Here’s the second panel today: Susan Bailey, president, American Medical Association; John Banovetz, chief technology officer, 3M; Mayor Sharon Weston Broome (D), Baton Rouge, La.; John Brownstein, chief innovation officer, Boston Children's Hospital; Sree Chaguturu, chief medical officer, CVS; Daniel Dawes, director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute; Peter Hotez, co-director, Center for Vaccine Development, Texas Children's Hospital; Margaret Moss, associate professor in nursing, University of British Columbia; Jay Timmons, president and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers; Wes Wheeler, president, UPS Healthcare; and Rep. Brad WenstrupBrad Robert WenstrupOvernight Health Care: Biden takes steps to boost number of vaccine doses sent to states | CDC researchers find 'little evidence' of major school outbreaks, with precautions | Eli Lilly says antibody combo significantly cuts COVID-19 death risk The Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden seeks vaccine for all by summer; Trump censure?
12:30 p.m. EST: White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiOvernight Health Care: Biden takes steps to boost number of vaccine doses sent to states | CDC researchers find 'little evidence' of major school outbreaks, with precautions | Eli Lilly says antibody combo significantly cuts COVID-19 death risk Biden takes steps to boost number of vaccine doses sent to states Biden has first call with Putin as president MORE and domestic policy adviser Susan RiceSusan Rice5 things to know about Biden's racial equity orders The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Vaccination goals for 2021 Watch live: White House holds press briefing MORE hold a press briefing. Livestream: https://bit.ly/3sXgMma … [Read more...] about The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Vaccination goals for 2021
The Associated Press reported that Aubrey David, director of the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, led a group of workers in removing the headstones of German prisoners of war Alfred Kafka and Georg Forst on Wednesday morning. … [Read more...] about Two headstones with swastikas removed from Texas veterans cemetery
On the first day of the new Biden Administration, a suite of executive orders was signed. Several deal specifically with immigration issues. These include the termination of former President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration along the U.S. southwestern border, which effectively ends wall construction. In another, Biden revokes Executive Order 13768 — which emphasized interior enforcement of immigration laws. Biden also lifted what his administration refers to as a “discriminatory ban on entry to the United States by primarily Muslim countries.” … [Read more...] about Clark: Biden Avoids Chaos by Sparing Trump’s CDC Order on Migrant Removal — For Now
But it’s hard to see how the party can do that while leaving the filibuster fully intact. Democrats will be incapable of honoring their (now decade-old) IOUs to civil-rights organizations, labor unions, and immigrant communities if they allow the Senate’s 60-vote threshold to remain in place. In a kinder political universe, Democratic control of the federal government would not be an aberration akin to a Buffalo Bills playoff win. In such a world, Democrats could pacify their core constituencies by pointing to the slimness of their current Senate majority and promising to deliver on their promises after they win more seats in 2022. In the world we actually live in, however, the NAACP and AFL-CIO have every reason to believe that this is the last Democratic trifecta they’re going to see in some time. … [Read more...] about The Democrats’ Civil War Over the Filibuster Has Barely Begun