With the Delta variant of coronavirus raging and having missed his acknowledged aim of getting 70% of People totally vaccinated by Independence Day, President JOE BIDEN this afternoon will kick off a renewed vaccine push.
Per a White Home official, the administration is zeroing in on these 5 areas, which Biden will focus on in remarks scheduled for 3:15 p.m.:
— “Focused, group by group, door to door outreach to get the remaining People vaccinated by guaranteeing they’ve the data they want on how each protected and accessible the vaccine is.
— “A renewed emphasis on getting the vaccines to an increasing number of major care docs and different well being care suppliers so extra People can get a shot at their physician’s workplace.
— “Stepped up efforts to get vaccines to pediatricians and different suppliers who serve youthful folks – in order that adolescents ages 12 to 18 can get vaccinated as they go for ‘again to high school’ test ups or prepare for fall sports activities.
— “Proceed increasing efforts to make the vaccine accessible for employees, together with organising vaccination clinics at work and PTO for workers.
— “Increasing our cellular clinic efforts.”
There’s been a number of discuss about whether or not nationally outstanding political figures is likely to be useful in turning again the tide of vaccine misinformation that seems to be affecting the low charges in varied communities, corresponding to white Southerners. However the White Home message is generally about hyper-local surrogates and efforts that penetrate hard-to-reach areas. Thus the emphasis on door-to-door outreach, cellular clinics and utilizing physicians and different trusted well being care consultants as the primary vaccine advocates.
So don’t count on Biden to ask DONALD TRUMP to chop a pro-vaccine PSA anytime quickly.
THE HALF-YEAR MARK — It’s been six months since the lethal rebellion on the Capitol. Regardless of some short-term modifications and Speaker NANCY PELOSI’s introduction of a choose committee to analyze Jan. 6, the Capitol Police drive remains to be languishing, CNN’s Whitney Wild, Jeremy Herb, Zachary Cohen, Jamie Gangel and Katie Bo Williams report.
“Amid mounting concern a few contemporary wave of pro-Trump violence in August, greater than a dozen present and former Capitol Cops, Capitol safety officers, lawmakers and aides inform CNN that not practically sufficient has been finished to deal with the safety failures uncovered by the January 6 assault on the US Capitol six months in the past.,” they write.
“They want a radical restructure. They should decouple it from any political construction in any way,” Rep. JOHN KATKO (R-N.Y.) informed CNN, including: “They’ve positively made strides in the proper course. … However they’re nowhere close to the place they need to be.”
“Morale stays low amongst Capitol Cops, who say they’re caught working longer hours amid dwindling ranks. Greater than 75 officers have left since January 6, at a fee of about three per week, based on union leaders. ‘We’re shedding guys left and proper,’ stated one officer, who like others interviewed for this story requested anonymity to talk candidly in regards to the state of the US Capitol Police. ‘The younger guys do not need to be right here and the previous guys who’re eligible are simply rolling out.’ Consequently, the division has already exceeded its additional time projections for the fiscal 12 months, which does not finish for one more three months, based on a Senate aide.” The story
— “‘So, So Indignant’: Reporters Who Survived the Capitol Riot Are Nonetheless Struggling,” by Vice’s Cameron Joseph: “Some reporters who had been there received’t return into the constructing. A quantity have sought remedy to take care of the trauma. One longtime Capitol Hill reporter opted for early retirement shortly after dwelling via the riot. Many nonetheless aren’t sleeping properly.”
INFRASTRUCTURE YEAR — As we previewed this morning, the Home Drawback Solvers Caucus, which incorporates 29 Democrats and 29 Republicans, launched a press release at present endorsing the bipartisan infrastructure proposal and calling on the Home to take it up: “The bipartisan Drawback Solvers Caucus strongly helps the Senate infrastructure framework, which is intently aligned with our ‘Constructing Bridges’ proposal launched final month. In mild of the bipartisan, bicameral genesis of the framework, we encourage an expeditious, stand-alone vote within the Home and thank our bipartisan Senate companions and the Biden Administration for working so intently with us to reveal that cooperation remains to be attainable in Washington.”
Good Tuesday afternoon.
THESE ARE NOT THE CONTRACTS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR — “Pentagon cancels $10 billion JEDI cloud contract that Amazon and Microsoft had been combating over,” CNBC: “The JEDI, or Joint Enterprise Protection Infrastructure, deal has turn out to be probably the most tangled contracts for the Division of Protection. In a press launch Tuesday, the Pentagon stated that ‘as a result of evolving necessities, elevated cloud conversancy, and trade advances, the JEDI Cloud contract not meets its wants.’
