Renewed Chance for Home and Community Based Services Funding Surfaces, as Congress Passes Government Funding Bill

March 10, 2022

Congress stared down another funding deadline on Friday but reached a deal on a $1.5 trillion long-term spending package late Thursday night. Debate focused on ways to increase both defense and non-defense spending and attempts to satisfy last-minute requests from the White House for new COVID relief funding and Ukraine..

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LSS Northeast Florida Offers Ukrainians Hope in the Sunshine State

March 9, 2022

The war in Ukraine has upended more than a million families from their homes. With new arrivals entering the United States every day, our members are working to find new homes for Ukrainian refugees across the country. Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida is working with officials in the Sunshine..

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Ukraine and the Economy Dominate State of the Union Address as Focus Shifts Away from Build Back Better Act

March 3, 2022

During President Biden’s first State of the Union Address, it was the Russian invasion of Ukraine that drew the most attention. The President and Democrats in Congress are attempting to balance aid to Ukraine and sanctions on Russia with their desire to pass at least some pieces of their domestic..

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Pacific Northwest Communities Support Ukrainian Families in their Time of Need

March 2, 2022

By: Christopher Findlay

Over the past week, the world has watched in shock as the crisis in Ukraine unfolds. Lutheran Community Services Northwest is reaching out to the local community to assist newly arrived families from Ukraine.

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Biden Administration Considers Winding Down the Public Health Emergency

February 24, 2022

As COVID-19 cases continue to fall across the country, the Biden Administration is considering the official end of the related Public Health Emergency (PHE). First declared in early 2020, the PHE ensures that states cannot involuntarily disenroll anyone from Medicaid who was enrolled on or after March 18, 2020, regardless of changes..

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