Federal Government Backs Off Plan To Tax Distilleries That Pivoted To Hand Sanitizer For PandemicThe federal government is backing off a plan to charge distilleries thousands of dollars – all because they made hand sanitizer during the coronavirus pandemic.
Five Illinois Health Centers To Split $36M In Federal GrantsSeantor Durbin says community health centers provide care to more than a million Illinois residents annually.
Illinois Gets $44M In Federal Funds To Fight Opioid AbuseIllinois has been awarded a $43.5 million federal grant to fight opioid abuse.
Trump Administration Outlines Plan To Reunify Separated Children With Deported ParentsThere are currently 365 separated children with parents outside the US in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to the submitted plan.
Why Breastfeeding Is The "Gold Standard" For Babies' HealthThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pushing back against a New York Times report that the Trump administration tried to block an effort from the United Nations to promote breastfeeding.
1,500 Immigrant Kids Not Lost -- Just Can't Be Reached, HHS Official SaysTheir sponsors have not responded to follow-up calls from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan said.
Durbin Calls For Probe Into Outbreak Of Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeDemocratic Sen. Dick Durbin appealed in a letter sent Monday to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to "ensure the Illinois Veterans' Home-Quincy is taking the proper steps" to care for its surviving 400 residents and to prevent a future outbreak.
Cardinal George: Rule On Contraception Would Be Attack On Religious PeopleFrancis Cardinal George came out with guns blazing against a federal rule that would require employers to pay for contraception for their staff, but President Barack Obama has now announced changes to the rule.