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  • Staff Reporter 1
    Treasury Announces First State Small Business Credit Initiative Awards to Support Underserved Entrepreneurs and Small Business Growth in Key Industries
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces First State Small Business Credit Initiative Awards to Support Underserved Entrepreneurs and Small Business Growth in Key Industries | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 19, 2022 Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the first group of plans approved under the new round of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The American Rescue Plan reauthorized and expanded SSBCI, which was originally established in 2010 and was highly successful in increasing access to capital for traditionally underserved small businesses and entrepreneurs. The new SSBCI builds on this successful model by providing nearly $10 billion to states, the District of Columbia, territories, and Tribal governments to increase access to capital and promote entrepreneurship, especially in traditionally underserved communities...
    05-23-2022, 06:21 PM
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    Federal Communications Commission Announces Third Public Hearing on Broadband Consumer Labels
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    Federal Communications Commission Announces Third Public Hearing on Broadband Consumer Labels | site |



    Information published in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) release dated: May 19, 2022

    The FCC today announced the third of a series of virtual public hearings as part of its broadband consumer labels rulemaking proceeding. The hearing will take place May 25, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed free to the public at fcc.gov/live .

    To view the Public Notice may be viewed at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-556A1.pdf or press HERE




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    05-23-2022, 05:47 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve Board finalizes Rule that governs Funds Transfers over the Federal Reserve Banks' FedNow Service
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    Federal Reserve Board finalizes Rule that governs Funds Transfers over the Federal Reserve Banks' FedNow Service | site |



    Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: May 19, 2022 The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday finalized a rule that governs funds transfers over the Federal Reserve Banks' FedNow℠ Service. The final rule is substantially similar to the proposal from last year, with a few clarifications in response to comments. The FedNow Service is a new 24x7x365 interbank settlement service with clearing functionality to support instant payments in the United States and is expected to be available in 2023. The final rule provides a comprehensive set of rules governing funds transfers over the FedNow Service and provides legal certainty and clarity on the rights and obligations of parties to a transfer over the FedNow Service. ...
    05-23-2022, 05:15 PM
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    Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Brussels Economic Forum
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    Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Brussels Economic Forum | site |





    05-23-2022, 12:41 PM
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    Education Department Urges Colleges to Use American Rescue Plan Funds to Provide Mental Health Supports to Students
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    Building on President Biden's Unity Agenda, Education Department Urges Colleges to Use American Rescue Plan Funds to Provide Mental Health Supports to Students | site |





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    05-23-2022, 12:41 PM
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    FDA Urges Drug Manufacturers to Develop Risk Management Plans to Promote a Stronger, Resilient Drug Supply Chain
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Urges Drug Manufacturers to Develop Risk Management Plans to Promote a Stronger, Resilient Drug Supply Chain | site |




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    05-23-2022, 12:41 PM
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    HUD announces 10.3 Billion Dollars in Grants for Housing and Community Development Activities across U.S.
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $10.3 Billion in Grants for Housing and Community Development Activities across U.S. | site |


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    05-23-2022, 12:41 PM
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    Federal Trade Commission to Crack Down on Companies that Illegally Surveil Children Learning Online
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    Federal Trade Commission to Crack Down on Companies that Illegally Surveil Children Learning Online | site |







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    05-21-2022, 12:30 PM
  • OverSeer
    IRS provides Guidance for Residents of Puerto Rico to claim the Child Tax Credit
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    IRS provides Guidance for Residents of Puerto Rico to claim the Child Tax Credit | site |







    05-20-2022, 12:10 PM
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    IRS Provee Guía para que Residentes de Puerto Rico reclamen Crédito Tributario por Niños
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    IRS Provee Guía para que Residentes de Puerto Rico reclamen Crédito Tributario por Niños | Enlazar |

    05-20-2022, 12:10 PM
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    IRS - - - A Closer Look: Expanding Access in Puerto Rico
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    IRS - - - A Closer Look: Expanding Access in Puerto Rico | site |









    Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) press release dated: May 11, 2022





    05-20-2022, 12:10 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Roundup - - - May 17, 2022
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Roundup: May 17, 2022 | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release dated: May 17, 2022

