Trump Cabinet Nominees Obstructed; Will Senate Dems Filibuster Trump's Supreme Court Nominee?



Law Professors and Lawyers for Trump/Pence

In 2018 Midterm Elections, Trump Voters Will Make Senate Democrats Pay a High Price for Confirmation Obstruction– Particularly for a Supreme Court Filibuster.

Senate Democrats will pay a high price in the 2018 midterm elections for continued obstruction particularly if they attempt a filibuster of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.”

— Victor Williams, Chair of Law Professors & Lawyers for Trump

BETHESDA, MARYLAND, USA, January 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — In an unprecedented break with our constitutional order and Senate tradition, Democrats have slow-walked Donald Trump’s exceptionally well qualified cabinet nominees. The Senate has yet to confirm nominees for Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasury Secretary, Commerce Secretary, Labor Secretary, Energy Secretary, or Interior Secretary. Other nominations are also being purposely slow-walked. Democrats are thus obstructing the presidential transition.

Representing a group of pro-Trump law professors and lawyers, Professor Victor Williams recently sent a letter to Senate leadership urging swift confirmation action for all Trump's pending and future nominees

President Trump is now adding a U.S. Supreme Court nominee to his list of choices. Will Senate Democrats also slow-walk and obstruct a SCOTUS nominee? Will Democrats dare attempt a filibuster of Trump's SCOTUS choice?

While a Senate filibuster process is no longer allowed for executive and lower court judges confirmation votes, the filibuster — requiring a 60-vote super majority vote end debate — still applies to Supreme Court justice confirmation votes.

If the Senate Democrats' confirmation obstruction of Trump's cabinet nominees offers any indication, the Trump movement may be a long hard fight ahead to fill Justice Antonin Scalia's empty seat on the nine justice bench.

But today Professor Williams warns that Senate Democrats will pay a high price in the 2018 midterm elections for continued obstruction particularly if they attempt a filibuster of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Williams believes that the Democratic obstruction of Trump's cabinet nominees bears closer inspection and more public scrutiny.

President Trump entered the second week of his administration with only two department heads confirmed. Then Elaine Chou won Senate approval as Transportation Secretary bringing the total to three. It is now almost three months after the election and Obama appointees continue to govern as holdovers. The transition obstruction is unprecedented.

Williams explains that Bill Clinton had 13 department-head confirmations by the day after his January 20.1993 inauguration. Republican senators fully cooperated with Democrats to confirm seven Barack Obama cabinet nominees by his January 20, 2009 inauguration with many more Obama nominees confirmed just days afterward. The past six presidents have begun their first terms with a functioning cabinet – on average, each beginning with 10 cabinet confirmations.

In contrast, it is Obama administration holdovers who remain in charge of many executive departments and agencies across the federal government. One such Obama holdover, “acting” Attorney General Sally Yates publicly questioned the legitimacy of President Trump’s extreme-vetting executive order. Williams asserts:

“Yates could have quietly resigned rather than enforce a law with which she had strong political disagreement. Instead she publicly directed all Justice Department lawyers not to defend the law in court. Yates questioned President Trump’s motivation in implementing the law.”

"President Trump was reserved in stating that Yates had “betrayed” the Justice Department when he fired her. Worse than insubordination by sore-loser Democrat partisan, the Obama appointee’s act was close to a de facto challenge to the presidential transition."

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats continue to slow-walk Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation. And Senate Finance Committee Democrats boycotted confirmation proceedings for HHS nominee Rep. Tom Price and Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin. The boycott delayed the scheduled committee votes by denying a committee quorum.

Williams states:

“Senate Democrats’ obstruction of President Trump’s nominees conflicts with our established constitutional order. In 2017 the strongest support for speedy confirmation of Donald Trump’s judicial, administration, and regulatory appointment choices is found in the 1787 U.S. Constitution — its text, structure, and history.”

Article II, Section 2 charges the Executive alone with fulsome appointment choice while explicitly limiting the Senate’s role to a simple-majority ratification vote. Our Constitution’s Framers explicitly and purposely granted the president broad appointment discretion.

