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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. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • U.S. Department of Labor reminds Southwest Employers that Workers need Protection from the Dangers of Heat Illness

    U.S. Department of Labor reminds Southwest Employers that Workers need Protection from the Dangers of Heat Illness | site |



    Free App helps calculate worksite heat index, displays risks


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 11, 2022

    Dallas - - As temperatures rise in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – indoors and out – and remember “Water. Rest. Shade.” can be the difference between ending the workday safely or suffering serious injuries or worse.

    From 2011-2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 344 worker-related deaths in U.S. were due to environmental heat exposure. Workplace safety experts believe the actual number of heat-related fatalities may be underreported or misreported
    ...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Intent to Strengthen and Protect Rights for Students with Disabilities by Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Intent to Strengthen and Protect Rights for Students with Disabilities by Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504 | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 6, 2022 Forty-five years after publication of the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the landmark disability civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education announced plans to gather public input on possible amendments to those regulations in order to strengthen and protect the rights of students with disabilities. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in public and private programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance, including schools and postsecondary institutions. The Department's Office for Civil Rights will solicit public comments to help decide how best to improve current regulations to assist America's stu...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Renews People’s Garden Initiative

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Renews People’s Garden Initiative

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Renews People’s Garden Initiative | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 3, 2022 Washington, May 3, 2022 - - Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack planted a tree to announce the reopening of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) People’s Garden Initiative. People’s Gardens across the country will grow fresh, healthy food and support resilient, local food systems; teach people how to garden using conservation practices; nurture habitat for pollinators and wildlife and create greenspace for neighbors. The garden at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. will be joined by 17 flagship gardens located in urban communities nationwide. “The simple act of planting a garden can have big impacts – from building a more diversified and resilient local food system to empowering communities to come together around healthy food access, cl...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor awards 20 Million Dollars in Funding to Help Workers Overcome Barriers to Equitable Access to States' Unemployment Insurance Systems

    U.S. Department of Labor awards $20 Million in Funding to Help Workers Overcome Barriers to Equitable Access to States' Unemployment Insurance Systems | site |



    Indiana, Kentucky, Utah, Washington round out 3rd set of grant recipients


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 2, 2022

    Washington - - To improve the delivery of unemployment insurance services to people faced with obstacles to accessing state systems and benefits, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $20 million in equity grant funding to state unemployment insurance systems in Indiana, Kentucky, Utah and Washington.

    Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, the grants will fund projects that seek to ensure race, age, ethnicity, language proficiency, disability status, geographic location or other systemic barriers do not prevent those in need from accessing
    ...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expands Reimbursement Agreement Program to Urban Indian Organizations

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expands Reimbursement Agreement Program to Urban Indian Organizations | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) press release dated: April 28, 2022

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs partners with Health and Human Services’ 41 Indian Health Service grant-funded Urban Indian Organizations serving eligible American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans.

    The collaboration is part of a recent expansion of VA’s health care Reimbursement Agreement Program.

    UIOs provide unique access to quality health care and culturally appropriate services for AI/AN people living in urban areas, who may not have access to Indian Health Service or Tribal health care services because they do not live on or near a reservation or reside outside of an IHS area.

    The partnership is possible through Section 1113 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 202
    ...
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  • U.S. Education Department Approves 238 Million Dollars Group Discharge for 28,000 Marinello Schools of Beauty Borrowers Based on Borrower Defense Findings

    U.S. Education Department Approves $238 Million Group Discharge for 28,000 Marinello Schools of Beauty Borrowers Based on Borrower Defense Findings | site |



    Actions mark first time Biden-Harris Administration has discharged debt of a group of borrowers based on borrower defense findings


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 28, 2022 Today, the Department of Education announced it will deliver relief to tens of thousands of borrowers harmed by pervasive and widespread misconduct at Marinello Schools of Beauty. Borrowers who enrolled in the schools from 2009 through its closure in February 2016 will receive loan discharges based on borrower defense findings. These 28,000 borrowers will receive loan discharges totaling approximately $238 million. This group discharge will provide relief to borrowers who enrolled at Marinello during this period, including those who h...
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  • USDA Farmers Market Reopens for 25th Market Season

    USDA Farmers Market Reopens for 25th Market Season

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Reopens for 25th Market Season | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: April 18, 2022 Washington, Apr. 18, 2022 - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the reopening of the USDA Farmers Market for its 25th market season. The annual Friday market will reopen on Friday, May 6, 2022, and run through Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. The market will be open from 9 a.m. EDT to 2 p.m. EDT on Fridays. “The reopening of the USDA’s Farmer’s market for its 25th market season is an opportunity to celebrate the important role that farmers markets continue to play in meeting the growing demand for local fresh and healthy food produced by local farmers, ranchers and processors,” said Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh. “The USDA Farmers Market provides an opportunity to highlight the agricultural diversity of the C...
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  • U.S. Interior Department Announces Significantly Reformed Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales

    U.S. Department of the Interior Announces Significantly Reformed Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales | site |



    Lease sales to focus on highest and best use of America’s public lands, reflecting an 80 percent reduction from nominated acreage


    Information contained in U.S. Department of The Interior (DOI) press release dated: April 15, 2022 Washington - - In compliance with an injunction from the Western District of Louisiana, the Department of the Interior is taking action that reflects the balanced approach to energy development and management of our nation’s public lands called for in the agency’s November 2021 report on the Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program. Today the Department announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will post notices for significantly reformed onshore lease sales that prioritize the American people’s interests in public lands and moves forward with addressing deficiencies in the federal oil and gas leasing...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Over 220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Over $220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery | site |


    Announcements coincide with the Department’s American Rescue Plan Recovery Summit focused on helping students recover academically and access mental health supports


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 27, 2022 Today, the Department of Education announced major actions and investments from government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations to support student academic and mental health recovery as part of the Department’s broader effort to help students, schools, and communities recover from the pandemic and reemerge stronger. The announcements highlight how the American Rescue Plan has funded efforts to help students recover academically through summer learning and enrichment, and enhance...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Over 220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Over $220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery | site |


    Announcements coincide with the Department’s American Rescue Plan Recovery Summit focused on helping students recover academically and access mental health supports


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 27, 2022 Today, the Department of Education announced major actions and investments from government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations to support student academic and mental health recovery as part of the Department’s broader effort to help students, schools, and communities recover from the pandemic and reemerge stronger. The announcements highlight how the American Rescue Plan has funded efforts to help students recover academically through summer learning and enrichment, and enhanced educational and mental health supports in district...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 226.5 Million Dollars to Launch Community Health Worker Training Program

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $226.5 Million to Launch Community Health Worker Training Program | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: April 15, 2022 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), today announced the availability of $226.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to launch the Community Health Worker Training Program. This new program will increase the number of community health workers who play a critical role in connecting people to care, including COVID care; mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services; chronic disease care; and other important health services. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to building a robust public health workforce — the first line of defense in preventing disease, ...
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  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Prevailing Wage Compliance Seminars Online for Federal Contractors, Contracting Agencies, Unions, Workers
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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
    ...
    05-19-2022, 07:26 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Sexual Harassment Investigation of San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Sexual Harassment Investigation of San Juan Bautista School of Medicine | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 17, 2022 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resolved two complaints against San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, a private medical school in Puerto Rico. The resolution agreement will ensure the school’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) as it applies to requirements to respond promptly and equitably to complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault. The agreement also will ensure that the school uses trained staff to conduct timely and complete investigations of complaints alleging discrimination based on sex as well as race and national origin to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of...
    05-19-2022, 06:12 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Rear Admiral (Ret.) Ann Phillips as 20th Administrator of the Maritime Administration
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Rear Admiral (Ret.) Ann Phillips as 20th Administrator of the Maritime Administration | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: May 16, 2022 Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that Rear Admiral (Rear Adm.) Ann Phillips, USN, Ret., has been sworn in as the 20th Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD). Nominated by President Biden on October 21, 2021, Rear Adm. Phillips was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 10, 2022. She is the first woman to lead MARAD as administrator. “From her distinguished naval service to her leadership on coastal infrastructure, Rear Admiral Ann Phillips has championed America’s maritime sector throughout her career,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Her experience and expertise will be invaluable as we address supply chain bottlenecks, implement the maritime ...
    05-17-2022, 07:36 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Continues Urgent Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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
    ...
    05-17-2022, 01:23 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor reminds Southwest Employers that Workers need Protection from the Dangers of Heat Illness
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor reminds Southwest Employers that Workers need Protection from the Dangers of Heat Illness | site |



    Free App helps calculate worksite heat index, displays risks


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 11, 2022

    Dallas - - As temperatures rise in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – indoors and out – and remember “Water. Rest. Shade.” can be the difference between ending the workday safely or suffering serious injuries or worse.

