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U.S. House committee to consider sweeping China bill next week
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com 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
Stocks have thrived in a favorable backdrop, strategists noted at Schwab's mid-year market outlook. Earnings growth is likely peaking now as stocks crush unusually low year-over-year comps coming off a miserable second quarter 2020, Sonders said. "For now, we've been able to prick some microbubbles without damage to the overall market," Sonders said. Alternative energy stocks screamed higher leading up to the 2020 presidential election, but a rotation back to value-focused traditional energy companies has weighed on green energy stocks. More gains for European stocks are likely, Kleintop said, noting that the Stoxx 600's move higher came even as Europe's vaccination program has lagged that of the US.
Persons: seesawed, Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Kathy Jones, Stocks, Sonders, It's, we've, Kleintop, they've, Jones, Raphael Bostic, Schwab Organizations: Service, Schwab Center, Financial, GameStop, AMC Entertainment, US, Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, year's, Congress, Fed Locations: outperformance, US, China, Europe
When we were dressing the original set for Agent Mulder’s office on “The X-Files,” I came up with the poster with a U.F.O. Now videos from Navy aircraft tracking unidentified aerial phenomena (as they’ve been relabeled) suggest that maybe we have seen them. But as a result of “The X-Files” I’ve met many people who claim they have. I have seen grainy videos of gray aliens on someone’s back patio. The plot of “The X-Files” was built on a conspiracy theory: The government is lying to you about the existence of U.F.O.s and extraterrestrials.
Persons: , Carl Jung, Carl Sagan, I’ve, he’d, Annie Jacobsen, I’m Organizations: White Locations: Congress, Havana
Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Katie Rogers | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
Live Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico Vice President Kamala Harris will visit a migrant processing center in El Paso during her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office. Vice President Kamala Harris departed Joint Base Andrews for a trip to El Paso on Friday. Along with Ms. Escobar, Ms. Harris is traveling with Senator Dick Durbin, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who has been involved in past attempts at bipartisan immigration reform. Ms. Harris is also traveling with Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security. Greg Abbott of Texas days after Ms. Harris visits.
Persons: Will, Kamala Harris, Biden, Harris, Base Andrews, Jacquelyn Martin, Veronica Escobar, , We’ve, , Ms, Escobar, Dick Durbin, Alejandro N, Sanders, Lester Holt, Donald J, Trump, Greg Abbott, Trump’s, Mr, Abbott, Rohini Kosoglu, Rachel, Nev, Roger Kisby, Marco Rubio, Chris Impey, Impey, Mick West, West, ’ that’s Organizations: Mexico, Base, ., Associated Press, Customs, Protection, U.S, Democrat, El, Committee, U.S . Customs, El Paso Processing Center, NBC, Gov, Walmart, House Republicans, Mr, ” Intelligence, The New York Times, Navy, Republican, Senate Intelligence Committee, Congress, Pentagon, University of Arizona Locations: U.S, El Paso, Mexico, Mexico City, Guatemala, Europe, Texas, United States, United States of America, Area, Russia, China, Marco Rubio of Florida, U.F.O
Mick Mulvaney, John Hope Bryant on getting infrastructure deal through Congress
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.71   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailMick Mulvaney, John Hope Bryant on getting infrastructure deal through CongressPresident Joe Biden may have agreed to the bipartisan infrastructure bill framework from Congress, but there are still many factors in the air. Mick Mulvaney, who served in the Trump administration as OMB director and White House chief of staff, and Operation Hope Founder and CEO John Hope Bryant joined "Squawk Box" on Friday to discuss.
Persons: Mick Mulvaney, John Hope Bryant, Joe Biden, Trump Organizations: White House, Operation Hope
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a deal on a bipartisan infrastructure package, endorsing a proposal by a group of 10 senators, a significant boost to one of his top legislative priorities. “We have a deal,” Biden said in a surprise appearance outside the White House. Where I come from that's good enough for me." Biden said he'll seek to "attract all the Democrats" to support a separate package that addresses his "human infrastructure proposals." "I'm pleased to see we were able to come together on a core infrastructure package," he said, adding that it will be done "without new taxes."
Persons: Joe Biden, ” Biden, they've, Biden, he'll, Sen, Rob Portman, I'm, Susan Collins, We've, Kyrsten Sinema Organizations: WASHINGTON, Congress Locations: Ohio, Maine
The Library of Congress expects that artificial intelligence can help people search through its troves of digital information to glean new insights about the U.S.’s history. As of 2018, the library’s digital collection consisted of 410 million unique files representing about 16 petabytes of data. Computer vision is a field of AI where machines are trained to analyze images. Photo: Lauren TiltonHer work will involve harnessing computer vision algorithms to identify objects in photographs of that time period, such as trains, cars and telephones. That is not an easy task because many of today’s computer vision algorithms are trained to recognize modern-day objects, Dr. Tilton said.
