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The week in 14 headlines

Posted February 19, 2021 6:33 p.m. EST

— It was a busy week in Washington, with President Biden sharing key policy initiatives like his plans to reopen schools, push for a federal minimum wage and distribute more vaccines during a CNN town hall.

Meanwhile, Texas and parts of the South faced devastating winter conditions, with millions going without power, water, or heat. The week ended in a rough 24 hours politically for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, as he chose to leave his hard-hit state for Mexico.

Monday

Burr faces censure by North Carolina GOP for voting to convict TrumpGov. Cuomo facing impeachment calls over alleged Covid-19 coverupPelosi announces plans for '9/11-type commission' to investigate Capitol attack

Tuesday

NYT: House Republican shunned by family members over Trump criticismTrump rips McConnell in lengthy statement after being acquitted in impeachment trial

Wednesday

Biden continues to push $15 federal minimum wage White House says teacher vaccinations are 'not a requirement to reopen' Key Democrats unhappy with Biden's reluctance to cancel $50,000 in student debt

Thursday

Texas Republicans criticized for misleading claims that renewable energy sources caused massive outagesIvanka Trump tells Marco Rubio she won't challenge him for Florida Senate seat Bad weather causing delays in Covid-19 vaccine shipments and deliveries, White House says Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Cancun amid Texas' deep freeze

Friday

Cruz calls Cancun, Mexico, trip 'a mistake' as Texans remain without power amid historic winter stormUS officially rejoins the Paris climate accord

And that was the week in 14 headlines.

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