Monday Afternoon Update: New York Nursing Strike, Congressional Rules Package Vote, Illegal Alien Crisis Continues
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This article is a companion piece to today’s Morning Wire Afternoon Update. To listen to the podcast version, click here.

New York City Nursing Strike

More than 7,000 nurses went on strike in two major hospitals in New York City Monday morning. Patient care is already being disrupted at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and Montefiore in Brooklyn. The New York State Nurses Association says nurses are negotiating higher pay and fewer patients.

Montefiore Medical Center said the nurses have decided to walk away from their patient’s bedside, despite offers for a 19.1% wage increase and a commitment from the hospital to create over 170 new nursing positions. Mount Sinai Health System offered the same 19.1 % wage increase to their nurses. Mount Sinai Health System said in a statement that agreements had already been reached at six other facilities in the system and that they are continuing to negotiate with the hospital in good faith.

Brazil To Punish Election Rioters

Brazil plans to punish supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed the nation’s federal buildings on Sunday. Thousands of supporters of the former chief executive entered facilities hosting the South American nation’s legislative and executive branches. Officials have vowed to prosecute the rioters and have taken some into custody.

President Declares Emergency For California

On Monday, President Joe Biden greenlit an emergency declaration for California after intense storms and flooding hit the state. At least a dozen people have died, and the weather has also caused widespread losses of power.

Colorado Avalanche Kills Two On Sunday

According to a preliminary post by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, “two snowmobilers were caught, buried, and killed in a large avalanche” in Colorado on Saturday.

DOJ Bucks Biden On Islamic Terrorist Death Penalty Recommendation

Attorney General Merrick Garland is bucking President Biden by seeking the death penalty for an alleged Islamist terrorist accused of killing eight and injuring more than a dozen in a 2017 New York City truck attack.

Congressional Rules Package Vote Monday Night

The U.S. Congress will vote Monday evening on a rules package that will dictate how the House is run this upcoming year that will include many of the concessions fought for by the 20 Republicans who withheld support for McCarthy for much of last week. But the package is facing some pressure from moderate Republicans, such as Nancy Mace of South Carolina:

Democratic Governor Won’t Send Illegals To NYC, Chicago

Over the weekend, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) agreed to stop busing illegal aliens to New York or Chicago following a letter from Mayors Eric Adams and Lori Lightfoot demanding an end to the practice.

Former Childhood Actor, Adam Rich, Dead At 54 Years Old

Adam Rich, best known for his role as Nicholas Bradford in the 1970s TV drama “Eight is Enough,” died Saturday at 54 years old, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.

NFL Playoff Field Set

The NFL playoffs are officially set after the regular season concluded Sunday evening. The Buffalo Bills inspired fans with a win against the New England Patriots after coming off a week where Bills safety Damar Hamlin survived a cardiac arrest. On the opening kickoff, Bills running back Nyheim Hines returned the ball for a 96-yard touchdown. Then in the third quarter, Hines did it again, taking another kickoff 101 yards to score. The Bills eventually bested the Pats, 35-23. Damar Hamlin was transferred from Ohio to a hospital in Buffalo this afternoon, where he will continue his recovery before making the transition home.

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