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Saturday, March 6th, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine chiefs eye January launch

Leaders of the effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine said Tuesday more than 60,000 Americans have volunteered to participate in clinical trials at six different pharma companies with the goal to begin distributing a vaccine by January. Operation Warp Speed, created by the Trump administration... Read More »

DARPA conducts sensor testing in Indianapolis

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) SIGMA+ program conducted a test of advanced chemical and biological sensing systems in the Indianapolis area this past August. DARPA collected more than 250 hours of daily life background atmospheric data in the city that helped train... Read More »

Rep. McKinley: Congress must continue to combat opioid crisis

On the second anniversary of the passage of the SUPPORT for Patients and Community Act, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley (R-WV) urged fellow legislators not to overlook the opioid crisis facing the country during the Covid-19 epidemic. On Friday, McKinley said that Congress must continue... Read More »

Sens. Markey, Merkley introduce SAUDI WMD Act

U.S. Sens. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation that seeks to restore oversight of Saudi Arabia’s nuclear capabilities and impede access to technologies that could pave the way to Saudi Arabia’s first nuclear weapon. The Stopping Activities Underpinning... Read More »

National Guard wildfire readiness assessment sought

A group of lawmakers is seeking the National Guard’s assessment of wildfire readiness as a means of aiding states in preparing, fighting, and recovering from such occurrences. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) recently joined... Read More »

CBP opens New York processing facility

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and General Services Administration (GSA) personnel are touting the opening of a new commercial land crossing facility at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry. “This new facility truly fits the needs of the current times as the United States continues to stand... Read More »