Going to be an interesting day…. here comes the crap

House lawmakers will vote on a proposal to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says the vote will happen later this month.

The proposal is expected to pass the House, but it does not appear to have the support to pass the Senate.

Democrats hold a slim majority in the Senate and would need at least 10 Republicans to vote in favor. The legislation would give D.C. two U.S. senators and a voting representative in the House.

The White House, Capitol and National Mall would remain under federal control.

The Biden administration is set to announce six initial actions aimed at addressing gun violence.

The executive actions call for the Justice Department to help slow sales of “ghost guns” within 30 days, publish model “red flag” legislation for states within 60 days, and issue an annual report on firearms trafficking, among other things.

The goal is to address all forms of gun violence, including community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence and suicide. What’s more, President Biden will nominate David Chipman to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The head of the CDC says the COVID variant first identified in the United Kingdom is now the most common strain in the U.S. This variant is more transmissible and infectious among younger Americans, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says that’s contributing to rising case counts in recent weeks. She’s urging people to get vaccinated to stop the spread.

Officials say Tiger Woods was driving nearly 40 miles per hour over the speed limit in February near Los Angeles before his car veered off the road, hit a tree and flipped over.

Officials say they won’t give Woods a citation, as there was not an independent witness or observation from an officer.

Investigators examined a data recorder from inside the vehicle. They believe Woods may have mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brake.

One of the lingering questions: whether Woods was distracted while driving. Police decided not to even try to find out. They didn’t check his phone. Investigators stressed the golfer wasn’t under the influence and they didn’t find any substances or open containers in the vehicle. They defended their decision not to test Woods. They explained there was no probable cause to get a blood sample, and his history of prescription drug use was not enough for a search warrant.

The L.A. County Sheriff insists Woods didn’t receive any special treatment.

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