    From 2011-2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 344 worker-related deaths in U.S. were due to environmental heat exposure. Workplace safety experts believe the actual number of heat-related fatalities may be underreported or misreported
    ...
    05-13-2022, 07:16 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Intent to Strengthen and Protect Rights for Students with Disabilities by Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Intent to Strengthen and Protect Rights for Students with Disabilities by Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504 | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 6, 2022 Forty-five years after publication of the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the landmark disability civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education announced plans to gather public input on possible amendments to those regulations in order to strengthen and protect the rights of students with disabilities. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in public and private programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance, including schools and postsecondary institutions. The Department's Office for Civil Rights will solicit public comments to help decide how best to improve current regulations to assist America's stu...
    05-06-2022, 04:17 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Renews People’s Garden Initiative
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Renews People’s Garden Initiative | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 3, 2022 Washington, May 3, 2022 - - Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack planted a tree to announce the reopening of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) People’s Garden Initiative. People’s Gardens across the country will grow fresh, healthy food and support resilient, local food systems; teach people how to garden using conservation practices; nurture habitat for pollinators and wildlife and create greenspace for neighbors. The garden at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. will be joined by 17 flagship gardens located in urban communities nationwide. “The simple act of planting a garden can have big impacts – from building a more diversified and resilient local food system to empowering communities to come together around healthy food access, cl...
    05-05-2022, 03:38 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor awards 20 Million Dollars in Funding to Help Workers Overcome Barriers to Equitable Access to States' Unemployment Insurance Systems
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor awards $20 Million in Funding to Help Workers Overcome Barriers to Equitable Access to States' Unemployment Insurance Systems | site |



    Indiana, Kentucky, Utah, Washington round out 3rd set of grant recipients


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 2, 2022

    Washington - - To improve the delivery of unemployment insurance services to people faced with obstacles to accessing state systems and benefits, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $20 million in equity grant funding to state unemployment insurance systems in Indiana, Kentucky, Utah and Washington.

    Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, the grants will fund projects that seek to ensure race, age, ethnicity, language proficiency, disability status, geographic location or other systemic barriers do not prevent those in need from accessing
    ...
    05-05-2022, 01:45 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expands Reimbursement Agreement Program to Urban Indian Organizations
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expands Reimbursement Agreement Program to Urban Indian Organizations | site |




    Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) press release dated: April 28, 2022

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs partners with Health and Human Services’ 41 Indian Health Service grant-funded Urban Indian Organizations serving eligible American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans.

    The collaboration is part of a recent expansion of VA’s health care Reimbursement Agreement Program.

    UIOs provide unique access to quality health care and culturally appropriate services for AI/AN people living in urban areas, who may not have access to Indian Health Service or Tribal health care services because they do not live on or near a reservation or reside outside of an IHS area.

    The partnership is possible through Section 1113 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 202
    ...
    05-05-2022, 01:15 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Department Approves 238 Million Dollars Group Discharge for 28,000 Marinello Schools of Beauty Borrowers Based on Borrower Defense Findings
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Department Approves $238 Million Group Discharge for 28,000 Marinello Schools of Beauty Borrowers Based on Borrower Defense Findings | site |



    Actions mark first time Biden-Harris Administration has discharged debt of a group of borrowers based on borrower defense findings


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 28, 2022 Today, the Department of Education announced it will deliver relief to tens of thousands of borrowers harmed by pervasive and widespread misconduct at Marinello Schools of Beauty. Borrowers who enrolled in the schools from 2009 through its closure in February 2016 will receive loan discharges based on borrower defense findings. These 28,000 borrowers will receive loan discharges totaling approximately $238 million. This group discharge will provide relief to borrowers who enrolled at Marinello during this period, including those who h...
    05-02-2022, 02:38 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    USDA Farmers Market Reopens for 25th Market Season
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Reopens for 25th Market Season | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: April 18, 2022 Washington, Apr. 18, 2022 - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the reopening of the USDA Farmers Market for its 25th market season. The annual Friday market will reopen on Friday, May 6, 2022, and run through Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. The market will be open from 9 a.m. EDT to 2 p.m. EDT on Fridays. “The reopening of the USDA’s Farmer’s market for its 25th market season is an opportunity to celebrate the important role that farmers markets continue to play in meeting the growing demand for local fresh and healthy food produced by local farmers, ranchers and processors,” said Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh. “The USDA Farmers Market provides an opportunity to highlight the agricultural diversity of the C...
    04-29-2022, 08:54 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Interior Department Announces Significantly Reformed Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of the Interior Announces Significantly Reformed Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales | site |



    Lease sales to focus on highest and best use of America’s public lands, reflecting an 80 percent reduction from nominated acreage


