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The Never Again Education Act, which would help provide federal funding to expand Holocaust education in the US, passed the Senate with bipartisan support.
The bill was first introduced to the House of Representatives by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) and Elise Stefanik (R-New York). The House passed the bill on January 27.
The lawmakers behind the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund rolled out a bill Thursday that would create a similar financial rescue fund for essential workers who suffer or die from the coronavirus pandemic.
House Democrats would scuttle President Donald Trump’s plan to let states draw legislative maps based on the population of citizens following the 2020 census, under a bill unveiled Tuesday that would also grant the administration its requested deadline extension to complete the decennial count.
The Senate is expected to vote on legislation to fund expanded Holocaust education resources across the country following its discharge from the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.
A committee staffer told JI that H.R.943, the Never Again Education Act, will be put forward for a unanimous consent vote.
Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that would forgive student loan debt for front-line medical workers.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would create a loan forgiveness program for front-line health care workers.
House Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., sent a letter to Jaguar Health Inc. on Monday chiding the drugmaker for tripling the price of a medication that could be used with potential coronavirus treatments and demanding copies of the company’s internal communications about the increase.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD are facing growing calls to release demographic data showing which New Yorkers are getting hit with fines for breaking social distancing rules.
Neither snow, rain, heat nor gloom of night may stay the Postal Service from its appointed rounds, but lawmakers warned Thursday that coronavirus shut it down if Congress does not come up with a bailout soon.