“Now is not the time to end a program that is working and successfully increasing testing capacity — especially for underserved communities in the state. Due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in Texas, cities need additional time to prepare for the transition to state and local control of the testing sites,” the lawmakers wrote. … [Read more...] about Trump administration grants funding extension for Texas testing sites
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Top Democrats say Trump sitting on $14 billion for coronavirus testing, contact tracing. The Trump administration has been sitting on nearly $14 billion in funding that Congress passed for coronavirus testing and contact tracing, according to Democratic Sens. Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerOver 1700 veterans ask Senate to pass statehood bill White House says Trump has now been briefed on Russian bounty intel New legislation required to secure US semiconductor leadership MORE of New York and Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayTrump officials seek to reassure public about safety of a potential coronavirus vaccine Overnight Health Care: Trump refuses to say if he slowed down coronavirus testing | US COVID-19 cases rise, marking ugly contrast with Europe | Trump health officials to testify on continued dangers of coronavirus pandemic The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Mark Takano says Congress must extend worker benefits expiring in July; WHO reports record spike in global cases MORE of … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Rep. Mark Takano says Congress must extend worker benefits expiring in July; WHO reports record spike in global cases
> Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Quinton Lucas says country needs to rethink what ‘policing’ means and must decriminalize povertyLess than a week after President TrumpDonald John TrumpUtah Lieutenant Gov. Cox leads Huntsman in close governor's race Trump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary MORE touted a positive jobs report and claimed victory over the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Labor announced Thursday that more than 1.5 million filed new jobless claims in the first week of June. In the week between May 31 and June 6, the total number of seasonally adjusted initial claims for jobless benefits fell to 1,542,000 from a revised total of 1,897,000 in the final week of May. Roughly 705,676 Americans also filed new claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, an extension of jobless benefits to workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic but do not qualify for standard … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says country needs to rethink what ‘policing’ means; US cases surpass 2 million with no end to pandemic in sight
Separately, Hispanic leaders have joined African American advocates and others to urge officials to adopt police reforms following the revelation that a Latino man in police custody in Tucson, Ariz., became yet another fatality. Carlos Ingram López died while being restrained by police on April 21, but his death was not made public until Tuesday. The officers involved resigned last week and Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus offered to resign as well, as Mayor Regina Romero (D) expressed outrage. Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - As virus concerns grow, can it get worse for Trump? Latino man's death in Tucson fuels debate over police brutality on Hispanics Rising COVID-19 cases start political brawl in Arizona MORE (D-Ariz.), told The Hill, "You could have a progressive city council and the most progressive police chief, but with decades of bad policing and bad police culture, you're not going to turn it around easily. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – As virus concerns grow, can it get worse for Trump?
U.S. should have a "couple hundred million" doses of a coronavirus vaccine by start of 2021, Fauci says. The U.S. should have 100 million doses of one candidate COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Healthcare: Fauci predicts 100,000 virus cases a day if US can't control outbreaks | Trump officials seek to reassure about safety of potential COVID-19 vaccine DeSantis says Florida 'not going back' on reopening as COVID-19 cases surge Trump officials seek to reassure public about safety of a potential coronavirus vaccine MORE said Tuesday. “Then, by the beginning of 2021, we hope to have a couple hundred million doses,” he said during a live question and answer session with the Journal of the American Medical Association. (CNN) … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Rep. Val Demings calls for a new DOJ Office of Police Standards; Trump, GOP to pull convention from NC