Democrat Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) has on his three most recent financial disclosure forms filed with the clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives reported holdings worth more than $100,000 in the Bank of China, a state-owned bank run by the Chinese Communist Party. On the second page of his calendar year 2017 , 2018 , and 2019 disclosure documents, Gonzalez reported the holdings valued at between $100,001 and $250,000 in the Bank of China. Each report includes a disclosure that Gonzalez earned between $2,501 and $5,000 in interest each year from the Bank of China account. The congressman has, according to the disclosures, other holdings worth more that paid less in interest. His 2017 report, filed in 2018, for instance revealed he had between $250,001 and $500,000 in an “Everbank” account that he reported collected no interest. His 2018 disclosure report revealed an account with TIAA Bank worth between $250,001 and $500,000 that collected only between $201 and $1,000 … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Democrat Congressman Vicente Gonzalez Reports Thousands in Questionable Interest Income from Bank of China Account
close Video Sen. Tom Cotton: Stimulus bill breakdown shows ‘the swamp’ is looking after itself Sen. Tom Cotton R-Ark., dissects the coronavirus stimulus bill and how it is hurting American families while helping the Washington elite. Sen. Tom Cotton R-Ark., slammed President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill Monday, calling it a "payoff" to Democratic Party constituencies and an example of "the swamp" looking after itself. On "Fox & Friends," Cotton said that the appropriation of individual stimulus checks favors federal bureaucrats over hard-working middle-class Americans. Under the bill mandate, many Americans would receive a direct one-time $1,400 check. However, federal employees, as long as their children's schools remain closed, would receive that same $1,400 check every single week. Additionally, the bill includes $350 billion for "poorly-run" states like California and New York, as well as healthcare subsidies to … [Read more...] about Tom Cotton rips $1.9T stimulus package: It’s the ‘swamp’ looking after itself
( CBS Detroit ) — A third stimulus check is now one step closer to reality. The Senate recently passed a $1,400 relief payment, as part of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic relief package. The American Rescue Plan aims to counter the economic fallout from COVID and stabilize the economy. It has broad support among Democratic and Republican voters, though no Republican Senators voted in favor of it. The modified package, which returns to the House for another vote, also contains extended unemployment benefits, an improved child tax credit, and much more. While a third check seems destined for bank accounts, the specific timeline is still coming into focus. When Could My Stimulus Check Arrive? The administration is still set on signing the American Rescue Plan into law by March 14 . That is the day when the current $300 federal unemployment benefit bonus expires. Assuming President Biden signs the relief package this coming weekend, direct deposits would likely start the … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Update: When Might Your $1,400 Economic Relief Payment Arrive?
Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio's daily program "The Dean Obeidallah Show" and a columnist for The Daily Beast. Follow him @DeanObeidallah . The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN) Another day, another chorus of hysterical cries from the GOP that the Democrats are trying to cancel something. This week we saw GOP elected officials and Fox News in full conniption mode falsely claiming that Democrats wanted to cancel Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head. The reality, though, is that it's the GOP that is the party of cancel culture. Dean Obeidallah Republican lawmakers have tried to cancel everything from the 81 million people who voted for Joe Biden to now trying even to cancel free pizza for people on line waiting to vote in Georgia. The truth -- as the GOP must know -- is that neither the decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to stop printing six … [Read more...] about Look at everything the GOP wants to cancel
Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Monday and it is International Women’s Day ! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported as of this mornin g: 525,035. As of this morning, 17.2 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 9.2 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the Bloomberg News global vaccine tracker . The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is on the verge of becoming law, pending action by the House and White House in the coming days, as health experts warn that … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation – Relief bill to become law; Cuomo in trouble