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H. Res. 1298: Encouraging efforts to reduce the use of paper and plastic bags

April 27th, 2010

Another student success story! “Moran proposes bag reduction resolution with help of Georgetown students” http://bit.ly/aCSNCV

Representative Moran’s press release and floor speech for H Res 1298 to reduce paper and plastic bag use nationwide. http://bit.ly/9NjoHB

The students also wrote an OpEd in their local paper, “Sack paper, plastic for reusable bags” http://bit.ly/9ScgIJ

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Students for Responsible Bag Policy

April 13th, 2010

“Students for Responsible Bag Policy is an independent organization founded by students at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. We seek progress on issues pertaining to single-use bag legislation in the best interest of our nation’s energy, environment, and security.”

Visit their website and blog at www.switchbags.org.

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Laser Nuclear Technology Might Pose Security Risk

April 13th, 2010

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Visit NPR.org for the full article, audio download, and transcripts for this story.

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Australian laser ‘threatens nuclear security’

April 13th, 2010

Australian laser ‘threatens nuclear security’ Get Adobe Flash player

Visit ABC.net.au for full story, video, and audio downloads for this story.

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In Congress: H.R.4846

April 7th, 2010

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4) introduced HR4846 to the U.S. House of Representatives on March 15th, 2010. This bill, known as the Bleeding Disorders Screening, Awareness, and Further Education (SAFE) Act of 2010, would improve health outcomes for millions of Americans with bleeding disorders.

Over the past year, I have worked with SPI Scholars, Congressional staff, national advocacy organizations, and others to develop HR4846. In order to improve screening and awareness of vastly underdiagnosed bleeding disorders, the bill would:

-Provide grants for programs aimed at screening adolescents for bleeding disorders

-Provide grants for programs that increase physician awarenss of bleeding disorders

-Enhance surveillance and reporting of bleeding disorders across the country which can lead to improved, more targeted research efforts

The SAFE Act was referred to the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee. It currently has 7 co-sponors, and that list is growing. In order to expand support for HR4846 in Congress, I am now working to rally support at the grassroots level.

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