HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden Ramps Up Covid Fight, Reverses Trump

President Joe Biden in his first full day in office plans to issue a sweeping set of executive orders to tackle the raging Covid-19 pandemic that will rapidly reverse or refashion many of his predecessor’s most heavily criticized policies.

New Senators Warnock, Padilla, Ossoff Add Diversity to Chamber

A trio of senators being sworn in Wednesday bring a little more diversity to a chamber that’s long been dominated by older white men.

What to Know in Washington: Biden to Take Oath Amid Shut Capitol

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th U.S. president today in an inaugural ceremony set to unfold under heavy security after weeks of tumult and unrest stoked by Donald Trump.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden Vows Virus Fight Amid 400,000 Deaths

The U.S. has recorded 400,000 Covid-19 deaths, a sobering milestone that comes as the nation prepares to inaugurate a new president who has pledged to speed up delivery of vaccines and promote protective measures like mask-wearing as a patriotic duty.

GovCon Flash: HHS Plans $40 Billion CIO-SP4 RFP by February

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to issue a request for proposal for the 10-year, $40 billion, Chief Information Officer - Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) contract in early February. Brian Goodger, acting director of the National Institu...

Farm Panel Charts Bipartisan Path on Climate, Rural, Social Woes

The House Agriculture Committee plans to pursue climate change remedies, social justice, and aid for rural America in a sweeping agenda when Chairman David Scott (D-Ga.) and ranking member Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.) take over amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Begins Amid Division, Security

President-elect Joe Biden is set to arrive in Washington today, the eve of his inauguration, with the usual backdrop of celebrations and political comity replaced by a military lockdown.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden Boosts Science in Contrast to Trump

The recent round of scientific nominations and vaccine plans announced by President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team indicate the incoming administration is vying to make good on promises to make science-based policy decisions.

Meatpackers Press for Covid-19 Vaccine to Protect Line Workers

Meatpacking workers and their employers are pushing to the front of the line for coronavirus vaccinations as state governments roll out their distribution plans to combat the pandemic.

Republicans Angry About Biden Lash Out At Each Other in Arizona

One day after Arizona’s 2021 state Legislature was sworn in, influential Republican senators subpoenaed voting equipment used in the presidential election with the aim of “confirming the results.”
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