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President Biden Doubles Funding For Hurricane Preparedness

Biden, FEMA, hurricane preparedness

President Joe Biden announced Monday at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters that he would be doubling the funding for hurricane preparedness. Biden visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, headquarters to announce the increase in funding from $500 million to $1 billion. “We all know that the storms …

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House Narrowly Passes $1.9 Billion Capitol Security Bill

In a 213-212 vote with three voting present, the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 billion bill on Thursday to increase security at the United States Capitol. The bill will fund security across the Capitol grounds, bolster protections, and increase preparedness for lawmakers, district offices, and the Capitol Police force. …

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Senate Passes $35 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill

The Senate passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 on Thursday. The bipartisan passed Senate 89-2. The two “no” votes were Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee(R-Utah). “Access to clean water is a human right and every American deserves access to clean water no matter the color …

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Infrastructure Proposal Includes $5 Billion For Violence Prevention Programs

President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure initiative, the “American Jobs Plan,” includes a $5 billion investment towards community-based violence prevention programs. “The crisis on gun violence has destroyed Black and Brown communities for decades. Our pain, our trauma and our lives have been lost for too long without action,” the Community …

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