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Lawmakers want to make COVID-19 vaccines available to Americans living abroad. Now a bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the administration to help make vaccines available to the as many as 9 million Americans living abroad. "While Americans abroad are eligible to receive vaccines in some countries, in others, Americans are ineligible as non-citizens," the senators wrote. "Should Americans living abroad wish to travel to the US to receive the vaccine, the financial burden of travel as well as lengthy quarantine requirements upon return to their host country may be prohibitive." Accordingly, the senators wrote, "millions of Americans abroad worry they may not have access to a vaccine for months or even years."
Persons: Joe Biden's, Antony Blinken, Chris Murphy, Jerry Moran, Michael George DeSombre, Scott Brown, , Michael G, Hearh Organizations: State Department, Insider, Service, COVID, Sens, Republican, Reuters, Embassy Locations: United States, States, Connecticut, Kansas, Thailand, Thailand's
U.S. House committee to consider sweeping China bill next week
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -0.93   time to read: +1 min
Socially distanced members of Congress stand as US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled a meeting on Wednesday to consider sweeping legislation to boost economic competitiveness and push Beijing on human rights, part of an ongoing effort in Congress to address competition with China. The Senate on June 8 passed by a strong bipartisan 68-32 majority its own sweeping China bill, the "U.S. House leaders opted not to take up and consider the Senate's legislation. House committees have instead been working on their own legislation, a process that could mean a months-long wait for any bill to be sent to the White House for Biden to sign into law.
Persons: Joe Biden, Joe Biden's, Gregory Meeks, Biden Organizations: U.S . House, Representatives Foreign, China, American Global Leadership, Congress, Foreign Affairs, Innovation, White Locations: Washington ,, Beijing, China, U.S
Ghani and Abdullah spent Thursday discussing the situation in Afghanistan with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The crisis has fueled grave concerns that the Taliban could regain power - two decades after the U.S.-led invasion ended their harsh version of Islamist rule – allowing a resurgence of al Qaeda. "The Pentagon and the intelligence community are saying it is very likely that al Qaeda will come roaring back. U.S. officials respond that the United States will be able to detect and thwart any new threats by al Qaeda or other Islamists. The Taliban insist al Qaeda is no longer in Afghanistan.
Persons: Joe Biden, Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah, Ghani, Ronald Neumann, Biden's, Abdullah, Karine Jean, Pierre . Biden, Biden, Jean, Pierre, pullout –, , Mike Waltz, al, Donald Trump, Jonathan Landay, Steve Holland, Patricia Zengerle, Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali, Mark Hosenball, Mary Milliken, Daniel Wallis Organizations: High Council, National Reconciliation, White, Capitol, Pentagon, Army, Thomson Locations: Afghanistan, U.S, Kabul, Afghanistan's, al Qaeda, United States
Pence 'proud' of his Jan 6 actions despite criticism from Trump
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Former Vice President Mike Pence departs after the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Melina Mara/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said he was proud of his decision to approve the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential race, pushing back against fierce criticism from former President Donald Trump. Some of the rioters on Jan. 6 chanted threats including "hang Mike Pence," who had refused Trump's request that he block certification of Biden's win, an authority the vice president did not have. "But the Constitution provides the vice president with no such authority." Trump did not attend the ceremony and has lashed out at Pence, saying that he lacked courage.
Persons: Mike Pence, Joe Biden, Melina Mara, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Pence, Ronald Reagan, Trump, Steve Holland, Jason Lange, Michael Perry Organizations: WASHINGTON, Former U.S, U.S, Capitol, Trump, we'll, Republican, & Freedom Coalition, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Former, United States, Simi Valley , California, Orlando , Florida, New Hampshire
Hong Kong Editor's note: CNN has launched the Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. People line up to buy the final edition of Apple Daily at a newsstand in the Central district of Hong Kong on Thursday. For the party, the central mission of the media is not to hold the powerful accountable, but ensure those in power hold on to it. The country has an outsized role in the global solar power industry, producing much of the world's capacity for various components needed to create the panels. Solar power, meanwhile, is central to US President Joe Biden's plans to move the country to greener energy.
