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J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Time for a check-in with the House Energy and Commerce Committee markup of its Obamacare replacement bill. Here's what's happening after 24 hours:

  • There are lots of cups of coffee. Also, lots of committee members rubbing their eyes.
  • A couple of Republican committee members got angry at Democratic Rep. Ben Lujan for introducing an amendment to protect veterans' health care. "Disgusting" to suggest Republicans don't care about veterans, Rep. Markwayne Mullin told Lujan. "Let me ask you: You ever been shot at?"
  • Committee chairman Greg Walden advised everyone to chill, using his best Dad voice: "I appreciate that we've all been here for nearly 24 hours, and tempers are fraying, and we're all a little tired here."
  • Along the way, they have voted down some Democratic amendments, including measures to protect Obamacare's "essential health benefits" in state Medicaid plans and get rid of the "continuous coverage" provision in the GOP bill that would penalize people who don't stay insured.
  • Also, the veterans' amendment failed.
  • They're still going.

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DOJ: Capitol rioter threatened to "assassinate" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Supporters of former President Trump storm the U.S. Captiol on Jan. 6. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A Texas man who has be charged with storming the U.S. Capitol in the deadly Jan. 6 siege posted death threats against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the Department of Justice said.

The big picture: Garret Miller faces five charges in connection to the riot by supporters of former President Trump, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and making threats. According to court documents, Miller posted violent threats online the day of the siege, including tweeting “Assassinate AOC.”

Schumer calls for IG probe into alleged plan by Trump, DOJ lawyer to oust acting AG

Jeffrey Clark speaks next to Deputy US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a news conference in October. Photo: Yuri Gripas/AFP via Getty Images.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for the Justice Department inspector general to investigate an alleged plan by former President Trump and a DOJ lawyer to remove the acting attorney general and replace him with someone more willing to investigate unfounded claims of election fraud.

Driving the news: The New York Times first reported Friday that the lawyer, Jeffrey Clark, allegedly devised "ways to cast doubt on the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump’s continuing legal battles and the pressure on Georgia politicians. Because Mr. [Jeffrey] Rosen had refused the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and replace him with Mr. Clark."

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Brazil begins distributing AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Containers carrying doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Brazil. Photo: Maurio Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

Brazil on Saturday began distributing the 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine that arrived from India Friday, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Brazil has the third highest COVID-19 case-count in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The 2 million doses "only scratch the surface of the shortfall," Brazilian public health experts told the AP.