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Politics: President Donald Trump Newsletter for Sunday October 25, 2020 ( 73 items )  

'Nuns on the Bus' Leader Sister Simone Campbell to Step Down From NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice in March
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (TNSPer) -- NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice issued the following news release on Oct. 21: Today, Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004, announced she will step down from her role in March 2021. The founder of the "Nuns on the Bus Campaign" pioneered efforts to organize Catholics in progressive politics, protecting access to healthcare for millions of Americans. "As a child, watching other young people stand up to Bull Connor inspire  more

A.G. Curtis Hill Applauds Passage of National Suicide Hotline Designation Act
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 21 -- Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill issued the following news release on Oct. 20: Attorney General Curtis Hill today applauded the passage of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which assigns the three-digit number 988 as the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The legislation was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Oct. 17, and the number is set to go into effect nationwide by mid-2022. "A three-digit number is easier for people to r  more

AFT's Weingarten on Senate Judiciary Advancing Barrett's Nomination to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following statement on Oct. 22 by President Randi Weingarten responding to the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court despite a boycott by Democratic senators: "Today, as our country's coronavirus death toll surpasses 220,000, Sen. Lindsey Graham once again changed the Senate rules to jam through a Supreme Court nominee, this time just 12 days before th  more

American Exploration & Production Council: American Oil and Natural Gas are Vital to America
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The American Exploration and Production Council issued the following statement on Oct. 23 by CEO Anne Bradbury: * * * Following the latest presidential debate where President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden sparred over the future of fossil fuels in our energy future, Anne Bradbury, AXPC's CEO released the following statement: "The American oil and gas industry employs millions of Americans and supports our states and local communities through billions in reve  more

American Jewish Congress Hails the Normalization of Relations Between Israel and Sudan
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement: * * * The American Jewish Congress hails the historic announcement that Sudan has agreed to end the state of war and normalize relations with Israel. Sudan becomes the third Arab state to become part of the Abraham Accords - following the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain - and the fifth Arab state overall to make peace with Israel. This is another triumph of dialogue and diplomacy. We congratulate  more

Brown: Political, Environmental, Race Scholars Share Presidential Debate Takeaways
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, Oct. 24 -- Brown University issued the following news release: With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met for the second and final time to discuss their plans to address the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, racial justice and more. Though the night featured fewer interruptions and ad hominem attacks than the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, the contrast between the two candidates was no les  more

CAIR Releases Presidential Voter Guide, Congressional Scorecard, 'What is Your Plan to Vote?' PSA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release on Oct. 19: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today published its 2020 Presidential Voter Guide and Congressional Scorecard, which offers resources to assist Muslims and their allies nationwide as they prepare to vote in the November 3 election. CAIR also released an election PSA video titled: "What is Your Plan   more

Center for American Progress: 'Nepali Temporary Protected Status Holders Make Significant Contributions to America'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following issue brief entitled "Nepali Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders Make Significant Contributions to America". The issue brief was co-authored by Tom K. Wong, associate professor of political science and founding director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at the University of California in San Diego and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, Anna Coleman, undergraduate research fellow at the U.S. I  more

Center for American Progress: 'Toward More Sustainable, Values-Based National Security Approach'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following report the national security and international policy team entitled "The First 100 Days: Toward a More Sustainable and Values-Based National Security Approach". Here are the excerpts: Introduction and Summary Regardless of who wins the November 2020 presidential election, the president will be sworn in during an unprecedented set of national crises--most urgently, a pandemic that has had a profound effect on the dail  more

Center for American Progress: 2020 States of Change Report Finds Generational Transformation Will Be Critical to America Electoral Future
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following news release: The generational makeup of the United States will change dramatically in the future, a shift that will have potentially profound effects in future elections, according to a new States of Change report published today by demographic experts from the Center for American Progress, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the Brookings Institution, and the Democracy Fund's Voter Study Group. For six years in a row  more

Center for American Progress: A Barrett Confirmation Would Be Disastrous for Health of Communities of Color During COVID-19
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following news release: Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have been scrambling to fill her seat with a conservative justice who will side with them in repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They've nominated Amy Coney Barrett, who has a well-documented record of suggesting the ACA should be overturned. Repealing the ACA would   more

