Tuesday, May 11, 2021
DeLauro first introduced the bill, which she insists, “would use research and the science of child development to transform the child welfare system” last summer. U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., John Rutherford, R-Fla., Darren Soto, D-Fla., and Greg Steube, R-Fla., all cosponsored the bill last year. DeLauro brought it back this week with the backing of Bilirakis and Rutherford. 
Last week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., joined U.S. Rep. David Trone, D-Md., and a panel of experts in a discussion about China’s role in America’s opioid crisis, how the crisis is harming American families and communities and what more the U.S. can do to combat the problem.
Backers of the idea say lowering the age would improve the healthcare system, lower prices for consumers and help Americans delaying healthcare for financial reasons until they get coverage through Medicare. But they claim their main reason to explore lowering the age was because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Republicans representing Florida on Capitol Hill are backing the “Abortion Providers Loan Elimination (APLE) Act” which would have Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) affiliates return funds received through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). PPFA received more than $80 million...
Joining Rubio and Sinema were U.S. Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, Thom Tillis, R-NC, Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, John Boozman, R-Ariz., Roy Blunt, R-Mo, and John Hoeven, R-ND.
Buchanan introduced the bill this month and highlighted it on Thursday, insisting it will “streamline drug development and spur innovation without resorting to inhumane and counterproductive experiments on dogs, primates and other animals.”
Three Republicans in the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill--U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart--called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to work with the government of Puerto Rico on COVID-19 vaccinations.
Unfortunately,‭ ‬most guys,‭ ‬not even many health care providers know that April is the month dedicated to making sure adolescent boys and men know about this potentially lethal problem.‭
April is National Minority Health Month, making it the perfect time to focus on the often-significant disparities in health and wellbeing that affect racial and ethnic minorities across our country. But it’s important to remember that these inequities exist every single day of the year, not just in April.
The bill “encourages companies currently producing medical and pharmaceutical equipment abroad to relocate to the U.S.” and “would also enact a tax credit of federal income tax liability for wages and eligible pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in economically distressed zones, including Puerto Rico.”