Thursday, June 17, 2021
By far the largest share of all women who needed but didn’t take leave (42%) reported needing to take off for their own illness or medical care. Sizeable shares also reported needing time off for errands or personal needs (26%), or to care for a family member who was ill or had medical needs (20%). Some 8% needed but did not take time off for child care (respondents could report more than one reason for needing time off)..."
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
"Aerospace will be at the core of America’s leadership
and strength in the 21st century. The role of aerospace in establishing America’s global leadership was
incontrovertibly proved in the last century. This
industry opened up new frontiers to the world, such
as freedom of flight and access to space. It provided
products that defended our nation, sustained our
economic prosperity and safeguarded the very freedoms we commonly enjoy as
Americans. It has helped forge
new inroads in medicine and
science, and fathered the development of commercial products
that have improved our quality
Given a continued commitment to pushing the edge of man’s engineering, scientific and manufacturing expertise, there is the promise of still more innovations and new frontiers yet to be discovered. It is imperative that the U.S. aerospace industry remains healthy to preserve the balance of our leadership today and to ensure our continued leadership tomorrow.
Our Urgent Purpose
The contributions of aerospace to our global leadership have been so successful that it is assumed U.S. preeminence in aerospace remains assured. Yet the evidence would indicate this to be far from the case. The U.S. aerospace industry has consolidated to a handful of players—from what was once over 70 suppliers in 1980 down to 5 prime contractors today. Only one U.S. commercial prime aircraft manufacturer remains. Not all of these surviving companies are in strong business health. The U.S. airlines that rely upon aerospace products find their very existence is threatened. They absorbed historical losses of over $7 billion in 2001 and potentially more this year.."
"S.475 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Engrossed in Senate (06/15/2021)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to designate Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act”.
SEC. 2. JUNETEENTH NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY AS A LEGAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY.
Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to Memorial Day the following:
“ Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19.”.
Passed the Senate June 15, 2021..."
CDC Recommendations for People with High Risk Factors:
CDC Recommendations for People Not at High Risk:
People with high risk factors who develop flu symptoms should call a health care provider. Tell them about your high risk factor and any exposure to pigs or swine barns you’ve had recently. Human seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against commonly circulating swine influenza viruses, but prescription influenza antiviral drugs can treat infections with these viruses in people..."
Thursday, June 10, 2021
"Both U.S. national strategy documents and Congress’s own
bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force Report have
identified a number of emerging technologiesthat could
have a disruptive impact on U.S. national security in the
years to come. These technologiesinclude
lethal autonomous weapons,
As these technologies continue to mature, they could hold significant implications for congressional oversight, U.S. defense authorizations and appropriations, military concepts of operations, and the future of war.."
Defense and technologies
Who Is Eligible for the VFC Program?
What Is “Underinsured”?
What Is the Cost?
Where Can My Child Get Vaccinated?
Nationally, there are thousands of health care providers enrolled in the VFC program. If your child is VFC-eligible, ask your child’s doctor if they are a VFC provider. Other health care providers that might participate in the VFC program include pharmacies, urgent care clinics, and school-based clinics. For help finding a VFC provider near you, see if your state has a searchable website for VFC providers or call your state or local health department..."
Vaccines and children