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May 29, 2020 In The News

ALBANY — New York lawmakers passed legislation late Thursday ensuring families of public employees who die of coronavirus while working on the front lines of the pandemic will receive “line-of-duty” death benefits.

May 26, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — If we can have terrorism insurance, why not protection for pandemics?

That's the aim of a new bill offered Tuesday by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), modeled on similar legislation passed after the 9/11 terror attacks to jumpstart a construction industry that couldn't get coverage for new projects.

May 26, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The author of a federal report that found U.S. hospitals faced severe shortages of coronavirus test supplies says she is not intimidated by criticism from President Donald Trump, even after he moved to replace her as chief watchdog of the Department of Health and Human Services.

May 26, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Glenn A. Fine, ousted by President Trump last month as head of a watchdog panel assigned to oversee how his administration spends trillions of taxpayer dollars in coronavirus pandemic relief, announced Monday he was resigning from his Pentagon job.

May 22, 2020 In The News

House Democrats on Friday announced a new bill to protect inspectors general from political retribution in response to President Donald Trump’s “relentless attacks” against government watchdogs.

May 21, 2020 In The News

Insurers unveiled a proposal on Thursday that calls for the federal government to compensate businesses hurt by future viral outbreaks, the latest attempt by the industry to fend off pressure from lawmakers to offer coverage for pandemics.

May 20, 2020 In The News

The top official at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) watchdog agency will testify before the House Oversight Committee next week, according to a congressional aide.

Christi Grimm, the HHS principal deputy inspector general, will testify during a remote briefing May 26. 

May 19, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to remove the Transportation Department’s acting inspector general, the latest in a string of actions by Trump to fire or replace government watchdogs.

The Democratic chairs of three House panels on Tuesday demanded that Mitch Behm be reinstated immediately as acting inspector general. 

May 14, 2020 In The News

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.