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SBA VETRN Streetwise MBA Program to Provide Virtual Training for Veteran Small Business Owners; Larry Stubblefield Quoted

Larry Stubblefield

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched the first online Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network Streetwise MBA program to provide virtual training for veteran small business owners and their immediate families beginning in August 2020, the administration announced on Friday.

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Senate Confirms Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence; Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Charles Grassley Quoted

Rep. John Ratcliffe

The Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed of Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to be the nation’s top intelligence official on Tuesday. Today, the Senate Intelligence Panel endorsed Ratcliffe as director of National Intelligence. 

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President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Tim Kaine, Mark Warner Quoted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency announced on Thursday.

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FDA Works to Find Treatments for COVID-19; Alex Azar Quoted

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by facilitating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent the disease and surveilling the medical product and food supply chains for potential shortages or disruptions and helping to mitigate impacts, the FDA reported on Friday.

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President Trump Signs $8.3B Emergency Coronavirus Spending Bill; Sen. Maria Cantwell, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Quoted

President Trump signed a new $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the spread of coronavirus, the White House announced on Friday. The funds will be allocated to the prevention efforts and research to expedite the development of a vaccine for the virus. 

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Trump, Tech Industry Heads Discuss Huawei Licensing Issues

President Trump met with technology industry leaders on Monday to discuss a range of national security issues including plans to ease restrictions on U.S. sales to Huawei, Reuters reported Tuesday. Trump told participants such as the heads of Google and Cisco that the administration will issue “timely licensing decisions” as requested by industry. 

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Trump Directs Intell Community Cooperation on 2016 Election Investigation

President Trump is calling on the intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with investigations on alleged surveillance operations during the 2016 presidential elections, the White House said Thursday. Trump is directing the community to comply with the attorney general, who is tasked with examining potential cases of election-related interference and will have full and complete authority to declassify information relevant to the investigation. 

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