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  • American Medical Association President urges reliance on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response

    American Medical Association President urges: Rely on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response | site |


    (November 13, 2020) - - On November 13, 2020 the American Medical Association published the following information: CHICAGO — With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high, American Medical Association (AMA) President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., today addressed the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates and outlined ongoing challenges in the fight against COVID-19, praised physicians and other frontline health care workers battling the virus, and discussed how only science and evidence will light our way forward. Dr. Bailey also touted AMA efforts to boost availability of PPE and testing supplies, as well as ongoing work to provide financial lifelines to physician practices across the country so they can survive the pandemic and continue to serve their communities. Finally, with significant advances regarding vaccines on the horizon, Dr. Bai...
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  • Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise

    Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise

    Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise | site |


    (November 2, 2020) - - Today, November 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following information attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:

    Under Secretary David Hale spoke by phone on October 29 with Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Under Secretary Hale emphasized the need for Haiti to hold overdue legislative elections as soon as possible and for Haiti’s democratic institutions to determine the proper legal mechanism for constitutional change, with input from civil society.
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  • American Federation of Teachers President Weingarten comments on Latest NAEP Report Card

    American Federation of Teachers President Weingarten comments on Latest NAEP Report Card| site |


    (October 28, 2020) - - Today, October 28, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in response to the National Assessment of Educational Progress Report Card. The Nation’s Report Card shows that average scores for 12th-grade students declined in reading and has stayed the same for math since 2015, with scores dropping for struggling students in both subjects: “What we see in this data snapshot, while disappointing, is not surprising: Our students—particularly in Black, brown and low-income communities—are still bearing the brunt of two decades of austerity, competition and test-based fixation that have failed to prioritize the needs of students, including the 90 percent of kids who attend public schools. Ou
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  • AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families

    AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families

    AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families | site |



    (October 22, 2020) - - In a press release dated October 22, 2020, the AFL-CIO published the following:




    As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families



    Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to tonight’s presidential debate: Joe Biden reminded America tonight how a strong, thoughtful, engaged and compassionate leader acts. His plan for defeating COVID-19 and delivering economic relief to the American people are the solutions we need in the face of the enormous spikes in cases and unemployment across the country. And his commitment to growing the labor movement will give more working families the collective power to win better wages, health care, retirement security and safety on the job. America’s families deserve leaders who focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person ...
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  • AFT President Randi Weingarten Reacts to Final Presidential Debate, Congratulates Joe Biden

    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten Reacts to Final Presidential Debate, Congratulates Joe Biden | site |



    (October 22, 2020) - - In a press release dated October 22, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following:




    AFT President Randi Weingarten Reacts to Final Presidential Debate, Congratulates Joe Biden



    WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement after the final presidential debate of the 2020 election: “Tonight, Joe Biden reminded voters exactly why we want him in office: his decency, his understanding of the lived experiences of regular people, and his ability to speak to the heart of the shared values we so often fail to see in politics. Biden is fighting for the families of our country—he spent his time on stage tonight talking about what real people need, while President Trump talke...
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  • Statement from NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Vice Presidential Debate

    Statement from NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Vice Presidential Debate

    Statement from NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Vice Presidential Debate | site |



    (October 8, 2020) - - On October 8, 2020, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) published the following information:


    Statement from NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Vice Presidential Debate



    “Tonight’s debate was a historic moment. This was the first time a Black Woman has ever participated in a general election debate. The candidates discussed COVID-19, social justice and the Supreme Court. The importance of these topics cannot be overstated, as they impact every aspect on Black American’s lives – from our health to our livelihood to our right to vote. “This debate has reinforced why this is the most consequential election of our lifetime, and we must ensure that every voice is heard and ballot counted. The current administration’s record of failed leadership is clear, Moreover, w...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Trillion Trees Executive Order

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Trillion Trees Executive Order| site |


