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CDC funds target COVID-19 vaccine program expansion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has earmarked $3 billion to 64 jurisdictions to bolster broad-based COVID-19 vaccine…

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Lawmakers urge refrain from Iran approach

A group of lawmakers recently forwarded correspondence to President Joe Biden to encourage a reset if the approach towards Iran…

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Senators urge Biden administration to fund secure 5G networks

U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) joined a group of bipartisan Congress members to urge President Joe…

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Man sentenced for attempted chemical weapon purchase

Department of Justice officials said a man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison without parole for attempting…

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Senators introduce legislation to combat illegal firearms trafficking

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bill Monday aimed at combating straw…

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Reps. Cuellar, Katko introduce bill to manage migrant surges

U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced legislation Friday to address migrant surges at the border that…

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Northern border smuggling, trafficking task force formed

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) personnel have formed a task to address the illegal movement…

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HHS launches vaccine public education campaign

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is launching a new public education campaign to encourage people to…

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HHS initiates COVID-19 mask design contest

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has initiated a COVID-19 mask design competition, with officials touting a total…

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Bill targets potential border surges

Reps. John Katko (R-NY) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced last week a measure designed to address potential southwest border surges.…

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Legislation to provide greater oversight of federal prisons’ COVID-19 efforts reintroduced to Congress

U.S. Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) recently reintroduced the Federal…

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HSI, partners warn consumers of COVID-19 post-vaccine survey scam

Homeland Security Investigations, a division of the Department of Justice, is warning U.S. citizens about a scam targeting vulnerable consumers…

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Legislators introduces bill addressing doctor shortages during pandemic

U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AK), John Katko (R-NY), Tom Suozzi (D-NY), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced legislation Monday designed to…

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HHS to expand older adult COVID-19 vaccine access

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

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Senators introduce bill to build on Abraham Accords, normalize Israel relations

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), Todd Young (R-IN), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced last…

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Bill seeks to bolster relations between United States, Taiwan

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) recently reintroduced a bill designed to enhance the relationship between the…

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Bill targets bolstering military survivor benefits

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) recently introduced a measure they said adjusts…

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Senators urge VA to counter coronavirus vaccine misinformation spreading among veterans

A bipartisan group of senators, led by U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), wrote to the Department…

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Phoenix man charged with fraud over $450,000 in COVID relief funds

A Phoenix man is in custody after being charged with fraudulently applying for Paycheck Protection Program loans, investigators with the…

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Rep. Meeks, Sen. Durbin offer input on GAO Mexico firearms trafficking report

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) have offered thoughts regarding the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) update of…

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Bill seeks to empower immigration courts

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has introduced four bills designed to empower immigration courts and make offender aliens deportable. “The Biden…

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More than 300 Medical Reserve Corps units assisting U.S. COVID-19 vaccination efforts

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is playing a major role in the fight against COVID-19 in the United States, deploying…

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DHS to provide $20M in grants for targeted violence, terrorism prevention

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Wednesday that they will be making available $20 million in grant funding…

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Agencies warn of online vaccine scams

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and INTERPOL personnel said the agencies have partnered to issue public warnings concerning online COVID-19 vaccines…

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House Foreign Affairs Committee to consider SAFE Act efforts to involve United States in CEPI

A bill first introduced in the 116th Congress -- the Securing America from Epidemics (SAFE) Act (H.R. 2118) -- is…

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Report calls for national priorities to address COVID-19 pandemic misinformation

A recently released Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health report is calling on…

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Congress eyes domestic terrorism law

Lawmakers began laying the groundwork for domestic terrorism legislation that would explicitly bar certain violent and/or hate groups and acts…

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Sen. Capito visits Customs and Border Protection training facilities

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V), ranking member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, visited the U.S. Customs and Border…

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House Republicans outline plan to counter China threat to United States

Rep. John Katko (R-NY), lead Republican of the House Homeland Security Committee, recently highlighted the great powers’ competition between the…

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Independent board questions AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine data

AstraZeneca, already racked with setbacks in the European Union, faced another crisis in its COVID-19 vaccine efforts on Tuesday when…

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President Biden expresses support for COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) commended President Joe Biden for his statement of support for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.…

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Sens. Smith, Young introduce One Health legislation to combat disease outbreaks

U.S. Sens. Tina Smith (D-MN) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced a bill that would improve coordination among government agencies when…

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Bipartisan, bicameral legislation seeks to support federal firefighters

Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jon Tester (D-MT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)…

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Rep. Luetkemeyer introduces bill to permanently crackdown on illicit fentanyl

A new bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) last week, the Stopping Illicit Fentanyl Trafficking Act, seeks to…

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Rep. Carter reintroduces bill to establish, expand state strategic stockpiles

U.S. Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) reintroduced legislation that would establish and expand state strategic stockpiles Thursday. The legislation,…

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