5 things to know for August 8: Senate voting, Air travel, Immigration, Uvalde, Gaza

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Originally posted: 08 AUG 22 06:52 ET

Updated: 08 AUG 22 07:10 ET

By Alexandra Meeks, CNN

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1. Senate vote

On Sunday afternoon, the Senate passed a $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill from Democrats, in a significant victory for President Joe Biden and his party. The final party line vote was 51 to 50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. The Democratic-controlled House, which is expected to pass the legislation on Friday, must approve the bill before Biden can sign it. The measure includes a handful of important but narrow provisions to reduce prescription drug prices and extend the Affordable Care Act’s enhanced subsidies for three years. The bill would also be the biggest climate investment in US history, reducing US greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, the Majority Leader’s office said. in the Senate, Chuck Schumer. To boost revenue, the legislation would impose a minimum tax of 15% on income that large corporations return to shareholders, raising $258 billion over a decade. Although the deal is far less than the $1.75 trillion stripped-down version the House passed in October, Democrats and the White House say the bill could still have a massive impact on many Americans.

2. Air travel

Another wave of airline cancellations and delays was felt across the United States over the weekend. More than 7,700 flights were delayed and 950 flights were canceled across the country on Sunday, according to flight tracking website, FlightAware. It comes as travelers around the world are returning to the skies in droves after a pandemic-enforced hiatus. However, airlines and airports around the world are struggling to keep up with demand. Some flight attendants say understaffing, along with unpredictable schedules, are taking a toll on their mental and physical well-being. Plus, with fewer pilots available, some aviation experts predict these disruptions could persist for a decade as schedule and route reductions drive up prices.

3. Immigration

At least 68 migrants arrived in New York this weekend on buses sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. According to New York City Mayor Eric Adams, some of the migrants are “forced” onto buses from Texas. However, Abbott’s office said the migrants were volunteering to be deported from his state. Abbott has designated New York as a “depot for the bus strategy as part of (his) response to the Biden administration’s open border policies that are overwhelming communities across Texas,” the governor’s office said Friday. in a press release. A fierce critic of the Biden administration’s immigration policies, Abbott began sending hundreds of migrants on buses to Washington, DC, earlier this year. More than 5,100 migrants have since arrived in Washington from Texas on more than 135 buses.

4. Uvalde

The school district in Uvalde, Texas, the site of a school massacre in May, is looking for an interim police chief as Pete Arredondo awaits his dismissal hearing, according to a report. Arredondo was placed on unpaid leave following his much-criticized handling of the shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, in which 19 children and two teachers were killed. Officials said Arredondo was the on-scene commander during the shooting, but the chief disputed that, saying he did not believe he was responsible. Separately, the community’s school board chair confirmed that the district has focused on a property to replace Robb Elementary. The community superintendent also reaffirmed that students will not be returning to campus as many are still traumatized by the violence.

5. Gaza

A ceasefire between Israel and the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza is being held today after a weekend of violence left dozens of Palestinians dead. The truce, announced Sunday evening by both sides, came about 50 hours after the escalation began, when Israel launched what it called preemptive strikes on Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza. At least 44 Palestinians, including 15 children, have been killed in the violence, according to Palestinian officials. Israel says most of those killed in its airstrikes were militants. The escalation was the most serious in nearly 15 months, when the Israeli army and Hamas waged an 11-day war in May 2021.


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