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HHS Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra indicates support for virtual care

“If we don’t learn from COVID how telehealth can help save lives, then we’re in trouble,” said Becerra during a Senate confirmation hearing this week.  

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Secretary Perdue Statement on H-2A Modernization

(Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued a statement applauding the Department of Labor’s final rule modernizing the H-2A visa program:

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Biden expected to nominate Raimondo as Commerce secretary, Walsh as Labor secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Gina Raimondo as Commerce secretary and Marty Walsh as his Labor secretary.

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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Issues Proclamation Honoring Longtime Broadcaster Orion Samuelson

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Issues Proclamation Honoring Longtime Broadcaster Orion Samuelson

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Secretary of State says Russia is ‘clearly’ behind federal agency hacks (updated)

President Trump hasn’t acknowledge the hacks or named culprits so far. He has historically been reluctant to accuse Russia of hacking campaigns, and at one point claimed that Russia had stopped cyberattacks despite evidence and contradictory remarks. Russia has denied involvement so far, but it typically maintains innocence regardless of proof.The Secretary of State’s public…

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Secretary of State Pompeo says hack has been’pretty clearly’ Russian

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a Friday night interview that he believes Russia is behind a hack that breached dozens of federal agencies and companies, including the cybersecurity company FireEye.Speaking on the “Mark Levin Show,” Pompeo said the effort was “pretty clearly” tied to Russia.”I can’t say much more as we’re still…

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Wife of HHS Secretary Azar tests positive

Hallie Jackson4h ago / 3:10 AM UTCWASHINGTON — The wife of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has tested positive for the coronavirus illness, Covid-19, he said in an email to colleagues.Azar said he and his family learned Thursday that his wife, Jennifer, had tested positive and that she is isolating with mild symptoms…

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Secretary Perdue Applauds USDA’s 2020 Accomplishments

(Washington, D.C., December 16, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the accomplishments made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the past year.

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Interior Secretary Bernhardt tests optimistic

Phil Helsel3h ago / 4:21 AM UTCInterior Secretary David Bernhardt on Wednesday tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesman for the department said.Bernhardt is currently asymptomatic, spokesman Nicholas Goodwin said, adding that Bernhardt “will continue to work on behalf of the American people while in quarantine.”The Washington Post first reported that Bernhardt tested positive. The newspaper…

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Acting Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of virus-stricken aircraft carrier

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly. | Alex Brandon, File/AP Photo Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday following an uproar over a profanity-laced address to the crew of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Sunday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced. Modly submitted his resignation letter to Esper on Tuesday after meeting with…