Tuesday - June 25, 2019
Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 9 items )  

American Heart Association: 10th Anniversary of Tobacco Control Act is Cause for Optimism for Achieving Tobacco 'Endgame'
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: * * * Stricter regulation, proven policies are needed to thwart tobacco industry's ongoing efforts to addict more users * * * This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, a landmark law that granted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory oversight of the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco products. The law took major steps to curtail t  more

Buckeye Institute: Removing Restrictions on Nurses Will Improve Access to Health Care and Reduce Costs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 18 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, testified Tuesday (see full text below or download a PDF) before the Ohio House Health Committee on the policies in House Bill 177, which would lift unnecessary restrictions placed on nurses that drive up health care costs and limit access to care for Ohioans. In his testimony, Hederman  more

Duckworth, Senate Colleagues Introduce Bill To Help Prevent Police-Involved Deaths & Provide Justice To Families
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), today introduced legislation that would help restore trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve by helping prevent police-involved deaths and encourage independent, impartial investigations into law enforcement of  more

Nature Conservancy Appoints New Members to Its Global Board of Directors
ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 19 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: * * * - Amy Batchelor, Kent J. Thiry, Kevin Weil and Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson will join its global Board of Directors * * * The Nature Conservancy announced the recent appointments of Amy Batchelor, Kent J. Thiry, and Kevin Weil and the upcoming appointment of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson (to start February 2020) as members of its global Board of Directors. "To successfully take on the most pressing environmental ch  more

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson Appointed to Nature Conservancy Global Board of Directors
TROY, New York, June 21 -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute issued the following news: * * * - Rensselaer president's upcoming appointment to start in February 2020 * * * The Nature Conservancy, one of the world's most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations, on Thursday announced the upcoming appointment of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to its global Board of Directors. "TNC brings scientists, policy experts, and leaders together to  more

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Mcelroy Nomination
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, issued the following news release: Four years after she was initially nominated by President Barack Obama, and over a year after she was nominated and then re-nominated by President Trump, Mary S. McElroy's long delayed nomination to serve on the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island took an important step forward today when she was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote of 19-3. This marks the third time th  more

Sens. Murkowski, Manchin Issue Statement on Nominees for Financial Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Ranking Member Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following joint statement after President Trump nominated seven individuals to serve on the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico: All seven currently serve on the Board, but are subject to Senate confirmation in the wake of a recent court decision. "We appreciate the President's decision to nominate  more

Sens. Murkowski, Manchin Issue Statement on Puerto Rico Financial Oversight & Management Board Nominees
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, chairman and ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following joint statement after President Trump formally nominated seven individuals to serve on the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico: All seven currently serve on the Board, but are subject to Senate confirmation in the wake of a recent court decision. "We appreciate the President's decisio  more

The Nature Conservancy Appoints New Members to Its Global Board of Directors
ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 20 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: * * * - Amy Batchelor, Kent J. Thiry, Kevin Weil and Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson will join its global Board of Directors * * * The Nature Conservancy announced the recent appointments of Amy Batchelor, Kent J. Thiry, and Kevin Weil and the upcoming appointment of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson (to start February 2020) as members of its global Board of Directors. "To successfully take on the most pressing environmental ch  more