Despite Outbreak, Congress Takes Its Chances Without Widespread COVID-19 Testing

October 13, 2020 - 5:00am EDT
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The latest cases highlights the absence of a widespread testing program for Congress more than seven months after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.

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The panel would comprise 10 members, evenly split between Democratic and Republican appointees. It would have subpoena power and be required to issue a final report by Dec. 31.

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The vote came two days after House Republicans ousted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from the leadership role after her continued criticism of former President Donald Trump.

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A utopian agricultural entrepreneur in China has been arrested and his businesses seized by the state as part of an effort to bring the country's entrepreneurs under Communist Party control.

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Officials say Maj. Christopher Warnagiris is believed to be the first active duty military service member to be charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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The president cautions it will be several days before gas flow is fully restored. He urges consumers not to panic and hoard gasoline, while warning gas stations not to gouge prices.

May 13 - 5:03am EDT

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney was removed from her House leadership position. Many voters in Wyoming believe she's been shafted, while others have wanted her to resign since she voted to impeach Donald Trump.

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Following a ransomware attack on a major U.S. pipeline, President Biden announced his broad plan to make both the U.S. government and private companies more secure against future cyber breaches.

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Part of President Biden's infrastructure proposal calls for replacing all lead water service lines in the country. The experience of Flint, Mich., shows both the need for that, and the challenge.

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President Biden continues conversations with Republicans, but major hurdles persist over what items would be in an infrastructure measure, and how it might be paid for.