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    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an at-a-glance summary of news from around the agency:
    • Today, the FDA published the FDA Voices: “FDA Seeks to Engage Stakeholders on Key Considerations for a Drug Quality Management Maturity Program,” Michael Kopcha, PhD, RPh, Director of the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Patrizia Cavazzoni, MD, Director of CDER. The FDA will hold a two-day workshop on May 24 and 25 for stakeholders to learn more about a quality management program and to engage with the agency. The workshop is hosted by the CDER’s Small Business and Industry Assistance and will include speakers and panelists from outside the FDA to discuss quality management maturity.
    • On May 15, the FDA issued
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    05-19-2022, 07:56 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Prevailing Wage Compliance Seminars Online for Federal Contractors, Contracting Agencies, Unions, Workers
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    U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Prevailing Wage Compliance Seminars Online for Federal Contractors, Contracting Agencies, Unions, Workers | site |




    Online sessions throughout 2022 will increase participation


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 17, 2022

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Labor will offer online compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other stakeholders to provide information on the requirements governing payment of prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.

    Offered by the department’s Wage and Hour Division, the seminars are part of the division’s ongoing effort to increase awareness and improve compliance with federal prevailing wage requirements.

    The seminars will include on-demand video training on many Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and McNamara-O’Hara
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    05-19-2022, 07:26 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Releases Skills-Based Hiring Guidance
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    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Releases Skills-Based Hiring Guidance | site |



    Guidance encourages federal agencies to value applicants based on what they can do—regardless of where they learned it


    Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: May 19, 2022

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released guidance regarding the implementation of EO 13932; Modernizing and Reforming the Assessment and Hiring of Federal Job Candidates. OPM’s guidance represents a major step towards the federal government’s adoption of skills-based hiring practices and is an important innovation in federal hiring, which has historically relied on education and candidate self-assessments as a proxy for a candidate’s ability to perform in a job. This new approach helps hiring managers recognize and value skills regardless of where they were acquir
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    05-19-2022, 07:08 AM
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    Transcript of Press Conference from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen in Bonn, Germany
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    Transcript of Press Conference from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen in Bonn, Germany | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 18, 2022



    Transcript of Press Conference from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen in Bonn, Germany



    May 18, 2022 Thank you for being here. This has been a very productive week already, and I am looking forward to the G7 Ministerial here in Bonn this week. First, I’d like to thank Minister Lindner for his leadership. I have spent the week in Warsaw and Brussels before arriving here in Bonn. The backdrop against this trip is, of course, Russia’s illegal and unprovoked war against Ukraine. My thoughts continue to be with the people of Ukraine as they fight back against Putin’s brutal invasion into their homeland. I was honored to join and hear from refugees that have been welcomed to Poland who we...
    05-19-2022, 06:52 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Sexual Harassment Investigation of San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
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    U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Sexual Harassment Investigation of San Juan Bautista School of Medicine | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 17, 2022 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resolved two complaints against San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, a private medical school in Puerto Rico. The resolution agreement will ensure the school’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) as it applies to requirements to respond promptly and equitably to complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault. The agreement also will ensure that the school uses trained staff to conduct timely and complete investigations of complaints alleging discrimination based on sex as well as race and national origin to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of...
    05-19-2022, 06:12 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Elizabeth De Leon Bhargava Sworn In as HUD Assistant Secretary for Administration
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    Elizabeth De Leon Bhargava Sworn In as HUD Assistant Secretary for Administration | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 13, 2022

    Washington - - On Thursday, Elizabeth de León Bhargava was sworn in as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Administration.

    HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Assistant Secretary Bhargava during a ceremony at HUD’s headquarters. Assistant Secretary Bhargava was confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 2022.

    “I’m pleased to swear in Elizabeth de León Bhargava as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Administration,” said Secretary Fudge. “Elizabeth is an

    exceptional public servant with a distinguished track record of growing diverse, inclusive, and talented workforces in the...
    05-19-2022, 05:49 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Agencies announce Public Meeting on Proposed Acquisition by The Toronto-Dominion Bank of First Horizon Corporation
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    Agencies announce Public Meeting on Proposed Acquisition by The Toronto-Dominion Bank of First Horizon Corporation; Public Comment Period Extended | site |



    Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: May 17, 2022

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


    The Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced a joint public meeting on the proposal by The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to acquire First Horizon Corporation, Memphis, Tennessee.

