|Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Last Updated Sunday, May 19, 2013
Congresswoman Wilson votes to stop flight delays; urges comprehensive fix to the sequester
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson voted for the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013. She issued the following statement:
“I voted today to stop the FAA staffing shortages that have caused widespread flight delays across the nation.
With more than 3,500 delays reported since Sunday, this act will restore...Read More...
OAS Secretary General Receives Foreign Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
WASHINGTON, DC - The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, Winston Dookeran, in his office in Washington DC.
The meeting took place within the context of the forum on “Global Governance and Reform of the International Financial...Read More...
President Obama on bombing in Boston
WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama's statement on today's bombing in Boston:
Good afternoon, everybody. Earlier today, I was briefed by my homeland security team on the events in Boston. We’re continuing to monitor and respond to the situation as it unfolds. And I’ve directed the full resources of the federal government to help...Read More...
OAS Secretary General Expresses his Sorrow for the Victims of Explosions in Boston
WASHINGTON, DC - The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed to the President of the United States, Barack Obama; the Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick; and the Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, his deep sorrow over the people killed and the more than one hundred people...Read More...
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago to visit Canada April 23-26
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, Prime Minister, has accepted an invitation from the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, PC, MP, Prime Minister of Canada, to pay an official visit to Canada over the period April 23-26, 2013.
This official visit of the Prime Minister follows the May 01-02,...Read More...
Cuban American National Foundation on Jay Z and Beyonce Visiting Cuba
MIAMI - Jay Z and Beyonce's recent visit to Cuba has garnered much attention to the island, but leaves much to be desired. The celebrity couple, having risen to stardom and global acclaim, is the epitome of the American Dream. They have taken full advantage of the freedoms and opportunities they have been given simply by being born...Read More...
President Obama Unveils BRAIN Initiative
“If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas... Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy... Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s… Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now...Read More...
Commissioner Barnes’ Statement on Recent Events affecting the City of Miramar
MIRAMAR - As a long-time Miramar resident, the News Director at WAVS 1170, an avid church attendee and a Miramar commissioner since 2003, I am fortunate enough to hear from a rich variety of perspectives. The varying perspectives allow me to view a situation from many angles, and hopefully arrive at a solution that all can live with.
President Obama Designates Five New National Monuments
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed proclamations establishing five new national monuments, using his authority under the Antiquities Act, which celebrate our nation’s rich history and natural heritage.
The monuments, located in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington, help tell the story of significant...Read More...
African Leaders to visit President Obama
WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama looks forward to welcoming President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde to the White House on Thursday, March 28.
The United States has strong partnerships with these countries based...Read More...
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