Good Morning DC. Democratic Senators Manchin and Bernie Sanders are going at each other regarding the reconciliation bill.
Good Morning DC! Anyone in need of climate change convincing should visit Europe these days. The heat is unbearable.
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Utah have ended the $300 unemployment supplement. There are now 26 American states that cut all extra payments to those unemployed to incentivize people to look for jobs. Initially, the supplement was supposed to dry up in September this year.
Former President Trump held his first rally since leaving the White House on Saturday in Ohio. “We won the election twice, and it’s possible we’ll have to win it a third time. It’s possible,” he said.
His repeated claims about the election fraud, former AG Barr has shut down in a piece with Johnathan Karl published in the Atlantic.
Recalling the conversation he had with Trump, Barr said that the former president was livid with him at the time. “How the fuck could you do this to me?” said former President.
Talking to Johathan Karl, Barr was clear that “If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it. But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bullshit.”
Today at 1:30 PM PDT, Kamala Harris will come back to D.C. from Los Angeles, where she spent the weekend.
Yesterday, president Biden got back at the White House. Marine One landed on the South Lawn at 7:08 p.m. Biden, wearing a navy suit and no tie, stepped off a few moments later with the First Lady Jill Biden, who was wearing a navy patterned dress, sunglasses, and a white sweater over her shoulders. They walked holding hands across the lawn.
As he passed the press behind the rope line, Biden smiled back at shouted questions on Syria and infrastructure, but his brief response — he didn’t stop — was not audible.
At 4 PM EDT today, President Biden will welcome Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel, to the White House. President Rivlin’s visit will “highlight the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel and the deep ties between our governments and our people.”
On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, Biden will be in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he will discuss the benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.
On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, the President will convene Cabinet officials, Governors from the Western States, and private sector partners to discuss the devastating intersection of drought, heat, and wildfires in the Western United States.
On Friday, July 2, 2021, the President will deliver remarks on the June jobs report. The President will then participate in a naturalization ceremony to welcome new citizens to our country ahead of Independence Day.
On Sunday, July 4, 2021, Biden will give Independence Day and independence from COVID-19 address at a Fourth of July BBQ with essential workers and military families on the South Lawn.
The National Mall will be open for the traditional Independence Day fireworks display.
Today, at 9 AM, the Senate will meet for pro forma sessions only. The only other pro forma sessions will occur on Monday, July 5th at 2:30 pm and Thursday, July 8th at NOON. Then, it will convene next at 3 pm on Monday, July 12. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of the nomination of Uzra Zeya to be Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Zeya nomination.
Democratic Senators Manchin and Bernie Sanders are going at each other regarding the reconciliation bill.
“Let me be clear: There will not be a bipartisan infrastructure deal without a reconciliation bill that substantially improves the lives of working families and combats the existential threat of climate change. No reconciliation bill, no deal. We need transformative change NOW,” tweeted Sanders.
As the result of the collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, at least nine are dead, and many more are still missing.
And that’s a wrap for this Monday morning, June 28, 2021. Good Morning DC will be back tomorrow to bring you the latest first.