Archives for October 2013

President Obama to Meet with Cory Booker

By: April Ryan, The President will meet with Senator-elect Cory Booker in the Oval Office Thursday after he is sworn in  as Senator of New Jersey at the U.S. Capitol.   Vice President Joe Biden will conduct the swearing in ceremony earlier in the day. … [Read more...]

Mel Watts Confirmation in Jeopardy

By: April Ryan, There is word North Carolina Congressman Mel Watt may be short of the 60 votes needed for Senate Confirmation to become of the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Advocates for the nomination are pushing Civil Rights leaders and others to tout his … [Read more...]

White House Live Event


GOP Letters and the Controversy over the ACA

By: April Ryan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius  is on the hot seat at the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing answering questions over the broken Affordable Care Act (ACA) website.   Meanwhile, AURN has obtained some documents from House Republicans … [Read more...]

Obama to Discuss Health Care Law in Boston

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- President Obama is taking his Affordable Care Act message to Boston, Mass. Wednesday, a place that was the model for Obamacare. LISTEN: More news and information at … [Read more...]

Obama turns to trusted adviser on health care woes

By Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — A career management consultant with a knack for taming bureaucratic backlogs is the man President Barack Obama is now counting on to help turn around a problem-plagued website that has marred the rollout of Obama's signature health care law. Jeffrey … [Read more...]

Chairman Xavier Becerra on President Obama’s Call to Action on Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, after President Barack Obama delivered remarks calling on Congress to pass commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement: "Congress will pass a commonsense, … [Read more...]

Working Out the Kinks of Healthcare

By: April Ryan, Right now, a primary focus of the Obama administration is to work on correcting the problems with Fifteen percent of the uninsured population must meet the Federal mandate to be insured by January 2015. Currently, uninsured americans have until March … [Read more...]

President Obama To Award Presidential Medal of Freedom

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2013 President Obama To Award Presidential Medal of Freedom WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, November 20, President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal of Freedom is our Nation’s … [Read more...]

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Major Owens

Washington, D.C.- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Major Owens who represented New York‘s 11th Congressional District: "For more than two decades, Congressman Major Owens served the citizens of Brooklyn, New York in the … [Read more...]