Williams has actively supported the appointment discretion of the past three presidents without regard to their political party including appointments by President Obama. He was the only law professor in the nation to file a SCOTUS amicus brief to support Obama’s recess appointment actions in the NLRB v. Noel Canning adjudication.

Williams states: “Although I have advocated for the appointment discretion of both Democratic and Republican presidents, I often personally disagreed with of their choices. Still I supported their confirmations. The Constitution’s must always trump party and ideology.”

Agreeing with “America First” positions of President Trump’s choices, Professor Williams adds that he is particularly honored to support those exceptional nominees: “Just consider the incredible talents of Rex Tillerson, Wilbur Ross, Jeff Sessions, Steven Mnuchin, James Mattis, Tom Price, Elaine Chou, Andy Pudzer, John Kelly, Ryan Zinke, and other nominees.”

Again Williams warns that Senate Democrats will pay a high political price in the 2018 midterm election for a continued pattern of confirmation obstruction. Several Democrats up for reelection are from states that Trump solidly won.

The Trump movement will be watching to see how quickly the Senate confirms President Trump’s Supreme Court choice and his future nominees to fill over 100 empty lower federal court benches, other top executive posts, and independent regulatory agencies.

Even an attempted Democrat filibuster of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee will quickly become the centerpiece of 2018 Senate elections.

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Longtime Washington, D.C. attorney and law professor Victor Williams was an early primary supporter of Donald Trump. (His support included mounting a disruptive legal action against Ted Cruz.) In July 2016, Williams launched “Lawyers and Law Professors for Trump” (www.goplawyers.com) for the general election. The group is now being transformed into, and re-branded as, an advocacy platform to support the Trump/Pence “America First” administration.

Victor Williams
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Cuomo: says, “I am disabled” yet ignores rights of the disabled



Jonathan Carey “Champion for the Disabled” Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

Gov. Cuomo claims that he is disabled, yet the disabled within his agencies are being denied 911 emergency services and their right to equal protection of laws.

No longer can Governor Cuomo treat the disabled as sub-human beings denying them their basic rights to 911 emergency services, denying them equal protection of laws and denying them justice.”

— Michael Carey

DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a CBS New York news story titled, “Cuomo: ‘As A New Yorker, I Am A Muslim’ that came out on January 29, 2017 http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/01/29/cuomo-travel-ban-hotline/
Governor Andrew Cuomo clearly was quoted saying, “I am disabled” yet as a disabled person in New York State living in state or private facilities and group homes he himself in most cases would be denied 911 services if he were a victim of a physical and sexual assault crime, if he was in medical distress or died. Governor Cuomo also would also in most cases be denied his Constitutional right to be protected by all of the same laws as everyone else benefits. Denying anyone equal protection of laws is considered discrimination in civil rights.

For many years Governor Cuomo and his lawyers in the Governors Counsel’s office have ignored the most basic rights for disabled New York State residents to 911 emergency call systems and emergency medical and police first responder services. It is hard to fathom anyone would direct such discriminatory and deadly civil rights violations against the most vulnerable, but Governor Cuomo has done so for years. As New York State’s Attorney General and as Governor, Cuomo has taken dramatic steps also to ensure that the disabled are denied their U.S. and New York State Constitutional right to “equal protection of laws.” Cuomo was clearly being nothing more than a politician seeking national attention when he made this statement, “As a New Yorker I am a Muslim. As a New Yorker, I am Jewish. As a New Yorker, I am black, I am gay, I am disabled, I am a woman seeking to control her health and choices,” Cuomo said Sunday, “because as a New Yorker, we are one community – the New York community comprised of all of the above.”

The disabled are being treated unequally and as far lower class residents of New York State and citizens of the United States, which must be stopped. These individuals are being denied these equal rights;

