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Biden Invokes Defense Powers to Address Baby Formula Shortage [Video]

Biden Invokes Defense Powers to Address Baby Formula Shortage

Biden Invokes Defense Powers , to Address Baby Formula Shortage. President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act on May 18. “Operation Fly Formula” will make use of planes owned by the Defense Department to assist in the distribution of baby formula. The planes will be deployed both nationally and internationally. I know parents all across the country are worried about finding enough infant formula to feed their babies — , President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. ... as a parent and as a grandparent, I know just how stressful that is, President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. [I have directed my administration] to do everything possible to ensure there’s enough safe baby formula.., President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. ... and that it’s quickly reaching families that need it the most, President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. In this case, the Defense Production Act allows the president to order companies to prioritize the production and distribution of baby formula. . The House of Representatives approved $28 million in emergency funds to address the shortage. It also approved a bill that would ease restrictions on the types of formula that can be purchased through federal aid programs geared toward women and children. I know what it means to not be able to stretch out milk for the entire month, Rep. Jahana Hayes, (CA-D), via 'The New York Times'. With everything going on right now, the last thing a family should have to worry about is feeding their children, Rep. Jahana Hayes, (CA-D), via 'The New York Times'. This is so basic. Everyone understands that we’re all on high alert here, and this is an incredible emergency, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (MI-D), via 'The New York Times'. While the emergency funds did not receive overwhelming bipartisan support, the bill to ease baby formula purchasing restrictions did. The emergency funds would allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to increase its ability to oversee companies that produce baby formula. Both measures are expected to pass in the Senate

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Jan 6 Panel Subpoenas House Minority Leader McCarthy, 4 Other GOP Reps [Video]

Jan 6 Panel Subpoenas House Minority Leader McCarthy, 4 Other GOP Reps

Jan 6 Panel Subpoenas , House Minority Leader McCarthy, , 4 Other GOP Reps. The five subpoenaed Representatives had all declined a voluntary meeting with the House special committee. . In addition to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. the Jan. 6 panel also subpoenaed PA Rep. Scott Perry. OH Rep. Jim Jordan. AZ Rep. Andy Biggs ... ... and AL Rep. Mo Brooks. It is rare for a House committee to issue subpoenas against its own members. The Special House Committee will hold public hearings in June pertaining to the U.S. Capitol riots that occurred on Jan. 6. In a statement confirming the subpoenas, democratic MS Rep. Bennie Thompson explained the panel's decision. The select committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on Jan. 6 and the events leading up to it. , Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), via 'The New York Times'. Before we hold our hearings next month, we wished to provide members the opportunity to discuss these matters with the committee voluntarily. , Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), via 'The New York Times'. Regrettably, the individuals receiving subpoenas today have refused and we’re forced to take this step to help ensure the committee uncovers facts concerning Jan. 6, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), via 'The New York Times'. The subpoenas come after weeks of research and internal debate among committee members as to whether the action was necessary. Minority Leader McCarthy is said to have consulted with counsel as to how to fight the subpoena. The panel reportedly wishes to question McCarthy about his post-Jan. 6 conversations concerning former President Donald Trump

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House Votes To Allow Congressional Staffers To Unionize [Video]

House Votes To Allow Congressional Staffers To Unionize

House Votes To Allow , Congressional Staffers To Unionize. Fox News reports that on the evening of May 10, the House of Representatives passed a bill that gives congressional employees the right to unionize. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, issued a statement after the "historic" bill was passed by a vote of 217-202. Today, the House took historic action paving the way for Congressional staffers to choose to join together in a union. By empowering staffers to advocate for themselves and each other, we take an important step to ensure the House is best able to serve the American people, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, via statement. The Democratic House is committed to honoring their service, while ensuring the Congress is well-positioned to compete for outstanding and diverse staff. Last week, I was proud to announce that the House will set its first-ever pay floor, establishing a minimum annual salary of $45,000, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, via statement. These new steps build on the actions that I have been proud to take as Speaker to strengthen and diversify our Capitol Hill workforce, including establishing the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion to help open the doors to public service for underrepresented communities, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, via statement. Rep. Andy Levin, who authored the resolution, also issued a statement. After 26 years, the House has finally provided its workers the fundamental human right to form a union without fear of retaliation. , Rep. Andy Levin, resolution author, via statement. As someone who has spent decades in the labor movement and devoted their life to protecting and enhancing workers’ rights, this moment stands out as a major highlight, Rep. Andy Levin, resolution author, via statement. According to current White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, President Biden is also in favor of the resolution. According to current White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, President Biden is also in favor of the resolution

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Alabama House Passes Legislation Making Gender-Affirming Medical Care for Minors a Felony [Video]

Alabama House Passes Legislation Making Gender-Affirming Medical Care for Minors a Felony

Alabama House Passes, Legislation Making Gender-Affirming , Medical Care for Minors a Felony. Alabama House Passes, Legislation Making Gender-Affirming , Medical Care for Minors a Felony. Reuters reports that transgender rights have emerged as a major issue in the buildup to November mid-term congressional elections. Of the hundreds of bills that have been introduced by lawmakers across state legislatures, a large number of them have related to trans youth. . Of the hundreds of bills that have been introduced by lawmakers across state legislatures, a large number of them have related to trans youth. . On April 7, lawmakers in the Alabama House passed a bill to make gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth a felony. Reuters reports that the bill was passed 66-28 by Alabama's House of Representatives. . Medical providers found in violation of the new law, which still needs to be approved by Republican Governor Kay Ivey, could face 10 years in prison. Reuters reports that Democrats in the Alabama House argued that the bill contradicts Republican principles. This is not small government; this is not a conservative bill, Neil Rafferty, Democratic Representative from Alabama, via Reuters. Republican Representative Wes Allen compared the new legislation to laws that prevent minors from getting tattoos or buying cigarettes. . Republican Representative Wes Allen compared the new legislation to laws that prevent minors from getting tattoos or buying cigarettes. . We make decisions in this body all the time that are to protect children from making decisions that could permanently harm them, Wes Allen, Republican Representative from Alabama, via Reuters. Alabama's governor has not said whether she would sign the bill. . The American Civil Liberties Union has said that it would legally challenge the bill if the governor signed it into law

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Nancy Pelosi Tests Positive for COVID-19, Not Showing Symptoms [Video]

Nancy Pelosi Tests Positive for COVID-19, Not Showing Symptoms

Nancy Pelosi Tests , Positive for COVID-19, , Not Showing Symptoms. CNBC reports Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has officially tested positive for COVID-19. After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic. , Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff, via Twitter. Pelosi's diagnosis comes as several other high-level government officials tested positive for COVID after attending Washington's Gridiron Club and Foundation Dinner on April 2. According to CNBC, Pelosi wasn't in attendance, but more than a dozen of D.C.'s elite who were there have tested positive. According to CNBC, Pelosi wasn't in attendance, but more than a dozen of D.C.'s elite who were there have tested positive. Pelosi's positive test comes merely a day after she stood next to President Joe Biden at a bill signing at the White House. At 82 years old, Pelosi is second in the order of presidential succession after Vice President Kamala Harris. At 82 years old, Pelosi is second in the order of presidential succession after Vice President Kamala Harris. The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted... , Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff, via Twitter. ... and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided. , Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff, via Twitter. The Speaker will quarantine consistent with CDC guidance... , Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff, via Twitter. ... and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and test regularly. , Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff, via Twitter. ... and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and test regularly. , Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff, via Twitter

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