    Information contained in U.S. Department of The Interior (DOI) press release dated: April 15, 2022 Washington - - In compliance with an injunction from the Western District of Louisiana, the Department of the Interior is taking action that reflects the balanced approach to energy development and management of our nation’s public lands called for in the agency’s November 2021 report on the Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program. Today the Department announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will post notices for significantly reformed onshore lease sales that prioritize the American people’s interests in public lands and moves forward with addressing deficiencies in the federal oil and gas leasing...
    04-29-2022, 07:47 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Over 220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Over $220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery | site |


    Announcements coincide with the Department’s American Rescue Plan Recovery Summit focused on helping students recover academically and access mental health supports


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 27, 2022 Today, the Department of Education announced major actions and investments from government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations to support student academic and mental health recovery as part of the Department’s broader effort to help students, schools, and communities recover from the pandemic and reemerge stronger. The announcements highlight how the American Rescue Plan has funded efforts to help students recover academically through summer learning and enrichment, and enhance...
    04-29-2022, 01:50 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Over 220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Over $220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery | site |


    Announcements coincide with the Department’s American Rescue Plan Recovery Summit focused on helping students recover academically and access mental health supports


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 27, 2022 Today, the Department of Education announced major actions and investments from government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations to support student academic and mental health recovery as part of the Department’s broader effort to help students, schools, and communities recover from the pandemic and reemerge stronger. The announcements highlight how the American Rescue Plan has funded efforts to help students recover academically through summer learning and enrichment, and enhanced educational and mental health supports in district...
    04-27-2022, 12:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 226.5 Million Dollars to Launch Community Health Worker Training Program
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $226.5 Million to Launch Community Health Worker Training Program | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: April 15, 2022 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), today announced the availability of $226.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to launch the Community Health Worker Training Program. This new program will increase the number of community health workers who play a critical role in connecting people to care, including COVID care; mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services; chronic disease care; and other important health services. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to building a robust public health workforce — the first line of defense in preventing disease, ...
    04-16-2022, 04:09 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor issues Equity Action Plan Highlighting Progress, continued Efforts to Ensure Access for all Workers
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor issues Equity Action Plan Highlighting Progress, continued Efforts to Ensure Access for all Workers | site |


    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Labor today published its Equity Action Plan in response to the Biden-Harris administration’s Executive Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities, issued in 2021. The order promotes a whole-of-government equity agenda that addresses systemic barriers to opportunities and benefits offered by the federal government. The plan summarizes the department’s efforts to identify barriers to more equitable access to programs and services for underserved, marginalized and excluded communities and outlines the next steps for expanding access to those communities. It also serves as a roadmap to help those communities better understand the department’s vision for advancing equity so that they can provide input and hold the department accountable...
    04-14-2022, 11:51 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S Department of Agriculture Announces Intent to Establish Subcommittee on Rural Community Economic Development for its Equity Commission
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S Department of Agriculture Announces Intent to Establish Subcommittee on Rural Community Economic Development for its Equity Commission | site |


    USDA also seeks nominations for subcommittee


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: April 7, 2022

    Washington, April 7, 2022 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it will establish a Rural Community Economic Development (RCED) Subcommittee as part of the recently launched Equity Commission. Nominations and applications for membership to the RCED Subcommittee are due on May 6.

    The Federal Register Notice is another important step towards fully implementing President Biden’s commitment to create an Equity Commission and the American Rescue Plan Act provision that directs USDA to “address historical discrimination and disparities in the agriculture sector… [through] one
    ...
    04-13-2022, 01:44 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture to Provide Payments to Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought or Wildfire
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture to Provide Payments to Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought or Wildfire | site |



    New Emergency Livestock Relief benefits to be delivered through two-phased approach; compensation for 2021 forage losses


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: March 31, 2022

    Washington - - March 31, 2022 – The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that ranchers who have approved applications through the 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for forage losses due to severe drought or wildfire in 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments for increases in supplemental feed costs in 2021 through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP). “Producers of grazing livestock experienced catastrophic losses of available forage as well as higher costs for supplemental feed in 2021. Unfortunately, the conditions
    ...
    04-11-2022, 11:56 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    The Biden-Harris Administration Announces 500 Million Dollars Program for Better School Infrastructure
    by Staff Reporter 1
    The Biden-Harris Administration Announces $500 Million Program for Better School Infrastructure
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    U.S. Department of Energy Seeks Public Input on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Program for Energy Upgrades to America’s 100,000 Public School Facilities


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy press release dated: April 4, 2022

