Biden: Nearly 22M have already requested student loan relief
President Joe Biden says nearly 22 million people have applied for federal student loan relief in the week since his administration made its online application available — more than half of the number the White House believes are eligible for the program.
House G.O.P., Banding Together, Kills Bid to Honor Pioneering Black Judge
The real answer is as much an allegory about the state of House Republicans in 2022 as it is about a federal building in Florida. “He voted against student-led school prayer in Duval County in 1999,” Mr. Clyde, a deacon at his Baptist church in Bogart, Ga., said in an interview. Mr. Clyde also voted against recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. “I was appalled,” said Representative Kathy Castor, Democrat of Florida, who grew up hearing about Judge Hatchett from her father, a former county court judge. @AnnieKarniA version of this article appears in print on April 13, 2022, Section A, Page 24 of the New York edition with the headline: House Republicans Abruptly Kill Bipartisan Bill to Honor a Pioneering Black Judge.thewestsidegazette.com
The Latest: Vaccines won’t be required in Alabama schools
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations up sharply over the last month in Alabama but still far below when the pandemic was at its worst early this year, school officials have said vaccines won’t be required in the fall and local systems can decide on their own whether to require masks or other precautions. INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge is allowing Indiana University to continue with its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all students and employees.news.yahoo.com
Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits
At least 10 lawmakers and three congressional caucuses have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to government data released this week. Four car dealerships owned by Kelly received $600,000 to $1.4 million. Mike Kelly Automotive Group, Mike Kelly Automotive LP and Mike Kelly Hyundai and Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, all near Pittsburgh, received the money. Buchanan, whose net worth is estimated at $74 million, received three loans for car dealerships totaling $2.7 million to $7 million. Two wineries tied to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and an Iowa farm run by his family received loans worth at least $2 million.