President Obama to Award the Medal of Honor

Washington, DC - On Monday, July 18, 2016, President Barack Obama will award Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Charles Kettles, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.

World Refugee Day

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Today, we honor refugees’ resilience and courage. We also recognize the tremendous contributions made by local and international non-governmental organizations on the front lines of delivering life-saving assistance. This year’s commemoration comes at a time when brutal conflicts are forcing record numbers of innocent people to flee, and challenging the world to find better ways to protect them.

La Croix-Rouge répond au sénateur Grassley : Elle défend la transparence et les dépenses des contributions des donateurs à Haïti

La Croix-Rouge américaine est en parfait désaccord avec les conclusions du rapport publié aujourd'hui par le sénateur américain Chuck Grassley. L’organisation prend en compte chaque centime dépensé en Haïti et a affiché sur son site web une ventilation des coûts de ses interventions pour démontrer l’utilisation faite de l’argent des donateurs. La mise en ligne de ce tableau donnant des informations détaillées sur les réalisations de la Croix-Rouge américaine en Haïti constitue un autre niveau de transparence affiché dans le secteur des organisations à but non lucratif.

Public Health Benefits of Paid Sick Leave

Chicago, Illinois - The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policies today recognizing the public health benefits of paid sick leave and other discretionary time off. Citing a growing body of evidence that lack of access to paid sick leave results in the spread of infectious diseases, as well as delayed screenings, diagnoses, and treatment, the new AMA policies support paid sick leave, as well as unpaid sick leave for employees to care for themselves or a family member.

USDA Invests $5.8 Million to Support Small Businesses in 11 States

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $5.8 million in grants and loans to support rural economic development projects and create jobs in 11 states through its Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) and Intermediary Relending Program (IRP).