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NEA and Federal Education Association joint statement on #RedForFeds day of action

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AAMC Announces New Board of Directors

Dean of Emory University School of Medicine Named as Chair Washington, D.C., November 19, 2010—The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) today announced its new board of directors.  The board’s term will run until November 2011. Thomas J. Lawley, M.D., dean and William P. Timmie professor of dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine, is the AAMC’s new chair.  He succeeds Deborah E. Powell, M.D., associate vice president for new...

House Energy and Commerce Committee Votes on Key Workforce Diversity Legislation

July 13, 2018—The House Energy and Commerce Committee July 12 voted to move workforce legislation to the House floor.  Both the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness Act of 2017 (EMPOWER) Act (H.R. 3728) and Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act (H.R.5385) were among the approved bills [...

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing to Review 340B Legislation

July 13, 2018—The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a July 11 hearing on the 340B Drug Pricing Program. The hearing included a review of a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on contract pharmacy arrangements, as well as an examination of 13 legislative proposals that would impact the program. The AAMC submi...

CMS Issues Proposed Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) Rule for 2019

July 13, 2018—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed historic changes to the evaluation and management code documentation and payment in a proposed rule released July 12, 2018. This rule will update payment rates and policies for services provided by physicians and other clinicians to Medicare beneficiaries in 2019. The rule also proposes change...

AAMC, AAU, APLU, COGR Submit Letter to EPA Opposing Proposed Rule on Scientific Research

July 13, 2018—The AAMC July 11 submitted a joint letter with the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly opposing a ...

California special education teacher wins seat on NEA’s Executive Committee

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Chicagoland biology teacher wins second term on NEA’s Executive Committee

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Remarks as prepared for delivery by Dr. Loretta Ragsdell, 2018 NEA Higher Educator of the Year, to the 97th NEA Representative Assembly

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Baker Botts’ McArdle explains how LNG contracts are evolving

Liquefied natural gas growth is changing contracts, says Hamish McArdle, a partner at Baker Botts, noting that buyers face is -More-  ...

R.I. brings lawsuit against oil companies

Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit in Providence County Superior Court against multiple top oil companies, saying they have con -More-  ...

Laredo Petroleum fire temporarily pauses production

A fire on Saturday at one of Laredo Petroleum’s Permian Basin tank batteries in Glasscock County, Texas, led to short-term sh -More-  ...

Idled US Virgin Islands refinery to start up again

ArcLight Capital Partners officials said an idled St.  -More-  ...

TransCanada’s W.Va. Leach pipeline segment to be ready in mid-July

TransCanada’s Columbia Gas Transmission unit has updated the date that the Leach Xpress natural gas pipeline portion in West  -More-  ...

API Spec Q1 9th Edition Fundamentals and Practitioner Training

This course frames the management system requirements in a managerial and business prospective and provides a working underst ...

Energy association expects US metal tariffs to cause job losses

US tariffs on steel and aluminum will lead to fewer wells being drilled, consequently causing a decline in energy infrastruct -More-  ...

Report: Nuclear energy not likely to remain in US in coming decades

The high maintenance costs for nuclear plants make natural gas a more appealing energy source, and the US could lose nuclear  -More-  ...

Hess to use funds from Utica assets sale for Guyana, Bakken

Hess will put the $400 million it receives from the sale of Utica shale basin assets toward opportunities for growth in Guyan -More-  ...

CPC preliminarily agrees to purchase LNG from US for 25 years

CPC, a major liquefied natural gas importer in Taiwan, said it has agreed on a preliminary deal to purchase LNG from US-based -More-  ...

Education Department reportedly to rescind affirmative action guidance

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