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  • Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Efforts to Increase Transparency at HHS

    Statement from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Efforts to Increase Transparency at HHS | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: November 24, 2020)

    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through a Notice published in the Federal Register announced a policy to enhance transparency at HHS by requiring that all assumptions, working papers, models, and other information used as part of any impact analysis associated with a rule or demonstration project are shared at the time the results of that analysis are publicly disclosed. HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison issued the following statement:

    “We are providing needed transparency by requiring the Department to show its math so the American people can know and challenge the methods government uses to calculate effects of regulations it imposes on them.”

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021

    U.S. Social Security Administration Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021 | site |


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2020. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in a...
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  • Trump Administration Makes Major Investment to Increase Availability of Fast Molecular POC Test

    Trump Administration Makes Major Investment to Increase Availability of Fast Molecular POC Test | site |


    Federal investment will scale up portable molecular test and acquire for national use


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a $481 million Other Transaction Agreement to Cue Health, Inc. to expand U.S. production capacity for a cartridge-based point-of-care COVID-19 molecular test that produces results in about 20 minutes. This partnership with HHS and DOD will allow Cue to expand its industrial base and increase domestic production to 100,000 COVID-19 test kits per day by March 2021, and demonstrate this capacity through the delivery of six million COVID-19 tests and 30,000 instruments to the U.S. Government to support the...
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  • IRS Free File marks Record Increase - - Available through Oct. 15

    IRS Free File marks Record Increase - - Available through Oct. 15

    IRS Free File marks Record Increase; Available through Oct. 15| site |



    (October 6, 2020) - - Today, October 6, 2020, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Free File, the IRS-private sector partnership that offers free tax preparation products, scored a record percentage increase in new users as taxpayers turned to free name-brand providers in 2020. IRS Free File online products marked a 50% increase this year as more than 4.1 million taxpayers used one of the free online partner products. Last year, more than 2.7 million taxpayers used Free File. Free File remains available through October 15 for those taxpayers who still need to file their 2019 return. "The IRS has worked with our partners to make important improvements to the Free File program this year, and we are encouraged by the strong increase in usage," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig....
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  • U.S. Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks

    U.S. Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks | site |



    Advisories provide guidance and tools to recognize, resist, and report attacks


    (October 1, 2020) - - Today, October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHNGTON—The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence today issued a pair of advisories to assist U.S. individuals and businesses in efforts to combat ransomware scams and attacks, which continue to increase in size and scope. Anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations implemented and enforced by Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence may have implications for persons involved in facilitating ransomware payments. Efforts to detect and report ransomware payments are vital to prevent and deter cyber actors from deploying malicious software to extort individuals and busines
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule To Increase Financial Transparency for Union

    U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule To Increase Financial Transparency for Unions| site |



    (March 5, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) today announced a final rule to establish the “Form T-1” Trust Annual Report that requires unions to file annual financial reports concerning their trusts. These annual reports will increase the financial transparency of unions and ensure that members have access to information about their union’s financial transactions. The Federal Register will publish the final rule on March 6, 2020.

    The final rule requires a labor organization with total annual receipts of $250,000 or more to file a Form T-1, under certain circumstances, for each trust of the type defined by section 3(l) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Such labor organizations
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  • National Institutes of Health study says Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners may Increase Breast Cancer Risk

    National Institutes of Health study says Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners may Increase Breast Cancer Risk | site |



    (December 4, 2019) - - Today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published the following information:

    Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study published online Dec. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer and suggests that breast cancer risk increased with more frequent use of these chemical hair products.

    Using data from 46,709 women in the Sister Study, researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, found that women who regularly used permanent hair dye in the year prior to enrolling in the study were 9% more likely than women who didn’t use hair dye to develop breast cancer. Among African
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  • Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020

    Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020

    Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020 | site |

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    (October 10, 2019) - - Today (October 10, 2019), the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2020. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2019. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the incre...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Reports Significant increase in Veteran use of Telehealth Services

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Reports Significant increase in Veteran use of Telehealth Services | site |



    (November 22, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found more than 900,000 Veterans used VA telehealth services in fiscal year 2019 (FY) as revealed in a mid-October report. The 17% increase over the prior fiscal year contributed to VA’s delivery of more than 2.6 million episodes of telehealth care in FY 2019. “VA is committed to offering Veterans the health care they deserve, whenever and wherever they need it,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “We want every Veteran to have a choice to schedule an in-person, telephone or video visit with their providers depending on their preferences for health care delivery.” This comes as VA improves its efforts to inform Veterans about telehealth service options, and wit...
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  • United States and Japan Delegations Agree to Increase Additional Daytime Services at Haneda

    United States and Japan Delegations Agree to Increase Additional Daytime Services at Haneda | site |


    (August 21, 2019) - - Today (August 21, 2019), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    TOKYO- U.S. and Japanese delegations met today in Tokyo to sign an agreement that would increase daytime services between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and U.S. destinations. The proposed amendment to the U.S.-Japan Open Skies Agreement allocates 12 new slot pairs (12 arrivals and 12 departures daily) for U.S. air carriers and 12 new slot pairs for Japanese air carriers.

