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2012-06-20 02:21:33

Model project funding results in pipe replacements, system overhaul LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A grant of $15,860 from The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has helped finance a complete overhaul of the water-supply system serving the citizens of the village of Paragachi, Ecuador. The project was carried out by the nonprofit Fundacion de Ayuda Social Montanas de Esperanza (Mountains of Hope or MdE), not only for the people who live in Paragachi, but also to serve...

2010-05-25 18:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 25 Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks this afternoon at a Congressional awards reception for the National Breast Cancer Coalition's (NBCC) Annual Advocacy Training Conference in the Russell Senate Office Building. The Speaker was presented with the Public Policy Leadership Award. Below are the Speaker's remarks as prepared: "Thank you, Fran [Visco] for your kind introduction and for the honor of this award. "During the health care debate, Fran - and many of you -...

2010-05-17 05:05:00

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "President Obama's deep disdain for Pennsylvania has been a matter of record for some time. In fact, at a wine and cheese party among Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco neighbors during the last election, Obama revealed exactly what he thinks of small town Pennsylvanians when he labeled them, 'bitter,' and asserted that they needed to 'cling to their guns and religion,'" said Scott Wheeler, Executive Director of the National Republican Trust PAC. "It was a...

2010-02-10 13:35:00

Congressman Gave Veterans a "Strong Voice on Capitol Hill" WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki mourned the loss of Rep. John P. Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations' subcommittee on defense and a champion of the Nation's Veterans. Murtha died Feb. 8 at age 77. "As the first Vietnam War combat Veteran elected to Congress and a career Reservist, Congressman Murtha understood the challenges that our Nation's servicemembers...

2010-02-09 09:08:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), made the following statement on the death yesterday of Congressman John P. Murtha, 77, (D-PA-12) after complications with gallbladder surgery. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The passing of Rep. John Murtha is a great lost to the working families of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the veterans who defend the nation. He was a steadfast...

2010-02-08 16:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance President & CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose issued the following statement today: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO ) The death today of Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) is a great loss for our country, our military men and women and for the lung cancer community. Congressman Murtha, who chaired the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, will be extolled -- and rightly so -- as one of the...

2008-12-03 11:06:00

Award is a Record Eighth for Congressional Quarterly WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional Quarterly Inc., the nation's premier provider of news, analysis and information on Congress, politics and public policy, today announced that CQ Politics reporter Jonathan Allen has been awarded the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress by the National Press Foundation. "Jon Allen is a very talented reporter, and we are pleased that he has...

2008-11-05 03:00:02

Democrats were poised Tuesday to gain another 20 U.S. House seats to add to their majority. Democrats, who collected 30 seats in 2006 to reclaim the lower chamber, would become the first party in about 50 years to win at least 20 seats in back-to-back elections, the Los Angeles Times reported. "It's a great night for the United States Congress. And it's a great night for the United States of America," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland. "We have great new senators, great...

2008-09-30 06:00:10

By Richard Wolf, Kathy Kiely, Fredreka Schouten and John Fritze WASHINGTON -- When President Bush came on television at 7:35 a.m. Monday to urge passage of a $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan, fellow Republicans working out in the House gymnasium jeered his remarks. Hours later, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attacked Bush's "failed economic policies" on the House floor and credited Democrats for improving the proposal, Republicans got angrier. Bush's weak political...

2008-08-06 06:00:46

By Shawn Piatek, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Aug. 6--WINDBER -- Windber Medical Center on Tuesday showed off its latest technology at the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center to the husband of the facility's namesake. U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown, was treated to a demonstration of the facility's 3.0-Tesla, 3T, MRI unit. The equipment can identify breast abnormalities while they are still too small to be seen by other diagnostic methods, and provides twice the strength and speed...