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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff

    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff

    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff | site |




    Nearly 40 Biden-Harris Administration appointees named to serve the 30 million small businesses across the nation



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced its senior leadership team and key Biden-Harris Administration appointees. This experienced group of staffers will join thousands of SBA career servants working tirelessly to deliver recovery funding to millions of small businesses and rebuild the engine of our nation's economy. In April, Antwaun Griffin was named Chief of Staff, playing a critical role in executing Administrator Guzman's priorities as the agency provides a historic $1 trillion in economic relief to America's entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. "The Biden-Ha...
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  • U.S. Small Business Administrator Statement on meeting with President Biden, Cabinet Officials, Private Sector Leaders to Discuss Strengthening Cybersecurity

    SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman Statement on meeting with President Biden, Cabinet Officials, Private Sector Leaders to Discuss Strengthening Cybersecurity for America’s Small Business Economy | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 26, 2021) Washington - - Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman released the following statement after participating in a meeting with President Joseph R. Biden, other members of his Cabinet and national security team, and private sector and education leaders to discuss how to improve our nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure for its 31 million small businesses. “As businesses and individuals face more prevalent and sophisticated cyber threats, we must take decisive action to confront this ever-growing challenge. President Biden has prioritized this critical issue that affects both...
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America

    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman released the following statement on Startup Day Across America: “On Startup Day Across America, we celebrate new business ventures who are innovating and creating, solving problems and bringing new products and services to big cities and small towns throughout our nation. “American ingenuity knows no bounds, and the resilience and resourcefulness of entrepreneurs across our country during the last year and a half are testament to that fact. But big thinkers and hard workers still need support for their plans to grow and thrive, and the Small Business Administration is proud to be a go-to resource helping to connect startups to
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Awards 2.7 Million Dollars in Grants to 14 Women’s Business

    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards $2.7M in Grants to 14 Women’s Business Centers | site |



    Funding Aims to Help Improve Innovative Projects Aiding Women-owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration issued 14 grant awards of up to $200,000 each to organizations in 13 states as part of the Women’s Business Centers (WBC) Resiliency and Recovery Demonstration Grant under the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). The purpose of the grants is to establish or continue innovative projects that aim to improve service delivery, training, and support provided to women-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19. “The growth and recovery of women-owned small businesses is essential to our nation's economy. During the pandemic, our Women’s Business Ce
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Grants to 33 Organizations

    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Grants to 33 Organizations

    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Grants to 33 Organizations to Help Underserved Communities Succeed with the Small Business Innovation Research Program | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 11, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration issued 33 grant awards up to $125,000 each for specialized training, mentoring, and technical assistance for research and development (R&D)-focused small businesses under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. FAST seeks to improve outcomes in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs for underserved communities by increasing participation from women-owned, rural-based, and socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses. “As President Biden often says, great ideas come from anywhere and everywhere. Supporting all our nation’s
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities

    U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities | site |



    SBA Administrator Guzman restores Council to address the immediate needs and concerns of underserved and underrepresented communities hit hard by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). In conjunction with the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda, the restoration of the Council will help support the SBA’s prioritization of equity across its programs and initiatives. The Council will consist of 20 diverse stakeholders from every region of the country tasked with advising the SBA on strengthening and improving its strategies to help underserved...
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  • The U.S. Small Business Administration and the White House Webinar with Small Business Leaders on Economic Recovery and Vaccine Leadership Briefing

    The U.S. Small Business Administration & the White House Webinar with Small Business Leaders on Economic Recovery & Vaccine Leadership Briefing | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 14, 2021)

    Washington - - On Thursday, June 10, as part of the "Vaccine Month of Action," The White House, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Public Private Strategies Institute hosted a briefing for small business leaders on COVID-19 recovery as part of their recently announced "Getting Back on Track: Help is Here" webinar series.

    Over a thousand participants joined the briefing featuring SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and Dr. Bechara Choucair, White House COVID-19 Vaccinations Coordinator. Administrator Guzman and Dr. Choucair discussed the importance of vaccinations and provided updates on COVID-19 economic aid programs, such as the
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training to Veteran Entrepreneurs

    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training to Veteran Entrepreneurs | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 12, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $500,000 to deliver federal procurement training to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs. The application period begins today through July 12, 2021.

    Up to two awardees will use the $500,000 in total funding to participate in the Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program (SB-OVVT-21-001) with grants from SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development. Awards will be made for a base project period of 12 months, with three option periods of 12 months each. These funds will be used
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park

    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the awarding of $400,000 in funding to the University of Maryland, Division of Research to provide training and counseling as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) serving veteran small business owners in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

    The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, has an initial project year of 11 months with up to four additional one-year option periods, subject to the availability of funds. The project period is effective starting June 1, 2021 and ends on April 30, 2026. “The military small business community – which inclu
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  • FedEx Announces the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab in Collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund

    FedEx Announces the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab in Collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund | site |



    FedEx says $1 million grant will be used to fund program to help businesses owned by women and people of color expand e-commerce operations


    (Information contained in FedEx press release dated: May 13, 2021)

    Memphis, Tenn., May 13, 2021 – FedEx today announced the launch of the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab, a new program developed in collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), a leading nonprofit organization providing small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching. The program is designed to help diverse small business owners who are looking to develop or expand their e-commerce operations as they continue to adapt their business models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on women and entrepreneurs of color. The program will provide intensive hands-on learning to a cohort of
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  • U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: September 8, 2021)


    September 8, 2021 - -Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to Congressional leadership regarding the debt limit.

