The bipartisan effort, initiated by Representatives John Lewis (D-GA), Diane Black (R-TN), John Shimkus (R-IL) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) quickly gained momentum within both parties as Congress drew to a close for August Congressional recess
As members of Congress return to their home districts during the August congressional recess
, APHA is urging every one of its members to advocate on behalf of public health.
The House and Senate are expected to act on the authorization legislation creating the new Motor Carrier Administration before the congressional recess
The president said he would follow up on the meeting by instructing his aides to continue discussions with the Republicans during the two-week congressional recess
that will begin Friday.
The bipartisan effort, initiated by Representatives Diane Black (R-TN), John Lewis (D-GA), John Shimkus (R-IL) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) quickly gained momentum within both parties as Congress drew to a close for August Congressional recess
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The campaign, which was held throughout the month of August, was timed to coincide with the annual congressional recess
NLC President Brian O'Neill urged city elected officials to take time during this Congressional recess
to meet with their Representatives, particularly those on the House Judiciary Committee, to urge them to support passage of H.
In addition to the National Day to Demand Action, the bipartisan coalition will also air ads in key states demanding that political leaders take action to pass commonsense gun reforms during the upcoming Congressional recess
With congressional recess
in full swing this month and legislators back in their home states, now is the time for APHA members to reach out to their elected leaders and advocate for public health.
Under the law, the House and Senate are required to act on a budget resolution by April 15, but with still another Congressional recess
coming up and little interest on the part of House GOP leaders to reopen old budget wounds, the outlook for meeting that deadline is less than "optimistic.
Throughout the month of August, APHA members reached out to their legislators while they were in their home states for their congressional recess
During the Congressional recess
, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its final rules on preemption of municipal authority with regard to satellite antennae and on open video systems as part of its implementation of the new law.
The administration and Congress hope to complete and send this legislation to the White House before the August Congressional recess
The senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator John Kerry and Republican Senator Richard Lugar were expected to introduce the bill soon, but sources said it is highly unlikely because of a two week congressional recess
due to start April 6, The News reported.