“However the combat over a cloud computing venture doesn’t look like fully over but. … The company stated it plans to solicit proposals from each Amazon and Microsoft for the contract, including that they’re the one cloud service suppliers that may meet its wants. However, it added, it can proceed to do market analysis to see if others may additionally meet its specs.”
JUICY BOOK DEETS — “Some RNC staffers didn’t vote for Trump amid 2020 marketing campaign energy battle, new e-book claims,” Fox Information: “Some Republican Nationwide Committee (RNC) officers did not vote for then-President Trump in final November’s election, based on a forthcoming e-book by Wall Avenue Journal reporter Michael Bender.
“And excerpts from ‘Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Misplaced,’ that had been completely obtained by Fox Information on Tuesday, additionally highlight the alleged friction between RNC chair RONNA MCDANIEL and BILL STEPIEN, who took over as Trump reelection marketing campaign supervisor final summer season. And based on one other excerpt from the e-book, Trump son-in-law JARED KUSHNER, after shedding an influence battle with McDaniel over a brand new on-line fundraising program applied by the nationwide social gathering, stated he did not ‘give a f—okay’ about the way forward for the GOP.”
ABORTION POLITICS — “A hidden abortion crew prepares to confront a post-Roe America,” by Darius Tahir: “The Supreme Court docket’s choice to evaluate Mississippi’s stringent restrictions on abortion — placing Roe vs. Wade below its roughest stress check but — is being seen as a name to motion for the nation’s group of underground abortion activists. They usually make it clear they’re ready to defy any legal guidelines banning abortion.
“The group had spent the pandemic dealing with the ‘abortionpocalypse’ — a wave of crimson state restrictions on procedures to terminate pregnancies — by recruiting new members and on-line suppliers, including new privateness options that would protect them from regulation enforcement and organizing. And now, with the court docket’s choice to listen to the Mississippi case in its upcoming time period, they’re confronting a brand new menace.”
POLICY CORNER — “Biden’s Pre-Okay Proposal Faces Questions Over Federal Position,” by WSJ’s Catherine Lucey and Tarini Parti: “President Biden’s $200 billion proposal to develop publicly funded prekindergarten via a program that requires buy-in and funds from states is going through questions from Republicans over how it is going to be applied. … Mr. Biden is looking for to offer prekindergarten to all 3- and 4-year-olds as a part of his $1.8 trillion households plan, which additionally consists of investments in baby care, paid depart and group school. …
“The White Home says an enlargement will enhance academic outcomes, whereas enabling mother and father of younger kids to take part totally within the workforce. However whereas many Republican leaders assist public prekindergarten, some have expressed skepticism about what position the federal authorities ought to play in funding it and what strings will include the cash.”
FOR YOUR RADAR — “Nikole Hannah-Jones to affix Howard school after UNC tenure controversy,” WaPo: “Journalists NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES and TA-NEHISI COATES are becoming a member of Howard College’s school, college officers introduced Tuesday in a serious recruiting victory for the non-public establishment within the nation’s capital. It was a simultaneous setback for the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to lose Hannah-Jones after a protracted and remarkably contentious effort to recruit her.
“The shocking growth got here lower than every week after trustees for UNC-Chapel Hill voted to award tenure to Hannah-Jones. … In an interview Tuesday on CBS This Morning, Hannah-Jones stated she wouldn’t be part of the UNC school. ‘Very tough choice,’ Hannah-Jones informed Gayle King. ‘Not a call I wished to make.’ Now Hannah-Jones could have tenure at Howard within the new place of Knight Chair in Race and Journalism, beginning this summer season on the traditionally Black college in Washington.”
2022 WATCH — “Sen. Lankford responds to ‘unprecedented’ lack of neutrality from state GOP chairman,” by Tulsa World’s Blake Douglas: “Along with challengers within the Republican major for U.S. Senate subsequent 12 months, incumbent Sen. JAMES LANKFORD stated he’s contending with opposition from a high-ranking member of his personal social gathering.