Persons: Kate Zwaard, Zwaard, , Andromeda Yelton, Molly Tomlinson, , Lauren Tilton, Tilton, Lincoln Mullen, Roy Rosenzweig, Bernard Barton, Sara Castellanos Organizations: Congress, Facebook Inc, Inc, Library of Congress, Washington , D.C, , University of Richmond’s Department, Rhetoric, Communication, University of Richmond, George Mason University, Roy, New Media, Cultural Heritage, Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft Corp Locations: Washington ,, sara.castellanos
CDC Extends Federal Eviction Moratorium Through July
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Andrew Ackerman | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—The Biden administration has issued a monthlong extension of a moratorium, through July, on the eviction of tenants who have fallen behind on their rent during the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The extension is needed to prevent a wave of evictions before states and local governments can distribute about $47 billion of rental assistance authorized by Congress to cover unpaid back rent, administration officials said. The CDC said the move is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium. The judge who issued that ruling stayed the effect of the decision while litigation continues. The CDC moratorium, which originated from an executive order signed by then-President Donald Trump, shields tenants who have missed monthly rent payments from being forced out of their homes if they declare financial hardship.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Biden, Donald Trump Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Congress, CDC Locations: Washington, Covid
Congress Ends Trump-Era Rule Enabling Payday Lenders to Avoid Interest Rate Caps
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Julie Bykowicz | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
Congress voted Thursday to undo a Trump administration rule that enabled high-interest consumer lenders to attach themselves to banks and circumvent state-level interest rate caps. Prior to that rule, courts had sometimes found those arrangements to be illegal. Under then-President Donald Trump, the OCC had cited differing court approaches as a reason it wrote the rule. The Senate approved the true lender rule repeal last month by a 52-47 vote; the House followed Thursday with a 218-208 vote. The Biden administration said it supports the repeal; it takes effect upon the president’s signature.
Persons: Donald Trump, Biden, Michael Hsu Organizations: OCC, Democratic
OBITUARY Aquino, son of Philippine democracy icons, dies at 61
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
REUTERS/Erik de Castro/File PictureMANILA, June 24 (Reuters) - Benigno Aquino, the only son of the Philippines' two enduring democracy icons and a former president of the Southeast Asian country, died in a Manila hospital on Thursday. As president, Aquino took a tough line on tax evaders and launched criminal cases against former officials, including his predecessor Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, her family and allies. He has been defined by his parents through much of his political life - his namesake father Benigno was exiled by Marcos and assassinated when he returned. The super typhoon that ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines killed more than 6,000 people. Aquino returned to private life after his term ended in 2016 and has made only rare public appearances since.
Persons: Benigno, Noynoy, Aquino, Erik de Castro, Benigno Aquino, Corazon Aquino, Ferdinand Marcos, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Kris, Marcos, Typhoon Haiyan, Karen Lema, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: Camp Aguinaldo, Metro Manila, REUTERS, Manila's, Porsche, People, Philippine Congress, South China, Thomson Locations: Philippine, Quezon City, MANILA, Philippines, Manila, Asia, The Hague, Beijing, South, China, Malaysian
Live Live Updates: Senators to Brief Biden on Infrastructure ‘Breakthrough’ A bipartisan group of senators and White House negotiators have agreed on a framework for an infrastructure agreement. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, and other senators met with White House officials on Tuesday to discuss infrastructure proposals. Allegations of forced labor in the solar panel supply chain have created a dilemma for President Biden and his aides. The Biden administration had faced pressure to take action regarding products containing polysilicon produced in the region. Rodney S. Scott, the chief of the United States Border Patrol, near a border wall construction site outside McAllen, Texas, in October.
