News Roundup: New vaccine rules for federal workers; bipartisan infrastructure deal falls short

News Roundup: New vaccine rules for federal workers; bipartisan infrastructure deal falls short

In the news today: As COVID-19 cases continue to soar among unvaccinated Americans, President Joe Biden announced new vaccine requirements for federal workers, with a military vaccine mandate likely to follow. The Senate voted yesterday to begin debate on a “bipartisan” infrastructure plan. What’s the bipartisan part? That it’s less ambitious than needed and reeeeeally sketchy about its numbers. After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed the Biden administration doesn’t have the legal authority to unilaterally cancel student debt, advocates point out that the Higher Education Act very specifically says it does.

Here’s some of what you may have missed:

Biden requires federal employees and contractors be vaccinated, tells military to plan for vaccine

Senate votes to advance drastically reduced bipartisan infrastructure plan with dubious funding

Pelosi claims Biden can’t cancel student debt. Advocates persist: ‘This isn’t accurate’

DOJ refuses to step in on lawsuit against Rep. Mo Brooks who encouraged violence in Jan. 6 speech

Capitol Police testimony about insurrectionist cops shows how extremists have spread in ranks

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