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President Obama Signs HR330A Pay and Bonuses for US Service Members

President Obama Signs HR330A Pay and Bonuses for US Service Members

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, 2013 (Release) – President Barack Obama today signed House Resolution 3304, which provides pay and bonuses for U.S. service members, enhances counterterrorism efforts overseas, builds security capacities of key U.S. partner-nations, expands efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthens protections for victims.

Here is the text of the president’s statement on the signing of the bill:

JACOBS SUBMITS RESOLUTION OPPOSING UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY NY SAFE ACT

JACOBS SUBMITS RESOLUTION OPPOSING UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY NY SAFE ACT

Urges New York State to provide funds to cover costs to local government for implementing law

Erie County, NY – Although his term as Chair of the eight County Western Region of the New York State County Clerks Association (NYSACC) does not begin until January, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is already working on behalf of the  Western Region County Clerks who have been financially impacted through the NY SAFE Act.

“Albany repeatedly said this new gun law would not be an unfunded mandate on local governments, unfortunately that is not the case,” said Jacobs.  Jacobs is delivering a resolution approved by the Western Region Clerk’s to the Statewide County Clerk’s Association meeting next week in Lake Placid stating that the Western New York Counties alone have incurred over $100,000 in additional costs because of the Safe Act.

Senator Mark Grisanti Receives ‘Boys And Girls Town of Italy’ Man Of The Year Award

Senator Mark Grisanti Receives ‘Boys And Girls Town of Italy’ Man Of The Year Award

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti has been named the Boys and Girls Town of Italy 2013 Man of the Year award recipient.

Senator Grisanti was recently honored for his dedication to charitable causes and for his support of Boys and Girls Town of Italy WNY Chapter at the organization’s 50th annual gala at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

Senator Grisanti Named ‘Men Moving Forward’ Award Recipient

Senator Grisanti Named ‘Men Moving Forward’ Award Recipient

The Calvary Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, which annually honors men from Western New York for their contributions to their community, has named New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) as a “Men Moving Forward” award recipient.

According to Calvary CME Church Pastor Shirley Billps Bell and general chairpersons Bonnie Conerly and Shelby Pittman, the purpose of the celebration is “to ensure that young men in our community can seek out these high profile men as their role model.

First Lady Michelle Obama Marks Diwali at the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a Diwali celebration at the White House.

President Obama's Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq

President Obama's Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq

Transcript:

Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq

In their meeting today at the White House, President Obama and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reaffirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and the Republic of Iraq and pledged to advance common interests to support a stable, secure, and prosperous Iraq and Middle East.  They also discussed their shared commitment to enhance cooperation under the Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA).