Joseph Stamm met with Congressional leaders in DC, joined by board member Dr Lieberman and Maurice Bortz
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Med Review CEO Joseph Stamm co-chaired a delegation of 25 business leaders who met with congressional leaders and their staff to thank them for their support for Israel’s missile defense system and to urge them to approve the $600 million appropriation for military assistance to Israel which already has very strong bipartisan support. In past years Congress has appropriated funds even more than the President suggested.
The US-Israel missile defense system includes the Iron Dome. The Arrow Weapons System and David’s Sling. In view of continued instability in the Middle East and threats to Israel from Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas, there is bipartisan approval in Congress and among the US public for these programs. In addition, delegation members urged continued support for a Memorandum of Understanding between The United States and Israel that significantly increases the amount of aid and enhances Israel’s military capabilities. Establishing a new MOU requires successful completion of negotiations between the White House and Israel.
The delegation included community leaders representing finance, real estate, community centers, religious spokesmen, and executives in health care and related industries. Mr Stamm was accompanied by Med Review Board Member Dr Marvin Lieberman and Maurice Bortz, director of the National Physicians Review Division of Med Review.
The delegation spent the day in the Capitol and met with;
Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO): A member of the Senate committees on Finance; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
Senator John Boozman (R-AR): On the Committee on Appropriations currently serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government.
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD): currently serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is a senior member of the Environment & Public Works Committee and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. He also serves on the Senate Finance Committee.
Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS): Chairman of the full Senate Appropriations Committee as well as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. The Appropriations Committee writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): Senator Gillibrand has stood with Israel to protect its citizens against terrorist threats, strengthen sanctions against Iran to prevent them from developing nuclear weapons, and support Israel’s continued efforts to bring peace and security to its people. Together with Senator Mark Kirk she led a bipartisan group of 30 senators in calling for full funding of U.S.-Israel cooperative missile defense programs in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): Senator Graham serves as the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. This Committee oversees international programs within the Department of Defense He also serves as the Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel and on the Judiciary and Budget Committees.
Senator James Lankford (R-OK): Senator James Lankford serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee. He also serves on the Committee Homeland Security and Government Affairs, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA): Congressman Ed Royce is the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Financial Services Committee. Combining his work on both Committees, Royce is a recognized leader in Congress on anti-terrorism finance issues. He is a founding member and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Anti-Terror Finance Task Force, which seeks to strengthen efforts to fight against the funding of terrorism.
Senator David Vitter (R-LA): Senator Vitter is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Judiciary; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and Environment and Public Works Committees.
A few members of the delegation also met informally with Sharon Soderstrom, Chief of Staff to the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch Mc Connell (R-KY).
Joseph Stamm had the opportunity to briefly introduce MedReview to several Senators and gave a truncated version of its accomplishments over the last 40 years. A number of the senators, including The Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand suggested a follow up meeting, and a staff member has been tasked with following up to schedule the meeting.
Scheduling and other logistics for the days meetings were ably handled by Ezra Friedlander President of the Friedlander Group.
Medreview joins in congratulating Former First Lady Hillary Clinton as the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election and becoming the first woman to head the ticket for a major American political party.
Mr Stamm has had a number of opportunities to meet with Mrs. Clinton to discuss national and international issues, and wishes Hillary Clinton good luck in all her endeavors.
Mr. Joseph Stamm and Maurice Bortz welcomed Ohio governor and GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich to Borough Park Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Joseph Stamm and Maurice Bortz a key staff member MedReview and Director of National Physicians Review welcomed Ohio governor and GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich to Borough Park Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Stamm and Mr. Bortz were on hand with Ezra Friedlander of The Friedlander Group to welcome the gov, and escorted him to Eichlers Judaica store (5004 13th Avenue).They then escorted the Gov to the matzah factory where Mr. Stamm explained the process of hand making matzah. They joined the Gov as he toured Shema Kolainu (4302 New Utrecht Avenue), a school that serves children with autism and their families.
The founder of Shema Kolainu Dr. Joshua Weinstein said that “Hopefully this visit commenced a conversation, regarding the role of government on a national scale, to address the epidemic rise of autism being diagnosed.”
Mr. Stamm said that it afforded him the opportunity to spend some quality time with the Gov, and found the gov to be very optimistic about his future in National politics, and was relaxed and displayed a keen sense of humor…..
The Rohr Center for JGrads has been serving graduate students in the lower Manhattan area for the past 6 years. Mr. Stamm was invited to attend the dinner and had the opportunity to spend some quality time with Senator Lieberman. Perhaps best known as the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 2000, Senator Lieberman has established himself as a national leader—one who works across party lines to find common ground, a person who speaks his conscience and who gets things done for the good of all people in America.
