The Senate steered on Friday toward a voting marathon on Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced by a Republican foe of President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority.

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State lawmakers are working to pass a bill that would allow high school students to repeat this school year, and give them an additional year of eligibility for sports. The bill is being considered because of the effects of the pandemic is having on education. 

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Individuals in phase 1C of Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccination plan will officially be eligible for appointments on Monday. That phase includes anyone age 60 or older, anyone 16 or older who has a high-risk medical condition, and all essential workers.

In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the president visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, joined the President in Houston, as did GOP Sen. John Cornyn.