BETSY DEVOS/COVID-19/EDUCATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos just got to the official end of the line with her efforts to divert $16 million in public school COVID-relief funding to private schools. U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California James Donato signed a permanent injunction–made public Monday [Nov. 16, 2020] – that will […]

Read More… from 11/16/2020


JOE BIDEN/UNIONS: “Unions are why so many today have health insurance and sick leave. Why so many have a voice in the workplace and our democracy. Unions are why the CARES Act included worker protection and why the Heroes Act, which the Senate hadn’t acted on yet, would require OSHA to boost safety standards. Unions […]

Read More… from 9/7/2020


BUSINESS/CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “[L]ook at the money that was passed under the CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act, for businesses, small businesses be able to stay open. You have tens of thousands of going out of business, many of them permanently. Why? Because, the money didn’t get to small businesses. They’re not open. We […]

Read More… from 9/2/2020


EXECUTIVE ORDERS/HOUSING: “While Trump has publicly pushed for Congress to extend the eviction ban put in place by the CARES Act, his housing order does not actually issue an eviction moratorium. Rather, it instructs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ‘consider’ whether temporarily banning residential […]

Read More… from 8/10/2020


CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/NATIVE AMERICANS: “We’re also working aggressively to combat the virus and Native American and Alaska Native communities. Under the CARES Act, we provided $8 billion to address the coronavirus in tribal communities, and we’ve worked very hard with tribal communities. They’re very vulnerable to this horrible plague. It’s the largest investment in Indian Country in […]

Read More… from 7/28/2020


CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TAXES: “The White House has floated at least three proposals to cut taxes for the super-wealthy and corporations. Congress should reject all of them… Congressional Republicans should focus on ending the outrageous tax loophole for hedge fund investors and real estate developers that was hidden away in the CARES Act — not ending enhanced […]

Read More… from 7/20/2020


CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HUD/NATIVE AMERICANS/TREASURY: “In addition to nearly $8 billion that Treasury provided tribal communities, @HUDgov is releasing an additional $25 million in #CARESAct funding today to respond to the CoronaVirus with improved housing, indoor air quality, and food pantry support.” ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 17, 2020 10:34 am […]

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOBS/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “More than 30 million Americans have now lost their jobs since this pandemic seized our nation… Millions upon millions of Americans are suffering economically, there are more than a million confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, and we have now lost more American lives to this virus in just a few weeks than we […]

Read More… from 4/30/2020


CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congress gave president Trump the tools, people on payroll, and the Cares Act, how they could help. But he hasn’t fully used them. President Trump, in my view, should be expanding short term compensation programs for workers rather than laying off people… And I think we should immediately freeze rent for […]

Read More… from 4/28/2020