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  • Every Vote in the Amazon Union Election Must Be Counted 

    Every Vote in the Amazon Union Election Must Be Counted 

    Every Vote in the Amazon Union Election Must Be Counted | site |


    Information contained in AFL-CIO press release dated: March 31, 2022

    Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union-UFCW (RWDSU-UFCW) election at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama: Over the past several months, the heroic Amazon workers in Bessemer have voted by mail on whether to form a union with RWDSU-UFCW. Any employer, corporation or billionaire who tries to intimidate or harass employees to interfere with the democratic voting process is breaking the law, end of story. Amazon workers have a legal right to a truly free and fair union election. They are asking for what should be the standard for every American worker: safe working conditions, fair wages, and dignity and respect on the job. We will not allow Amazon to bully workers out of exercising their basic freedom. Every single c
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  • DHS and DOL to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022

    U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Labor to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022 | site |



    Departments to add additional visas and significant worker protections


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: March 31, 2022 Washington - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) today announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These visas will be set aside for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022. “Informed by current demand in the labor market, today we are announcing the availability of an additional 35,000 H-2B visas that will help to support American businesses and...
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  • U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter with U.S. Secretary of the Department of Labor Martin J. Walsh to Congressional Leaders on Unemployment Insurance

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter with Secretary of the Department of Labor Martin J. Walsh to Congressional Leaders on Unemployment Insurance | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 19, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen and Secretary of the Department of Labor Martin J. Walsh sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Neal on the expiration of emergency unemployment insurance.

    The full text of the letter is available here and below. Dear Chairman Wyden and Chairman Neal: We write on behalf of President Biden with an update on the steps our Departments are taking in advance of the expiration of emergency unemployment insurance (UI) programs on September 6, 2021. As you know, these programs were first enacted in the CARES Act, and were extended
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  • USDA says Secretaries Haaland and Vilsack Announce Implementation of New Pay Initiatives for Wildland Firefighters

    USDA says Secretaries Haaland and Vilsack Announce Implementation of New Pay Initiatives for Wildland Firefighters | site |



    USDA says President Biden’s pay initiatives will ensure frontline firefighters receive at least $15 per hour


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: August 17, 2021)


    Washington, Aug. 17, 2021 - - Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the implementation of President Biden’s pay initiatives to recognize and support federal wildland firefighters. The initiatives will increase the amount paid to approximately 3,500 firefighters with the U.S. Department of the Interior and more than 11,300 firefighters at the USDA Forest Service to ensure all firefighters are paid at least $15 an hour. "As climate change brings longer fire seasons and more extreme fire behavior, we must rem...
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  • Veterans Affairs, Salesforce join forces to help Veterans, their Spouses develop Skills needed in Tech Sector Jobs

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Salesforce join forces to help Veterans, their Spouses develop Skills needed in Tech Sector Jobs | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with Salesforce Military to offer programs that will help Veterans and spouses develop skills and employment options in the tech-driven economy.

    The partnership will build on existing programs and add new ones, offering free technical skills training, career development and Veteran-specific resources in a variety of areas, including:
    “Our military men and women are technologically savvy and the best trained in the world but translating those skills to the civilian workforce can be challenging. Finding positions...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor issues Final Rule to Amend Tipped Employee Regulations

    U.S. Department of Labor issues Final Rule to Amend Tipped Employee Regulations | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: December 22, 2020)

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule protecting the tips of employees. This rule addresses amendments made to Section 3(m) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2018. The CAA prohibits employers from keeping tips received by their employees, regardless of whether the employer takes a credit for tips earned by workers toward its minimum wage obligation to those employees under the FLSA (a “tip credit”). The rule also prohibits employers from allowing managers or supervisors to keep any portion of employees’ tips. “This final rule provides clarity and flexibility for employers and could increase pay for back-of-the house workers, like cooks and dishwashers, who have been excluded fr
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  • U.S. Department of Labor issues Guidance alerting Employers to frequently cited Standards related to COVID-19 Inspections

    U.S. Department of Labor issues Guidance alerting Employers to frequently cited Standards related to COVID-19 Inspections| site |


    (November 7, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these documents on data from citations issued, many of which were the result of complaints, referrals and fatalities in industries such as hospitals and healthcare, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, and meat/poultry processing plants.

    The one-pager and guidance document provide available resources that address the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,
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  • AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement

    AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement

    AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement| site |


    AFL-CIO says Innovative Partnership with Wilmington Trust, BNY Mellon and PGIM Fixed Income Will Bring Low-Cost Product to Market


    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the AFL-CIO published the following information:

    Washington, D.C.—The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions, consisting of 56 affiliate unions representing some 12.5 million working people, today announced its partnership with three major financial institutions—Wilmington Trust, BNY Mellon and PGIM Fixed Income—to launch an innovative target date fund suite specifically suited for defined contribution plans. Target date funds provide a diversified investment mix based on an investor’s age and expected retirement date, shifting from higher equity exposure to higher fixed income exposure throughout an investor’s working life. With more than three-quarters...
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  • OPM Launches the Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2021 Application

    OPM Launches the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2021 Application | site |



    (September 30, 2020) - - Today, September 30, 2020, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DCThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has opened applications for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2021. The program, now in its 43rd year, has provided a pathway to the Federal service for more than 10,000 individuals.


