U.S. Congress Passes Bill to Prevent Government Shutdown

The United States Congress passed a stopgap funding bill hours before the midnight deadline on Sept. 30 to prevent a government shutdown. The House voted 254 to 175 to approve H.R. 5305 that will extend government funding through Dec. 3. …

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Australian Government Invests ‘Historic’ $2.3 Billion to Boost Mental Health Services

The Australian government last May 11 announced that it has invested an additional $2.3 billion in the 2021 federal budget to boost mental health services. Of the funds, $298.1 million will go to suicide prevention efforts and $1.4 billion will …

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U.S. President Joe Biden Announces $1.8 Trillion Family Aid Plan

United States President Joe Biden announced   on April 28 a $1.8 trillion plan aimed at extending educational opportunities and childcare for families. Biden unveiled the American Families Plan, an “ambitious, once in a generation investment” that would make education more …

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Congressional Budget Office: $15 Minimum Wage Would Pull 1M People Out of Poverty, Put 1.4 Million Out of Work Over 4 years

Increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 would pull nearly one million people out of poverty, but it would also result in the loss of 1.4 million jobs, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). “Employment would …

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