End of the COVID state of emergency. Here’s what it means for California – San Francisco Chronicle | NutSocia

The state of emergency gave the federal government more flexibility with its resources to respond to COVID-19, and for most people its lifting will primarily be felt in the delivery and cost of pandemic healthcare. With much uncertainty surrounding the coming changes, people can expect some confusion during the transition, public health experts and officials … Read more

US House of Representatives unanimously agrees on one thing: Lawmakers condemn ‘the horrors…’ – Nebraska Examiner | NutSocia

WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives held one strongly bipartisan Vote Thursday condemning socialism and former socialist leaders, though Democrats chastised most Republicans for spending time on a “political stunt” and refusing to allow debate on an amendment that would have made clear that Social Security and Medicare are not socialist programs. Maryland Democratic … Read more

New veterinary chair plans focus on PACT Act oversight, medical… – Military Times | NutSocia

The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee has 13 new members and a new chair this session, but the committee chair hopes veterans will see from the group the same focus on improving veterans’ benefits that they have had in recent years. “There will be contentious issues,” said Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., who moved from the senior … Read more

FEMA lays the groundwork for a strategic plan: Engage Stakeholders… – FEMA | NutSocia

WASHINGTON – Today, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced the agency’s progress on its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan and position for the year ahead. FEMA completed the first year of its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, developing stakeholder-informed, actionable plans that provide the foundation needed to achieve our ambitious goals. During this planning phase, the agency also identified and … Read more

Biden confirms his top economic adviser is leaving the White House – CNN | NutSocia

CNN — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that his director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese, plans to step down from his role, a long-awaited confirmation of an expected departure. Biden’s statement gave no details on a successor or timing of Deese’s departure, but praised his top economist’s work at a difficult time for … Read more

Bernie Sanders has some big health plans — and it’s not just Medicare for everyone — HuffPost | NutSocia

This article is part of HuffPost’s biweekly politics newsletter. Click here to login. One of the more intriguing policy developments this year is a change at the top of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, where Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) takes the hammer. It’s kind of a milestone for American politics — … Read more

What Could the White House Tenant Rights Proposal Do for Atlanta Renters? – Atlanta Civic Circle | NutSocia

President Joe Biden’s draft federal tenants’ rights bill proposes new safeguards against the exploitation and evictions of the nation’s lowest-income tenants, but housing advocates and experts say the plan doesn’t go far enough to stem evictions. The White House plan sets the stage for federal legislation to “bolster renter protections and promote rent affordability” that … Read more

Is the dining room dead? | real estate | US News – Real Estate | NutSocia

Buying a home is an exercise in making important choices between items that most people don’t really want to choose between. Do you go for the home with the two-car garage or the one with two bathrooms? Should you ditch the fireplace for an upgraded floor in the kitchen? One choice that is becoming increasingly … Read more

Teachers qualify for family leave. Why not bus drivers and canteen workers? – Huff Post | NutSocia

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) gave birth to her first child in 2014 while serving in the House of Representatives. Four years later, she became the first incumbent Senator to give birth to a child while in office. “It wasn’t until I became a mom and was traveling back and forth to Illinois twice a week … Read more