Persons: Hong Kong, Xi Jinping, Hongkongers —, Mao Zedong —, Xi, , Biden, Joe Biden's, Jill Disis Organizations: CNN, Communist Party, Hong Kong's, Apple Daily, National Security, Apple, Beijing, It's Party, Wuhan, China Washington, Industry Locations: Hong Kong, China, Hong, Beijing, Central, Wuhan, Covid, Xinjiang, Washington, Asia
Republicans are itching to conduct investigations of Hunter Biden if they win the majority in 2022. GOP inquiries would force the White House to play whack-a-mole with Hunter Biden accusations. Republicans are gearing up for a hot pursuit of Hunter Biden should they win a majority in Congress in the 2022 midterms. Republicans say they want to know more about Hunter Biden's ties to China and the Ukraine gas company Burisma. Johnson has this year sent at least four letters to federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies demanding answers on different Hunter Biden allegations, including on possible ties to "foreign nationals connected to the communist Chinese government"; unethical links to a Biden administration DOJ appointee; and an incident allegedly involving Hunter Biden and a firearm.
Persons: Hunter Biden, Hunter, Joe Biden, James Comer, Comer, Hunter Biden's, Sen, Ron Johnson of, Biden, Johnson, he'd, Jim Jordan, Alex Wong, Obama, Hillary, didn't, Donald Trump, Trump's, Volodymyr Zelensky, Joe Biden's, bupkis, Eric Schultz, Tom Carper, he's, Carper, haven't, Trump, Jordan, Ron Johnson, Graeme Jennings, Burisma, hasn't, Ted Cruz, Axios, Jody Hice, Christopher Wray —, Rudy Giuliani Organizations: GOP, Republican, Republicans, Senate Homeland Security, Governmental, Committee, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, Senate, Democratic, Fox News, The Daily Mail, The New York Post, Jim Jordan an Ohio Republican, Hunter, White, House, Ohio Republican, New York Times, Wisconsin Republican, Government, CNN, Yahoo, New York Post, Justice Department, NBC News, FBI, Tech, New Locations: Benghazi, Kentucky, China, Ukraine, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Jim Jordan an Ohio, Delaware, Ohio, House, Russia, Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, New York
Rudy Giuliani appeared on Newsmax Thursday to discuss the suspension of his New York legal license. He was it came because he was so effective at arguing for Trump's bogus election-fraud claims. Rudy Giuliani has claimed that the suspension of his license to practise law in New York was part of a plot to silence him because he was so effective at arguing former President Donald Trump's election-fraud claims. Giuliani appeared on the right-wing Newsmax network hours after an appelate court in New York suspended his law license on Thursday. In explaining the decision to suspend Giuliani's license, the New York court on Thursday cited his promotion of Trump's election-fraud conspiracy theories.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's, Giuliani, Democrat Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden's, Biden's Organizations: Democrat Party, Democrat, Trump, New, New York, Southern, of, New York City, FBI Locations: York, New York, America, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New, of New York, Ukraine
A top US public-health expert has warned COVID-19 cases in the US could spike within weeks. The US hadn't vaccinated enough people to stop the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, Dr. Ashish Jha said. A top US public-health doctor has warned that the nation hasn't vaccinated enough people to stop a spike in cases from the Delta coronavirus virus. The Delta variant is spreading especially quickly in kids, who are unvaccinated — but it doesn't appear to be causing more severe COVID-19 than other variants. It's the latest warning from US experts that are using data from the UK to predict what might happen in the US as Delta cases rise.
Persons: COVID, Ashish Jha, Jha, Read, Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden's, Rochelle Walensky, BioNTech's, AstraZeneca's Organizations: Brown School of Public Health, Twitter, Delta, for Disease Control, Prevention, Pfizer, COVID Locations: COVID, Delta
Krebs also became famous for his long hair, subject of many tweets, some from famous people. Experts say Krebs could be a top "hairfluencer" with his primo example of a "surfer shag." Now that he's out of government, Krebs laughed about his famous hair in an interview with Insider. Actress and activist Mia Farrow tweeted about Krebs' hair. "Christopher Krebs' social media hair meme has become as well-known as his political career and cybersecurity expertise," says Alex Frolov, CEO of HypeAuditor, an AI analytics platform that helps companies with influencer marketing.
