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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday May 26, 2024 ( 48 items )  

AARC's APRT Summit: Paving the Way for Respiratory Care Advancement
IRVING, Texas, May 23 -- The American Association for Respiratory Care issued the following news: In his Presidential Address at AARC Congress 2023, Carl Hinkson shared advancements in developing a roadmap for the Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist (APRT). Hinkson's address highlighted AARC's recent "APRT Summit" held in Washington DC --a gathering of 15 influential figures comprising leaders from academia, advocacy groups, physician stalwarts, and impassioned patient advocates. His speech  more

ABS Named Classification Society of the Year in Offshore at ShipTek Awards 2024
HOUSTON, Texas, May 21 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release: ABS was recognized as the Classification Society of the Year in Offshore at the ShipTek International Conference & Awards held in Saudi Arabia. The event, which brought together over 200 industry professionals, aimed to acknowledge outstanding achievements and advancements in the maritime and offshore sectors. Accepting the award on behalf of ABS was Dheeraj Sharma, ABS Director of Marine and Offshore   more

ACLU of Texas Demands DFW School District End Retaliation Against LGBTQIA+ Organization
DALLAS, Texas, May 21 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release on May 20, 2024: The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas filed an administrative complaint today against Dallas-area Princeton Independent School District for retaliation and discrimination against a local organization that supports LGBTQIA+ students. The complaint states that the school district likely violated the U.S. and Texas constitutions by barring Princeton TX Diverse (PTX Diverse  more

ACLU of Texas Report Shows Failures Of $11 Billion Immigration Enforcement Program Operation Lone Star
HOUSTON, Texas, May 23 (TNSres) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release on May 22, 2024: The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and ACLU Analytics published a report today that reveals Governor Greg Abbott's state immigration enforcement program, Operation Lone Star (OLS), has failed its mission. The $11.2 billion program was created in 2021 to prevent migrants from allegedly bringing drugs and crime into Texas from across the border. But the state  more

ADF Files Nation-Leading Fifth Legal Action Against Biden Admin for Attempted Title IX Rewrite
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 22 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release on May 21, 2024: Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit (https://dm1l19z832j5m.cloudfront.net/2024-05/Carroll-Independent-School-District-v-US-Dept-Ed-2024-05-21-Complaint.pdf) Tuesday on behalf of a Texas school district challenging a Biden administration rule change to unlawfully rewrite Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for female students in educat  more

ATA Honors TMAF Leaders with Dove Award
ARLINGTON, Virginia, May 20 [Category: Transportation] -- The American Trucking Associations issued the following news release: San Antonio, Texas -- Today, the American Trucking Associations recognized four industry leaders for their efforts to burnish and improve trucking's image as founding members of the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign. "Ten years ago, the American Trucking Associations launched Trucking Moves America Forward - a groundbreaking campaign that brought our industry to  more

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano Certified as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center
PLANO, Texas, May 25 -- Baylor Scott and White Health issued the following news release on May 24, 2024: Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano1 has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(R) and the American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark for Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification, becoming the first hospital in Collin County and the 21st in the U.S. to demonstrate the excellence required to achieve this prestigious certification. The certification recognizes Ba  more

Beware: Myths incorrectly connecting COVID vaccine to heart defects may be spreading
DALLAS, Texas, May 23 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: - The American Heart Association warns that false information about COVID vaccination and heart defects attributed to the Association may be spreading. The misinformation is inaccurately and incorrectly connected to a recent scientific paper on cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic (CKM) syndrome. The American Heart Association's 2023 Cardio-Kidney Metabolic Health scientific statement,  more

Boat Owners Association: Boating Season Begins on Lake Texoma: Prepare With Affordable 3-Hour Powerboat Training Courses
POTTSBORO, Texas, May 25 -- Boat Owners Association of the U.S. issued the following news release: It's boating season on Lake Texoma, and as boaters return for a summer of fun on the water, are they ready? It's important for every boat operator to be confident behind the helm, but if you're an experienced boater wishing to improve or a beginner who has never driven a boat before, where can you get these on-water boat handling skills? A new partnership between BoaterWise, a locally owned boat   more