    Washington - - Today, as part the new Biden-Harris Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a Request for Information (RFI) for a $500 million grant program from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for K-12 public school energy upgrades. The program will help deliver cleaner and healthier classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, playgrounds, and gyms where over three million teachers teach and 50 million students learn, eat, and build friendships every
    ...
    04-11-2022, 10:51 AM
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    U.S. Department of the Interior Releases Five-Year Monitoring, Maintenance and Treatment Plan to Address Wildfire Risk
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    U.S. Department of the Interior Releases Five-Year Monitoring, Maintenance and Treatment Plan to Address Wildfire Risk | site |


    President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests billions to address wildfires and protect communities


    Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: April 4, 2022 Washington - - President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $1.5 billion to the Department of the Interior’s Wildland Fire Management Program to address wildfire risk and prepare communities and ecosystems against the threat of wildfire by making historic investments in forest restoration, hazardous fuels management and post-wildfire restoration. Today, the Department released a roadmap for achieving these objectives in coordination with federal, non-federal and Tribal partners. This roadmap follows the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service 10-...
    04-11-2022, 10:10 AM
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    U.S. Education Department Continues Push to Invest in Highly Effective Educators and Address Teacher Shortage
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    U.S. Education Department Continues Push to Invest in Highly Effective Educators and Address Teacher Shortage | site |



    Grant Program Focuses on Equity, Diversity, and Increasing the Educator Pipeline


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 7, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Education is continuing to take action to support and invest in the teaching profession and address the teacher shortage many schools and districts across the country face. The Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant program is now accepting applications for efforts that increase the pipeline of highly effective educators. The SEED program will award $65 million to support the implementation of evidence-based practices that prepare, develop, or enhance the skills of educators. These grants also will enable recipients to develop, expand, and evaluate practices that can serve as mo
    ...
    04-11-2022, 06:43 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education says Biden-Harris Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Through August 31
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    U.S. Department of Education says Biden-Harris Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Through August 31 | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 6, 2022 Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced an extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections through August 31, 2022. While the economy continues to improve and COVID cases continue to decline, President Biden has made clear the continuing need to respond to the pandemic and its economic consequences, as well as to allow for the responsible phase-down of pandemic relief. The extension will provide additional time for borrowers to plan for the resumption of payments, reducing the risk of delinquency and defaults after restart. During the extension, the Department will continue to assess the financial impacts of the pandemic on student loan borrowers and to prepare to trans...
    04-11-2022, 04:33 AM
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    DHS and DOL to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022
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    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...
    04-05-2022, 02:14 AM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Publishes Origin of Livestock Final Rule for Organic Dairy
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Publishes Origin of Livestock Final Rule for Organic Dairy | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release dated: March 29, 2022 Washington, March 29, 2022 - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the highly anticipated Origin of Livestock (OOL) final rule for organic dairy. This change to the USDA organic regulations will promote a fairer and more competitive market for all organic dairy producers, by making sure that certified USDA organic dairy products are produced to the same consistent standard. “This action demonstrates the USDA’s strong commitment to America’s organic dairy farmers,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. “The Origin of Livestock final rule provides clear and uniform standards about how and when livestock may be transitioned to organic dairy production, and how transitioned animals are managed within the orga...
    04-04-2022, 11:30 PM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Steps to Hold Institutions Accountable for Taxpayer Losses
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Steps to Hold Institutions Accountable for Taxpayer Losses | site |


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education news release dated: March 23, 2022 The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today announced updated steps to ensure that companies that own institutions are held responsible for funds owed to the federal government, including liabilities arising from closed school loan discharges and borrower defense to repayment claims. This will ensure that even if a school closes, the Department can recover funds from entities that had a direct or indirect ownership interest in the school instead of leaving the bill to taxpayers. These new procedures will protect taxpayers, students, and borrowers through incentivizing better performance by the schools and allowing the Department to recover liabilities from corporate owners. “If a company owns, controls, or profits from a college, it should also be on th...
    04-02-2022, 09:55 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 2, 2021)

    Washington - - DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure. “These new cybersecurity requirements and recommendations will help keep the traveling public safe and protect our critical infrastructure from evolving threats,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “DHS will continue working with our partner...
    12-04-2021, 11:41 PM
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statement on GPO Printing and Mailing delay
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statement on GPO Printing and Mailing delay | site |



    A statement on GPO printing and mailing delay



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs [VA] press release dated: November 30, 2021)


    A statement on GPO printing and mailing delay

    Washington - - Due to supply chain and staffing shortages, the vendor contracted by the Government Publishing Office to provide printing services for the Department of Veterans Affairs is experiencing delays in printing and mailing notification letters to Veterans and claimants. The disruption may impact the ability of some claimants to meet required deadlines via written correspondence with VA. In response to the mailing delays and to protect the best interest of claimants, the Veterans Benefits Administration is extending their response period by 90-calendar days for claimants with letters dated between July 13, 20...
    12-04-2021, 11:19 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches Innovative Hiring Program to Recruit and Retain World-Class Cyber Talent
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches Innovative Hiring Program to Recruit and Retain World-Class Cyber Talent site


