The second lady held court at a breast cancer fundraiser Friday that drew some of Delaware's most powerful men to the BBC Tavern and Grill in Greenville.
Jill Biden and her husband, Vice President Joe Biden, were at the newly opened restaurant to raise money for the Biden Breast Health Initiative. The nonprofit, founded by Jill Biden in 1993, aims to educate teenage girls about the value of early detection of breast cancer.
About 250 people packed the restaurant, including U.S. Senators Ted Kaufman and Tom Carper.
Attorney General Beau Biden and Congressman Mike Castle, who are expected to compete in the 2010 Senate race for Kaufman's seat, also were on hand. Castle has already announced his intent to run for Senate.
As the pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer awareness -- and since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- many of the attendants wore pink ribbons on their suits and dresses. Jill Biden wore a black cocktail dress with a pink pashmina shawl. The vice president wore a dark suit and a red tie.
The event was expected to raise up to $6,000, money that would go to the initiative's Julianne E. Hammond Scholarship Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to young adults who are pursuing careers in health or education. Last year, more than 2,600 high school girls learned about breast cancer self-examinations through the initiative.
(Adapted from Delaware Online)
TUESDAY 27TH: Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Arlen Specter and Energy Secretary Steven Chu gather for a hearing on the 'Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.'
TUESDAY 27TH: Senator John Kerry provides the opening statement at the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
WEDNESDAY 28TH: Senator J Rockefeller and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson discuss legislation to curb the behaviour of drivers distracted by cell phone usage at the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
THURSDAY 29TH: Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrates the healthcare reform bill following a press conference on the steps of the Capitol.
THURSDAY 29TH: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer holds Speaker Pelosi's hand following her announcement.
"...thanks to Representatives Anna Eshoo and Joe Barton, there will be no generic versions of these drugs. At least not for 12 years..."
"And because of an 'evergreening' clause that grants drug companies a continued monopoly if they make slight changes to the drug (like creating a once-a-day dose where the original product was three times per day), they will never become generics."There is no 'evergreening' clause in my legislation. There is in fact an 'anti-evergreening' clause which explicitly provides no new exclusivity period would be granted for "a change (not including a modification to the structure of the biological product) that results in a new indication, route of administration, dosing schedule, dosage form, delivery system, delivery device, or strength." My amendment prohibits by its plain language exactly what Ms. Hamsher alleges it would encourage.
"If an AIDS vaccine is found, it too will be a biologic."She's absolutely correct -- if we develop an AIDS vaccine, a cure for cancer or diabetes, or an effective treatment for Alzheimer's, ALS, Parkinson's or countless other of our most horrific diseases, it will come through biotechnology. Each of these research pathways is difficult and costly, and will require billions of dollars in investment. If we undercut the incentives for this research, who exactly will invest in these life-saving biologics? Will we see companies shifting their resources to developing the next great erectile disfunction drug or cure for baldness?
Associate Director of Press Advance Katie Hogan, right, listens as President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama hugs Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who recently returned from Afghanistan, prior to their meeting in the Oval Office, Oct. 21, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)The Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial are seen at dusk behind the the South Lawn Fountain of the White House, Oct. 22, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)Visitors on the 2009 Fall Garden Tour pass by the Oval Office as President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Oct. 17, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have lunch in the Oval Office Dining Room of the White House, Oct. 22, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Staff and interns gather on the South Lawn of the White House to watch President Barack Obama's Marine One departure en route to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Oct. 21, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)
Children from Bancroft Elementary School and Kimball Elementary School joined the First Lady yesterday as they revealed the fall harvest goods from the White House Garden.
Members of Congress played basketball in their traditional game against members of the Capitol Police last night. Congress won: 32-26.
Mrs O and Dr B attended Game 1 of the World Series last night walking Yankees legend and Hall of Fame Yogi Berra onto the field at Yankee Stadium. They were also accompanied by Iraq veteran Tony Odierno, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Earlier in the day, the pair attended James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx.