Pelosi Announces Masks Must Once Again Be Worn in the House, Mirroring CDC Guidance

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that masks must once again be worn in the House, mirroring updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“The chair wishes to inform all members and staff that masks will be once again be required in the Hall of the House. However, members will be permitted to remove their masks temporarily while under recognition,” Pelosi said. read more

CDC to Recommend That People Vaccinated for Covid-19 Resume Indoor Mask Wearing in Some Parts of the Country

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to recommend that some people vaccinated for Covid-19 should resume indoor mask-wearing in parts of the country that have seen a surge in cases. The recommendation would mark a reversal of a policy announced just two months ago and comes amid more reports of breakthrough infections with the Delta variant of the virus in people who were fully immunized. read more

Liz Cheney Says Capitol Riot Committee Should Uncover Everything That Happened at the White House on 1/6

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Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said the House select committee tasked with investigating the events of January 6 must uncover everything that happened at the White House that day as well.

Investigators must figure out “what happened every minute of that day in the White House — every phone call, every conversation, every meeting leading up to, during and after the attack,” Cheney said in opening remarks at the committee’s first public hearing. read more

Biden and Iraqi PM to Announce End of U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq

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President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are expected to announce an agreement to end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year.

The Associated Press was able to confirm the news after speaking to a White House official who said that the plan “to shift the American military mission, whose stated purpose is to help Iraq defeat the Islamic State group, to a strictly advisory and training role by year’s end — with no U.S. troops in a combat role — will be spelled out in a broader communique to be issued by the two leaders following their White House meeting on Monday afternoon.” read more