    The purpose of the public meeting is to collect information from a wide range of stakeholders as the agencies evaluate the proposed applications. By law, the agencies are required to evaluate:
    • the convenience and needs of the communities to be served by the combined organization;
    • the insured
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    05-19-2022, 02:45 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Rear Admiral (Ret.) Ann Phillips as 20th Administrator of the Maritime Administration
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Rear Admiral (Ret.) Ann Phillips as 20th Administrator of the Maritime Administration | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: May 16, 2022 Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that Rear Admiral (Rear Adm.) Ann Phillips, USN, Ret., has been sworn in as the 20th Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD). Nominated by President Biden on October 21, 2021, Rear Adm. Phillips was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 10, 2022. She is the first woman to lead MARAD as administrator. “From her distinguished naval service to her leadership on coastal infrastructure, Rear Admiral Ann Phillips has championed America’s maritime sector throughout her career,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Her experience and expertise will be invaluable as we address supply chain bottlenecks, implement the maritime ...
    05-17-2022, 07:36 AM
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    USDA to Provide Approximately $6 Billion to Commodity and Specialty Crop Producers Impacted by 2020 and 2021 Natural Disasters
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture to Provide Approximately $6 Billion to Commodity and Specialty Crop Producers Impacted by 2020 and 2021 Natural Disasters | site |



    First Wave of Payments Based on Crop Insurance Data


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 16, 2022

    Washington, May 16, 2022 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling approximately $6 billion through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Relief Program (ERP) to offset crop yield and value losses. “For over two years, farmers and ranchers across the country have been hard hit by an ongoing pandemic coupled with more frequent and catastrophic natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “As the agricul
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    05-17-2022, 07:02 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FDA Encourages Importation of Safe Infant Formula and Other Flexibilities to Further Increase Availability
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Encourages Importation of Safe Infant Formula and Other Flexibilities to Further Increase Availability | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release dated: May 16, 2022 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a guidance that outlines increased flexibilities regarding importation of certain infant formula products to further increase the availability of infant formula across the country while protecting the health of infants. The agency is encouraging infant formula manufacturers worldwide to take advantage of these flexibilities. “The FDA is leaving no stone unturned to further increase the availability of infant formula. We are doing everything in our power as part of the all-of-government efforts to ensure there’s adequate product available wherever and whenever parents and caregivers need it,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. ...
    05-17-2022, 06:28 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FDA Provides New Updates on Activities to Mitigate Infant Formula Supply Challenges, Abbott Nutrition Agrees to Take Corrective Actions at Facility to Produce Safe Infant Formula
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Provides New Updates on Activities to Mitigate Infant Formula Supply Challenges, Abbott Nutrition Agrees to Take Corrective Actions at Facility to Produce Safe Infant Formula
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    Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release dated: May 16, 2022

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing important updates on its ongoing work to increase the supply and availability of infant formula in the U.S. On Feb. 17, the agency warned consumers not to use certain powdered infant formula products from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan infant formula production facility, and Abbott voluntarily ceased production at this facility as well as initiated a voluntary recall of certain products. Today, a proposed consent decree of permanent injunction between the FDA and Abbott Nutrition, as well as three Abbott principals, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Wes
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    05-17-2022, 05:57 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    EPA Announces Additional 1.9 Billion Dollars in State Revolving Loan Funds for Water Infrastructure Upgrades
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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces Additional $1.9 Billion in State Revolving Loan Funds for Water Infrastructure Upgrades | site |


    $1.9 Billion in annual appropriations adds to $7.7 billion in SRF funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2022


    Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press release dated: May 13, 2022 Washington - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $1.9 billion in grant funding to the State Revolving Funds (SRF) to accelerate progress on water infrastructure projects. Combined with historic investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help states, Tribes, and territories upgrade water infrastructure to provide safe drinking water, protect vital water resources, and create thousands of new jobs in communities across the country. “Our nation’s water infrastructure is in significant need ...
    05-17-2022, 05:33 AM
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    FRA Announces New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program to Guide Nationwide Expansion and Enhancement of Intercity Passenger Rail Service
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    Federal Railroad Administration Announces New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program to Guide Nationwide Expansion and Enhancement of Intercity Passenger Rail Service
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    Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: May 13, 2022 The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today established the new Corridor Identification and Development (ID) Program, which is the first step in an unprecedented undertaking to transform America’s passenger rail network through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Corridor ID Program will establish a pipeline of projects ready for funding – allowing them to be implemented faster and with greater coordination than ever before. The program will serve as a key vehicle for directing federal investments and technical assistance toward new or improved intercity passenger rail services across the nation. "Americans...
    05-17-2022, 05:17 AM
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    Accessing Non-Traditional Technology Vendors Just Got Easier Thanks to New Partnership Between DIU and GSA
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    Accessing Non-Traditional Technology Vendors Just Got Easier Thanks to New Partnership Between DIU and GSA | site |



    MOU Creates Path for Innovative Technology Solutions through GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule


    Information contained in U.S General Services Administration press release dated: May 16, 2022

    Washington, D.C. and Mountain View, CA – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) that will make it easier for federal agencies to access innovative technology solutions. The MOU establishes a framework for GSA to transition successfully-prototyped DIU technology solutions to GSA contract vehicles.

