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Jul 07 2020
DeVos blasts school districts that hesitate at reopening
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday lashed out at school districts that haven't promised to fully reopen their schools this fall, blasting education leaders who won't accept risk and “gave up and didn’t try” to launch summer instruction.
During a call with governors, she slammed the Fairfax, Va., district for its distance learning “disaster” in the spring and offering a choice ofPolitico
Dec 02 2013
Punching bag IRS unscathed in Obamacare rollout, so far
An irony of the botched Obamacare rollout is that one of the federal government’s most reviled agencies has not messed up — yet. The IRS operations to accept and process data on income and health insurance plans from HHS appear to be working and the logjam created by the faulty website has not extended to the IRS, according to interviews with former IRS officials and industry experts.Politico
Mar 28 2020
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Responds to Trump's Interview Praise: "Did Anyone Show You The Rest Of The Show"?
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow responded to a few rare words of praise from President Donald Trump Friday by pointing out several ways he's personally leading "the worst national response of any industrialized nation in the world."
Maddow recently interviewed the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, regarding the hospital construction workNewsweek
Jul 20 2017
The Trump administration is reportedly using taxpayer dollars for PR campaign undermining Obamacare
President Donald Trump's administration has been quietly waging a public relations campaign to undermine public support for Obamacare, former President Barack Obama's signature legislation, according to a new Daily Beast report. Using social media and a series of video testimonials, the Department of Health and Human Services, led by Tom Price, is amplifying criticism of the Affordable CareInsider
Dec 07 2020
Biden to Nominate Xavier Becerra as Health and Human Services Secretary
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, according to people familiar with the decision, selecting a legal advocate who has waged battles to preserve the Affordable Care Act.
Mr. Becerra led a coalition of 20 states and Washington, D.C., in a legal defense of the ACA after Republican-ledWall Street Journal (News)
Aug 23 2014
White House Rolls Out New Birth Control Accommodation For Nonprofits
The Obama administration announced on Friday a new accommodation for religious nonprofits that object to covering the full range of contraceptives in their employee health care plans.
The new accommodation will allow religious nonprofits, such as Catholic schools and hospitals, to opt out of covering birth control by notifying the Department of Health and Human Services of theirHuffPost
Feb 27 2020
DeVos, Democrats spar over block grants, charter schools
Democrats on a House appropriations panel took aim Thursday at the Trump administration's fiscal 2021 Education Department budget plan, warning Secretary Betsy DeVos that many of its proposals won't become law.
The Feb. 10 budget proposal, which would request $66.6 billion — a 7.8 percent cut from fiscal 2020 appropriated levels — garnered universal disapproval from Democrats and someRoll Call
Apr 10 2020
U.S. nearly empties medical supplies stockpile to fight coronavirus
The federal government is in the process of deploying 90% of its stockpiled medical equipment to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Health and Human Services spokesperson Katie McKeogh told Axios Wednesday night.
Why it matters: These shipments aren't enough to meet current demands from states, who are bracing for staggered surges in hospital resource demand through May.
Nov 01 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Trump Admin Proposes End to Obama Crackdown Against Faith-Based Adoption and Foster Care Agencies
A Senior White House Official tells CBN News that the Trump administration plans to announce a move Friday that would allow faith-based adoption and foster care providers to receive federal money without compromising their beliefs on traditional marriage.
Health and Human Services will introduce new federal rules detailing that faith-based groups only need to adhere toCBN
Aug 29 2013
Who's Up for Another Obamacare Delay?
Here we have another Obamacare implementation delay that threatens to adversely impact the timely roll-out of legally mandated state exchanges, on which millions of Americans will rely. Yawn. It's only your healthcare, America. Reuters has the details:
The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements withTownhall