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Law enforcement officials from Pa., Md. urge action against rising numbers of ‘ghost guns’
In Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said there’s been a 437 percent increase in the last year in the number of ghost guns recovered.
Pittsburgh, Philly to share in federal recovery cash rolling out states, cities & counties
The funds will boost the budgets of not just states but thousands of U.S. cities and counties—unlike the first pandemic relief bill passed in 2020, which gave money to only states and larger local governments.
‘The system denies our humanity’: Congressional panel hears heartbreaking stories of Black maternal deaths, pregnancy complications, racism
Black birthing people are three times more likely to experience pregnancy-related death when compared to their white counterparts.
Biden admin says it will permanently restore migratory bird protections
The former Trump-era rule barred government authorities from holding companies liable for environmental violations leading to the deaths of birds protected under the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
States with higher vaccine demand will be able to request more from the feds
Biden also will call on states to be prepared to expand access to younger Americans, with an application from Pfizer expected to be approved as soon as next week that would allow that shot to be given to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15.
With ‘Amtrak Joe’ in the White House, states hope for a passenger rail renaissance
Amtrak’s proposed improvements also include many expansions that state and local officials have already been advocating.
Biden calls for sweeping ‘once-in-a-generation investment’ to reshape the nation
Biden in his first address to a joint session of Congress touted quick results from the massive relief package enacted last month to help heal lingering economic wounds from the pandemic.
Census data kicks off partisan brawl in statehouses over U.S. House seats
States key to Biden’s victory, such as Pennsylvania and Michigan, are set to lose congressional districts, while Colorado, which also backed Biden, will pick up another seat.
Biden to order $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contract workers
The order will go into effect Jan. 30 of next year, according to a fact sheet provided by the administration.
Federal health regulators urge states to restart use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The advisory panel’s 10-4 decision comes as the U.S. is facing new challenges in the vaccination effort.
U.S. House passes D.C. statehood bill, but votes still lacking in Senate
“We look forward to a swift vote in the Senate on this essential legislation,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said ahead of Thursday’s 216-208 vote.
Biden calls for paid time off for vaccinations as U.S. hits 200 million goal
“No working American should lose a single dollar from their paycheck because they chose to fulfill their patriotic duty of getting vaccinated,” Biden said.