Biden officials ask Congress for $5B in global Covid funds

Biden officials ask Congress for $5B in global Covid funds

“I am carefully reviewing the information the Biden administration has provided about funding required to respond to the coronavirus,” House Appropriations Chair Pink DeLauro (D-Conn.) told POLITICO in a statement. “I will work with my colleagues to meet these important public health needs at home and around the world.” A USAID spokesperson said in a … Read more

Churches tell Sandwell council to apply for levelling up funds 'before it is too late'

Churches tell Sandwell council to apply for levelling up funds 'before it is too late'

A charity has warned Sandwell Council must apply for leveling up funds before it is too late, as the cost of living crisis is set to entrench social inequality further in the borough. The Salvation Army identified Sandwell as being among the five out of the country’s ten poorest areas that have yet to receive … Read more

Biden’s migrant tracking plan still funds for-profit detention group

Biden’s migrant tracking plan still funds for-profit detention group

Migrant-tracking technology the US government is using in part to fulfill President Biden’s pledge to close for-profit detention centers is sold by the subsidiary of a major for-profit detention provider, Axios has learned. why it matters: Human rights advocates and labor unions have long objected to for-profit prisons, saying the financial incentive for mass detention … Read more

New York gets $26M in first tranche of funds for electric car charging stations

New York gets $26M in first tranche of funds for electric car charging stations

New York is eligible for about $26 million in federal funds this year to build electric vehicle charging stations, the Biden administration said Thursday as it rolled out plans to make it possible to drive electric vehicles anywhere without fear of running out of battery power. The initial batch of funds for fiscal 2022 are … Read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis threatened to investigate GoFundMe after they said they’d work with Canadian trucker vaccine protest fundraiser organizers to redistribute funds

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis threatened to investigate GoFundMe after they said they’d work with Canadian trucker vaccine protest fundraiser organizers to redistribute funds

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisMike Ehrmann/Getty Images GoFundMe shut down a fundraiser for a Canadian protest over cross-border trucker vaccine mandates. GoFundMe on Friday said it would work with organizers to redistribute the funds to other charities. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called that plan “fraud” saying he’d investigate “deceptive practices.” gov. Ron DeSantis said he would … Read more