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News Tipoffs for Oregon Editors Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 7 items )  

$5.5 Million Funding Available for Head Start, Early Head Start Services in Washington
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two grants for head start or early head start services in Hood River, Wasco, Jefferson, Oregon, Skamania and Klickitat counties, Washington. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $5,538,160. The category of funding activity is income security and social services. Eligible Applicants: State governments; City or township g  more

GAO Denies Protest by DURO Health of Oregon
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by DURO Health LLC of Portland, Oregon. According to the GAO, DURO Health LLC, a small business, "protests the failure of the agency to award it a contract under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA4890-18-R-5035, issued by the Department of the Air Force, to provide pre-habilitation support services to fighter aircrew. The protester contends that the techni  more

GAO Issues Report on COVID-19
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-625) entitled "Covid-19: Opportunities to Improve Federal Response and Recovery Efforts". The report was sent to Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, chairman, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vermont, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Sen. Ron   more

GAO Issues Report on National Flood Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-508) entitled "National Flood Insurance Program: Fiscal Exposure Persists Despite Property Acquisitions". The report was sent to Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on June 25, 2020. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report. What GAO Found: "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers three grant programs that can f  more

Rep. Comer Issues Statement on Retirement of Educator Lile
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 25, entitled "Retirement of Benny Lile": I rise today to recognize the extraordinary career of Dr. Benny Lile who recently retired from 35 years of service as an educator in the public-school system. Throughout the last thirty-five years he has served as a substitute teacher, taught in the classroom, worked in central office, the Technology Service Center  more

Rep. DeFazio Issues Statement on George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Oregon, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 26, entitled "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020": Nearly a month ago, our nation watched in horror as a white Minneapolis, MN police officer murdered George Floyd. His murder, and those of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbury, Rayshard Brooks, and far too many others, serve as a sobering reminder of the original sin on which our nation has been bui  more

Senate Conducted 10 Committee Hearings on June 24
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The U.S. Senate conducted ten committee hearings on June 24, 2020: BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill entitled, "United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020". AGRICULTURE LEGISLATION Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded a hearing to examine S. 3894, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a program to reduce barriers to ent  more