USA news live: New CDC guidelines set off rush to reimpose mask mandates – Times of India

US supports the rights of Iranians to peacefully assemble, and is monitoring reports of internet slowdowns: State department

US condemns reported use of violence against protesters in Iran: State department

Plan is financed with unspent emergency relief funds, targeted corporate user fees, stronger tax enforcement related to crypto currencies, as well as revenue from stronger growth: White House

Bipartisan infrastructure plan includes $550 billion in new federal investment: White House

US Senate to hold procedural vote on infrastructure on Wednesday: Schumer

The US Senate will hold a key procedural vote on a bipartisan infrastructure plan on Wednesday night, the Senate’s Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said, predicting the votes were in hand to move forward on the measure.

Schumer says he believes Senate has votes to move forward on bipartisan infrastructure plan

US Senate Democratic leader Schumer says he intends to call a vote on Wednesday night to proceed to bipartisan infrastructure plan

Infrastructure ‘bank’ scrapped from bipartisan infrastructure bill over wage issue

A proposal for an infrastructure financing authority was scrapped from a bipartisan infrastructure bill after Republicans objected to a provision intended to lift wages, a Democratic source said on Wednesday.The proposal that was scrapped would have included $20 billion for a new bank to attract investment through private-public partnerships.

New CDC guidelines set off rush to reimpose mask mandates

States and businesses scrambled Wednesday to change course after the federal government issued new guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations nationwide.Nevada and Kansas City were among the locations that moved swiftly to re-impose indoor mask mandates following Tuesday’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The guidelines also call on all schools to require masks for students, teachers and visitors, and districts around the country tried to navigate the latest advice.

US attorney general Garland says justice department will ‘zealously guard’ the right to vote

I was honored to meet with Tsihanouskaya at the White House this morning. The United States stands with the people of Belarus in their quest for democracy and universal human rights

US president Joe Biden

Biden says he met with Belarus opposition leader Tsikhanouskaya on Wednesday

Vote to proceed on Bill will be Wednesday night: Sinema

US senator Sinema, lead Democratic negotiator on infrastructure bill, says, ‘We’ve got a deal’

White House told all federal agencies they must require masks inside federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community Covid-19 transmission: Reuters

Republican offer on transit was basically accepted by Democrats on Tuesday: Portman

Expect legislative language on infrastructure plan to be completed by procedural vote on Wednesday evening: Portman

Republican US senator Cassidy says bipartisan infrastructure bill includes $47 billion for environmental resiliency and $110 billion for roads

Republican US senator Collins says details of bipartisan infrastructure bill still being finalised

Republican US senator Portman says there is now a bipartisan agreement on the major issues on infrastructure plan