Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Foxx on the U.S.- Mexico Air Transport Agreement:
FTC Requests Public Comment on Pfizer Inc.’s Application to Modify Final Order Settling Competition Concerns Related to Pfizer’s 2009 Acquisition of Wyeth
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Pfizer Inc. to modify the FTC’s January 2010 final order, which settled the FTC’s competition concerns arising from Pfizer’s 2009 acquisition of Wyeth. The final order remedied the likely anticompetitive effects of the acquisition in numerous markets for animal health products by requiring Pfizer to sell approximately half of Wyeth’s U.S.-based animal health business to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (“BIVI”). It also included additional requirements governing Pfizer’s future conduct.
Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) voted in favor of the $1.15 trillion government spending bill voted on and approved by the House of Representatives today. Over 100 programs supported by Rep. Vargas were included in the bill. Rep. Vargas issued the following statement after voting on the Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act:
Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced important proposed steps to protect public health by preventing the use of sunlamp products (also commonly known as indoor tanning beds) by minors and reducing the risk of using these devices for adults. The FDA is committed to protecting public health by informing consumers of the risks of indoor tanning.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On International Migrants Day, commemorated on December 18, we pay tribute to all those who venture abroad in search of safety, dignity, and a better life.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Convenes Interfaith, Community and Law Enforcement Leaders to Condemn Terrorism and Address the Danger of Islamophobic Rhetoric After Recent Terrorist Attacks
Los Angeles, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris last night convened interfaith and community leaders and law enforcement officials in southern California, after the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris, to condemn terrorism and discuss the danger of the recent rise in Islamophobic rhetoric and several high-profile hate crime incidents over the past week. Attorney General Harris discussed the critical role of American Muslim communities in our fight against radicalization and terrorism at home and abroad, and the danger posed when alienating this community.