Tuesday - June 27, 2017
Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Tuesday June 27, 2017 ( 13 items )  

Biden Cancer Initiative Names Cancer Support Community CEO Kim Thiboldeaux to Board of Directors
NEW YORK, June 26 -- The Cancer Support Community issued the following news release: The Biden Cancer Initiative today announced Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of the Cancer Support Community (CSC), along with other national leaders in the cancer field, has been selected to serve on the Initiative's Board of Directors. In his final State of the Union address in January 2016, President Barack Obama tasked Vice President Joe Biden with leading the Cancer Moonshot, a national effort to dramatically acceler  more

Cancer Moonshot: One Year Later Summit to Celebrate Progress & Identify Gaps in Cancer Care
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The Cancer Support Community issued the following news release: Amid proposed federal government budget cuts, more than 250 cancer researchers, medical professionals, policymakers, patients, caregivers, survivors, and advocates will convene in Washington, D.C. today for Cancer Moonshot: One Year Later. The summit is jointly hosted by seven of the leading cancer organizations: Cancer Support Community (CSC), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), CancerCa  more

Don't Close Markets for Farmers, Open Them
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The office of Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., issued the following weekly column: It is no secret that I often strongly disagreed with former President Obama during his time in office. At almost every turn, he pursued an agenda that put our economic interests and national security at risk. One of the few times he got it right was when he moved to open up relations with Cuba. I said it at the time, and continue to believe, normalizing relations with Cuba is the right thing to  more

Manchin Name Drops President Trump, Opposes Trump Agenda
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release: Joe Manchin is starting to sound like an insecure teenager, desperate to fit in with his fellow West Virginians who strongly support President Trump, even though it is painfully obvious that he just doesn't belong. Washington Joe has started to make a habit out of name dropping President Trump in the opening line of his press releases, before explaining that he's actually siding with Senate l  more

NRF Chooses Former White House/Congressional Counsel as GC
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The National Retail Federation issued the following news release: The National Retail Federation announced today that Stephanie Martz, a former White House and congressional attorney and partner at one of Washington's top lobbying firms, will join the organization in September as senior vice president and general counsel. Martz will succeed retiring SVP and General Counsel Mallory Duncan. "NRF is extraordinarily fortunate to have Stephanie joining our team," NRF Presiden  more

On CNBC, Sen. Portman Discusses Health Care, Tax & Regulatory Reform, and North Korea
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The office of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Portman co-hosted Squawk Box on CNBC. Portman discussed the Senate draft health care bill, tax reform, regulatory reform, North Korea and more during the hour-long appearance. Excerpts and videos can be found below. PORTMAN ON HEALTH CARE - http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000630713&play=1 "Well it makes an overall reform of Medicaid, giving it back to the states, more flexi  more

Rep. Barletta Comments on Decision to Reinstate Immigration Executive Order
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to review two lower court rulings blocking President Donald J. Trump's executive order temporarily suspending travel to the United States from six countries. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the executive order during its next term starting in October. "The president has a duty to protect the American people, and his executive order ensures that we have the time and cap  more

Rep. Burgess Issues Statement on Reinstatement of Trump's Executive Order
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issue the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to temporarily reinstate President Trump's executive order on refugees: "My top priority has always been to protect Americans at home and to do so by securing our borders. President Trump has taken steps well within his authority, and based off intelligence gathered in the Obama Administration, to k  more

Rep. Claudia Tenney Requests Compensation for Property Owners Impacted by Lake Ontario Flooding and Damages Caused by Plan 2014
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., has issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) requested language in the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill that would require the International Joint Commission (IJC) to use a portion of its funds to compensate shoreline property owners for the disproportionate damages caused by Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Plan (Plan 2014). In 2016, the Obama Administration approved Pla  more

Rep. Rothfus Leads Bipartisan Effort to Re-Elevate Drug Czar to Cabinet Level Position
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Pa., issued the following news release: Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] today sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump requesting that the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) be re-elevated to a cabinet level position, given the office's historically important and central role in fighting drug trafficking and drug addiction. "The opioid epidemic we face as a nation has grown so rapidly, it cannot be tackled at any one  more

Sen. Cruz: Supreme Court Ruling on Refugee Executive Order 'Good Start'
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today praised the Supreme Court's unanimous decision to reinstate parts of President Trump's executive order on refugees and vetting in Trump v. Hawaii. In a per curiam opinion, the Court agreed to hear the dispute this fall, and it overruled lower court injunctions that baselessly claimed to apply to foreign persons with no connection to the United States. "The fact tha  more

Sen. Leahy Issues Statement on President Trump's Cuba Policy
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The office of Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., issued the following floor statement on President Trump's Cuba Policy: "Mr. President, on June 16th, in a campaign style speech glorifying the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961, President Trump spoke of freedom and democracy for the Cuban people. "Those are goals we all share, not only for the people of Cuba but for people everywhere. But the hypocrisy of the President's remarks in Miami, when he announced his decisi  more

Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce $3M for NJ Storm Resiliency, Flood Mitigation Projects
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The office of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a combined $2,966,500.70 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund storm resiliency projects to better protect New Jersey residents and communities in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. "Fortifying our communications, and upgrading the state's early warning systems to detect tidal surges and potential floo  more