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Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNN Thursday that members will still be required to wear masks on the House floor, despite new CDC guidance allowing fully vaccinated people to remove their masks indoors.

What she's saying: “No,” Pelosi told CNN when asked if the rule would change. "Are they all vaccinated?”

  • Pelosi's spokesperson cited the lack of clarity about which House members and their staffs are fully vaccinated, per Bloomberg.

The big picture: According to the CDC guidance issued Thursday, fully vaccinated people can participate in indoor and outdoor activities without masks or physically distancing, regardless of crowd size.

  • The White House emailed staff later Thursday saying that fully vaccinated staffers can remove their masks while on the White House grounds.
  • Some House Republicans called on Pelosi and the Capitol's attending physician to lift the mask rule, per Bloomberg.

Of note: Earlier this week Pelosi loosened the House's mask rules, allowing members to remove their masks when recognized to address the chamber.

Pelosi's office did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

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Pelosi: Marjorie Taylor Greene's behavior " beyond the pale"

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said that the House ethics committee should investigate the "verbal assault" and "abuse" from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) toward Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

Driving the news: "You don't care about the American people," Greene shouted at Ocasio-Cortez as they exited the House chamber, according to two Washington Post reporters who witnessed the encounter. "Why do you support terrorists and antifa?"

May 13, 2021 - Health

Head of large teachers' union wants full reopening of schools

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, speaking in Washington, D.C., in February 2020. Photo: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, on Thursday will call for a full reopening of U.S. schools in the next academic year, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: Teachers' unions have been a primary barrier to reopening schools this academic year, and around half of public schools are not offering in-person learning five days per week because of the coronavirus pandemic.

America is finally winning its fight against the coronavirus

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Data: CSSE Johns Hopkins University; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

America’s battle against the coronavirus is going great.

The big picture: For the first time in a long time, nobody needs to cherry-pick some misleading data to make it seem like things are going well, and the good news doesn’t need an endless list of caveats, either. It’s just really good news. We’re winning. Be happy.