Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday plans to roll out a measure that would direct the Government Accountability Office to review the decision-making process for public health messaging at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the agency reversed its guidance on mask-wearing for vaccinated individuals.
The White House on Thursday called on Congress to pass legislation to extend the federal eviction moratorium past Saturday, when it is scheduled to expire after a ruling from the Supreme Court.
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza was physically blocked from Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee after confronting him about the state’s impending contract with the Providence Teachers Union Wednesday.
The mayor of San Antonio plans to ask permission from Gov. Greg Abbott to enforce mask wearing in schools and government buildings after the Republican governor shot down talks of mask mandates in the state.
United States Capitol Police (USCP) were ordered to start arresting visitors and staff who refuse to wear a mask on the House side of the Capitol complex starting Thursday, according to a police memo issued by new USCP Chief Thomas Manger that was obtained by a member of Congress. 
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., posted a video to Twitter Thursday morning stating that she will not go along with the House’s newly-announced mask mandate given that she has had COVID-19 and is fully vaccinated, and she dared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to do something about it.
The Black Lives Matter Rhode Island chapter is demanding Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse cut all ties with an exclusive Newport beach club or resign.