Friday - February 21, 2020
Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday February 16, 2020 ( 7 items )  

86th Force Support Squadron Commander: True Leaders Serve
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany, Feb. 14 -- The U.S. Air Forces in Europe issued the following news: She climbs the four flights of metal stairs, traversing her way to the top floor of the Force Support Squadron. Reaching the top, she turns and looks out over the Enlisted Club parking lot, recalling memories of the festivals that are held there throughout the year. "You see all those people out there in the parking lot, and you think about your team, the two to three months of work that went into p  more

Acclaimed Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Speak at Penn's 264th Commencement
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Feb. 12 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will deliver the address at the 2020 University of Pennsylvania Commencement on Monday, May 18. The announcement was made by Vice President and University Secretary Medha Narvekar. "We are honored to bestow our highest degree on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and have her address our graduates at Penn's 264th Commencement," said President Amy Gutmann. "Her co  more

Calif State Sen. Umberg Proposes Free Library Cards for All School Children in California
SACRAMENTO, California, Feb. 15 -- The California Senate Democrats issued the following news release on Feb. 14 on behalf of California State Sen. Thomas J. Umberg, D-Santa Ana: Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) introduced Senate Bill 1025, the California Student Success Act, to automatically grant library cards to all K-12 students. While similar efforts have been introduced in a few localities across the United States, SB 1025 is the first effort to take this initiative statewide. "In   more

House Natural Resources Committee Issues Report on San Gabriel Mountains Foothills & Rivers Protection Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The House Natural Resources Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-385) on the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act (H.R. 2215), which establishes the San Gabriel National Recreation Area in California as a unit of the National Park System. The report was advanced by Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, on Feb. 4. Excerpts of the report follow: Purpose of the Bill The purpose of H.R. 2215 is to establish, as a unit of the National Park System, the San Gabr  more

John Warnock, Co-Founder of Adobe Systems, Selected as 2020 Commencement Speaker at University of Utah's General Convocation
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 13 -- The University of Utah issued the following news release on Feb. 11: * * * - Warnock revolutionized graphics, desktop publishing and electronic document technologies. * * * John Warnock, a computer scientist and visionary co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc., will deliver the commencement address at the University of Utah's campus-wide convocation, set for Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Warnock, who received three degrees from the U, us  more

Rep. Lawrence Denounces White House Budget Cuts and Announces Appropriations Requests Deadline
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) expressed dismay over the proposed cuts set forth in the Trump Administration's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. The impending cuts outlined in the budget will eliminate the lifelines for millions of Americans who rely on many of the endangered programs. "During his State of the Union address, President Trump made the promise to Americans that he would preserve the safety n  more

Rep. Omar Introduces 'Pathway to PEACE,' a Bold Foreign Policy Vision
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, issued the following news release on Feb. 12: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) unveiled the Pathway to PEACE (Progressive, Equitable, and Constructive Engagement), a package of seven bills aimed at reorienting U.S. foreign policy. The package outlines a bold progressive vision to rethink the country's approach to foreign policy by centering human rights, justice and peace as the pillars of America's engagement in the world, and making military action a  more