CAIR In the News, May 21, 2024
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following CAIR In the News wrap up on May 21, 2024: CAIR: Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas colleges sued over policies targeting protesters (https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/greg-abbott-free-speech-lawsuit-19467817.php) Now, Students for Justice in Palestine at University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Houston have partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Democratic Sociali  more

Cardiac arrest survivors, families to urge Congress to pass policies to save lives in schools
DALLAS, Texas, May 20 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Cardiac arrest survivors, families who have lost a loved one to cardiac arrest, health care providers and other grassroots advocates from across the country will be in D.C. this week to ask their elected representatives to join the growing bipartisan support for policies that help ensure students, staff and visitors in schools are prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency. The ad  more

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health Awards $2.3 Million in Grant Funding for Projects Focused on Advancing Equity
BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 23 -- CareQuest Institute for Oral Health issued the following news release: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, has awarded more than $2.3 million in grant funds to help advance equity in oral health across the nation. Grants were awarded to 14 organizations across the country from Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Texas, V  more

Developing next generation of diverse health care professionals at HBCU/HSI Scholars Symposium
DALLAS, Texas, May 20 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: - According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, fewer than 6% of all physicians in the United States are Black or African American and less than 7% are of Hispanic heritage. The American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on longer, healthier lives and celebrating one hundred years of lifesaving service, continues to confront his gap   more

Earthworks: New Report - Most Comprehensive Study of Urban Fracking Finds Nearly Half a Million Exposed to Dangerous Pollution by TotalEnergies in Texas
WASHINGTON, May 24 (TNSres) -- Earthworks issued the following news release on May 23, 2024: * * * Broader report concludes drilling proximity to homes, schools, childcare facilities, and misleading claims from Total are to blame. * * * Roughly 420,000 people living in Texas are being exposed to dangerous levels of oil & gas pollution by a single operator, TotalEnergies (Total), according to an on-the-ground investigation by Earthworks. The investigation, conducted from August 2023 to Januar  more

ENA Names Susan Douglass 2024 Judith C. Kelleher Award Recipient
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, May 23 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release: More than 50 years after taking her first job as an emergency nurse, Susan Douglass, MSN, RN, CEN, carries an enthusiastic and humble tone when she says she couldn't ask for anything more from her "great career." On Wednesday, something more was added to her prolific story when ENA announced Douglass as the recipient of the 2024 Judith C. Kelleher Award, the association's most prestigious honor   more

Etiometry Awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2024 North American Enabling Technology Leadership Award for Leading Innovation in Clinical Decision Support Systems
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 22 (TNSres) -- Frost and Sullivan, a provider of market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting and corporate training services across multiple industries, issued the following news release: * * * Etiometry's solutions provide healthcare professionals with actionable intelligence, setting new benchmarks in critical care treatment * * * Frost & Sullivan recently researched the clinical decision support for critical care industry and, based on its findings, re  more

First Liberty Institute: Former CVS MinuteClinic Nurse Practitioner Reaches Settlement In Religious Discrimination Lawsuit
PLANO, Texas, May 21 -- The First Liberty Institute issued the following news release on May 20, 2024: First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray PLLC today announced they reached a settlement with CVS Health Corporation and MinuteClinic, L.L.C. on behalf of Robyn Strader, a nurse practitioner in Texas who sought a religious accommodation from prescribing contraceptive medication that she believed could end the development or life of an unborn child. Terms of the settlement were not made public.   more

HAR TO PROVIDE RENTSPREE RENTAL TOOLS TO ITS 48,000 MLS SUBSCRIBERS
HOUSTON, Texas, May 23 -- The Houston Association of Realtors issued the following news release on May 22, 2024: The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) announces a strategic relationship with RentSpree, the top-rated provider of rental software in the U.S., to make state-of-the-art rental tools available to its 48,000 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) subscribers. RentSpree's full integration on the MLS platform will facilitate an instant ApplyLink(TM) for rental listings that cuts down the t  more

Harte Research Institute: Kristina Alexander Among Eight New Appointees to NOAA's Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 24 -- Harte Research Institute issued the following news release: Kristina Alexander, J.D., Endowed Chair for Marine Policy and Law at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been appointed to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. Alexander is one of eight new appointees made by the Secretary of Commerce to the committee. "Sustainable fisherie  more

