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Health Care, Industry

Biden outlines vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal

June 21, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June because of regulatory and other hurdles, officials said as they announced new plans Monday for sharing […]


Policy, State & Local

California weighs extending eviction protections past June

June 21, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation’s most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords whole while giving renters a clean slate. […]


Federal, Policy

Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

June 17, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The United States is commemorating the end of slavery with a new federal holiday. President Joe Biden is set to sign legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on […]


Industry, Workforce

Companies should utilize real-time compensation data to ensure equal pay

June 16, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are often thought to be an issue that can be solved by intuition by some segment of the HR team. However, in reality, it needs to come from a data-driven approach that encompasses the […]


Cybersecurity

TSA preps second pipeline cyber directive

June 15, 2021

Via: FCW

The Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers on Tuesday that the agency is developing a second security directive focused on requirements for pipeline cybersecurity mitigation measures and that the agency has a cadre of inspectors ready to enforce those requirements. Sonya […]


Education, Industry

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

June 14, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices on Monday put off a decision about whether they […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

House Committee on Transportation advances two bipartisan infrastructure bills

June 14, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved two major pieces of legislation to modernize America’s roads, bridges, highways, rail, transit, and wastewater systems. Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said the two bills, the INVEST in America Act and […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Bridge infrastructure bill reintroduced in House

June 9, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Garret Graves (R-LA), and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) reintroduced legislation that would establish a dedicated source of funding to repair American bridges. The Bridge Investment Act, previously introduced in 2019 and 2017, […]


Federal, Policy

US identifies 3,900 children separated at border under Trump

June 8, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The Biden administration said Tuesday that it has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal crossings, providing one of the more detailed accounts of a […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden to launch task force on bottlenecks in supply chains

June 8, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

After completing a review of supply chains, the Biden administration announced Tuesday that it was forming a task force to address the bottlenecks in the semiconductor, construction, transportation and agriculture sectors. Administration officials said the goal of the review, detailed […]