October 17, 2021

Joe Biden to push for vaccine eligibility for all adults by 1 May in primetime address – live

President will also tout stimulus package on anniversary of pandemic Chris Miller says attack would...
  • President will also tout stimulus package on anniversary of pandemic
  • Chris Miller says attack would not have happened without speech
  • Biden signs ‘historic’ $1.9tn coronavirus relief bill into law
  • $1,400 checks and vaccine funds: what’s in the stimulus bill
  • Senate advances Xavier Becerra’s health secretary nomination

12.54am GMT

Matthew McConaughey has announced he is “seriously considering” a run for Texas governor, a year before the state election.

The actor revealed his intention on a recent episode of Crime Stoppers of Houston’s The Balanced Voice podcast on Wednesday. He told the host, Rania Mankarious, that running for governor was a “true consideration”.

Related: Matthew McConaughey ‘seriously considering’ run for Texas governor

12.41am GMT

The US House on Wednesday passed the huge $1.9tn coronavirus relief and economic stimulus package that represents Joe Biden’s first major legislative victory.

The massive legislation is a broadly popular bill with the public yet it received no Republican support. It aims to fulfill Democrats’ campaign promise to combat the coronavirus and revive a pummeled economy.

Related: $1,400 stimulus checks and vaccine funds: what the Covid relief bill contains

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