Harte Research Institute: Paul Montagna Named Director of Texas OneGulf Center of Excellence
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 21 -- Harte Research Institute issued the following news release: Dr. Paul Montagna, Endowed Chair for HydroEcology at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been named director of the Texas OneGulf Center of Excellence. As director and the principal investigator, Montagna will lead the consortium of nine institutions dedicated to the long-term environmental and economic health of both the state of Tex  more

HFTP Announces 2024 Inductees to the Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame: Floor Bleeker and Terence Ronson
AUSTIN, Texas, May 21 -- Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals issued the following news release: * * * Honored at HITEC 2024 Next Month * * * The industry icons will be recognized for their influential roles in advancing hospitality technology in a special presentation on June 25, 2024. Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(R)) is pleased to announce two champions of hospitality technology, Floor Bleeker and Terence Ronson, as the 2024 HFTP International Hos  more

ICA Names Dr. Selina Sigafoose-Jackson as Chiropractor of the Year
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, May 23 -- The International Chiropractors Association issued the following news release: The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is proud to name Dr. Selina Sigafoose-Jackson as the recipient of the Chiropractor of the Year award for 2024. This award is the highest recognition bestowed upon a chiropractor each year and is voted on by the Fellows of the ICA. Dr. Sigafoose-Jackson was honored at the ICA 98th Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Selina is a pi  more

IFA Sues the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Over Walkaround Rule
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- The International Franchise Association issued the following news release on May 22, 2024: The International Franchise Association (IFA) today joined a coalition lawsuit in the Western District of Texas, Waco Division taking aim at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The lawsuit challenges OSHA's new "walkaround" rule, which allows union organizers, trial lawyers, and even direct competitors t  more

IntouchCX Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for Enabling Seamless, Effortless, and Memorable Customer Interactions With Its Innovation-Led Solutions Suite
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 22 (TNSres) -- Frost and Sullivan, a provider of market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting and corporate training services across multiple industries, issued the following news release: * * * IntouchCX's targeted and effective innovation-led solutions suite helps clients improve productivity, customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention. * * * Frost & Sullivan recently researched the customer experience management (CXM) industry and, based on its findi  more

Knights Templar Eye Foundation 2024 ARVO Annual Meeting
FLOWER MOUND, Texas, May 22 -- Knights Templar Eye Foundation issued the following news: This year the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) held its annual meeting in Seattle, Washington this May, having the largest attendance since 2019 over 10,000 members. On behalf of the ARVO's Board of Governors, the Knights Templar Eye Foundation was selected as one of the 2024 ARVO Foundation Honorees. ARVO Foundation Honorees are recognized for their commitment to ARVO and the A  more

LDF Mourns the Loss of Reverend William Lawson, Beloved Champion for Civil Rights
NEW YORK, May 23 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news: The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is deeply saddened by the death of Reverend William "Bill" Lawson, the beloved civil rights leader. Rev. Lawson passed away at 95 years old on May 14, 2024 in Houston, Texas. LDF President and Director-Counsel Janai Nelson issued the following statement: "We mourn the loss of Reverend Bill Lawson, the devoted and trailblazing civil rights icon, and extend our deepest condol  more

Local Schools to Receive Empathy Curricula From PETA After Violent Attack on Dog
EL PASO, Texas, May 25 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: Following reports that authorities are investigating a group of Charles Q. Murphree PK-8 School students after a young person was caught on video beating a family's dog while other individuals watched and recorded the attack--in addition to reports of a separate attack this week, at Hurshel Antwine Middle School, video footage of which shows a student throwing a teacher to the ground as she   more

LULAC STATE DIRECTOR: TEXAS, WAKE UP!
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 21 (TNSres)-- LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, issued the following news release on May 20, 2024: * * * Nation's Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Cites Data Supporting Immigrant Contributions to the State's Economy and Prepares to File Federal Complaints Against Texas Agencies * * * Hundreds of delegates who attended the 95th annual Texas LULAC State Convention in Odessa have issued a stern warning to elected state officials to   more