• U.S. Constitution -14th Amendment right to equal protection of laws
• NYS Constitution- Section 11 of Article 1 of the Bill of Rights- equal protection of laws
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to emergency 911 call systems and first responder medical and police assistance and services when they are victims of physical and sexual assault crimes, significantly injured, in medical distress or died
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that most reported crimes against these vulnerable individuals are kept from being reported to local police and purposely kept from being criminally investigated.
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that most witnessed and reported criminal cases cannot be prosecuted due to purposeful lack of evidence collection and retention.
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that most of these reported and witnessed crimes are never reported to County elected District Attorney’s.
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that most reported and witnessed crimes will never be looked at through NYS penal law statutes as for other State residents, but instead four different internal categories are being used that all rise to the level of felony criminal offenses according to NYS penal law. Thousands of clear crimes kept from prosecutions to protect the perpetrators and criminals and deny equal protection of laws for the person with the disability. These actions allow the criminals to remain employed, off the abuse registry and able to re-victimize the same and other innocent extremely vulnerable victims.
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that their criminal cases are purposefully kept from, and almost always never, go through the normal criminal justice system and local courts.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is not a first responder entity. This State entity ensures the Obstruction of Justice.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is keeping most criminally negligent deaths or possible criminally negligent deaths from County Medical Examiners or Coroners, as well as from County elected District Attorney’s as required by law.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Special Prosecutor is not an elected official, but a State employee who is not independent from the agencies involved, this is a direct conflict of interest.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Special Prosecutor is operating unconstitutionally bypassing County elected prosecutors which have authority.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is withholding thousands of criminal cases that were substantiated from being reported to the Office of Medicaid Inspector General as required by law. These illegal practices ensure the protection of dangerous facilities and dangerous staff and administrators involved in the original crimes or the crimes of covering-up the rapes, physical assaults and deaths. These are also matters that constitute a clear criminal conspiracy and Medicaid fraud.

No longer can Governor Cuomo treat the disabled as sub-human beings denying them their basic rights to 911 emergency services, denying them equal protection of laws and denying them justice. Stand with us for “equal rights” and “civil rights” for people with disabilities in New York State and throughout our great country by signing our petition at www.jonathancareyfoundation.org. No longer can 911 be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all physical and sexual abuse, gross negligence of care, significant and suspicious injuries and when a person with a disability is in medical distress or has stopped breathing. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
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5188529377
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Cuomo’s Secretary of Health shuts door on the disabled



Jonathan Carey “Champion for the Disabled” Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

Gov. Cuomo claimed publicly “I am disabled”, yet his Deputy Secretary of Health, Paul Francis, shuts door on leading advocate for disabled rights

The disabled are being treated unequally and as far lower class residents of New York State and citizens of the United States, which must be stopped.”

— Michael Carey- Advocate for 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities

DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a CBS New York news story titled, “Cuomo: ‘As A New Yorker, I Am A Muslim’ that came out on January 29, 2017 http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/01/29/cuomo-travel-ban-hotline/
Governor Andrew Cuomo clearly was quoted saying, “I am disabled” yet as a disabled person in New York State living in state or private facilities and group homes he himself in most cases would be denied 911 services if he were a victim of a physical and sexual assault crime, if he was in medical distress or died. Governor Cuomo also would also in most cases be denied his Constitutional right to be protected by all of the same laws as everyone else benefits. Denying anyone equal protection of laws is considered discrimination in civil rights.

For many years Governor Cuomo and his lawyers in the Governors Counsel’s office have ignored the most basic rights for disabled New York State residents to 911 emergency call systems and emergency medical and police first responder services. It is hard to fathom anyone would direct such discriminatory and deadly civil rights violations against the most vulnerable, but Governor Cuomo has done so for years. As New York State’s Attorney General and as Governor, Cuomo has taken dramatic steps also to ensure that the disabled are denied their U.S. and New York State Constitutional right to “equal protection of laws.” Cuomo was clearly being nothing more than a politician seeking national attention when he made this statement, “As a New Yorker I am a Muslim. As a New Yorker, I am Jewish. As a New Yorker, I am black, I am gay, I am disabled, I am a woman seeking to control her health and choices,” Cuomo said Sunday, “because as a New Yorker, we are one community – the New York community comprised of all of the above.”

