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Senators Gillibrand and Ernst Urge Department of Veterans Affairs to Screen Veterans for Food Insecurity

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) sent a bipartisan letter urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to begin screening veterans for food insecurity as part of routine health care screenings. Veterans are at an increased risk for food insecurity, or a lack of reliable access to affordable and nutritious food. Food […]

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Grassley Meets With Obama and Stands Firm on “No Hearing” Stance

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley made the following statement after a meeting with President Obama about the Supreme Court vacancy and other issues before the Senate, including the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across the country, criminal justice reform and Puerto Rico. “The American people deserve the right to be heard.  It’s the […]

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Hancock County Approves $13.168 Million Budget for 2016-17

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors Monday approved the county’s proposed $13.168 million budget for fiscal year 2016-2017, up slightly from the current fiscal year’s re-estimated budget of $13.162 million. There was no public opposition during the hearing. Supervisor Jerry Tlach says overall the budget looks good, praising the fact that Hancock County is one […]