Friday was payday for the CDC’s employees. Or, rather, half a payday. Employees of the Atlanta-based public health agency received roughly half their pay last week due to the federal shutdown. Workers were paid for the one week prior to the shutdown, but the second week of the pay period was affected by the shutdown.
Federal officials have awarded $19 million nationally to create new health care centers, including five in Georgia. The health centers will increase access to preventive and primary care, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said Friday in a statement.
Georgia's Saxby Chambliss is joining 12 other US Senators in calling on Food and Drug Administration officials to relax seafood advice for pregnant women. The Senators say, the agency's guidelines to avoid fish because of mercury are not consistent with new federal dietary recommendations.