Tag: President Barack Obama

Obama Motivates Countrymen Against Drug Abuse:Commutes Sentence Of 214

[Washington,DC]President Obama Motivates Countrymen Against Drug Abuse .Obama Commutes Sentence Of 214
USA Imprisons Drug Addicts at a rate far higher than any other.Obama
President Barack Obama Says
A few months ago, I received this letter from a Floridian named Sherman Chester. When Sherman was a young man, he wrote that he made some bad choices, got in over his head, and ended up with a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug charge. At Sherman’s sentencing, even the judge couldn’t believe he was bound by law to hand down a punishment that didn’t fit the crime.
President Obama Says
We know that Sherman’s story is all too common in this country — a country that imprisons its citizens at a rate far higher than any other. Too many men and women end up in a criminal justice system that serves up excessive punishments, especially for nonviolent drug offenses.
But this is a country that believes in second chances. So we’ve got to make sure that our criminal justice system works for everyone. We’ve got to make sure that it keeps our streets safe while also making sure that an entire class of people like Sherman isn’t relegated to a life on the margins.
Last year, after he served more than 20 long years in prison, I commuted Sherman’s sentence and those of many others who were serving unjust and outdated prison sentences.
Obama Announced
I’m commuting the sentences of an additional 214 men and women who are just as deserving of a second chance. Altogether, I’ve commuted more sentences than the past nine presidents combined. And I am not done yet.
These acts of clemency are important steps for families like Sherman’s and steer our country in a better direction, but they alone won’t fix our criminal justice system.
We need Congress to pass meaningful federal sentencing reform that will allow us to more effectively use taxpayer dollars to protect the public
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India Declines To Think Pessimistically On US Senate Bill Rejection

[New Delhi] India Declines To Think Pessimistically On US Senate Bill Rejection
India today downplayed the US Senate rejecting a key amendment recognising the country as “global strategic and defence partner”, saying it would be “premature” to speculate about its final content.
The US had recognised India as a “major defence partner” in a joint statement issued during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit there last week.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup Optimistically said.”We have seen media reports about non-inclusion of an India-related amendment in the consideration of the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) by the US Senate.
“The preparation of NDAA in the US Congress involves approval of different versions in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and their reconciliation to evolve a single consensual text, which is again put to vote in both chambers.
He Added “The 2017 NDAA is in the process of its formulation and it would be premature to speculate about its final content,”
He also noted that preparation of NDAA is a process distinct from the decision of the US Government to recognize India as a Major Defense Partner.
“This was an executive decision and already announced in the India-US Joint Statement of June 7. A number of Senators and Congressmen have moved proposals that only seek to reinforce this decision of the US Government.
“It reflects the bipartisan support in the US Congress for stronger defence cooperation between India and the US,” he added.
The US Senate failed to recognise India as a “global strategic and defence partner” of the US after a key amendment necessary to modify its export control regulations could not be passed.
Top Republican senator John McCain had moved an amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA-17) which if passed would have recognised India as a global strategic and defence partner.
The US had recognised India as a “major defence partner” in a joint statement issued after Modi held talks with President Barack Obama which supported defence-related trade and technology transfer to the country which would now be treated on par with America’s closest allies.
NDAA was passed by the Senate with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 85-13. But some of the key amendments including the (SA 4618) even though they had bipartisan support
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President Obama Congratulates Belgium+France Over Paris Suspect Arrest

[Washington DC]President Obama Congratulates Belgium+France Over Paris Suspect Arrest&Commends Security Services
President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Belgian PM Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande to congratulate them on the arrest in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the November 13, 2015 ISIL terrorist attacks in Paris, France.
The President commended the work of Belgian security services and noted that this significant arrest was the result of hard work and close cooperation between Belgian and French law enforcement authorities.
The President reiterated that the United States stands together with Belgium and France in our shared struggle against the scourge of terrorism and once again pledged the full cooperation and support of the United States in these efforts, reaffirming our shared commitment to degrading and destroying ISIL.
Minutes after the Paris attack, US officials were in close touch with national security and law enforcement officials in France and Belgium as they take steps to try to protect their country,
Abdeslam, 26, one of the most wanted men in Europe, was captured in Brussels yesterday during a raid by armed police, according to French police.
Abdeslam is believed to have played a key role in the November 13 attacks claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group that left 130 people dead.

