By Kate Oczypok - 06/30/09 05:13 PM EDT
Family Planning Association gets new president and CEO: The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association announced Clare Coleman as its new president and CEO. Coleman has been president and CEO of Planned Parenthood for the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York for three years. She previously spent over a dozen years in D.C. working with Democratic and Republican leaders, including Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and former Rep. George Hockbrueckner (D-N.Y.). Coleman also lobbied for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America from 1996 to 1999.
Military legislative assistant welcomes new daughter: LCDR Axel Spens, military legislative assistant for Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), and wife Susan welcomed daughter Amanda Christine Spens into the family on June 12 at 7:01 p.m. Amanda weighs in at 10 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was born one week early at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Older brother Adam, 2, likes to try to help his parents change Amanda’s diaper. He also says his baby sister cries a lot.
Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) — July 2, 1939 — age 70
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) — July 3, 1940 — age 69
Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) — July 4, 1968 — age 41
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) — July 5, 1947 — age 62
Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) — July 5, 1952 — age 57
Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) — July 5, 1966 — age 43
Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) — July 5, 1937 — age 72
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) — July 5, 1951 — age 58