Concerned About Lasting Conflicts, Terrorism, Sectarian Tensions Plaguing Persian Gulf, Speakers in Security Council Stress Need
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 -- The United Nations issued the following news release Oct. 20: Deeply concerned about long-term conflicts, terrorism and sectarian tension in the Persian Gulf, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, expert briefers and ministerial level representatives called for the entire region's security to be addressed in a coherent manner during a Security Council video teleconference meeting today. "The regional situation underscores the urgent need to work collectively t  more

Cornell: Analysis - Trump White House NDAs Are Likely Unconstitutional
ITHACA, New York, Oct. 21 (TNSRep) -- Cornell University issued the following news: The nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) that President Donald Trump has required many White House employees to sign - unlike any previous administration - are likely unconstitutional, according to an analysis by Cornell Law School's First Amendment Clinic. A civil lawsuit filed Oct. 12 by the Department of Justice - against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former unpaid aide to First Lady Melania Trump and author of a   more

Cornell: Efficacy, Politics Influence Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine
ITHACA, New York, Oct. 21 (TNSJou) -- Cornell University issued the following news: If an initial COVID-19 vaccine is about as effective as a flu shot, uptake by the American public may fall far short of the 70% level needed to achieve herd immunity, new Cornell research suggests. In surveys of nearly 2,000 American adults, barely half said they would be willing to take a hypothetical vaccine with an efficacy, or effectiveness, of 50% - the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's minimum threshold  more

Cornell: John Kerry Will Speak at Belnick Presidential Forum Oct. 29
ITHACA, New York, Oct. 24 -- Cornell University issued the following news: Former U.S. Sen. John Kerry, secretary of state in former President Barack Obama's administration and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, will be the Belnick Family LaFeber/Lowi Presidential Forum speaker Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. The virtual event is open to those with a Cornell NetID; registration is required. The event, "A Conversation with John Kerry, 68th Secretary of State (2013-2017)" is sponsored by the departments of  more

Del. Norton, Rep. Bass Send Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing Vote on Supreme Court Nominee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following news release on Oct. 20: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Judicial Nominations Task Force, and CBC Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) sent a letter today to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) opposing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. "As chair of the CBC's Judicia  more

Democratic Governors Association: Democratic Gov. Sisolak Responds to President Trump Attacks on Democratic Governors During Presidential Debate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news on Oct. 22: Tonight, President Donald Trump again attacked Democratic governors for life-saving policies they implemented to mitigate the deadly effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak of Nevada issued the following statement: "Since the beginning of the pandemic, governors have been leading the country's COVID-19 response. In the absence of science-driven leadership from the Whit  more

Democratic Party of Georgia: Senator Perdue 'Under Fire' After He 'Intentionally Flubbed' Senator Harris' Name at Trump Rally
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 19 -- The Democratic Party of Georgia issued the following news release on Oct. 17: Senator Perdue is in hot water for yet another bigoted remark after making a "cheap, racist joke" at yesterday's Macon, GA rally for President Trump by "derisively mispronouncing" Senator Kamala Harris' name in an attempt to echo Trump's divisive rhetoric to score political cheers as he desperately tries to save his losing reelection bid. Read more coverage on Senator Perdue's bigoted re  more

DNC: Trump Mocks Trusting Science As Scientists Criticize Trump's Failed COVID Response
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following news release: This weekend, Dr. Fauci criticized Trump for flouting public health guidelines as Trump held unsafe events in coronavirus hotspots, and even criticized Vice President Biden for listening to scientists. Meanwhile, the coronavirus continues to surge all across the country because Trump has failed to acknowledge it is happening, let alone get it under control. Trump mocked Vice President Biden for listenin  more

Federal Managers Association Statement on Executive Order Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 24 -- The Federal Managers Association issued the following statement by National President Craig Carter: * * * On Wednesday, October 21, President Donald Trump released an Executive Order creating Schedule F in the Federal Government's Excepted Service. FMA National President Craig Carter made the following statement: "FMA is deeply concerned with this Executive Order. By undermining the Pendleton Act, it will take all political neutrality out of the leadership of   more

