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(HIGHER EDUCATION) Advocates Tell FAM Scrutiny Certain, Agenda Safe
While Republicans won the leadership of the House in the Nov. 2 elections, higher education advocates tell FAM that the Education Dept.'s (DoEd) current efforts shouldn't be derailed overall, but scrutiny from the chamber is a given. DoEd's current efforts include cutting out the middle man in stud...
posted 11/4/10 12:33 PM read complete story
(ELECTION) Strategists Tell FAM All Signs Point to Cooperation, Collaboration
With the Republicans successfully taking back the House in the Nov. 2 elections, incoming Speaker John Boehner says "creating jobs and non-defense discretionary spending" will be the focus of the chamber, and Hill insiders think Democrats should be willing to work with the chamber up to a point. D...
posted 11/4/10 06:05 AM read complete story
(ELECTION) Obama Asks Daschle to Be HHS Secretary
As FAM predicted (www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/3201), President-elect Barack Obama (D) offers former Sen. Tom Daschle the position of Secretary of Health & Human Services in his administration. A formal announcement hasn't been made, but sources say Daschle has accepted the position p...
posted 11/19/08 2:10 PM read complete story
(SUBSTANCE ABUSE) LAPD Chief May Head ONDCP
Sources tell FAM that, as President-elect Barack Obama hastens to assemble his Cabinet, he already has someone in mind to head the White House Office of Nat'l Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Los Angeles Police Chief & former New York Police Commissioner William Bratton is a top name on Obama'...
posted 11/10/08 06:14 AM read complete story
(DISABILITIES) Obama Seeks Autism Research, Services Funding
While in office, President-elect Barack Obama says he hopes to boost funding for research and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which are being diagnosed across the country, he recognizes, "at an alarming pace." As president, Obama says he will build on the advocacy work he's already d...
posted 11/10/08 06:13 AM read complete story
(DISABILITIES) Obama Offers a Comprehensive Agenda
Under President-elect Barack Obama, the disability community can reasonably expect significant improvement in funding levels and programming for community services, special education and a range of other initiatives designed to support and empower people with disabilities. In fact, Obama and Vice P...
posted 11/6/08 06:46 AM read complete story
(VETERANS) Mental Health, Disability Services Priorities for Obama
With President-elect Barack Obama in office, veterans and returning service members are likely to see an improved mental health treatment landscape, as well as improvements in services for disabled veterans and for veterans who are chronically homeless. Obama has a record of seeing to it that veter...
posted 11/6/08 06:44 AM read complete story
(STATES) Voters Weigh in Abortion, Energy, Drug Proposals
Voters chime in on 153 ballot measures on statewide ballots on a wide array of issues, including abortion, healthcare, same-sex marriage bans, renewable energy and drug policy. "Although this wasn't a landmark year for ballot initiatives, it indicates citizens remain engaged in the political proces...
posted 11/5/08 2:05 PM read complete story
(HIGHER EDUCATION) States Approve Measures to Increase Funding
In addition to the presidential and congressional contests, voters approved several higher education measures in the Nov. 4 elections. Arkansas: The state approves a measure to create a state lottery that will help finance scholarships for students at four-year and two-year colleges in the state. A...
posted 11/5/08 2:04 PM read complete story
(CONGRESS) Democrats Increase Senate, House Majorities
Riding a wave of popular discontent, Democrats surged to a majority of 56 of the 100 Senate seats, wresting five from the Republicans as voters sought a new direction in an election that could change all things. Leading lawmakers hailed their expanded control of the Senate as the start of a new ch...
posted 11/5/08 2:01 PM read complete story
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