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>Lautenberg, Menendez Announce More Than $1.9 Million to Improve Health Care, Promote Medical Research in New Jersey

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Both U.S. Sens. from New Jeresy,  Frank Lautenburg and Bob Menedez, issued a joint press release today to announce that the Department of Health and Human services has awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funds to three New Jersey research institutions to provide health services to state residents and increase their medical research. The funds will help support support community health centers, new research on the human genome and breast cancer:

Newark, NJ – U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funds to three New Jersey research institutions to provide health services to state residents and increase their medical research. The funding will expand community health care centers at UMDNJ’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and fund new research on the human genome, sepsis and breast cancer.

“By funding this critical research, we are creating jobs and helping our residents avoid life-threatening diseases,” Sen. Lautenberg said. “These awards will go a long way to protecting the next generation and helping them build a healthy future.”

“Our state has always been a leader in innovation, which expands the job market and makes a difference in our lives,” said Senator Menendez. “These federal funds will not only advance the search for cures, they help produce the groundbreaking discoveries that benefit patients in need as well as our state’s economy.”

University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School

· $949,245 to fund health centers.
· $553,800 to study the shock, trauma, and origin of sepsis.

Rutgers
· $266,859 for continuation of research into the human genome through creating of chromatin structures.
· $168,521 to work on cancer detection and diagnosis research for breast cancer.

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Lautenberg, Menendez Announce More Than $1.9 Million to Improve Health Care, Promote Medical Research in New Jersey

Both U.S. Sens. from New Jeresy,  Frank Lautenburg and Bob Menedez, issued a joint press release today to announce that the Department of Health and Human services has awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funds to three New Jersey research institutions to provide health services to state residents and increase their medical research. The funds will help support support community health centers, new research on the human genome and breast cancer:

Newark, NJ – U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funds to three New Jersey research institutions to provide health services to state residents and increase their medical research. The funding will expand community health care centers at UMDNJ’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and fund new research on the human genome, sepsis and breast cancer.

“By funding this critical research, we are creating jobs and helping our residents avoid life-threatening diseases,” Sen. Lautenberg said. “These awards will go a long way to protecting the next generation and helping them build a healthy future.”

“Our state has always been a leader in innovation, which expands the job market and makes a difference in our lives,” said Senator Menendez. “These federal funds will not only advance the search for cures, they help produce the groundbreaking discoveries that benefit patients in need as well as our state’s economy.”

University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School

· $949,245 to fund health centers.
· $553,800 to study the shock, trauma, and origin of sepsis.

Rutgers
· $266,859 for continuation of research into the human genome through creating of chromatin structures.
· $168,521 to work on cancer detection and diagnosis research for breast cancer.

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>RUSH HOLT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

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The following is a statement released by Congressman Rush Holt after last night’s speech to a joint session of Congress, by President Barack Obama:

(Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) released the following statement tonight in response to President Obama’s Address to Congress. Holt’s guest for the speech was Dr. Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy exclusively devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans.

“The President has demonstrated again – as he did during the debate over the economic recovery bill – that we cannot have long-term economic growth without investing in science research.

“The President also showed that he recognizes that we can’t fix our economy if we don’t fix the health care system. As it is now, our health care system adds needless costs, inequality, and inefficiency that hobbles our economy. My guest tonight in the House gallery – Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – understands this as well as anyone, rightfully calling for comprehensive health reform to cover the uninsured, improve the quality of care, focus on prevention, and bring spending under control.”


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RUSH HOLT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

The following is a statement released by Congressman Rush Holt after last night’s speech to a joint session of Congress, by President Barack Obama:

(Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) released the following statement tonight in response to President Obama’s Address to Congress. Holt’s guest for the speech was Dr. Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy exclusively devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans.

“The President has demonstrated again – as he did during the debate over the economic recovery bill – that we cannot have long-term economic growth without investing in science research.

“The President also showed that he recognizes that we can’t fix our economy if we don’t fix the health care system. As it is now, our health care system adds needless costs, inequality, and inefficiency that hobbles our economy. My guest tonight in the House gallery – Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – understands this as well as anyone, rightfully calling for comprehensive health reform to cover the uninsured, improve the quality of care, focus on prevention, and bring spending under control.”


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Bobby Jindal Bombs:Fox Panel’s Verdict On Jindal’s Speech: ‘Childish,’ ‘Amateurish,’ ‘Not Exactly Terrific’

It’s good to see that I was not the only person that thought that Bobby Jindal’s response to President Obama’s  speech in front of a joint session of congress last night bombed.

