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House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The House has passed six spending bills to fund the government since the shutdown started more than three weeks ago.

The state of play: President Trump has refused to sign anything without border wall funding. Democrats have refused to provide border wall funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not bring anything to the Senate floor that doesn't have Trump's approval. All the while, the longest shutdown in history carries on, leaving federal workers and some military personnel to suffer without paychecks.

  • January 3: House passes two spending bills to reopen eight federal agencies on the first day of the Democratic majority.
  • January 9: House passes a financial services spending bill, with 8 Republicans joining the Democratic effort.
  • January 10: House passes two funding bills to reopen the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, and more. 12 Republicans break with Trump to fund HUD and the Department of Transportation.
  • January 16: The House passes a disaster relief bill that includes an amendment to fund the government through early February

Go deeper: 3 Republican senators want to reopen the government without a border deal

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Bryan Walsh, author of Future
3 hours ago - Health

Schools face an uphill battle to reopen during the pandemic

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

President Biden's plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants.

Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the uncertain state of the science on the role young children play in the pandemic continues to complicate efforts to reopen schools.

Focus group: Former Trump voters say he should never hold office again

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

"Relief" is the top emotion some swing voters who used to support Donald Trump say they felt as they watched President Biden's swearing-in, followed by "hope."

Why it matters: For voters on the bubble between parties, this moment is less about excitement for Biden or liberal politics than exhaustion and disgust with Trump and a craving for national healing. Most said Trump should be prohibited from ever holding office again.

Updated 17 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

  1. Health: Most vulnerable Americans aren't getting enough vaccine information — Fauci says Trump administration's lack of facts on COVID "very likely" cost lives.
  2. Politics: Biden unveils "wartime" COVID strategyBiden's COVID-19 bubble.
  3. Vaccine: Florida requiring proof of residency to get vaccine — CDC extends interval between vaccine doses for exceptional cases.
  4. World: Hong Kong to put tens of thousands on lockdown as cases surge.
  5. Sports: 2021 Tokyo Olympics hang in the balance.
  6. 🎧 Podcast: Carbon Health's CEO on unsticking the vaccine bottleneck.

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