The New Paper

June 18, 2021

The New Paper Weekly Recap: US

  • The DOJ Inspector General announced a review of the DOJ’s use of subpoenas to obtain communication records of Congress (6/14)
  • Texas grid operator ERCOT asked residents to reduce electricity use (6/15)
  • Merrick Garland called for the DOJ to “evaluate and strengthen” its policies related to obtaining records of the Legislative branch (6/16)
  • A federal judge blocked the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land (6/16)
  • Lina Khan was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (6/16)
  • Heat waves are hitting across the Western US (6/16)
  • The Education Dept. will enforce Title IX’s protections to include gender identity and sexual orientation (6/17)
  • The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (6/18)
  • The Supreme Court sided with a Catholic foster care agency (6/18)
  • The Biden administration will invest $3B in antiviral development (6/18)
  • President Biden signed a bill making Junettenth a federal holiday (6/18)
  • The Education Dept. forgave $500M of ITT Tech student loans (6/18)
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