President Biden Joe Biden Hoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE on Tuesday engaged in a roundtable with four Black essential workers from across the country in which he outlined the major features of his sprawling $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that he’s hoping to pass in the coming weeks. The head of the president’s Domestic Policy Council, Susan Rice Susan Rice Biden, Rice hold roundtable with Black essential workers The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Lawmakers investigate Jan. 6 security failures Watch live: Biden holds roundtable with Black essential workers MORE , moderated the discussion. Communities of color have been hit the hardest by COVID-19, with the pandemic highlighting stark health and economic disparities. ADVERTISEMENT In particular, Black Americans make up roughly 12 … [Read more...] about Biden, Rice hold roundtable with Black essential workers
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House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has a fresh spring in his step after the Republicans defied the odds and professional political prognosticators by picking up 15 seats in the 2020 congressional elections. McCarthy, who has his eyes on the majority in November 2022, approached the 2020 congressional elections differently than Republicans in recent history have traditionally targeted congressional electoral efforts, and his moves paid off—and not only infuriated but befuddled the beltway pundit class. For the first time since 1994, in 2020 no GOP incumbent running for reelection lost. Meanwhile, McCarthy blew away fundraising records previously set by former House Speaker Paul Ryan—astonishing since he did it from the minority. Usually, House political leaders do better raising money from the majority. That’s not to mention the most significant development which is a freshman class entering Congress in 2021 that represents perhaps the most diverse in party history with the most … [Read more...] about Exclusive: After 2020 Gains, Kevin McCarthy Eyes House GOP Majority, Speaker’s Gavel in Midterms
The United Nations is reportedly helping the Biden Administration find more asylum-seeking migrants to get back into the United States after they were removed to Mexico or Central America to await asylum processing under the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols. President Joe Biden canceled the program after taking office on January 21. “Hundreds of migrants signed up on Friday within hours of the launch of a U.N. website that allows migrants with active cases to register remotely to be processed at the U.S.-Mexico border,” Reuters reported . “The United States and the United Nations are evaluating the locations of migrants and costs associated with possible flights and land transportation within Mexico.” U.N.’s International Organization for Migration in Mexico Chief of Mission Dana Graber Ledek told Reuters, “Nothing is in place yet. Right now we’re still exploring all of the possibilities.” The U.S. Department of State declined to respond to an inquiry from … [Read more...] about U.N. Helps Biden Bring Migrant Asylum Seekers Back into U.S.
We have new assurances that by July or August the U.S. government will have secured an adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply in order to fully immunize our population, or at least 80 percent, considered by some a threshold for interrupting SARS CoV2 virus transmission. Achieving such high rates of coverage will not be easy. To begin with, the U.S. does not have an adult national immunization program and current rates of vaccine hesitancy especially among African American and conservative groups are a challenge. Nevertheless there is overall great optimism that we can vaccinate our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020. Fully vaccinating the U.S. population means that Americans can go to work, hold sporting events, attend concerts, visit family, or enjoy restaurants and outings without fear of hospitalization or death. We have cause for great optimism from a return to normalcy or near normalcy. ADVERTISEMENT Unfortunately, the good news that … [Read more...] about COVID variant could mean a brutal March for the US
Members of the Five Eyes intelligence network were denigrated as members of an “axis of white supremacy” by Beijing on Tuesday, as China’s state-sanctioned media went on the attack just 48-hours after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned “white supremacy” is an increasing threat to global security. An editorial by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece Global Times — headlined “Five Eyes today’s axis of white supremacy” — said Canada, Britain, the U.S. and Australia were taking co-ordinated action against China. Fifth member New Zealand was left out of the direct attack. “They have formed a US-centred, racist, and mafia-styled community, wilfully and arrogantly provoking China and trying to consolidate their hegemony as all gangsters do,” the tabloid exclaimed, before delivering the racism allegation. “They are becoming a racist axis aimed at stifling the development rights of 1.4 billion Chinese.” The editorial continued: Except for New Zealand, the … [Read more...] about China Assails Five Eyes Intelligence Network ‘Axis of White Supremacy’