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Issues Warning About Heightened Impaired Driving Dangers As Memorial Day Approaches
IRVING, Texas, May 21 -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving issued the following news release: As Memorial Day approaches, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) issues a stark warning: If you plan to drink, do not drive. The Memorial Day holiday weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and boating season, a period notorious for a surge in impaired driving crashes -- both on land and water. "Year after year, Memorial Day weekend ranks as one of the most dangerous holidays on our nation's roads an  more

NAM: Manufacturers Challenge OSHA's Unlawful Walkaround Rule
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The National Association of Manufacturers issued the following news release on May 21, 2024: Today, the National Association of Manufacturers, joined by other business groups, filed suit (https://documents.nam.org/COMM/OSHA_Filed_Suit.pdf) in the Western District of Texas to challenge the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final rule (https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fpublic-inspection.federalregister.gov%2f2024-06572.pdf%3futm_source%3d56669  more

Nation's Criminal Defense Bar Presents Champion of Justice Award to South Texas College of Law Houston
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers issued the following news release: South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) was awarded the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Champion of Justice Legal Award at the 2024 Race Matters Seminar in Baltimore. Champion of Justice Awards are bestowed upon those individuals who - through legislative, journalistic, philanthropic, or humanitarian pursuits - have staunchly preserved or defended the  more

National Association of School Resource Officers: National School Safety Conference to Include Review of Uvalde, Texas Tragedy
HOOVER, Alabama, May 22 -- The National Association of School Resource Officers issued the following news release: * * * National Association of School Resource Officers to host Phoenix event * * * Lessons learned from the 2022 shooting attack on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas will be the focus of a keynote presentation during the National School Safety Conference, July 14-19 in Phoenix. Two speakers representing the Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS office) of th  more

National Council Statement on Introduction of Bipartisan Ensuring Excellence in Mental Health Act
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- The National Council for Mental Wellbeing issued the following statement on May 23, 2024: * * * National Council for Mental Wellbeing President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia today released the following statement on introduction of the bipartisan Ensuring Excellence in Mental Health Act in the House of Representatives by Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Marc Molinaro (R-N.Y.) and Angie Craig (D-Minn.). Introduction in the House follows the Senate introducti  more

National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Law Center, Texas Restaurant Association and Coalition of Impacted Businesses File Lawsuit to Stop Illegal DOL Overtime Rule
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- The National Restaurant Association issued the following news release on May 23, 2024: Today, the Restaurant Law Center, the Texas Restaurant Association, the Plano Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of national business groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas seeking to vacate the Department of Labor (DOL) 2024 Overtime Final Rule (2024 Rule). In the filing, the coalition argues that by issuing a rule raising the minimum salar  more

New Industry Image Campaign to Underscore Trucking's Central Role in American Life
ARLINGTON, Virginia, May 20 [Category: Transportation] -- The American Trucking Associations issued the following news release: San Antonio, Texas -- Today, the American Trucking Associations formally launched "Nothing Without Trucking" - a multi-year, nationwide image campaign to educate policymakers and the public about the indispensable role trucking plays in Americans' lives. The campaign launched at ATA's Mid-Year Management Session in San Antonio with an introductory video, new website wi  more

NFIB: Small Businesses Join Lawsuit Challenging OSHA's Walkaround Rule
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The National Federation of Independent Business issued the following news release: NFIB joined a lawsuit (https://strgnfibcom.blob.core.windows.net/nfibcom/Dkt.-1.pdf) against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the case Chamber et al v. OSHA at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. NFIB challenges OSHA's final rule (https://www.nfib.com/content/press-release/labor/nfib-voices-serious-concerns-with-oshas-final-walkaround-rule/)   more

NSP Supports House Agriculture Committee's Progress To Farm Bill Markup
LUBBOCK, Texas, May 21 -- The National Sorghum Producers issued the following news release: National Sorghum Producers commends the House Committee on Agriculture as they commence markup this week on the 2024 Farm Bill, particularly in the face of economic uncertainty and rising costs for U.S. sorghum producers. NSP is optimistic the proposal by Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson will bolster much-needed protection and relief for America's farmers and ranchers. "NSP is very pleased with the commitme  more

Right On Crime Supports the Latest Version of Oklahoma SB 1835
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, May 21 -- Right on Crime, a national campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation that supports conservative solutions for reducing crime, restoring victims, reforming offenders and lowering taxpayer costs, issued the following news release on May 20, 2024: Right On Crime, a national criminal justice organization, supports the latest version of Oklahoma SB1835, addressing sentencing issues with defendants who are victims of sexual or physical abuse. This legislation p  more