Persons: Christopher Krebs, Donald Trump, Krebs, he's, COVID, Mia Farrow, Suzanne Spaulding, Anne Neuberger, Biden's, Spaulding, Neuberger, Stephen TheSalonGuy, He's, It's, Stephen Marinaro, Alex Frolov Organizations: Department of Homeland Security, White, DHS, Center for Strategic, International Studies, auburn, Twitter
A Caterpillar (Cat) Excavator is seen working at a construction site near the New York Harbor in Brooklyn, New York, March 4, 2021. The infrastructure deal is smaller than many wanted, but it will still make a difference, according to investors in the space. President Joe Biden said he has reached agreement on a "hard" infrastructure bill that would involve $579 billion in new investments in road construction, waterways, electric utilities, and broadband internet. While much smaller than the initial, broader $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan proposal, investors said it nonetheless represented a significant down payment on rebuilding America's infrastructure.
Persons: Joe Biden Organizations: Caterpillar Locations: Harbor, Brooklyn , New York
The bill will likely be neutral for interest rates, but could lead to a push for a broader bill later this year that could push rates higher, said Jim Vogel, fixed income strategist at FHN Financial Capital Markets. "Does a bipartisan agreement on this issue spur a partisan push for a second, larger bill focused on social infrastructure? Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields touched 1.504% overnight but hovered around 1.4919% after Biden's announcement. Yields of short term 2-year Treasuries edged higher at 0.2661, while long duration 30-year Treasury yields dipped to 2.1008%. The spread between 2-year and 10-year yields rose to 122.60 basis points from 122.30 from the day before.
Persons: David Randall NEW, Joe Biden's, Jim Vogel, Jamie Cox, Tom di Galoma, David Randall, Nick Zieminski Organizations: David Randall NEW YORK, Federal Reserve, Senators, FHN Financial Capital Markets, Labor Department, Reuters, Reserve, Harris Financial, Investors, Seaport, Treasury Locations: Jackson Hole , Wyoming
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Florida halted the Biden administration’s new debt relief program for minority farmers on Wednesday. Howard ordered the Agriculture Department not to issue payments under the program for "socially disadvantaged" farmers until she can rule on the merits of the case. She wrote that the program, which is embedded in President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan law, is "significantly likely" to violate the constitutional rights of the plaintiff, a white farmer named Scott Wynn. Several white farmers have filed suit in cases across the country, at least one of which is backed by America First Legal, a group founded by former Trump White House aides. Howard implored the plaintiffs' lawyers and the Justice Department to move swiftly so that a more permanent ruling can be made quickly.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Judge Marcia Morales Howard, George W, Bush, Howard, Joe Biden's, Scott Wynn, Stephen Miller Organizations: Biden, Agriculture Department, Plan, America, Trump White House, White House, Justice Department Locations: Florida, Wisconsin
To be sure, more people have died from Covid-19 this year than in all of 2020, according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. More than 2 million people have died as a result of Covid so far this year. Robert Gauthier | Los Angeles Times | Getty ImagesMississippi and Texas both lifted all Covid restrictions in March with Texas Gov. In the global scramble for Covid-19 vaccines, high-income countries, predictably, have sought to secure stocks for their own populations first. The Covid variant first identified in India is thought to be on track to become the dominant strain of the disease worldwide.