    A Department of Defense (DoD) organization, DIU accelerates the adoption of emerging commercial technology into the U.S. military by lowering the barriers to entry and streamlining acquisitions via their Commercial
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    05-17-2022, 04:54 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Grand Jury Indicts Didion Milling Inc., Six Managers on Nine Counts related to Five Deaths, Numerous Serious Injuries in 2017 Cambria Corn Mill Explosio
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    Grand Jury Indicts Didion Milling Inc., Six Managers on Nine Counts related to Five Deaths, Numerous Serious Injuries in 2017 Cambria Corn Mill Explosion | site |



    Company, managers attempted to obstruct, mislead OSHA investigation


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 16, 2022

    Cambria, WI - - A federal grand jury has indicted the operator and six management officials of a Cambria corn mill – where a May 31, 2017, explosion killed five workers and injured 15 others – on nine criminal counts, including two counts related to willful violations of federal workplace safety standards for grain handling. Handed down by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in Madison on May 11, 2022, the indictment of Didion Milling Inc. and its current and former managers includes counts of document falsification in contemplation of a U.S. Department of Labor, Occupationa
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    05-17-2022, 04:35 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Remarks by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra at the Global COVID-19 Summit
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    Remarks by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra at the Global COVID-19 Summit | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) press release dated: May 12, 2022

    Xavier Becerra
    May 12, 2022
    Second Global COVID-19 Summit
    Virtual Event


    On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra delivered remarks at the second Global COVID-19 Summit, co-hosted by the United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal. During the Summit, Secretary Becerra discussed our continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic—getting shots in arms, enhancing access to tests and treatments, protecting the health workforce, and financing and building health security for future pandemics and other health crises.



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    05-17-2022, 03:47 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    SEC Obtains Emergency Relief to Halt allegedly Pre-IPO Stock Fraud Scheme by allegedly Unregistered Broker-Dealer
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Obtains Emergency Relief to Halt allegedly Pre-IPO Stock Fraud Scheme by allegedly Unregistered Broker-Dealer | site |



    Allegedly, defendants, including persons barred from the brokerage industry, allegedly sold shares they didn’t own, and pocketed more than $75 million


    Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) press released dated: May 16, 2022 Washington D.C., May 16, 2022 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it obtained asset freezes and other emergency relief against StraightPath Venture Partners LLC, StraightPath Management LLC, Brian K. Martinsen, Michael A. Castillero, Francine A. Lanaia, and Eric D. Lachow (collectively, the defendants) to halt ongoing securities violations, including allegedly selling pre-initial public offering (IPO) shares they did not own, pocketing undisclosed fees, and commingling investor fu...
    05-17-2022, 03:24 AM
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    New York Governor Hochul Addresses Shooting in Buffalo
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    New York Governor Hochul Addresses Shooting in Buffalo | site |



    Albany, NY, May 14, 2022





    Information contained in Office of the Governor of New York press release dated: May 14, 2022


    Governor Hochul: "This is my community. I know this community well, I've walked these streets. I know the individuals who live here. It's a wonderful tight knit neighborhood. And to see that sense of security shattered by an individual, a white supremacist who has engaged in an act of terrorism and will be prosecuted as such…it strikes us in our very hearts to know that there is such evil that lurks out there…” Hoch...
    05-17-2022, 03:02 AM
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    Statement by U.S. Vice President Harris on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York
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    Statement by U.S. Vice President Harris on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York| site |



    Information contained in U.S. White House statement release dated: May 15, 2022

    Statement by U.S. Vice President Harris on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York

    Today our hearts are broken and we grieve for the victims of the horrific act of gun violence in Buffalo and for their families and friends. The Second Gentleman and I are praying for all those who knew and lost love ones.

