Today, President Biden and his administration announced steps they are taking to combat the growing baby formula shortage in the country that is leaving store shelves empty and parents crowdsourcing where there is available product.
Biden also ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to mark the “tragic milestone” of 1 million coronavirus deaths in the country. In a statement, Biden nudged Congress to pass a stalled $10 billion package that would boost the availability of tests, therapeutics and vaccines nationwide. According to a Washington Post tracker, the 1 million milestone will be reached this week.
Meanwhile, the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol has subpoenaed five Republican members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.). The move marks a significant escalation in the committee’s efforts to obtain information related to communications with then-President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows before, during and after the attack.
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