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Vice President Kamala Harris Heads to Border Facing Bipartisan Pressure
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Tarini Parti | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.94   time to read: +1 min
President Biden tapped Ms. Harris to lead diplomatic efforts aimed at stemming the flow of migrants and to improve access in the U.S. to voting. People close to Ms. Harris acknowledge that she has made some high-profile missteps in her first few months, at times overshadowing what they see as her accomplishments. A spokeswoman for the vice president declined to comment. Asked in a television interview earlier this month why she hadn’t visited the border, Ms. Harris noted that she also hadn’t been to Europe. She added: “I’m not discounting the importance of the border.” Some said Ms. Harris appeared to equate the two places and minimize the seriousness of the border situation.
Persons: Kamala Harris’s, Biden, Harris, hadn’t Organizations: Republicans, Democrats, Republican, Democratic Locations: U.S, Mexico, El Paso , Texas, Europe
Democrats and Republicans alike agree that there’s been a serious spike in violent crime over the last couple of years — the highest in more than a decade. Biden deserves kudos for standing up to his party’s loud progressive wing and insisting on taking action before more Americans needlessly die. The White House’s fact sheet on Biden’s crime-fighting plan talks of “gun violence resulting from the pandemic,” “gun violence exacerbated by the pandemic” and “gun violence associated with the pandemic.” In fact, the homicide spike “actually began in 2019, prior to the pandemic,” noted the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice, a bipartisan panel assessing the pandemic’s effect on the justice system. More Americans believe violent crime is a “very big problem” than think the same about the coronavirus, a recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found. In fact, violent crime was respondents’ top concern, beating the economy and race relations.
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A new bipartisan bill proposed in Congress would require the Social Security Administration to once again mail annual statements to everyone ages 25 and over who have paid into the system. The bill, called the Know Your Social Security Act, was proposed on Thursday by Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate. The Social Security Administration since 2011 has only sent out paper statements on a limited basis. Those who still receive annual mailed paper statements include people who are ages 60 and up who are not receiving benefits and have not signed up for an online My Social Security account. Receiving the annual statements will help workers make sure their earnings record with the government agency is accurate.
Persons: John Larson, Conn, Vern Buchanan, Ron Wyden, Bill Cassidy, Larson Organizations: Social Security Administration, Security, Republicans, Democrats, Senate, Finance, Social Security Locations: R, Sens
Pelosi to Form Select Committee to Probe Jan. 6 Assault on U.S. Capitol
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Lindsay Wise | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said she will establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, after Senate Republicans blocked an earlier effort to establish a bipartisan independent commission. The committee will investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the attack and will make recommendations for the prevention of any future attacks, Mrs. Pelosi said. The speaker had signaled her intention to form a select committee earlier this week during a meeting with the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, according to people familiar with the matter. “This gleeful desecration of the Capitol resulted in multiple deaths, and physical harm to over 140 members of law enforcement and terror and trauma to staff, workers and members,” said Mrs. Pelosi at a press conference on Thursday. But in the Senate, Republicans blocked the legislation, which needed 60 votes to advance under the chamber’s longstanding filibuster rule.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, didn’t, , Mrs Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Capitol, Republicans, House Democratic, Capitol, Democrats, Senate Locations: Calif
But the Democrats whose districts were hit hardest by the SALT cap are offering a new argument. "The puzzle doesn’t get built if we don’t address the SALT deduction," he said. 'A SALT march, like Gandhi did'Some liberal Democrats are also leery of expanding the SALT deduction. "The SALT deduction cap threatens our ability to keep making those investments," she said. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said he represents middle class people "severely affected" by the SALT cap, who want relief.
Persons: Ed Kelly, Kelly, Tom Suozzi, Mikie Sherrill, Lauren Underwood, Sen, Bernie Sanders, nix, Suozzi, Sanders, Tom Malinowski, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Gandhi, Mark Pocan, Sherrill, Malinowski, Jamie Raskin, We've Organizations: WASHINGTON, House Democrats, Democrats, Liberals, Center, International Association of Firefighters, Rep, Democratic, NBC News, MSNBC, Capitol Locations: Northeast, New York, New Jersey, United States, D, Ky, America
Managing Joe Manchin: How Chuck Schumer Tries to Keep Democrats United
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Lindsay Wise | Eliza Collins | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York liberal, and Sen. Joe Manchin, the pivotal West Virginia centrist, have long been a prominent odd couple on Capitol Hill. But there are limits to what friendship can achieve in a Senate where each party has 50 seats and Vice President Kamala Harris has a tiebreaking vote. The interplay between the two men was on display when Mr. Schumer scheduled a vote to open debate on the Democrats’ sweeping elections bill. The bill itself was almost certain to fail, given it would require 60 votes—at least 10 from Republicans—to pass, and no Republican had signaled support. But Mr. Schumer wanted to proceed anyway to show that Democrats were united behind it and that its failure would be at Republican hands.
