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CSTE Applauds Biden Administration's $7 Billion Investment to Strengthen Public Health Workforce

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:56pm

b'ATLANTA, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) has issued the following statement regarding today\'s announcement that the Biden-Harris Administration will invest $7 billion from the American Rescue Plan to hire and train public health workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:\n"CSTE applauds the Biden administration\'s commitment of $7 billion from the American Rescue Plan to grow and strengthen our nation\'s public health workforce.

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  • b'ATLANTA, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) has issued the following statement regarding today\'s announcement that the Biden-Harris Administration will invest $7 billion from the American Rescue Plan to hire and train public health workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:\n"CSTE applauds the Biden administration\'s commitment of $7 billion from the American Rescue Plan to grow and strengthen our nation\'s public health workforce.
  • Specifically, we are encouraged to see the inclusion of epidemiologists and data scientists in the public health professionals highlighted in the plan.
  • Effective disease surveillance and good data are the backbone of any public health emergency response, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the flaws and prior lack of investment in our nation\'s public health infrastructure and workforce.
  • CSTE looks forward to further collaboration with Congress and the Biden administration to grow and build the next-generation public health workforce.

FAIR: It's Time for the Media to Start Asking Some Serious Questions About the Administration's Border and Immigration Crisis?

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:03pm

It is time for the watchdogs to start barking," said Stein.\nIn a document titled, Questions the Media Should be Asking about the Biden Border Crisis FAIR provides several dozen questions that reporters covering the White House should be asking administration officials that would shed light on the administration\'s actions and immigration policy objectives.

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  • It is time for the watchdogs to start barking," said Stein.\nIn a document titled, Questions the Media Should be Asking about the Biden Border Crisis FAIR provides several dozen questions that reporters covering the White House should be asking administration officials that would shed light on the administration\'s actions and immigration policy objectives.
  • Yet most mainstream news media in dereliction of their duty refuse to ask the questions that need to be asked," concluded Stein.\nFounded in 1979, FAIR is the country\'s largest immigration reform group.
  • With over 3 million members and supporters nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests.
  • FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fair-its-time-for-the-media-to-s...\n'

NEW POLL: Majority of Voters Believe the U.S. Must Hold Countries Accountable for Trade Commitments

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:47pm

"By enforcing bilateral trade rules -- particularly in Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and South Africa -- policymakers can expand market access for U.S. businesses and defend American innovations from misuse and devaluation abroad.

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  • "By enforcing bilateral trade rules -- particularly in Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and South Africa -- policymakers can expand market access for U.S. businesses and defend American innovations from misuse and devaluation abroad.
  • "\nThe nationwide poll, conducted by Sard Verbinnen & Co, surveyed 1,000 nationally representative registered voters from March 19 - April 7, 2021.
  • Among its findings:\nA majority of voters surveyed (57%) believe it is important for the United States to be a global leader in high-tech industries.
  • "As President Biden works to rebuild our nation\'s economy, we urge him to heed the desires of American voters and get tough on trade enforcement.

TODAY: CAIR Co-Sponsors #SaveSheikhJarrah Protest in Front of State Department in D.C.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 5:07pm

b"WASHINGTON, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --LATER TODAY, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join partner civil rights organizations at a protest led by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) in front of the State Department in Washington, D.C., to call on the Biden administration to condemn and oppose the Israeli government's campaign to expel Palestinian families from Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.\nProtest participants will also demand an end to violent attacks on Palestinian worshippers and protesters at, and even in, the Al-Aqsa mosque.\nWHAT: 'Stop Jerusalem Expulsions' #SaveSheikhJarrah Protest Outside State Department in D.C.\nCONTACT:CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com ; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com\nYesterday, CAIR called on all Americans to contact their U.S.

