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The House/Senate Budget agreement was approved by the Senate following the House vote the previous week

The House/Senate Budget agreement was approved by the Senate following the House vote the previous week.  Within...

The House/Senate Budget agreement was approved by the Senate following the House vote the previous week.  Within those provisions (which  the President has signed), there is language regarding a three month extension for both the Doc Fix and  the moratoria on the Medicare Therapy Caps taking effect.  If you have any questions about any of the Washington Update information, please contact Shelley Rood.

Biden Proposes U.S. Aid For Holocaust Survivors

Biden Proposes U.S. Aid For Holocaust Survivors: Matching Grants Could Provide Up to $30 Million in Relief for Aging ...

Biden Proposes U.S. Aid For Holocaust Survivors: Matching Grants Could Provide Up to $30 Million in Relief for Aging Victims
Biden Proposes U.S. Aid for Holocaust Survivors, December 18, 2013, The New York Jewish Week, by Stewart Ain.
Vice President Joe Biden announced outlines of the new initiative last week. The administration has been meeting since last spring with several Jewish organizations - including the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the JDC, the Jewish Federations of North America, and the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies - to understand the magnitude of the problem.
 
Lee Sherman, President and CEO of the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies in Baltimore, said "most of this money will flow through our member agencies that are currently supporting survivors. They know the needs."  Read the full article here.

Biden Proposes U.S. Aid For Holocaust Survivors: Matching Grants Could Provide Up to $30 Million in Relief for Aging Victim
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Cotler to Lead Bend the Arc Through New Phase of Growth; Alan van Capelle to Depart in February

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice proudly announces that Stosh Cotler will take over as the new CEO of t...

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice proudly announces that Stosh Cotler will take over as the new CEO of the organization next year.  Stepping into the role from her current position as Executive Vice President of Bend the Arc, Cotler will bring twenty years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer, and organizer within social and economic justice movements to the position. Bend the Arc's board of directors voted unanimously to approve the transition earlier this month, and in February 2014 Cotler will replace departing CEO Alan van Capelle, who is leaving to become CEO of The Educational Alliance.  Continue reading here.

Cotler to Lead Bend the Arc Through New Phase of Growth; Alan van Capelle to Depart in February, December 16, 2014, Bendthearc.us,by Jonathan Lipman