Persons: Chuck Schumer, Sen, Joe Manchin, Kamala Harris, Manchin, Donald Trump, Schumer, Organizations: West, Capitol, Democratic, Democratic Party, Biden, Democrats, Republican Locations: WASHINGTON, New York, West Virginia
New York Democrats Take a Stab at Reality
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Peggy Noonan | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.71   time to read: +2 min
In the Democratic primary, which took place Tuesday, the candidates for mayor reflected competing party realities. Former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia was the woman on the train working a hard job in the city, the kind of middle manager who keeps the whole place going. Andrew Yang was a good person, refreshing and unpredictable—refreshing because unpredictable—but he didn’t know the city in his gut. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, currently in first place by nearly 10 points, scrambled things up. Opposition to his candidacy had a constant undercurrent: He’s an old-time machine pol, a deal maker, corrupt, he doesn’t even live in New York.
Persons: Scott Stringer, Abe Beame, Kathryn Garcia, Manhattan, Andrew Yang, Maya Wiley, Eric Adams, doesn’t, Adams, Adams’s, Organizations: Democratic, New York City Police Department, NYPD Locations: New York, Brooklyn
The G-21 talks have focused on a $1.2 trillion, eight-year spending plan, with a mix of new and repurposed funding. “I’m hopeful we can get a positive response from the White House today,” he told CNBC in an interview. The two sides will meet at the White House at 11:45 a.m. EDT (1545 GMT), the White House said in a statement. STICKING POINTThe White House opened talks with the group after Biden broke off negotiations with Republican Senator Shelley Capito. The White House said her proposals had fallen short of meeting “the essential needs of our country”.
Persons: Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst, , Rob Portman, , Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Schumer, ” Schumer, Biden, Shelley Capito, Republicans chafed, we’re, Joe Manchin, Manchin, Kamala Harris Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, White, REUTERS, Democrats, Democratic, CNBC, White House, Biden, Democrat, Republicans, Congressional Locations: Washington , U.S
Biden gives green light to bipartisan infrastructure plan
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( David Morgan | Richard Cowan | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday embraced a bipartisan Senate deal to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure projects, building roads, bridges and highways and helping stimulate the economy. U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), following a bipartisan meeting with U.S. senators about the proposed framework for the infrastructure bill, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque“We have a deal,” Biden told reporters, flanked by Democratic and Republican senators who wrote the $1.2 trillion proposal, which came after months of White House negotiations with lawmakers. Democratic and Republican members of the group displayed high spirits, chuckling and smiling together at microphones in the driveway of the White House. Biden was due to speak further about the deal at the White House at 2 p.m.
Persons: Joe Biden, Rob Portman, Kevin Lamarque “, ” Biden, Republican Rob Portman, , Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Biden, Portman, McConnell, ” Portman, hasn’t, ” McConnell, , There’s, John Thune, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Schumer, ” Schumer, Pelosi, Republicans chafed, Lisa Murkowski, Thune Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, REUTERS, Democratic, Republican, Democrats, White House, Capitol, Biden, Democrat, Republicans, Congressional, Office Locations: Washington , U.S, White, Alaska
The second measure would be passed through a Senate maneuver called reconciliation here, which would allow it to take effect without Republican votes. “I expect that in the coming months this summer, before the fiscal year is over, that we will have voted on this (bipartisan) bill - the infrastructure bill - as well as voted on the budget resolution,” Biden told reporters at the White House. “It almost makes your head spin.”McConnell, Pelosi and Schumer have not been directly involved with the bipartisan infrastructure talks. Slideshow ( 6 images )RECONCILIATION REDUXPelosi said the House would vote on the bipartisan bill only after the Senate had also approved the additional reconciliation bill. Republicans chafed at his definition of infrastructure, which included fighting climate change and providing care for children and the elderly.
