Susan Davis
American politician
Susan Davis
Susan Carol Alpert Davis is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 2001. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes central and eastern portions of the city of San Diego, as well as eastern suburbs such as El Cajon, La Mesa, Spring Valley and Lemon Grove.
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Statement Regarding Introduction of Military Hunger Prevention Act by U.S. Rep. Susan Davis
Yahoo News - 3 months
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abby J. Leibman, President & CEO at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger today issued this statement in response to the introduction of the Military Hunger Prevention Act on November 14, 2016, by Congresswoman Susan Davis:"We are pleased with the introduction of the Military Hunger Prevention Act by Congresswoman Susan Davis this week. ...
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Let's Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, splashing and swimming in pools and at beaches, and gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques. But for more than 17 million children the end of school can be the end of certainty about where and when their next meal will come. While 21.7 million children received free or reduced-price lunches during the 2013-2014 school year, only 2.6 million children—12.2 percent—participated in the Summer Food Service Program. This huge participation gap suggests that nearly nine out of 10 of the children who benefit from free or reduced-price lunches during the school year may not be receiving the nourishment necessary for proper physical, cognitive, and social development during the long summer months. Hunger has no vacation. The good news is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service operates the Summer Food ...
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My Husband Is Not Straight
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Trevor and Liesl* What stays with Trevor is his wife's expression. "The look on her face is forever embedded in my mind, a look I never want to see again," he said. "A look of pure pain and fear, all in one." The two had been married 19 years when, while attending a semi-annual meeting of the Mormon Church with his wife, Liesl, the words just came tumbling out. He was gay. I remember not wanting to have the kids around when I spoke to her. We were watching a Mormon General Conference. During one of the talks I just blurted it out; I could no longer hold in my secret. Probably not my most shining moment. For Trevor, now 42 and living in Salt Lake City, it was the culmination of years of a growing awareness of his sexual orientation. While he had experienced boyhood crushes on other boys, he always had a girl on his arm and had never dated a man. "I was late into my adulthood, mid-30s before I came out," he said. "I tried everything to maintain, but ultimately was not hea ...
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Hot flashes, night sweats may linger well into a woman’s sixties
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - A significant proportion of women aged 60 to 65 were still having menopausal hot flashes and night sweats in a new Australian study, suggesting that bothersome symptoms last longer than is usually assumed and are mostly going untreated . The use of hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopause symptoms has dropped dramatically in all age groups, the study authors note, but current guidelines advise against it for any women over 60, leaving this group with few options. “Most of the recommendations regarding management of postmenopausal women apply to women less than 60 years old,” said Susan Davis, the study’s senior author. “So we specifically wanted to determine the prevalence of symptoms in women aged 60 to 65 years.” Davis is a professor of women’s health and director of the Women's Health Research Program at Monash University in Melbourne.
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The Flip Side of Negative Emotions
Inc. Magazine - about 3 years
Uncomfortable thoughts and feelings at work are actually good for you, at least if you handle them the right way. Consider the various negative thoughts and emotions you've ever experienced at work--perhaps fear of failure, guilt about success, feeling like an imposter, or the discomfort of receiving negative feedback. In addition to these common sentiments, Harvard psychologist and executive coach Susan David says people often struggle with feeling cheated, bullied, embarrassed, humiliated, frustrated, stressed, unprepared, overwhelmed, excluded, unwelcome, and unconfident. Whew! What's more, no one is immune, not even big shot C-level types who outwardly appear to have everything together. Like it or not, negative emotions are an inevitable part of life. But according to David they can be useful to your career and life. The key is handling them properly. Three Roots to Feeling Bad She says the negative feelings people experience generally emerge from three main roots: Anger Anx ...
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Potential Medicare Cuts Impact Patients With Kidney Disease
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are proposing cuts that will have a devastating impact on low income American families. If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), you better keep reading. Something to consider: Even if you or a loved one has not been diagnosed with CKD or ESRD, you may still be at risk if you have been diagnosed with obesity, diabetes or hypertension, the three major causes of kidney disease.   Every year, the federal government pays approximately $33 billion to care for people with CKD and a whopping $44 billion dollars for patients needing dialysis. That is $77 billion compared to $7.5 billion allocated for HIV/AIDS medical care and prevention. Kidney disease is the eighth leading cause of death in America and according to the CDC and NIH affects approximately 26 million Americans.   In the county of San Diego, over two-thirds of the patients receiving life-savin ...
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Meet The 37 House Republicans Who Could Lose Their Jobs For Shutting Down The Government
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The 16-day federal government shutdown that furloughed 800,000 workers and cost the U.S. economy $24 billion dollars has largely been pinned on House Republicans, making many of them vulnerable in the 2014 midterm elections. Numerous polls have shown that a majority of Americans assign a larger share of blame for the shutdown to congressional Republicans, who tried to tie government funding provisions to defunding the Affordable Care Act. Even prominent Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) have criticized their colleagues in the House for damaging the GOP's image. Fifty-four percent of Americans now oppose Republican control of the House, according to a CNN-ORC poll released on Monday. And a series of polls commissioned by progressive advocacy group Moveon.org and conducted by Public Policy Polling released in batches over the last several days indicate Democrats may have enough momentum to take back the House. Democrats on ...
