Thursday, January 21, 2021

Thursday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.21.21

returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

Senate returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

TODAY 10:00: Independent Fiscal Office Economic And Budget Outlook. RSVP To Watch Live: 

TODAY 1:00: House Democratic Policy Committee Holds Hearing On Nov. Election to hear from constitutional law, hate crimes experts, 2 members of Congress.  Watch Live: 

TODAY 2:00: House State Government Committee Hearing On Nov. Election and Dept. of State Election Guidance. PA Secretary Of State Kathy Boockvar to testify.  Watch Live: 

Op-Ed: Republicans In PA Senate And House Set To Rehash Spurious Allegations, Conspiracy Theories About Nov. Election -- PA Secretary Of State Kathy Boockvar

NYT: How Gerrymandering Will Protect Republicans Who Challenged Election Results

Trump House Creator In Westmoreland County Seeks Nod To Run To Replace Late Rep. Reese

Letter: I Want The Old Republican Party Back Or At Least One That Works [Lancaster]

Gov. Wolf Continues To Push For Law Enforcement Reform, Accountability

9-Year-Old Girl Has Died After Being Shot In The Head In Philadelphia

Gov. Wolf: $4.8 Million Investment To Train Direct Care Workers To Improve Quality Of Care

Erie County Community College Names Interim President

HACC To Launch 100% Online Community Health Worker Program

Montgomery County Furniture Firm Knoll Creating 138 Jobs In PA

Lackawanna County Recorder Of Deeds Warns About Misleading Letter

Biden Inauguration

Katie Meyer: These PA Leaders Helped Beat Trump, Here’s What They Expect From Biden

Cap-Star: What PA Politicians Had To Say About Biden’s Inaugural Speech

PA Lawmakers React To Swearing-In Of Biden

PA Officials Offer Praise And Pledge To Work Together With Biden, But Not All

‘People Can Breathe Easier’: Philly Immigration Advocates React To Biden Executive Orders

WITF: PA, Texas Immigration Groups Work To Undo Penalties For Asylum Seekers In Sanctuary

Editorial: Before America Can Move Forward With Biden, It Must Face Up To Its Crisis Of Truth

Editorial: The American Experiment Succeeds

Editorial: Why Not Unity?

Editorial: Biden Sets Right Tone Amid Crises

FT: Biden Signals Return To Normality On First Day As President

AP: Biden Takes The Helm As President: ‘Democracy Has Prevailed’

Biden Directive To Pause Federal Student Loan Payments

Biden Executive Order Putting In Place A Regulatory Freeze Pending Review Of Regulations

Biden Directive Preserving And Fortifying Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

Biden Executive Order To Ensure Lawful And Accurate Census

Biden Executive Order Revising Civil Immigration Enforcement Policies And Priorities

PA’s Role In The Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- AP: Most PA Republicans Backed Trump To Then End, And Still Do, Even After Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Number Of PA Residents Charged For Their Actions In Assault On U.S. Capitol Now Stands At Nine

-- AP: Harrisburg Woman Accused Of Helping To Steal Pelosi Laptop During Assault On U.S. Capitol Due In Federal Court Today

-- Mechanicsburg Teen Mistaken For Harrisburg Woman Arrested In Connection With The Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- No One Hurt After Montgomery County Democratic Party Office Struck By Bullets, Chair Says

-- Upper Bucks Man Held In Threats To Wolf, Biden, Other Democrats

-- Lawyer For Lehigh County Man Charged In Assault On U.S. Capitol: ‘He Respects The Law’

-- Connecting The Dots: Op-Ed: Republicans In PA Senate And House Set To Rehash Spurious Allegations, Conspiracy Theories About Nov. Election -- PA Secretary Of State Kathy Boockvar

-- 64 Republican Members Of PA House Urge Congress To Challenge Presidential Election Results

-- 21 Republican Members Of PA Senate Urge Congress To Challenge Presidential Election Results

-- PA House And Senate Republicans Issue Letters Calling On Congress To Dispute PA’s Presidential Election Results

-- Spotlight PA: Trump Campaign Takes Its Complaints Over PA Election Before PA Senate Republicans At Gettysburg Hearing, After A String Of Court Losses

-- USA Today: How Trump And PA Republicans Convinced Some Voters Election Fraud Was Real, When It Wasn’t

-- NBC: PA Republican Lawmakers Fostered False Election Allegations That Fueled Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Fact-Checking Republican Sen. Corman Who Said False Election Claims Didn’t Play ‘Any Role’ In The Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- AP: U.S. Senate Republican Leader McConnell Said Trump ‘Fed Lies’ To Mob That Assaulted The U.S. Capitol

-- The Guardian: How The Republican Party Offered A Home To Proud Boys, Emboldened Neo-Nazi And Fascist Groups


-- Dept. Of Health Reports 260 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; Total Deaths Top 20,128; 5,664 New Cases-- 1.21.21

-- AP: Biden Unveils COVID Strategy To Ramp Up Vaccinations, Testing, Reopen Schools, Businesses, Increase Use Of Masks

PennLive: Requests For COVID Vaccine Trigger ‘Chaos’ In PA

As Millions In PA Seek COVID Vaccine, State Asks Residents ‘To Be Patient’

Allegheny County Health Director Says ‘Long Way To Go’ To Meet COVID Vaccine Demands

Vaccine Eligibility Quiz Released By PA Health Department

Allentown Health Bureau To Hold COVID Vaccine Clinics In The City As Eligibility Expands

Weis Markets In-Store Pharmacies To Begin Giving COVID Vaccinations Thursday

Lehigh Valley Health Network To Begin COVID Mass Vaccinations At Dorney Park Next Week

Questions/Answers About COVID Vaccine Distribution In Lehigh Valley

Where Can I Get A COVID Vaccine In The Philly Area?

Philly Soon Will Have 2 COVID Vaccine Sign-Up Websites, But Only One Run By The City

Group Entrusted With Philly COVID Vaccine Clinic Abandoned Testing, Stranding Communities

Western PA Doctors Warn Of COVID Vaccine Shortages

Editorial: COVID Vaccine Access: Think Of Others

Dept. Of Health Reports 401 Additional Deaths [Includes Previous Deaths] Due To COVID; 5,984 New Cases-- 1.20.21

Allegheny County COVID Hospitalizations Drop By Half In Past Month

New COVID Cases And Deaths Climb Again In NE PA

Dept. Of Health Update On COVID Investigations, Contact Tracing, Monitoring Jan. 3-9

Paul Muschick: Why Replacing PA Health Secretary Could Be Next Big Political Fight

Dept. Of Agriculture Restaurant COVID Enforcement Actions Jan. 11-17

15 More PA Restaurants Receive Closure Notices For Violating COVID Orders

Gov. Wolf Announces Availability Of $600 Pandemic Relief Grants To Eligible Child Care Workers

AP: PA Child Care Workers Eligible For $600 Federal Grants From State

Editorial: Health Secretary Dr. Levine Breaks New Ground


Biden Executive Order Mobilizing U.S. Government To Provide Unified Response To Combat COVID

Biden Executive Order Requiring Wearing Masks On Federal Property

Biden Letter Rejoining The World Health Organization

AP:  Dr. Fauci Lays Out Biden’s Support For WHO Engagement After Trump Criticism

Forbes: Biden Signs Executive Order To Extend Eviction Moratorium Thru March, Is More Rent Relief Next?

New Federal COVID Stimulus Bill Has 6 Big Tax Savings For Small Businesses

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