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Bipartisan House legislation introduced Thursday aims to speed up the State Department’s response to reduce and eliminate the 1.4 million passport applications that have piled in the months since COVID-19 struck.
Bipartisan calls to put in place a national cybersecurity director in the White House are gaining steam on Capitol Hill two years after a similar position was eliminated.
Congressional Democrats on Thursday condemned Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma after a watchdog report found she mishandled millions of dollars in government contracts, with some lawmakers renewing or issuing new calls for President Donald Trump to replace his controversial Medicare chief.
The Census Bureau is facing mounting criticism over the Trump administration’s addition of two political appointees last month to its senior staff even as it scrambles to complete the decennial census in the midst of a pandemic.
Lawmakers from both parties want the White House to appoint a national cybersecurity director two years after the position was eliminated by the Trump administration, The Hill reported Thursday.
The New York State COVID Rent Relief Program, established by the state’s Legislature to help households experiencing rent burden due to a loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin accepting applications this week.
The applications will be available online on New York state’s website beginning Thursday, July 16.
To the Editor:
Re “Rich New Yorkers Take Off, and Census Takes Hit” (news article, July 14):
President Donald Trump assailed a pair of Supreme Court rulings Thursday pertaining to his personal financial records in a Twitter rant that called the decisions "not fair."
In a series of rambling tweets, Trump attacked Democrats and former President Barack Obama, arguing that he is being unfairly targeted while others don't face scrutiny.
A New York City politician is introducing a new bill to make sure that the United States is prepared for future pandemics.
PPE shortages are still an ongoing issue for those on the frontlines of COVID-19 response. FEMA’s Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force projected a shortage of approximately 100 million gowns and 40 million N95 respirators this month.
BE PREPARED: As numerous states are pausing their reopening plans after spikes in cases of COVID-19, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY12) officially introduced her Made in America: Preparation for a Pandemic Act on Wednesday afternoon.