Fordham Political Review: 'Don't Let It Dominate Your Life'
BRONX, New York, Oct. 19 -- The Fordham Political Review issued the following information: Recently COVID-19 hit a terrifying milestone: one million deaths worldwide. Despite the immense detrimental impact of the virus on all aspects of life, limited not only to economic and physical damage, President Donald Trump has continued to minimize its severity to the American people and the world. However, after President Trump tested positive for COVID on October 1st, his treatment was noticeably diff  more

FOX News Channel to Present Live Coverage of Final Presidential Debate on October 22nd
NEW YORK, Oct. 22 -- Fox News Channel, a business unit of Fox, issued the following news release: Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to Co-Anchor Special Debate Coverage * * * FOX News Channel (FNC) will present special live programming surrounding the final presidential debate on Thursday, October 22nd between incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Coverage will be available across  more

Fox News Media Signs John Roberts to New Multi-Year Deal
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 -- Fox News Channel, a business unit of Fox, issued the following news release: John Roberts has signed a new multi-year deal to remain in his current role as the network's chief White House correspondent, announced Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media. Roberts will continue covering the White House, specifically the president's domestic and international activities, across FOX News Channel's (FNC) programming. In making the announcement, Ms. Scott said, "John is one of the b  more

Georgia Democrats Slam Trump's Failed Leadership Ahead of Macon Rally
MACON, Georgia, Oct. 19 -- The Democratic Party of Georgia issued the following news release on Oct. 17: Yesterday, before Trump's rally in Macon, Georgia Democrats, including Representative James Beverly, Representative Miriam Paris, and Commissioner-Elect Seth Clark, held a press conference and "Ridin' With Biden" car parade to show how Trump's failed leadership has hurt our health care, and why Georgians are standing with Joe Biden in this election. Check out coverage from the event: AJC:   more

Grand Valley State University Debate Expert: Final Presidential Debate Had Much-Needed Infusion of Order, Allowing Voters to Learn More
ALLENDALE, Michigan, Oct. 24 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following news: Normally in Carl Brown's course on debate, he would talk extensively with students about the parliamentary style of debate and its virtues. It is an orderly approach, said Brown, assistant professor of communication studies. The style allows a chance for well-constructed arguments and counterpoints. "We would talk about insulting people with kindness, such as, 'My esteemed colleague is terribly wrong abou  more

Human Rights Watch: US - Heat Emergency Plans Missing Pregnancy, Racial Justice
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (TNSJou) (TNSRep) -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release on Oct. 23: Many plans by local, state, and federal authorities in the United States to respond to heat extremes and climate change miss the threat that extreme heat poses to pregnancy, particularly for low-income and Black and brown people, Human Rights Watch and partners said today. Authorities should promote racial and reproductive justice and address stark racial disparities in health outcomes. "W  more

Indiana University: Famulari Publishes Framing Analysis of Trump Immigration Policy Coverage
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, Oct. 24 (TNSJou) -- Indiana University's Media School issued the following news: News sources' framing of President Donald Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy varied according to their political leanings, according to a quantitative analysis by doctoral candidate Umberto Famulari. "Framing the Trump Administration's 'Zero Tolerance' Policy: A Quantitative Content Analysis of News Stories and Visuals in US News Websites" was published in Journalism Studies. Famulari  more

Metropolitan State University of Denver: 'Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World' by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (Ret.)
DENVER, Colorado, Oct. 23 (TNSResB) -- Metropolitan State University of Denver issued the following news: * * * 'Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World' by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (Ret.) * * * The picture of a fractured United States approaching the 2020 presidential election is not pretty, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (Ret.) said Thursday in a virtual event for Metropolitan State University of Denver. "It's disastrous, actually," he said. The former national security advisor to Presid  more

Michigan Democratic Party Statement on Pence's Announced Oakland County Rally
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 20 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement by spokesman Christian Slater: * * * The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of spokesman Christian Slater on Mike Pence's Oakland County rally: "Yet again, Mike Pence is coming to Michigan to spin lies about Donald Trump's failed record, but Oakland County knows this president has been a disaster for our state. No matter how many rallies he holds, Pence can't hide from   more

Michigan Republican Party: Uh, Gary?
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 24 -- The Michigan Republican Party issued the following news on Oct. 23: Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox today challenged U.S. Senator Gary Peters to disavow Joe Biden's plan to end 180,000 Michigan jobs in the natural gas and oil industry. During last night's presidential debate, President Donald Trump asked Biden if he would "close down the oil industry." Shockingly, Biden said, "I would transition from the oil industry, yes." Industry estimates say th  more