The dinner was held at the Orensanz Center for Contemporary Art New York,
Mr. Joseph Stamm and Maurice Bortz were invited and attended the State of the Borough Address given by Melinda Katz President of the Borough of Queens.
Melinda Katz has always been a good friend of the organization and it was a pleasure to listen to her address, the theme was “only in Queens” .
She laid out the strategy for continuing the incredible growth and revitalization of the borough.
It was Melinda Katz at her best, honest, sincere, friendly, caring and funny.
One of the highlights was a surprise special appearance; the Borough President introduced the New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson, former player Edgardo Alfonzo and manager Terry Collins. She praised them for their 2015 National League Championship victory and compared their “true grit, determination and heart” to the “Queens identity”
Melinda Katz recently attended the NYCHSRO/MedReview holiday party and before addressing the “family,” the Borough President met the members of the Board of Directors.
NYCHSRO/MEdReview celebrated their annual holiday party at the prestigious India House in the Garden View Room, December 15th 2015.
The party was very well attended, Masterpiece Caterers catered the event and the following guests addressed the group. Please see the video.
Melinda Katz – Queens Borough President
Bill Thompson – 42nd Comptroller of New York City
Steven Cymbrowitz – Assemblyman 45th District – Brooklyn
Letitia James – NYC Public Avocate
Dr. Norman B. Medow – NYCHSRO/MedReview Inc. Chairman of the Board
Martin J. Golden – State Senator 22nd District – Brooklyn
Scott M. Stringer – Comptroller of New York City
Vincent J. Gentile – City Councilman 43rd District – Brooklyn
Dov Hikind – Assemblyman 48th District – Brooklyn
Felix Ortiz – Assemblyman 51st District – Brooklyn; Assistant Speaker of the Assembly
Michael Simanowitz – Assemblyman 27th District – Queens
Walter T. Mosely – Assemblyman 57th District – Brooklyn
Key Staff members Joseph Stamm CEO/President, Helen Mutchler EVP/CFO and Lydia Murphy Director Client Development Client relations attended the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan’s (IFEBP) 61st Annual Employee Benefits Conference November 8 – November 11 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to being a leading objective and independent global source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information. The Foundation delivers education, information and research, and networking opportunities to thousands of benefits and compensation professionals who have come to rely on it for objective, accurate and timely information.
Mr Joseph Stamm said that he was very pleased to have attended the conference and felt that the “convention provided the perfect opportunity to meet with our current and future clients”
MedReview displayed their booth and hundreds of decision makers from different cities and states stopped in to meet the team.
I was privileged to attend the Congressional Tribute to the U.S, Israel Security Alliance on Thursday, November 5, 2015 together with NYCHSRO-Med Review CEO, Joseph Stamm and Maurice Bortz, Director of National Physicians Review Division, NYCHSRO-MedReview. This day of recognition was arranged to honor close to 20 members of the House of Representatives for their support in supplying assistance to Israel in the form of the Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow Missile Defense Systems. NYCHSRO-MedReview CEO Joseph Stamm was one of the co chairs of the event and played a prominent role in introducing many of the honorees He also made concluding remarks to close the meeting. The event was coordinated by the Friedlander Group.
The meeting took place in the the Cannon Caucus room in the Cannon Office Building, adjacent to the US Capitol Building. The Caucus Room is a most distinguished historic space and is located one flight above the magnificent Rotunda of the Cannon Office Building . The Caucus Room is enormous -74 by 54 feet- and has witnessed countless luncheons and a range of important historic hearings. See attached photo.
The Congressional Tribute was a bi-partisan celebration at which key members of the House including representatives of the Republican House Leadership, key chairs and members of the House Appropriations, Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees were honored in person. Subcommittee chairs of these Committees also appeared and spoke. An equal number of honorees from the Democratic side, including members of the Minority Democratic leadership such as the House Minority Whip and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee and the Ranking Minority members of these committees also attended and spoke. In all, close to 20 Congressional leaders were in attendance. Their participation provided ample evidence, in these perilous times, of the diversity of support for a continued and even more robust alliance of the US and Israel.
I was moved by the setting and by the eloquence of the speeches. It was an honor to be there and so pleased that NYCHSRO-Med Review CEO played such a prominent part. It was very gratifying that our organization received such excellent attention and notice before so many Congressional leaders, other influential guests, community activists and health industry executives in the audience.
Marvin Lieberman, JD, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors, NYCHSRO-MedReview