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2010-03-10 11:32:00

Initial Workshop to be Held in Ankeny, Iowa, at FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today an updated schedule and panelists for the first joint public workshop, which will be held on March 12, 2010, in Ankeny, Iowa, to explore competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture industry. The workshop will be held at the FFA Enrichment...

2010-02-23 14:55:00

Initial Workshop to be Held in Ankeny, Iowa, at Des Moines Area Community College, FFA Enrichment Center WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the agenda and panelists for the first joint public workshop, which will be held on March 12, 2010, in Ankeny, Iowa, to explore competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture industry. The workshop will be held at the Des Moines Area Community...

2009-12-22 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After taking part in a Capitol news conference with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senators Max Baucus (D-MT), Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) in support of the Senate health bill, the Chairperson and President of the National Puerto Rican Coalition today issued the following statements: President and CEO Rafael A. Fantauzzi: "We are on the threshold of legislation that's nearly a century in the making, finally recognizing...

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2009-12-21 06:25:00

President Barack Obama's health care reform plan passed a major milestone early Monday and seems poised to pass by Christmas, according to AFP. Shortly after 1:00am this morning, the bill got the exact 60 votes needed to end debate and move on. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in his final speech before the ballot, "What's really killing more and more Americans every day is complications from our health care system." "Today we are closer than we've ever been to making Sen....

2009-12-17 15:16:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama yesterday signed into law a measure that provides nearly $600,000 in new federal resources to help expand the scope and impact of InfantSEE® - the signature public health program of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and administered by Optometry's Charity(TM) - The AOA Foundation. On December 16, President Obama signed into law the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2009, which was approved by the...

2009-11-19 15:28:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) sent the following letter today to all members of the Senate: Dear Majority Leader Reid: On behalf of the 150 member organizations of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) representing nearly 30 million patients and families afflicted with one of the 7,000 known rare diseases, we are writing to convey our strong support for passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...

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2009-10-23 06:55:00

A Senate bill to overhaul food safety and expand FDA oversight needs to be more aggressive and include more funding and authority, the head of the agency told lawmakers Thursday. According to FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the legislation is lacking in several crucial measures, including giving FDA better access to company food records during routine inspections, flexibility to target inspections at areas of greatest risk and sufficient funding for the job, Reuters reported. "The...

2009-09-24 09:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association praised New York Senator Charles Schumer for introducing an amendment to the Senate Finance Committee health care reform bill to enact the Community Choice Act benefiting people with disabilities. The Community Choice Act, if enacted, will give states the option to make home- and community-based services available through their Medicaid programs. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has been the lead sponsor of the Community...

2009-07-17 10:49:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the House's recent passage of the American Energy and Security Act of 2009, which now heads to the Senate for consideration; many have voiced concerns about the potential financial impacts of the measure on consumers. The following is a sample of what some are saying: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090619/LA35524LOGO) U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.). The Wheeling (VA) News-Register (7/9, King): "Those of us who understand...

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2009-07-08 06:05:00

The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday announced legislation that would provide the United States Agriculture Department with the means to take charge of all foods sold in public schools. On Tuesday, Tom Harkin said the Agriculture Committee would begin work in October or November that would produce a bill to give the USDA power over school lunch programs. "I can tell you it won't be this month," Harkin told Reuters, adding that the current focus lies on health care...


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