Military Officers Association: Advocates Renew Push for Stipend to Feed Low-Income Military Families
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Military Officers Association of America issued the following news: A provision in the House's fiscal 2021 defense policy bill would give some service members an additional allowance to cover the cost of food and other basic needs -- a stipend advocacy groups say is needed to relieve financial and psychological strain on young military families. But to become law, the measure must be agreed to by the Senate, where it faces the same challenges it endured last year bef  more

Military Officers Association: New Laws Aim to Curb Veteran Suicide
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Military Officers Association of America issued the following news: President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a pair of bills designed to help prevent veterans suicide, including a measure to establish a new three-digit national crisis line similar to 911 for mental health emergencies. Both measures had received significant support from veterans groups in recent months, and passed through Congress without significant objection. In a statement Saturday night,  more

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense: Clear Choice on Gun Safety in Final Presidential Debate
MANHATTAN, New York, Oct. 23 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: This evening will be the final presidential debate, where voters will once again see the clear choice between Vice President Joe Biden, a gun safety champion, and President Donald Trump, who has spent his term caving to the gun lobby. Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris represent the strongest gun safety ticket in history. They have ple  more

N.Y. A.G. James: Court Forces Trump Administration to Use Special Measures to Deliver Election Mail Immediately
ALBANY, New York, Oct. 23 -- New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following news release on Oct. 22: New York Attorney General Letitia James today scored another important victory in the fight against the Trump Administration's attempts to dismantle the United States Postal Service (USPS) and disrupt operations in an effort to undermine the November presidential election. An interim order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia clarified that the Trump Admin  more

NALEO: Nearly Two-Thirds of Latino Voters Concerned About Orderly Transition of Power
LOS ANGELES, California, Oct. 22 -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund issued the following news release: Results from the seventh week of the 2020 Latino Weekly Tracking Poll from NALEO Educational Fund and Latino Decisions offer exclusive insight into the Latino electorate's views on the 2020 presidential election. The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions October 12 - October 17, has a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percent. The first week of the po  more

Northeastern University: U.S. Is Less Than 2 Weeks Away From Election Day. Here's What to Watch For
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 22 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: With less than two weeks left in a topsy-turvy presidential campaign season, one thing has remained quite consistent: Everything that President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden have done has been offset by the COVID-19 pandemic still raging in the United States. "This is the pandemic election. It's a whole different world," said Sabrina Siddiqui, national politics reporter for the Wall Street J  more

Petroleum Alliance: Biden Energy Policy a 'Recipe for Economic and National Security Disaster'
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Oct. 24 -- The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma issued the following statement by President Brook A. Simmons: * * * Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma President Brook A. Simmons issued the following statement in response to comments by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during his Oct. 22 debate with President Donald Trump. "During the debate, Biden said, if elected, he would "transition away from the oil industry." "Vice President Biden's energy platform is a re  more

Pomona College: Presidential Candidates' Contrasting Approaches to National and International Issues
CLAREMONT, California, Oct. 23 -- Pomona College issued the following news: As the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign reaches its final stretch, interest in this election is exceptionally high. Polling data and early voting levels point toward a surge of voting unlike the country has seen since 1908. On the fundraising front, President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden have raised close to $3 billion dollars combined. When it comes to issues, the approaches that both presidential candidat  more

President Trump Approves Gov. Edwards' Request for Federal Assistance Related to Hurricane Delta
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Oct. 19 -- Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-Louisiana, issued the following news: President Donald Trump has approved Gov. John Bel Edwards' request for federal assistance related to Hurricane Delta, opening up aid to people who suffered damage in five parishes. Gov. Edwards submitted the request for a Major Disaster Declaration to the President and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday. "I want to thank the President for his quick action on my request for federa  more

President Trump Signs Rep. Levin's Bill to Expand Access to Vet Center Counseling
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Mike Levin, D-California, issued the following news release: President Donald Trump signed legislation introduced by Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) to expand eligibility to receive counseling from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vet Centers to members of the National Guard, Reserves, or Coast Guard who served during emergency situations, such as a major disaster, civil disorder, or drug interdiction operation. The  more

