Author: Meredith St. Henry

President Biden Pushes For Stimulus Relief Plan

President Biden is urging his party to stick together to pass the coronavirus relief bill. Biden met with key Senate Democrats in the oval office on Wednesday to discuss the plan in detail. A handful of Republican lawmakers say they will not support the $1.9 trillion bill if the price tag is not lowered. One of the key disagreements between…

2 Proud Boys Members Face Conspiracy Charges Over Capitol Riot

Two proud boy members are now facing conspiracy charges related to the riot at the capitol in the beginning of January. The grand jury indictment says Nicholas Ochs and Nicholas Decarlo were not only part of the mob that stormed the Capitol, but also did a lot of planning in advance. That includes raising money for the effort before the…

Tensions High Over Rep. Greene’s Future

On Thursday, Democrats will vote on whether to kick Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene off her committees for past incendiary remarks and for endorsing conspiracy theories. House GOP members held a meeting behind closed doors on Wednesday regarding the fate of Greene. Following the meeting, the top Republican in the House, Kevin McCarthy, released a statement condemning Georgia Republican’s comments but…

Senate Democrats Move on Stimulus Bill Without Republican Support

President Biden and other Democrats are now moving forward with their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Senate Democrats are taking steps to pass the bill on their own even if they do not get Republican support. Tuesday, the Senate held a procedural vote. That starts a debate on a budget resolution and will allow Democrats to approve Biden’s relief package….

1(M) More Vaccines to Be Shipped to Pharmacies

Mega-vaccination sites continue to pop up

The Biden administration continues to ramp up the coronavirus vaccine supply. Next week, 1 million doses will be shipped to 6,500 pharmacies around the U.S. The White House COVID-19 Response Team says this is an important component to delivering vaccines equitably. At the same time, more mega-vaccination sites continue to pop up. The Texas Speedway in Fort Worth has been…

FBI Agents Dead After Serving Search Warrant in Florida

Two FBI agents are now dead after serving a search warrant as part of a child exploitation case. Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a SWAT team stormed the apartment of a man who is connected to a case involving violent crimes against children. The FBI says the man opened fire and barricaded himself inside his home. The FBI confirmed Special…

Pres. Biden Reverses Trump Administration Immigration Policies

President Biden is reversing the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Tuesday, he signed three executive orders. The first one will set up a task force to try and locate, identify and reunite migrant families separated at the border. The second order will force a review of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy, which requires asylum seekers to wait outside the…

President Biden Plans to Sign Obamacare Executive Order

Today President Biden plans to sign an executive order to re-open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment typically only lasts for six weeks each year. But now the executive order will you to enroll anytime between February and May. The order is part of President Biden’s promise he made during his presidential campaign to expand access to Obamacare.

Members of Congress, Oil and Gas Industry Push Back Against President Biden’s Executive Orders

President Biden is laying out his agenda for climate change, but he’s getting push back from members of Congress and the oil and gas industry. He signed a series of executive orders on Wednesday focused on improving the environment. That includes conserving 30% of federal land and water by 2030. Doubling renewable energy production from offshore winds, and an order…

Brazil’s Mutated COVID-19 Strain Found in U.S.

The COVID-19 variant first detected in Brazil is now in the United States. Health officials say the infected person is in Minnesota and tested positive for the variant after recently traveling to Brazil. Minnesota’s governor says if the Brazil variant is like the United Kingdom variant, then it is 70% more contagious. However, Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is effective…