Marsha Blackburn, Tammy Duckworth Advocate for Accurate Data on Access to Prosthetics Following the Amputation of a Limb
Washington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act, or the “Triple A” Study Act, which would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study access to prosthetics after the amputation of a limb.
“Quality prosthetics can mitigate challenges created by the amputation of a limb and limb differences,” said Senator Blackburn. “We need a holistic understanding of how many Americans have access to a prosthetic or orthotic device, which improves mobility, quality of life and the ability to return to the workforce. This legislation will provide the missing data so we can understand the barriers patients face when trying to obtain prosthetics.”
Coronavirus Report Delayed due to Tennessee Department of Health technical problems
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 97,996 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee as of Tuesday, July 28th, 2020. That is an increase of 2,507 cases from Monday’s 95,489. There have been 962 confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
There have been twenty seven new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 1,482 There has been nine deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
Austin Peay State University President Alisa White delivered on promise to ‘advance this institution’
Clarksville, TN – When Dr. Alisa White assumes the presidency at Sam Houston State University in early August, she will leave Austin Peay State University (APSU) knowing she delivered on the promise she gave on a spring day five years ago.
Washington, D.C. – “Two of the most advanced experimental coronavirus vaccines entered the pivotal phase of their studies on Monday,” Peter Loftus and Jared S. Hopkins report for The Wall Street Journal.
“The start of the pivotal Moderna vaccine trial is the latest sign that the most advanced coronavirus vaccine candidates are moving into the final stages of testing, and could be ready for wider use before year’s end if results are positive.”
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Tennessee’s recommendations to reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
“Providing parents a choice in their children’s education is incredibly important,” said Governor Lee.
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 30th, 2020, the Clarksville Gas and Water Department has planned water service line work at 8:00am, weather permitting, and will close a section of College Street from North First Street to North Second Street and Main Street from North First Street to North Second Street.
Clarksville, TN – Christmas came early for some Clarksville families thanks to Loaves and Fishes of Clarksville and First Presbyterian Church!
On Saturday, July 25th Loaves and Fishes partnered with First Presbyterian Church to provide food boxes to 40 Norman Smith Elementary School families who usually receive FUEL Bags.
Tamara Long, Chairperson for Loaves and Fishes Board stated, “The mission of loaves and Fishes is not just a meal program. Our mission also includes sharing the gift of food pantry items back to our community through partner agencies and events like Christmas in July.”
Washington, D.C. – Americans have waited decades for Washington to keep its promise to fix soaring prescription drug prices. Now, thanks to President Donald Trump, that long wait is over.
Clarksville, TN – On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, the Clarksville Gas and Water Department has planned water service line work at 8:00am, weather permitting, and will close a section of Madison Street from South Seventh Street to University Avenue to allow for the work.
Lamar Alexander Introduces Bill to Help Manage Student Debt, Expand School Choice, Provide More Child Care
Washington, D.C. – In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Senate health and education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced legislation to allow student loan borrowers with no income to continue to defer their monthly payment, give parents more choices of schools for their children and to increase availability of child care for working parents.
Alexander introduced other sections of the “Safely Back to Work and Back to School Act” that would improve stockpiles of pandemic supplies and sustain onshore manufacturing of tests, treatments and vaccines.
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