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Hillary Rodham Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State

Description

Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the United States Senate by the people of New York on November 7, 2000, after years of public service on behalf of children and families. She was the first First Lady of the United States elected to public office and the first woman elected independently statewide in New York State. A strong advocate for New York, Senator Clinton worked with communities throughout the state to strengthen the economy and expand opportunity. The Senator supports a return to fiscal responsibility because she knows that wise national economic policies are essential to protect America’s future. In the Senate, she continued her work for children and families by leading efforts to ensure the safety of prescription drugs for children, with legislation now included in the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act; working to strengthen the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which increased coverage for children in low income working families; and helping schools address environmental hazards. Secretary Clinton, along with a bipartisan coalition of senators, crafted the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act, which received unanimous Senate approval in September 2006.  The CAMRA Act established a research program on children and media with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which will work in coordination with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It directs CDC to contract with the National Academy of Science to examine the role and the effects, both positive and negative, that electronic media have in the lives of children, and to set research priorities. The CDC will then issue grants over a period of six years to researchers to examine the impact of media on children and adolescents’ ability to learn and their social, emotional, physical, and behavioral development.

Topic(s): Cognitive Development & Learning, Interactive Media, Legislation/Public Policy, Violence & Aggression

User Type(s): Academic, Advocate, Journalist, Policymaker

Address

U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington , District Of Columbia 20520

Contact Information

Phone(s): Main Switchboard: 202-647-4000
URL(s): http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/115321.htm

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