5 things for Houstonians to know for Wednesday, Jan. 13

Traveler Patty Siegel, right, from Los Angeles gets a COVID-19 nasal swab test before a planned trip to Hawaii at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Residents were urged to avoid nonessential travel during what is typically the busiest travel period of the year. Anyone entering California was advised to quarantine for two weeks. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Traveler Patty Siegel, right, from Los Angeles gets a COVID-19 nasal swab test before a planned trip to Hawaii at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Residents were urged to avoid nonessential travel during what is typically the busiest travel period of the year. Anyone entering California was advised to quarantine for two weeks. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Here are things to know for Wednesday, Jan. 13:

1. Pence rules out using 25th Amendment to remove Trump

Vice President Mike Pence is ruling out invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from power, less than a week after the president fomented the violent insurrection at the Capitol.

In a letter late Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pence said the mechanism should not be used “as a means of punishment or usurpation” and reserved for cases of medical or mental incapacitation. Pelosi has called on Pence to secure the majority of the Cabinet and vote to declare Trump unfit to serve.

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2. US to require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirement expands on a similar one announced late last month for passengers coming from the United Kingdom.