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  • Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Annual Report

    Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Annual Report

    Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Annual Report | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release: December 3, 2020) WASHINGTON – The Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council) today unanimously approved its 2020 annual report. This year’s report analyzes the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the policy responses to mitigate its impact on the economy and the financial system. Additionally, the Council’s annual report describes significant financial market and regulatory developments, potential emerging threats to U.S. financial stability, recommendations to promote U.S. financial stability, and the activities of the Council. The report was developed collaboratively by members of the Council and their agencies and staffs. “This year’s annual report reflects the Council’s engagement throughout the pandemic as a key forum for federal and state regulators to share information, analyze risks, and coor...
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table

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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table | site |



    (November 18, 2020) - - On November 18, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    FDA Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table


    New tool will communicate outbreak investigations in early stages



    November 18, 2020

    Statement From:
    Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response - Food and Drug Administration
    Frank Yiannas

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to transparency and keeping the public and stakeholders informed of our work upholding the safety of our food supply. As part of this continued commitment, today we are releasing a new tool to communicate foodborne illness outbreak information frequently and as soon as the FDA begins an outbreak investigation – prior to a public health advisory or recall of a certain
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  • U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control | site |


    High Blood Pressure Control IS Possible


    (October 7, 2020) - - On October 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Today, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides strategies for those on the frontlines of health care and public health to address this costly, dangerous and far too common chronic health condition.







    Hypertension,...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs releases COVID-19 Response Report

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs releases COVID-19 Response Report

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs releases COVID-19 Response Report | site |


    (November 9, 2020) - - On November 9, 2020 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs today announced publication of its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response Report detailing its efforts to address the pandemic from early January through June 30. The report results are a continuation of VA’s pledge to share best practices and lessons learned with other government agencies and the private health care system while the country fights COVID-19. “As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA’s COVID-19 response has been robust and far-reaching. This includes 24 current and 75 completed Fourth Mission assignments involving more than 2,000 VA employees helping to support non-Veteran patients and non-VA health care systems,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This
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  • Federal Trade Commission Releases Agenda for Franchise Rule Virtual Workshop

    Federal Trade Commission Releases Agenda for Franchise Rule Virtual Workshop

    Federal Trade Commission Releases Agenda for Franchise Rule Virtual Workshop| site |



    (November 3, 2020) - - Today, November 3, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission has released the agenda for the Franchise Rule virtual workshop on November 10.

    The event will explore a number of issues related to the Franchise Rule, and the comments received in response to the FTC’s request for comment about the Rule last year. The Rule is designed to ensure that consumers who are considering buying a franchise have key information they need to weigh the risks and benefits of that potential investment. Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will give introductory remarks to kick off the event and will be followed by Congressman Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, who will give an opening address. The three panel discussion will focus on representations that franch
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  • U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

    U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide | site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, a resource to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience. "As technology continues to iterate and benefit every part of our lives, all students need more opportunities to leverage the potential of technology in education," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "We hope families can use the information we release today as many of them are relying on technology more so than ever before and are navigating learning from home." Digital learning can help families and educators meet the
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  • U.S. Department of Education Releases 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection

    U.S. Department of Education Releases 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection

    U.S. Department of Education Releases 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection |site|


    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released the 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). This data, which are self-reported by 17,604 public school districts and 97,632 public schools and educational programs, have been collected and published biennially by OCR since 1968. The CRDC is a universal collection of data related to OCR’s civil rights enforcement responsibilities at Pre-K through 12th grade levels, including charter schools, magnet schools or programs, alternative schools, schools serving students with disabilities, and long-term secure juvenile justice facilities. The 2017-18 CRDC covers a broad array of topics and requires school districts and their schools to collect and input as ma...
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  • Death on the Job - - - AFL-CIO Releases Its Toll of Neglect Report

    Death on the Job - - - AFL-CIO Releases Its Toll of Neglect Report

    Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, the AFL-CIO Releases Its Annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect Report| site |



    (October 6, 2020) - - Today the AFL-CIO published the following information:


    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka highlights how the current health crisis is a product of the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks, weakened regulations and OSHA neglect. Expresses urgency in passing the HEROES Act.

    View Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report here: aflcio.org/dotj-2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, affecting more than 7.4. million Americans, with more than 210,000 deaths in the United States, the AFL-CIO today released its annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report, which contains data showing how the current administration’s failure to act in the past has been a main contributor to the gravity of the current public health crisis. During a video press conference to release
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  • Salvation Army General releases a Video Message in Response to Covid-19

    Salvation Army General releases a Video Message in Response to Covid-19 | site |




    (March 14, 2020) - - On March 12, 2020 the Salvation Army published the following information:

    IN a video message, The Salvation Army's international leader General Brian Peddle has urged Salvationists and friends to ‘find ways to demonstrably care and still be the Army who serves.’ He underlined the importance of prayer at this time.

    The General has also encouraged the sharing of this video message, online and in corps (churches) and other Salvation Army centres.