Persons: Joe Biden, , ” Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, I’m, Mitch McConnell, ” McConnell, Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, , Lindsey Graham, Biden, Donald Trump’s, ” Schumer, Republicans chafed, John Thune Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Republican, White, Internal Revenue Service, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Democratic, Republicans, Congressional, Office Locations: U.S, Washington
The bipartisan group of Senators negotiating an infrastructure package will head to the White House to meet with President Joe Biden on Thursday. The lawmakers appeared optimistic after closed-door meetings with White House officials Wednesday. “We’ve agreed to a framework on the entire package,” Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters Wednesday afternoon. White House officials also met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday. “I would call this a much sturdier framework,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said.
Persons: Joe Biden, “ We’ve, ” Sen, Mitt Romney, we’ve, , Sen, Rob Portman, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, ” Schumer, , Lawmakers, Mark Warner, Susan Collins, Biden Organizations: White, Republicans, Democrats, GOP, House, Democratic Locations: R, Utah, Ohio, Maine
Swedish PM Lofven still voters' favourite leader despite crisis
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks during a news conference after the no-confidence vote in the Swedish parliament, in Stockholm, Sweden June 21, 2021. TT News Agency/Andres Wiklund via REUTERSSTOCKHOLM, June 24 (Reuters) - Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Lofven is Swedish voter's most trusted leader, a poll showed on Thursday, despite a crisis that saw parliament pass a vote of no-confidence in him at the start of the week. The Novus poll showed 38% of Swedes have confidence in Lofven, ahead of his most likely rival for the post of prime minister, centre-right Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson, who was backed by 35% of voters. The Novus poll showed Lofven's support had risen 2% since March with Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson's falling 1%. Among the other gainers were Jimmie Akesson, head of the nationalist Sweden Democrats - the party which called the vote of no-confidence in Lofven - and Left Party leader Nooshi Dadgostar.
Persons: Stefan Lofven, Andres Wiklund, Ulf Kristersson, Lofven, Ulf Kristersson's, Jimmie Akesson, Nooshi Dadgostar, Nyamko Sabuni, Simon Johnson, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Sweden's, TT News Agency, REUTERS, Social Democrat, Moderate, Left Party, Liberal Party, Lofven, Sweden Democrats, Liberal, Thomson Locations: Swedish, Stockholm, Sweden, REUTERS STOCKHOLM, Lofven
Antitrust Overhaul Passes Its First Tests. Now, the Hard Parts.
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Cecilia Kang | David Mccabe | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill politicians have groused for years about the power and influence of the country’s largest tech companies. That started to change on Wednesday, when House lawmakers took their first votes on a suite of bills that are meant to weaken the dominance of Big Tech. The bills, six in all, would bulk up antitrust agencies, make it harder to acquire potential rivals, and prevent platforms from selling or promoting their own products to disadvantage competitors. The votes by members of the Judiciary Committee to advance some of the bills showed the growing bipartisan agreement for taking on the tech companies. A handful of Republicans joined the widespread support among Democrats for the bills.
Persons: Democrats — Organizations: Big Tech, Committee, Democrats Locations: WASHINGTON
The 19 euro zone nations follow the same monetary rules and share the same currency, but fiscal policies are still mostly decided at the national level. This is often a source of concern every time there's a crisis in the region, simply because it often takes the euro zone longer to coordinate a combined response. Berenberg analystsFor many years, Germany represented one of the most cautious euro members when it came to fiscal integration. But at the same time some countries and EU officials believed it was also the first big step toward more fiscal integration. "On the European level, all (German political) parties want to strengthen European integration — but in different ways.
Persons: Armin Laschet, Sean Gallup, Carsten Brzeski, Chancellor Angela Merkel's, Merkel, , Brzeski, Erik Jones, it's, Guntram Wolff, Bruegel Organizations: German Christian Democrats, Getty, ING, CDU, Green Party, CSU, European Commission, Johns Hopkins University, CNBC, European Union Locations: Germany, ING Germany, Eurasia
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
Initial jobless claims fell slightly to 411,000 last week, coming in above the median economist estimate. Jobless claims totaled an unadjusted 411,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The slight decline suggests the labor market's recovery may be stagnating as claims fail to return to their pandemic-era lows. Continuing claims, which track Americans receiving unemployment benefits, edged lower to 3.39 million for the week that ended June 12. The "matching function" of pairing job openings with eligible Americans may take some time and limit the speed of the economic recovery, Powell said.