    Applications for the program will run until Wednesday, October 14 at Noon (Eastern). To learn more about the application process, visit the “Become a PMF” section of the PMF website.

    Subject Matter Expert Availability:

    Arianne Gallagher, Director, Presidential Management Fellows Program

    Please contact [email protected] for comment.

    Background:

    The Presidential Management Fellows Program is a
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  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Subminimum Wages Report

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Subminimum Wages Report

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities| site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published today (September 17, 2020) the following information:

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities. The report examines an exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act—the section 14(c) waiver program—which permits employers to pay less than the minimum wage to individuals with disabilities, and the federal enforcement of the civil rights of individuals in the program. The Commission found persistent failures in regulation and oversight by the Department of Labor and Department of Justice of the 14(c) program that have allowed, and continue to allow, it to operate without satisfying its legislative goal to meet the needs of people with disabilities. The
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  • Treasury Announces First State Small Business Credit Initiative Awards to Support Underserved Entrepreneurs and Small Business Growth in Key Industries

    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...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Announces Third Public Hearing on Broadband Consumer Labels

    Federal Communications Commission Announces Third Public Hearing on Broadband Consumer Labels

    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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  • Federal Reserve Board finalizes Rule that governs Funds Transfers over the Federal Reserve Banks' FedNow Service

    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. ...
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  • Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Brussels Economic Forum

    Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Brussels Economic Forum

    Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Brussels Economic Forum | site |





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  • Education Department Urges Colleges to Use American Rescue Plan Funds to Provide Mental Health Supports to Students

    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 |





    Information contained in U.S. Department

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  • FDA Urges Drug Manufacturers to Develop Risk Management Plans to Promote a Stronger, Resilient Drug Supply Chain

    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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  • HUD announces 10.3 Billion Dollars in Grants for Housing and Community Development Activities across U.S.

    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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  • Federal Trade Commission to Crack Down on Companies that Illegally Surveil Children Learning Online

    Federal Trade Commission to Crack Down on Companies that Illegally Surveil Children Learning Online

    Federal Trade Commission to Crack Down on Companies that Illegally Surveil Children Learning Online | site |







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  • IRS provides Guidance for Residents of Puerto Rico to claim the Child Tax Credit

    IRS provides Guidance for Residents of Puerto Rico to claim the Child Tax Credit

    IRS provides Guidance for Residents of Puerto Rico to claim the Child Tax Credit | site |







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  • IRS Provee Guía para que Residentes de Puerto Rico reclamen Crédito Tributario por Niños

    IRS Provee Guía para que Residentes de Puerto Rico reclamen Crédito Tributario por Niños

    IRS Provee Guía para que Residentes de Puerto Rico reclamen Crédito Tributario por Niños | Enlazar |

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  • IRS - - - A Closer Look: Expanding Access in Puerto Rico

    IRS - - - A Closer Look: Expanding Access in Puerto Rico

    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





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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Roundup - - - May 17, 2022

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Roundup - - - May 17, 2022

    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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  • U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Prevailing Wage Compliance Seminars Online for Federal Contractors, Contracting Agencies, Unions, Workers

    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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  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management Releases Skills-Based Hiring Guidance

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Releases Skills-Based Hiring Guidance

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

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

    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...
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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

    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...
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  • Elizabeth De Leon Bhargava Sworn In as HUD Assistant Secretary for Administration

    Elizabeth De Leon Bhargava Sworn In as HUD Assistant Secretary for Administration

    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...
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  • Agencies announce Public Meeting on Proposed Acquisition by The Toronto-Dominion Bank of First Horizon Corporation

    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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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Rear Admiral (Ret.) Ann Phillips as 20th Administrator of the Maritime Administration

    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 ...
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  • USDA to Provide Approximately $6 Billion to Commodity and Specialty Crop Producers Impacted by 2020 and 2021 Natural Disasters

    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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  • FDA Encourages Importation of Safe Infant Formula and Other Flexibilities to Further Increase Availability

    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. ...
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  • 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

    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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  • EPA Announces Additional 1.9 Billion Dollars in State Revolving Loan Funds for Water Infrastructure Upgrades

    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 ...
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  • FRA Announces New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program to Guide Nationwide Expansion and Enhancement of Intercity Passenger Rail Service

    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...
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  • Accessing Non-Traditional Technology Vendors Just Got Easier Thanks to New Partnership Between DIU and GSA

    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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  • Grand Jury Indicts Didion Milling Inc., Six Managers on Nine Counts related to Five Deaths, Numerous Serious Injuries in 2017 Cambria Corn Mill Explosio

    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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  • Remarks by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra at the Global COVID-19 Summit

    Remarks by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra at the Global COVID-19 Summit

    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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  • SEC Obtains Emergency Relief to Halt allegedly Pre-IPO Stock Fraud Scheme by allegedly Unregistered Broker-Dealer

    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...
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  • New York Governor Hochul Addresses Shooting in Buffalo

