The State of America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis 2022

The longstanding direct support workforce crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to closures of critically needed services and a denial of access to community-based supports.
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Capitol Correspondence - 05.24.22

Congressional Democrats Shuffle Spending Priorities

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COVID-19 relief funding is stalled in Congress, after lawmakers decoupled the funding from a Ukraine aid bill earlier this month. With continuing war in Ukraine and lingering US baby formula shortages, Democrats say getting more COVID-19 funding simply isn’t the most pressing issue. The $10 billion COVID-19 relief package will remain stalled until at least mid-June.