President Trump Signs Sen. Moran's Groundbreaking Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Bill Into Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, issued the following news release on Oct. 18: U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.)--Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee--today applauded President Donald Trump's historic signing of their landmark Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act into law. In an effort to curb veteran suicide nationwide, Sens. Moran and Tester introduced their bill last Congress to   more

President Trump Signs Sens. Moran, Gardner, Baldwin and Reed's 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Hotline Bill
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, issued the following news release: This weekend, President Donald Trump signed S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.). This bipartisan legislation designates 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. "I commend President Trump for signing our legislation into law, d  more

Public Religion Research Institute: Ahead of 2020 Election, Amid Multiple Crises, Trump, Biden Supporters See Different Realities, Futures for Nation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (TNSRes) -- Public Religion Research Institute issued the following news release: Two weeks before the presidential election, a new national survey of 2,538 Americans released today by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) finds that supporters of each presidential candidate see different realities in the current crises in the country, including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and widespread protests over racial justice. PRRI's wide-ranging 11th annual American Va  more

Queensland University of Technology: Seeing No Longer Believing - the Manipulation of Online Images
BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 20 (TNSJou) -- The Queensland University of Technology issued the following news: A peace sign from Martin Luther King, Jr, becomes a rude gesture; President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd scenes inflated; dolphins in Venice's Grand Canal; and crocodiles on the streets of flooded Townsville - all manipulated images posted as truth. Image editing software is so ubiquitous and easy to use, according to researchers from QUT's Digital Media Research Centre, it has the   more

Rachel Scott's Journey From USC Annenberg to White House Correspondent for ABC News
LOS ANGELES, California, Oct. 21 -- University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism issued the following news: On Aug. 8, USC Annenberg alumna Rachel Scott reached a career milestone that only a select few journalists ever attain: For the first time as an official White House correspondent, she asked a direct question of the president of the United States. At an impromptu press conference at President Donald Trump's National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Je  more

Rep. Beatty Bill to Terminate Trump Executive Order
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Chair of the House Financial Services Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, recently introduced a bill (H.R. 8595) to invalidate Executive Order 13950 and preserve diversity and inclusion training programs at federal departments and agencies as well as in the private sector. Beatty's bill has the backing of 23 Members of Congress. On September 22, 2020, President Donald  more

Rep. Gonzalez Joins Letter of Support for Postal Workers Delivering Millions of Ballots by Mail Throughout U.S.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, issued the following news release: Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) joined a Congressional effort to support postal workers and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) during the coronavirus public health crisis. The move comes at a time when letter carriers must handle a record-setting amount of mail-in election ballots despite efforts to undermine their effectiveness from President Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Congressman Gonzale  more

Rep. Gonzalez Leads Letter to President Trump on Barriers to Market Access for U.S. Energy Companies in Mexico
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, issued the following news release on Oct. 23: Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to President Donald Trump to raise awareness about Mexico's efforts to undermine the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and substantial U.S. investments in energy infrastructure on both sides of the border. It has been widely reported that the Mexican government is giving preferential  more

Rep. Levin Bill Improving Veteran Suicide Prevention Programs Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release on Oct. 19: Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) today announced that President Donald Trump signed Rep. Levin's VA Emergency Department Safety Planning Act into law on Saturday as part of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, a comprehensive mental health care reform bill for United States veterans. Rep. Levin's VA Emergency Department Safety Planning Act, which was included   more

Rep. Maloney: Chairs Ask Inspectors General to Probe Ventilator Shipments to and From Russia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release on Oct. 21: Today, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot E. Engel, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James E. Clyburn, and Oversight and Reform's National Security Subcommittee Chairman Stephen F. Lynch sent a letter to State Department Acting Inspector General Matt  more

Rep. Payne, Jr. Leads Congressional Support for Postal Workers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on Oct. 20: Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. led a Congressional effort to support postal workers and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) during the coronavirus public health crisis. The move comes at a time when letter carriers must handle a record-setting amount of mail-in election ballots despite efforts to undermine their effectiveness from President Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Rep. Pa  more

Rep. Steube Joins President Trump in Fort Myers to Celebrate Medicare and Social Security Initiatives, Lowering Drug Costs
FT. MYERS, Florida, Oct. 19 -- Rep. W. Greg Steube, R-Florida, issued the following news release: U.S Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) joined President Donald Trump in Fort Myers on Friday as he gave remarks detailing the Medicare and Social Security initiatives, his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to lower the cost of medication for our nation's seniors. "During a time when our seniors are increasingly vulnerable to a global pandemic, President Trump has been a warrior for t  more