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: November 15, 2021) Washington - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS), a new personnel system that will enable DHS to more effectively recruit, develop, and retain our Nation’s top cybersecurity professionals. CTMS will enable DHS to fill mission-critical cybersecurity positions by screening applicants based on demonstrated competencies, competitively compensating employees, and reducing the time it takes to be hired into the Department. Employees hired through this system will join the new DHS Cybersecurity Service, the Nation’s preeminent federal cybersecurity team working to protect U.S. critical infrastructure and the American people from cybersecurity threats, and increase nationwide ...
    11-25-2021, 01:44 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Recognition Status of Nine Accrediting Agencies
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Recognition Status of Nine Accrediting Agencies | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: October 28, 2021)


    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Senior Department Official (SDO) informed nine accreditors about the status of their recognition. The following agencies were approved for renewal of recognition for five years:
    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
    • American Bar Association (ABA).
    • Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
    • American Osteopathic Association (AOACOCA).
    • American Psychological Association (APACOA).
    Additionally, the SDO notified the following agencies that within 12 months, they must come into compliance with the specific criteria outlined in the SDO’s letter and submit a compliance report to the Department. If recognition is renewed following a decision on the compliance report, the...
    11-09-2021, 11:15 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues A New Memo to Terminate Migrant Protection Protocols
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues A New Memo to Terminate Migrant Protection Protocols | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: October 29, 2021)

    Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today issued a new memorandum announcing and explaining his decision to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. “This Administration is tackling longstanding problems that have plagued our immigration system for decades in order to achieve needed systemic change. MPP does not help meet this goal,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “MPP had endemic flaws, imposed unjustifiable human costs, pulled resources and personnel away from other priority efforts, and did not address the root causes of irregular migration. MPP not only undercuts the Administration’s ability to implement critically needed and foundational changes to the immigration
    ...
    11-08-2021, 04:17 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: September 21, 2021)

    U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona will make the announcement during his Return to School Road Trip, where he will visit an awardee school, Walter R. Sundling Jr. High School, in Palatine, Illinois. "This year's cohort of honorees demonstrates what is possible when committed educators and school leaders create vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school cultures where rich teaching and learning can flourish," said Secretary Cardona. "I commend this school and all our Blue Ribbon honorees for working to keep students healthy and safe wh
    ...
    10-11-2021, 07:41 PM
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    U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Opens Investigations in Five States Regarding Prohibitions of Universal Indoor Masking
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Opens Investigations in Five States Regarding Prohibitions of Universal Indoor Masking | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: August 30, 2021) Today, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened directed investigations in five states exploring whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities who are at heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 by preventing them from safely accessing in-person education. "The Department has heard from parents from across the country – particularly parents of students with disabilities and with underlying medical conditions – about how state bans on universal indoor masking are putting their children at risk and preventing them from accessing in-person learning equally," said...
    09-07-2021, 08:42 PM
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    U.S. Department of State Commemorates Inaugural International Day for People of African Descent
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    U.S. Department of State Commemorates Inaugural International Day for People of African Descent | site |




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



    Inaugural International Day for People of African Descent

    Statement by Antony J. Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State


    August 31, 2021


    The United States joins others around the world in commemorating the first International Day for People of African Descent. This day was created to promote the extraordinary contributions of Africans and members of the African diaspora around the world and is an opportunity to focus on eliminating all forms of discrimination against people of African descent. The United States continues to support the International Decade for People of African Descent through shared goals of recognition, justice, and development. This Administration has elevated racial just...
    08-31-2021, 12:53 PM
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    U.S. Department of State publishes Statement by the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of State publishes Statement by the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS | site |





    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson, media note press release dated: August 30, 2021)


    Statement by the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS

    The Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS strongly condemns the attacks that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. We grieve for the loss of Afghan and British civilians, and American service members at the hands of Daesh/ISIS terrorists. The tragic loss of life is only compounded by the fact that those killed were endeavoring to evacuate or working to conduct that humanitarian mission. The Coalition and its partners continue to stand shoulder to shoulder, as we did when we fought to achieve the territorial defeat of Daesh/ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Daesh/ISIS remains a determined enemy and we will continue to take necess...
    08-31-2021, 02:25 AM
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    U.S. Department of State publishes Joint Statement on Afghanistan Evacuation Travel Assurances
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    U.S. Department of State publishes Joint Statement on Afghanistan Evacuation Travel Assurances | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson, media note press release dated: August 29, 2021)


