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Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools Spotlight
Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools
September 26, 2018
by TWN Staff
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In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year, families of the 17 victims have joined together to stop school violence. Read More

Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America Spotlight
Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America
September 22, 2018
by TWN

As the midterm elections draw near, the Blue Dog Coalition turned its attention to rural America this week. Read More

O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America Spotlight
O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America
September 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

Cruising down the Arizona highway in an RV, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, Chairman of the Blue Dog Rural Task Force, was on a mission over August recess: meeting as many constituents as possible. Read More

US health agency urges early vaccinations to fight flu this season In The News
US health agency urges early vaccinations to fight flu this season
September 17, 2018
by TWN

The flu was everywhere last year. A Centers for Disease Control doctor said the past flu season was one of the deadliest. So the CDC is urging people to act now, just before the October start of the 2018-19 flu season, and get vaccinated. That advice applies even to people who delayed a few months into the previous flu season and were vaccinated earlier this year. Read More

How the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responds to a hurricane like Florence In The News
How the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responds to a hurricane like Florence
September 16, 2018
by TWN

For all the political chatter about hurricane response and the human toll of such disasters, one lesson of past monster storms is clear and getting ever more urgent as they get more frequent: Hurricanes claim lives and erode health before, during and after the water, wind and rain hit. Read More

Arkansas to drop almost 4,400 from Medicaid over Trump work requirement Health
Arkansas to drop almost 4,400 from Medicaid over Trump work requirement
September 13, 2018
by TWN

An Arkansas policy backed by the Trump administration that requires people to have a job or lose Medicaid coverage will drop 4,353 people from the health program. Read More

Bill Authorizing Medicinal Cannabis Research at VA Gains Bipartisan Traction in House Health
Bill Authorizing Medicinal Cannabis Research at VA Gains Bipartisan Traction in House
September 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

As medicinal and recreational cannabis laws have swept across states, little progress has been made in Congress to reform longstanding laws prohibiting most cannabis research. Read More

Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished Health
Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished
September 12, 2018
by Angie Craig

Let’s take a realistic approach to improving our complex health care system with someone who spent over 20 years working in health care and grew up at times without health insurance. Read More

FDA to Bolster Cybersecurity of Medical Devices Innovation
FDA to Bolster Cybersecurity of Medical Devices
September 12, 2018
by TWN

After a series of computer security problems in medical devices, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to make sure companies do as much as possible to defend against hacking and other threats. Read More

Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States Foreign Affairs
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
September 11, 2018
by Carrie Lee

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of power across the world. Read More

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