The disabled are being treated unequally and as far lower class residents of New York State and citizens of the United States, which must be stopped. These individuals are being denied these equal rights;

• U.S. Constitution -14th Amendment right to equal protection of laws
• NYS Constitution- Section 11 of Article 1 of the Bill of Rights- equal protection of laws
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to emergency 911 call systems and first responder medical and police assistance and services when they are victims of physical and sexual assault crimes, significantly injured, in medical distress or died
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that most reported crimes against these vulnerable individuals are kept from being reported to local police and purposely kept from being criminally investigated.
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that most witnessed and reported criminal cases cannot be prosecuted due to purposeful lack of evidence collection and retention.
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that most of these reported and witnessed crimes are never reported to County elected District Attorney’s.
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that most reported and witnessed crimes will never be looked at through NYS penal law statutes as for other State residents, but instead four different internal categories are being used that all rise to the level of felony criminal offenses according to NYS penal law. Thousands of clear crimes kept from prosecutions to protect the perpetrators and criminals and deny equal protection of laws for the person with the disability. These actions allow the criminals to remain employed, off the abuse registry and able to re-victimize the same and other innocent extremely vulnerable victims.
• Equal protection of laws and equal access to justice due to the fact that their criminal cases are purposefully kept from, and almost always never, go through the normal criminal justice system and local courts.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is not a first responder entity. This State entity ensures the Obstruction of Justice.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is keeping most criminally negligent deaths or possible criminally negligent deaths from County Medical Examiners or Coroners, as well as from County elected District Attorney’s as required by law.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Special Prosecutor is not an elected official, but a State employee who is not independent from the agencies involved, this is a direct conflict of interest.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Special Prosecutor is operating unconstitutionally bypassing County elected prosecutors which have authority.
• Equal protection of laws because the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is withholding thousands of criminal cases that were substantiated from being reported to the Office of Medicaid Inspector General as required by law. These illegal practices ensure the protection of dangerous facilities and dangerous staff and administrators involved in the original crimes or the crimes of covering-up the rapes, physical assaults and deaths. These are also matters that constitute a clear criminal conspiracy and Medicaid fraud.

No longer can Governor Cuomo treat the disabled as sub-human beings denying them their basic rights to 911 emergency services, denying them equal protection of laws and denying them justice. Stand with us for “equal rights” and “civil rights” for people with disabilities in New York State and throughout our great country by signing our petition at www.jonathancareyfoundation.org. No longer can 911 be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all physical and sexual abuse, gross negligence of care, significant and suspicious injuries and when a person with a disability is in medical distress or has stopped breathing. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
Mr.
5188529377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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New Jersey Online Casinos Could Be In Jeopardy, Says BestUSCasinos.org

BestUSCasinos.org Official Website

A BestUSCasinos.org report highlights what newly-appointed Attorney General might mean for states like New Jersey.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, January 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you have any familiarity with the online casino industry in the US, you know full well that nothing is ever as it seems. While just a year ago it seemed as though the legalized, regulated network of online casinos was going to extend to states other than New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware, things are a bit different now.

According to BestUSCasinos.org, New Jersey’s online casino network is in a state of jeopardy. The report highlights that the newly appointed United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a history of speaking negatively with regard to legal online casinos. It went on to say that Sessions has already alluded to the fact that he will revisit a more than 5 year old resolution that allows for online gambling to exist in individual states. The law the article referenced was changed back in 2011, but can just as easily be reverted; something that would almost immediately bring an end to any and all legalized online gambling.

To many people, the US real money casino industry (see Bestuscasinos.org/real-money/ ) was growing and had a promising future, but this report out of New Jersey has folks thinking that, perhaps, the opposite is true. Arguing that a change in the law would mean for a massive hit to state revenues, they are hoping that Sessions and his colleagues have better things to worry about. With all of this being said, the future is uncertain for states that were just beginning to gain momentum on the legalized online gambling front.

Finally, the report went on to talk about the impact Donald Trump could potentially have on New Jersey and other states. At this juncture, it is uncertain whether Trump will get behind the idea of regulated and legalized online casinos, or if he will be an opponent—showing favor only to brick and mortar establishments. This would not be something new, as brick and mortar casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has worked fervently to keep online gambling illegal in states like California. If Trump proves to be the same type of real money casino opponent, it may be a long 4+ years for gamblers and casino operators alike.

Jim Hall
BestUSCasinos.org
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IT Governance encourages organizations and consumers to raise awareness on privacy issues on Data Privacy Day

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

WYOMING, UNITED STATES, January 27, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — IT Governance, the leading provider of cybersecurity expertise and solutions, is encouraging organizations and consumers to join the National Cyber Security Alliance (NSCA) as Data Privacy Day Champions and help promote privacy awareness on Data Privacy Day.