Persons: Biden’s, Biden, Jeanne Shaheen, Erin Schaff, Donald J, Trump, Kamala Harris, , Susan Collins, “ There’s, , we’ve, Jen Psaki, Emily Cochrane, Polat, Zhao Lijian, Zhao, ” Thomas Kaplan, David Guttenfelder, Ashraf Ghani, Helene Cooper, Eric Adams, James Estrin, Harris, Southern Border Jen Psaki, Kamala Harris’s, She’ll, Alejandro Mayorkas, I’ve, Mayorkas, Carlos Barria, Harris’s, Lester Holt, ” Jen Psaki, Greg Abbott of Texas, Zolan Kanno, Ramon Espinosa, exhorting, Biden administration’s “, Fidel Castro, Obama, , Rodney S, Scott, Sergio Flores, ” Mr Organizations: Biden, Infrastructure, White House, Democrat, White, The New York Times White House, Mr, Internal Revenue Service, Republican, Workers, Associated Press, . Customs, Protection, Hoshine Silicon Industry Company, Commerce Department, Industry, New Energy Company, Xinjiang East Hope Nonferrous Metals Company, Xinjiang GCL, Energy Material Technology Company, Construction Corps, Labor Department, Customs, House Democrats, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Politico, Associated, American, Officials, U.S ., Democratic, ., New York Times, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Senior Democrats, Plan, Southern Border, Wednesday, Department of Homeland, Border Patrol, , Credit, Reuters, NBC, House Republicans, Gov, United Nations General Assembly, United Nations, United, Congress, United States Border, The New York Times, Department of Homeland Security, Central America, Republicans, Patrol, Homeland Security Locations: New Hampshire, Maine, U.S, Hami, China's Xinjiang, China, Xinjiang, United States, Xinjiang East Hope, Beijing, Washington, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, New York City, Brooklyn, Southern, El Paso , Texas, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Border, H.H.S, Mexico City, Europe, Central America, Cuba, Havana, Florida, McAllen , Texas, Central, Canada, Portland
The pandemic economic recovery is weird, but it can teach us a lot about things like inflation, wages, and inequality. But to learn those lessons — and make good policy based on them — legislators have to acknowledge them and pay attention. Both Democrats and Republicans failed to ask productive questions about how the Federal Reserve is responding to the weird economic dislocations caused by the pandemic — inflation being foremost among them. Low-wage workers are demanding higher wages because the labor market has tightened as jobs open faster than employers can fill them. The bond market is telling us — at least so far — that this wonky economy will return to normal.
Persons: Jerome Powell, , Steve Scalise —, Powell, It's, aren't, Donald Trump, Democrats —, Trump, berate Powell, — Scalise, Scalise, — who've Organizations: Republicans, Federal Reserve, Republican, Federal, GOP, Democratic, Congress, Democrats Locations: Wuhan, YOLO
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at protecting older Americans in the workforce by making it easier to mount age-discrimination suits. The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act was introduced earlier this year by Reps. Bobby Scott, D-Va., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill. It aims to restore protections for workers age 40 and older that were eroded in a 2009 Supreme Court ruling, Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc. The decade-old decision made it more difficult for older workers to prove that they'd experienced discrimination based on age. "Ageism is not only harmful to workers, but for companies, too, who miss out on the experience and expertise older workers bring," said Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president and chief advocacy and engagement officer of AARP, in a statement.
Persons: Bobby Scott, Rodney Davis, Gross, Scott, Nancy LeaMond Organizations: FBL Financial, Inc, AARP Locations: Invest, Congress
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack shut down during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, May 11, 2021. WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy is asking Congress for $201 million in its budget request for the fiscal year 2022 to address digital vulnerabilities after a steady uptick in sweeping cyber attacks. The $201 million request, up from $157 million in 2021, will help bolster the federal agency's cybersecurity efforts and address any "gaps" in the supply chain and tech infrastructure. The Biden administration is asking Congress for $9.8 billion for federal civilian cybersecurity in 2022, nearly a 15% increase over 2021. The Pentagon is requesting $10.4 billion in 2022 for its cybersecurity budget request.
Persons: Jennifer Granholm, Energy Jennifer Granholm, Granholm, Biden, Brad Smith Organizations: Energy, Colonial Pipeline, White, WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy, Senate Armed, Pentagon, Foreign Intelligence Service, Microsoft Locations: Washington, cybersecurity, United States, Russian
U.S. infrastructure deal would fund electric buses, charging stations
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
An electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station is seen in the parking lot of a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed/File Photo/File PhotoWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - A bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework does not contain new money for electric vehicle rebates but would spend $15 billion to boost EV charging stations and buy electric school and transit buses, the White House said in a fact sheet. President Joe Biden proposed $174 billion on electric vehicles, including $100 billion on electric vehicle consumer rebates. Both General Motors Co (GM.N) and Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) have hit the manufacturer cap and no longer qualify for consumer $7,500 EV tax credits. Previously, Biden had sought $15 billion for EV charging stations, The plan also calls for $20 billion for electric school buses and $25 billion for EV transit vehicles.
