In a new letter to Democrats, Senator Chuck Schumer said they should try again to advance voter protection in the Freedom Vote Act. The law responds to Republican states, which had imposed a ban on voting on the back of lies about voter fraud in the 2020 elections.
Here are some from AP:
If Republican senators have plans to “improve the law, we are ready to hear them, argue with them, and if they comply with legal requirements, put them in the bill,” Schumer said.
He urged Republicans not to oppose this measure, closing it down with the filmmaker, and “better, vote to open a debate.”
A test vote is expected next Wednesday.
The prospect of a free and fair Vote Act, a repeated attempt by Democrats to promote one of their signatures this year’s initiative – to protect and develop the country’s logistical electoral systems. The push for reform comes as Texas and other countries introduce new voting laws that critics say is a return to Jim Crow laws — making it harder to turn around, especially in Black and minority communities.
Distinguished Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, led an effort to repeat the first edition of the bill which was in line with the GOP’s stronghold. He, too, was concerned with its size. But Manchin’s uncertainty over attempts at the current controlled budget wins over many Republican supporters.
In an equally-divided 50-50 Senate, Democrats hold only a few thousand. Support from Republicans is needed to reach a 60-vote request to lift the bill past the opposition.
Senate Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has condemned all attempts by the government to take over the electoral process.
The Presidential Commission to review or add more seats or establish term terms at the ninth high court is expected to release the first draft today. President Biden appointed the commission in April.
The call for additional members to the court came after Mr. Donald Trump was able to confirm three new judges to the court, making a 6-3 majority defense. One seat filled by Trump was a vacant seat during the Obama administration, which the former president could not fill because the Senate Republicans would not consider Mr. Obama’s election.
Here is more about the court’s importance from Reuters, which begins to consider the main issues this drop:
The Supreme Court in its current time is examining a major issue in which many of its defenders can control the rights to abolition and increase the rights to firearms, free and fair.
Republicans have opposed the idea of increasing the number of judges, which they call “court arrangements.” Democrats have said the court process today will no longer represent the will of the US electorate.
The last major court extension was in the 1930s by Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt after a security court thwarted his plans to lift America out of the Great Depression.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily meeting that the commission would release notes on Thursday ahead of a public meeting on Friday, with an eye on sending its final report next month.
“They will formulate their final report and submit it to the President in the middle of November,” added Psaki. “This has not been referred to the White House for resolution or response … we will not discuss it – unless the President discusses it – until the document is finalized and he has had the opportunity to review it.” . ”
Covid-19 vaccines, supplements or otherwise, are free to the American public because taxpayers, through the federal government, have purchased doses from manufacturers in emergency contracts for the epidemic.
Similarly, Merck wants to sell its new anti-virus drug that fights Covid-19 to the US government, but at mysterious levels. The drug upgrade was backed by taxpayers, and cost $ 17.74 to manufacture. Merck wants to charge the government $ 712 for the drug.
This is a common practice, as The Guardina’s David Sirota writes today.
A study from the National Academy of Sciences tells the story: the federal government spent $ 100b to fund research for each of the $ 200 million that was allowed to be sold in the United States between 2010 and 2016.
Again, Sirota writes, “a recent Public Citizen study shows that the top 20 most popular drugs have doubled the number of pharmaceutical companies in the United States as they do in other countries. mixing. ”
The drug manufacturer applied this week to the DAA emergency use permit, which could lead to a long way to seek full patent approval.
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon is scheduled to appear before a House committee investigating the January 6 riots at the Capitol today. Accordingly, his lawyer even said he would not listen, giving them good luck.
Now, the question is whether the House committee will take Bannon to the Justice Department for possible count of contempt charges related to his refusal to appear.
Also noteworthy, is Bannon who made a name for himself in public, though he refuses to stand before the committee. He held a rally when former President Trump called for praise for Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin and for repeating lies about the 2020 elections. My youngkin is gone.
“We will build walls. We will meet China, ”said Bannon happily, the Washington Post reported. “We’re putting together a coalition that has been ruling you for 100 years.”
The incident began with a Pledge of Allegiance flag on the Capitol Riot on January 6, which a spokesman called, “a peaceful rally with Donald J Trump”.
Interestingly, although Moderna asked the panel to consider giving a “booster”, (or third dose) to people aged 18 and up, the group sent a question thinking I would pay it to people aged 65 and up.
It shows the encouragement that the pan provided for Pfizer booster shots. While the team was initially asked to focus on uplifting the masses, and the management pushed for the same, experts eventually advocated for the upliftment of a small number of Native Americans and people at risk of the Covid-19 crisis.
Independent Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will also monitor or recommend a “Booster”, or the third dose, of Modern medicine for people 18 years and older. On Friday, they will look into whether they promote a second defense for Johnson & Johnson’s drug.
Experts with Preventive Medicine and the Comprehensive Biological Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will look at whether the add-ons are safe and effective for six months after people have completed their first two doses. Moderna asked experts to consider giving people half-doses of their drug, in the hope that it would result in fewer side effects than the first series of doses received by the public.
Ecovid-19 vaccines are safe and effective in preventing hospital stay and death. The hope is that a third dose, or booster, could even further protect people from Covid-19, as some experts have questioned the original evidence showing protection from poverty to weight gain.
Understandably, there is scientific debate as to whether the immune system is weak and moderate. of course equivalent to less prevention from hospitalization and death.
Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on rich countries to increase their spending by one year, until more people around the world get their first dose. Worldwide, the need is greater than the giving. Africa is the most protected continent, with only 7.3% of the population receiving the same dose.
Good morning and welcome to the Guardian US political liveblog …
Today we are watching the House committee investigate the January 6 Capitol attack, in which lawmakers called former coaches to the Trump administration.
Lawmakers are scrutinizing whether former Trump adviser management Steve Bannon he continues with his chicken game with law enforcement, the game could eventually result in contempt of court if he continues to refuse to testify before the committee and provide them with documents.