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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announces 2022 Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization
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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announces 2022 Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization | site |




    Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release dated: May 12, 2022

    May 12, 2022 | Washington, DC - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced the launch of the annual Click It or Ticket national seat belt enforcement mobilization with the goal of reminding drivers that seat belts save lives. A $10 million paid media campaign will run May 16 through June 5, 2022, featuring radio, TV, and digital ads in both English and Spanish. The public awareness campaign will coincide with special enforcement efforts May 23-June 5, during which state and local law enforcement agencies across the country will be issuing tickets to drivers who choose not to buckle up. The work of our nation’s law enforcement officers plays an important role in preventing and reducing traffic-rel
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    05-28-2022, 04:39 PM
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    USDA Invests 770 Million Dollars to Expand Market Opportunities for Rural Businesses and People in 36 States and Puerto Rico
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests $770 Million to Expand Market Opportunities for Rural Businesses and People in 36 States and Puerto Rico | site |




    122 Projects Will Help People in Socially Vulnerable Communities


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 24, 2022

    Washington, May 24, 2022 - - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Department is investing $770 million to help create new and better market opportunities for rural businesses and people in 36 states and Puerto Rico. The investments include $640 million for 122 projects to help people living in socially vulnerable communities. “The economic success of rural America has long been the bedrock of our Nation’s economy as a whole,” Vilsack said. “Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, USDA is prioritizing investment in jobs, businesses, and entrepr
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    05-28-2022, 03:34 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Remarks by Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson at SIFMA’s Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference
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    Remarks by Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson at SIFMA’s Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference | site |





    Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 25, 2022




    Remarks by Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson at SIFMA’s Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference

    May 25, 2022


    As Prepared for Delivery Good morning—thank you, Ira, for the warm welcome, and thank you to SIFMA for inviting me to speak with you today. Compliance plays a critical role in protecting the integrity of the financial system, and no one appreciates that more than me and my colleagues at the Treasury Department. I know that many of you have been working around the clock these past few months to ensure that your institutions’ compliance programs keep pace as Russia’s war has r...
    05-28-2022, 02:50 PM
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    FCC seeks Comment on a Proposal to set High Speed Goals for Universal Service Funding Supporting Small Rural Broadband Providers
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    Federal Communications Commission seeks Comment on a Proposal to set High Speed Goals for Universal Service Funding Supporting Small Rural Broadband Providers | site |


    Would Also Improve Efficiency of High-Cost Universal Service Program Information contained in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) press release dated: May 19, 2022 Washington, May 19, 2022 - - The Federal Communications Commission voted today to seek comment on a proposal to provide additional universal service support to certain rural carriers in exchange for increasing deployment to more locations at higher speeds. The proposal would make changes to the Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) program, with the goal of achieving widespread deployment of faster 100/20 Mbps broadband service throughout the rural areas served by rural carriers currently receiving A-CAM support. The ACAM Broadband Coalition submitted a proposal to create an Enhanced A-CAM program, which is the impetus for t...
    05-28-2022, 02:29 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Air Travel Consumer Report: March 2022 and 1st Quarter 2022 Numbers
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    Air Travel Consumer Report: March 2022 and 1st Quarter 2022 Numbers | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: May 19, 2022

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of March 2022 for on-time performance, mishandled baggage, mishandled wheelchairs and scooters, complaints received, and oversales. The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines. It also contains information on complaints involving passenger and baggage security screening received by the Transportation Security Administration. The ATCR and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer . In March, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to result in significant changes to airline schedules and operations.
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    05-28-2022, 01:26 AM
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    Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, May 3-4, 2022
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    Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, May 3-4, 2022 | site |




    Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: May 25, 2022

    The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on May 3–4, 2022.

    The minutes for each regularly scheduled meeting of the Committee ordinarily are made available three weeks after the day of the policy decision and subsequently are published in the Board’s Annual Report. The descriptions of economic and financial conditions contained in these minutes are based solely on the information that was available to the Committee at the time of the meeting.

    FOMC minutes can be viewed on the Board’s website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomccalendars.htm Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee May 3-4, 2022:
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    05-28-2022, 01:02 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Julia Gordon Sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Housing and the Federal Housing Commissioner
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    Julia Gordon Sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Housing and the Federal Housing Commissioner | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 23, 2022

    Washington - - Julia Gordon was sworn in on Friday, May 20, as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Housing and the Federal Housing (FHA) Commissioner. HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Commissioner Gordon during a ceremony at HUD’s headquarters. Commissioner Gordon was confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 2022.

    “I’m pleased to swear in Julia Gordon as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for the Office of Housing and the Federal Housing Commissioner,” said Secretary Fudge. “Julia is a respected leader with decades of experience working to create...
    05-28-2022, 12:43 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    USDA Announces Additional Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Additional Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors | site |



    Washington, May 19, 2022 - - Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including one Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director and one Rural Development (RD) State Director. “I am thrilled we continue to add state directors to be the face of USDA programs in rural and farm communities,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to building a better America, and these state directors are critical to accomplishing that.” FSA State Executive Directors oversee Farm Service Agency operations and agricultural policy implementation in the state. Each State Executive Director works with the State Committee to administer FSA programs and County office operations, develops and maintains stakeholder relationships with cust...
    05-27-2022, 05:57 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Department of Veterans Affairs implements COVID-19 Health Protection Levels enhancing Veteran, Visitor and Employee Safety at Medical Facilities
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    Department of Veterans Affairs implements COVID-19 Health Protection Levels enhancing Veteran, Visitor and Employee Safety at Medical Facilities| site |



    VA implements COVID-19 health protection levels enhancing Veteran, visitor and employee safety at medical facilities


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) press release dated: May 24, 2022

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs Health Administration launched three operational levels called VHA COVID-19 Health Protection Levels to provide a consistent, nationwide approach at its medical centers.

    VA applied the three-tier safety protocol standard effective May 23, enhancing safety for Veterans, visitors and employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    The levels align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Community Transmission Levels designed for use by health care facilities. “The VHA COVID-1
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    05-27-2022, 01:23 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    IRS Interest Rates Increase for the Third Quarter of 2022
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    IRS Interest Rates Increase for the Third Quarter of 2022 | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) press release dated: May 20, 2022

    Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2022. The rates will be:
    • 5% for overpayments (4% in the case of a corporation).
    • 2.5% for the portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000.
    • 5% for underpayments.
    • 7% for large corporate underpayments.
    Under the Internal Revenue Code, the rate of interest is determined on a quarterly basis. For taxpayers other than corporations, the overpayment and underpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus three percentage points. Generally, in the case of a corporation, the underpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus three percentage points, and the overpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus two percentage points. The...
    05-27-2022, 01:01 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Additional Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Additional Key Staff Appointments| site |



    Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: May 25, 2022

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced additional Biden-Harris Administration political appointees. These diverse and accomplished individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency and will work to quickly advance key priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration.

    Tiffany Avila, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Director Tiffany most recently served on the Leadership and Training team at the White House Presidential Personnel Office. Prior to serving in the Administration, she worked as an organizer and Regional Organizing Director on the Biden for President Campaign, the Biden-Harris Campaign, and the Georgia Senate Race. She also worked in the non-profit sector with various organizatio
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    05-27-2022, 12:36 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Declaración del DHS sobre seguridad y acciones policiales tras el tiroteo en Uvalde, Texas
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    Declaración del DHS sobre seguridad y acciones policiales tras el tiroteo en Uvalde, Texas | Enlazar |



    El Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de EE. UU. comunicados de prensa: 25 de mayo de 2022



    Declaración del DHS sobre seguridad y acciones policiales tras el tiroteo en Uvalde, Texas


    El Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de EE. UU. (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de EE. UU. (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) le recuerdan al público que lugares que ofrecen respuesta a y alivio en emergencias son considerados áreas protegidas. En la mayor medida posible, ICE y CBP no efectuarán acciones policiales de control migratorio en áreas protegidas tales como a través de rutas de evacuación, lugares utilizados para albergar o distribuir suministros de emergencia, comida o agua o puntos de inscripción para asistencia...
    05-27-2022, 12:18 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Shooting in Uvalde, Texas | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 25, 2022


    DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) remind the public that sites that provide emergency response and relief are considered protected areas. To the fullest extent possible, ICE and CBP do not conduct immigration enforcement activities in protected areas such as along evacuation routes, sites used for sheltering or the distribution of emergency supplies, food or water, or registration sites for disaster-related assistance or the reunification of families and loved ones. ICE and CBP provide emergency assistance to individuals regardless of their immigration status. DHS...
    05-26-2022, 11:48 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Cardona on Today’s Tragic Events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas
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    Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Cardona on Today’s Tragic Events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas | site | Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 24, 2022 U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today issued the following statement in response to the tragic events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas: "My heart is aching for all the families in Uvalde, Texas who are living through every parent’s greatest fear and worst nightmare: a shooting in their children’s school. As a parent, I am filled with grief for the families and students; concern that as our schools move past pandemic closures, the fear of shootings has become all too real once again; and anger at the lack of will by many to pass legislation that can protect our children. I pray our nation has not grown numb to the horrors that unfolded today at Robb Elementary School, when the lives of 18 precious chi...
    05-26-2022, 11:37 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Newly Released Estimates Show Traffic Fatalities Reached a 16-Year High in 2021
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    Newly Released Estimates Show Traffic Fatalities Reached a 16-Year High in 2021 | site |


    In response to this crisis, earlier this year USDOT unveiled the National Roadway Safety Strategy that is now getting resources from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


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

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its early estimate of traffic fatalities for 2021. NHTSA projects that an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes last year, a 10.5% increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020. The projection is the highest number of fatalities since 2005 and the largest annual percentage increase in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history. Behind each of these numbers is a life tragically lost, and a family left behind. “We face a crisis on America’s roadways that we mus
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    05-25-2022, 07:34 PM
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    Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries to host Public Memorial Day Ceremonies after Two Years without Gatherings
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    Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries to host Public Memorial Day Ceremonies after Two Years without Gatherings
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    Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Va) press releasd dated: May 23, 2022

    Washington - - The Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration will host its first public Memorial Day ceremonies since 2019. Ceremonies were not open in 2020 or 2021 to limit the spread of COVID-19. All visitors this year are encouraged to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to ensure their safety while in attendance. Veterans, families and the public are welcome to attend in-person traditional VA Memorial Day ceremonies held May 28 through May 30 to commemorate the nation’s fallen service members. NCA maintains 155 national cemeteries and 34 soldiers’ lots and monument sites in 43 states and Puerto Rico. “There is no more fitting place to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of America’s Vetera
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    05-25-2022, 01:58 AM
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    DHS CWMD Securing the Cities Convenes a First-of-Kind Meeting for Senior State and Local Leaders
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office's Securing the Cities Convenes a First-of-Kind Meeting for Senior State and Local Leaders | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: May 16, 2022 Washington - - Last month, the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) hosted a first-of-its-kind meeting of senior state and local officials to share best practices for protecting their citizens from radiological and nuclear (R/N) threats. These officials represented the 14 local jurisdictions that participate in CWMD’s Securing the Cities (STC) program. Senior officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration also joined the half-day virtual meeting. In 2006, DHS launched the STC Program as a pilot project in New York City. The CWMD Act of 2018 authorized and expanded...
    05-25-2022, 01:19 AM
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    Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on President Biden's Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage
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    Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on President Biden's Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release dated: May 18, 2022


    Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on President Biden's Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage

    Washington, May 18, 2022 - - “We know that this situation is causing stress and anxiety for many families across the country and President Biden has said that this administration will do everything in its power to ensure babies and families have access to the formula that they need. As the President directed, the Department of Agriculture will immediately begin coordinating with the Department of Defense and expand its coordination with our Health and Human Services counterparts to get safe formula on store shelves as quickly as possible. "At USDA, we take seriously our role in saf...
    05-25-2022, 12:29 AM
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    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
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