CDC says no to clearing encampments during coronavirus outbreak

People living in outdoor homeless encampments should not be evicted during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus unless they can be moved to individual housing units, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended.

Bill in General Assembly would increase the tax credit for living organ donors

After returning home from Iraq, Army veteran Kellen Leech, who was deployed three times over the course of 14 year, wrestled with his mental health: PTSD, survivor’s guilt and depression — until he read a Facebook post about Ellery Payton.
Payton’s previous kidney transplant failed, and in 2012 he needed another one; Leech, a Prince George’s County, Maryland, resident, decided he wanted to donate his.

Arts advocates pin budget hopes – again – on Congress

As they have every year of the Trump presidency, supporters of federal funding for the arts are looking to Congress to reject the administration’s latest proposal to reduce or eliminate spending for a host of high-profile organizations.

Trump’s proposed Chesapeake Bay cleanup cuts draw fire

Members of Congress, state lawmakers and environmental groups are rallying against President Donald Trump’s 91% funding cut for Chesapeake Bay cleanup.

Hoyer says aid is delayed to Puerto Rico following 2017 hurricanes and earthquakes

Puerto Rico is facing delays in getting the $44 billion that was allocated to the island territory by Congress after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and recent earthquakes.

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