Rep. Stewart's National Suicide Hotline Designation Act Becomes Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, issued the following news release on Oct. 17: Today, President Donald Trump signed Rep. Chris Stewart's (UT-02) National Suicide Hotline Designation Act into law. Following the President's signing, Rep. Stewart issued the following statement: "Today's signing is the culmination of years of work by many. What started as a Utah-based initiative, led by Rep. Steve Eliason and Utah State Sen. Daniel Thatcher, has now become a reality. Being able t  more

Rep. Upton, Problem Solvers Caucus Encourage Trump, Congressional Leaders to Continue COVID-19 Relief Negotiations
ST. JOSEPH, Michigan, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and his Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC) colleagues sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders encouraging them to continue negotiating on a COVID-19 relief package that includes immediate assistance to support families, small businesses, and schools as well as a resolution for a national testing strategy. "We are only 14 days away from the ele  more

Reps. Lynch, Maloney, Engel and Clyburn Ask IG to Probe Ventilator Shipments to From Russia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: This week, U.S. Representative Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Oversight and Reform's National Security Subcommittee, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot E. Engel and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James E. Clyburn sent a letter to State Department Acting Inspector General Matthew Klimow and Department of H  more

Rice University: Election a Pivot Point for US Immigration Policy, Baker Institute Expert Says
HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 24 -- Rice University issued the following news release: A Joe Biden presidency would "roll back many of the Trump administration's attacks" on immigrants to the United States, but that may not be enough to pacify critics of the Obama administration's immigration policies who seek new protected pathways to citizenship, according to a new brief from an expert at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Insti  more

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on S. Res 709
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Oct. 22: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement today regarding S. Res. 709, "A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the August 13, 2020, and September 11, 2020, announcements of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain are his  more

Sen. Durbin to Vote Against President Trump's Supreme Court Nomination of Barrett
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release on Oct. 21: U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced that he will vote against President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court and will not participate in this Thursday's Judiciary Committee markup due to Republicans' repeated violations of the Committee's rules in their haste to rush through this  more

Sen. McConnell Announces Kentucky Schools to Receive Over Two Million Face Masks From Trump Administration
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release on Oct. 23: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Education are sending 2,035,195 face masks to Kentucky to be used by students and teachers at schools. HHS is distributing 125 million masks nationwide as part of President Donald Trump's plan to safely reopen America's schools f  more

Sen. Sasse Statement on Political Vandalism
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement: * * * U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement as Nebraskans are preparing to help Jonathan Rempel of Henderson finish harvesting his crops. Last week, a suspicious early morning fire destroyed multiple pieces of farm equipment, including a combine that had two flags supporting President Donald Trump. The investigation is ongoing. "As Americans, we should be able to say this clearly: acts of viol  more

Sens. Loeffler, Tillis, Cramer Take Action to Hold Pelosi Accountable for Political Gamesmanship
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, issued the following news release on Oct. 19: U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) today introduced a resolution condemning Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's (CA-12) weaponization of the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in an attempt to attack President Donald J. Trump. In the wake of President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this month, Pelosi announced le  more

Sens. Murphy, Blumenthal Urge VA to Follow Through on Promises to End Veteran Suicide Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Connecticut, issued the following news release: Following the signing of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act this week, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined Senator Jon Tester (D-Mon.) and 28 of their colleagues in a push for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to follow through on authorities under President Donald Trump's Executive Order (EO) 13822 to increase   more

Stockton Poll: N.J. Residents Say Racism Is a Problem
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, Oct. 22 (TNSRes) -- Stockton University issued the following news: Majorities of New Jersey adults see racism as a major problem and believe police treat people of color more harshly than white people, but opinions vary widely across political, racial, and socioeconomic lines, according to a Stockton University Poll. The poll of 721 adult New Jersey residents found that 65% see racism and racial inequality as a major problem and 24% said it is a minor problem. Seven perce  more

