Immigration reform blocked from reconciliation bill in Congress, but Democrats vow to try again
The opinion by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan parliamentarian, was a setback for the Biden administration and Democrats who would have to reach 60 votes in the Senate for any immigration reform, rather than a simple majority through reconciliation, a process reserved for matters that affect spending, revenues, the deficit or the debt limit. The Senate is evenly split between the parties.
FDA panel backs COVID-19 booster shots only for elderly and high-risk Americans
The Biden administration had hoped that states could begin rolling out a wide national booster shot campaign as soon as Monday, and the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee’s decision threw up a roadblock for that goal.
Nat’l parks struggling with maintenance, including Pa., would get a boost under Biden budget request
A 2018 National Park Service study found about $12 billion of overdue maintenance in the agency.