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  • Monkeypox response relies on trade-offs without federal aid

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    The lack of spending for monkeypox in the temporary government spending bill moving through Congress means that states will have to take a patchwork approach to paying for the ongoing public health crisis in the short term, the Biden administration said Wednesday. While the White House had asked for $4.5 billion to combat monkeypox as […] The post Monkeypox response relies on trade-offs without federal aid appeared first on Roll Call.

  •  Do NFTs require decentralized law?

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    Stu Levi, a partner at Skadden, breaks down what IP law means for non-fungible tokens. More on fintech: Why the US housing regulator is looking into fintech Ransomware (and Crypto) 101 Political divide snags the digital update to anti-redlining law The post  Do NFTs require decentralized law? appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Wayback Wednesday | Scalise returns

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    This photo from our archives is from five years ago showing House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, and his wife Jennifer, walking through the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Sept. 28, 2017 — his first day back to the Hill after being injured in the shooting at the Republican baseball practice on June 14, 2017. The post Wayback Wednesday | Scalise returns appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Capitol Lens | A call for solidarity

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    Supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an Iranian opposition group, attend a rally outside the House Cannon Office Building on Wednesday to support protests in the Islamic republic that followed the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who was detained by the nation’s morality police over her head scarf. The post Capitol Lens | A call for solidarity appeared first on Roll Call.

  • At conference short on GOP voices, Biden says US can end hunger

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    President Joe Biden told several hundred people Wednesday that he envisions a U.S. with fewer deaths from diet-related diseases and parents better able to put food on the table. “In America no child should go to bed hungry. No parent should die of disease that can be prevented,” said Biden, who opened the daylong White […] The post At conference short on GOP voices, Biden says US can end hunger appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Mitch and Rick: The GOP’s ‘Odd Couple’

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    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell prefers to work behind the scenes. Rick Scott, chairman of Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, is an outspoken and outgoing salesman for the GOP. Like with Neil Simon’s “Odd Couple” — Felix the neat freak and Oscar the slob — we ask: Can these two men live together without driving each other […] The post Mitch and Rick: The GOP’s ‘Odd Couple’ appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Taiwan’s military needs overhaul amid China threat, critics say

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    TAIPEI — As the Senate contemplates sending large sums of security assistance to Taiwan, independent defense analysts here are urging U.S. lawmakers to maximize their leverage at a sensitive time in cross-strait relations. They want Congress to convince Taiwanese officials to enact a series of defense overhauls — from increased civilian oversight of the Defense […] The post Taiwan’s military needs overhaul amid China threat, critics say appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Lawmakers eye lame duck for unfinished business on insulin

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    A bipartisan Senate duo is still working to pass a bill to overhaul insulin prices, but the outlook is complicated by the messy drug pricing system, politics and a busy congressional calendar. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, are working to update a draft bill that would cap consumer copays for insulin in […] The post Lawmakers eye lame duck for unfinished business on insulin appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Lawmakers, challengers plan fundraising blitz ahead of Friday deadline

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    It must be near the end of a pivotal fundraising quarter, because Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Tim Ryan is “freaking out.” Colorado’s GOP Senate nominee, Joe O’Dea, is offering to “personally 1,400% MATCH” select campaign donations. Lawmakers and challengers are planning a fundraising blitz ahead of Friday’s quarterly deadline, the last big one before […] The post Lawmakers, challengers plan fundraising blitz ahead of Friday deadline appeared first on Roll Call.

  • With Manchin’s bill aside, other permitting proposals await

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    Despite the apparent death of Sen. Joe Manchin III’s permit overhaul legislation before it even got a vote, there are bipartisan ingredients that could be blended into a bill to change how large construction projects such as power lines and highways are greenlighted in America. Republicans often view a permitting overhaul as a way to […] The post With Manchin’s bill aside, other permitting proposals await appeared first on Roll Call.

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