It has been a busy week at Capitol Hill and White House - criticism of Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., House Minority Leader race speech Kevin McCarthy, House Democrats about passing their public spending bill and President Biden's signature. a two-party infrastructure bill into law.
But as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday next week, we begin with a surprisingly lost story in all those political developments: US Covid cases are on the rise again.
It comes as the United States continues to estimate an estimated 1,000 19 deaths per Covid-19 a day, as Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of increased hospitalization among fully vaccinated people as European countries - which preceded US deaths - they also restored road closures. or self-consciousness.
After another holiday, on July 4, President Biden announced the country's independence from the coronavirus. Or next to it.
“Two hundred and forty-five years ago, we proclaimed our independence from a distant king. Today, we are closer than ever to declare our independence from the deadly virus. That doesn't mean the war against Covid-19 is over. We have a lot of work to do. ”
With that said, the US reported about 600,000 people killed by coronavirus. Today, there are more than 771,000.
Now there is good news for Biden to come out in the open against Covid: More than 70 percent of US adults have been fully vaccinated; children ages 5-11 can get vaccinated; deaths dropped sharply from peak when he took office in January (3,000 a day); and the FDA is expected to approve encouraging shots for all adults.
But the bad news for the president is that the United States has not yet achieved that freedom in Covid-19.
The House Democrats are on track to pass their public spending bill
"House Democrats postponed long-awaited vote on President Joe Biden's public safety network and weather forecast Friday morning after Midnight Leader Kevin McCarthy delayed the final vote with a long, broad and often outrageous speech," NBC's Sahil Kapur, Teaganne Finn and Haley Talbot reported.
“McCarthy, who began his talk at 8:38 p.m., ended his race talk at 5:04 am with the cheers and applause of the House Republicans. He had been absent for eight hours breaking the record set by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., With the longest speech on the floor of the House. "
Our take on all the work: There have been a lot of theater - whether it is a speech like McCarthy's film or the whole House bill (to be changed / revised / changed in Senate).
8 Hours and 32 Minutes: How long House Minority House leader Kevin McCarthy speaks on the floor of the House last night, breaking the House record as he criticizes Democrats' spending package public spending.
$ 160 billion: How many projects in the Congressional Budget Office the Build Back Better program will add to the debt over the next 10 years (White House believes its tax enforcement will bring in more revenue and make the bill pay for itself).