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Legislative News, 07/30/2021

Federal News

Biden bid for federal workers to get COVID-19 shots prompts debate [Roll Call, 7/28/21] See also from Roll Call: As COVID-19 cases rise, CDC urges masks indoors, including schools: Republicans criticize new guidelines, saying agency can no longer be trusted  [7/27/21]

ALA applauds FY 2022 federal funding for libraries in House Appropriations bill, looks to Senate for support [ALA news, 7/15/21]

The National Library of Medicine saw an increase of $23 million. A summary of the bill is available from the House Committee on Appropriations.

Senate Democrats’ Plan Boosts Spending on Medicare, ACA Subsidies, Long-Term Care [Kaiser Health News, 7/15/21]

Virtual care becomes a common cause in a divided Congress [Politico, 6/30/21]


Illinois News

Governor Pritzker signed several bills on July 23rd. Among these are many related to mental and physical health care. To see a quick summary of the highlights, check out “Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed 56 measures Friday, upping total from this session to 160” from the State Journal-Register.

To see a full list of recently passed legislation in Illinois, use this link to Legiscan.

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