    New York Governor Hochul Addresses Shooting in Buffalo

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

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

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

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

    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...
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  • Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

    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 ...
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  • HUD Announces Over 1.4 Million Dollars in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth During National Foster Care Month

    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...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Continues Urgent Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Continues Urgent Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage

    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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  • Lorie K. Logan Named President and CEO of Dallas Fed

    Lorie K. Logan Named President and CEO of Dallas Fed

    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...
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  • Ahead of Hurricane Season, IRS offers Tips on ways to prepare for Natural Disasters

    Ahead of Hurricane Season, IRS offers Tips on ways to prepare for Natural Disasters

    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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  • U.S. Education Department to Host Summit to Spotlight Strategies to Support Students with Disabilities, Students with Mental Health Needs

    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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  • FEMA Administrator Meets with European Crisis Management Community in Brussels

    FEMA Administrator Meets with European Crisis Management Community in Brussels

    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)

    Partnerships with the international disaster community provide vital learning opportunities. By sharing lessons learned, all parties are better able to posture themselves for future events, thereby protecting their citizens and infrastructure. Resilience...
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  • Air Travel Consumer Report - - - February 2022 Numbers

    Air Travel Consumer Report - - - February 2022 Numbers

    Air Travel Consumer Report: February 2022 Numbers | site |







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  • Statement by U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Dr. Asmeret Berhe

    Statement by U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Dr. Asmeret Berhe

    Statement by U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Dr. Asmeret Berhe | site |





    Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy press release dated:

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  • CMS Approves Extension of Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for 12 Months After Pregnancy in Tennessee, South Carolina

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Approves Extension of Medicaid & CHIP Coverage for 12 Months After Pregnancy in Tennessee, South Carolina | site |





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  • Statement by U.S. President Biden on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan election as President of the United Arab Emirates

    Statement by U.S. President Biden on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan election as President of the United Arab Emirates | site |





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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces 1.6 Billion Dollars in Preparedness Grants

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces 1.6 Billion Dollars in Preparedness Grants

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces $1.6 Billion in Preparedness Grants | site |







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  • EPA Launches Modernized Design for the Environment Logo for Disinfectant and Other Antimicrobial Products

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Launches Modernized Design for the Environment Logo for Disinfectant and Other Antimicrobial Products | site |





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  • National Transportation Safety Board says Unsecured Openings Led to the Flooding and Sinking of Towing Vessel

    National Transportation Safety Board says Unsecured Openings Led to the Flooding and Sinking of Towing Vessel | site |





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  • Statement by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the Confirmation of Admiral Linda L. Fagan as USCG Commandant

    Statement by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the Confirmation of Admiral Linda L. Fagan as USCG Commandant | site |




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  • Education Department Announces 161 Students to be Honored as 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars

    Education Department Announces 161 Students to be Honored as 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars

    U.S. Education Department Announces 161 Students to be Honored as 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars | site |





    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 12, 2022


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  • Laurie Locascio Confirmed as the 17th National Institute of Standards and Technology Director

    Laurie Locascio Confirmed as the 17th National Institute of Standards and Technology Director

    Laurie Locascio Confirmed as the 17th National Institute of Standards and Technology Director | site |



    Information contained in National Institute of Standards and Technology press release dated: April 19, 2022 Washington - - Laurie E. Locascio was sworn in today as the fourth Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and the 17th director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. As one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories, NIST conducts research and standards development activities that support innovation in a wide array of disciplines, including cybersecurity, manufacturing, health care, greenhouse gas measurement, and quantum physics and computing. Locascio was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 7, 2022. “We are so fortunate to have Laurie Locascio assume the leadership of NIST,” said Secretary Raimondo. “She is an accomplished scientist, leader and m...
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  • Alaska’s Outdoor Economy to Receive Nearly 57 Million Dollars for Infrastructure Modernization in Fiscal Year 2022

    Alaska’s Outdoor Economy to Receive Nearly $57 Million for Infrastructure Modernization in Fiscal Year 2022 | site |



    Great American Outdoors Act funding, including more than $7 million in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, will bolster outdoor recreation in Alaska


    Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: April 20, 2022 King Cove, Alaska - - Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Governor Mike Dunleavy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams visited King Cove today, where they met with elected and Native leaders and community members, spoke with students at the King Cove School, and toured the King Cove Clinic. The Secretary committed to visit King Cove early in her tenure, as part of her ongoing effort to hear directly from communities about the policies that impact them. Secretary Haaland, Senator Murkowski and Director Williams also visited Cold Bay, where...
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  • U.S. Health and Human Services Announces 5 Million Dollars in Funding to Advance Equity in Cancer Screening at Health Centers

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $5 Million in Funding to Advance Equity in Cancer Screening at Health Centers | site |



    This investment supports President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative by promoting early detection and treatment through cancer screening.


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: March 11, 2022

    Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $5 million for community health centers, funded by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration, to increase equitable access to life-saving cancer screenings. This funding supports President Joe Biden’s Unity Agenda and his call to action on cancer screening and early detection as part of the Administration’s Cancer Moonshot initiative to end cancer as we know it. “Cancer screening saves lives – and it should be accessib
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