Good Morning DC!

It’s August 1, 2021, my favorite month of the year. The CDC says Washington, DC continues to be an area of “substantial” COVID-19 spread. Masks are required indoors at the White House. 

Journalists who are not yet fully vaccinated are required to undergo daily testing or display proof of a qualified negative test at their own expense.

Question: Should Americans expect more guidelines coming up, more restrictions because of COVID-19?

 “In all probability,” said Biden. “And, by the way,” the President continued, “almost a million people got vaccinated.  About half a million of those people for the first time — for the second shot.  And so, I’m hopeful that people are beginning to realize how essential it is to do.”

Vaccinated with Pfizer, with no side effects other than a sore arm, I feel empowered to live again the life I once knew.

I would take this opportunity to encourage everyone to get vaccinated not because the government tells you what to do, or pardon my French is “blackmailing you” but because you will be protected to enjoy life and all the freedoms we have in democracy, one of them being our own volition to choose what’s good for us, and speaking from my own experience, decision to get vaccinated is a smart choice.

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The Senate adjourned at 9:52 p.m. last night and is set to  convene at 12:00 noon today, August 1.

On the agenda is the continued consideration of H.R. 3684, the legislative vehicle for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs bill.
The final legislative text for H.R. 3684 is expected today.

Trump is not happy about it. “Nancy Pelosi has said NO INFRASTRUCTURE until they get everything else. Infrastructure is just a “carrot” for a massive socialist expansion,” he said.

NSA Jake Sullivan spoke yesterday with President Kais Saied of Tunisia. In an hour-long discussion, he focused on the critical need for Tunisian leaders to outline a swift return to democratic path. 

President Biden is spending the weekend at Camp David. Before he boarded the Marine One on Friday afternoon, the President confirmed that he plans to invite Polish President to the White House. Biden also confirmed that the talks he had with Russia in Geneva on arms control are in process. “I’m hopeful,” he said.

And that’s a wrap for this Sunday morning, August 1, 2021. Throughout August, Good Morning DC will be published on Sundays. Starting September 1, we will go back to our daily schedule. In the meantime, make sure to read our daily political and other coverage at



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Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...

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