    Joint Statement on Afghanistan Evacuation Travel Assurances


    The text of the following statement was released initially by the Governments of the United States of America, Albania, Australia, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan,...
    08-31-2021, 12:45 AM
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    U.S. Treasury Department Releases Letter to Nonfinancial Corporate Stakeholders on LIBOR Transition
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    U.S. Treasury Department Releases Letter to Nonfinancial Corporate Stakeholders on LIBOR Transition | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 23, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Jerome H. Powell, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Gary Gensler, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York John C. Williams, and Acting Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Rostin Behnam released a letter to nonfinancial corporate stakeholders following a discussion of the experiences and concerns of nonfinancial corporations as they prepare to transition from U.S. dollar (USD) LIBOR.

    The full text of the letter is below and can be found here
    ...
    08-30-2021, 07:29 PM
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Grants improve Transitional Housing, prevent Veteran Homelessness
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Grants improve Transitional Housing, prevent Veteran Homelessness | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: August 24, 2021)

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin awarding $116.4 million in grants Sept. 30 to more than 200 community organizations under VA’s Grant and Per Diem program.

    GPD provides funding to community organizations that provide transitional housing and supportive services for Veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness and aims to help them achieve residential stability, increase skill levels and income, and obtain greater self-determination.

    “The Grant and Per Diem program is integral to VA’s evidence-based approach to preventing and ending homelessness among Veterans, which remains one of our highest priorities,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.
    ...
    08-28-2021, 10:10 PM
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    U.S. Department of Defense Identifies Marine Corps, Navy and Army Casualties
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    U.S. Department of Defense Identifies Marine Corps, Navy and Army Casualties | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 28, 2021)

    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 13 service members who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. They died Aug. 26, 2021, as the result of an enemy attack while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

    For the Marine Corps, the deceased are:

    Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

    Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California.

    Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California.

    Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska. Marine Corps
    ...
    08-28-2021, 09:26 PM
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    U.S. Department of Defense Activates Civil Reserve Air Fleet to Assist With Afghanistan Efforts
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    U.S. Department of Defense Activates Civil Reserve Air Fleet to Assist With Afghanistan Efforts | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 22, 2021)

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered the Commander of U.S. Transportation Command to activate Stage I of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF). CRAF activation provides the Department of Defense access to commercial air mobility resources to augment our support to the Department of State in the evacuation of U.S. citizens and personnel, Special Immigrant Visa applicants, and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. The current activation is for 18 aircraft: three each from American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines and Omni Air; two from Hawaiian Airlines; and four from United Airlines. The Department does not anticipate a major impact to commercial flights from this activation.
    ...
    08-27-2021, 10:23 PM
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    U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin Issues Guidance for Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members
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    U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin Issues Guidance for Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 25, 2021) Today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum for Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members. The memo directs the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the Armed Forces under DoD authority on active duty or in the Ready Reserve, including the National Guard, who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 will only use COVID-19 vaccines that receive full licensure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in accordance with FDA-approved labeling and guidance. Service members voluntarily immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine u...
    08-25-2021, 02:06 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Miami, Florida
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Miami, Florida | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 19, 2021) Washington - - On Thursday, August 19, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Miami, Florida to participate in a series of important engagements with the Cuban and Haitian diaspora communities in Miami focused on hearing from community leaders about critical issues in their countries of origin and providing updates on the latest actions from the Administration. Secretary Mayorkas was joined by Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Principal Advisor to the Administrator Mark Feierstein. The Secretary’s meetings with community leaders were the latest engagements carried out...
    08-21-2021, 12:43 PM
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    U.S. Department of Education Grants Interest Rate Benefit to More Than 47,000 Service Members
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Grants Interest Rate Benefit to More Than 47,000 Service Members | site |


    Automated process benefits 880% more current and former active-duty service members since 2019


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: August 20, 2021) Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) has retroactively waived interest on loans held by more than 47,000 current and former active-duty service members. This action was made possible by a data-matching agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) that substantially improves access to a student loan interest-waiver benefit for many service members with federal student loans. Under the Higher Education Act, service members deployed to areas that qualify them for imminent danger or hostile fire pay, have no interest accrual on certain federal student loans that were first d...
    08-21-2021, 01:42 AM
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    U.S. DOT Launches “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day High- Visibility Enforcement Campaign
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation Launches “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day High- Visibility Enforcement Campaign | site |



    August 18 – September 6, 2021


    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: August 17, 2021)