Significant gaps between science of obesity and the care patients receive
DALLAS, Texas, May 20 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Statement Highlights: More than 40% of adults in the United States live with obesity, and the percentage of people living with obesity continues to increase dramatically. While experts have learned a great deal about the causes of obesity and effective treatments for it, that information isn't always implemented in clinical settings, which may be hindering progress in reducing the  more

SwRI LEADS COURSES AT 2024 SOCIETY OF TRIBOLOGISTS & LUBRICATION ENGINEERS ANNUAL MEETING
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 22 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: As a leader in fuels and lubricants research, Southwest Research Institute is home to a world-class tribology laboratory and expert staff that are developing advanced techniques and technology to study wear, friction and lubrication. SwRI tribologists will share their expertise at the 2024 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting May 19-23 in Minneapolis. The STLE Annual  more

SwRI'S H2-ICE CONSORTIUM DEMONSTRATES ULTRA-LOW EMISSIONS FROM HYDROGEN-FUELED HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 22 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has successfully completed development of a hydrogen-fueled Class-8 demonstration vehicle, built as part of its industry-supported H2-ICE consortium. The central focus of the demonstration includes development of a Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (H2-ICE) that produces ultra-low NOx and CO2 emissions while still providing enough torque and power for most heavy-du  more

TAB Announces Key Staff Updates
AUSTIN, Texas, May 23 -- The Texas Association of Business issued the following news release: Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas State Chamber, announced the following key staff updates ahead of the 89th Legislative Session: TAB veteran Megan Mauro, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff. She previously served as Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy where her policy prowess and exceptional coalition-building skills were instrumental in the organiza  more

Texas Public Policy Foundation Challenges EPA's New Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules for Trucks and Cars
AUSTIN, Texas, May 24 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release on May 23, 2024: Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation filed two lawsuits in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging EPA's stringent new rules governing greenhouse gas emissions from trucks and cars. Together, the two rules require that at least 30% of trucks and 70% of cars be all-electric by 2032. The rules essentially mandate the mass electrification of trucks  more

TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM RANKED AMONG TOP 5 BEST AQUARIUMS IN THE NATION BY USA TODAY'S 10BEST READERS CHOICE AWARDS
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 23 -- The Texas State Aquarium issued the following news release on May 22, 2024: The Texas State Aquarium (TSA) has been ranked among Top 5 Best Aquarium in the country by USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Award. Over the last few weeks, readers across Texas cast their ballots in an online poll for their favorite Aquarium. "We are thrilled and humbled to be recognized as the number 5 aquarium in the nation. This achievement reflects the strength and support of our in  more

The American Heart Association, Walmart Foundation collaborate to address food insecurity
DALLAS, Texas, May 20 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: - The American Heart Association, which is marking 100 years of service saving lives, and its Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund received a $900,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation through the Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity. The Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund is an Association Social Impact Fund supporting local community organizations working to break down socioeconomic barriers t  more

Two Years After the Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Renew Commitment to Honoring Victims and Survivors
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following joint statement on May 23, 2024, with Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action: * * * Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots network Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, issued the following statements ahead of the two-year mark of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas where a former student at the school fatally shot and killed 19 students and two teachers, while shooting and   more

U.S. Chamber Sues the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Over Walkaround Rule
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release on May 21, 2024: Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business groups filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Texas, Waco Division against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The lawsuit challenges OSHA's new walkaround rule, which gives union organizers, activists, plaintiffs' attorneys, and even competitors access to workplaces under the guise of "assisting" OSHA ins  more

United Services Automobile Association: Memorial Day - New Survey Reveals Less Than Half of U.S. Adults Understand True Meaning of the Holiday
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 22 -- The United Services Automobile Association issued the following news release: As the nation prepares to observe Memorial Day this year, a new survey sponsored by USAA reveals the lack of understanding about the true meaning of Memorial Day, with many observing the holiday in ways that don't align with the day's true purpose. USAA seeks to help the nation increase its understanding of the holiday while also providing an opportunity to honor and remember America's mi  more