I was sitting at work last night, listening to it on the radio and couldn’t get over how boring and unimaginative it was. 
Jindal tried to connect with the listener’s/viewer’s by telling hoakie stories about growing up and how the local sheriff responded to the Feds during  the Hurricane Katrina crisis, who didn’t wanted the sheriff to go out in boats to rescue people from the roofs unless they had insurance, by telling them that Congressman Jindal was in the room and that they were going out to rescue people no matter what.
Overall, Jindal didn’t do a very good job at explaining why republicans would do a better job then the President at managing the current economic crisis the nation is facing. 
Think Progress has a very good rundown of the reaction to Jindals comments from the Fox News panelists that puts it all into better perspective, they also point out reactions from NY Times columnist David Brooks and from some in the conservative blogisphere:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s (R) response to President Obama’s speech tonight received a universal thumbs down from the Fox News panelists, who are traditionally conservatives’ most gentle critics:

BRIT HUME: “The speech read a lot better than it sounded. This was not Bobby Jindal’s greatest oratorical moment.”

NINA EASTON: “The delivery was not exactly terrific.”

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: “Jindal didn’t have a chance. He follows Obama, who in making speeches, is in a league of his own. He’s in a Reagan-esque league. … [Jindal] tried the best he could.”

JUAN WILLIAMS: “It came off as amateurish, and even the tempo in which he spoke was sing-songy. He was telling stories that seemed very simplistic and almost childish.”

ThinkProgress has compiled some lowlights of Jindal’s speech, along with the reactions of the Fox panel. Watch it:

On PBS, New York Times columnist David Brooks also remarked, “In a moment when only the federal government is actually big enough to do stuff, to just ignore all that and just say ‘government is the problem, corruption, earmarks, wasteful spending,’ it’s just a form of nihilism. It’s just not where the country is, it’s not where the future of the country is.”

Even conservative bloggers are upset with Jindal. Kathryn Jean Lopez writes at the Corner, “E-mails I’m getting are from disappointed conservatives. They wanted a full-throated response to Obama and expected and/or wanted more.” Ramesh Ponnuru called Jindal’s delivery “weak.”


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Bobby Jindal Bombs:Fox Panel’s Verdict On Jindal’s Speech: ‘Childish,’ ‘Amateurish,’ ‘Not Exactly Terrific’

It’s good to see that I was not the only person that thought that Bobby Jindal’s response to President Obama’s  speech in front of a joint session of congress last night bombed.

I was sitting at work last night, listening to it on the radio and couldn’t get over how boring and unimaginative it was. 
Jindal tried to connect with the listener’s/viewer’s by telling hoakie stories about growing up and how the local sheriff responded to the Feds during  the Hurricane Katrina crisis, who didn’t wanted the sheriff to go out in boats to rescue people from the roofs unless they had insurance, by telling them that Congressman Jindal was in the room and that they were going out to rescue people no matter what.
Overall, Jindal didn’t do a very good job at explaining why republicans would do a better job then the President at managing the current economic crisis the nation is facing. 
Think Progress has a very good rundown of the reaction to Jindals comments from the Fox News panelists that puts it all into better perspective, they also point out reactions from NY Times columnist David Brooks and from some in the conservative blogisphere:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s (R) response to President Obama’s speech tonight received a universal thumbs down from the Fox News panelists, who are traditionally conservatives’ most gentle critics:

BRIT HUME: “The speech read a lot better than it sounded. This was not Bobby Jindal’s greatest oratorical moment.”

NINA EASTON: “The delivery was not exactly terrific.”

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: “Jindal didn’t have a chance. He follows Obama, who in making speeches, is in a league of his own. He’s in a Reagan-esque league. … [Jindal] tried the best he could.”

JUAN WILLIAMS: “It came off as amateurish, and even the tempo in which he spoke was sing-songy. He was telling stories that seemed very simplistic and almost childish.”

ThinkProgress has compiled some lowlights of Jindal’s speech, along with the reactions of the Fox panel. Watch it:

On PBS, New York Times columnist David Brooks also remarked, “In a moment when only the federal government is actually big enough to do stuff, to just ignore all that and just say ‘government is the problem, corruption, earmarks, wasteful spending,’ it’s just a form of nihilism. It’s just not where the country is, it’s not where the future of the country is.”

Even conservative bloggers are upset with Jindal. Kathryn Jean Lopez writes at the Corner, “E-mails I’m getting are from disappointed conservatives. They wanted a full-throated response to Obama and expected and/or wanted more.” Ramesh Ponnuru called Jindal’s delivery “weak.”


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