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: (Washington, D.C., October 13, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement following President Trump signing the Executive Order Establishing the One Trillion Trees Interagency Council: “The Trillion Tree Executive Order signed today by President Trump further demonstrates the Administration’s commitment and leadership in ensuring our national forests are healthy and productive so they can continue to meet the needs of citizens and communities, both now and into the future,” said Secretary Sonny Perdue. “When I was growing up on my family farm, my father always taught me to appreciate that ‘when it comes to the land, we want to leave it better than we found it.’ The President’s Executive Order will do...
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  • American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on House COVID-19 Relief Package

    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on House COVID-19 Relief Package | site |




    (October 2, 2020) - - Today, October 2, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following information: WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing another COVID-19 relief package: “While we wish a speedy recovery for the president and first lady, and all those who have been affected in the White House and in Republican leadership by this newest COVID-19 outbreak, this makes abundantly clear that the pandemic is not over. The relief our communities need is real. While our country grapples with crisis after crisis, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have worked tirelessly to secure extended support for the people who need it: families worrying about how to pay their rent, parents worrying about how to keep their...
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  • SBA Administrator Carranza Applauds President’s Efforts to Reduce Public Health Barriers and Protect America’s Small Businesses

    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Carranza Applauds President’s Efforts to Reduce Public Health Barriers and Protect America’s Small Businesses| site |




    (March 16, 2020) - - On March 13, 2020 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published the following information: WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s Declaration of a National Emergency: “The President’s decision to declare a national emergency represents another significant and very important step in reducing barriers to public health and protecting America’s 30 million small businesses from the threat posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19). The President’s declaration, coupled with the Administration’s unprecedented efforts to mobilize and involve the full force of the federal government and the private sector — including leaders in science, medicine, transportation, finance and business ...
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  • President of American Medical Association calls on Physicians to rise in Coordinated Response to Coronavirus COVID-19 Situation

    President of American Medical Association calls on Physicians to rise in Coordinated Response to Coronavirus COVID-19 Situation | site |




    (February 27, 2020) - - Today, Dr. Patrice A. Harris, President of the American Medical Association, called on physicians to rise in coordinated response to COVID-19.

    Writing in the Leadership Viewpoints section of the organization's website, Dr. Harris called on physicians to not only address the medical aspects of the disease; but, to also address the effects that faulty information can have on society.
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  • DHS Statement on the President’s Executive Order to Strengthen National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation and Timing

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on the President’s Executive Order to Strengthen National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation & Timing| site |



    (February 12, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published (today) the following information:

    WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Services. Importantly, the order seeks to strengthen national resilience by identifying and promoting the responsible use of positioning, navigation, and timing services by the Federal Government and critical infrastructure owners and operators. “From mobile phone applications to automobile navigation, our digital, interconnected society is dependent every day on PNT services. That is why it’s critically important that PNT services remain properly functioning as a major ...
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  • Remarks by President Trump on the Announcement of Guidance on Constitutional Prayer in Public Schools

    Remarks by President Trump on the Announcement of Guidance on Constitutional Prayer in Public Schools| site |


    Issued on: January 16, 2020



    (January 16, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. White House provided the following transcript of "Remarks by President Trump on the Announcement of Guidance on Constitutional Prayer in Public Schools". Oval Office 2:42 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. A couple of things happened today that are very exciting. The USMCA passed the Senate. It’s one of the biggest trade bills ever made. And then, yesterday, as you know, China passed, and that’s something that is extraordinary. And it’s going to have tremendous far-reaching effects, including our relationship, long term, with China, our farmers and manufacturers and bankers, and everybody. It’s jobs. It’s jobs like we’ve never seen before, and that’s going to be something very special. And USMCA today, which just passed by a very co...
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  • David L. Calhoun assumes role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing

    David L. Calhoun assumes role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing| site |



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the Boeing Company announced that David L. Calhoun has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Boeing published the following information:




    David L. Calhoun




    "With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy," said Lawrence W. Kellner, chairman of the Boeing Board of Directors. "We're confident Dave will take Boeing forward with intense focus on our values, including safety, quality and integrity." "We also want to thank Greg Smith for his leadership as interim CEO and are pleased Boeing will continue to benefit from his contributions as he returns to the role of Boeing chief financial officer and executive vice president of Enterpri...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Lipps for FNCS Under Secretary

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Lipps for FNCS Under Secretary| site |



