5 things to know Tuesday


House Jan. 6 committee hearing expected to examine Trump pressure on state officials

The House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, will reconvene Tuesday, with a hearing that will examine the pressure former President Donald Trump and his allies placed on state level officials to overturn the 2020 election results, according to Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who laid out a loose framework for what we might expect. In its two most-recent hearings, the committee described Trump’s election disinformation campaign and his team’s efforts to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence into refusing to certify Joe Biden’s win. The next two hearings are at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday and Thursday, part of a series of eight hearings on the committee’s findings. The committee has completed three hearings so far. Here’s what happened at each.

COVID-19 vaccines roll out for younger children

After gaining approval from federal health officials last week, COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months become available Tuesday. A federal advisory panel and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed off on the shots, which also have the support of the American Medical Association, the American Association of Pediatrics and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners. The vaccines are safe and trigger the same immune response that has protected older children and adults, the advisory panel decided Saturday. The actions clear the way for 10 million vaccine doses, which have already been pre-ordered from the federal government, to begin delivery and distribution Tuesday, following Monday’s Juneteenth federal holiday.



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