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Congress members, labor leaders to discuss furloughs, budget cuts
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Reps. S. Davis and S. Peters will hold a press conference Thursday, August 22, 2013at the San Diego Federal BuildingSAN DIEGO, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Reps. Susan Davis and Scott Peters will join with local labor leaders at a press conference this Thursday to discuss the future of sequestration and federal budget cuts.The press conference, which is being coordinated by the American Federation of Government Employees, is intended to raise public awareness of how sequestration and budget cuts continue to jeopardize the federal government's ability to perform its mission. ...
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Who did President Obama meet with prior to his speech at Camp Pendleton? click to find out
Fox News - over 3 years
Subject: Travel pool report #5   Aug. 7, 2013 Camp Pendleton   From the White House:   Prior to his remarks, the President is meeting with wounded warriors and Gold Star families. The President also met with Representatives Darrell Issa, Susan Davis and Dana Rohrabacher.   Crowd count at speech is 2965, according to:   Ken Seymour Camp Pendleton Fire and Emergency Services Fire Prevention Bureau The post Who did President Obama meet with prior to his speech at Camp Pendleton? click to find out appeared first on Gretawire.
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Shoppers warned of 'dynamic pricing'
Channel 10 News - San Diego, CA - over 3 years
Shoppers could be paying more for what they buy online based on where they live or what computer they use. San Diego Congresswoman, Susan Davis tells Team 10 that's not fair.
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San Diego Democratic Party Calls On Mayor To Resign
Huffington Post - over 3 years
SAN DIEGO -- The news release intended to project an air of normalcy: "Forward with City Business!" exclaimed the announcement Mayor Bob Filner put out last week with some upbeat photos showing the mayor reviewing plans for a new library, smiling at a gay pride parade and celebrating at an office birthday party. But "normal" San Diego is not these days – not with talk of unwanted advances, groping and headlocks, and comparisons of Filner to Anthony Weiner, the ex-congressman who is resisting calls to quit New York's mayoral race after revelations about new salacious online exchanges. For the last two weeks, Filner, 70, has been mired in his own scandal over far more serious allegations from seven women that he sexually harassed them. The lurid claims have become the talk of the town – plunging California's second-largest city into political turmoil amid demands for its first Democratic leader in decades to resign. "I can't go anywhere without it coming up – the ...
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Ann Stock: A Network of Young Innovators: These Are the TechGirls
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On the 8th floor of Yahoo!'s Washington, D.C. office, the conversation is buzzing with 27 teenage girls asking questions. They were not asking about Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, or talking about how they use Tumblr. Instead, "What is the total percentage of women who work at Yahoo!?" asked Imene, a 17-year-old from Algeria, or "What innovations is Yahoo! investing in to differentiate themselves from the competition?" asked Lina, a 16-year-old from Libya. It's not very often that you hear 15- to 17-year-olds asking these questions, or wanting to be nanotechnologists, mechanical engineers, or energy conservationists. But these are not your average 15- to 17-year-olds: these are the TechGirls. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supported the creation of the TechGirls program in 2011, "to encourage innovation and promote the spread of new technologies to give women and girls the support that they need to become leaders in this field." TechGirls came on the heels of t ...
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Mike Spradley: Breaking Down Immigration Rules for Same-Sex Binational Couples
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For the last three months I have thought about what I would write when the United States Supreme Court ruled on gay marriage. In a meeting with my editor, Joel Martins, at The Rage Monthly Magazine, we knew that with two cases before the court, there could be four possible outcomes. I also knew that one issue bothered me more than any other: the right of immigration for same-sex couples. I had struggled with this issue for years. When I served in the U.S. Navy, many of the service members I worked with were gay or lesbian. I was frustrated that my government could say to these men and women in the armed services that they had fewer rights than someone who became a citizen the day before. When these service members were willing to lay down their lives in the service on their country, it just seemed so wrong. I was also thankful that I was an American who also carried a British passport. I often thought I could leave the United States and seek a new life in the United King ...
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Ian Thompson: The Good, Bad, and Ugly for Religious Liberty and LGBT Rights in Defense Bill
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A sure sign of early summer in Washington, besides the sticky, humid air, is the House and Senate Armed Services Committees kicking off the annual process to pass the defense authorization bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill always touches on a range of important ACLU issues, primarily those at the intersection of national security and civil liberties, and, this year, sexual assault in the military. But, we, as the ACLU lobbyists who focus on freedom of religion and belief and LGBT rights, weren't left out of this annual summertime rite. Here are a few of the things we saw -- good, bad, and ugly. The Good The Senate Armed Services Committee-adopted bill includes a provision authored by Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) that would repeal the military's prohibition on some expressions of private, consensual intimacy (defined in Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice as "unnatural carnal copulation") by both opposite-sex and same-sex ...
