Loading...

Biden Picks Samantha Power, Former UN Envoy, for US Aid Post

January 13, 2021by AP Staff Report
Biden Picks Samantha Power, Former UN Envoy, for US Aid Post
United States U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power speaks during her final press conference, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (Bebeto Matthews/ AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the U.S. Agency for International Development. That’s the agency that oversees U.S. foreign humanitarian and development aid.

Biden made the announcement Wednesday and said he was elevating the position to the National Security Council in the White House.

He called Power “a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity.”

Power served as U.N. ambassador from 2013 to 2017. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” about the U.S. foreign policy response to genocide.

In The News

Health

Voting

October 5, 2022
by Dan McCue
New FTC Labeling Rule Aims to Help Consumers Reduce Energy Costs

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission has updated its Energy Labeling Rule so that consumers can more accurately compare the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission has updated its Energy Labeling Rule so that consumers can more accurately compare the estimated annual energy consumption of appliances before they buy them. The FTC’s original Energy Labeling Rule, issued in 1979 under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act,... Read More

October 5, 2022
by Dan McCue
Senators Laud DOD for Imposing Anti-PFAS Procurement Rules

WASHINGTON — The lead Senate sponsors of the PFAS Free Military Purchasing Act this week lauded the Department of Defense’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — The lead Senate sponsors of the PFAS Free Military Purchasing Act this week lauded the Department of Defense’s recent decision to make its own stand against the proliferation of so-called “forever chemicals.” Late last month, the Defense Department issued a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation... Read More

October 5, 2022
by Dan McCue
Schools and Libraries Impacted by Storms to Net Lion’s Share of $96M in Connectivity Funding

WASHINGTON — Schools and libraries impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian will net the lion’s share of $96 million in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Schools and libraries impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian will net the lion’s share of $96 million in new funding through the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund. The new funding will support applications for broadband services and connected devices for students across the... Read More

October 5, 2022
by TWN Staff
Your Medications May Be Hurting Your Teeth

WASHINGTON — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly seven in 10 adults between the ages of... Read More

WASHINGTON — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly seven in 10 adults between the ages of 40 and 79 used at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days in the United States, and approximately one in five used at least... Read More

October 5, 2022
by Tom Ramstack
Musk Changes His Mind to Proceed With $44B Twitter Purchase

WILMINGTON, Del. — Elon Musk reversed course Tuesday by saying he plans to proceed with his original $44 billion deal... Read More

WILMINGTON, Del. — Elon Musk reversed course Tuesday by saying he plans to proceed with his original $44 billion deal to buy social media giant Twitter Inc. Musk notified the Securities and Exchange Commission of his change of plan in a filing with the agency. The... Read More

October 5, 2022
by TWN Staff
NIH Awards Over $200 Million to Support Biomedical Research

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health has awarded 103 new research grants, totaling some $285 million, to support highly... Read More

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health has awarded 103 new research grants, totaling some $285 million, to support highly innovative scientists who propose visionary and broadly impactful meritorious behavioral and biomedical research projects. The 2022 NIH Director’s Awards are bestowed through the institute’s High-Risk, High-Reward... Read More

News From The Well