    August 17, 2021 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day high-visibility enforcement campaign today, aimed at preventing impaired driving and improving safety for all road users. Joining NHTSA Acting Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff in spreading awareness about the deadly consequences of impaired driving and the steps being taken across the country to save lives and ensure equity in enforcement were representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA), Car
    ...
    08-21-2021, 12:01 AM
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ensures access to Health Care as 9/11 Anniversary nears
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    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: August 12, 2021) Washington - - As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the Department of Veterans Affairs is providing those who served awareness of and access to all their health care services, specifically in areas of mental health and post-traumatic stress care. VA Mental Health officials said there has been an uptick in Veterans seeking help, which could increase more as they come to terms with their service and as the Afghanistan withdrawal comes to completion. “Our nation is indebted to the men and women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, because they made our world infinitely safer,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “Their service did not come without sacrifice as some carry physical and emotional wounds...
    08-20-2021, 08:11 AM
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    U.S. Department of the Interior: Federal Coalition Announces Summit to Improve Broadband
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    U.S. Department of the Interior: Federal Coalition Announces Summit to Improve Broadband | site |



    Registration Open for the 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior [DOI] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - -  A coalition of federal agencies are working together to address the issue of how to close the digital divide and increase internet access across Indian Country. The Department of the Interior and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are partnering with the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Service and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) for the 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit, taking place throughout the month of September as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The National Tribal Broadband Summit offers a platform for leaders
    ...
    08-18-2021, 11:37 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Alternatives to Detention Case Management Pilot Program
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Alternatives to Detention Case Management Pilot Program | site |



    Department Seeks Appointees to Serve on the National Board


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release dated: August 17, 2021) Washington - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP), which will provide voluntary case management and other services to ensure that noncitizens in removal proceedings have access to legal information and other critical services. Alternatives to Detention is an important tool used by DHS for individuals and families as they await the outcome of immigration proceedings. This new congressionally directed pilot will supplement existing Alternatives to Detention programs run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and will inform...
    08-18-2021, 11:18 PM
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    U.S. Department of Defense providing Air Transport in Support of USAID Haiti Earthquake response
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Defense providing Air Transport in Support of USAID Haiti Earthquake response | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Agency for International Development press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has requested the unique capabilities of the Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) to support USAID’s response to the earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti on August 14, 2021. U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) has established Joint Task Force-Haiti in support of the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), which is leading the U.S. government’s response efforts. SOUTHCOM is providing air transport to move USAID DART personnel and supplies to affected areas following the 7.2 magnitude quake, which severely damaged major roads and bridges, making ground transportation between Port au Prince and the affected areas challenging. SOUT...
    08-18-2021, 09:08 PM
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    U.S. Department of Defense Offers Mental Health Resources for Service Members and Their Families
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Defense Offers Mental Health Resources for Service Members and Their Families | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 18, 2021) You are not alone. Remember that what is happening now does not minimize or negate the experiences of all who served overseas. Countless service members answered the call of duty and did what was asked of them. Service is never for naught. Think about the times when valor and courage changed lives for the better. Focus on the present and what feels meaningful to you in this moment. Our veterans served honorably and completed missions as required and as necessary – protecting our freedoms and we are forever grateful for their service. Talking can be very therapeutic, whether it’s to a local chaplain, psychologist or someone you served with in the military. Do what feels right for you. There is not one way to think...
    08-18-2021, 06:45 PM
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    U.S. Department of State Announces Online Publication of 2020 Digest of United States Practice in International Law
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of State Announces Online Publication of 2020 Digest of United States Practice in International Law | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson, press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    The Department of State is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Digest of United States Practice in International Law, covering developments during calendar year 2020. Edited by the Office of the Legal Adviser, the Digest provides the public with a record of the views and practice of the U.S. Government in public and private international law. The official edition of the 2020 Digest is available exclusively on the Department of State website at: https://www.state.gov/digest-of-united-states-practice-in-international-law . Past Digests covering 1989 through 2019 are also available online. The Digest traces its history back to an 1877 treatise by John Cadwalader, which was followed by
    ...
    08-18-2021, 05:40 PM
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), which is key Guidance in response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis At Home and Abroad announced earlier this year. In its Guidance, Treasury advocates for MDB investments prioritizing clean energy, innovation, and energy efficiency, which will help achieve a clean and sustainable future consistent with the development goals of the Paris Agreement. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen previewed Treasury’s MDB Guidance at the April 2021 G7 Leaders Summit on Climate and more recently discussed this with Heads of the MDBs in
    ...
    08-18-2021, 01:20 PM

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