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President Biden’s Budget Plan Includes Major Expansion in Funding for Housing Programs

BETHESDA, MD – President Biden recently previewed his request for fiscal year (FY) 2022 discretionary funding, including substantial investments in affordable housing and increases to housing assistance programs. The FY 2022 blueprint includes $68.7 billion for HUD, a $9 billion, or 15 percent, increase from FY 2021. The budget request aims to significantly expand rental assistance programs,...

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Remembering the Section 504 Sit-In

BETHESDA, MD – Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are key to protecting the rights of people with disabilities. Combined, they aim to ensure people with disabilities can access any program or activity receiving Federal funds and to eliminate barriers in IT and encourage the development of technology to achieve these goals. April 5 marked the 44th anniversary of the Section...

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Econometrica Will Continue Regulatory Work for BSEE

BETHESDA, MD – The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently awarded Econometrica a multiple-year contract to provide expert assistance and technical support for the economic analyses associated with BSEE regulatory, research, inspection, and enforcement activities. The results of any work performed will help BSEE, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, evaluate...

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Census Releases Brief About Childhood Disability in the United States

BETHESDA, MD – The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a brief exploring childhood disability in the United States. The brief, Childhood Disability in the United States: 2019, uses data from the 2008 and 2019 American Community Surveys to identify the prevalence of disability among children as well as breaks down disability rates by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. “The concept of...

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CMS Updates Data Snapshot Showing COVID’s Impact on Beneficiaries

BETHESDA, MD – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released an updated data snapshot detailing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medicare beneficiaries. Among the findings: Medicare fee-for-service spending associated with COVID hospitalizations rose to $10.3 billion. The rate of cases in rural areas (4,271 per 100,000) outpaced those in urban areas (4,151 per 100,000)...

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