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Sen. Brown, Hacker, to Release New Paper On How Public Plan in House and Senate Bills Measure Up

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Public Health Insurance Option Author Jacob Hacker To Brief Reporters On Where Key Elements of Reform Stand, Need To Hold Insurers Accountable WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Sherrod Brown , D-Ohio, will join health care expert Jacob Ha...

The Scleroderma Foundation Applauds Introduction of First Bill in the Senate Promoting Research and Awareness of Scleroderma

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation applauds Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing S. 1545, the "Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act" in the United States Senate. This important legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Charles Schume...

Cancellation of Senate Veterans Affairs Hearing in Yountville

YOUNTVILLE, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists: WHAT: A special hearing of the California Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at the Yountville Veterans Home has been CANCELLED . The ...

Landrieu Leads Senate Fight to Improve Health Care For Small Businesses

***AUDIO AVAILABLE*** WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., joined Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Senators Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Jeff Merkley, D-Or...

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Pushes for Senate Bill to Assist Family Caregivers of the Most Severely Injured Veterans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Wounded Warrior Project commends the House of Representatives for passing a bill (H.R. 3155) that will assist the family caregivers of the most severely wounded veterans, but endorsed a Senate bill (S. 801) that would provide ...

Pennsylvania Commission for Women Rallies Against Senate Budget Proposal

Leaders Denounce Plan as Harmful to Women and Children HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission for Women today hosted a rally at the state Capitol to oppose devastating budget cuts proposed by the Senate that would endanger cri...

Charlotte Attorney Calls on North Carolina Senate to Pass "Comparative Negligence" Bill in Order to Better Protect Injury Victims in State

Herbert Auger, veteran personal injury attorney, notes that North Carolina is one of just four states to deny any monetary award if injured party is even slightly to blame for accident Charlotte, N.C. (Lexis Nexis) July 23, 2009 -- The North Carolina State Senate needs ...

Pelosi Statement on Health Care Reform Legislation Passed Today by the Senate HELP Committee

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after the Senate HELP Committee passed its version of health care reform legislation: "The passage of the Affordable Health Choices Act out of the Senate HELP Committee is ...

Americans United for Life President to Testify at Sotomayor Senate Judiciary Hearing

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) announced today that its President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest has been called to testify at the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, which begin on Monday, July 13. AUL President Charmaine Yoest said...

AUL President to Senate Judiciary Committee: Ask Top 10 Questions to Judge Sotomayor

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Americans United for Life (AUL) President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest released a memo to Senate Judiciary Committee members, urging them to ask Judge Sotomayor the "Top Ten" most important questions pertaining to abortion, its regulations...

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New Poll Finds Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans in Health Reform

... shows that the American people believe prevention and wellness are the cornerstones of a high performing health care system. And they're right," said senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont). "Today, we spend nearly $800 billion on health problems that are directly linked to lifestyle and poor...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Honor Duane DeSisto of Insulet Corporation and Senator Edward M. Kennedy at 27th Annual Hearts & Heroes Gala

...of legislation is the passing of the 2007 landmark senate bill that lifted bans on stem cell research in Ame... Senator Kennedy is currently Chairman of the senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He also serves on the senate Armed Services Committee, where he is Chairman of ...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Support for Kohl-Grassley Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009

....J., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In letters to senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) and senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley ...f 2009, which is currently being considered by the senate Finance Committee, would increase transparency in ...

Senate Told Brain Technology Can Impact Public Policy

...road range of public policy issues, according to scientists visiting the US senate today. At the invitation of the senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) researchers from ...

Senator Frist and Convention Delegates Support AIDS-Affected People Around the World, Raise Funds for Gustav Evacuees

...hange the world. That can mean uniting our voices as one to call for change, or rolling up our sleeves as one to help those in need," explained former senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who co-chairs ONE's presidential campaign initiative, ONE Vote '08. In part because ONE members have raised their voices...

International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma 2008

...ng asbestos and providing research funding for meso and asbestos related diseases. This legislation must be conferenced with the companion bill in the senate and signed into law by the President before year-end. The second advocacy objective is to request that the Senate's Defense Appropriations Subcommitte...

Lupus Under the Spotlight: U.S. Congress Shows Support for Women's Health Issues

... NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) commends the senate on its passage of a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's Health Week that begins annually on Mother's Day. The resolution, i...

Hillary Clinton Pledges Bold Approach to Stopping HIV/AIDS & Global Poverty

...ience-based AIDS programs in the US, to reach everyone at risk," he added. Senator Clinton has co-sponsored important, bi-partisan legislation in the senate to help African countries improve their health systems, which will help ensure aid can be fully and effectively used. The pledge she signed today incl...

California Legislature Passes Historic HIV Testing Bill (AB 682); AHF Urges Governor to Sign Crucial Lifesaving Legislation

...passage of Assembly Bill 682, California's Routine HIV Screening Bill, which cleared the Assembly on final concurrence (64-0) today after clearing the senate in a 38 to 1 vote late last week. The bill now moves on to the Governor's desk, where it is hoped that Governor Schwarzenegger will sign this lifesavi...

Senate Passes Drug-Safety Reforms to Prevent Future Vioxx-type Disasters; House Urged to Act on Strong Drug Safety Bill

...en introduced but has yet to be considered. "The senate should be congratulated for passing reforms to ens...consumer advertising, an original provision in the senate bill giving the FDA power to restrict advertising ...d by Reps. Waxman and Markey, contains many of the senate provisions, but makes more clinical trial results ...
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US Senate confirms Clemson University engineering Dean Esin Gulari to National Science Board

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of Esin Gulari, dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University, to serve on the National Science Board (NSB). President George W. Bush nominated Gulari for the post along with six other distinguished scientists. "This is a trem...

