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Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight

June 28, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden’s top health official said Tuesday that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. But the gap between outrage […]


Federal, Policy

The Latest on the Formula Shortage and What the Government is Doing About It

June 27, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The Biden administration has taken a multi-faceted approach to alleviating the formula shortage, although the president has come under fire for not knowing sooner how severe it was. Here are the latest updates on the federal government’s response, what lawmakers […]


Federal, Policy

Roe ruling shows complex relationship between court, public

June 27, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Supreme Court ruling to overturn its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision is unpopular with a majority of Americans — but did that matter? The relationship between the public and the judiciary has been studied and debated by legal and […]


Federal, Policy

Abortion rights protests continue outside SCOTUS for 2nd day

June 25, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

On Saturday afternoon, the area around the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., once again filled up with demonstrators protesting the court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that allowed for legal access to abortion across the […]


Federal, Policy

Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

June 24, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill Thursday that seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will be Congress’ most far-reaching response in decades to the nation’s run of brutal mass shootings. After years […]


Federal, Policy

Election 2022: Trump endorsement flip scrambles Alabama race

June 21, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks has run his race for Senate on former President Donald Trump’s election lies, refusing to accept the outcome of the 2020 contest. He’s campaigned alongside the organizers of the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the storming […]


Federal, Policy

Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms

June 16, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The federal government is taking preliminary steps toward revising racial and ethnic classifications that have not been changed in a quarter century following calls for more accurate categories for how people identify themselves in federal data gathering. The revisions could […]


Federal, Policy

Biden seeks to counter state actions he sees as anti-LGBTQ

June 15, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden issued an executive order Wednesday to stymie what what his administration calls discriminatory legislative attacks on the LGBTQ community by Republican-controlled states, declaring before a signing ceremony packed with activists, “pride is back at the White House.” […]


Federal, Policy

Justices dismiss Trump-era immigration case, in a Biden win

June 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Supreme Court said Wednesday it was wrong to wade into a dispute involving a Trump-era immigration rule that the Biden administration has abandoned, so the justices dismissed the case. The court had said it would answer the question of […]


Federal, Policy

US failed to stop fraud in COVID loan program, Clyburn says

June 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. failed to take basic steps at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent fraud in a federal aid program intended to help small businesses, depleting the funds and making people more vulnerable to identity theft, the chairman […]