USDA Extends Food Program Waivers for Baby Formula

Secretary says families need the flexibility to access formula. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week that the expiration dates are being extended for baby formula…

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Childhood Literacy Rates Declining in U.S.

The result has been an increase in crime and incarceration.  Educators across America are expressing concerns regarding the movement away from phonics-based learning in schools and the decline…

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Justice Department Sues Idaho Over Abortion Ban

The state’s trigger law would take effect on August 25. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of Idaho on Tuesday, claiming that its new six-week…

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Labor Department Recovers Wages for Franchise Employees

$608,272 in back wages returned to 33 workers in pizza company. The Department of Labor has finalized its investigation into the operators of Mountain Mike’s Pizza in northern…

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USDA Extends Formula Flexibility for WIC Program

Additional cost for formula will be covered above the original program funding. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last month that it will be extending flexible formula options…

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CDC Reports First Cases of Monkeypox in Children

Public health emergency declaration is being considered. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the first two cases of monkeypox in children last week. The children…

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Five More Formula Shipments Arrive from Overseas

HHS reports Fly Formula flights to total 47 by July 22. The first of five emergency infant formula deliveries arrived from Singapore to Chicago O’Hare International Airport this…

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Abbott Infant Formula Plant Resumes Production

The facility reopens again after flooding last month. Abbott, Inc. announced this week that its infant formula plant in Sturgis, Michigan, has resumed production. After a four-month shutdown…

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DOT Publishes Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights

Also issues notice for airlines to seat small children with parents. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation published its Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights and…

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HHS Delivers 4 Million COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

4.3 million ordered by vaccination sites since made available. The Department of Health and Human Services has delivered more than 4 million doses of the 4.3 million doses…

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