Hassan calls to extend nutrition program for school year | Health

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) is leading 28 of her colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fully extend school meal waivers through the end of the 2020-2021 school year so that schools have the flexibility to fully serve students whether or not they are attending school in person.

Hassan and her colleagues initially made this request in July, and the USDA recently announced that it will agree to extend some of the school meal waivers. The USDA extended until the end of the 2020-21 school year waivers that allow parents and guardians to pick up school meals — rather than students themselves — and remove the requirement that school meals be served in group settings. Some waivers have only been extended to the end of the 2020 calendar year, including one that allows school districts a higher level of reimbursement and one that accounts

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Liberals vow to launch campaign to create one million new jobs, extend wage subsidy until 2021

Governor General Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Sept. 23, 2020.

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Governor General Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Sept. 23, 2020.

The Liberal government will launch a campaign to create one million jobs as part of its plan to dig the Canadian economy out of the ditch created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

That plan includes extending the Canadian Emergency Wage subsidy program until the summer of 2021, spending money on infrastructure and handing out incentives to employers that hire and retrain workers.

The million jobs promised by the government would return the country to pre-recession levels after the pandemic caused financial devastation even worse than the 2008 financial crisis.

The policies were outlined by Governor General Julie Payette in the speech from the throne, which she delivered in the Senate chamber in Ottawa.

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Senate coronavirus relief bill to extend PPP loans, target health care, education: Kudlow

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday said he expects the Senate GOP’s latest coronavirus relief proposal to target small businesses, health care and education.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday announced that he and other GOP leaders will be introducing a more “targeted” coronavirus relief package after Senate Democrats rejected their $1.3 trillion HEALS Act proposal in July.

“Targeted areas … could be very helpful. Maybe even make the recovery even stronger. For example, the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is coming out with a package today. It’s going to be targeting healthcare, education and the economy,” Kudlow said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

Kudlow added that he thinks the Small Business Administration’s Payment Protection Program aimed at helping small businesses retain employees “will be extended” in McConnell’s bill.


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