Labor Department Awards Funding to Youth Workforce Transition Programs

Over $10 million will be split between four states for underserved communities. The Department of Labor announced $10.5 million in funding for funded youth workforce transition programs. This…

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Education Department Expands University Discrimination Investigation

The department began the probe in November regarding student protection and free speech. The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the rise of harassment and discrimination on college…

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DOJ Settles Clean Air Act Suit with Refinery

Kansas-based refinery to pay $23 million to offset 2,300 tons of sulfur dioxide. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement with…

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Federal Jury Finds Realty Group Liable for Inflated Commissions

Plaintiffs claimed fixed commissions suppressed competition in home sales. This week a federal jury in Kansas City, Missouri, found that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and other…

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USDA Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for National Biolab

The facility will replace Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York. The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Homeland Security (DHS) participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for…

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House Committee Subpoenas Labor Board Officials

Investigation being made over claims that the union election process was manipulated. The House Education and Labor Committee issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).…

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Federal Contractors Converge to Clean Up Keystone Oil Spill

Third rupture to occur along the pipeline in five years. Federal contractors joined state and private contractors this week to clean up the Keystone Pipeline’s third oil spill…

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Treasury Funds Four New High-Speed Internet Projects

American Rescue Plan money is awarded to four more states. The Department of the Treasury added an additional four states to the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CPF) this…

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National Weather Service Documents Record Heat Waves

Bureau issues heat warnings and advisories for 100 million people. The National Weather Service issued multiple heat advisories this week as a record-setting heat wave makes its way…

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President Appoints New Leaders to USDA

Creates five regional positions for the department. President Joe Biden announced the creation of five new leadership positions within the Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week. Three State…

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