The NCSA and its partners have come together to promote this year’s theme – “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust” – and educate consumers and organizations on the best practices to protect personally identifiable information and prevent data breaches.

Alan Calder, the founder and chief executive officer of IT Governance, said: “Data privacy should be a priority for all of us, both as organizations and as individuals. As an NSCA champion, we are dedicated to helping raise awareness on data privacy issues, and to providing guidance to both organizations and consumers on data privacy best practices.”

According to a survey conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance, 74% of consumers reported that it’s important or extremely important that websites provide clear statements on the scope of data collection and if the data will be shared with any third parties.

Moreover, 47% of the respondents reported that they abandon their online shopping basket if they feel their security could be compromised or if unnecessary personal information is required to complete the purchase.

As a Data Privacy Day Champion, IT Governance encourages organizations to join NSCA and help promote and raise data privacy awareness by using the #PrivacyAware hashtag.

NSCA’s website (staysafeonline.org) provides organisations and individuals with valuable tips, resources, and guidance on protecting themselves and their clients.

As ISO 27001 advocates, IT Governance urges organizations to improve their defenses by providing employees with staff awareness training, particularly as antivirus software and firewalls are not enough to protect data from malware and cyber attacks.

For more information about Data Privacy Day and how to become a Data Privacy Day Champion, please visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/champions/

– Ends –

NOTES TO EDITORS

IT Governance Ltd is the single-source provider of books, tools, training and consultancy for IT governance, risk management and compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernanceusa.com.

Mihaela Jucan
IT Governance Ltd
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Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Diagnosed Oil Refinery Worker in Utah to Call for Instant Access to The Nation's Top Lawyers for A Free Compensation Evaluation

Before you hire a lawyer or a firm to assist with a mesothelioma claim for a diagnosed person anywhere in Utah please call us at 800-714-0303”

— Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, January 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center is now urging a current or former oil refinery worker in Utah who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or their family members to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 for instant access to some of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys who actually have experience helping oil refinery workers with this rare cancer get properly compensated. http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Next to US Navy Veterans or skilled trades workers-oil refinery workers exposed to asbestos at a refinery in Utah or another state are one of the top work groups for mesothelioma in Utah each year. Oil refinery workers typically should get the best possible financial compensation for this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure but without the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys-the best possible compensation probably will not happen as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303." http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Vital Mesothelioma Compensation Tip from the Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center: "If you wanted someone to run an oil refinery or to maintain it you would not hire someone with no experience in the operation of something as complex as a refinery. Why then hire a local car accident lawyer with little to no experience handling complex mesothelioma compensation claims involving oil refineries or power plants? Before you hire a lawyer or a firm to assist with a mesothelioma claim for a diagnosed person anywhere in Utah please call us at 800-714-0303." http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Utah including communities such as Salt Lake City, Provo, West Jordan, Sandy Hills, Ogden, Saint George.

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Utah the Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital.

* The Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City: http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However-mesothelioma does happen in Utah.

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Utah include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. In most instances a diagnosed person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.” http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

Michael Thomas
Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
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Will Rep. Price support President Trump’s campaign pledge to enable personal importation of brand—name medicines?

Questions that should be asked of HHS Designee.

A medicine that is unaffordable is inherently unavailable, and a medicine that is unavailable and not able to be afforded is a medicine that is denied”

— Daniel Hines

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, January 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Publisher of RxforAmericanHealth, AmericanRxBillofRights and TodaysSeniorsNetwork, has sent an open letter to President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Rep. Tom Price of Georgia seeking clarification on whether the designee supports the President’s campaign pledge of a role for personal importation of brand-name prescription medicines from Tier One countries as a way to lower prescription drug costs.

Hines also sent the letter to the members of the U.S. Senate.(To read the letter, click here).

“We applaud President Trump’s continued expressions of support for personal importation as evidenced by his campaign pledge, and more recently, his sharp criticism of the predatory pricing practices of Pharma that deny access to literally millions of Americans to vital medicines because the high prices render the medicines unaffordable and unavailable,” says Publisher Daniel Hines.

