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McConnell, Paul and Whitfield Press Energy Secretary Moniz on Paducah DOE Site

SOURCE:  Office of Senator Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, and Congressman Ed Whitfield today met with Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz to discuss the immediate and long-term future of the Paducah DOE site. The delegation, on behalf of the community, stressed the importance of DOE’s commitment to cleanup and re-industrialization in Paducah in addition to securing a long-term strategy and future for the site.

“The Paducah DOE site is extremely important to the people of Paducah, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and to each of us,” stated McConnell, Paul and Whitfield.  “It is crucial that DOE develop a long-term strategy for the site to ensure that ongoing deactivation work and future decontamination and decommissioning work is done properly and executed in a timely manner. The DOE must maximize the resources it has been provided to promote job growth and preservation in Paducah, and we remain dedicated to ensuring that DOE commits to a long-term plan.”

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House Passes Massie’s Bipartisan Hemp Amendment

SOURCE:  Office of Representative Thomas Massie

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed an industrial hemp amendment sponsored by Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY), Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY), Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR).  The amendment was part of the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) appropriations bill, which funds many government agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce.
The amendment, which would prohibit the use of federal funds to impede industrial hemp research, passed 289-132.
“This amendment simply requires the DEA to comply with federal law,” said Congressman Massie. “The DEA continues to waste valuable time and taxpayer dollars by holding up non-psychoactive hemp seeds destined for legitimate hemp pilot programs.”
“Kentucky was once the nation’s leading producer of industrial hemp, and Henry Clay was a large producer himself,” said Congressman Barr. “While the uses of hemp have grown significantly since Kentucky’s peak production in the mid-nineteenth century, the U.S. must now import much of the crop.  The University of Kentucky has been conducting serious research into the usefulness

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Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY), Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY), Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR). Photo Courtesy: Offic Rep. Thomas Massie

and viability of this crop for our farmers, and I am pleased that Congress has voted to support research conducted by legitimate hemp pilot programs.”

Massie’s hemp amendment to the 2014 farm bill legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes and allowed for the establishment of industrial hemp pilot programs in states across the country. In Kentucky alone, nearly 1,800 acres of hemp are projected to be grown this summer in these pilot programs. However, despite the clear language of the farm bill amendment, which specifically states that state agriculture agencies and universities will be growing the industrial hemp for research, the DEA has continuously ignored the plain text of the federal statute.
The House also adopted a broader hemp amendment on Wednesday, introduced by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and co-sponsored by Congressman Thomas Massie. The Bonamici-Massie-Blumenaur-Polis hemp amendment passed 282-146 and would allow for commercial-scale hemp production without the restriction that it be associated with an official research program.
Congresswoman Bonamici stated, “Despite the many uses of hemp, the federal government considers it a Schedule I drug. When law enforcement goes after industrial hemp, it does not further public safety; instead it deprives farm economies of a potentially multi-billion dollar crop that is used to make everything from rope to soap.”
Kentucky was a leading producer of the world’s industrial hemp supply during America’s early years as a nation. It is used in hundreds of products including paper, lotions, clothing, canvas, rope, and food. Critics of industrial hemp mistakenly equate it to marijuana.  The plants are cousins in the cannabis family but industrial hemp does not contain a psychoactive amount of the intoxicant (THC) found in marijuana, making it ineffective as a drug.  Hemp is grown in over 30 western nations including Canada, England and France.
The House passed the underlying CJS appropriations bill, 242-183.  The measure will require passage in the Senate before advancing to the President.

 

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS MAY SALES – UP 8% OVER 2014

 SOURCE:  VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA

  • May sales total 34,758 units
  • The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 6,308 units, a 252 percent increase, the best May since 2000
  • The Golf GTI delivered 1,826 units, a 65 percent increase
  • Golf delivered 1,972 units for the month, a 188 percent increase
  • e-Golf delivered 410 units, the best month ever for the vehicle
  • Jetta sedan delivered 12,650 units, a 5 percent increase
  • Tiguan delivered 3,079 units, a 16 percent increase
  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 22.7 percent of sales in May – the highest TDI Mix since August 2014

Volkswagen logoHerndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 34,758 units delivered in May 2015.
The all-new Golf family of vehicles continued to find success in the market.  In May,
Golf family sales totaled 6,308 units, marking the best May for the Golf family since 2000. The all-electric e-Golf delivered 410 units for the month, the best month ever for the vehicle.

“We are encouraged by the performance of the Golf family, delivering the best May in 15 years. We are happy to see the full-lineup delivering success, whether it’s the all-electric e-Golf, the TDI Clean Diesel models, the new SportWagen and the performance driven Golf R,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America.

The Chattanooga-built Passat totaled 8,180 units delivered for the month. Volkswagen recently introduced the value laden Limited Edition model, which has a starting MSRP of $23,995.

Expansion of the Chattanooga plant is underway; a recent study estimates the expansion and addition of the upcoming midsize SUV could result in an impact of 9,800 jobs and $370 million to the Tennessee economy.

The Jetta, which was refreshed for the 2015 model year and has a suite of available driver assistance features, continued to show its strength as a core model, with 12,650 units delivered, a 5 percent increase over the previous May.

The Touareg, refreshed for 2015, delivered 700 units: 348 of these were TDI® Clean Diesel models, amounting to 50 percent of its sales. The Tiguan delivered 3,079 units, marking a 16.2 percent increase over the previous May.

Flag Officer Assignments

SOURCE:  Department of Defense

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced the following assignments:

Capt. Ronald C. Copley, selected for promotion to rear-admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy director for specialized collection operations, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland. Copley is currently serving as commander, Joint Intelligence Operations Center, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Capt. Thomas E. Ishee, selected for promotion to rear-admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command, Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Ishee is currently serving as special assistant to director, Undersea Warfare Division, N97, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.

PHOTO(s) OF THE DAY

SOURCE:  Department of Defense /Defense News Lead Photo

150604-N-IK388-119 SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2015) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jesse Ibarra, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), greets his wife during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego. The Carl Vinson Strike Group returns from a nearly 10-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy M. Atkins Ricks/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2015) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jesse Ibarra, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), greets his wife during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego. The Carl Vinson Strike Group returns from a nearly 10-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy M. Atkins Ricks/Released)

150602-N-XQ474-188 COLÓN, Panama (June 2, 2015) - Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Worley, a native of Jackson, Miss., assigned to the Army's 10th Mountain Division Fort Polk, La., examines a puppy at a veterinary site during Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)

150602-N-XQ474-188 COLÓN, Panama (June 2, 2015) – Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Worley, a native of Jackson, Miss., assigned to the Army’s 10th Mountain Division Fort Polk, La., examines a puppy at a veterinary site during Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)

A U.S. Air Force security forces Airman secures the outside of a hardened facility after neutralizing the opposing force during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials -- or BLAC ICE is designed to teach security forces members from multiple countries advanced tactics and shooting skills for use in the event of a base security breach. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

A U.S. Air Force security forces Airman secures the outside of a hardened facility after neutralizing the opposing force during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials — or BLAC ICE is designed to teach security forces members from multiple countries advanced tactics and shooting skills for use in the event of a base security breach. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

What Gawker’s vote to unionize means for the media industry

SOURCE:  PBS NEWSHOUR YOUTUBE

Published on Jun 6, 2015

For the first time ever, workers at a major online media outlet, Gawker Media, voted earlier this week in a landslide to unionize. Gabriel Arana, senior media editor at The Huffington Post, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.

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