Wednesday - December 19, 2018
Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday December 16, 2018 ( 4 items )  

D.C. Mayor Bowser Announces Key Appointments
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following news release: Mayor Muriel Bowser announced two appointments in her Administration: Director Kim Bassett, to be Secretary of the District of Columbia. Ms. Bassett previously served as Director of the Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives. The former Executive Director of The Wireless Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of CTIA-The Wireless Association, and Director of External Affairs for Veriz  more

Rep Lieu Issues Statement on Settlement Over Superbugs
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 -- Rep. Ted Lieu, D-California, issued the following statement after Olympus Medical Systems Corporation reached a settlement with federal authorities over their failure to properly disclose instances when their medical scopes were linked to the spread of superbug infections: * * * Mr. Lieu has long sought remedies for those impacted by Olympus' actions, and has been working on the issue since it was reported in 2015 that superbug infections had occurred at Cedars-Sinai Med  more

Rep. Matsui Recognizes Filipino Veterans, Their Service During World War II
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 -- Rep. Doris O. Matsui, D-California, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 13, recognizing the Filipino veterans and their service during World War II: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Filipino veterans for their courageousness and selflessness in defense of our nation and the Philippines during World War II. As the members of the Sacramento Filipino World War II Veterans Group and the Filipino Veterans Recognition a  more

Shriver Center President John Bouman Announces End of Tenure
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 12 -- The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law issued the following news release: * * * - Organization to identify new leader for 2020 John Bouman, a tireless advocate at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law for more than twenty years and President of the organization since 2007, has announced that he will end his tenure of leadership in late 2019. The organization will begin the search for a new President and CEO to assume the role in 2020. Bo  more