Over the weekend, a group of senators reached an agreement on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package and many on Capitol Hill are hoping to vote this bill through before leaving Washington for their scheduled August recess. With the infrastructure bill expected to pass through the House and Senate, Democrats are also aiming to push their $3.5 trillion spending plan through before the recess as well, however the price tag has been a major source of contention between moderates and progressives in the party. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joins to discuss what he expects to happen in Congress before the August recess, the state of the economy based on the latest inflation numbers, the impact tax hikes would have on American small businesses and how to responsibly deal with the end of eviction moratoriums in the country.
The White House announced that 70% of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the milestone meeting President Biden’s goal almost one month later than originally planned. This as coronavirus cases surge across the country, many health officials blaming the Delta variant and anti-vaccinated Americans. Some are blaming vaccine hesitancy on the CDC’s mixed messaging, especially the latest guidance on mask mandates. Former CDC Director and President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, Dr. Tom Frieden weighs in on the surge of Delta variant cases, the rise in vaccine rates, the new CDC mask guidance and breakthrough cases
Plus, commentary by syndicated columnist and author of “America’s Expiration Date,” Cal Thomas.