January 30, 2023

Biden signs healthcare order to undo Trump 'damage' as US detects two South Africa Covid variant cases – live

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The American Medical Association has praised the Biden administration for beginning the process of reconsidering a Trump administration that overhauled the Title X federal family planning program.

Biden signed a memo directing the Department of Health and Human services to review the Trump administration’s rule, saying there were legal obstacles to fully rescinding the previous administration’s rule. The Title X overhaul by the Trump administration redirected tens of millions in funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to anti-abortion and religious groups.

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The Senate banking committee is planning a hearing after trading platforms including Robinhood cut off or restricted small investors from buying more shares of GameStop.

“People on Wall Street only care about the rules when they’re the ones getting hurt. American workers have known for years the Wall Street system is broken – they’ve been paying the price,” said the committee chair, Sherrod Brown, in a statement. “It’s time for the SEC and Congress to make the economy work for everyone, not just Wall Street.”

Related: GameStop shares plunge after ban by Robinhood app

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