Archive | October, 2011

We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Takes Action to Reduce Prescription Drug Shortages, Fight Price Gouging

President Obama signed an Executive Order on Monday directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to help further prevent and reduce prescription drug shortages, protect consumers and prevent price gouging. The President’s order directs FDA to broaden reporting of potential shortages of certain prescription drugs and to further expedite regulatory reviews that […]

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Senator Udall Applauds USDA Investment at NMSU

Funding will Support Hispanic Education U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)  announced Monday that New Mexico State University will receive $800,000 to enhance programs that support underserved students and develop a skilled American workforce. The funding, made possible through a competitive grant program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), […]

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October 31: News Roundup

Republican Herman Cain finds himself the center sexual harassment revelations. When Herman Cain was head of the National Restaurant Association two of his employees filed inappropriate behavior charges against Cain, Politico reports. Emails obtained in the DOJ voting righs suit show that Rick Perry and Texas Republicans worked to purposefully limit Hispanic voters, TPM reports. […]

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White House Hispanic Community Summit Opens Southern New Mexico Dialog

Senior members of the Obama Administration traveled to Las Cruces open a dialog with local southern New Mexico community leaders and engage with area citizens in a wide range of fields spanning education, immigration, health, and economic development. The gathering, held on Thursday at the Las Cruces Convention Center, was designed to connect Administration officials […]

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October 27: News Roundup

A growing number of Republicans are cautioning that extreme statements by the 2012 presidential candidates will hurt the party’s chances of winning in 2012. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has joined a group of Republicans who think that the candidates’ reliance on personal attacks will damage the party’s image. Even one of the candidates, Newt Gingrich, […]

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President Obama: “We Can’t Wait”

President Barack Obama has launched a national effort to urge Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, piece by piece, to put folks back to work and strengthen the economy.  Using the mantra “we can’t wait,” the President will highlight executive actions that his Administration will take.  He’ll continue to pressure Congressional Republicans to put […]

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We Can’t Wait: Student Loan Reform

President Obama just took two serious steps to make life a lot easier for folks with student loans—and there’s a good chance you or someone you know will benefit from these changes very soon. Here’s how: —Effective this January, if you’re someone who has different kinds of loans—guaranteed and direct—you’ll be able to roll them […]

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Making College More Affordable

From investing in Pell Grants to supporting the American Opportunity Tax Credit, President Obama and his administration have worked to make college more affordable for more students and their families. Now, the President is taking the next step by making it easier for students to repay federal student loans. Here are just a few of […]

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We Can’t Wait: Jobs for Veterans

Military medics are on the front lines everyday saving lives; they are the battlefield’s first responders. Yet many military medics who want to work as nurses, physician assistants or in other health care jobs when they leave the military, are often not given credit or credentials for the skills they developed while serving. The Obama […]

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