Stockton University: Poll - Pandemic Views Fall Along Party Lines
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, Oct. 21 (TNSRes) -- Stockton University issued the following news on Oct. 20: Most New Jersey adults see COVID-19 as a major threat. But beyond that, their feelings about the coronavirus pandemic and government's response to it are strongly colored by partisan political feelings, according to Stockton University Poll results released today. Eighty percent of respondents said the COVID-19 pandemic represents a major problem, while 16% said it is minor and only 2% said it i  more

Texas Hemp Industries Association Issues Public Comment on DEA Rule
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Coleman Hemphill, president of the Texas Hemp Industries Association, Austin, Texas, has issued a public comment on the Drug Enforcement Administration rule entitled "Implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018". The comment was written on Oct. 20, 2020, and posted on Oct. 21, 2020: * * * My name is Coleman Hemphill, President of the Texas Hemp Industries Association (TXHIA). I appreciate the opportunity to submit comments to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DE  more

Texas in Play: Biden and Trump in a Dead Heat, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds
HAMDEN, Connecticut, Oct. 22 (TNSRes) -- The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute issued the following news release on Oct. 21: In the home stretch of the 2020 presidential election campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden is in a tied race with President Donald Trump in the reliably red state of Texas, and he holds a single digit lead in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, according to Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University polls conducted in both states. TEXAS PRESIDENTIAL RACE Tod  more

Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association Statement Regarding Thursday's Final Presidential Debate
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 24 -- Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association issued the following statement by President Ed Longanecker: * * * Thursday evening brought another lively and informative debate between the front-running presidential candidates, current U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D). The following statement concerning the final presidential debate can be attributed to Ed Longanecker, president of the Texas Independent Producers & Roy  more

U.S.-Brazil Trade Deal Takes Center Stage at U.S. Chamber's U.S.-Brazil Connect Summit
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release on Oct. 19: Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Brazil-U.S. Business Council hosted day one of its two-day U.S.-Brazil Connect Summit as news began to break that the two countries have reached an agreement on a bilateral trade package. The U.S. and Brazil have been working towards a package since March when President Donald Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro directed their respective trade delegations to dee  more

University of Kansas: Asian Americans More Affected By Pandemic-Related Unemployment Than Any Other Racial Group
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Oct. 20 (TNSRes) -- The University of Kansas issued the following news: While the lockdown associated with COVID-19 has negatively affected people from all walks of life, one U.S. minority group is bearing the brunt of unemployment. According to a new study by a quartet of University of Kansas researchers, the pandemic's effect on the labor market has hit Asian Americans the hardest. "Usually, Asian Americans are not much affected by any kind of crisis -- including an econo  more

University of Miami: Early End to Census May Have Implications for Florida
CORAL GABLES, Florida, Oct. 19 (TNSRes) -- The University of Miami issued the following news: The Supreme Court's ruling that effectively ends the 2020 Census may jeopardize federal funds to Florida and other states and shift key legislative apportionment, according to a constitutional law expert. On Oct. 13, the U.S. Supreme Court approved the Trump administration's emergency request to immediately halt the 2020 Census rather than allowing the count to continue through the end of the month as  more

University of Miami: Researchers Aim to End Miami's HIV Epidemic
CORAL GABLES, Florida, Oct. 22 (TNSRes) -- The University of Miami issued the following news: From the farm fields of south Miami-Dade County to the corner stores in Liberty City, researchers are pursuing novel approaches to halt new infections of HIV in different at-risk communities. When approved in 2012, a pill that prevents infection from the AIDs virus was considered a game changer, one that finally could help halt the pandemic that, to date, has killed nearly 33 million people worldwide.  more

University of Michigan: 'Michigan Public Policy Survey'
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 18 -- The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy of University of Michigan issued the following report entitled "Michigan Public Policy Survey". Here are the excerpts: This report presents the opinions of Michigan's township and city officials on issues related to election administration in their jurisdictions, including expected challenges and confidence in election security. Data from a parallel survey of Michigan County Clerks is included as well. These findings  more

University of Missouri: Final Presidential Debate Revealed Less Chaos, Consolidated Candidate Support, Study Finds
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Oct. 24 (TNSRes) -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Results of a virtual debate-viewing study among college students revealed not only a less chaotic, more substantive event, but also a stronger performance from former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in the second and final presidential debate of the 2020 U.S. general election. The study, coordinated by the Political Communication Institute at the University of Missouri, in  more