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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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Mich. Retailers Association Reports Retailers See April Sales Dip From Slow March
LANSING, Michigan, May 26 (TNSres) -- The Michigan Retailers Association issued the following news release:

Michigan Retailers Association today reports that April 2022 sales slightly fell over March. Sales in Michigan have decreased, month-over-month, since a strong increase from February over January 2022.

The April Retail Index survey came in at 52.4, a small decrease over March's 53.5. Forty percent (40%) of Michigan retailers reported a sales increase over March; 34% noted a decrease, and 26% reported no change.

The seasonally adjusted performance Index is conducted by Michigan Retailers ... Show Full Article

Independent Community Bankers: Statement on Confirmation of Sandra Thompson for Federal Housing Finance Agency Director
WASHINGTON, May 26 (TNStalk) -- The Independent Community Bankers of America issued the following statement:

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Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Sandra Thompson for Federal Housing Finance Agency director.

"ICBA and the nation's community banks congratulate Director Thompson on her confirmation as Federal Housing Finance Agency director.

"As relationship-focused mortgage lenders, community banks are committed to doing right by their customers and local communities.

"ICBA ... Show Full Article

Association of the U.S. Army: Speed is Vital on Capability Advances
ARLINGTON, Virginia, May 26 -- The Association of the U.S. Army issued the following news:

Technological advances need to accelerate at the same pace as evolving doctrine if the U.S. hopes to stay ahead of global warfighting competitors, Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood said May 19.

Speaking at the Association of the U.S. Army's LANPAC Symposium and Exposition in Honolulu, the Army's director of hypersonics, directed energy, space and rapid acquisition--all things involving rapid action--said the key to success will be to "accelerate ideas in the operational world and the doctrinal world." Those ideas ... Show Full Article

American Society of Safety Professionals: Livestreamed Sessions Highlight Safety 2022 in Chicago
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, May 26 (TNSconf) -- The American Society of Safety Professionals issued the following news release:

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has unveiled two plenary sessions that will join two general sessions in a dynamic program designed to inspire, entertain and inform attendees of the Safety 2022 Professional Development Conference and Exposition in Chicago. ASSP's signature event takes place June 27-29 at McCormick Place.

The occupational safety and health event, returning to Chicago for the first time since 2011, will have its four major sessions livestreamed ... Show Full Article

American Medical Association Statement on Texas School Shooting
CHICAGO, Illinois, May 26 (TNSpol) -- The American Medical Association issued the following statement by President Gerald E. Harmon:

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"The shooting yesterday at an elementary school is horrific and sadly--and unacceptably--all too familiar in the United States. A week after Buffalo, 10 years after Sandy Hook, 23 years after Columbine; the places and cities change, but the story is the same--too-easy access to firearms, inaction on wildly popular, common-sense safety measures like background checks, and countless lives lost or changed forever.

"As physicians, our mission is to heal and to ... Show Full Article

American International Automobile Dealers Presents Advocacy Award to Toyota's Bob Carter
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, May 26 (TNSawa) -- The American International Automobile Dealers Association issued the following news release on May 24, 2022:

The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) tonight honored Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales for Toyota Motor North America, with its 2022 Fritz Hitchcock Advocacy Achievement award. The award is bestowed annually upon an industry leader who has made an exceptional effort in engaging elected officials and other policymakers on issues impacting the international auto dealer community.

"Bob understands dealers, ... Show Full Article

Aerospace Industries Association Applauds Senate Committee Passage of Bipartisan Advanced Air Mobility Legislation
ARLINGTON, Virginia, May 26 (TNStalk) -- The Aerospace Industries Association issued the following statement:

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President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Eric Fanning issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's passage of legislation to establish advanced air mobility (AAM) planning grants.

"The United States has the opportunity to lead the global market and realize new possibilities for moving people and cargo in urban, suburban, and rural areas. This legislation is a critical step forward in envisioning how ... Show Full Article