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The Obama Administration: May 1-16, 2010

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United States Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the May 1, 2010 Times Square attempted bombing at a press conference. Transcript

Day467/May5th/Wednesday: The President met with United States Senator Jon Kyl in the Oval Office of the White House. Source

The President met with United States Senator Orin Hatch in the Oval Office. Source

The President delivered remarks in the State Dining Room of the White House and signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, which was designed to improve health care services for veterans and expand caregiver benefits and training. Transcript Video The Act:

(1) Provides veterans' caregivers with training, counseling, supportive services, and a living stipend; provides health care to the family caregivers of injured veterans under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) and requires independent oversight of the caregiver program

(2) Requires the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report to the U.S. Congress on its comprehensive assessment of the barriers in providing health care to the 1.8 million women veterans' currently receiving VA health care and it requires VA to train its mental health providers in the treatment of military sexual trauma. It also mandates that VA implement pilot programs to provide child care to women veterans receiving medical care and provide readjustment services to women veterans

(3) Expands VA's authority to provide incentives so that VA can recruit and retain high-quality health care providers; provides travel reimbursements for veterans receiving treatment at VA facilities and grants for veterans service organizations transporting veterans residing in highly rural areas

(4) Authorizes the Secretary to utilize non-VA facilities for the care and treatment of veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) when the Secretary: (a) is unable to provide such treatment or services at the frequency or for the duration necessary; or (b) determines that it is optimal to the veteran's recovery and rehabilitation

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(5) Establishes and increases eligibility for Iraq and Afghanistan service members, including National Guard and Reserve members, to receive readjustment counseling, and requires VA to conduct a study on veteran suicides

(6) Emphasizes VA's commitment to provide medical care for certain Vietnam-era veterans exposed to herbicide and Gulf-War era veterans who have insufficient medical evidence to establish a service-connected disability

(7) Eliminates copayments for veterans who are catastrophically disabled. Source

The President sent a message to the United States Congress concerning a nuclear agreement with Australia that had been negotiated in accordance with sections 123 b. and 123 d. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2153(b), (d) and other applicable law. "In my judgment, it meets all applicable statutory requirements and will advance the nonproliferation and other foreign policy interests of the United States," according to the President. Source

The President expressed his sadness of the news of Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua's passing. Source

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The President delivered remarks at an evening Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden of the White House. Transcript Video

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack participated in the Clean Energy Economy Forum on bio-energy and energy opportunities for rural economic development that was streamed live on Source

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ordered airlines to speed up checks of names added to the no-fly list, a requirement that might have prevented Faisal Shahzad, the accused May 1, 2010 Times Square bomber, from boarding a flight to Dubai on the night of May 3, 2010. Source

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