Persons: haven't, Jerome Powell, mismatches, Powell Organizations: Service, Labor Department, Bloomberg, GOP, Democrats, Federal
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.
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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 result at the House Judiciary Committee markup of six sweeping antitrust bills was a display of odd alliances between Democrats and Republicans, while fractures showed within each side of the aisle. Several lawmakers made clear their support in the committee wouldn't hold if further reflection and changes weren't considered. All committee members agreed on the need for some types of reform to address the vast power of the tech platforms. Proponents of the bills like antitrust subcommittee Buck and Gaetz appealed directly to those concerns in their remarks on Wednesday. Republicans coalesced against Lofgren's proposal to add protection for platforms to remove objectionable content under Cicilline's anti-discrimination bill, however.
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Explainer: What are the main issues in Germany's federal election?
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Paul Carrel | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
read more Their main rivals are the ecologist Greens, followed by the left-leaning Social Democrats (SPD) and the business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP). The Greens, by contrast, favour a common European fiscal policy to support investment in the environment, research, infrastructure and education. The conservatives and Greens may have enough support to govern, but are at odds on a host of issues. A conservatives-Greens-FDP tie-up is also possible, though talks on such a coalition collapsed after the last election in 2017. If the conservatives win most votes, Laschet is likely to be chancellor - with either the Greens, or FDP, or both in support.
Persons: Hannibal Hanschke, Angela Merkel's, Merkel, Armin Laschet, Annalena Baerbock, Christian Lindner, Olaf Scholz, Frank, Walter Steinmeier, Laschet, Paul Carrel, Timothy Organizations: Germany's Bundestag, REUTERS, Greens, Social Democrats, Free Democrats, European Union, FDP, The Greens, SPD, WHO, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Germany's, Berlin, Germany, Europe, Europe's, North Rhine, Westphalia, Merkel's
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
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she would create a select committee to further investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, after Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan effort to form an independent commission of experts to look into the riot. “January 6th was a day of darkness for our country,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters. On Tuesday, Ms. Pelosi told top House Democrats that she planned to announce her decision on a select committee this week. lawmakers working to whitewash and downplay the riot, she has conceded that no longer seemed possible. Fewer than 10 Republicans — the amount needed to overcome a legislative filibuster — supported such an inquiry when it came to a vote in the Senate this month.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Ms, Pelosi, insurrectionists, Donald J, Trump, Biden’s, Organizations: Republicans, House Democrats, Republicans —
House to form select committee on Capitol invasion, Pelosi says
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Kevin Breuninger | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that her chamber will establish a select committee to investigate the deadly invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of former President Donald Trump's supporters. The select committee will investigate and report on the facts of the event and its causes, and will make recommendations on how to prevent similar attacks in the future, Pelosi said. Pelosi noted that she hoped a broader commission could still be formed to look into the invasion, saying she sees the House committee as a "complementary" panel, rather than as a replacement. "I'm hopeful that that could still happen at some point," Pelosi said of a Jan. 6 commission bill passing Congress. "That is what the select committee will be about, and that is about seeking and finding the truth," she said.
Persons: Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump's, Joe Biden's, Trump, Biden, John Katko, Bennie Thompson, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell Organizations: Capitol, Republicans, U.S, Senate, Democrats, Democratic, Republican Locations: Ky, America
Biden struck a deal on a $1 trillion infrastructure plan with the GOP on Thursday. "We have a deal," Biden told reporters outside the White House. It's expected to encompass hard infrastructure like roads and bridges. President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind a $1 trillion infrastructure deal negotiated by a centrist group of Republican and Democrats. "We have a deal," Biden said Thursday after an Oval Office meeting with a group of 10 senators.
Persons: Biden, It's, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi Organizations: GOP, Republican
Joe Manchin balked at the $6 trillion price-tag of an economic package proposed by Bernie Sanders. "I have a hard time swallowing that," he told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday. "I have a hard time swallowing that," he told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday. "We have to look at reconciliation," he told Insider in an interview Thursday on Capitol Hill. He told Insider he was open to permanently expanding the child tax credit.
Persons: Joe Manchin, Bernie Sanders, Sen, Sen Bernie Sanders, Mark Warner of Virginia, Biden, Manchin, Michael Bennet of Colorado Organizations: Capitol, Service, Democrats, West, West Virginia Democrat, White, eldercare Locations: West Virginia
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