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AMTRAK: Amtrak's Commitment to Safety

At this time, various states are undertaking specific safety precautions at stations for customers arriving from out of state.

BLM: Seeks public comment on proposed e-bike regulations

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced a 60-day public comment period on proposed electric bike, or e-bike, regulations, intended to make it easier for more Americans to recreate on and experience their public lands.

GREATER WASHINGTON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Learn now: What is considered an essential business in Maryland, D.C. or Virginia?

D.C. has joined Virginia and Maryland in closing nonessential businesses to help control the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the DMV. This includes a variety of businesses, such as coffee shops, restaurants and many retail stores.

DANAHER CORPORATION: Cepheid Recieves Emergency Use Authorization From FDA for Rapid SARS-COV-2 Test

Cepheid has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for Xpert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2, a rapid molecular diagnostic test for qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19

AMTRAK: Amtrak: Updates to Service

While Amtrak continues to operate across the nation, we have adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets.

BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP: Baker McKenzie Adds Top Financial Regulation and Enforcement Practitioners

Baker McKenzie has added leading financial regulatory and enforcement practitioners Rebecca Leon, Jennifer Connors and Mark Fitterman to its North America Litigation & Government Enforcement practice, based in Miami, New York and Washington, DC, respectively.

AMTRAK: Updated Fares Provide Increased Options for savings

On March 1, 2020, Amtrak is launching a series of updates to provide customers more options for savings.

AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Farm State of Mind Campaign to Expand Impact in Rural Mental Health

Bayer and the American Farm Bureau Federation announce the transition of Bayer’s Farm State of Mind campaign, an initiative to raise mental health awareness among the farming community, to Farm Bureau.

AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: AFBF, INTL FCStone Partner on Risk Management Tools for Farm Bureau Members

The American Farm Bureau Federation is partnering with INTL FCStone to offer Farm Bureau members exclusive discounts on FCStone’s catalog of agricultural risk management tools, which range from customized commodity marketing plans to data management solutions and educational seminars and cover an extensive range of agricultural commodities, from grains and oilseeds to dairy and livestock.

AMTRAK: Amtrak Marks Major Milestone by Beginning High-Speed Testing of the First Trainset for its New Acela Fleet

The first of Amtrak’s 28 new Acela trainsets, scheduled to enter service throughout the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in 2021, will be leaving from Alstom’s facility in Hornell, N.Y. on Monday, Feb, 17 for high-speed testing at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colo. Nine months of dynamic testing will include the trainset’s pantograph, railway dynamics, tilting, traction, slip/slide and wayside protection, brakes, and train control management systems.

President Proposes $1.2 Billion BLM Budget to Meet Energy, Conservation and Other Priorities

President Trump has proposed an appropriation of $1.2 billion for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Fiscal Year 2021, providing the funds needed to strike the right balance of conservation and sustainable use of America’s BLM-managed public lands and resources.

BAKER BOTTS: Baker Botts Secures Landmark Copyright Win for Clarion Corporation of America in the D.C. Circuit

On January 28, 2020, Baker Botts, taking the lead on oral argument, secured a landmark copyright victory for client Clarion Corporation of America before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, Inc. v.

AIRLINES FOR AMERICA: A4A Applauds Approval of New Sustainable Aviation Fuel Pathway

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the approval and publication of a new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) specification that will further enable the use of environmentally friendly jet fuels by the U.S. airlines.

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