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 +**News July 2018**
 +A new plan being considered by the current administration would merge the Labor Department with the Education Department. Though they would be one entity their operations wold be mostly separate. The new entity would have an increased emphasis on the training of the workforce. It would also impact other federal agencies in the effort to shrink the size of the federal government. One controversial proposal is to move public assistance programs like food stamps into a Department of Health and Public Welfare, replacing the Department of Health and Human Services. While alarm bells are sounding many argue that it would be beneficial to consolidate over ninety separate agencies and operations. So stay tuned as it’s unclear what the overall impact might be on federal assistance. Probably not much will happen soon with mid-term elections coming up…
Federal aid is not always defined as benefits provided to individuals. Sometimes Federal Aid comes in the form of massive help at times of major disasters and emergencies. Hurricane Harvey is a good example — and Irma is not far behind. HHS (the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) sent over 400 medical staff including doctors and nurses to provide aid to Texas and Louisiana. The medical workers came from all over the nation and more are on alert. The department also provided aid ahead of the storm, helping affected localities to assist homes where medical equipment was in use that required electricity. Federal aid is not always defined as benefits provided to individuals. Sometimes Federal Aid comes in the form of massive help at times of major disasters and emergencies. Hurricane Harvey is a good example — and Irma is not far behind. HHS (the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) sent over 400 medical staff including doctors and nurses to provide aid to Texas and Louisiana. The medical workers came from all over the nation and more are on alert. The department also provided aid ahead of the storm, helping affected localities to assist homes where medical equipment was in use that required electricity.
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