(Source: seed project)
(Source: seed project)

Headlines:

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker against Rep. Greene's committee removal: In a House vote on Thursday, almost all Republicans, including Smucker, voted against stripping GOP Rep. Margorie Taylor Greene from the Budget Committee and the Education and Labor Committee. The motion passed with unanimous Democratic support. (Source: LNP)

• 'seed project' launches in southeast Lancaster to support local BIPOC artists: The five-year initiative seeks to foster relationships between artists and creatives in Lancaster city's southeast, focusing on communities of color and the role that art plays in the "broader ecosystem that is a community." (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. Lieutenant Governor files to run for U.S. Senate: Democrat Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has filed the necessary paperwork to run for what will be GOP Sen. Pat Toomey's vacant seat in 2022. (Source: CBS 21)

Pa. Senate committees grill health officials about slow Covid-19 vaccine rollout: “Confusion, frustration, and chaos are just some of the words being used to describe the current vaccine plan and process for receiving it,” GOP Sen. Kim Ward said on Thursday. (Source: WGAL)

National roundup: U.S. Senate advances Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 aid package. (Source: Reuters) Johnson & Johnson seeks FDA approval for Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: UPI) U.S. unemployment falls to 6.3%. (Source: AP) Virginia House moves toward banning the death penalty. (Source: UPI)

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