United States | Bipartisan Diabetes Caucus Works to Increase Access for Artificial Pancreas Systems

United States – Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY) sent a letter signed by 214 House members to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services advocating for coverage of artificial pancreas systems. “When the Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever commercial version of an artificial pancreas system two years … Continue reading United States | Bipartisan Diabetes Caucus Works to Increase Access for Artificial Pancreas Systems

UNITED NATIONS | ‘Rocket Man’ to ‘Terrific’: Trump lauds Kim in UN return

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump raised hopes at the United Nations on Monday that a second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could occur “quite soon,” striking a conciliatory tone one year after he used his debut at the U.N. to deride the autocrat as “Little Rocket Man” and threaten to “totally destroy … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | ‘Rocket Man’ to ‘Terrific’: Trump lauds Kim in UN return

PALM DESERT, CA | Dr. Ruiz Introduces Bill to Tackle Opioid Epidemic and Expand Treatment Options for Seniors

Bill increases access to comprehensive addiction treatment programs for seniors through Medicare PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced the Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act, a bill that will increase access for seniors on Medicare to comprehensive addiction treatment services such as care management, treatment … Continue reading PALM DESERT, CA | Dr. Ruiz Introduces Bill to Tackle Opioid Epidemic and Expand Treatment Options for Seniors

Washington, DC | BROWNLEY ANNOUNCES $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS IN VENTURA COUNTY

Washington, DC — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced more than $8 million in federal grant funding for community development, homelessness, and affordable housing programs throughout Ventura County. “Ensuring Ventura County remains an accessible place to live is essential to keeping our community vibrant and diverse,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “By helping local governments meet … Continue reading Washington, DC | BROWNLEY ANNOUNCES $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS IN VENTURA COUNTY

United States | Knight Energy Bill Signed into Law

BEST Act to establish “moonshot” energy storage goals United States – On Friday, September 21, 2018, President Trump signed a “Minibus” Appropriations bill into law that provides federal funding for Military Construction/Veterans’ Affairs, Energy & Water, and Legislative Branch programs. Included in the Minibus are the provisions of H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology … Continue reading United States | Knight Energy Bill Signed into Law

Washington, DC | Carbajal Secures Funding for Central Coast Harbors and Water Project in Spending Bill

President signed bill to investment in Santa Barbara and Morro Bay Harbor dredging and the Cachuma Water Project Washington, DC – Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced the passage of new federal funding for water projects on the Central Coast included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895). The bill includes … Continue reading Washington, DC | Carbajal Secures Funding for Central Coast Harbors and Water Project in Spending Bill

NEW YORK | US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria

NEW YORK — The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defense system would be a “major mistake” and should be reconsidered. It also says U.S. forces will not leave Syria until Iran leaves. National security adviser John Bolton said Monday that delivery of the Russian S-300 would be a … Continue reading NEW YORK | US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria

NEW YORK | Global stocks dip on report China calls off US trade talks

NEW YORK— Global stocks took small losses Monday after China reportedly pulled out of trade talks with the U.S. Industrial companies and banks suffered some of the worst declines among American stocks. The U.S. and China officially began taxing larger amounts of each other’s goods Monday, and the Wall Street Journal reported that China pulled … Continue reading NEW YORK | Global stocks dip on report China calls off US trade talks