Tag: health and human services


Kathy Castor Introduces the Advancing Student Services in Schools Today Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., showcased the “Advancing Student Services in Schools Today (ASSIST) Act.” Castor’s office offered some of the reasons why she introduced the proposal at the end of last week. “Our...
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Rick Scott Urges HHS to Reject COVID Tests Made in China

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Xavier Becerra and demanded that the Biden administration prioritize the purchase of American-made COVID-19...

Marco Rubio, Raphael Warnock Team Up on ‘Improving Coordination for Healthy Moms Act’

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s, D-Ga., “Improving Coordination for Healthy Moms Act.” The bill will “strengthen the federal government’s efforts to improve maternal health outcomes...

Al Lawson: $3 Million Headed to North Florida to Increase Vaccinations in Underserved Communities

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., announced $3 million in federal funds is headed to Florida’s Fifth Congressional District for community-based efforts to increase vaccinations in underserved communities. The funding is a part of...
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Politicians Supporting COVID-19 Shutdowns Could Pay a Price at the Ballot Box in Florida

Shutdowns and restrictions have damaged Florida’s economy and Walt Disney World recently announced around 28,000 layoffs. 

Donna Shalala Introduces Resolution to Mark National Hispanic Nurses Day

Shalala rounded up 17 cosponsors including fellow Democrat U.S. Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García of Illinois and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Darren Soto of Florida to back the resolution. 
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Florida Cities Being Sued Over Mandating Face Masks

Floridians not following the orders could be fined and, in some cases, could end up in front of a judge.

Marco Rubio Urges Mike Pence, HHS Expand COVID-19 Testing, Change Hospital Bed Capacity...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Y.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar requesting the administration shift its approach to measuring hospital bed capacity and expand testing strategies.

Florida Congressional Democrats Want Ron DeSantis to Issue Statewide Mask Order

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., came out swinging at the governor.
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Gus Bilirakis Wants HHS, CDC to Launch National Campaign Focused on Coronavirus Awareness, Knowledge

According to the congressman's office, the bill “would fund CDC grants to  entities throughout the country to raise public awareness about health resources available at local community health centers, including information about testing sites and criteria" and launch a national campaign which would be “multilingual and culturally competent based on scientific evidence to enhance knowledge about Covid-19 to every American community.”

Nancy Pelosi Taps Donna Shalala to Help Oversee Federal Stimulus Funds

Pelosi tapped U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who served as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Clinton presidency, to serve on the commission.

Donna Shalala Talked Up as Joe Biden’s Running Mate by New York Times Columnist

Now another Democrat from the Sunshine State is being mentioned as Biden’s possible understudy: U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla.