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2011-05-25 12:21:00

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds Senator Tom Harkin (IA) for introducing the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "The Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011 would help the country get smarter about how we think about transportation projects -- so we aren't just focusing on planes, trains and automobiles, but also on ways to use our feet," said Jeff Levi, Ph.D.,...

2011-03-22 15:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Tom Harkin, (D-Iowa) was presented the appreciation award for his lifelong dedication and support of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Senator Harkin's efforts have supported the CSBG and WAP missions of creating economic and energy security for vulnerable Americans. The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) presented the award to Senator Harkin on...

2010-12-03 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks this afternoon in the Capitol at an enrollment ceremony with Democratic Members of the House and Senate to sign the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The House passed the bill yesterday; the Senate passed it in August. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature into law. Below are the Speaker's remarks. "Good afternoon. Again, we have some cause for celebration today because this...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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