Author: Meredith St. Henry

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…

Vaccine Shipment Sizes: Pres. Biden Says His Administration Will Communicate Better

The White House is working to ramp up the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination effort. That includes increasing the available supply right now and in the coming weeks and months. The Biden administration plans to buy another 200 million doses of the vaccine from Moderna and Pfizer. Next week the federal government will start shipping 10 million vaccine doses to states. Previously, states…

Republican Senators’ Attempt to Dismiss Impeachment Trial is Denied

Pres. Trump's Impeachment Trial Continues

Former President Trump will be tried for impeachment next month. In the meantime, there will be two weeks of pre-trial proceedings. Tuesday all 100 senators were sworn in as jurors on the trial. Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky attempted to get the impeachment trial dismissed. In total, all but five Republican senators voted in favor of a resolution to declare…

Detroit Drops Curfew Tickets for 238 Protestors of George Floyd’s Death

Most of the people charged with misdemeanor citations during the protest against police brutality last spring in Detroit will be walking away free. The city says they expect to dismiss 238 of the 245 tickets issued. Most of the tickets written at the end of May and beginning of June were for curfew violations. Hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown…