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AMTRAK: Amtrak Names Roger Harris Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer

On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Amtrak Board of Directors appointed Roger Harris to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, responsible for corporate marketing, sales distribution, network and consist planning, market research and pricing and revenue management, along with the Northeast Corridor, State-Supported and Long-Distance Service Lines.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY: American Chemical Society and Max Planck institutes partner on transformative open access plan

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG) announced today a collaborative open access strategic partnership that will advance shared goals for open science and enhance convenience for the MPG researcher and author community.

Analysis: Which college volleyball program grossed the most in the U.S.

George Washington University, American University and Georgetown University top the list of highest grossing college volleyball programs in the state in 2016

ATLAS RESEARCH: Atlas Research and Management Concepts Win $100M Food & Drug Administration BPA

Atlas Research, in a Contractor Teaming Agreement (CTA) with Management Concepts, Inc., has received a $100M Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Services conducted through the BPA will provide FDA with subject matter expertise and technical assistance to ensure effective corporate infrastructure and efficient operations in support of its mission of protecting the health of the American public.

ATLANTIC COUNCIL: Vice President Mike Pence, NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg, Foreign Ministers and US Policymakers Discussed NATO’s Past, Present, and Future on Alliance’s 70th Anniversary

Today, US Vice President Mike Pence, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. Members of Congress, and Foreign Ministers from Germany, Turkey, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Greece, and North Macedonia, convened at “NATO Engages,” a summit in Washington hosted by the Atlantic Council, German Marshall Fund, and Munich Security Conference.

District of Columbia posts 4th lowest property tax rate in new national study

District of Columbia ranked fourth in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Which college outdoor track program grossed the most in DC

Howard University and Gallaudet University top the list of highest grossing college outdoor track programs in DC in 2016

Hawaii Senate passes Free and Fair Elections Resolution

The Hawaii State Senate has taken a large step toward ending campaign finance corruption.

AMTRAK: Amtrak to Increase Weekend Acela Express Frequencies

Weekend travelers will soon have more high-speed rail options along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., as Amtrak expands its popular Acela Express service with an additional round trip on Saturday.

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP: Don Pongrace quoted in National Geographic on Gila River Diversion Plan

National Geographic has quoted Akin Gump partner Donald Pongrace, head of the firm’s American Indian law and policy practice, in the article “These are the most endangered U.S. rivers,” which looks at a new report from the conservation group American Rivers on the 10 most endangered rivers in the United States.

Democrats continue to seek vote on proposed term limits for leadership

A group of two dozen Democrats met in early April to continue discussions on establishing term limits within the U.S. House of Representatives for leadership positions within the caucus.

Analysis: Georgetown University business school ranked nation’s 24th best

Georgetown University's McDonough Business School ranked 24th among U.S. colleges offering master of business administration programs, according to a new study by U.S. News that examined 367 schools.

Analysis: Which college volleyball program grossed the most in DC

George Washington University, American University and Georgetown University top the list of highest grossing college volleyball programs in DC in 2016

ATLAS RESEARCH: Patricia Bronson Joins Atlas Research as Chief of Staff

Atlas Research is pleased to welcome Patricia Bronson as the Chief of Staff to CEO and President Robin Portman.

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: McConnell Plan to Raise Nicotine Access to Age 21 Could Backfire

Citing health concerns about youth vaping, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced legislation to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in District of Columbia is 11th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for District of Columbia ranks 11th in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Which college outdoor track program grossed the most in the U.S.

Howard University and Gallaudet University top the list of highest grossing college outdoor track programs nationwide in 2016

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