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cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm elise preston, cbs news, new york. it's monday, september 27th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." capitol hill clash. a possible government shutdown and debt default both threaten president biden's agenda. why some democrats are holding out on major pieces of legislation. deadly derailment. three people are killed after a serious amtrak crash in montana. how passengers are describing the terrifying moments. vaccine booster. the head of the cdc addresses whether americans will need an annual shot to fight off the coronavirus. good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
we begin with a showdown on capitol hill where president biden's agenda will be put to the test this week. lawmakers are trying to avoid a government shutdown and a federal debt default. laura podesta has the latest developments from new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. lots going on. while lawmakers try and stop the government shutdown, they're also trying to get the infrastructure bill finally passed. divisions within the democratic party are holding up that process. house speaker nancy pelosi announced last night that a vote will be held thursday on the $1 trillion bipartisan-crafted infrastructure bill. debate on the legislation begins today. speaker pelosi seems confident the measure will pass. >> i'm never bringing a bill to the floor that doesn't have the votes. >> reporter: the bill was supposed to be voted on today but was postponed as some democrats are still holding out. at issue is whether moderate democrats can find a compromise that will appease progressives who want to link the vote on the infrastructure bill to a more
expensive $3.5 trillion spending package related to climate change and health care. california democrat scott peters voted against that larger bill during a rare budget committee session saturday. >> concerned over how this process is being rushed. does not allow for debate and discussion the bill de. manyemocts feel they need towa >> i see us in a position where failure is not an option. it is not an option. >> reporter: it's a delicate negotiation, one the white house is following closely. >> i'm optimistic about this week. it's going to take the better part of the week. >> reporter: further complicating matters, a fight over raising the debt ceiling looms just around the corner. if lawmakers don't vote to increase the nation's debt limit by friday, the united states will default on its financial obligations and risk sending global markets into turmoil. later today senate majority leader chuck schumer will hold a key test vote on a bill that temporarily funds the government and raises the debt limit.
republicans have said they'll block any bill that links the two. back to you. >> all right. laura podesta in new york. thank you so much. investigigators and amtrak officials are in montana looking into the cause of a deadly derailment. 160 people were on board when the train left the tracks on saturday in joplin. three people were killed, and dozens injured. the empire builder was traveling from chicago to seattle. as meg oliver reports, first responders and locals from several communities raced to help out. oh, my god. it's on its side. >> reporter: social media video recorded by a passenger shows the aftermath of this deadly derailment here in the fields between chester and joplin, montana. eight of ten cars derailed killing at least three people. dozens more were injured. amtrak says more than 150 people including 17 crew members were on board the empire builder train when it careened off the tracks saturday.
>> i was laying down in my compartment on a bed, so luckily i just tumbled. >> reporter: andrew sivula was stuck in one of the cars that detached from the train. >> i heard a loud bang, and then the cars tipped. >> reporter: he and other passengers worked with first responders using ladders to reach people trapped inside the overturned cars. >> i was able to pop my window out and climb out and help other people up. and then we sat until we get some ladders and got people down. >> reporter: wayne freed was changing cars when it happened. he survived by grabbing a table bolted to the floor. >> the train tipped about 45 degrees, and i thought it would stop. i hate to think what would have happened if i hadn't been able to hold on. >> reporter: meg oliver, cbs news. new york's new health care vaccination order goes into effect today. the state has ordered all hospital and nursing home staff to get vaccinated. if they don't, they could get fired. governor kathy hochul is bracing
for staffing shortages. she said that she could call in the national guard along with medical staff from other states and countries to help out. meantime, cdc director dr. r wne annual sky is a covid booster r shots like the u shot. here's what she said on "face the nation." >> our goal is to stay ahead of the virus. we want to boost now so we don't end up in a vulnerable place. your question is an important one and one we don't necessarily have the answer for yet. we are working to stay ahead of the virus. >> last week walensky approved a cdc advisory recommendation on pfizer's booster shots. boosters are approved for people 65 and older, nursing home residents, and adults with health complications. the texas border crossing where thousands of haitian highs -- migrants recently converged will reopen to cargo traffic today. federal and local officials said
no migrants remain at the makeshift encampment as of friday. nearly 15,000 migrants had gathered around the bridge. some were allowed into the u.s. as they try to seek asylum. officials shut the del rio border earlier this month after the migrants suddenly showed up and set up camp. and mourners gathered for a memorial service for gabby petito, the 22-year-old woman who died during a cross-country trip with her fiance. family, friends, and strangers attended the viewing in new york's long island. petito's father said that he will always be proud of his daughter. >> when you leave here today, be inspired by what she brought to the table because the entire planet knows this woman's name now. and she's inspired a lot of women and a lot of men to do what's best for them first. >> meantime, authorities are expected to be out again searching for petito's fiance, brian laundrie. he has been named a person of
interest and vanished after returning home to florida on september 1st without petito. a kroger grocery store in tennessee remains closed this morning after a gunman opened fire last thursday killing one and wounding 14 others. police say the suspect had worked as a third-party vendor for the store. he took his own life after the rampage. and six of the wounded are no longer in critical condition. so coming up, lava destruction caught on video. a church is among the hundreds of buildings destroyed in the canary islands after a volcanic eruption. and from broadway to the big screen, "dear evan hansen" faces the music at the weekend box office while another sets a pandemic record. this is the "cbs morning news." ." ♪ ♪ we make the goods that make life better... and make the everyday... more sustainable. sonoma goods for life.
