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CORRECTED: Hastings’ Remarks on H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Florida for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. "Mr. Speaker, I rise today and agree with everything that my good friend and colleague from Florida said--everything that he said--with the exception of the fact that I am opposed to the rule. While I may support the underlying legislation, the rule blocks over 70 amendmen ...

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What Is A Government Shutdown, How Does It Affect You?

D-Day!  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare is finally in motion and there are tons of Republicans who are up in arms about its passing. A partial shutdown of the U.S. government began shortly after midnight on Tuesday, when the two houses of Congress could not see eye-to-eye on a budget. The Republican-led House of Representatives only agreed to compromise on the budget if there was a delay to the s ...

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Obama To House GOP: ‘You Don’t Get To Exact A Ransom Just For Doing Your Job’

   STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Of all the responsibilities the Constitution endows to Congress, two should be fairly simple:  pass a budget, and pay America’s bills. But if the United States Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to pass a budget today, much of the United States government will be forced to s ...

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Hastings Receives 2013 Excellence in Policy Award from the Eating Disorders Coalition

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement at a briefing hosted by the Eating Disorders Coalition, where he received their 2013 Excellence in Policy Award: “This briefing is an important conversation about the critical issues of health, eating disorders, and the stigmas associated with obesity. Children and adults are constantly barraged with a societal need ...

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 43rd ALC meetings wrap up

Iyanla Vanzant Speaks at CBCF Networking Luncheon Iyanla Vanzant likes to think of herself as an ordinary person. She grapples with work and family issues, loves two-for-one sales - even labors over the best brand of detergent to ... > READ MORE President Obama Speaks at CBCF Phoenix Awards Dinner Knowing you can offer your family the security of health care -- that's priceless. And now you can do it for ...

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News Release: School Board Approves Contract Extension for Superintendent Runcie

Today, the School Board of Broward County, Florida approved Superintendent Robert W. Runcie’s contract extension through October 4, 2019. Next month, Superintendent Runcie will have reached the second year of the original three-year Employment Agreement that took effect October 5, 2011.Among Superintendent Runcie’s accomplishments over the past two years: Opened the first public military academy for south F ...

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SENATOR BULLARD TO HELP KICK OFF “FLORIDA SPEAKS” TOUR

In light of recent events and debates in Florida, the Office of State Senator Dwight Bullard, Democratic Black Caucus of Florida, ACLU of Florida and Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials have come together to launch the “Florida Speaks Tour” scheduled to kick off in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Bethel AME Church. The Florida Speaks tour is a series of town hall assemblies ...

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Min. Farrakhan to President Obama: “Your advisors don’t seem to be your friends

By Your Black World On Saturday evening, Min. Louis Farrakhan showcased the 34th video of his “The Time And What Must Be Done” weekly series. He deviated from his preplanned subject matter to discuss the danger of America’s brewing War On Syria. Questioning the nation’s interest in attacking the Middle Eastern country, Min. Farrakhan says: ”…  Given America’s false flag operations, great doubt exists as to ...

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The Florida Consortium of Urban Leagues To Host Panel Discussions Across The State

The Florida Consortium of Urban Leagues To Host Panel Discussions Across The State   2804 Belco Drive Orlando, FL 32808 ph: (407) 841-7654 cful.org     ...

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Drum Majors for Justice Celebration in Washington, D.C. By Latraviette D. Smith

Fifty years ago, Whitney M. Young, Jr., president of the National Urban League from 1961-71, worked alongside his fellow civil rights, social justice and labor movement leaders to organize the March on Washington, where 300,000 people gathered to demand jobs and freedom. As America prepares to mark the anniversary of this historic gathering, the National Urban League, under the leadership of Marc H. Morial, ...

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