Obama Authorizes Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to Lease /Transfer Lands

[Washington DC] President Obama Authorizes Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to Lease /Transfer Certain Lands
Press Secretary has issued a statement of certain new Laws
On Monday, February 29, 2016,U S A President Barack Obama signed Following into law
H.R. 487, which allows the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to lease or transfer certain lands;
H.R. 890, which revises certain boundaries in the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System;
H.R. 3262, which authorizes VA to convey to the Danville Area Community College of Danville, Illinois, the property known as Building 48 within the VA Illiana Health Care System;
H.R. 4056, which directs VA to convey to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs the Community Living Center at the Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Orlando, Florida;
H.R. 4437, which extends the deadline for submission of the Commission on Care’s final report; and
S. 2109, the “Directing Dollars to Disaster Relief Act of 2015,” which requires FEMA to develop an integrated plan to control and reduce administrative costs incurred by FEMA in support of the delivery of assistance for major disasters.

Misunderstanding In US Gives Recognition to Young Explorer Ahmed Mohamed

[Washington DC]Misunderstanding In US Gives Recognition to Young Explorer Ahmed Mohamed
Misunderstanding has given recognition to the Young Explorer Ahmed Mohamed Even President Obama has Desired this Young Explorer to the White House
Obama Tweeted
“Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.We Stand with Ahmed (and We Hope He’ll Join Us for Astronomy Night)”
U.S. Chief Data Officer D.J. Patil shares why he’s proud to see people across the country standing up for innovation and intellectual curiosity today.
Yesterday, a 14-year-old student named Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing his engineering project (an electronic clock) to his high school. Officials mistook it for a bomb.After Knowing The factual position Dr. John Holdren — the President’s top science advisor — reached out to Ahmed and personally invited him to come to join them at the White House Astronomy Night on October 19, where they will bring together scientists, engineers, and visionaries from astronomy and the space industry, along with students and teachers. They’ll share their experiences and spend an evening stargazing from the South Lawn.
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President Obama,In a Bilateral Meeting With Italian PM,Shared Security Over Ukraine & ISIL

[Washington DC]President Barack Obama ,In a Bilateral Meeting With Italian P M,Shared Security Over Ukraine & ISIL
PM Of India Narendra Modi Has Wrapped Up His Bilateral Meeting With Canadian Leader And Now U S President Has Hosted Italian Head In The White House
President Obama hosted Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House for a bilateral meeting and a working lunch
At the press conference between these two events, President Obama praised Prime Minister Renzi’s energy and vision as well as his “willingness to challenge the status quo and to look to the future,” noting that these qualities have made the Prime Minister a leading voice in Europe.
Hosting President Obama said “Italy, of course, is one of our closest and strongest allies. And any time Italians and Americans get together, it’s also a chance to celebrate the deep bonds of history and friendship and family.”
President Obama and the Prime Minister spent a substantive amount of time in their bilateral meeting discussing countries’ shared security. Specifically, the two heads of state focused on the need to continue supporting Ukraine, Italy’s important role in the international coalition against ISIL, stabilizing the situation in Libya, and the framework that the U.S. reached with Iran
The President also noted that creating jobs and opportunity is one of Prime Minister Renzi’s top priorities, adding that the Prime Minister is also a strong supporter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Source White House

Indian P M Modi And U.S. Secretary of State Kerry Shakes Hands For New Relationship