AACR applauds nomination of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to be the new NIH director

...ooks forward to working with Dr. Collins as new scientific discoveries transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The AACR urges the senate to confirm him with haste. ...

Down to Earth carbon science: Briefing April 15 in DC

...rests", will be held in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 10:30 am in 1334 Longworth House Office Building and again at 3:00 pm in 328-A senate Russell Office Building. Featured in the briefing will be: Chuck Rice of the 2nd Congressional district of Kansas and Soil Microbiology Profes...

3 Woods Hole scientific institutions forge alliance to address societal issues

...osystems health and human well-being. Massachusetts officials, including senate President Therese Murray, Senator Robert O'Leary (D-Barnstable), and Repres...of these organizations is world renowned for their cutting-edge work," said senate President Murray. "Combining their efforts will make the Woods Hole scienti...

Reforming defense department acquisition policy: UM expert

... acquisition policies, but they do need reforming, says University of Maryland public policy professor Jacques Gansler, who testified today before the senate Armed Services Committee. Gansler directed the Defense Department's acquisition operation during the Clinton administration and has served as a co...

VUANCE Announces Crime Scene Security and Evidentiary Tracking Development Project

...e Department of Justice and funding was awarded through legislations sponsored by Vice President-elect Biden when he was a member of the United States senate from Delaware. About VUANCE Ltd. VUANCE Ltd. develops and markets state-of-the-art security solutions for viewing, tracking, locating,...

Resilience in an aging society: GSA showcases cutting-edge meeting topics

...ommitment to volunteer service, so advocates are working with congressional leaders to enact civic engagement legislation early in the 111th Congress. senate and House staffers are slated to present their bosses' initiatives, while policy makers, advocates, and volunteers will share their visions for contin...

World's rarest big cat gets a check-up

...) and Sam Brownback (KS-R) and Representatives Tom Udall (NM-D), John Tanner (TN-D), Hal Rogers (KY-R) and Ed Royce (CA-R). Timely action by the U.S. senate would ensure passage of this important legislation. ...

DFG continues to strengthen biodiversity research

... German Research Foundation) has now established a senate Commission to better network biodiversity research...hat have not collaborated closely in the past. The senate Commission, which is set up for a period of six ye...rt measures to improve it. By establishing this senate Commission, the DFG continues its efforts to stren...

Heart valves that grow with the patient

... committed in many different ways to scientific self-governance, most of all in the DFG Senate, of which he was a member from 2001 to 2007, and in the senate Commission for Clinical Research. But the nomination for the Future Prize is not only a distinction for Haverich himself, but also an affirmation ...
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GPhA Calls Senate HELP Committee Action Disappointing for Countless Patients

ARLINGTON, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) released the following statement today from GPhA President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger on the Senate HELP Committee's vote on biogenerics legislation. "While we are extremely disappointe...

GPhA Says BIO Cries Wolf on Senate Biogenerics Proposal

ARLINGTON, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) released the following statement today from GPhA President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger on The Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO's) erroneous claims regarding the Senate HELP Biogenerics amendments. "BIO'...

TechNet Urges Swift U.S. Senate Approval of FCC Nominees Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell

Upon confirmation, Mr. Genachowski will serve as the next FCC Chair; Mr. McDowell has served on Commission since 2006 WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today hailed the nominatio...

MichBio Leader Cites New Senate Biosciences Task Force and House Subcommittee as Evidence of State's Growing Awareness of Industry's Economic Importance

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking to a crowd of more than 170 bioscience leaders at the MichBio Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor Wednesday night, Stephen Rapundalo, Ph.D., MichBio president and CEO, said that a growing awareness by state legislators of the industry's economic ...

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Address Senate Special Committee on Aging, Calling for Urgent Action Against Alzheimer's Disease

The Alzheimer's Study Group Outlines a National Plan WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich presented testimony to a special hearing of the U.S. Senate Special Committee...

House and Senate Pass Medicare Legislation to Freeze 2008 Reimbursement for Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals at 2007 Levels

Bill assures patients continue to have access to ZEVALIN(R) and other novel radioimmunotherapies SEATTLE, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Medicare legislation passed by the House and Senate extends the 2007 reimbursement methodology for radiopharmaceuticals into 20...

Cloning ban comes before Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday

Madison, Wis. -- A proposed ban on all human embryonic cloning in the state will be voted on in the state Senate Tuesday, a proposal opposed by many in the medical research community. The proposed ban, known as AB 499, would outlaw not only cloning for reproductive purposes but also what propo...

Wisconsin Senate votes to outlaw cloning; measure still faces veto

Madison, Wis. -- The state Senate voted 21-12 on Wednesday, short of a veto-proof majority, to ban all forms of cloning in Wisconsin, though it is likely that Gov. Jim Doyle will veto the bill. The bill was supported by all Republicans and two Democrats: Sen. Jeff Plale, D-South Milwaukee, and...

Doyle urges Senate to loosen stem cell restrictions

Washington, D.C. - With the opening of a U.S. Senate debate on stem cell policy just hours away, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle again urged Senators to overturn President Bush's ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. During a morning visit to the West Salem home of Samuel and...

Why the Senate should ease stem cell restrictions

Madison, Wis. - Dr. Jamie Thomson and his colleagues at Madison's WiCell Research Institute announced early this year they had developed two new lines of stem cells "fed" through a culture medium free of animal proteins. The breakthrough was hailed in scientific circles because it moved stem...

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