Friends, there is a special event tonight at Shawnee Mission East High School commemorating the visit to the school by John F. Kennedy prior to his election in 1960. What makes it even more special is that Lani Sader, my daughter, will be in the string quartet also performing at the event. It should be a special evening! More on the event here from the KC Star – http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/05/4600190/when-jfk-came-to-kansas.html
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed legislation designed to keep the government from defaulting on its debts. The measure also sets a course for reducing the federal deficit in the future. The Senate, where support is stronger, is expected to take up the bill on Tuesday, the deadline for Congress to act before the government loses its ability to pay all its bills. The 269-161 vote in the House came after Republican leaders spent the day urging recalcitrant conservatives to support the bill. The bill would raise the debt ceiling by more than $2 trillion and cut federal spending by a similar amount over the next decade. A special congressional committee would be set up to consider entitlement and tax changes.
Tuesday’s MS Action Day in Topeka, KS went really well! Neil Sader had the chance to emcee the luncheon, which was attended by about 35 activists representing The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and 25 senators and legislators to discuss issues facing those living with MS. The main speaker was Kansas Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer. There were also very powerful stories told by two individuals: Karen Cope, who was recently diagnosed with MS, the other was a man who married a woman with MS. “It is amazing the strength people have to cope with the uncertainty and rigors of this disease,” commented Neil. Following the luncheon, Neil was joined with a group and visited with a number of legislators on an individual basis in the Capital building. All efforts are being made to encourage the legislators to provide funding to allow needy MS patients to stay at home for as long…
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