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The House voted Thursday to strip controversial GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments.
All House Democrats and 11 Republicans voted for the resolution to remove the Georgia lawmaker from the Budget Committee and the Education and Labor Committee.
In social media posts and videos made before she was elected to Congress, Greene called for members of Congress to be executed, argued Sandy Hook and other school shootings were staged, and claimed California wildfires were ignited by a space laser controlled by the (Jewish) Rothschild banking firm.
"I was allowed to believe things that weren't true and I would ask questions ... and talk about them. And that is absolutely what I regret. If it weren't for the Facebook posts and comments that I liked in 2018, I wouldn't be standing here today," Greene said in a floor speech before the vote.
"And you couldn't point a finger, and accuse me of anything wrong. Because I've lived a very good life that I'm proud and my family's proud of."
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a statement that condemned Greene’s comments but took issue with Democrats’ effort to remove Greene from House committees.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released a statement earlier in the day blasting the GOP leader for not taking action against Greene:
“After several conversations and literally running away from reporters, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) made clear that he is refusing to take action against conspiracy theorist [Greene]. As a result, the House will continue with a vote to strip Greene of her seat on the esteemed House Committee on Education & Labor and House Committee on Budget. McCarthy’s failure to lead his party effectively hands the keys over to Greene – an anti-Semite, QAnon adherent and 9/11 Truther."
1 For All
Despite Pfizer's and Moderna's best efforts, demand for COVID-19 vaccines is far outpacing supplies. While both vaccines require two doses for maximum efficiency, some scientists have proposed holding off on the second booster shot until more people have had their initial dose.
Technically, a one-shot dose of either Pfizer's or Moderna's vaccine isn't approved by the FDA. It's unknown how protective a single shot of the vaccine would be.
In late December, a Moderna spokesperson told The Hill that the company expects that double doses produce the most durable immunity.
'Vote-a-Rama' for Amendments to D's Budget Resolution
The Senate on Thursday afternoon began a “vote-a-rama” that featured dozens of votes on amendments to the Democratic budget resolution that allows the reconciliation process to be used for a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill.
We tracked the major amendment from the vote-a-rama here, which included:
- COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness - Cardin #716: Offered by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-DE), this amendment would fund a COVID-19 vaccine administration and a public awareness campaign. Adopted 100-0.
- Prohibiting “Sanctuary Cities” - Toomey #553: Offered by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), this amendment would permit state and local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration authorities even if a state or local “sanctuary” law intends to prohibit such cooperation. Not adopted 50-50.
- Pandemic Grants for Bars & Restaurants - Wicker #261: Offered by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), this amendment would establish federal grants for bars and restaurants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Adopted 90-10.
And, in the End…
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Douglas was known as “The Father of Black Professional Basketball."
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