Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

House passes healthcare reform bill

by Published: March 22,2010

Tags: Democrats, healthcare, healthcare reform, Obama

WASHINGTON — A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats’ improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage. On the cusp of succeeding where numerous past congresses and administrations have failed, jubilant House Democrats voted 219-212 late Sunday to send legislation […] [...]

Wicker ‘skeptical’ about NASA’s direction

by Published: March 8,2010

Tags: Congress, NASA, Obama, space exploration, Wicker

WASHINGTON — President Obama intention to cancel the Constellation Program, which is NASA’s plan to continue human space flight after the Space Shuttle is retired next year, has drawn a sharp criticism from Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). Wicker said the “move could place at risk Mississippi’s continued leadership in our nation’s space program. “Since 1961, […] [...]

Cartoon – March 8, 2010

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White House unveils Coast disaster plan

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Obama administration today laid out a plan to deal with the catastrophic dangers of rising sea levels, hurricanes and erosion on the Gulf Coast, and backed efforts to invest in restoring barriers islands and wetlands in Mississippi and Louisiana. Experts hailed the policy document as the strongest sign of support […] [...]

Obama extends SBA’s special loan provisions

by Published: March 4,2010

Tags: loans, Obama, SBA, small businesses

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed legislation extending until March 28 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA’s) ability to provide small business loans that are enhanced with special provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), including a higher guarantee of SBA-backed loans and a waiver of loan fees normally paid by borrowers. […] [...]

Source: Obama seeks bigger banking restrictions

by Published: January 21,2010

Tags: banking, economy, Obama

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, eager to harness and redirect voter anger over bank bailouts, is ramping up his war on Wall Street. Building on his own proposals and the work of the House, the president wants new federal government powers to limit the size and complexity of large financial institutions and to limit their […] [...]

EDA gives jobs grant to Choctaw

by Published: September 17,2009

Tags: EDA, government, grant, jobs, Mississippi, Obama

WASHINGTON — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $1.1 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Choctaw, Miss., to help renovate an industrial facility in the Choctaw TechParc. The project is expected to create 220 jobs and generate $1.9 million in private investment, according to grantee […] [...]

Mass. Sen. Edward Kennedy dies at age 77

BOSTON — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Mass- achusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. In nearly 50 years in the Senate, Kennedy served alongside […] [...]

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