Jan. 6 House committee hearing set to examine Trump’s pressure on state officials
The House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 will meet again on Tuesday, with a hearing examining the pressure former President Donald Trump and his allies exerted on those responsible for the state to void the 2020 election results, according to Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who set a loose framework for what we might expect. In its past two hearings, the committee has described Trump’s election disinformation campaign and his team’s efforts to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence into refusing to certify Joe Biden’s victory. The next two hearings are at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday and Thursday, part of a series of eight hearings on the committee’s findings. The committee has completed three hearings to date. Here’s what happened to each.
Deployment of COVID-19 vaccines for young children
After gaining approval from federal health authorities last week, COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old will be available on Tuesday. A federal advisory committee and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the plans, which also have support from the American Medical Association, the American Association of Pediatrics and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners. The vaccines are safe and trigger the same immune response that has protected older children and adults, the advisory committee decided on Saturday. The actions pave the way for 10 million doses of the vaccine, which have already been pre-ordered from the federal government, to begin delivery and distribution on Tuesday, following Monday’s June 16 federal holiday.
More primaries and runoffs as 2022 midterms approach
Voters head to the polls in four states and the nation’s capital on Tuesday for the primary and runoff elections. In Virginia, the Republican primaries will determine who faces Democratic incumbents in three U.S. House races that the GOP is targeting midterm in November. The successor to retired US Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama will likely be chosen in a runoff between Republicans Katie Britt and US Representative Mo Brooks. And in Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser faces major challenges from two city council members as she seeks a third term. Runoff elections will also be held in Georgia and Arkansas.
Summer Begins: “The Longest Day” and a Solstice
The first day of summer is Tuesday but there is a more specific time when astronomical summer will begin in the northern hemisphere. It’s at 5:14 a.m. EDT, which marks the 2022 summer solstice. . Some people call it “the longest day”, but to be precise, it is the day with the most daylight, because each day has 24 hours. In reality, it’s been like summer across the country for the past few weeks, and meteorologists consider summer to be the three hottest months of the year (June, July and August). But the real heat is yet to come: on average, there is a one-month lag between the solstice and peak summer temperatures, according to climatologist Brian Brettschneider. This is why July is often the hottest month of the year in many places.
“Uncomfortable” heat and humidity expected in the United States
Sweltering, record-breaking heat will sweep across much of the United States on Tuesday. Cities like Minneapolis could face triple-digit temperatures and extreme heat and humidity will greatly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities, according to the National Weather. Service. The weather service also warned that possible storms could bring damaging winds and large hail, and the heat could also cause some roads to buckle. Chicago will welcome summer with a high temperature forecast at 98 degrees, while St. Louis is expected to reach 99 degrees. Milwaukee was facing 97 degrees and a heat index of up to 105. Parts of Europe are also facing extreme heat, with Spain on alert for an outbreak of intense wildfires.