Native American Tribes Deserve Their Full Stimulus Funding

Native American Tribes Deserve Their Full Stimulus Funding

When the CARES Act passed through Congress, $8 billion was set aside to help Native American tribes face the COVID-19 pandemic yet by the end of April none of the appropriated funds had been received. After a legal battle, the Trump administration finally agreed to release the funds although not the full amount.  As Indianz.com […]

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Coronavirus: Task Force Flip Flop, Repealing Obamacare, What’s Next?

Coronavirus: Task Force Flip Flop, Repealing Obamacare, What’s Next?

After Vice President Pence stated earlier this week that the White House coronavirus task force would wind down at the end of May, President Trump came out yesterday to say that its work would continue “indefinitely.” The President said he made the decision to leave the group in place for the foreseeable future after learning […]

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Coronavirus: White House Task Force Reportedly Being Disbanded

Coronavirus: White House Task Force Reportedly Being Disbanded

Yesterday the New York Times reported that the White House coronavirus task force is in the early stages of winding down. As Reuters reported, the White House is looking at the possibility of starting to move coordination of the U.S. COVID-19 response to federal agencies around the Memorial Day weekend. As the Times explained, “It […]

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Coronavirus: CDC Data Does Not Back Trump’s Call to Reopen

Coronavirus: CDC Data Does Not Back Trump’s Call to Reopen

As former FDA commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb wrote in a tweet yesterday, new projections from the CDC in documents obtained by New York Times show a steady rise the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 over next several weeks, reaching about 3,000 daily deaths on June 1st and about 200,000 new cases each day […]

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COVID-19’s Glaring Racial Disparity and What’s Being Proposed To Narrow the Gaps

COVID-19’s Glaring Racial Disparity and What’s Being Proposed To Narrow the Gaps

For communities of color in the United States, years of discriminatory policies and environmental injustice have made them more susceptible to dying from COVID-19. And now, as we’re almost 2 months into lockdown, those same communities are grappling with more severe housing insecurity and worse access to medical care than their white counterparts. As lawmakers […]

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Coronavirus: Worse Than Anticipated

Coronavirus: Worse Than Anticipated

At a Fox News town hall yesterday, President Trump revealed that the US coronavirus death toll could reach “anywhere from 75, 80 to 100,000 people“, a considerable upward shift from his previous estimates last month. As the New York Times reported, during the two-hour broadcast, Trump also acknowledged that he was warned about the coronavirus in […]

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