    The full text of the letter and also available below.

    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

    Speaker

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Washington, DC 20515

    Dear Madam Speaker:

    I am writing to follow up on my previous letters regarding the debt limit and to provide additional information regarding the Treasury Department’s ability to continue to finance the government in the absence of Congressional action to address the debt limit. After th
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  • FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of Revitalized Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council

    FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of Revitalized Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council | site |



    Restructured Membership Adds New Federal Expertise, Public Interest Participation, and Diversity to Focus on 5G Network Security and Reliability


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: September 14, 2021)

    Washington, September 14, 2021 - - FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced the appointment of members to the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council. The recently reestablished CSRIC will focus primarily on improving 5G network security and hold its first public meeting on September 22. “The FCC’s CSRIC is one of the nation’s most impactful cybersecurity partnerships,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel. “But in recent years this public-private collaboration has faced criticism t
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  • New Resource Details Evidence-Based Strategies to Address Impact of Lost Instructional Time by Using American Rescue Plan Funding

    New Resource Details Evidence-Based Strategies to Address Impact of Lost Instructional Time by Using American Rescue Plan Funding | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: August 31, 2021)

    Students across the country continue to return to in-person learning after more than a year of varied access to the educational opportunities they need to succeed. For example, some estimates show that 3 million students have either been consistently absent from or have not been actively participating in remote learning since the beginning of the pandemic. Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released “Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time,” a resource to support educators as they implement, refine, and work to continuously improve their strategies for supporting students. We know that across the country
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  • Federal Officials send Letter to Governors, Mayors and State Courts Urging Use of Emergency Rental Assistance Over Eviction

    Secretary of the Treasury Yellen, Attorney General Garland and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Fudge Sent Letter to Governors, Mayors and State Courts Urging Use of Emergency Rental Assistance Over Eviction | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 27, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Merrick B. Garland, and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge sent a letter to state and local government leaders addressing the eviction moratorium.

    The full text of the letter is available here and below. Governors, Mayors, County Executives, and Chief Justices/State Court Administrators: We are writing to request your urgent help preventing unnecessary evictions during the pandemic. Our bottom line is this: No one should
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  • U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument

    U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument

    U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. State of Virginia, Office of the Governor, press release dated: September 8, 2021)

    Richmond, Virginia - - Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement after the Robert E. Lee Monument was officially removed.




    “After 133 years, the statue of Robert E. Lee has finally come down—the last Confederate statue on Monument Avenue, and the largest in the South. The public monuments reflect the story we choose to tell about who we are as a people. It is time to display history as history, and use the public memorials to honor the full and inclusive truth of who we are today and in the future.”




    The Lee statue was erected in 1890, a generation after the Civil War, during a time in which southern states were working to reinforce white supremacist systems and structures...
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  • American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President

    American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President

    American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President | site |



    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: August 16, 2021) Washington - - American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the follow statement: “Liz Shuler offers both strength and stability to our movement. As the largest member of the federation, the AFT is proud to support Liz to fulfill the remainder of Richard Trumka’s term as AFL-CIO president. “The labor movement sits at the center of nearly every policy and action that affects the lives of the American people: their jobs, their safety, their families and their voice in our communities and our democracy. Liz has demonstrated that she understands that impact and will fight for a better life for workers and their families. She thinks big but never misses a detail, she builds consensus, and she leads with great kindness a...
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  • Liz Shuler Elected AFL-CIO President

    Liz Shuler Elected AFL-CIO President

    Liz Shuler Elected AFL-CIO President | site |



    Fred Redmond Tapped as Secretary-Treasurer, Forming Historic Leadership Team


    (Information contained in AFL-CIO press release dated: August 20, 2021) The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. The Executive Council also elected United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO. The election of Shuler and Redmond comes after the unexpected and untimely passing of Richard Trumka, who served as AFL-CIO presi...
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  • U.S. Social Security Board of Trustees says Combined Trust Funds Projected Depletion One Year Sooner Than Last Year

    U.S. Social Security Board of Trustees: Combined Trust Funds Projected Depletion One Year Sooner Than Last Year | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Social Security Administration press release dated: August 31, 2021) The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASI and DI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, one year earlier than projected last year, with 78 percent of benefits payable at that time. The OASI Trust Fund is projected to become depleted in 2033, one year sooner than last year’s estimate, with 76 percent of benefits payable at that time. The DI Trust Fund is estimated to become depleted in 2057, eight years earlier than last year’s estimate, with 91 percent of benefits still payable. In the 2021 Annual Report...
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  • The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy | site |


    August 27, 2021

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses public policy. Some of its observations are available in the Bioethics Public Policy Report: August 27, 2021,






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