    Law enforcement is proceeding with its investigation, but what is clear is that we are seeing an epidemic of hate across our country that has been evidenced by acts of violence and intolerance. We must call it out and condemn it. Racially-motivated hate crimes or acts of violent extremism are harms against all of us, and we must do everything we can to ensure that our communities are safe from such acts.
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    05-17-2022, 02:27 AM
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    Statement by U.S. President Biden on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York
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    Statement by U.S. President Biden on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York | site |



    Information contained in U.S. White House statement release dated: May 14, 2022

    Statement by U.S. President Biden on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York​​​​​​​

    Tonight, we grieve for the families of ten people whose lives were senselessly taken and everyone who is suffering the physical and emotional wounds of this horrific shooting. We are grateful for the bravery of members of law enforcement and other first responders who took immediate action to try to protect and save lives. The First Lady and I are praying for the victims and their families, and hearts all across this country are with the people of Buffalo. We still need to learn more about the motivation for today’s shooting as law enforcement does its work, but we don’t need anything else to state a clear moral truth: A racially motivated hate crime is abhorrent to the very fabric...
    05-17-2022, 02:19 AM
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    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY
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    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 15, 2022 Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York: “Our nation mourns the loss of life caused by the horrific shooting in Buffalo, New York. Our hearts break for the families and friends of the victims, and we stand with them and the entire Black community that was targeted by this hateful act of violence. The Department of Homeland Security continues to work closely with our partners across the country to combat violent extremism, including racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism, which continues to pose one of the most significant terrorism-related threats to the homeland. We are devoting every available resource to combat all forms of terrorism ...
    05-17-2022, 02:10 AM
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    HUD Announces Over 1.4 Million Dollars in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth During National Foster Care Month
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces Over $1.4 Million in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth During National Foster Care Month | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 12, 2022 Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced over $1.4 million in housing assistance through the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative for youth transitioning out of foster care who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. May marks National Foster Care Month, a time to renew the commitment to ensuring all young people who are or have been in foster care have the support and resources they need to thrive. “The Foster Youth to Independence initiative fills a longstanding gap in support for young people who are transitioning out of foster care,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “I am proud of the award-winning Foster Youth to Indepen...
    05-17-2022, 01:50 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Continues Urgent Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Continues Urgent Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage | site |



    Urges states to adopt flexibilities to support families amid recall


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release dated: May 13, 2022

    Washington, May 13, 2022 - - As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s coordinated drive to end the infant formula shortage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging states to take advantage of flexibilities the department is offering in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC, to help families get the safe formula they need. “We’re acutely aware that the ongoing recall has left many parents and caregivers concerned about access to formula and how they will feed their babies,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Our team is committed to the health and safety
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    05-17-2022, 01:23 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Lorie K. Logan Named President and CEO of Dallas Fed
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    Lorie K. Logan Named President and CEO of Dallas Fed | site |



    Logan Currently Leads the Fed’s Implementation of Monetary Policy at the New York Fed







    Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: May 11, 2022 Dallas - - The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced the appointment of Lorie K. Logan as president and chief executive officer. In this role, Logan will represent the Eleventh Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and will lead the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Fed. She will begin her role as presi...
    05-17-2022, 12:02 AM
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    Ahead of Hurricane Season, IRS offers Tips on ways to prepare for Natural Disasters
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    Ahead of Hurricane Season, IRS offers Tips on ways to prepare for Natural Disasters | site |


    IRS YouTube Videos

    Preparing for Disasters | ASL


    Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) press release dated: May 5, 2022

    Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers today that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is National Wildfire Awareness Month. This is a good time to create or review an emergency preparedness plan, including steps to protect important tax-related information. In 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, tornados, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides, wildfires and winter storms. Given the impact these events can have on individuals, organizations and businesses, now is the time to make or update an emergency plan. The following tips are intende
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    05-16-2022, 11:17 PM
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    U.S. Education Department to Host Summit to Spotlight Strategies to Support Students with Disabilities, Students with Mental Health Needs
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    U.S. Education Department to Host Summit to Spotlight Strategies to Support Students with Disabilities, Students with Mental Health Needs | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 16, 2022

    Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced plans for a first-of-its-kind virtual summit, Recovery to Thriving: Supporting Mental Health & Students with Disabilities, to highlight steps schools, colleges and communities can take to support students with disabilities and students with mental health needs. “As communities and our country heal and recover, it’s important to acknowledge that our students with disabilities have faced unique challenges amid the pandemic and that some long-standing inequities between students with disabilities and their peers were made worse during this time,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “Ensuring that our students with disab
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    05-16-2022, 10:46 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FEMA Administrator Meets with European Crisis Management Community in Brussels
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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Meets with European Crisis Management Community in Brussels | site |



    Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) press release dated: May 4, 2022

    Washington - - FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell discussed the importance of disaster resilient communities with European crisis management leaders in Brussels last week.

    Brussels - - FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell is welcomed to Brussels by the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Michael Adler
    (Photo by FEMA photographer)

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