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shopping at whole foods is about to get a little more expensive for prime members, and be new monster stamps will make your penpal smile. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, today wall street will be keeping an eye on washington where lawmakers are racing to avoid a government shutdown by the end of the month and debate raising the debt ceiling. stocks ended mixed on friday. the dow gained 33 points. the nasdaq shed 4, and the s&p 500 added 6 points. get ready to pay more for your whole foods order even if you're an amazon prime member. the company will include a $10 delivery charge starting october 25th. prime members got that perk for free if they spent more than $35. amazon said the charge will cover operating cost for those orders. there will be no changes to amazon's other grocery delivery service amazon fresh or pickup orders at whole foods. united airlines has been
fined $1.9 million for more than 25 flights that sat on the ground for several hours. transportation officials said the incidents occurred between december of 2015 and february of this year. more than 3,200 passengers were trapped on planes without being given a chance to disembark required under federal rules. united says most of the delays involved severe weather. it is the largest fine im posed by the government for such long delays. and new monsters will give your mail some cheer. check out these four cute and crazy critters. they come with self-adhesive accessories so you can customize their mood. the characters were created by a children's author and illustrator. the postal service officials say they hope it will be a new favorite classic among stamp collectors and kids of all ages. anne-marie? >> just in time for halloween. am i allowed to say that, or is it too soon? >> no. it's not too soon.
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"the inheritance" was best new play and won three other awards. and "a soldier's play" took home the tony for best play revival. the big three awards were part of a televised tribute to broadway seen here on cbs. the rolling stones return to the stage without their longtime drummer charlie watts who died last month at the age of 80. ♪ >> the legendary rockers relaunched their pandemic-delayed "no filtered" tour yesterday in st. louis. the show opened with an empty stage and only a drum beat with photos of watts flashing on the video board. watts joined the stones in 1963. steve jordan was named as a temporary replacement. baltimore ravens kicker justin tucker made some history with the longest field goal ever in the nfl.
>> it bounces off the crossbar -- it's good! oh, my goodness! >> tucker kicked a 66-yard field goal as time expired yesterday leading the ravens to a 19-17 victory over the detroit lions. now it topped the old record of 64 yards set in 2013. >> as the ball left my foot, i knew -- i knew i'd crushed it. i just -- i didn't know if i -- if i had it in me to just get it to go the distance. and sure enough it had just enough. >> tucker is the most accurate kicker in league history also made three other field goals in the game. coming up on "cbs mornings," actress vanessa lachey stops by the times square studio to tell us all about her new cbs show "ncis hawaii." i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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our top stories this morning -- federal safety investigators and amtrak officials are in montana looking into the cause of a deadly derailment. 160 people were on board when a train went off the tracks on saturday near joplin. three people were killed, dozens were injured. the empire builder was traveling from chicago to seattle. and the house will vote thursday on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. a vote was originally planned
for today. house speaker nancy pelosi said that she will bring the bill to the floor if it doesn't -- rather, she won't bring thllto the votes.grhavelashedver the size and scope of the package. the california state fair was established 164 years ago to celebrate the golden state's very best from industry to agriculture. next year, there will be a new category for cannabis. our sacramento station kovr has details. ♪ >> reporter: the state fair is a sacramento summertime tradition. along with all the food and fun, its purpose is to recognize the best in california. annual competitions are held to pick the top wine, cheese, olive oil, and craft beer. next year a new category is being added -- cannabis cultivation. >> it's milestone for the cannabis industry. >> reporter: cal expo's board of directors approved the top pot competition. >> as far as i know, it might be
the first time any state fair is doing that. >> reporter: board chair jess rfpuis recognize the qualit ons ifornia's cannabis cultivators. >> it's a growing industry. it's important to agriculture in california. >> reporter: other events have f the entries. how will this cannabis competition be scored? >> no, there won't be a panel of judges sitting there smoking cannabis. >> reporter: instead each entry is sent to a laboratory and judged scientifically based on its chemical composition. >> we're looking at seven different specific categories. two of them are canabinoids, and five of them are turpin profiles. >> reporter: the licensed cultivators can enter. like wine and others, the winner gets a prestigious golden bear award to acknowledge being the best the state has to offer. for cbs news, sacramento.
coming up on "cbs mornings," bestselling author ta-nehisi coates talks about the dangers of banning books and trends that show an increase in censoring books with diverse content. a new new biography about tv host and chef anthony bourdain. anthony mason speaks with some of his closest friends. actress vanessa lachey tells us about the new cbs show "ncis hawaii." that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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