The Senate passed a bipartisan $1-trillion infrastructure plan this week, passing with help of 19 Republicans. Though House Progressives have already said they will not support the bipartisan infrastructure package until the Senate passes a larger $3.5-trillion “human” infrastructure proposal. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland and FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram discuss the uphill battle that the infrastructure bill faces in the House.
U.S. troops are heading back to Afghanistan to help get personnel out of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called on President Biden to reverse course, drawing comparisons to the Fall of Saigon in 1975. The U.S. has reportedly been negotiating with the Taliban to spare troops and personnel as they leave. FOX News Pentagon Producer Lucas Tomlinson discusses the future of the relationship between America and Afghanistan as troops continue to be withdrawn.
As more Americans get their COVID-19 vaccinations, new research suggests that mRNA shots may not offer as much protection against the Delta variant. The data collected shows the Pfizer vaccine was 42% effective in combating the new strand, while the Moderna vaccine showed 76% effectiveness. Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & Fox News Contributor Dr. Marty Makary urges citizens to be wary of the Delta variant, but to also pay attention to natural immunity.
It’s been a busy week at the White House. President Biden has faced mounting criticism over what’s happening in Afghanistan as the Taliban advances in the region, along with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing his resignation moments after the Senate passed its bipartisan infrastructure package. Other legislative initiatives hitting the president’s desk include voting rights and police reform. FOX News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich breaks down this week at the White House.