Monday - October 21, 2019
Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 5 items )  

Bipartisan EPA Administrators Back Merkley-Bonamici Legislation to Ban Asbestos With Op-Ed in Today's New York Times
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: In an op-ed published in today's New York Times, two former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)--one from a Democratic administration; one from a Republican administration--make a forceful case for Congress to pass the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act, legislation co-led by Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. The op-ed, co-written by former Administrators G  more

Ernst's 'Presidential Perks' Bill Passes House, Moves Closer to Becoming Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, issued the following news release: * * * - The bill would put a stop to the taxpayer-funded perks future former presidents benefit from after office--like travel expenses, office space, and a personal staff * * * In a major step toward becoming law, Senator Joni Ernst's (R-IA) bipartisan "Presidential Perks" bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives with unanimous support. The legislation, which she introduced with Democratic Senator Maggie  more

Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power to Receive Refugee Advocate Award at Save the Children Boston Leadership Council's 2nd Annual Gala
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 16 -- Save the Children issued the following news release: As part of Save the Children's 100th Anniversary Celebration, its Boston Leadership council will present Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power with a special award at their second annual gala, "Celebrate the Future of Every Child" on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Harvard Club of Boston. Special guest, Brad Irwin, former president and CEO of Welch's and Save the Children U.S. board ch  more

Muslim Advocates Issues Statement Calling on Zuckerberg to Address Facebook Anti-Muslim Problem
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Muslim Advocates issued the following statement by Executive Director Farhana Khera in response to what she said was Facebook's policy allowing politicians to lie in their ads, as well as a report that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held private meetings with pundits who have spread anti-Muslim bigotry: * * * - Ahead of Zuckerberg's Georgetown Speech on Thursday, Muslim Advocates Urges Facebook to End False Ad Policy * * * "Facebook's decision to broadcast false, hatefu  more

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Writes Children's Book to Share Experiences That Shaped Her
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Oct. 17 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, author of a new children's book about celebrating the differences that make each of us unique, will draw on the childhood memories that influenced her writing during the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference & Exhibition. In her book, "Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You," Sotomayor encourages readers to "just ask" whe  more