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Johnson & Johnson begins Massive Human Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “Johnson & Johnson launched a massive human trial of its coronavirus vaccine [today], paving the way for another option as the U.S. preps an immunization campaign to defeat the pandemic,” Tom Howell Jr. reports for The Washington Times.
 
“The Donald Trump administration, through its ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ is offering unprecedented support to private drugmakers as it tries to lock down a successful vaccine before the end of the year.”

The White House - West Wing. (Official White House Photo)
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Lamar Alexander says Vaccine Program on Track to be an Unprecedented Sprint to Success

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – “The Donald Trump Administration’s program to develop and deploy a vaccine that will protect against COVID-19 Coronavirus is on track to be an unprecedented sprint to success,” the Chairman of the United States Senate health committee said today. “The program, called Operation Warp Speed, will save lives without cutting corners on safety and efficacy,” he said.

Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said “The secret to this success is that the government — in partnership with private industry — is for the first time developing and manufacturing a vaccine in parallel.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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President Donald Trump addresses United Nations General Assembly on China

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – This morning, President Donald Trump virtually addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he explained how America is leading the global fight against an invisible enemy that has claimed countless lives in 188 countries:

“In the United States, we launched the most aggressive mobilization since the Second World War. We rapidly produced a record supply of ventilators, creating a surplus that allowed us to share them with friends and partners all around the globe. We pioneered life-saving treatments, reducing our fatality rate 85 percent since April,” said President Trump.

President Donald Trump talks to members of the press along the South Lawn driveway. (White House)

President Donald Trump talks to members of the press along the South Lawn driveway. (White House)

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Marsha Blackburn: We Do Have the Votes in the Senate

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined Fox News’s Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner to discuss next steps for filling the Supreme Court vacancy.

On Support for Confirming the President’s Nominee

“We do have the votes in the Senate. Once the President has made his nomination, Leader McConnell and Chairman Graham will announce the timeline and what it will be. I look forward to voting for a constitutionalist to take the spot as a Justice on the Supreme Court.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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NASA data reveals Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has an Ultraviolet Aurora

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Data from NASA instruments aboard the ESA (European Space Agency) Rosetta mission have helped reveal that comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has its own far-ultraviolet aurora.

It is the first time such electromagnetic emissions in the far-ultraviolet have been documented on a celestial object other than a planet or moon. A paper on the findings was released today in the journal Nature Astronomy.

This composite is a mosaic comprising four individual NAVCAM images taken from 19 miles (31 kilometers) from the center of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 20, 2014. The image resolution is 10 feet (3 meters) per pixel. (ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM)

This composite is a mosaic comprising four individual NAVCAM images taken from 19 miles (31 kilometers) from the center of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 20, 2014. The image resolution is 10 feet (3 meters) per pixel. (ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM)

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Ivanka Trump, AG William Barr announce over $100 million to fight human trafficking

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Last month, the U.S. Marshals Service led a two-week operation alongside Georgia state and local officers to rescue endangered missing children in Atlanta and Macon.
 
“Operation Not Forgotten” resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe locating of 13 other children, and the arrest of nine criminal associates. Investigators cleared 26 arrest warrants and filed additional charges for crimes related to sex trafficking, kidnapping, registered sex offender violations, and drugs and weapons possession.

Ivanka Trump. (Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez)

Ivanka Trump. (Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez)

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NASA Technology designed for Lunar Landings helps Self-Driving Cars be Safer

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA is advancing a laser-based technology designed to help spacecraft land on a proverbial dime for missions to the Moon and Mars.

The technology will undergo testing on upcoming suborbital rocket launches with Blue Origin on its New Shepard rocket and ride to the Moon on several commercial landers as part of the Artemis program. Simultaneously, companies are using the technology to help self-driving cars navigate rush hour traffic on this planet.

Psionic's Doppler lidar was recently flight-tested via NASA’s Flight Opportunities program to help mature a precision landing capability for future missions to the Moon. (Lauren Hughes)

Psionic’s Doppler lidar was recently flight-tested via NASA’s Flight Opportunities program to help mature a precision landing capability for future missions to the Moon. (Lauren Hughes)

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Targeted Relief for Businesses

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. But over the past several months, putting on a blue uniform has turned these brave men and women into targets.

I joined my colleagues in introducing legislation to make it a federal offense to obstruct any personnel or emergency vehicles responding to an emergency.

I also joined legislation to enact federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Lamar Alexander says Finish Fixing the FAFSA, This Year

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, “the time to finish fixing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now and I hope we can pass bipartisan legislation to do so by the end of this year,” during this morning’s committee hearing to discuss how Congress can finish the job of shortening the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

“Twenty million students and their families are in the middle of what is likely the strangest first semester of college in a century,” Alexander continued. “Almost everything has changed for students – except for one thing – students still have to answer 108 questions on the dreaded FAFSA form.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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NASA’s Safe, Precise Landing Technology allows Spacecraft to make Precision Landings

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Some of the most interesting places to study in our solar system are found in the most inhospitable environments – but landing on any planetary body is already a risky proposition.

With NASA planning robotic and crewed missions to new locations on the Moon and Mars, avoiding landing on the steep slope of a crater or in a boulder field is critical to helping ensure a safe touch down for surface exploration of other worlds. In order to improve landing safety, NASA is developing and testing a suite of precise landing and hazard-avoidance technologies.

The New Shepard (NS) booster lands after this vehicle's fifth flight during NS-11 May 2, 2019. (Blue Origin)

The New Shepard (NS) booster lands after this vehicle’s fifth flight during NS-11 May 2, 2019. (Blue Origin)

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