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List of 23 Executive Orders Signed by President
1. "Issue a presidential memorandum to require
federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background
2. "Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly
relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may
prevent states from making information available to the background check
3. "Improve incentives for states to share
information with the background check system."
4. "Direct the attorney general to review categories
of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are
not slipping through the cracks."
5. "Propose rulemaking
to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an
individual before returning a seized gun."
6. "Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed
gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private
7. "Launch a national safe and responsible gun
8. "Review safety standards for gun locks and gun
safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission)."
9. "Issue a presidential Memorandum to require
federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal
10. "Release a DOJ report analyzing information on
lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement."
11. "Nominate an ATF director."
12. "Provide law enforcement, first responders, and
school officials with proper training for active shooter situations."
13. "Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun
violence and prosecute gun crime."
14. "Issue a presidential memorandum directing the
Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun
15. "Direct the attorney general to issue a report
on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and
challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies."
16. "Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not
prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes."
17. "Release a letter to health care providers
clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of
violence to law enforcement authorities."
18. "Provide incentives for schools to hire school
19. "Develop model emergency response plans for
schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education."
20. "Release a letter to state health officials
clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must
21. "Finalize regulations clarifying essential
health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges."
22. "Commit to finalizing mental health parity
23. "Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries
Sebelius and Duncan on mental health."
Posted: Wednesday, January 16 2013, 06:06 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. highways reopened after Moore tornado
May 21, 2013 04:22 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma highway officials say Interstate 35 in Moore has reopened in both directions.
But the Transportation Department said late Monday that travel in the Moore area was still discouraged.
The agency said first responders, utility crews and others performing official duties are working in the area and need clear lanes of travel.
The department says no other highways are closed due to the storms.
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