5 things to know on Tuesday

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.

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