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Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Tuesday September 12, 2017 ( 10 items )  

Consumer Group: Attack on DACA by President Trump 'Deeply Disappointing'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The National Consumers League issued the following news release: The National Consumers League (NCL) today declared its deep disappointment in President Donald Trump's announcement that he will end the Dreamers Program. Known officially as the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)," the program was adopted during former President Barack Obama's Administration to create a citizenship path for young people brought to the United States at a young age by their paren  more

Democrats to DHS IG: Does Trump Use of Private Residences Jeopardize Secret Service's Compliance With Federal Law?
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The office of Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, questioned whether the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) can comply with federal law and congressionally mandated spending limits when the agency uses millions of taxpa  more

Despite WH Briefing, Trump Absolutely Not Serious on Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: White House Homeland Security Advisory Tom Bossert, when pressed on the increased severity and frequency of Hurricanes by a White House reporter, just told the American people that "We continue to take the climate change seriously, not the cause of it, but the things that we observe." This statement stands in stark contrasts to the actual actions taken by this administration, including repeated efforts to defund climate  more

House Budget Committee Proposal to Verify Incomes of All EITC Filers Would Delay Refunds, Raise Administrative Costs, and Divert IRS Resources
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Center on Budget & Policy Priorities issued the following news release: The fiscal year 2018 budget plan the House Budget Committee approved in July calls for a radical change in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that could harm millions of low-income working families and cause serious problems for the IRS in processing tax returns. The budget would delay EITC payments each year until the IRS verifies every EITC filer's income.[1] This would entail the IRS corrobor  more

Reggie Love, Former Personal Aide to President Barack Obama, Education Advocate and Entrepreneur, to Keynote 'Summer Changes Everything(TM)' National Conference, October 23-25 in Phoenix
BALTIMORE, Sept. 11 -- The National Summer Learning Association issued the following news release: Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities hold our nation's youth back - year after year - in core subjects like math and reading, making summer one of the most inequitable times of the year for millions of underserved students. And now, just as school is back in session, this inequality may only grow and the accompanying achievement gap may only get wider because of the t  more

Rep. Wittman: Survey
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., issued the following information: Earlier this week the Trump Administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). President Obama created DACA through an executive order in 2012 to give children illegally brought into the country temporary legal immigration status, provided they meet certain criteria. Since the President's announcement does not immediately revoke permits, Congress has the time to come together t  more

Sen. Peters, Colleagues Urge DHS Inspector General to Review Compliance With Presidential Protection Assistance Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The office of Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, questioned whether the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) can comply with federal law and congressionally mandated spending limits when the agency uses millions of taxp  more

Sens. Udall, Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Peters, Cummings to DHS IG: Does Trump Use of Private Residences Jeopardize Secret Service's Compliance With Federal Law?
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking Democratic member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, questioned whether the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) can comply with federal law and congre  more

Strengthening Institutions Is Key to Preserving Peace in Asia: Asia Society Policy Institute Report
NEW YORK, Sept. 11 -- The Asia Society issued the following news release: Amid the rapid change and uncertainty of the 21st century, a key question facing Asia's leaders is whether the region will be able to maintain the unprecedented economic growth and relative peace it has enjoyed for the past 70 years. Given growing concerns about a rising China, a dangerous North Korea, and a potentially less engaged United States, it cannot be assumed that the answer to this question will be yes. The Asia  more

Trump Administration Should Reinstate Promising Housing Voucher Initiative
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Center on Budget & Policy Priorities issued the following news release: The Trump Administration's suspension of a 2016 regulatory provision governing the Housing Choice Voucher program will leave in place a flawed policy that reinforces segregation and reduces the program's efficiency. The provision, suspended August 11, would have required state and local housing agencies in 23 metropolitan areas to adopt small area fair market rents (SAFMRs), which tie voucher sub  more