CDC To Halt Enhanced Health Screenings For International Travelers
The U.S. will also stop limiting international arrivals from certain countries to 15 designated airports.
Exclusive: White House Orders End To COVID-19 Airport Screenings For International Travelers
The U.S. government on Monday will stop conducting enhanced screening of passengers on inbound international flights for COVID-19, Yahoo News has learned. The screening operations have been held at select airports since January, when the first cases of the disease began to emerge from Wuhan, China. Since March, incoming international flights from select high-risk countries, including much of Europe, China and Iran, among other regions, have been funneled through 15 designated airports in the United States. (Winter, 9/9)
US To No Longer Limit International Arrivals From Certain Countries To 15 Airports
"Beginning September 14, 2020, the US government will remove requirements for directing all flights carrying airline passengers arriving from, or recently had a presence in, certain countries to land at one of 15 designated airports and halt enhanced entry health screening for these passengers," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an updated post on its website. "Currently, enhanced entry health screening is conducted for those arriving from, or with recent presence in, China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau), Iran, the Schengen region of Europe, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), Ireland, and Brazil." (Fox, 9/10)
Also Wednesday, President Trump added to his list of potential Supreme Court nominees —
Trump's New Supreme Court Shortlist Has Several ACA Opponents
President Donald Trump on Wednesday added 20 names to his shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees, including some fiery opponents of the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court next term will hear a high-stakes case in which Republican state attorneys general and the Trump administration are arguing that the Affordable Care Act should be struck down in its entirety. With the court relatively balanced between justices who generally vote conservative or liberal, the next vacancy will be crucial in determining the court's future. (Cohrs, 9/9)
Tom Cotton After Trump Names Him Potential Supreme Court Nominee: 'It's Time For Roe V. Wade To Go'
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday reiterated his support for overturning Roe v. Wade after President Trump named him a potential Supreme Court justice nominee. “It's time for Roe v. Wade to go,” Cotton tweeted. (Klar, 9/9)