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J. Williams

Bipartisan Deal Reached On $2.1 Billion Capitol Security Bill

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) on Tuesday announced a $2.1 billion bipartisan agreement that would bolster Capitol Hill security and fund the relocation of Afghans who helped the U.S. government during the war, according to top lawmakers in that chamber. The bipartisan pact …

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Veterans Affairs mandates COVID-19 vaccine for medical employees

Veterans Affair

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare personnel, the VA secretary announced Monday. The mandate applies to Title 38 VA healthcare personnel, such as physicians, nurses, dentists, and chiropractors, “who work in Veterans Health Administration facilities, visit VHA facilities or provide direct care to those …

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Missouri Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Medicaid Expansion

healthcare

The Missouri Supreme Court Thursday unanimously reversed a lower court decision that found the state’s Medicaid expansion unconstitutional. The high court overruled Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem’s decision that upended the long-running push to add as many as 275,000 low-income Missourians to the government-run health insurance program. In doing …

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Duckworth, Pressley Pushes For Paid Leave For Pregnancy Loss

Sen. Tammy Duckworth

Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley introduced legislation to raise awareness about pregnancy loss and establish new paid leave benefits for workers experiencing painful challenges while seeking to grow their families. The Support Through Loss Act would support those experiencing the loss of a pregnancy or other challenges starting …

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