Persons: Kevin Mazur, Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Reggie Jackson, Robert Gauthier, Greg Abbott, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Stephen Donnelly, Donnelly, Ghebreyesus, Christopher Black, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Covid, Tedros, Dr, Michael Baker, Joe Biden's, Sinopharm, TANG CHHIN SOTHY, Scott Gottlieb Organizations: Foo Fighters, Garden, World Health Organization, New York Gov, Phoenix Suns, LA Clippers, NBA Western, Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, Texas Gov, for Disease Control, Ireland's, Newstalk, WHO, National Institute of Allergy, Reuters WHO, University of Otago, Wellington , New Zealand, CNBC, World Trade Organization, AFP, Getty, FDA Locations: Madison, New York City, U.S, China, Covid, California, New York, Getty Images Mississippi, Texas, India, United States, Africa, Asia, Geneva, Switzerland, Germany, Wellington , New, EU, Brazil, Phnom Penh, Americas
After 'negative spiral', EU seeks new Russia strategy
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Robin Emmott | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
European Union leaders attend a round table meeting on the second day of a face-to-face EU summit in Brussels, Belgium May 25, 2021. Since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and the EU froze summits with Putin, EU policy has zigzagged between imposing economic sanctions and allowing a new gas pipeline from Russia to Germany to reach completion. EU leaders are now expected to build on that paper to flesh out ways to both call out covert Russian action and work with Moscow on combating climate change. "Out of a confrontational of ideas comes understanding," a senior EU diplomat said in support of the EU strategy, although the envoy doubted a sudden improvement in trust. The EU will on Thursday or Friday publish details of economic sanctions on Belarus, an ally of Russia that the Kremlin sees as a buffer state between Russia and NATO.
Persons: Olivier Matthys, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Joe Biden's, Dmytro Kuleba, Emmanuel Macron, Robin Emmott, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Union, Russia, EU, European Commission, NATO, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Belgium, Russia, France, Germany, Turkey, COVID, BRUSSELS, Moscow, U.S, Geneva, Ukraine, Belarus, EU, Baltics, Ukrainian, Ukraine's Crimea, Russian, British, Crimea, Britain
Catalysts for US stocks this year, including the successful rollout of safe, effective vaccines, generous fiscal and monetary stimulus, and robust pent-up consumer demand, should now fuel international stocks. "Many broad equity averages appear stretched even after factoring in ultralow interest rates," Sharps wrote. Investors are also underestimating China's evolution as an economic and financial power as it moves past the pandemic, Thomson wrote, given the country's "powerhouse" growth potential. Chinese stocks carry a relatively small weight in global indexes despite rapid growth in the country's share of global GDP. China is loosening restrictions around some sectors, like financial services, for greater foreign participation, Sharps wrote, but the country maintains significant control over its economy.
Persons: Rowe Price, Rowe, Robert Sharps, Justin Thomson, Mark Vaselkiv, Sharps, Thomson, Joe Biden's Organizations: Service, Federal Reserve, International, Baidu, Trump Locations: India, America, China
Given emissions were at installations handling natural gas - and methane is its main component - they concluded the emissions recorded by CATF were almost certainly methane. U.S. President Joe Biden's administration plans to propose new rules this year to reduce methane emissions. The New York Times used an infrared camera to identify large methane leaks at U.S. oil and gas sites in 2019 while satellite footage made available to Reuters revealed massive methane leaks from Russian gas pipelines. MOL said there were no existing regulations requiring it to measure or report emissions but it aimed to end routine methane emissions from gas activities by 2030. OMV said it fully supported new EU methane rules.
Persons: James Turitto, That's, CATF, Turitto, Jonathan Dorn, Eni, Andris Piebalgs, Joe Biden's, Tim Doty, SNAM, OMV, Doty, David Clarke Organizations: Reuters, Clean Air Task Force, Air Task Force, EU, Italy's Eni, Abt Associates, Eni, Florence School of, New York Times, Texas Commission, Environmental, Oil, Gas Methane Partnership, U.S, MOL, Thomson Locations: La Spezia, Italy, Handout, Europe, BRUSSELS, LONDON, Union, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Pineto, Brussels, EU, Minerbio, Bologna, United States, Paris, Hungarian, Vienna
U.S. judge blocks $4 billion debt relief program for minority farmers
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
June 24 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a part of the Biden administration's federal stimulus relief package that forgave agricultural debts to farmers of color. He said the debt relief program discriminated against him by race. The ruling added that "Section 1005's rigid, categorical, race-based qualification for relief is the antithesis of flexibility." A separate judge in Wisconsin had also granted a temporary restraining order on the debt relief plan on June 10. read moreThe U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) had planned to start the payments to farmers in June. He suggests eligible farmers continue paying on loans so that they do not end up being behind if the program is permanently blocked.