[New Delhi]World’s Two Largest Democracies Shakes Hands For New Relationship Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi And U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Shakes Hands For New Course in the Relationship.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. In an hour-long meeting, the two visiting Secretaries briefed Prime Minister on the India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue;
conveyed that President Obama attached great priority to relations with India, both for bilateral cooperation and global partnership, and looks forward to a productive and fruitful Summit in September in Washington to set an ambitious new agenda to chart a new course in the relationship.
Indian Prime Minister said that there was broad convergence of views and interests between the two countries. He outlined his vision for India and for the partnership between the world’s two largest democracies in addressing global challenges, promoting peace and stability in the world and supporting India’s own economic transformation. Prime Minister highlighted the opportunities for partnership in trade, investment, clean energy, innovation, education, skill development, agro-processing, youth empowerment, among others.
Prime Minister emphasized the need for developed countries to understand the challenges of poverty in developing countries and their governments’ responsibilities in addressing them, when discussions take place in international forums.
Prime Minister discussed the regional situation, including India’s engagement in Asia Pacific region; commitment to bring South Asia together in a united effort to promote regional economic development; India’s commitment to continue its support to Afghanistan; and, the need to confront terrorism on the principles of “zero tolerance” for terrorism and eschewing a selective approach to terrorism.
P M thanked Secretary Kerry and Secretary Pritzker for visiting India, .
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and other officials were present at the meeting.
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The US Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry and the US Secretary of Commerce, Ms. Penny Pritzker calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on August 01, 2014.
The Union Minister for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, Smt. Sushma Swaraj is also seen.

Barack Obama Hugged Parents Of Soldier Bowe And Informed His Returning Home From Long Captivity

Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama ,called Parents Of Captive Soldier Bowe And Informed That Their Brave Son is Returning Home
And Ensured The Nation That America does not ever leave Citizens in uniform behind.
Obama hugged Jani and Bob Bergdahl, the parents of Sgt. Bowe and told them that after nearly five years in captivity, their son, is coming home. top priority is making sure that Bowe gets the care and support that he needs and that he can be reunited with his family as soon as possible
Obama said Sergeant Bergdahl has missed birthdays and holidays and the simple moments with family and friends, which all of us take for granted. But while Bowe was gone he was never forgotten. His parents thought about him and prayed for him every single day, as did his sister, Sky, who prayed for his safe return.
He wasn’t forgotten by his community in Idaho, or the military, which rallied to support the Bergdahls through thick and thin. And he wasn’t forgotten by his country, because the United States of America does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind. Earlier this evening, in the White House Rose Garden, President Obama spoke about the recovery of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — an American soldier who spent nearly five years in captivity during the war in Afghanistan.
President Obama commended the service members who recovered Sgt. Bergdahl, saying that they “performed with extraordinary courage and professionalism, and they’ve made their nation proud
The President also expressed his gratitude for the “tireless” work of American diplomats, and for the cooperation of the governments of Qatar and Afghanistan in helping to secure Sgt. Bergdahl’s release:
While reiterating his commitment to bring an end to the war in Afghanistan and close Gitmo, President Obama made clear that we’ve also “made an ironclad commitment to bring our prisoners of war home.” He added that many troops still remain missing from past wars, which is “why we’re never going to forget, we’re never going to give up our search, for service members who remain unaccounted for.”

President Obama Proudly Claimed 7.1 Million Americans Signature for Private Insurance

Barack Obama Proudly Announced that 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for His prestigious Affordable Care . 31st march night, this first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act came to an end.
And this afternoon, it is announced that 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through the new Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Obama Says “That doesn’t count the more than 3 million young adults who have gained insurance under this law by staying on their families’ plans. It doesn’t count the millions more who have gotten covered through the expansion of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. It doesn’t include the more than 100 million folks who now have better care — who are receiving additional benefits, like mammograms and contraceptive care, at no extra cost.Now, millions of our fellow Americans have the comfort and peace of mind that comes with knowing they’re no longer leaving their health and well-being to chance. For many of them, quality health insurance wasn’t an option until this year — maybe because they couldn’t afford it, or because a pre-existing condition kept them locked out of a discriminatory system.Today, that’s changed. And while our long-broken health care system may not be completely fixed, it’s without question a lot better. That’s something to be proud of — and there’s no good reason to go back”.

