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June 21, 2020 In The News
For more than 100,000 young Texans, many of whom only know the U.S. as home, the recent 5-4 Supreme Court decision blocking President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) was cause for celebration —welcome news amid the struggle to protect Black lives and the harsh strain of the pandemic and the related economic crisis. But, importantly, this ruling represents a reprieve, not a resolution, of the problem Trump created.
June 8, 2020 In The News
A nursing home deep on San Antonio’s South Side appears to have received $9.3 million in federal bailout funds meant to go to medical providers serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Hunters Pond Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center recently reported getting the funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economics Security Act and other federal programs.
June 8, 2020 In The News
The US government's current supply of remdesivir, the only drug known to work against Covid-19, will run out at the end of the month, Dr. Robert Kadlec, a US Department of Health and Human Services official, told CNN.
May 29, 2020 In The News
Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus money to healthcare providers facing criminal or civil fraud investigations.
May 29, 2020 In The News
Two House Democrats announced Friday they are launching an inquiry into whether the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) misallocated billions in coronavirus stimulus funds meant for hospitals and health care providers during the pandemic.
May 28, 2020 In The News
Donald Trump has been raging against Twitter since the social media platform that helped vault him to the presidency slapped fact-check links on a pair of his tweets.Now, he’s poised to take action today that could bring a flurry of lawsuits down on Twitter, Facebook and other technology giants by having the government narrow liability protections that they enjoy for third parties’ posts, according to a draft of an executive order obtained by Bloomberg.
May 27, 2020 In The News
A San Antonio event planning company was awarded $39 million from the federal government to distribute food to families in need during this pandemic, a move that has been met with controversy and outcry from some politicians. However, Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, representing Texas, said the company has no experience, and hasn't given out a single box of food so far.
May 27, 2020 In The News
Data shows members of the Latinx and African-American communities have seen higher rates of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths around the country. Dr. Alicia Fernandez from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital told lawmakers the Latinx community is disproportionately impacted in other ways.
May 27, 2020 In The News
An event-planning company that received one of the largest federal contracts to provide produce, meat and dairy to hungry families has yet to deliver the much-needed boxes to food banks across the Southwest. The delay has stoked concerns about the Agriculture Department’s new $3 billion “Farmers to Families Food Box Program” — especially surrounding multimillion-dollar contracts awarded to several small firms with little experience in food distribution.
May 25, 2020 In The News
HONG KONG—With his plan to impose sweeping antisedition legislation on Hong Kong, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has revealed a willingness to alter the onetime British colony’s special status as a self-governing city with a speed and scope that has surprised many, from pro-democracy activists to diplomats to businesspeople.