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

Democrats Express Urgency to Pass Citizenship Laws in Light of DACA Ruling

Democratic Senate aides have confirmed that there is an urgency among Democrats to pass new citizenship laws in favor of “Dreamers” in light of a federal judge’s ruling that blocked roughly 500,000 to 700,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA program and receiving protection from deportation. read more