President Biden on the Johnson & Johnson news: "There is light at the end of the tunnel, but we cannot let our guard down now or assume that victory is inevitable. We must continue to remain vigilant, act fast and aggressively, and look out for one another."
Freshmen members of Congress are hiring more diverse staffs: Reps. Cori Bush and Nikema Williams filled all top staffing slots with people of color. Sen. Padilla's top staffers are all people of color. Two-thirds of Sen. Warnock's top staffers are Black.
Reps. Jerry Nadler and Judy Chu have reintroduced the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act.
The legislation is designed to "restore the separation of powers by limiting overly broad executive authority to issue future travel bans."
President Biden: "Now the bill moves to the U.S. Senate where I hope it will receive quick action. We have no time to waste. If we act decisively, quickly and boldly, we can finally get ahead of this virus, we can finally get our economy moving again."
Rep. Al Green on the House floor, responding to a Republican who cited God in opposing transgender rights: "You used God to enslave my foreparents. You used God to segregate me in schools. You used God to put me in the back of he bus. Have you no shame?"
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