Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced new guidelines that will eliminate barriers to services that can help keep American women healthy by ensuring affordable, quality healthcare for all women. Everyone wants their family to be healthy. A key component of this is ensuring that mothers, daughters, and sisters have access to the preventive services they need.
Also this week, the President reached a bipartisan deal with Congress which sets the stage for balanced deficit reduction. This week President Obama thanked the American people for reaching out to their elected officials during the debate, and stressed that this compromise guarantees more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction, and will ensure that as a nation we live within our means, while still making key investments in things that lead to new jobs, like education and research.
There have been a number of good posts on whitehouse.gov that lay out the details and facts of this plan, answer questions you may have and dispel any myths about the plan...
- Putting Americans Back to Work: President Obama Speaks on the Debt Compromise
- Infographic on the Bipartisan Compromise
- Myths and Facts about the Debt-Ceiling Compromise
- All About the So-Called “Super Committee”
- Responding To Representative Ryan
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