Persons: Mohammad Khursheed, Joe Biden, Biden, David Shepardson Organizations: REUTERS, WASHINGTON, EV, White, General Motors Co, Tesla Inc, U.S . Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Thomson Locations: Austin , Texas, U.S, Congress
REUTERS/Shannon StapletonWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - An Illinois man on Thursday became the first person charged for attacking journalists during the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Attorney General Merrick Garland touted the arrest in a statement on Thursday, noting that the department has now arrested 500 people who took part in the violence, including 100 who are facing charges for attacking police, he noted. The violence left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer. "The manner of attack on the cameraman was very similar to the attack" on the U.S. Capitol Police officer, the complaint said. Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball; Editing by Scott Malone and Bill BerkrotOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Shannon Stapleton WASHINGTON, Donald Trump, Shane Jason Woods, Shane Castleman, General Merrick Garland, Woods, Sarah N, Lynch, Mark Hosenball, Scott Malone, Bill Berkrot Organizations: Trump, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Congress, REUTERS, Justice Department, Capitol Police, Department, Justice, U.S . Capitol Police, FBI, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, An Illinois, Auburn
REUTERS/Tingshu WangWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - 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. Representative Gregory Meeks, chairman of the Foreign Affairs panel, introduced the Eagle Act last month. read moreThe Senate on June 8 passed by a strong bipartisan 68-32 majority its own sweeping China bill, the "U.S. 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. "Sullivan ... stressed the importance of linking our foreign policy objectives with making vital investments to grow our economy," the White House said in a statement.
Persons: Tingshu Wang WASHINGTON, Joe Biden's, Gregory Meeks, Biden, Jake Sullivan, Meeks, Michael McCaul, Sullivan, Patricia Zengerle, Matthew Lewis Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . House, Representatives Foreign, China, American Global Leadership, Congress, Foreign Affairs, Innovation, White, Biden National, Republican, Thomson Locations: American, Beijing, China, U.S, USICA, Washington
B.L., a Supreme Court case deciding whether schools could punish students for off-campus speech. "That was cut and dry to me, but it's a Supreme Court case so it could go either way." Yuan is the director of communications for Student Voice, a student-driven group fighting education inequality. As the decision came in, student activists in the four groups that filed the amicus brief — which, in addition to Houston Independent School District Student Congress, included Student Voice, Kentucky Student Voice Team and March for Our Lives — said they felt a weight come off their shoulders. Pragya is also the co-leader and researcher at Kentucky Student Voice Team.
Persons: Heidi Chapin, Heidi, it's, Brandi Levy, Brandi, Jenna Yuan, Yuan, , Pragya Upreti, Pragya, Connor Flick, Connor, Will Creeley, Creeley Organizations: Houston Academy for International Studies, Houston Independent School District Student Congress, Student Voice, Voice, Team, Lafayette High School, Kentucky Student, The Gatton Academy, Foundation, Rights, Education Locations: Houston, Pennsylvania, Seattle, Kentucky, Lexington , Kentucky, Hebron , Kentucky, Levy's
Yellen says without debt limit hike, U.S. could face August default risk
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen answers questions during the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to examine the FY22 budget request for the Treasury Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., June 23, 2021. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday urged Congress to raise or suspend the federal debt limit as soon as possible, warning that if lawmakers fail to act, the United States could face a serious risk of default as soon as August. "I think defaulting on the national debt should be regarded as unthinkable," Yellen said in testimony to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. "Failing to increase the debt limit would have absolutely catastrophic economic consequences." Yellen said that to avoid uncertainty for financial markets, Congress should pass new debt limit legislation - allowing the Treasury to continue borrowing - before the latest suspension expires on July 31.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Greg Nash, Yellen, David Lawder, Andrea Ricci Organizations: Treasury, Treasury Department, Capitol, REUTERS, . Treasury, Wednesday, Congress, Thomson Locations: Washington , DC, REUTERS WASHINGTON, United States
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Democrats in the U.S. Congress and at the White House nudged Republicans on Wednesday to join them in forging an agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan by the end of business on Thursday. A second Democratic negotiator, Senator Joe Manchin, told reporters they hoped to have a deal before the Senate breaks on Thursday for the July 4 Independence Day holiday. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is working up a far more ambitious infrastructure blueprint of $6 trillion. Schumer has said he plans to hold a July vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill and follow up in the autumn with a second Democratic-only measure. That maneuver would require all 48 Democrats and the two independents that caucus with them to agree.
Persons: Jon Tester, Joe Manchin, , Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Obama, Todd Young, Bernie Sanders, Schumer, Kamala Harris Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Congress, White House nudged Republicans, ” Democratic, Reuters, Democratic, Democrat, Republican, White, Republicans, Senate
FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Court building is seen in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah SilbigerThe court, in a 7-2 ruling, upheld part of a lower court’s ruling that the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s structure is unconstitutional under the separation of powers doctrine because its lone director is insufficiently accountable to the president. It likely also means the Fannie and Freddie will not be leaving their government conservatorship anytime soon. The court noted, however, that the shareholders could not seek to void the 20212 agreement altogether. The Supreme Court in the CFPB case ruled in June 2020 that the agency’s single-director structure was unconstitutional, deciding that the president should be able to fire the director at any time.
