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Majority of NY Assembly Would Oust Cuomo if He Doesn’t Quit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A majority of state Assembly members support beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn’t resign over investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, according to an Associated Press count Wednesday. At least 86 of the body’s 150 members have said publicly or told The AP that they favored initiating the…

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Senate Advances Nearly $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan on Friday with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to amend it. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that the…

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Racism of Rioters Takes Center Stage in Jan. 6 Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) – It had only been hinted at in previous public examinations of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection: Scores of rioters attacked police officers not just with makeshift weapons, stun guns and fists, but with racist slurs and accusations of treason. Four officers, two from the U.S. Capitol Police and two from the D.C.’s…

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Olivia Rodrigo boosts White House youth vaccine push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olivia Rodrigo wants people to know that the COVID-19 vaccines are “good 4 u.” The 18-year-old pop star and internet sensation was at the White House on Wednesday to meet with President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci as part of the administration’s efforts to encourage younger Americans to roll up their…

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President Biden Approves Michigan Disaster Declaration

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes from June 25 to June 26, 2021. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected…

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Soto, Bilirakis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide Increased Financial Support to Puerto Rico and Other U.S. Territories Under the Medicaid Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On July 13, 2021, Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL-09) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) introduced H.R. 4406, the Supporting Medicaid in the U.S. Territories Act of 2021 to provide five years of Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico and eight years of funding for other U.S. territories. The bill is scheduled to be marked up by the Energy & Commerce Health…

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