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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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Victory Range & Armory's Range Earns Second NSSF Five-Star Rating
NEWTOWN, Connecticut, April 20 -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation issued the following news release:

The National Shooting Sports Foundation(R) (NSSF(R)), the firearms industry trade association, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence to Victory Range & Armory's (VRA's) New Castle, Indiana, location. The company's Vandalia, Ohio, range was awarded NSSF's Five-Star range rating in 2017.

"We've been watching VRA's planning for its second range from the moment the Hague family owners told us about their plans," said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, ... Show Full Article

NGA Urges Repeal of NLRB Ambush Election Rule
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 20 -- The National Grocers Association issued the following news release:

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, filed comments with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) urging for the repeal or modification of a 2014 Election Rule, known as the "Quickie" Ambush Election Rule. The rule drastically made changes to the long-standing policies that governed union election processes in the workplace by shortening the time between the filing of a petition for a union election and the election ... Show Full Article

MPAA Member Studios Record Solid Waste Diversion Rate Over 70% for Sixth Year in a Row
WASHINGTON, April 20 -- The Motion Picture Association of America issued the following news:

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) today released its annual report on member studios' environmental sustainability efforts. In 2017, member companies collectively prevented over 19,000 tons of their studio sets and other solid waste from entering landfills. That figure accounts for a 74 percent diversion rate (up from 72 percent last year) of the studios' total solid waste from landfills, and marks the sixth year in a row the percentage has been over 70 percent.

These figures are compiled ... Show Full Article

Flood Premiums Rise and FEMA Grapples With Affordability
WASHINGTON, April 20 -- The National Multifamily Housing Council issued the following news release:

Premiums for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders, including multifamily owners and operators, increased this month. While single and 2-4 family owners are likely to see rate increases averaging about 8 percent, some commercial and multifamily policies will increase by as much as 25 percent. The increases are mandated by Congress to help shore up the financial solvency of the NFIP.

The rate increases coincide with FEMA issuing a highly anticipated and Congressionally-mandated affordability ... Show Full Article

Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee to Hear Bills to Modernize California's Regulatory and Technology Systems
SACRAMENTO, California, April 20 -- The California Manufacturers and Technology Association issued the following news release:

CMTA is supporting three modernizing measures set to be heard on April 25th at 9:30 am by the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, chaired by Assembly Member Susan Talamantes-Eggman.

AB 2971 (Calderon-D, Whittier) would require state agencies to review their regulations and identify any that are duplicative, overlapping, inconsistent, or out-of-date, issue a report of those findings to the Legislature and Governor by January 1, 2021. A comprehensive ... Show Full Article

AES Milan Convention Recording and Production Events Program Announced
NEW YORK, April 20 -- The Audio Engineering Society issued the following news release:

The AES has always been at the center of the audio recording community, bringing the top engineers together to share techniques and promote new ideas. Next month's AES Milan Convention will offer the year's most comprehensive program of Recording and Production workshops, tutorials and demonstrations, along with chances to get your ears on the latest gear from top industry brands. Taking place 23-26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, AES Milan will present an immersive look at many topics ... Show Full Article

ABA Legal Education Section Releases Employment Data for Graduating Law Class of 2017
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 20 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release:

Employment data for the graduating law class of 2017 as reported by American Bar Association-approved law schools to the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is now publicly available.

The aggregate national data on law graduate employment outcome for the class of 2017 and individual schools' post-graduate employment figures can be found online. An online table also provides select national side-by-side comparisons between the classes of 2017 and 2016.

The aggregated school data ... Show Full Article