Biden’s executive order, first reported by The Washington Post, would likely instruct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to open a special enrollment period to allow anyone to sign up for ACA coverage outside of the standard sign up period, which runs for six weeks at the end of the calendar year. … [Read more...] about Biden to take action on ACA marketplaces, Medicaid
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Only five GOP senators rejected an effort by Republican Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenators discussing Trump censure resolution Senate GOP signals it's likely to acquit Trump for second time Trump ex-chief says Senate vote signals impeachment effort 'dead on arrival' MORE of Kentucky to declare a Trump trial, set to begin the week of Feb. 8, unconstitutional because Trump is no longer president. The five who did not support Paul’s point of order: GOP Sens. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyJust five GOP senators vote Trump impeachment trial is constitutional Senate committee advances Biden's DHS pick despite Republican pushback Press: The case against Citizen Trump MORE (Utah), Ben SasseBen SasseJust five GOP senators vote Trump impeachment trial is constitutional Senate committee advances Biden's DHS pick despite Republican pushback Juan Williams: Let America be America MORE (Neb.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenators discussing Trump censure resolution … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden seeks vaccine for all by summer; Trump censure?
4 p.m. EST: Vice President Harris and second gentleman Doug EmhoffDoug EmhoffVice President Harris receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Vaccination goals for 2021 The Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis MORE receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Livestream: https://bit.ly/2M5chFw … [Read more...] about The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Vaccination goals for 2021
But once reconciliation is done, attention will turn to the large stack of Democratic-coalition priorities that are currently subject to a 60-vote requirement. It will not be easy for Schumer to tell the NAACP that his caucus values a “Senate tradition” (that is anti-constitutional, historically associated with Jim Crow rule, and less than two decades old in its present form) more than it values a new Voting Rights Act. Nor will it be easy for the majority leader to tell organized labor that it will just have to wait until next time to see a $15 minimum wage (assuming that doesn’t get through reconciliation) or collective-bargaining reform. And it might be hard for Schumer to accept that he probably won’t ever wield majority power again after 2022 because his caucus would rather maintain the GOP’s structural advantage in the upper chamber than abolish the filibuster and add new states. … [Read more...] about The Democrats’ Civil War Over the Filibuster Has Barely Begun