But, Hines continues, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Rep. Price, he and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) engaged in an exchange based upon Rep. Price’s continued references to his goal being ‘accessibility’ to health care for all Americans.

“Senator Sanders correctly pointed out that accessibility is not the same as the ability to purchase or afford adequate medical care,” Hines notes.

The problem, Hines explains, is that “a medicine that is unaffordable is inherently unavailable, and a medicine that is unavailable and not able to be afforded is a medicine that is denied.”

“However, a recent article from Roll Call offers Rep. Price an opportunity to shed light on his definition of accessibility to health care, “Hines says, noting that he sought an exemption from the Food and Drug Administration seizure of medicines of a constituent.

The exemption was sought because the constituent said the price of the medicine in the U.S. was unaffordable and he turned to Canada to personally import the medicine at a much lower cost.

Roll Call noted that “…In February 2006, Rep. Price’s office appealed to the FDA on behalf of a constituent in need of a medicine for a surgery. While both drugs were available for sale in the United States, the patient was trying to import them from Canada, where they were presumably cheaper. The drugs were being held in customs, and the FDA explained to Price that it wasn’t legal to import the drugs manufactured outside of the country, even though there are some exceptions to this policy…”

Ironically, one of the exceptions under which personal importation is allowable is if the medicine is unavailable, Hines explains.

“This directly addresses the question of whether or not a medicine is unavailable if it is unaffordable, or is it ‘accessible’ if available in the U.S., but the patient can’t afford it.”

Hines notes: “When Rep. Price wrote the letter, the FDA and U.S. Customs were engaged in collusion for such seizures which were accompanied by a letter threatening the patient who personally imported their medicines that by signing the letter they were admitting they were guilty of violating the law, that they were pledging that they would not attempt to import medicines in the future, and, if they did, their signature on the Customs letter would constitute an admission of guilt.”

“I and other advocates working on behalf of the rights of Americans to have true access to safe, affordable prescription medicines worked with contacts in the Senate to have the seizures halted, and to also specifically deny funding to Customs for such seizures,” Hines says.

That is why we are asking Rep. Price to now explain if his definition of ‘access ’includes support of the rights of Americans to engage in personal importation as he sought—and failed in– on behalf of his constituent.

Another question arises from a recent letter from many Democrat members of the U.S. House of Representative to President Barrack Obama, in which they sought to “… encourage your administration to explore implementing drug importation rules that are already part of U.S. law. Under authority from the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, the Secretary of Health and Human Services can certify the importation of prescription drugs from other countries under specific qualifications. This regulatory action would pose no risk to public health and safety and could result in a significant reduction in the cost of prescription drugs to American families.”

This leads to specific questions that should be addressed by the President and Rep. Price:

1. Will Rep. Price, if confirmed as HHS Secretary, continue his previously stated support of personal importation as exampled by his letteron behalf of a constituent turning to personal importation;
2. Does Rep. Price believe that a prescription medicine is in and of itself unavailable because it is unaffordable, thereby meeting the FDA’s stated and printed decision that a medicine or device that is unavailable is thereby exempt from restrictions of personal importation?
3. Will Rep. Price, if confirmed, follow the directive and intent of Congress as stated in the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003?

“The designee’s response to these questions is of prime importance,” Hines concludes. “The fact is that personal importation of safe, affordable medicines from Tier One countries is the most immediate relief from the predatory drug pricing practices of Pharma.”

Daniel Hines
TodaysSeniorsNetwork
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Cuomo: Claims ‘As A New Yorker, I Am A Muslim’



Jonathan Carey “Champion for the Disabled” Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

Governor Cuomo makes claims that he is a Muslim and that he is disabled in his attempts to fight for Muslims rights, yet he ignores rights of the disabled

Governor Cuomo has not and is not fighting for equal rights of the disabled who are New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

— Michael Carey- Advocate for 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities

DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a CBS New York news story titled, “Cuomo: ‘As A New Yorker, I Am A Muslim’ that came out on January 29, 2017 http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/01/29/cuomo-travel-ban-hotline/
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that President Donald Trump’s travel ban was “the exact opposite of what I believe.” “Cuomo blasted the order as un-American and pledged to help detainees.” The major problem is that detainees are not New York State residents or U.S. citizens under his authority. Governor Cuomo then went on to say some other outrageous statements. “My lawyers in the Governor’s Counsel’s office will serve as counsel for any detainee who needs legal assistance,” he said.” Yet, at the same time his lawyers are directed to hide documents and violate FOIL laws to conceal crimes against the disabled in New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo also stated, “ I am Disabled” yet as a disabled person in New York State living in state or private facilities and group homes he would be denied 911 services for emergencies and physical and sexual abuse crimes and the Constitutional right as a citizen to be protected by all of the same laws as everyone else.

For many years Governor Cuomo and his lawyers in the Governors Counsel’s office have ignored the most basic rights for disabled New York State residents to 911 emergency call systems and emergency medical and police first responder services. It is hard to fathom anyone would direct such discriminatory and deadly civil rights violations against the most vulnerable, but Governor Cuomo has done so for years. As New York State’s Attorney General and as Governor, Cuomo has taken dramatic steps also to ensure that the disabled are denied their U.S. and New York State Constitutional right to “equal protection of laws.” Cuomo was clearly being nothing more than a politician when he made this statement, “As a New Yorker I am a Muslim. As a New Yorker, I am Jewish. As a New Yorker, I am black, I am gay, I am disabled, I am a woman seeking to control her health and choices,” Cuomo said Sunday, “because as a New Yorker, we are one community – the New York community comprised of all of the above.”

As the father of a disabled young boy named Jonathan that was killed while living in a New York State residential facility this discrimination and injustice must be exposed. As a full time advocate for people with disabilities and their families this outrageous claim by the Governor regarding being disabled is a political stunt. Governor Cuomo has not and is not fighting for equal rights of the disabled who are New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

Jonathan Carey had autism and he was developmentally disabled and was only 13 when he was denied 911 emergency services several times before he was ultimately killed by his caregiver. What happened to Jonathan speaks loud and clear today for equal rights for the disabled and to end such a gross injustice. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/nyregion/boys-death-highlights-crisis-in-homes-for-disabled.html and https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000000849083/a-failure-to-protect.html . As Jonathan’s father and the founder of the Jonathan Carey Foundation http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/ I cannot remain silent. The atrocities that Jonathan suffered and endured within the three short years he lived in New York State residential care facilities before he was killed demand massive reforms and equal access to 911 emergency services for the disabled.

Stand with us for “equal rights” and “civil rights” for people with disabilities in New York State and throughout our great country by signing our petition at www.jonathancareyfoundation.org. No longer can 911 be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all physical and sexual abuse, gross negligence of care, significant and suspicious injuries and when a person with a disability is in medical distress or has stopped breathing. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges an Electrical or Power Plant Worker with Mesothelioma in Georgia Or Their Family to Call for Honest Advice About Hiring a Lawyer

As we would like to discuss to get the very best possible mesothelioma financial compensation you will need one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys”

— Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, January 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center says., "We are urging an electrical worker or an electrician, plumber or maintenance worker who was exposed to asbestos at any type of power plant in Georgia to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 for some very honest advice about hiring a lawyer or law firm to assist with compensation.

"As we would like to discuss to get the very best possible mesothelioma financial compensation you will need one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys. Mesothelioma compensation claims involving power plants can easily involve compensation claims that exceed a million dollars. http://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Aside from nuclear power plants Georgia also has hydro-electric facilities and conventional power plants. There are literally tens of thousands of people in Georgia who could have been exposed to asbestos while working at or building a power plant in Georgia in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's or 1980's. It is for this reason the Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center places such a huge priority on identifying power plant workers who now have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

US Navy Veterans who now live in Georgia also could have had similar exposure to asbestos. For more information a person with mesothelioma in Georgia or their family members are urged to call the Center anytime at 800-714-0303. http://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center initiative available to a diagnosed victim who resides in any community in Georgia including Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Athens, Macon, Savannah or any community in the state. Their number one passion is making certain a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma in Georgia gets the very best possible compensation.

