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JUST IN: Republicans Call on Speaker Pelosi to Bring Congress Back

Republicans Call on Speaker Pelosi to Bring Congress Back GOP House Republicans Blasts the Biden administration's Afghanistan withdrawal in saying that we've left Americans in Afghanistan. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., called Monday for the chamber to return from its recess to consider legislation that would mandate reports on Americans left behind in Afghanistan, following President Biden’s decision to stick to an Aug. 31, 2021 withdrawal deadline.  Kevin McCarthy led GOP lawmakers, several of whom are veterans of the Afghanistan war, seeking a vote on a bill set to be re-introduced by Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis. The bill would require the Joe Biden administration to provide regular updates on Americans in Afghanistan and detail an ongoing evacuation plan, among other mandates.  The California lawmaker McCarthy asserted "hundreds" of Americans are still on the ground in Afghanistan – contradicting the latest figures released by the State Department.

What is Purple Heart Day?

Purple Heart Day 2021 Whats Purple Heart Day? Purple Heart Day is also known as National Purple Heart Day, Purple Heart Recognition Day, and Purple Heart Appreciation Day. Today on Saturday, August 7, 2021, People are celebrating Purpleheart day. It is a time for Americans to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. It was first observed in the year 2014 and to this day businesses, government offices, etc. do not close. How Purple Heart Day is Observed? States, counties, and cities pause in recognition of the service and sacrifice of their local sons and daughters as do sports and entertainment entities. Major League Baseball teams pay homage to their local Purple Heart recipients, Veteran and military organizations hold remembrance meetings for fallen heroes and special events to thank soldiers, veterans, and Purple Heart recipients on this day. The Purple Heart Foundation, the fundraising ar