A Federal Office to Combat the Loneliness Crisis? New Bill Introduced
The U.S. is experiencing a loneliness epidemic — and at least one politician is trying to do something about it.
On Tuesday, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., introduced legislation to create a national policy to promote social connection and address soaring rates of loneliness. The National Strategy for Social Connection Act aims to establish a new federal office that would work across various federal agencies to improve social infrastructure and institute new guidelines similar to those on sleep, nutrition, and physical activity.
“Loneliness is one of the most serious, misunderstood problems facing America...