ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 24 -- Rep. Val Demings, D-Florida, issued the following news release:
Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is on his way to the White House in anticipation of being fired by President Trump.
Said Rep. Demings, "With Rosenstein's departure there is one less barrier protecting the Mueller investigation from President Trump's interference. Congress must take immediate steps to uphold the Constitution and the rule of more
Palomar's Samuel Oschin Telescope Turns 70
PASADENA, California, Sept. 24 -- The California Institute of Technology issued the following news:
One of the first pictures taken by the Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar, back when it opened 70 years ago, was of our nearest large neighboring galaxy, Andromeda. The photo, which showed the entirety of the spiral galaxy with its intricate lanes of dust and luminous stellar glow, was one of the best ever taken at that time. In the past, astronomers typically had to stitch together views of Andr more
Rep. Cummings Issues Statement Calling Chairman Gowdy to Hold Emergency Hearing
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, ranking Democratic member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following statement calling on Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, to hold an emergency hearing if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is forced out of his position:
"We have received conflicting reports this morning that President Trump was about to fire Mr. Rosenstiein, that Mr. Rosenstein resigned in anticipation of being fired, or that more
Research Brief: Pathway for Human Cancer Virus Creation Discovered
TWIN CITIES, Minnesota, Sept. 24 -- The University of Minnesota issued the following news release:
Finding out where a virus replicates inside the body is key to understanding how to stop an infection from spreading. In the case of the first human cancer virus discovered--human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1)--researchers at the University of Minnesota's Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) have discovered a novel pathway for how this distant cousin of the human immunodeficiency virus ( more
Rep. Gutierrez Issues Statement on Trump Administration Restrictions on Immigrants
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 -- Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on news that the Trump administration is severely restricting the ability of legal immigrants to fully integrate into our society and apply for citizenship:
"I see the Trump Administration's hostility towards immigrants as part of a strategy of mass distraction to keep the focus on fomenting outrage directed at Latinos while keeping the focus off of the corruption and graft that are gripping the White Hou more
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The Defense Logistics Agency has issued a pre-solicitation (SPE603-19-R-05XX) for fuel storage services at Port Everglades, Florida.
The notice states: "The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) - Energy - FESBA will be issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP/Solicitation) for Contractor-Owned Contractor Operated (COCO) fuel storage services within the area of Port Everglades, Florida. The required services are for receiving, storing, protecting, and shipping Aviation Turbine Fuel, . . .
VA Seeks Lake, Wetland Management Services in Florida
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a solicitation (36C78619Q0030) for lake and wetland management services at Sarasota National Cemetery, Florida.
The notice states: "Services include, but not limited to, monthly inspections, monthly reports, treatment of algae, shoreline monitoring of acreage and lakes, evaluation of water quality, fish and plant health for 7 wetlands and littoral zone totaling 14.4 acres."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a solicitation (36C24818Q9897) for the replacement and installation of awnings at the Miami VA Medical Center, Florida.
The notice states: "The Government requires the repair / replace and install awnings at the Miami VA Medical Center, 1201 NW 16th ST, Miami, FL 33125. Contractor shall furnish sufficient technical, supervisory, and administrative personnel to insure the expeditious accomplishment of the work specified i . . .
USCG Seeks Lawn Services in Key West, Florida
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a solicitation (70Z028-18-Q-7S100200) for lawn services at the USCG Sector Key West, Florida.
Response Date: Sept. 26, 2018; Set Aside: Small Business; Classification Code: S - Utilities and housekeeping services; NAICS Code: 561 - Administrative and Support Services/561730 - Landscaping Services. For more information: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=48e66036e2853e22994d5d73a5fd61fc&tab=core&_cview=0 . . .
VA Seeks American Sign Language Interpretation Services in Florida
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a solicitation (36C24818Q9859) for American sign language interpretation services at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, Florida.
Response Date: Sept. 26, 2018; Set Aside: Small Business; Classification Code: R - Professional, administrative, and management support services; NAICS Code: 541 - Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541930 - Translation and Interpretation Services. For more information . . .