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House passes far-reaching bill to limit abortions (Susan Davis/Associated Press)
Memeorandum - over 3 years
Susan Davis / Associated Press: House passes far-reaching bill to limit abortions  —  WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House of Representatives approved a far-reaching bill to ban a woman's ability to seek an abortion after 20 weeks on a mostly party-line 228-196 vote Tuesday  —  It stands no chance of becoming law under the Obama administration.
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Margaret Ryznar: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Next month, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a case examining the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which Congress passed in 1978 to give tribes significant input into the removal of children from them. Under the terms of the ICWA, efforts must be made to support and rehabilitate a family before its child is placed into foster care or adopted. Furthermore, according to ICWA, existing parental rights will not be terminated unless the court finds beyond a reasonable doubt that "continued custody" of the child by the biological parent is likely to cause significant harm to the child. The goal of the Act was to limit interference with Indian families, which at the time was relatively significant. This case arose from a battle over a Cherokee child between the biological father and the adoptive parents. In late 2008, a young mother of two ("Birth Mother") living in Oklahoma became engaged to Dusten Brown, a registered mem ...
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Ziba Cranmer: Violence Against Women: What's Sport Got to Do With It?
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Say "violence against women" in the same sentence as the word "sport" and most people will conjure up thoughts of the Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher, South Africa's Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius or even O.J. Simpson -- each of whom have been accused of murdering a woman in instances of gender-based violence. It almost seems axiomatic these days that domestic-based violence and sport are intertwined in a toxic way, and unfortunately, it surprises no one. What might surprise, however, is the fact that there is a growing movement that believes sport can be a powerful and positive way to combat gender-based violence. This counter-intuitive view was the focus of several presentations at the United Nations 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) -- an annual ten-day enclave currently ongoing that gathers to evaluate progress and formulate policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide. Amid a rising tide of high-profile cases of gend ...
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Boehner sees short-term budget fix (Susan Davis/USA Today)
Memeorandum - over 4 years
Susan Davis / USA Today: Boehner sees short-term budget fix  —  8:00PM EST November 8.  2012 - WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says he will resist any effort to make major tax or spending changes in the lame duck session of Congress beginning next week, seeking instead a short-term deal to delay the year-end “fiscal cliff.”
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Women & Co: 5 Ways to Support Non-Profit Organizations
Huffington Post - over 4 years
For Women & Co. by Susan Davis, BRAC USA If you're anything like me, you probably struggle to make enough "me time." With most hours of the day devoted to job, family, and commuting, most of us struggle to find energy to devote to ourselves, let alone philanthropic causes. And yet you might hear a voice in the back of your head urging you to give back. With thousands of good causes, where to begin? Here are five ways to get started with the business of giving. 1. Think about yourself for a change. Yes, this is a wildly counter-intuitive way to start, but hear me out. Good philanthropy isn't measured by the size of donations, but by how wisely they're given. Making smart decisions means staying engaged and educated, and you won't likely do that with any old cause that seems "good enough." Besides, token giving won't scratch your philanthropy itch. Start with what concerns you personally. Make a link with your own life, even if it seems trivial compared to t ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Davis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 67
    In 2012, Davis filed a lawsuit to recover over $150,000 in campaign funds from her former campaign treasurer, Kinde Durkee.
    More Details Hide Details Durkee was later sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud after pleading guilty to stealing seven million dollars from more than fifty people. Davis and her husband Steve have two children and three grandchildren.
  • 2011
    Age 66
    In 2011, Davis voted for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 as part of a controversial provision that allows the government and the military to indefinitely detain American citizens and others without trial.
    More Details Hide Details Davis is a member of the New Democrat Coalition and portrays herself as working across party lines. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. She also serves on the Education and Workforce Committee and the Committee on House Administration.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 55
    Her district was renumbered the 53rd District after the 2000 Census redistricting.
    More Details Hide Details She has been reelected six times without much difficulty. She is the first Democrat to represent what is now the 53rd district for more than one term in over half a century. The only other Democrat to represent this district since the Harry Truman administration, Lynn Schenk, was toppled by Bilbray in the 1994 Republican wave. Davis has introduced a federal version of the California OB/Gyn law she authored at the start of every Congress since she was elected. Provisions of her OB/Gyn bill were included in the health care reform bill enacted into law.
    In 2000, Davis challenged three-term Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray in what was then the 49th District, winning with 50 percent of the vote.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 49
    In 1994, she was elected to the California State Assembly, and was reelected in 1996 and 1998.
    More Details Hide Details In the Assembly, Davis chaired the Committee on Consumer Protection, Government Efficiency and Economic Development. She authored a state law giving women direct access to their OB/Gyn doctors without requiring a referral from their primary care physicians.
  • 1992
    Age 47
    She served there until 1992, spending eight years of the time as president or vice president of the body.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 38
    Davis was elected to the San Diego School Board in 1983.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on April 13, 1944.
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