New York State Assembly holds special session to extend moratorium on evictions
governor of new york Kathy hochul, in one of his first major gestures as the state’s new governor, called on lawmakers to return to Albany for a special session to extend the state’s tenure moratorium on evictions.
State lawmakers are expected to open a special session at noon today in a bid to extend the moratorium, which currently expires at midnight, until mid-January.
“We are not going to worsen what is already a crisis in terms of the problem of homelessness. We are not going to allow people who, without being responsible for their own loss of income, are unable to pay and risk deportation, ”Hochul said at a press conference on Tuesday.
The state’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Hochul on Monday urging him to extend the moratorium.
Last week the Supreme Court of the United States blocked the Biden the administration to apply a temporary ban on evictions, allowing the resumption of evictions throughout the country. Along with New York, other states like California, Maryland, and New Jersey have implemented their own temporary deportation bans.
Markwayne Mullin, a U.S. Republican representative from Oklahoma, allegedly threatened Tajikistan’s ambassador and his staff for failing to help him transfer money into the country, with the ultimate goal of going to neighboring countries Afghanistan to rescue five Americans, a woman and her four children, stranded in the country.
According to the Washington Post, Mullin was planning to hire a helicopter for the operation and called on the Tajikistan Embassy for help. Embassy officials rejected his request, denying that they would violate the country’s laws on cash limits to help him visit the country. The representative was outraged, demanding to know the names of the staff members to whom he was speaking.
The Pentagon earlier had rejected Mullin’s request to visit Afghanistan given the dangerous conditions in the country. Two other members of Congress made unauthorized trips to Afghanistan, Seth Moulton, a Democrat from Massachusetts and Pierre Meijer, a Republican from Michigan. The Pentagon and the State Department have criticized these operations as public relations stunts that take resources away from strained departments in times of crisis.
Parliamentary leaders Nancy Pelosi and Kevin mccarthy spoke out against lawmakers visiting the country.
“You are putting yourself – not just yourself, but you are putting the Americans in danger, if the military is to protect you, which they will do,” McCarthy said last week.
Two senior officials of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) resigned due to frustrations with the White Housethe management of booster injections of the Covid-19 vaccine. The officials worked at the Biologics Assessment and Research Center, the agency’s vaccine department.
Joe bidenThe announcement last month that Americans will be eligible for a recall has frustrated FDA regulators who are scrambling to organize data clearly demonstrating the benefits of a recall and come up with a strong deployment plan by the September 20, when the administration of these booster injections will become available.
Paul Offit, an infectious disease expert who sits on the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee, told Politico that the recall plan is more the White House’s than the FDA’s. “The administration has kind of leaned against the wall here. ”
FDA commissioner Janet Woodcock sent a memo to FDA regulators yesterday stressing that they understand the work is “complex and the days are long” but “we hope someday we will allow us to completely put Covid-19 behind us and better prepare for the future challenges “.
Extreme abortion law comes into effect in Texas
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The most restrictive abortion law since Roe v Wade goes into effect today in Texas, performing illegal abortions once embryonic heart activity is detected, usually six weeks after conception. The law makes no exceptions for rape or incest.
The law allows any private citizen to sue an abortion provider, leaving state clinics vulnerable to prosecution. Multiple challenges against the law have been taken to court but have so far seen no action. The Supreme Court of the United States did not follow up on an appeal against the law. The Mississippi court is expected to ban abortion during its next term, although its lack of action around that Texas law signals the risk that Roe v Wade will be with the court’s anti-choice majority.
“Access to abortion will be plunged into absolute chaos” Amanda williams, executive director of the abortion support group on Lilith Fund, the Guardian said. “It’s amazing that the politicians in Texas got away with this devastating and cruel law that will hurt so many people. ”
We will keep an eye on the reactions to this new law. Here’s what else we’re looking at today.
- A law that restrict the vote by mail and authorizes observers to go to the office of the governor of Texas Greg Abbott after its adoption by the state legislature. Abbott has indicated that he plans to sign the legislation.
- The debate on hide mandates in schools continues as governor of Pennsylvania Tom wolf announced yesterday that K-12 schools must make masks mandatory.
- The Caldor’s fire approximate Lake Tahoe, threatening more than 34,000 structures in the popular seaside resort. Meanwhile, the people of Louisiana are still in shock from the consequences of Hurricane Ida, in the sweltering heat as power outages continue in New Orleans.
Stay tuned for more live updates.