    For U.S. carrier service, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final decision on August 9, 2019, selecting four U.S. airlines to provide the 12 new daytime services as follows:
    • American Airlines: Dallas/Fort Worth; Los Angeles
    • Delta Air Lines: Seattle; Detroit; Atlanta; Portland, Ore.; Honolulu
    • Hawaiian Airlines: Honolulu
    • United Airlines: Newark,
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  • Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019

    Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019

    Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019



    (October 11, 2018) - - Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2019. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2018. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of e...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Pilot Program to Increase Homeownership Opportunities on Native Lands

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Pilot Program to Increase Homeownership Opportunities on Native Lands



    Department is Partnering with Native Community Development Financial Institutions



    Washington, DC - - (May 31, 2018) - - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a pilot program to increase homeownership opportunities on Tribal lands. “To thrive, rural America needs a creative and forward-thinking partner in USDA,” Hazlett said. “Under Secretary Perdue’s leadership, USDA is harnessing innovation so we can be a better, more effective partner to Tribal communities in building their futures.” USDA is partnering with two Native Community Development Financial Institutions (NCDFIs) that have extensive experience working in Native American communities. T
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces Grants to Help Reform Licensing Requirements and Increase Portability

    U.S. Department of Labor Announces Grants to Help Reform Licensing Requirements and Increase Portability




    Washington, DC - - (April 12, 2018) - - As part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s ongoing efforts to encourage occupational licensing reform, the Department today announced $7.5 million in funds to help review and streamline occupational licensing rules. Funds will be available to states, and associations of states, to review, eliminate and reform licensing requirements, and to promote portability of state licenses. Additionally, grant funding will be available to post-secondary institutions and occupational licensing partners to address barriers to licensure for veterans and transitioning service members. “Excessive licensing raises the cost of entry, often prohibitively, for many careers, barring many Americans from good, family-sustaining jobs. In 1950, only 1 in 20 jobs ...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Seeks Applications for Funding to Increase Access to E-Connectivity/Broadband in Unserved Rural Areas

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Seeks Applications for Funding to Increase Access to E-Connectivity/Broadband in Unserved Rural Areas




    March 21, 2018



    Washington, DC - - (March 20, 2018) - - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities.

    “E-connectivity is essential to the economic vitality and quality of life in rural communities,” Hazlett said. “Investing in broadband can strengthen rural economic growth and improve critical access to jobs, education, health care and social services.”

    USDA is accepting applications through May 14 in the Community Connect program. Grants from $100,000 to $3 million are available to state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits and
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  • U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Praises President Trump Call to Increase Access to Quality Education for All Children

    U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Praises President Trump's Call to Increase Access to Quality Education for All Children




    March 1, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 28, 2017) - - Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress: Tonight, President Trump delivered on his promise to support school choice and offer students access to quality options. No child, regardless of their ZIP code or family income, should be denied access to quality education. For far too long, Washington has resisted calls by parents, students and teachers to enact meaningful reforms. Tonight’s speech marked a dramatic shift toward a future that puts the needs of our nation’s students first. Together, we can help our nation’s students: those trapped in underperforming schools and those slipping through the cracks. One of those students was Denisha M
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    Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Efforts to Increase Transparency at HHS
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    Statement from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Efforts to Increase Transparency at HHS | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: November 24, 2020)

    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through a Notice published in the Federal Register announced a policy to enhance transparency at HHS by requiring that all assumptions, working papers, models, and other information used as part of any impact analysis associated with a rule or demonstration project are shared at the time the results of that analysis are publicly disclosed. HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison issued the following statement:

    “We are providing needed transparency by requiring the Department to show its math so the American people can know and challenge the methods government uses to calculate effects of regulations it imposes on them.”

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    11-24-2020, 09:24 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Social Security Administration Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021
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    U.S. Social Security Administration Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021 | site |


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2020. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in a...
    10-15-2020, 06:04 AM
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    Trump Administration Makes Major Investment to Increase Availability of Fast Molecular POC Test
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Trump Administration Makes Major Investment to Increase Availability of Fast Molecular POC Test | site |


    Federal investment will scale up portable molecular test and acquire for national use


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a $481 million Other Transaction Agreement to Cue Health, Inc. to expand U.S. production capacity for a cartridge-based point-of-care COVID-19 molecular test that produces results in about 20 minutes. This partnership with HHS and DOD will allow Cue to expand its industrial base and increase domestic production to 100,000 COVID-19 test kits per day by March 2021, and demonstrate this capacity through the delivery of six million COVID-19 tests and 30,000 instruments to the U.S. Government to support the...
    10-14-2020, 11:07 PM
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    IRS Free File marks Record Increase - - Available through Oct. 15
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    IRS Free File marks Record Increase; Available through Oct. 15| site |



    (October 6, 2020) - - Today, October 6, 2020, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Free File, the IRS-private sector partnership that offers free tax preparation products, scored a record percentage increase in new users as taxpayers turned to free name-brand providers in 2020. IRS Free File online products marked a 50% increase this year as more than 4.1 million taxpayers used one of the free online partner products. Last year, more than 2.7 million taxpayers used Free File. Free File remains available through October 15 for those taxpayers who still need to file their 2019 return. "The IRS has worked with our partners to make important improvements to the Free File program this year, and we are encouraged by the strong increase in usage," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig....
    10-08-2020, 06:51 AM
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    U.S. Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks | site |



    Advisories provide guidance and tools to recognize, resist, and report attacks


    (October 1, 2020) - - Today, October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHNGTON—The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence today issued a pair of advisories to assist U.S. individuals and businesses in efforts to combat ransomware scams and attacks, which continue to increase in size and scope. Anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations implemented and enforced by Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence may have implications for persons involved in facilitating ransomware payments. Efforts to detect and report ransomware payments are vital to prevent and deter cyber actors from deploying malicious software to extort individuals and busines
    ...
    10-05-2020, 11:05 PM

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