Aside from their passion about making certain a diagnosed victim gets the best possible mesothelioma compensation the Center is also very focused on treatment options for this rare cancer. For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Georgia the Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following two heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at one of these hospitals:

* Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Atlanta, Georgia: https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in Georgia each year-including US Navy Veterans.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

Michael Thomas
Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
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Florida man sues over IVC filter injuries

When doctors are unable to remove IVC filter, man files lawsuit against the manufacturer

He faces numerous health risks, including the risk of death. For the rest of [his] life, he will require ongoing medical monitoring.”

— Crespo v. Cook Inc., 2017

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 27, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Florida man diagnosed with chronic blood clots years after learning his retrievable IVC filter couldn't be removed is suing the maker of the device, Cook Medical.

Noel Crespo added his name to the growing list of lawsuits against Cook Medical and its retrievable Günther Tulip IVC filter this month. He filed his lawsuit against the medical device company in Florida federal court on Jan. 18.

IVC filters are small, cage-like devices implanted in the inferior vena cava – the large vein that carries blood from the lower half of the body back to the heart – to catch blood clots before they travel to the heart or lungs.

Patients who undergo surgery or are otherwise at risk for blood clots may have an IVC filter implanted to decrease their risk for pulmonary embolism (PE), which occurs when a blood clot breaks away and travels to the lungs.

Many IVC filters used today are retrievable, meaning they are implanted when patients are at risk for clots but are usually removed when the patient’s risk has subsided.

Crespo had his retrievable Günther Tulip IVC filter implanted in April 2010 at a hospital in Miami, according to court documents. The following August, he went back to get the filter removed because he had started therapy with the blood thinner Coumadin.

He soon learned that surgeons were unable to take the filter out because it had moved from its original location and perforated the wall of his vein.

Since then, Crespo has suffered multiple health problems due to blood clots – despite the filter that remained in his body – and was diagnosed with chronic venous embolism in 2014.

Any blood clot that is over one to two months old is considered “chronic.” Chronic clots grow harder and eventually scar the vein. This causes the vein to become smaller and allows less and less blood to flow through.

Retrievable IVC filters that are left in the body too long can cause recurrent PE and other health problems related to blood clots, according to the lawsuit.

Crespo’s attorneys said it is unlikely he will ever be able to have his IVC filter removed, considering it has been in his body for 7 years already. His lawyers also said he is at risk for future IVC filter fractures, migrations, perforations, and tilting, as well as recurrent PE.

“He faces numerous health risks, including the risk of death. For the rest of Plaintiff’s life, he will require ongoing medical monitoring,” wrote Crespo’s attorneys in the Jan. 18 complaint.

Crespo is suing Cook Medical for damages related to the company’s Günther Tulip IVC filter, which Crespo claims was defectively designed. The lawsuit alleges Cook Medical knew or should have known about the risks of the Günther Tulip filter, but failed to disclose those risks to the public.

Crespo’s lawsuit was recently transferred out of Florida and into the multidistrict litigation (MDL) now pending in Indiana federal court. The litigation is comprised of more than 1,300 lawsuits, all claiming Cook Medical’s IVC filters caused serious injuries to plaintiffs.

An MDL is currently pending in Arizona federal court, as well, with more than 1,300 lawsuits against C.R. Bard, another manufacturer of retrievable IVC filters.

IVC filter patients who experience side effects like filter migration, perforation, filter fracture, and other injuries may be able to file an IVC Filter Lawsuit of their own.

Schmidt National Law Group is currently seeking claimants and is in the process of filing claims related to IVC filters and their possible side effects. Contact us today at 1-800-214-1010 or visit our website to learn more.

The case is Crespo vs. Cook Inc. et al. (2:17-cv-00011) in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and In Re: Cook Medical Inc. IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2570) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

About Schmidt National Law Group

Schmidt National Law Group is a personal injury firm located in San Diego, Calif. Its team of experienced attorneys represents victims of all types of injuries, including those harmed by pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices.

Schmidt National Law Group’s team of attorneys, medical professionals, writers, and case managers fight every day for the rights of the injured. Martin Schmidt, a trial attorney with 30 years experience, has been recognized as a leading personal injury attorney and was chosen as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the American Association for Justice in 2015 and 2016.

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Schmidt National Law Group
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