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  • Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Data Shows Vulnerable Americans Forgoing Mental Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic
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    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Data Shows Vulnerable Americans Forgoing Mental Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press release dated: May 14, 2021)

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released data today highlighting the continued impact the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is having on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries and utilization of health services. The data show that, from March through October 2020, beneficiaries have foregone millions of primary, preventive, and mental health care visits due to the COVID-19 PHE, compared to the same time period in 2019. Although utilization rates for some treatments have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, mental health services show the slowest rebound. This decline in utilization is occurring at a time when preliminary evidence shows menta...
    05-15-2021, 11:25 PM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces 161 Students from Across the Country As 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces 161 Students from Across the Country As 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 13, 2021)

    U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona today announced the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. "The 2021 Presidential Scholars represent extraordinary achievements for our extraordinary times," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "I am delighted to join President Biden in saluting these outstanding young people for their achievements, service, character and continued pursuit of excellence. Their examples make me proud and hopeful about the future. Honoring them can remind us all of the great potential in each new generation and renew our commitment to helping them achiev...
    05-15-2021, 10:57 PM
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    Federal Communications Commission to launch 7.17 Billion Dollars Connectivity Program
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    Federal Communications Commission to launch $7.17 Billion Connectivity Program | site |


    New Program Provides Funding to Schools and Libraries Critical to Closing the Homework Gap


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: May 11, 2021) Washington, May 10, 2021 - - The Federal Communications Commission today unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. This $7.17 billion program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will enable schools and libraries to purchase laptop and tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and broadband connectivity for students, school staff, and library patrons in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Far too often, students, teachers, and library patrons lack the access they need to broadband and connected devices. This need has become even more apparent during these unprecedented times,” said Jessica Rosenworce...
    05-15-2021, 09:51 PM
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    Remarks by U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Event Dreaming of a Better Restart
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    Remarks by U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Event Dreaming of a Better Restart | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury Statements and Remarks press release dated: May 14, 2021)


    Remarks by U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Event Dreaming of a Better Restart
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on human life and our economies. It has also exacerbated global inequality, potentially undoing years of gains in reducing poverty and international economic convergence. Low-income countries are in a particularly difficult situation. Not only are they are facing rising poverty levels, but also increasing debt burdens, and little policy space. Many low-income countries lack the resourc...
    05-15-2021, 09:19 PM
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    Biden-Harris Administration Approves First Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters
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    Biden-Harris Administration Approves First Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters | site |


    Administration says major milestone will propel America’s drive toward a clean energy future


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Commerce press release dated: May 11, 2021)

    Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo today announced approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. The Secretaries were joined in the announcement by labor leaders who have been working to ensure that the project is built and maintained by union labor.

    The 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind energy project will contribute to the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of generating 30 gigawatts of energy from offshore wind by 2030. The project will be located approximately 12 nautical miles offshore Martha's Vineyard and 12 nautical
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    05-15-2021, 08:38 PM

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