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  • b"WASHINGTON, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --LATER TODAY, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join partner civil rights organizations at a protest led by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) in front of the State Department in Washington, D.C., to call on the Biden administration to condemn and oppose the Israeli government's campaign to expel Palestinian families from Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.\nProtest participants will also demand an end to violent attacks on Palestinian worshippers and protesters at, and even in, the Al-Aqsa mosque.\nWHAT: 'Stop Jerusalem Expulsions' #SaveSheikhJarrah Protest Outside State Department in D.C.\nCONTACT:CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com ; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com\nYesterday, CAIR called on all Americans to contact their U.S.
  • Senators and the Biden Administration to push those demands.\n"

Federal Energy Experts Release Paper Outlining Roadmap for Federal Agencies to Successfully Implement Climate, Resilience Goals

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 3:32pm

b'WASHINGTON, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Seth Kirshenberg of Kutak Rock LLP and Brian Oakley of JLL have released a paper entitled "Roadmap to Implementing Climate and Resilience Goals: Federal Agency Solutions."

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  • b'WASHINGTON, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Seth Kirshenberg of Kutak Rock LLP and Brian Oakley of JLL have released a paper entitled "Roadmap to Implementing Climate and Resilience Goals: Federal Agency Solutions."
  • The paper is designed to assist the federal government to meet the goals of the Biden Administration\'s Executive Order 1408 (EO 1408) addressing the threat of global climate change.\n"Federal procurement can be a powerful initiative to drive, among other activities, greater adoption of carbon-free energy sources by federal agencies," Kirshenberg and Oakley point out in their paper.
  • "As the largest power purchaser in the country, the federal government affects the types and cost of power available for the entire United States and can potentially increase the market for carbon-free electricity.
  • "\nThe Biden Administration has indicated it will move forward with significant federal purchasing of carbon-free power.

Black leaders, business owners call out Stacey Abrams and demand dialogue with corporate America about the diversity of opinions in the Black community

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 3:15pm

"Stacey Abrams doesn\'t actually care about making it easier for Black people to vote; she only cares about making it easier for Democrats to vote.

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  • "Stacey Abrams doesn\'t actually care about making it easier for Black people to vote; she only cares about making it easier for Democrats to vote.
  • "\nThe press conference participants said Abrams has deliberately misled people about numerous provisions of the Election Integrity Act such as voter ID requirements, electioneering restrictions, and early voting rules to fit her preconceived talking point that the law is "Jim Crow in a suit and tie."
  • "Frankly, it\'s insulting that corporate leaders were so willing to go along with her narrative of Black helplessness, and it\'s patronizing that they thought they were advancing the interest of Black voters by opposing this common-sense effort to ensure free and fair elections for all Georgians.
  • "\nSpeakers at the press conference also pointed out that the rhetoric by Stacey Abrams and President Joe Biden directly influenced the MLB\'s decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta.

Biden administration ignores the science as it seeks to punish medical professionals, says Family Research Council

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:58pm

The Obama administration first adopted a similar definition in 2016, six years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, but it was blocked by federal courts.

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  • The Obama administration first adopted a similar definition in 2016, six years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, but it was blocked by federal courts.
  • In 2020, the Trump administration restored the original, plain, historical meaning of "sex" in the law.
  • Now, the Biden administration wants to punish medical professionals for recognizing this fact.
  • Gender transition procedures are not fully embraced within the medical community because of their severe, negative, psychological, and physical impacts.

FAU Poll: Biden Has More Work to Do to Win Over Florida Voters

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'BOCA RATON, Fla., May 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --U.S. President Joe Biden won praise in Florida for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but registered voters still issued only tepid approval for his first 100 days in office, according to a statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).\nOverall, 45 percent of the 893 respondents approve of the job Biden has done so far, with 43 percent disapproving and 13 percent undecided.

