In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama urges business owners to lobby Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The bank provides loans, loan guarantees and credit insurance to foreign buyers of U.S. products. But it will cease functioning unless Congress renews its charter before October.
Obama to visit N.C. for American Legion convention | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
for American Legion convention On Twitter CHARLOTTE, N.C. President Barack Obama is going to North Carolina to address the American Legion convention. A statement released from the White House Press Office on Friday said Obama will address the convention Tuesday. The statement said more details will be made available in the next few days. The American Legion is holding its 96th annual national convention at the Charlotte Convention Center. In addition to the president, North Carolina Sens.
Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
(AP) – President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama urges business owners to lobby Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The bank provides loans, loan guarantees and credit insurance to foreign buyers of U.S. products.
The Obama Administration Is Finally Taking the Supreme Court’s Advice on Hobby Lobby – Yahoo News
On Friday, the White House announced that women employed by closely-held for profit companies that opt-out of certain kinds of birth control will be able to obtain coverage directly from their insurance company.This workaround is the same alternative in place for religious non-profit organizationsand, as several people noted earlier this summer , the Supreme Court suggested in their ruling that the administration could simply offer the sameaccommodation to for-profits. Todays announcement reinforces our commitment to providing women with access to coverage for contraception, while respecting religious considerations raised by non-profit organizations and closely held for-profit companies,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell told reporters .The plan would also allow religious non-profits like hospitals and Catholic schools to opt out of birth control by contacting the department of health, not their insurance company. Sarah Kliff at Vox notes thatthis is just a proposed rule, meaning the White House is still seeking comment on it. One group that may have something to say on the matter is the network ofthird-party administrators who the government hasn’t yet figured out how to pay. RELATED: White House Calls Foley Killing ‘A Terrorist Attack Against Our Country’ As Alex Wayne at Bloomberg explained, a third-party administrator of a plan is supposed to team up with an insurer that covers the objectionable birth control. The government pays the insurer and blog url the insurer pays the administrators. The problem is that insurers haven’t been eager to team up with administrators, and the government hasn’t figured out how to pay them directly. The need for a Hobby Lobby workaround came in June, when the Supreme Court ruledthat closely-held corporations like Hobby Lobby have the right tohold and exercise religiousbeliefs, and that the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates that right.(Like many religious organizations, Hobby Lobby’s owner believe that certain forms of birth control act as abortion-causing drugs,though the science behind that claim is questionable, at best .) But part of the reason the government lost the case was because of the accommodation that was already in place for non-profits.