UNITED States. Congress, INTERGROUP relations, UNITED States. Congress. Senate, UNITED States. Congress. House, POLITICAL affiliation, POLITICAL parties, and STATISTICAL models
• Political polarization can take both weak and strong forms, defined by intergroup relations. • Positive and negative political ties can be inferred from patterns of bill co-sponsorship. • Both chambers of the US Congress have grown more polarized since the 1970s. • Trends in congressional polarization are unrelated to which party holds the majority. Claims that the United States Congress is (becoming more) polarized are widespread, but what is polarization? In this paper, I draw on notions of intergroup relations to distinguish two forms. Weak polarization occurs when relations between the polarized groups are merely absent, while strong polarization occurs when the relations between the polarized groups are negative. I apply the Stochastic Degree Sequence Model to data on bill co-sponsorship in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, from 1973 (93rd session) to 2016 (114th session) to infer a series of signed networks of political relationships among legislators, which I then use to answer two research questions. First, can the widely reported finding of increasing weak polarization in the U.S. Congress be replicated when using a statistical model to make inferences about when positive political relations exist? Second, is the (increasing) polarization observed in the U.S. Congress only weak polarization, or is it strong polarization? I find that both chambers exhibit both weak and strong polarization, that both forms are increasing, and that they are structured by political party affiliation. However, I also find these trends are unrelated to which party holds the majority in a chamber. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
New Hampshire Business Review. 10/26/2018, Vol. 40 Issue 23, p1-19. 3p.
EDWARDS, Eddie, PAPPAS, Chris, KUSTER, Annie, POLITICAL candidates, UNITED States Congressional elections, TRUMP, Donald, 1946-, TARIFF -- United States, and HEALTH care reform -- United States
Several interviews with the U.S. Congress candidates including Republican Eddie Edwards, Democrat Chris Pappas and Democrat Annie Kuster are presented. Topics include their positions on President Donald Trump administration's stance on tariffs and trade negotiations; additional health care reform proposals and federal policies on renewables and energy efficiencies.
Orchard, S., Heck, A., Uhlén, Mathias, Ping, P., and KTH, Skolan för bioteknologi (BIO), Proteomik (stängd 20130101)
Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Other Biological Topics, Naturvetenskap, Biologiska vetenskaper, Annan biologi, Data standardization, Human Proteome Organisation, and Proteomics Standards Initiative
This meeting brought together delegates from industry, academia and the publishing houses to facilitate discussions on the level of support from the journals for the use of standardised data formats and their interest in the creation of a network of proteomics repositories collaborating on a coordinated data curation effort. Discussions centred on how best to structure interactions between journals, databases and researchers to improve accessibility to data, and facilitate comparisons between datasets.
The Oregon Bankers Association and Community Banks of Oregon applaud the U.S. Congress’s passage of the CARES Act, an important federal stimulus bill. Oregon’s banks are very aware of the economic challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and are deploying assistance to their impacted customers and communities in a variety of ways. The stimulus bill contains several important provisions to enhance how banks of all sizes can help Oregonians and Oregon businesses through this crisis. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Task Force on American Innovation—a coalition of companies, business and university associations, and professional societies that support sustained and robust federal investment in basic science research – joined 17 other business, science, technology, and academic organizations in urging Congress to include the investments necessary to ensure the future health of the U.S. research enterprise in any additional coronavirus response legislation that is considered. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The parents of three U.S. Army Special Forces members murdered at the King Faisal Air Base in Jordan in 2016 today urged Congress to call for the extraditions of the Jordanian soldier that killed their sons and a convicted Jordanian terrorist tied to a suicide bombing that killed 15 civilians, including two Americans, and wounded 130. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
DALLAS, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Tre Pennie, U.S. Candidate for Texas Congressional District 30, announces a new economic recovery plan called EARN-IT. The plan was created in response to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest relating to the George Floyd murder. These problems stem from the culmination of 50-years of failed socioeconomic policy that have marginalized the interests of communities of color for years. EARN-IT seeks to leverage public works projects and networks to enhance workforce training, education, and volunteerism for underserved communities. Under EARN-IT, government will play its traditional role of supporting community initiatives, but corporations and the people will have an opportunity to earn economic and social rewards based on their contributions to the recovery process. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
Open Pharma Research, a platform for information exchange and networking in the life sciences, today announced the introduction of Lab of the Future USA. The event will see major life science and pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and service companies gather on the 19-20th May 2020 at Hilton Back Bay in Boston, USA. The event follows the highly successful Lab of the Future UK Europe event, which saw more than 300 senior pharma executives meet to discuss the latest advancements in the life science industry. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]