Persons: Scott Wynn, Joe Biden's, Marcia Morales Howard, Wynn, Howard, Lloyd Wright, Radhika Anilkumar, Kanishka Singh, Angus MacSwan Organizations: U.S, Biden, American, U.S . Agriculture Department, Tufts University, Civil Rights, Thomson Locations: Jennings , Florida, Middle, Florida, Wisconsin, U.S, Virginia, Bengaluru
U.S. no longer sees Taiwan as a problem in China ties, official says
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) sentiment -0.95   time to read: +2 min
TAIPEI, June 24 (Reuters) - The United States no longer sees Taiwan as a problem in its relations with China, but as an opportunity to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Thursday. Like most nations, the United States has no formal diplomatic ties with the Chinese-claimed island, but is its most important international backer, to Beijing's anger, and President Joe Biden's administration has moved to restate that support. "I've lost count of how many meetings the director and I have had with our Taiwan partners where the word 'China' never even came up," added Greene, who leaves Taiwan for Japan next week. In recent months, China has ramped up efforts to force Taiwan to accept its sovereignty, with steps such as repeatedly flying fighter jets and bombers into the island's air defence zone. Most people on the democratically-governed island have shown no interest in being ruled by autocratic China.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Raymond Greene, I've, Greene, Ben Blanchard, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: United, American Institute, U.S ., Thomson Locations: TAIPEI, United States, Taiwan, China, U.S, Taipei, Japan, States
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a visit at Holocaust Memorial as a part of Holocaust Dialogue signing event in Berlin, Germany June 24, 2021. When Antony Blinken meets the pope and top Vatican officials on Monday, the new secretary of state's visit will put relations between Washington and Holy See on a new footing. It will also set the scene for a visit to the pope by Joe Biden, only the second Catholic U.S. president, expected for October. Trump said it was "disgraceful" for the pope to question his faith but later called him "a wonderful guy". Blinken and Vatican officials are also expected to discuss ways to combat human trafficking and encouraging debt relief for poor countries.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Michele Tantussi, Pompeo, Pope Francis, Mike Pompeo, state's, Joe Biden, Biden, Massimo Franco, Sera, Franco, Alberto Melloni, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump's, Biden's, Francis, John Kerry, Philip Reeker, Humeyra Pamuk, Timothy Organizations: REUTERS, Trump, Biden, CITY, Catholic U.S, Roman, Twitter, U.S, Reuters, NATO, European Commission, White, Vatican, United Nations, Change, U.S ., Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Berlin, Germany, U.S, China, Washington, Hong Kong, Italian, United States, Paris, Britain, Blinken
WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday will vote on whether to advance the nomination of gun control advocate David Chipman, President Joe Biden's choice to lead the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ATF will play a vital role in Biden's pledge to crack down on a tide of rising violent crime and shootings. A tie will require Senate Democrats to jump through some procedural hurdles to advance his nomination, but is not an insurmountable roadblock. The job is so politically fraught that the Senate has only confirmed one ATF director nominee in the last 15 years. The administration is looking to regulate self-assembled "ghost guns" and stabilizing braces that can be attached to pistols.
Persons: David Chipman, Joe Biden's, Chipman, Vanita Gupta, Civil Rights Kristen Clarke, General Merrick Garland Organizations: U.S, Senate, Justice Department's, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, ATF, Republicans, Civil Rights, Democrats
Canadian exporter confidence rebounds to 20-year high - EDC index
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) + 0.99   time to read: +2 min
Trucks loaded with shipping containers leave the Port of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 17, 2021. EDC's Trade Confidence Index jumped 19% from end-2020 to mid-2021, the largest 6-month increase since the survey began in 1999, the agency said. It's really telling us that everybody is arming themselves for what's coming in the second half of this year," said Peter Hall, chief economist at EDC. A growing share of companies reported orders from customers in the United States, Canada's largest trading partner, had improved in the past six months, EDC said. And 65% of respondents said they are planning to export to new markets, with the UK and Australia top destinations.
