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2010-11-26 11:23:31

The Obama administration is being criticized by environmental groups for not doing enough to save the growing accumulation of plants and animals that are need of protection under the Endangered Species Act. The US Fish and Wildlife Service says there are currently 251 candidates for endangered species status, four more than a similar review found last year. Environmental groups say the evidence shows the Obama administration has done little to improve on the growing number of endangered...

2010-08-03 15:00:00

Hillary Clinton Scores Highest, 19 Points Above Obama WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Clarus Poll of "news watchers" - a nationwide survey of registered voters who say they follow the news "closely" or "very closely" - finds that the job approval ratings of President Obama, his top aides and Cabinet officials have fallen considerably during the past seven months. The July 2010 Clarus Poll shows that only two members of the Obama team, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

2010-03-18 11:39:00

President Broke Campaign Promise to Broadcast Health Care Meetings on C-SPAN; Held Private Health Care Discussions with Vice President Biden, HHS Secretary Sebelius, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid and Union Officials WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a lawsuit against the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to obtain documents...

2009-07-17 13:55:00

Cabinet Secretaries Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, Tom Vilsack and Eric K. Shinseki will participate in community forum and hold media availability WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki will host a rural health community forum in St....

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2009-04-29 09:12:17

With swine flu fears looming, the senate finally confirmed Kathleen Sebelius to be sworn in as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services on the eve of Obama's 100th day in office. Up to this point, Republicans had successfully slowed the process in light of her issues with back taxes as well as a record in favor of abortion rights and for receiving campaign funding from a Wichita doctor who has been criticized for performing late-term abortion. However, with gaps in the senior U.S...

2009-04-29 05:00:00

Applaud President Obama's First 100 Days WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's mayors today applauded the first 100 days of a President who has shown more focus on cities and an urban agenda than mayors have seen in a very long time. Mayors across America believe the Obama Administration's policies have given an economic boost to cities, urban and metropolitan areas. "Mayors needed a President who recognized the importance of an urban agenda and we are encouraged by...

2009-04-28 19:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to serve as the next Health and Human Services Secretary: "I congratulate Governor Kathleen Sebelius on her confirmation by the Senate to serve as our nation's Health and Human Services Secretary. Governor Sebelius' strong leadership and extensive experience is greatly needed as the nation confronts the public health...

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2009-03-04 07:10:00

U.S. President Barack Obama is restoring protections for endangered species that were removed under the previous administration. In December, U.S. President George Bush issued rules that allowed government agencies to implement projects without oversight by the Fish and Wildlife Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine if the plans would harm endangered species, The Washington Post reported. For more than three decades, the Endangered Species Act has...

2009-03-02 15:29:00

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: "Governor Sebelius is a proven, bipartisan leader who has worked to expand health care access for children and to provide Kansans with affordable prescription drugs. "Governor Sebelius' deep understanding of health care issues and their impact on our workers and...

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2009-03-01 15:50:00

President Barack Obama has named Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be his new secretary of health and human services, the White House said. An AFP report cited a senior administration official as saying Sebelius, 60, had accepted the offer, and that President Obama will make the announcement Monday at the White House. Sebelius, an early supporter of Obama's presidential bid and long discussed for a number of positions within the new administration, is expected to play a key role in the...


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