“JOHN BENNETT, who was elected Oklahoma Republican Occasion chairman April 10, spoke later on the OKC Freedom Rally organized by Lankford’s Republican challenger, JACKSON LAHMEYER, and is supporting him in his problem to Lankford. Based on The Oklahoman, Bennett informed reporters after the June 26 rally that Lankford’s choice to not object to the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election after the Jan. 6 rebellion was proof that the senator couldn’t maintain guarantees made to constituents. … ‘It’s extra unprecedented than it’s uncommon,’ Lankford stated of Bennett’s supporting the incumbent Republican’s opponent.”
— “Trump sees Walker as ‘unstoppable’ candidate, however many in GOP are cautious,” by Atlanta Journal-Structure’s Greg Bluestein: “[HERSCHEL] WALKER’S sudden rise in Georgia politics from his property in Texas has alternately energized, mystified and annoyed state conservatives who see the soccer nice’s potential candidacy as a sequence response of occasions that would solely play out within the Donald Trump period. …
“Walker has solely confirmed he’s nonetheless contemplating a bid, however his probably candidacy is an open secret in Georgia’s political world. In current weeks, he’s lined up advisers and began constructing the muse of a marketing campaign. Senior Republicans who as soon as heard zip from Walker now see him as a surefire contender. He can be the uncommon celeb candidate in Georgia, a state the place well-known sports activities figures and media personalities have primarily steered away from politics.”
RANKED CHOICE RECAP — “New York’s ‘head-swirling’ mistake places harsh highlight on ranked-choice voting,” by Maya King and Zach Montellaro
FOR YOUR RADAR — “Tropical Storm Elsa gaining power, lashing Florida Keys,” AP
MEDIAWATCH — “Fox’s New Channel Modifications the Local weather for Climate TV,” by NYT’s Michael Grynbaum: “Later this 12 months, Rupert Murdoch is ready to debut Fox Climate, a 24-hour streaming channel that guarantees to do for 7-day forecasts what Fox has finished for American politics, monetary information and sports activities. To not be outdone, the Climate Channel — granddaddy of tv meteorology — introduced the creation of a brand new streaming service, Climate Channel Plus, that the corporate believes may attain 30 million subscribers by 2026.
“Amid a waning urge for food for political information within the post-Trump period, media executives are realizing that demand for climate updates is ubiquitous — and for an growing swath of the nation, a matter of pressing concern.” (Thought bubble: POLITICO Climate? cc: Steve Shepard)
— Conn Carroll is returning to the Washington Examiner as commentary editor. He most lately was comms director for Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and labored on the Examiner from 2011-2013.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW — “Former Fox, NBC star Megyn Kelly strains up SiriusXM discuss present,” AP
THIS ONE GOT OUR ATTENTION — Veteran Democratic strategist Joe Trippi is becoming a member of the Lincoln Challenge as a senior adviser. “I am becoming a member of the Lincoln Challenge to verify Republicans do not win Congress in 2022,” Trippi writes for USA As we speak.
TRANSITIONS — Jacqueline Ferko and James Kaplan at the moment are administrators of presidency relations at Raytheon Applied sciences. Ferko is the previous deputy assistant secretary of Protection for product assist and is an Air Pressure and Boeing alum. Kaplan most lately was senior adviser for comms and congressional relations on the Protection Intelligence Company and is an NSC, ODNI and U.S. Navy alum. … Andrew Lock is now a senior skilled workers member for the Home Homeland Safety GOP. He beforehand was a legislative assistant for Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). …
… Roberto Jose Coquis is now director of operations on the Golden Key Group, a consulting agency. He most lately was deputy assistant secretary of the Substance Abuse and Psychological Well being Companies Administration and can be an HHS alum. … Sarah-Hope Nail will likely be particular assistant to the CEO of Texas 2036. She most lately was a legislative assistant for Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas). … Mikeisha Anderson Jones is now chief variety, fairness and inclusion officer at Milbank. She most lately was VP for international inclusion and variety at American Specific.
ENGAGED — Joel Wanger, political director at Democratic Majority for Israel, and Molly Mitchell, press secretary on the Nationwide Democratic Redistricting Committee, obtained engaged Monday. The 2 met on the DCCC in the course of the 2018 cycle.
WEDDING — TRUMP ALUMNI: Tom Joannou, director of particular tasks for Home Republican Convention Secretary Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) and former particular assistant to the president and adviser to Kellyanne Conway, and Michelle Iacono lately obtained married. The couple went to highschool collectively on Lengthy Island and have been relationship since senior promenade eight years in the past.