(CNN)This week, President Biden’s infrastructure agenda took a backseat as the last US troops left Afghanistan and Hurricane Ida devastated both the Gulf Coast and the Northeast, while the Supreme Court allowed a restrictive new abortion law to stand in Texas — effectively outlawing most abortions sought in the state.
MondayThe last US military planes have left Afghanistan, marking the end of the United States’ longest warJanuary 6 committee to ask telecommunications companies to preserve phone records of members of Congress who participated in ‘Stop the Steal’ rallyTuesdayBiden gives a defiant defense of the withdrawal from Afghanistan: ‘I was not extending a forever exit’CDC asks the unvaccinated not to travel this weekend and says even vaccinated need to weigh the riskRead MoreWednesday‘Majority’ of Afghans who worked for the US and applied for visas were likely left behind, State Department official saysBiden blasts Texas’ 6-week abortion ban as ‘extreme’ and violation of a constitutional right
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ThursdaySupreme Court denies request to stop Texas 6-week abortion ban, with John Roberts and liberals dissentingBiden says he’ll press Congress on infrastructure after wildfires and Ida wreak havoc on US: ‘The climate crisis is here’Kevin McCarthy among GOP lawmakers whose phone records January 6 select committee asks to be preservedManchin upends Democrats’ push to enact Biden’s agenda this month, calling for ‘pause’ on $3.5 trillion billFridayBiden pledges to support communities ravaged by Hurricane Ida: ‘I promise to have your backs until this gets done’Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and ‘shadow docket’ Biden administration’s September 20 booster rollout may be scaled back to just Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at firstAnd that was the week in 13 headlines.