December 12, 2022
D.C. News
  • House Republicans plan to vote on a resolution that would end the coronavirus public health emergency when they officially take control of the chamber, potentially setting President Joe Biden up to issue his first veto. The Biden administration has argued that the $10 billion funding is necessary to keep vaccines, tests, and therapeutics free for the public and continue developing better treatments for the virus. Meanwhile, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Friday released their final report, arguing the Trump administration’s mishandling of the pandemic contributed to the deaths of more than 1 million Americans. The committee offered 30 recommendations for protecting the country during future pandemics, ranging from replenishing the Strategic National Stockpile to passing legislation to enacting universal paid sick and family leave for U.S. workers. (Articles here and here)