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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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Power to Decide Earns 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy issued the following news release:

Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, was awarded its 12th consecutive 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, which is a streak that can be claimed by less than 1% of all charities reviewed. The 4-star rating is the highest rating a charitable non-profit can receive. Charity Navigator is an independent, non-profit organization that provides donors with essential information in order to make informed decisions about charitable giving.

For more than 20 years, ... Show Full Article

National PTA's Response to Federal School Safety Commission Report
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Dec. 18 -- The National Parent Teacher Association issued the following news release:

Today, after eight months of public input, commission meetings and field visits across the county, the Federal School Safety Commission released its report on ways to keep students safe at school. The report includes several recommendations aligned with National PTA positions and A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools - joint recommendations written and endorsed by our nation's leading education stakeholders and practitioners - on improved access to school-based mental and behavioral ... Show Full Article

Leonard Named VP & Senior Economist at the Insurance Information Institute
NEW YORK, Dec. 18 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release:

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- Held Top Economic Positions Previously at Insurance Brokers Aon and Alliant

Dr. Michel Leonard, CBE, has been appointed Vice President & Senior Economist at the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), with a portfolio which will include responsibilities for research, communications, and education outreach.

Dr. Leonard is an economist and data scientist who has worked for 20 years in senior-level insurance and finance positions. He has hands-on experience across the insurance value-chain, from ... Show Full Article

IAB Tech Lab Launches Podcast Measurement Compliance Program
NEW YORK, Dec. 18 -- The Interactive Advertising Bureau issued the following news release:

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- NPR & Rawvoice/Blubrry Earn First Seals of Compliance

The IAB Technology Laboratory Podcast Measurement Compliance Program has entered the marketplace championed by major podcast publishers and platforms, signaling high demand for the guidelines that help solve podcast advertising's many measurement challenges. NPR and Rawvoice/Blubrry are the first companies to earn the Podcast Measurement Certification.

The IAB Tech Lab Podcast Measurement Compliance Program certifies that companies are adhering ... Show Full Article

FDA Remanufacturing Workshop Promotes Continued Collaboration
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Dec. 18 -- The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation issued the following news release:

When it comes to the longstanding debate surrounding medical device servicing, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), independent service organizations, healthcare technology management (HTM) professionals, and others affected by this issue don't always see eye to eye. However, all agree on the importance of medical device safety and effectiveness.

It was with that spirit that stakeholders put their heads together at a Dec. 10-11 public workshop hosted by the Food ... Show Full Article

ABA Welcomes FDIC's Review of Brokered Deposit Regulations
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- The American Bankers Association issued the following news release:

The American Bankers Association welcomes the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s announcement today to review its brokered deposit rules and solicit comments from the public. This is an important next step toward modernizing regulations so that they better align with how customers want to interact with their banks rather than discourage deposit taking.

Deposit taking is fundamental to banking and it's essential that banks can continue to evolve and innovate to receive and safeguard customer deposits and ... Show Full Article

5G Americas Board Elects T-Mobile's Neville Ray as Chairman and Jim Nevelle, Kathrein USA, as Treasurer in 2019
BELLEVUE, Washington, Dec. 18 -- 5G Americas (formerly the 4G Americas) issued the following news release:

5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced that Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President for T-Mobile U.S., Inc. has been elected to serve as the 2019 Chairman of the 5G Americas Board of Governors. 5G Americas Board has also elected Jim Nevelle, President and CEO of Kathrein USA, to serve as the organization's Treasurer.

"Neville Ray's leadership as the Chairman of the 5G Americas Board of Governors in ... Show Full Article