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The provisional financing bill is approved by the Chamber;  next stop is Biden's office - Roll Call

The provisional financing bill is approved by the Chamber; next stop is Biden’s office – Roll Call

Democrats also didn’t get everything they wanted in the interim bill. Republicans forced them to cut nearly $27 billion in emergency funds the Biden administration was seeking for COVID-19 and monkeypox response efforts, which was a top priority for the appropriations chairwoman. House, Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. “Despite these shortcomings, the investments included in this bill …

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Cardinals Cupich and Dolan call for reconsideration of transgender mandate

Cardinals Cupich and Dolan call for reconsideration of transgender mandate

It would overturn Trump-era conscience protections that were intended to allow medical professionals not to perform procedures contrary to their beliefs. Cupich and Dolan stated that Section 1557 “rightly prohibits sex discrimination in health care. We wholeheartedly support all efforts to ensure that everyone, without exception, receives the best healthcare due to them. » They …

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Lawmakers watch lame duck for unfinished business on insulin - roll call

Lawmakers watch lame duck for unfinished business on insulin – roll call

Ironically, the Senate plans to use the shell of a House-passed bill capping insulin co-payments as the vehicle for the short-term spending bill. The bill’s provision capping Medicare copays became law as part of the reconciliation bill, though a cap in commercial plans was eventually removed. Lawmakers are also expected to be away most of …

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Interim Financing Measure Progresses After Concession Clearance - Roll Call

Interim Financing Measure Progresses After Concession Clearance – Roll Call

Manchin said in a statement that a “failure to vote” on his proposal would “embolden” leaders like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and push the federal government to the brink of a partial government shutdown. Current credits are due to expire at midnight Saturday. The move likely paves the way for faster passage of the continuing resolution …

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Biden touts actions to promote competition in aviation and agricultural sectors - roll call

Biden touts actions to promote competition in aviation and agricultural sectors – roll call

Airlines for America, which counts American, United, Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, Hawaiian and Alaska among its member airlines, noted in response to a question about the proposed rule that their members already disclose an assortment of fees. “A4A’s member passenger airlines – who are fierce competitors – already provide transparency to consumers, from first search to …

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Waterloo homes, businesses without internet, phone service after vandals cut fiber line

Waterloo homes, businesses without internet, phone service after vandals cut fiber line

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWL) – It has been five days since some Century Link customers in Waterloo near Ansborough and University Avenue have not had phone or internet service. It affects both owners and businesses in the region. According to Century Link, the disruption happened on Sunday when vandals severed a fiber line at the Falls …

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Mental health resources offered after bogus 911 call;  deputies resigned to seeing "dead children"

Mental health resources offered after bogus 911 call; deputies resigned to seeing “dead children”

ROCHESTER, Minn. – It was a tense day for our region as first responders rushed to the scene of active shooter calls in local school districts on Wednesday. Although each call turned out to be a hoax, the emotional stress of responding to these types of incidents is very real. Captain James Schueller explained: “I …

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Record Pace of Green Cards Won't Last Without Congressional Action - Roll Call

Record Pace of Green Cards Won’t Last Without Congressional Action – Roll Call

representing Zoe Lofgren, D-California, and John Curtis, R-Utah, in the House, and Sens. Kevin Cramer, RN.D., and John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., in the Senate, proposed similar bipartisan versions of this bill in Congress. Democrats have proposed an alternative version in both houses, with the support of Senate Judiciary Chairman Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., that would eliminate …

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With Rising Overdoses, A Push For Needle Service Programs - Roll Call

With Rising Overdoses, A Push For Needle Service Programs – Roll Call

Since then, spending laws have changed the scope of the ban, but the ban remains largely intact. Public perception shifted somewhat after Scott County, Indiana experienced a large-scale HIV and hepatitis epidemic in 2015 caused primarily by injection drugs. Then-Governor. Mike Pence has opposed needle service programs, leading experts to criticize his wait to allow …

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Food industry wary of mandates ahead of hunger conference - roll call

Food industry wary of mandates ahead of hunger conference – roll call

But the nature of the problem has also changed. In 1969, the conference focused on hunger and malnutrition and was preceded by prominent legislators and media reports drawing attention to severe malnutrition in poor communities. The 2022 conference is expected to be more nuanced, examining the health consequences of diets and the climate effect of …

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