Exceprt: The award —at $100.6 million, one of the largest broadband grants under the ARRA — has been a source of controversy. The grant to EAGLE-Net Alliance, originally made to the Colorado Centennial Board of Cooperative Educational Services and subsequently transferred to EAGLE-Net, has been criticized for overbuilding existing infrastructure rather than delivering service to unserved communities.
Letter to HHS Regarding Communities Putting Prevention to Work and Community Transformation Grant ProgramsMay 9, 2013 | Letter
Excerpt: We continue to have questions about how CPPW funds have been spent by HHS. The Committee supports initiatives designed to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic diseases. However, the emphasis placed in CPPW grants on state and local public policy outcomes raises questions about whether they would be better and more legitimately spent on priorities that actually improve public health.
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American Farm Bureau Federation Animal Health Institute Pork Producers
Excerpt: FDA stated that the information USPlabs submitted was ‘insufficient to defend the use of DMAA as an ingredient in dietary supplements’ and advised consumers not to buy or use any products containing the stimulant. FDA subsequently asserted that it could ban an unsafe ingredient in a dietary supplement, though the agency is required to ‘undertake a series of lengthy scientific and legal steps’ in doing so.