0 Politics & Government The Biden administration said it would work to expand and strengthen 18 facilities the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Daily Montanan , News Partner Posted Reply Daily Montanan April 7, 2022 The Biden administration announced plans Tuesday to create a national research action plan that could provide answers to public health officials trying to diagnose and treat so-called “Long COVID-19.” The illness that lasts for months and possibly even years has so far confounded doctors trying to figure out exactly why some people are left with life-changing symptoms after fighting off the initial illness. The new initiative — designed to provide guidance on diagnosis, treatment and support — will be run out of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, but will include several other federal stakeholders, according to the White House. A memo Biden signed Tuesday also directs … [Read more...] about Biden Administration Details New Research Plan On ‘Long COVID’ Illness
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0 Politics & Government The legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Joe Biden following Senate passage as early as Thursday. Daily Montanan , News Partner Posted Reply Daily Montanan March 13, 2022 Vulnerable lawmakers from throughout the country are set to rake in federal cash for home-state projects after a major spending bill included the first round of earmarks in more than a decade. Members from both political parties began requesting thousands of projects last year when U.S. House and Senate leaders resurrected what’s called “member-directed spending” — resulting in billions of dollars in earmarks spread across Congress. Leaders also overhauled the process with new oversight mechanisms and guardrails to prevent the type of scandals that plagued the earmarks process — known derisively as “pork-barrel spending” — in years past. Based on the flood of celebrations, tweets and press … [Read more...] about Return Of Earmarks A Boon For Members Of Congress Facing Midterm Battles
0 Politics & Government "Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, even cancer and Alzheimer's disease are linked to either sleep loss or that circadian misalignment." Daily Montanan , News Partner Posted Reply Daily Montanan WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats in Congress can agree on sleep, or more precisely, the inconvenience of losing or gaining an hour of it each year thanks to going on and off daylight saving time. “I believe that any justifications for springing forward and falling back are either outdated or are outweighed by the serious health and economic impacts we now know are associated with the time changes,” U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone of New Jersey said this week. As Americans prepare to adjust their clocks this weekend for daylight saving time, lawmakers at an Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Wednesday assembled a panel of experts to discuss the health, energy … [Read more...] about Congress Hates Changing The Clocks Just Like Everyone Else
0 Politics & Government "Rosie, from her garage, out of the necessity of bankruptcy and despair, brought all this together," Stewart said. "I'm just honored." Daily Montanan , News Partner Posted Reply Daily Montanan June 16, 2022 U.S. soldiers deployed to bases in Afghanistan and Iraq often lived and worked alongside large pits where batteries, plastics, rubber, chemicals and other garbage would be lit on fire with jet fuel. The legacy of those burn pits followed thousands of military members back to the United States, where they have suffered from cancer, neurological disorders and numerous other illnesses. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate, in an overwhelming 84-14 bipartisan vote, agreed to expand health care and benefits those veterans will receive, in long-sought, sweeping legislation brokered by Montana Sen. Jon Tester and Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran. “Over the last two decades, an estimated 3.5 million … [Read more...] about U.S. Senate Passes Landmark legislation To Aid Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits, Agent Orange
In July 2023, Barbie , the next film from Academy Award-nominated director Greta Gerwig, is scheduled to hit theaters. A year out from its release date, the movie, which stars Margot Robbie as the iconic plastic doll and Ryan Gosling as her loyal paramour Ken, is already generating reams of online buzz due to paparazzi shots of its costumed stars on the job. You’d have to be living under a rock to avoid the pictures: Robbie and Gosling in pink, fringed cowboy attire, complete with drawstring bell-bottoms and pure white Stetsons . Robbie sporting extra-long blond extensions. Gosling looking like country-and-western Elvis . The getups, which are rumored to have been designed by past Gerwig collaborator Jacqueline Durran, are unhinged, and nobody seems to be able to shut up about Barbie’s hysterical-neon ensembles. In one shot, Robbie and Gosling can be seen clad in homages to 1995’s Hot Skatin’ Barbie: hot-pink biker shorts, fluorescent patterned vests, and … [Read more...] about ‘Barbie’ Is Back in Style. Get Ready to Drown in Pink.
BOGOTÁ (AP) — El presidente electo de Colombia, Gustavo Petro, anunció el jueves como su ministro de Hacienda a José Antonio Ocampo, doctor en Economía de la Universidad de Yale. Se trata del nombramiento más esperado por los mercados y los gremios ante la incertidumbre que supone la elección del primer mandatario de izquierda en el país. Petro hizo el anuncio en su cuenta de la red social Twitter, en la que sostuvo que con Ocampo va a “construir una economía productiva y una economía para la vida”. Ocampo, de 69 años, es un reputado economista que ha ocupado altas posiciones en las Naciones Unidas. Entre 2003 y 2007 fue secretario general adjunto para Asuntos Económicos y Sociales nombrado por el fallecido secretario general del organismo, Kofi Annan. Los gremios de empresarios y la banca han reaccionaron positivamente al nombramiento, asegurando que brinda confianza sobre el carácter técnico que tendría la política macroeconómica. “Se trata sin duda alguna de una muy … [Read more...] about Petro elige a José Ocampo para Hacienda en guiño a mercados