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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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Retailers Urge Congress to Pass Bipartisan Debt Ceiling Deal
ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 1 (TNStalk) -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association issued the following statement on May 31, 2023:

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The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today issued the following from Senior Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Michael Hanson.

"Retailers are urging lawmakers to support the bipartisan deal struck by President Biden and Speaker McCarthy to avert a debt ceiling crisis.

"The deal puts in place sensible restraints on spending, while giving private sector businesses the certainty needed to make investments, hire workers, and keep the economy ... Show Full Article

NAFRA Statement on Safer Products for Washington Regulations
WASHINGTON, June 1 (TNStalk) -- The American Chemistry Council issued the following agency statement on May 31, 2023:

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The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) issued the following statement in response to the publication of restrictions and reporting requirements in the Safer Products for Washington Cycle 1 regulation with respect to the use of organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs) in casings and enclosures of electronic and electrical equipment.

The members of the North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) remain very concerned with the ... Show Full Article

FAH Leader Calls Debt Ceiling Deal "Important Step Forward," Urges Passage to Protect Access to Care
WASHINGTON, June 1 (TNStalk) -- The Federation of American Hospitals issued the following statements on May 31, 2023:

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FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after the House Rules Committee voted to advance the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023:

"President Biden and Speaker McCarthy took an important step forward by crafting this bipartisan agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

"It will help ensure those Americans on Medicare and Medicaid maintain access to the essential physician and hospital services they need and deserve.

"We urge Congress to move ... Show Full Article

Endocrine Society: ENDO 2023 Press Conferences to Highlight Emerging Technology and Diabetes Research (June 15-18)
CHICAGO, Illinois, June 1 (TNSres)(TNSconf) -- The Endocrine Society issued the following news release:

Researchers will delve into the latest research in diabetes, obesity, reproductive health and other aspects of endocrinology during the Endocrine Society's ENDO 2023 news conferences June 15-18.

The Society also will share its Hormones and Aging Scientific Statement publicly for the first time during a news conference on Friday, June 16. Reporters will have an opportunity to hear from members of the writing group that drafted the statement on the research landscape.

Other press conferences ... Show Full Article

CHLA Commends FHA Commissioner Gordon for New Proposal to Keep Homeowners in Their Home
ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 1 (TNSgov) -- The Community Home Lenders of America issued the following news release:

The Community Home Lenders of America (CHLA) commended FHA Commissioner Julia Gordon for today's announcement that FHA is proposing a program to create a flexible partial claim loan modification option for defaulted borrowers - which avoids having to take the underlying loan out of a Ginnie Mae loan pool.

CHLA was the first national association to ask FHA to develop such a program option, in a letter to FHA last August.

"CHLA commends FHA Commissioner Gordon for proposing this innovative ... Show Full Article

American Heart Association: 1 in 3 Adults With Type 2 Diabetes May Have Undetected Cardiovascular Disease
DALLAS, Texas, June 1 (TNSjou) -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release on May 31, 2023:

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Two heart disease-related biomarkers were elevated in one-third of adults with Type 2 diabetes, finds new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association

Research Highlights:

* One-third of adults in the U.S. with Type 2 diabetes may have symptomless or undetected cardiovascular disease.

* Adults with Type 2 diabetes who do not have any signs or symptoms of cardiovascular disease are more likely to have elevated levels of two proteins linked to heart disease than ... Show Full Article

American College of Radiology CEO William T. Thorwarth Announces 2024 Retirement
RESTON, Virginia, June 1 (TNSper) -- The American College of Radiology issued the following news release:

American College of Radiology(R) (ACR(R)) CEO William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR, announced his intent to retire June 30, 2024, after ten years leading the association.

"ACR member volunteers, staff and I have worked tirelessly to keep the College positioned to ensure advancing technology, regulation, payment structures, quality assurance and research ultimately help radiologists provide ever-improved, accessible care," said William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR, CEO of the ACR. "ACR membership ... Show Full Article