ArchiveNational 2-22Herb Scribner·February 22, 2021· Share NY state Senate set to pass package of nursing home reforms amid Cuomo scandal (New York Post) – The 10 bills were introduced earlier this month with the goal of reforming nursing home protocols on matters including fatality reporting, patient-to-staff ratio and visitation standards. Psaki dodges question of whether Biden still considers Cuomo ‘the gold standard’ for COVID-19 leadership (Fox News) – “I’m not here to give new labels or names from the president, I’m here to communicate with you about what our focuses are and what his objectives are as president.” Ted Cruz Mocked for Posting Photos Handing Out Water to Texans After Cancun Backlash (Slate) – “I’m glad someone in Ted Cruz’s Senate office finally instructed him on how to fake compassion, humanity, and creating the illusion that he cares about the people he was elected to serve,” said Melissa Ryan. GOP Arkansas Governor Comes Out Against Trump 2024 Run, Says It Would ‘Hurt’ Republicans (Newsweek) – “He should not define our future. We have got to define it for ourselves. And that has to be based upon the principles that really gave us the strength in America.” Biden’s Immigration Plan Would Offer Path to Citizenship For Millions (New York Times) – The proposal, unveiled by Democrats on Capitol Hill, offers an eight-year path to citizenship for most of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, eliminates restrictions on family-based immigration and expands worker visas. Stimulus check latest: House Democrats advance $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill (KXAN) – The House Budget Committee is set to meet Monday to weigh amendments to the bill before sending it to the full House for debate and passage. ‘Where is Greg Abbott?’ Anger grows at Texas governor in deadly storm’s wake (Washington Post) – It was clear by Tuesday afternoon that Texas was in a full-blown crisis — and Gov. Greg Abbott (R) had largely been out of sight. ‘Utter outrage’: White House says US in talks with Iran over detained Americans (The Guardian) – Iran has arrested dozens of dual nationals, including several Americans, in recent years, mostly on espionage charges. Impeachment is over. But other efforts to reckon with Trump’s post-election chaos have just begun. (Washington Post) – Public officials and private companies are pursuing a multi-front legal effort to hold him and his allies accountable in other ways.