Persons: It's, Peter Hall, Joe Biden's, Julie Gordon, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Port, REUTERS, Export Development Canada, EDC, Canadian, Thomson Locations: Port of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Muschi OTTAWA, United States, Australia, China, Ottawa
How to craft an inflation strategy using muni bonds
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Kate Dore | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
One option, municipal bonds — known as muni bonds or "munis" — have been a popular alternative to Treasurys as the threat of higher taxes looms. But before you pile money into muni bonds, there are some important strategies to become familiar with, experts say. The perks of muni bondsInvestors often buy muni bonds because of the tax benefits. Muni bonds as a check on inflationWith current yields above Treasurys, muni bonds may be appealing to some investors, said Weinberg. Crafting a muni bond strategyInvestors should design a portfolio of muni bonds that have "stellar credit," along with ongoing monitoring and protection, said Weinberg.
Persons: Ian Weinberg, Joe Biden's, Peter Palion, Mohit Desai, muni, Weinberg, systemically Organizations: Getty, Labor Department, Finance, Wealth, Pension Management, CFP, Hilltop Securities, muni Locations: Woodbury , New York, East Norwich , New York, Cranford , New Jersey
Nasdaq 100 futures scale new peak ahead of jobless claims data
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Devik Jain | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
People are seen on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidSummary Futures up: Dow 0.57%, S&P 0.50%, Nasdaq 0.57%June 24 (Reuters) - Nasdaq 100 futures hit a record high on Thursday as shares of Tesla and other top-shelf technology companies rose, while investors awaited weekly jobless claims data and tracked progress in President Joe Biden's infrastructure package. The S&P 500 growth index (.IGX) is up 3.9% so far in June and has gained 9.9% for the quarter, compared to the value index (.IVX), which dropped 2.23% this month. ET, Dow e-minis were up 193 points, or 0.57%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 21.25 points, or 0.5%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 82 points, or 0.57%. MGM Resorts International (MGM.N) rose 2.7% after Deutsche Bank upgraded the casino operator's stock to "buy" from "hold".
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Joe Biden's, Elon Musk, Sebastien Galy, Wells, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Devik Jain, Medha Singh, Maju Samuel Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Dow, Nasdaq, Tesla, Labor, Tesla Inc, Alphabet Inc, Nvidia Corp, Microsoft Corp, Netflix Inc, Facebook Inc, Nordea Asset Management, Biden's, Republican, Dow e, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase &, MGM Resorts International, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, Bengaluru
Schumer and Pelosi are plowing ahead with a separate spending package without the GOP. Most Democrats are pressing for a separate package focused on the social initiatives Biden has laid out, including healthcare, childcare, and education. But all 50 Democratic senators would have to support the sprawling spending package, given the strong odds of united GOP opposition. "We've agreed on a framework on the entire package and we're going to the White House," Sen. Mitt Romney told reporters. The bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats.
Persons: Schumer, Pelosi, Joe Biden's, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, We've, Sen, Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, Bill Cassidy of, Susan Collins of, Lisa Murkowski, Joe Manchin, Jon Tester, Mark Warner of Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of, Manchin, Portman Organizations: Service, Privacy, Democratic, Senate, White, Republicans, Democrats, GOP, Montana Locations: Sens, Romney, Utah, Rob Portman of Ohio, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Alaska, West Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Arizona
U.S. to evacuate Afghan interpreters before military withdrawal is complete
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
An Afghan interpreter monitors Taliban communications on an icom walkie talkie radio at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Mizan in Zabul Province, Afghanistan September 14, 2006. President Joe Biden's administration will evacuate a group of Afghan interpreters and translators outside of the country before the U.S. military completes its withdrawal so they can complete their visa process in safety, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The U.S. officials did not disclose where the Afghans would be sent or how many would be evacuated but said the group consisted entirely of Afghans who have already started the visa process. "Should it become necessary, we will consider additional relocation or evacuation options," a U.S. official said. Please check back for updates.
Persons: Joe Biden's Organizations: Forward Operating, U.S Locations: Afghan, Zabul Province, Afghanistan, U.S
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