New History Headlines: November 1st - November 7th, 2021
These are selections from the latest edition of News JustIN.
Biden’s Big Infrastructure Deal
Election Day Digest
Comirnaty for Kids
Medicare To Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices
Job Numbers Jump
Pfizer Covid Pill Coming Soon
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The House passed President Joe Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill on a 228-206 vote.
13 Republicans voted with the Democrats. The historic bill is now set to become law and will include programs such as:
Clean energy transmission and electrical grid upgrades
Resiliency investments of physical and natural system
The Largest investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak
Builds out the first-ever national network of Electric Vehicle chargers
Delivers thousands of electric school buses nationwide
Expands access to clean drinking water to all American families=
Largest investment in tackling legacy pollution in American history by
Cleaning up Superfund and brownfield sites, reclaiming abandoned mines, and capping orphaned oil and gas wells.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure bill will also address repair and maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion and emissions near ports and airports, and drive electrification and other low-carbon technologies.
Eric Adams elected to be the 110th mayor of New York City.
Boston elects Michelle Wu, becoming the city's first woman and Asian American mayor.
Incumbent New Jersey Governor Murphy wins re-election, the first time since 1985 that a democratic governor has won re-election in New Jersey.
Republican Glenn Youngkin wins the Virginia gubernatorial race
First time candidate Glenn Younkin defeated former Governor Terry Macauliffe.
Joe Biden is now the eighth consecutive new president to see the opposition party win the Virginia governorship during their first year in office.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced a deal that will cap out of pocket spending for prescription drugs to $2,000 a year.
Covid-19 in 2021
Global death toll from COVID-19 now tops 5 million.
Children ages 5 to 11 may now get Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 shots.
28 million kids are now eligible to be vaccinated.
Subject to approval a new pill from Pfizer could be prescribed as an at-home treatment for Covid-19.
The Senate confirmed Beth Robinson, the first out LGBTQ+ woman to serve on a federal circuit court by a 51-45 vote.
US economy added 531,000 Jobs in October
Unemployment dropped to 4.6 percent with a big decline in long-term unemployed
Wages are up 4.9% compared to previous year
18.2 million or (81%) of the 22.4 million jobs lost during the early days of the pandemic have been recovered
Iraqi Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt by Armed Drones
At least two armed drones attempted to assassinate Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, wounding seven security guards during the attack.
Microsoft morphs into Metaverse by introducing Avatars to the 250 million workers using Teams.
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