Sen. Lisa Murkowski Lisa Ann Murkowski Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Senate GOP whip: Murkowski's vote on Tanden is 'fluid' at the moment MORE (R-Alaska), a key Senate swing vote, said Tuesday evening she never told the White House she would vote against Neera Tanden Neera Tanden Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden On The Money: Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief | Relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority | Senate confirms Biden's picks for Commerce, top WH economist Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief MORE , President Biden Joe Biden Intercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE ’s former nominee to serve … [Read more...] about Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden
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Presented by Facebook Charles Schumer Chuck Schumer A Biden stumble on China? First Black secretary of Senate sworn in Republican Ohio Senate candidate calls on GOP rep to resign over impeachment vote MORE (D-N.Y.) " width="580" height="387" data-delta="1" /> Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 513,091; Tuesday, 514,657; Wednesday, 516,608. The Senate will officially kick off consideration of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package as party leaders urge Senate Democrats to stick … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Senate Dems face unity test; Tanden nomination falls
Miguel Cardona Miguel Cardona Cardona seeks to pivot from DeVos era at Education The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - FBI director testifies on Jan. 6 Capitol attack The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J vax rollout today; third woman accuses Cuomo MORE was sworn in on Tuesday as the Biden administration’s secretary of Education, taking over an agency at the center of the debate over reopening schools after enduring four years of controversy under former Secretary Betsy DeVos Betsy DeVos Cardona seeks to pivot from DeVos era at Education Senate confirms Biden's Education secretary Motorcade of Libyan interior minister attacked MORE . Cardona, who was confirmed by the Senate in a bipartisan 66-33 vote, is a former public school teacher who most recently served as Connecticut's education commissioner. Education advocates believe his experience with public schools will be critical to rebuilding trust in … [Read more...] about Cardona seeks to pivot from DeVos era at Education
Arizona alone has had over 818,000 COVID-19 cases and upwards of 16,000 deaths. With around 1,000 COVID-19 cases being reported daily recently, some students may be eager to get vaccinated. The good news is that there are three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines. Unfortunately, the general population of college students has yet to receive them . David Salafsky is the interim co-executive director of Health Promotion & Preventive Services. He works with Campus Health and is waiting to see when the vaccine distribution will be approved. Through a series of questions, Salafsky was able to identify what factors contribute to the time in which vaccines will be distributed to students. The Daily Wildcat spoke with Salafsky. Daily Wildcat : When do you believe students will start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? David Salafsky: A smaller percentage of students have received the vaccine already if they were eligible based on the criteria set forth by the County … [Read more...] about Are you eligible to get your coronavirus vaccine right now?
Business groups and the Biden administration are launching a new initiative to persuade companies to provide financial incentives for employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The joint effort, announced late last week, encourages employers to make it as easy as possible for workers to get vaccinated, through compensation or paid time off. Many companies have already pledged to provide one-time cash payments for their staff, but unions are saying they would prefer paid leave for their members. ADVERTISEMENT “Employees should be able to get vaccinated without fear of lost wages or loss of paid time off or other bargained leave,” said a spokesperson for the Communication Workers of America. “Therefore, CWA encourages employers to allow employees to be vaccinated on paid work time to expand employee access to limited vaccine appointment availability and to demonstrate employer support for vaccinations.” The union, which represents 700,000 workers, also supports a … [Read more...] about Pressure builds for companies to incentivize vaccines for workers