    (January 7, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    (Washington, D.C., January 7, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Brandon Lipps as Under Secretary of the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “It is critically important to have someone as qualified and experienced as Brandon Lipps to run our nation’s nutrition policy. I thank President Trump for nominating Brandon who has already been serving in an FNCS leadership position as Deputy Under Secretary,” Perdue said. “I encourage the Senate to swiftly confirm Brandon to lead such an important part of USDA’s duty to the American people, even though...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with EU High Representative and Vice President Josep Borrell

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with EU High Representative and Vice President Josep Borrell| site |


    (January 9, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with European Union (EU) High Representative and Vice President Josep Borrell. Secretary Pompeo and High Representative Borrell discussed ongoing security challenges in the Middle East, including Iran’s destabilizing role and the importance of maintaining the gains and future progress of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. They also discussed the need for a sustained ceasefire and for a political solution in Libya.
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    American Medical Association President urges reliance on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response
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    American Medical Association President urges: Rely on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response | site |


    (November 13, 2020) - - On November 13, 2020 the American Medical Association published the following information: CHICAGO — With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high, American Medical Association (AMA) President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., today addressed the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates and outlined ongoing challenges in the fight against COVID-19, praised physicians and other frontline health care workers battling the virus, and discussed how only science and evidence will light our way forward. Dr. Bailey also touted AMA efforts to boost availability of PPE and testing supplies, as well as ongoing work to provide financial lifelines to physician practices across the country so they can survive the pandemic and continue to serve their communities. Finally, with significant advances regarding vaccines on the horizon, Dr. Bai...
    11-16-2020, 09:32 AM
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    Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise
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    Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise | site |


    (November 2, 2020) - - Today, November 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following information attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:

    Under Secretary David Hale spoke by phone on October 29 with Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Under Secretary Hale emphasized the need for Haiti to hold overdue legislative elections as soon as possible and for Haiti’s democratic institutions to determine the proper legal mechanism for constitutional change, with input from civil society.
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    11-04-2020, 10:18 PM
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    American Federation of Teachers President Weingarten comments on Latest NAEP Report Card
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    American Federation of Teachers President Weingarten comments on Latest NAEP Report Card| site |


    (October 28, 2020) - - Today, October 28, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in response to the National Assessment of Educational Progress Report Card. The Nation’s Report Card shows that average scores for 12th-grade students declined in reading and has stayed the same for math since 2015, with scores dropping for struggling students in both subjects: “What we see in this data snapshot, while disappointing, is not surprising: Our students—particularly in Black, brown and low-income communities—are still bearing the brunt of two decades of austerity, competition and test-based fixation that have failed to prioritize the needs of students, including the 90 percent of kids who attend public schools. Ou
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    10-31-2020, 02:37 AM
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    AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families
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    AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families | site |



    (October 22, 2020) - - In a press release dated October 22, 2020, the AFL-CIO published the following:




    As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families



    Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to tonight’s presidential debate: Joe Biden reminded America tonight how a strong, thoughtful, engaged and compassionate leader acts. His plan for defeating COVID-19 and delivering economic relief to the American people are the solutions we need in the face of the enormous spikes in cases and unemployment across the country. And his commitment to growing the labor movement will give more working families the collective power to win better wages, health care, retirement security and safety on the job. America’s families deserve leaders who focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person ...
    10-23-2020, 12:12 PM
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    AFT President Randi Weingarten Reacts to Final Presidential Debate, Congratulates Joe Biden
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    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten Reacts to Final Presidential Debate, Congratulates Joe Biden | site |



    (October 22, 2020) - - In a press release dated October 22, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following:




    AFT President Randi Weingarten Reacts to Final Presidential Debate, Congratulates Joe Biden



    WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement after the final presidential debate of the 2020 election: “Tonight, Joe Biden reminded voters exactly why we want him in office: his decency, his understanding of the lived experiences of regular people, and his ability to speak to the heart of the shared values we so often fail to see in politics. Biden is fighting for the families of our country—he spent his time on stage tonight talking about what real people need, while President Trump talke...
    10-23-2020, 11:51 AM

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