Persons: Joe Biden, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Sarah Silbiger, Mark Calabria, Donald Trump, Biden, Fannie, Freddie, Samuel Alito, Alito, Fannie’s, Freddie’s, , Patrick Collins, Marcus Liotta, William Hitchcock Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Supreme, White, REUTERS, Federal Housing Finance, Treasury, Democratic, Republican, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, . Treasury, Treasury Department, New, Circuit, Appeals, Congress, U.S . Senate Locations: Washington , U.S, Fannie Mae’s, raisings, Texas, New Orleans, U.S
Biden last week elevated a fierce critic of Big Tech, antitrust legal scholar Lina Khan, to head the powerful Federal Trade Commission. Many Republican lawmakers denounce the market dominance of Big Tech but don’t support a wholesale revamp of the antitrust laws. Biden said as a presidential candidate that dismantling the big tech companies should be considered. The legislative proposals also would prohibit the tech giants from favoring their own products and services over competitors on their platforms. As counsel to the Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, she played a key role in the 2019-20 investigation of the tech giants’ market power.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Lina Khan, David Cicilline, , Rebecca Allensworth, Obama, Cicilline, Kamala Harris, Khan, Organizations: Big Tech, Federal Trade Commission, Facebook, Google, Apple, Republicans, Microsoft, Vanderbilt University Law School, Justice Department, Senate, Columbia University, Yale, FTC, Trump Justice Department, Union, EU Locations: Washington
The unprecedented work will include compiling and reviewing records to identify past boarding schools, locate known and possible burial sites at or near those schools, and uncover the names and tribal affiliations of students, she said. Starting with the Indian Civilization Act of 1819, the U.S. enacted laws and policies to establish and support Indian boarding schools across the nation. For over 150 years, Indigenous children were taken from their communities and forced into boarding schools that focused on assimilation. Besides providing resources and raising awareness, the coalition has been working to compile additional research on U.S. boarding schools and deaths that many say is sorely lacking. I just think it’s good in this country to have conversations about what happened to Native American children,” Hoskin said.
Persons: Deb Haaland, , ” Haaland, Haaland, Chuck Hoskin Jr, ” Hoskin, Nez, Biden, , ” Nez, Kevin Gover, Barack Obama Organizations: National Congress of American, Nations, Washington Post, National Native American Boarding School, Coalition, Interior, Cherokee Nation, Navajo, American, Indian Locations: U.S, Laguna Pueblo, American, Canada, United States, Oklahoma
U.S. Democrats vow 'long march' toward voting rights reforms
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Richard Cowan | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Given Senate Republicans' solid opposition, Schumer has a tough battle ahead. 2 Democrat, this week spoke of breaking up a voting rights initiative into smaller bits that might test Republican resolve. "Our American Democracy is in peril, and today, every single Senate Republican voted against saving it. Democrats also could pursue a bill that would restore Washington's oversight of certain states' changes to election laws and build a more expansive voting rights bill upon that. Some Republicans are on record as potentially supporting the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, named after the late civil rights leader and Democratic congressman.
Persons: Chuck Schumer, Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON, Schumer, Dick Durbin, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump's, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Manchin, Klobuchar, John Lewis, Kyrsten Sinema, Richard Cowan, Scott Malone, Gerry Doyle Organizations: Democratic, Capitol, REUTERS, U.S . Congress, Republicans, American Democracy, Republican, , Democrats, John Lewis Voting, Senate, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Washington
Apple’s Fight for Control Over Apps Moves to Congress and EU
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Tim Higgins | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Apple Inc. is stepping up its fight to maintain tight controls over which apps can be installed onto customers’ iPhones, as political pressure grows in Washington, D.C. and Brussels to upend those restrictions. Provisions in one of the bills, known as the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, could effectively give Apple’s customers broader control over which apps to download on their devices. It could prohibit Apple from continuing to block a practice known as sideloading, in which users install apps directly onto their iPhones without having to go through the company’s App Store. In Europe, the Digital Markets Act was introduced in December and is making its way through the legislative process. Apple isn’t the only tech company taking issue with the House committee’s package of bills.
Persons: Brian Huseman, Organizations: Apple Inc, American Innovation, Apple, Digital, Amazon.com Inc Locations: Washington ,, Brussels, House, Europe
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