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  • b'BOCA RATON, Fla., May 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --U.S. President Joe Biden won praise in Florida for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but registered voters still issued only tepid approval for his first 100 days in office, according to a statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).\nOverall, 45 percent of the 893 respondents approve of the job Biden has done so far, with 43 percent disapproving and 13 percent undecided.
  • "Younger voters were far more likely to approve of President Biden.
  • The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points.
  • The polling results and full cross-tabulations are available by clicking here .\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fau-poll-biden-has-more-work-to-...\n'

United States Construction Market Trends and Opportunities Report 2021-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 12:50pm

b'The "Construction in the United States of America (USA) - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2025 (Q1 2021)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nUS construction output to grow by 1.4% in 2021, and 2.3% over the remainder of the forecast period, with risks on the upside if President Joe Biden manages to pass his second rescue plan later this year, which includes more long-term investment in infrastructure and green energy projects.\nAlthough activity in the industry is likely to slow slightly in the first half of 2021, largely due to the current effects of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions, the fast vaccine rollout and Biden\'s US$1.9 trillion relief plan - which passed in March, on top of the US$900 billion relief bill passed last December by the Trump administration - are expected to give a boost to the industry this year.\nThe government\'s efforts to vaccinate most of the US population by September have raised hopes that hard-hit sectors such as leisure and hospitality, retail, offices and air transport could recover faster in the second half of 2021.

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  • b'The "Construction in the United States of America (USA) - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2025 (Q1 2021)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nUS construction output to grow by 1.4% in 2021, and 2.3% over the remainder of the forecast period, with risks on the upside if President Joe Biden manages to pass his second rescue plan later this year, which includes more long-term investment in infrastructure and green energy projects.\nAlthough activity in the industry is likely to slow slightly in the first half of 2021, largely due to the current effects of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions, the fast vaccine rollout and Biden\'s US$1.9 trillion relief plan - which passed in March, on top of the US$900 billion relief bill passed last December by the Trump administration - are expected to give a boost to the industry this year.\nThe government\'s efforts to vaccinate most of the US population by September have raised hopes that hard-hit sectors such as leisure and hospitality, retail, offices and air transport could recover faster in the second half of 2021.
  • Nevertheless, the ongoing move to online shopping, which has accelerated during the pandemic, is creating less demand for retail buildings and more demand for warehouse properties, while the notable shift to remote working is likely to impact on demand for new office buildings, but this is expected to be less of an issue as the pandemic recedes.\nPresident Biden wants to build a modern and sustainable infrastructure to make it more resilient to the effects of climate change and achieve a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions by 2050.
  • He is calling for a US$2 trillion investment package with a focus on transport infrastructure and clean energy to be deployed over the next eight years.\nSome of his major policy proposals include more investments to repair the country\'s aging roads, highways, and bridges, build more affordable housing units and expand broadband access, as well as increase investment to accelerate the adoption of electric cars and charging infrastructure, and install advanced metering systems to both modernize the country\'s electric grid and increase energy efficiency.\nAn additional set of investment measures that are reportedly being planned, and would be centered on healthcare, childcare, and education, could push the overall investment package up to US$4 trillion.\nThis report provides detailed market analysis, information, and insights into the US construction industry, including -\nThe US construction industry\'s growth prospects by market, project type and construction activity\nCritical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, as well as an analysis of key risks and opportunities in the US construction industry\nAnalysis of the mega-project pipeline, focusing on development stages and participants, in addition to listings of major projects in the pipeline.\nHistorical (2016-2020) and forecast (2021-2025) valuations of the construction industry in the US, featuring details of key growth drivers.\nAnalysis of the mega-project pipeline, including breakdowns by development stage across all sectors, and projected spending on projects in the existing pipeline.\n'

Winners of Annual Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship Announced

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 1:39pm

Grant is pleased to announce the 2021 winners of the annual Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship.

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  • Grant is pleased to announce the 2021 winners of the annual Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship.
  • The scholarship honors college-bound high school seniors from Delaware \xe2\x80\x9cwho embody the virtues of Beau Biden, who exhibit qualities of leadership, community, civility, respect, and a strong moral compass.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThe Scholarship selection team reviewed applications from over 100 high school seniors before naming this year\xe2\x80\x99s winners.
  • The selection committee commented that, \xe2\x80\x9cJahmere, Madison, and Margaret embody the highest standard of leadership, goodwill, community service, and compassion in their school and lives.
  • In the true spirit of Beau, all of the Scholarship recipients chose to think of others in this uncertain time, innovating ways to make a true difference in the lives of their communities.\nMore on the 2021 Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship recipients:\nJahmere Hargraves, Wilmington, is a 2021 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School.