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FHWA Delivers Largest Federal Highway Apportionment in Decades as Part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding

United States Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced today that it is providing $52.5 billion in funding to all 50 states and the District of Columbia under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The $52.5 billion in apportioned funding for Fiscal Year 2022 represents […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Dose to 16- and 17-Year-Olds

Food and Drug Administration

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for administration to individuals 16 and 17 years of age at least six months after completion of primary vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. “Vaccination and getting a booster […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Food and Drug Administration

An FDA Press Release November 19, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age and older after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Updates Test Policies to Help to Ensure Accuracy and Reliability of Tests and Increase Access to At-Home Tests

Food and Drug Administration

An FDA Press Release November 15, 2021 Agency Details Test Priorities and Takes Steps Regarding the Appropriate Oversight of Tests Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking several important actions to support ongoing nationwide COVID-19 testing efforts. These actions are aimed at further increasing access to accurate and reliable COVID-19 tests, particularly diagnostic […]

Miller-Meeks Recognizes Bras for a Cause

Miller-Meeks Recognizes Bras for a Cause

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, October 20th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Bras for a Cause. Her remarks as prepared for delivery below: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I would like to take the time to recognize an extraordinary […]

FDA Issues Landmark Proposal to Improve Access to Hearing Aid Technology for Millions of Americans

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rule Would Establish New Category of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids October 19, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a landmark proposal intended to improve access to and reduce the cost of hearing aid technology for millions of Americans. The agency proposed a rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Additional Actions on the Use of a Booster Dose for COVID-19 Vaccines

Food and Drug Administration

October 20, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action to expand the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. The agency is amending the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of a single booster dose as follows: The use of a single […]

Best Of Humanity On Display In Wake Of Ida

Volunteers from New Sharon Fire and Biloxi, Mississippi work to remove a tree from a home in Louisiana.

Livingston, LA – The best of humanity was on display in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Anna Cockerham was taking refuge in a shelter in the town of Livingston after Ida pushed a power pole into her rental home. Lightning then struck the wires, which then started a fire. Cockerham then […]

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Food and Drug Administration

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization […]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Honoring Their Sacrifice

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

As a 24-year U.S. Army veteran and a Congresswoman representing a state with thousands of Gold Star Families, active-duty military, and retired servicemen and women, one of my top priorities in Congress is looking out for their best interests. Tragically, many veterans who have served our country suffer from emotional trauma such as depression, anxiety, […]

               

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