ऊर्जा क्षेत्र में सहयोग बढ़ाने के लिए भारत और अमरीका में सहमति बनी

ऊर्जा क्षेत्र में सहयोग बढ़ाने के लिए भारत और अमरीका में सहमति बनी
भारत और अमरीका ऊर्जा क्षेत्र में और अधिक सहयोग बढ़ाने के लिए सहमत हो गए हैं। नई दिल्‍ली में बीते दिन भारत-अमेरिका ऊर्जा संवाद में दोनों देश वैज्ञानिक सहयोग, प्रौद्योगिकी नवीनीकरण के लिए अनुसंधान और विकास तथा पर्यावरण अनुकूल प्रौद्योगिकी तथा उत्‍पादों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए सहमत हो गए। योजना आयोग के उपाध्‍यक्ष डॉ. मोनटेक सिंह अहलूवालिया तथा अमरीकी ऊर्जा विभाग के सचिव डॉ. अर्नेस्‍ट मोनीज़ ने संवाद में भाग लेने के बाद नई दिल्‍ली में एक प्रेस के साथ बातचीत की। उन्‍होंने यह आशा जताई कि संवाद से दोनों देशों के बीच व्‍यवसाय-दर-व्‍यवसाय सहयोग बढ़ेगा। व्‍यापार तथा उचित विनियामक रूपरेखा से दोनों देशों की अर्थव्‍यवस्‍था तथा वहां के लोगों का सतत विकास होगा।
ऊर्जा संवाद (कोयला, तेल और गैस, नई प्रौद्योगिकी और नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा, बिजली और ऊर्जा कार्यकुशलता एवं सतत विकास) से सम्‍बद्ध 6 में से 5 कार्यदलों ने पिछले पाँच दिनों के दौरान बैठकें की जिसमें विशेषज्ञ/अधिकारी शामिल हुए। अमेरिका-भारत संयुक्‍त स्‍वच्‍छ ऊर्जा अनुसंधान और विकास केन्‍द्र ने सौर ऊर्जा, उन्‍नत जैव ईंधन की प्रगति और पीएसीई-आर के तहत ऊर्जा कार्य कुशलता बनाये रखने से संबंधित मुद्दों को उठाया।
सौर ऊर्जा, ऊर्जा कार्य कुशलता बनाये रखने तथा दूसरी पीढी जैव-ईंधन से संबंधित अनुसंधान और विकास परियोजनाओं पर उन्‍नत स्‍वच्‍छ ऊर्जा की साझेदारी पीएसीइ-अनुसंधान और विकास (पीएसीइ-आर) इस बारे में कार्य कर रहे हैं।
इससे पूर्व 2009 में भारत-अमेरिका ऊर्जा सुरक्षा और स्‍वच्‍छ ऊर्जा पर सहयोग बढ़ाने के लिए सहमत हुए थे।
भारत और अमेरिका ने स्‍वच्‍छ ऊर्जा पहुंच (पीइएसीइ) तथा एयरकंडिशनिंग क्षेत्र के लिए मांग की साझेदारी के लिए दो अलग-अलग समझौता ज्ञापनों पर हस्‍ताक्षर भी किए। ऊर्जा पहुंच को बढ़ाने तथा कई प्राथमिकता प्राप्‍त गतिविधियों को संचालित करने के लिए सितंबर 2013 में स्‍वच्‍छ ऊर्जा (पीइएसीइ) के माध्‍यम से ऊर्जा पहुंच को बढ़ाने पर समझौता ज्ञापन की शुरूआत की गई। डॉ. अहलुवालिया ने कहा कि अमरीकी ऊर्जा सचिव डॉ. अर्नेस्‍ट मोनीज़, सिविल न्‍यूक्‍लियर कार्यदल की बैठक का अवलोकन करने के लिए कल मुम्‍बई में होंगे। इससे इस क्षेत्र में सहयोग बढ़ाने के कार्य में सहायता मिलेगी।