
RESTON, Virginia, Aug. 16 -- The National Association of Secondary School Principals issued the following news release:

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has just released a new position statement highlighting the vital role teacher quality plays in student success and outlines recommendations for federal, state, and district policymakers to improve teacher recruitment, preparation, evaluation, and professional development.

NASSP's recommendations include:

* Fully funding Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which provides resources for states and ... Show Full Article

LIMRA Announces 2018 Rising Stars of Marketing and Communications Under 40
WINDSOR, Connecticut, Aug. 16 -- LIMRA issued the following news release:

LIMRA today announced the winners of its contest to recognize 10 Rising Stars of Marketing and Communications under 40 in the financial services industry. The contest searched for passionate industry professionals who are raising the bar for marketing and communications within their companies.

"Changes in the customer experience, technology alongside new innovation have brought challenges into the marketing and communications world and these winners have met them head on. As young leaders, they have shown creative ways ... Show Full Article

Cable Center Panel to Zero in on Customer Experience at SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo(R)'s Innovation Theater
EXTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 16 -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers issued the following news release:

An international effort that is harnessing advanced research methodologies to optimize customer experiences will be discussed during a first-of-its-kind panel presentation by The Cable Center at SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo(R) 2018, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), announced today.

"Cable Center Customer Centric Consortium (C5) and Cable Solutions through Design Thinking" will bring together ... Show Full Article

ACC Files Comments on First 10 Problem Formulations for Risk Evaluation Under TSCA and on Systematic Review
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The American Chemistry Council issued the following news release:

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today filed comments with EPA on the first 10 problem formulation documents under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and on EPA's systematic review approach document.

"ACC commends EPA's dedicated staff for their continued efforts to meet the requirements of the law," said ACC Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Michael Walls. "After fully reviewing and analyzing the problem formulation documents, it is clear that EPA is focused on the conditions ... Show Full Article

AASCU Honors Work of State Colleges and Universities With 2018 Excellence and Innovation Awards
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The American Association of State Colleges and Universities issued the following news release:

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) today announced this year's Excellence and Innovation Award winners. This awards program, now in its fifth year, honors AASCU member institutions for excellence and innovation in several major areas of campus life and leadership: regional and economic development, student success and college completion, sustainability and sustainable development, teacher education, international education, and leadership development ... Show Full Article