    Covid-19: A video message from General Brian Peddle from Salvation Army IHQ on Vimeo.
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19| site |




    (March 5, 2020) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information: WASHINGTON (March 5, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “There is no higher priority for the Trump Administration than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.” Products appearing on EPA’s list registered disinfectant produc...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19| site |




    (March 5, 2020) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information: WASHINGTON (March 5, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “There is no higher priority for the Trump Administration than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.” Products appearing on EPA’s list registered disinfectant produc...
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  • UN Releases 15 Million DollarsUS to Help Vulnerable Countries Battle the Spread of the Coronavirus

    UN Releases US$15 Million to Help Vulnerable Countries Battle the Spread of the Coronavirus| site |




    (March 2, 2020) - - On March 1, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information: UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock today released US$15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help fund global efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus. The announcement came as the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to "very high" – its top level of risk assessment. The WHO has said there is still a chance of containing the virus if its chain of transmission is broken. The sudden increases of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning. There are now cases linked to Iran in Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and Oman, along with cases linked to Italy in Algeria, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. The UN funding has been released to t...
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  • Federal Reserve Board releases Hypothetical Scenarios for its 2020 Stress Test Exercises

    Federal Reserve Board releases Hypothetical Scenarios for its 2020 Stress Test Exercises| site |



    (February 6, 2020) - - Today (February 6, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday released the hypothetical scenarios for the 2020 stress test exercises, which ensure that large banks have adequate capital and processes so that they can continue lending to households and businesses, even during a severe recession. The harshest scenario includes a severe global recession with heightened stresses in corporate debt markets and commercial real estate, and for banks with large trading operations, additional pressure on leveraged loans. The Board's stress test framework consists of the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, also known as CCAR, and the Dodd-Frank Act stress tests. Both exercises have been a cornerstone of the Board's post-crisis framework for large banks, and th...
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development releases 2019 Year in Review Highlighting Accomplishments under Secretary Carson

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development releases 2019 Year in Review Highlighting Accomplishments under Secretary Carson| site |



    (January 2, 2020) - - Today (January 2, 2020), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its 2019 Year in Review outlining the major accomplishments of the agency under Secretary Ben Carson.

    "The Trump Administration continues to deliver on its promise to create greater economic opportunity for low-income families and revitalize underserved communities," said, Secretary Carson. "HUD is committed to doing its part to help families get on the path to self-sufficiency and I look forward to working with President Trump to continue building on these successes in the new year."

    HUD's achievements in 2019 include:

    Advancing Economic Opportunity
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Releases “Inclusive Design Challenge” Request for Information

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases “Inclusive Design Challenge” Request for Information (RFI) | site |




    (January 2, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has published a Request for Information (RFI) for the Inclusive Design Challenge, announced by Secretary Elaine L. Chao at the Access and Mobility for All Summit on October 29, 2019. “The Department will award $5 million to aid the development of innovative new solutions that increase the availability and accessibility and reduce the cost of technologies of light-duty passenger vehicles,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The Inclusive Design Challenge will solicit solutions addressing obstacles faced by persons with physical, sensory, and/or cognitive disabilities. The goal of the Inclusive Design Challenge is to inspire inclusive designs for automated veh...
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    Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Annual Report
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    Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Annual Report | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release: December 3, 2020) WASHINGTON – The Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council) today unanimously approved its 2020 annual report. This year’s report analyzes the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the policy responses to mitigate its impact on the economy and the financial system. Additionally, the Council’s annual report describes significant financial market and regulatory developments, potential emerging threats to U.S. financial stability, recommendations to promote U.S. financial stability, and the activities of the Council. The report was developed collaboratively by members of the Council and their agencies and staffs. “This year’s annual report reflects the Council’s engagement throughout the pandemic as a key forum for federal and state regulators to share information, analyze risks, and coor...
    12-04-2020, 11:24 AM
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table | site |



    (November 18, 2020) - - On November 18, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    FDA Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table


    New tool will communicate outbreak investigations in early stages



    November 18, 2020

    Statement From:
    Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response - Food and Drug Administration
    Frank Yiannas

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to transparency and keeping the public and stakeholders informed of our work upholding the safety of our food supply. As part of this continued commitment, today we are releasing a new tool to communicate foodborne illness outbreak information frequently and as soon as the FDA begins an outbreak investigation – prior to a public health advisory or recall of a certain
    ...
    11-19-2020, 12:13 PM
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    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control | site |


    High Blood Pressure Control IS Possible


    (October 7, 2020) - - On October 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Today, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides strategies for those on the frontlines of health care and public health to address this costly, dangerous and far too common chronic health condition.







    Hypertension,...
    11-11-2020, 04:24 AM
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs releases COVID-19 Response Report
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs releases COVID-19 Response Report | site |


    (November 9, 2020) - - On November 9, 2020 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs today announced publication of its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response Report detailing its efforts to address the pandemic from early January through June 30. The report results are a continuation of VA’s pledge to share best practices and lessons learned with other government agencies and the private health care system while the country fights COVID-19. “As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA’s COVID-19 response has been robust and far-reaching. This includes 24 current and 75 completed Fourth Mission assignments involving more than 2,000 VA employees helping to support non-Veteran patients and non-VA health care systems,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This
    ...
    11-10-2020, 02:49 PM
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    Federal Trade Commission Releases Agenda for Franchise Rule Virtual Workshop
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    Federal Trade Commission Releases Agenda for Franchise Rule Virtual Workshop| site |



    (November 3, 2020) - - Today, November 3, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission has released the agenda for the Franchise Rule virtual workshop on November 10.

    The event will explore a number of issues related to the Franchise Rule, and the comments received in response to the FTC’s request for comment about the Rule last year. The Rule is designed to ensure that consumers who are considering buying a franchise have key information they need to weigh the risks and benefits of that potential investment. Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will give introductory remarks to kick off the event and will be followed by Congressman Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, who will give an opening address. The three panel discussion will focus on representations that franch
    ...
    11-05-2020, 09:14 PM

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