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Congressman Cleaver Announces Significant Grant for KC Public Libraries

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to announce that the Kansas City Public Library will share a nearly quarter-million dollar grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This two year grant of, $249,586, will be used to advance the Kansas City Public Library’s digital learning program.

MISS. DELEGATION HELPS LAND DHS UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TEST RANGE IN MISSISSIPPI

All members of the Mississippi congressional delegation today welcomed the decision to base in Mississippi the Department of Homeland Security’s demonstration range facility for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), or drones.

Nolan Calls for Hearings on Airline Industry’s Consumer Protection Practices

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today called on leaders of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee to hold a hearing to investigate the state of consumer protection practices within the airline industry.

CBRE National Retail Partners West Completes Sale of BeachWalk in Solana Beach

CBRE’s John Read announced that his National Retail Partners – West (NRP-West) team along with Reg Kobzi in CBRE’s San Diego office completed the sale of BeachWalk, a 54,973 square-foot coastal retail center in the city of Solana Beach, Calif. Situated along Highway 101, the property is steps to the Pacific Ocean, walking distance to the Cedros Design District and Amtrak Train Station, and less than a mile from the world famous Del Mar Fairgrounds, site of the Del Mar Racetrack. The sale price was $33.25 million. More...

TIPTON INTRODUCES BILLS TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF PRIVATE LAND OWNERS

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) has introduced two bills to protect the rights of private land owners: the Land Adjacency Notification and Disclosure (LAND) Act (H.R. 1965), and the Resurveys Entitle Adjacent Landowners (REAL) Protection Act (H.R. 1966)

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Introduces Bill Giving States Power to Reject Federal Electric Transmission Projects

U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced legislation to restore the right of states to approve or disapprove...

Illinois housing market swings into spring with jump in home sales, prices

The Illinois housing market had a strong showing in March with home sales climbing 9.6 percent over previous-year levels and the statewide median price  surging 10.7 percent higher,according to Illinois REALTORS

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON EARTH DAY

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement in honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22

North Shore And Barrington Area Housing Market Increases

Early predictions of a healthy market performance for the first quarter have held true for the North Shore-Barrington housing market. Housing data for March shows the number of new listings and closed sales rose from the same period in 2016, while houses under contact rose substantially, according to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR).

Fla.’s Housing Market: More Sales, Rising Prices in March 2017

Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices and increased pending sales in March, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 25,921 last month, up 9.3 percent compared to March 2016

U.S. Rep. Castor’s Statement on the Threat to Florida’s Environment and Economy Under Pres....

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14), elected officials, activists and experts stood together on the shore of Tampa Bay on the seven-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout, to speak out in strong opposition to President Trump’s elimination of the Tampa Bay Estuary program, clean water, clean air and NOAA coastal resource initiatives under his proposed budget

Rep. Susan Davis: Earth Day takes on new significance with Environmental Protections Being Rolled...

Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a member of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, released the following statement for Earth Day 2017.

FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Florida’s Indian Lakes Estate Fire

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida to fight the Indian Lakes Estate Fire in Polk County.

Brown Statement on CFPB Action Against Ocwen Financial for Failing Homeowners

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee – issued the following statement regarding today’s action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and state regulators against Ocwen Financial Corp.

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Contractor Alleging Fraud in Connection...

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint alleging that a contractor hired to perform home improvement and elevation projects on Superstorm Sandy-damaged houses used deceptive practices to obtai...

Rep. Maloney Slams Proposed Federal Funding Cuts for Public Housing, Attends No Cuts Coalition...

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney joined with New Yorkers from across the city for the No HUD Cuts rally at 26 Federal Plaza. The gathered crowd was there to protest the proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develo...

DWR Update on Oroville Spillway Repair Activities

The following is an update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on construction-related activities on the Oroville Spillway Recovery project. DWR is committed to informing the surrounding communities and the general public about the work being ...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Community Development (OCD) has awarded over $12 million to...

As the opioid epidemic continues to race across the country at devastating rates, Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) is pushing to get illicit drugs off the streets and bring funding home for Florida to help combat the issue. The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) endorsed Rooney’s legislation H.R. 1781, The Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act of 2017, while the Department of Health and Human Services granted Florida millions of dollars to combat the opioid epidemic.

Ground-breaking energy legislation sets Michigan on new course for secure, reliable energy future

Michigan’s new energy laws, Public Act 341 and Public Act 342, take effect today and uniquely position the state to adapt to market forces while removing barriers to a greener and more secure energy future.

Davis, LaHood Tour Historic Route 66 in Central Illinois

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today continued his tour of historic Route 66 through Central Illinois with U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) and State Rep. Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield)...

Kelly and Duckworth Highlight Legislation to Close “Skills Gap” & Prepare Illinoisans for Good-Paying...

U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) appeared together at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago today to highlight their legislation to close the “skills gap” by better preparing students for careers in high-demand industries like manufacturing, healthcare, clean energy and information technology. Kelly and Duckworth recently helped introduce the Community College to Career Fund Act (CC2C), which would encourage local small businesses and manufacturers to partner with community colleges to develop workforce training programs.

200+ Volunteers to Clean and Plant Gardens in Paterson

In celebration of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), New Jersey Community Development Corporation’s (NJCDC) AmeriCorps program will be hosting a day of gardening and community cleanup service projects within Paterson’s Great Falls Promise Neighborhood--the neighborhood NJCDC serves

Senators Warren and Markey Call on FERC to Revoke Decision to Allow Western Mass....

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), calling on the agency to revoke its authorization for Kinder Morgan to begin construction on its Co...

Financial Literacy Courses for Realtors

To assist Realtors® in understanding the importance of financial planning and how to best implement processes for their own needs, New Jersey Realtors® will be offering a financial literacy series June 7, 8, and 9 in concert with Monmouth University

Governor Cuomo Announces $28.8 Million Awarded to Construct 252 Units of Supportive Housing for...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $28.8 million has been awarded to seven supportive housing projects across New York State, allowing the construction of 252 housing units for homeless New Yorkers. The funding, awarded through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, will support projects in the Bronx, New York, Chautauqua, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego and Tompkins counties.

Statement on Manhattan Community Board 11 Conditional Approval of 126th Street African Burial Ground...

“We've taken a significant step towards building a permanent memorial for the historic Harlem African Burial Ground and providing affordable housing and good jobs for East Harlem residents. We're grateful for the support of Community Board 11 and neighborhood residents, and look forward to continuing our partnership with Speaker Mark-Viverito and the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force to make this project a reality,"

Brown, Stark County Community Partners Discuss Rebuilding Infrastructure and Creating Jobs

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) convened a group of Stark County community partners at a roundtable discussion today at the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) to outline efforts to rebuild and repair the nation’s infrastructure while creating millions of construction jobs.

High Standards of Professional Conduct Apply to Insurance Needs of Ohio Home Buyers

Purchasing a home or business property is a time of joy, excitement and inevitably stress generated by the work and by the unfamiliarity buyers have with the layers of demands from loan calculations to insurance commitments being thrust at them. The O...

Beatty Introduces Homeless Veterans Legal Services Act

U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) recently introduced the Homeless Veterans Legal Services Act, H.R. 1993, legislation to allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to partner with public and private entities to increase legal services fo...

TURNER Reintroduces Foster Care Housing Bill

The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will increase access to housing for youth aging out of foster care, without increasing federal spending WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after reintroducing the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act: “Aging out of foster care should not mean aging into homelessness. The Fostering

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As spring weather sets in, some shoreland property owners in Northern Wisconsin are discovering Mother Nature has changed the look of their waterfront due to shifting ice over the winter months