Women’s History Month: March 2021

Women’s History Month: March 2021

Washington, DC… National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. More than seven decades later, Congress in 1981 established National […]

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

Washington, DC… Vernon Jordan began life in one of the first public housing projects in America and ended life as a fixture in our country’s halls of power. Along the way, he became a foot soldier for civil rights, a trusted friend and counselor to presidents, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Vernon navigated […]

President Biden on the Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

President Biden on the Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Washington, DC… 4:22 P.M. EST. THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, folks. The Vice President and I have some good news to report, and I’d like to make two key announcements today related to our COVID-19 vaccination effort. As you know, a few days ago, after a rigorous opening — open and objective scientific review process, the […]

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by U.S. FDA For Emergency Use – First Single-Shot Vaccine in Fight Against Global Pandemic

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by U.S. FDA For Emergency Use – First Single-Shot Vaccine in Fight Against Global Pandemic

New Brunswick, NJ… Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) announced last Saturday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. This decision […]

President Biden on the American Rescue Plan

President Biden on the American Rescue Plan

Washington, DC… 10:59 A.M. EST. THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, folks. For a few weeks now, an overwhelming percentage of the American public has made it clear that they support my American Rescue Plan. And the House of Representatives took the first step toward making it a reality. And I want to thank — and I […]

A Letter to the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Consistent with the War Powers Resolution

A Letter to the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Consistent with the War Powers Resolution

Washington, DC… Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) At my direction, on February 25, 2021, United States forces conducted a targeted military strike against infrastructure in eastern Syria used by Iran-supported non-state militia groups. Those non-state militia groups were involved in recent attacks against United States and Coalition personnel in Iraq, including the February 15, […]

President Joe Biden on Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

President Joe Biden on Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, D.C… Yesterday, after a rigorous, open, and objective scientific review process, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for a third safe and effective vaccine to help us defeat the COVID-19 pandemic — the Janssen COVID-19 (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. This is exciting news for all Americans, and an encouraging development […]

Wounded Warrior Project Applauds Reintroduction of Major Richard Star Act to Senate, House

Wounded Warrior Project Applauds Reintroduction of Major Richard Star Act to Senate, House

Washington, DC… The Major Richard Star Act of 2021, S. 334 / H.R.1282, is a major legislative priority for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), which supports its reintroduction in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The act was formerly introduced during the 116th Congress as S. 3393 and H.R. 5995. The Major Richard […]

FDA Approves Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation

FDA Approves Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation

Washington, DC… Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Amondys 45 (casimersen) injection for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients who have a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 45 skipping (Exons are pieces of DNA that provide information for making proteins in a […]

Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warns to Avoid All Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warns to Avoid All Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

Atlanta, GA… CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheese-02-21/index.html Key points: CDC has expanded its advice to not eat, sell, or serve any cheese sold under the brand name El Abuelito, in addition to recalled queso fresco cheeseexternal icon sold under the brand […]

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