USA Today’s coverage of the 2020 election and the change of President-elect Joe Biden continues this week as he prepares to take the top job in his administration and be sworn in in January. The Electoral College confirmed Biden’s victory on Monday, officially giving Biden enough election votes to defeat President Donald Trump. January 6 Congress will count and certify the results in a joint session.
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Kamala Harris will campaign in Georgia on Monday
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will run in the election for two Democrats in Georgia on Monday, the results of which will determine the Senate’s control.
Republican sentiments. David Burdeau and Kelly Lofler were the Democrats’ challengers, respectively, to John Osof and the Rev. They are trying to defend their seats against Rafael Warnock.
The races offer the opportunity to transfer control of the Senate from the Republicans to the Democrats. If both Democratic challengers win their races, the room will split and Harris may sever ties in favor of the priorities of President-elect Joe Biden.
Harris will travel to Swanni and Columbus to campaign on behalf of Ossoff and Warnock. Both parties are campaigning heavily for seats. President Donald Trump visited Valdosta on December 5th. Vice President Mike Pence has carried out several campaign swings across the state.
Biden visited on Tuesday. Georgia has reliably backed Republicans for decades, but Biden defeated Trump very little in November, and is trying to repeat this record in Senate races.
– Bart Johnson
Benz gets the COVID-19 vaccine on camera
Vice President Mike Pence was chairman of the White House Corona virus task force Vaccinated against COVID-19 At an event on Friday morning aimed at boosting public confidence in the vaccine.
“I didn’t realize a thing,” Pence said. “Good.”
Pence sat in a chair next to an American flag and sat down under a sign saying “Safe and Performance.”
He has been distributing the recently approved vaccine developed by Pfizer across the country.
“I hope Karen and this move bring hope and comfort to the American people today,” Pence said. “Difficulties and heartbeats will be placed in the past, in these days, on a day that is not far off in the future.”
– Maureen Grove
The first legislators to be vaccinated are the first to arrive in Capitol Hill
The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine came to Capitol Hill, so high-level lawmakers will soon be vaccinated.
In a memo sent to lawmakers late Thursday, Brian Monahan, a physician who attended the U.S. Congress, said members of Congress, the Supreme Court and high-ranking government officials have received measures to ensure the continuity of the government. The “small” number of drugs obtained was “part of the first installment of the vaccine,” Monahan said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, de-Khalif., Said she would receive the vaccine “in the next few days,” but said she would continue to wear the mask following CDC guidelines. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Gu., Said in a statement that he too would be vaccinated. As a polio survivor, he said, “he knew both the fear of a disease and the extraordinary promise of hope that vaccines would bring.” Both congressional leaders urged Americans to accept the vaccine as soon as it is available and to follow CDC guidelines.
Congress rushes to strike agreement on COVID stimulus, avoid strike
After months of contentious negotiations and bitter finger-pointing about failing to reach an agreement on a new trigger package, Capitol Hill lawmakers say they are close to a deal to provide about $ 900 billion to Americans who have been spared the economic consequences of the corona virus epidemic. But the final version of the bill is still pending, and although both sides know an agreement is still approaching, Congress will have to be in session over the weekend to do so.
The broad pages of the package include $ 300 billion in aid to business, $ 600 in direct payments to taxpayers and $ 300 a week in additional unemployment benefits for millions of Americans who could not find work in the midst of the crisis.
Although the epidemic has not abated since the corona virus first began infecting people in the United States, Congress has not passed a major trigger package since the CARES Act in March.
On top of the COVID relief bill, Democrats and Republicans in Congress are fighting over a $ 1.4 trillion government finance bill. The extension passed last week expires at midnight and a partial government strike will begin if lawmakers fail to agree.
While lawmakers were no doubt eager to leave the city for the holidays, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stressed the importance of getting bills before the break.
“We should not treat these negotiations like regular negotiations that should be conducted at the usual pace of Congress,” McConnell said. “The Senate is not going anywhere until we get COVID relief out.”
– William Cummings
Duperville suggests he may oppose the January 6 election vote count
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday night praised the election of a GOP senator for suggesting that the election could challenge college numbers.
Senator-elect Tommy Dooperville of Alabama said, “You’ll see what’s coming … you’re studying in the House, and we’re going to do it in the Senate.”
Further:Sen-elected Tommy Doverville says the election could challenge college numbers; Other GOP senators mum
Referring to the victory of President-elect Joe Biden during a campaign stoppage in Georgia, Doberville said, “But it’s impossible, what happened is impossible.” But we’ll fix it. “
Trump called Doverville a “great champion and brave man,” and “more Republican senators” followed in his footsteps and said, “Do something!”
Any objections must be considered when a congress convenes to calculate election results from the state on Jan. 6, with the support of a councilor and a senator.
On Thursday, Biden’s cabinet election continued with the historic election of Rep. Debb Hollande as Home Secretary. If confirmed, he was the first Native American to serve in that position.
Further:If confirmed, Biden will be the first Native American to hold the post.
Senate leaders on Thursday said a COVID-19 stimulus agreement was close, but warned they should not pass a bill until the weekend to close the gap on remaining differences.