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2021-05-27 21:23:00
by Anthropocene
Here’s Something to Chew on: Researchers Turn Food Scraps Into Materials Stronger Than Concrete

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Why compost food scraps when you can... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Why compost food scraps when you can make concrete with them? It’s not quite that simple, but researchers have found a way to turn fruit and vegetable... Read More

2021-05-25 17:02:09
by TWN
PMI: Reinventing Itself, Reinventing an Industry

The biggest cigarette company in the world is on a path to stop selling cigarettes internationally. How? They call it... Read More

The biggest cigarette company in the world is on a path to stop selling cigarettes internationally. How? They call it a smoke-free future and already 14 million people around the world have stopped smoking and switched to one of the... Read More

2020-08-11 22:08:06
by Gaspard Le Dem
New Website Aims To Help Voters Navigate Vote-By-Mail Process

A new tool, designed to help U.S. voters navigate the task of voting by mail by streamlining the process of... Read More

A new tool, designed to help U.S. voters navigate the task of voting by mail by streamlining the process of applying for an absentee ballot, is now available. The free tool, which can be accessed at VoteByMail.io, first asks users... Read More

2020-07-24 17:26:29
by TWN
At Philip Morris International Smoke-free Future Cornerstone of Sustainability

WASHINGTON - It has been an eventful summer for Philip Morris International, the company perhaps best known for its Marlboro... Read More

WASHINGTON - It has been an eventful summer for Philip Morris International, the company perhaps best known for its Marlboro and Chesterfield cigarette brands. First, Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos declared in the company’s recently released integrated report that he... Read More

2020-05-06 00:30:15
by Dan McCue
Orlando Firm Harnessing UV Rays to Defeat the Coronavirus

Like a lot of us, Mark Nathan noticed that no matter how successful a business trip had been, he regularly... Read More

Like a lot of us, Mark Nathan noticed that no matter how successful a business trip had been, he regularly returned home only to fall ill from the bacteria and viruses he encountered on airplanes, in hotel and conference rooms... Read More

2020-03-13 14:49:06
by Dan McCue
Coalition Launches to Celebrate and Protect the Bayh-Dole Act

North Charleston, South Carolina, the smaller, hard-working neighbor of the historic coastal city that shares its name, suddenly found itself... Read More

North Charleston, South Carolina, the smaller, hard-working neighbor of the historic coastal city that shares its name, suddenly found itself at the center of a regional crisis. Home to a thriving Navy base for nearly a century, it learned in... Read More

2019-08-02 19:52:50
by Dan McCue
Select Committee Unanimously Endorses Proposals to Improve Life on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - Before leaving Washington to work in their home districts, members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization... Read More

WASHINGTON - Before leaving Washington to work in their home districts, members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress unanimously endorsed a second round of bipartisan proposals to improve life on Capitol Hill. “This committee is committed... Read More

2019-05-17 21:10:50
by Dan McCue
I.M. Pei, Revered Architect Who Designed Eye-Catching Addition to National Gallery, Dies

I.M. Pei, the tirelessly globe-trotting architect who placed a giant glass pyramid outside the Louvre and designed the trapezoidal addition... Read More

I.M. Pei, the tirelessly globe-trotting architect who placed a giant glass pyramid outside the Louvre and designed the trapezoidal addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, among other eye-catching structures, has died at age 102. Pei's death was... Read More

2019-05-15 20:44:21
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs to Play Key Role on House Rural Broadband Task Force

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., has launched a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband to provide coordination and... Read More

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., has launched a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband to provide coordination and leadership to end the rural-digital divide. The Task Force will work to advance solutions to ensure all Americans have access... Read More

2019-04-09 23:58:25
by Sean Trambley
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Startup Jobs, Innovation, and Small Businesses

This week, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Pat Toomey R-Pa., announced the introduction of the Helping Angels Lead Our... Read More

This week, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Pat Toomey R-Pa., announced the introduction of the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, legislation that would support small businesses by removing burdensome restrictions from individuals who want to invest in... Read More

2019-02-13 00:16:05
by Michael Cheng
Drone Deliveries to Fuel On-demand Services for Food, Basic Goods and Organs

Commercial airline services are great for traveling. Planes are also suitable for transporting large cargo over long distances. But what... Read More

Commercial airline services are great for traveling. Planes are also suitable for transporting large cargo over long distances. But what about time-sensitive and on-demand products, such as food, perishable items and organs? Drone deliveries could be the solution to such... Read More

2019-02-08 20:53:18
by TWN Staff
Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry

This week, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced legislation to help ensure... Read More

This week, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced legislation to help ensure the continued growth of America’s craft beverage industry. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act would permanently establish reduced... Read More

2019-01-19 01:07:04
by TWN Staff
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security ... Read More

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (... Read More

2018-10-03 00:16:37
by TWN Staff
Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development

A recent move by the New Jersey State Senate would provide extended funding for manufacturing workforce development in a state ... Read More

A recent move by the New Jersey State Senate would provide extended funding for manufacturing workforce development in a state where more than 1 million jobs are supported by the industry. The bipartisan legislation... Read More

2018-09-22 02:11:29
by TWN Staff
Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America

As the midterm elections draw near, the Blue Dog Coalition turned its attention to rural America this week. Read More

As the midterm elections draw near, the Blue Dog Coalition turned its attention to rural America this week. Read More

Himes on the Challenges of a Changing Economy: It’s a Legacy Problem, Not a Political One

Leaders across the country at all levels of government and private sector are working to implement innovative policies that address ... Read More

Leaders across the country at all levels of government and private sector are working to implement innovative policies that address the challenges facing American workers every day. Read More

2018-09-12 00:27:13
by TWN Staff
New Democrat Coalition: A Future That Works

As the number of legislative days this Congress dwindles, the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 Democrats in the House ... Read More

As the number of legislative days this Congress dwindles, the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 Democrats in the House of Representatives who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies, continue to push their “New Economic Opportunity ... Read More

2018-09-11 17:50:59
by Carrie Lee
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to ... Read More

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of ... Read More

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