Five more House lawmakers test positive for COVID

Five more House lawmakers test positive for COVID

Five more House lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, adding to the growing number of Washington, DC figures coming down with the virus. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Frank Pallone (DN.J.), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) And Elaine Luria (D-Va.) Have all announced positive COVID -19 test results since Friday. A … Read more

Health Care – Romney says he’s making progress on COVID aid

Health Care – Romney says he’s making progress on COVID aid

Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. Subscribe here. Mark your calendars: The House is poised to vote on a marijuana legalization bill as soon as next week. With the support of Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerRomney says Dems to send him … Read more

House chair presses FDA on ‘delayed response’ to contaminated baby formula

House chair presses FDA on ‘delayed response’ to contaminated baby formula

The chairman of a House Oversight subcommittee on Thursday opened an inquiry into why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had what he said was a “delayed response” in responding to contaminated infant formula now linked to five hospitalizations and two deaths. Rep. Raja KrishnamoorthiSubramanian (Raja) Raja Krishnamoorthi’Urgent ‘COVID-19 funding hangs in balance amid partisan … Read more

‘Urgent’ COVID-19 funding hangs in balance amid partisan fight

‘Urgent’ COVID-19 funding hangs in balance amid partisan fight

Funding for the next phase of the COVID-19 fight is hanging in the balance amid a showdown over new spending in Congress. The White House is calling for $ 22.5 billion for “immediate” needs ahead of next week’s government funding deadline, but Republicans are resisting the request, saying the billions already provided to fight the … Read more

Advocates criticize ‘tepid’ Biden request for global COVID-19 funding

Advocates criticize ‘tepid’ Biden request for global COVID-19 funding

Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups say the Biden administration’s request for $ 5 billion from Congress for efforts to fight COVID-19 globally, including vaccinations, falls far short of what is needed. They had been pushing for months for $ 17 billion to step up global vaccination and treatment efforts, but the White House asked for … Read more

Frustrated Democrats amp up pressure on Biden over global vaccinations

Frustrated Democrats amp up pressure on Biden over global vaccinations

Congressional Democrats are increasing pressure on the Biden administration to step up its efforts to vaccinate the world, arguing more needs to be done to prevent a new variant from emerging to threaten the United States after omicron. A group of over 80 Democratic lawmakers is pushing for $ 17 billion to support global vaccinations … Read more