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WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris, after weeks of pressure from her political opponents, will visit the U.S.-Mexico border Friday, as part of her role addressing the root causes of migration. "[Harris' trip to the border] is really about building on the work that she has been doing. Republicans criticized Harris' decision to visit El Paso rather than other parts of the state like, the Rio Grande Valley, which see significantly more border crossings. Although partisan politics are likely to hang over Harris' trip Friday, she will also be forced to confront major policy issues. Rohini Kosoglu, domestic policy adviser to the vice president and one of Harris' longest serving aides, said that Harris "has spent her career fighting for immigrants."
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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.
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A refresher: Hunter Biden came under intense scrutiny during the 2020 campaign over everything from his business dealings to his struggles with substance abuse. ": A bipartisan group of 21 senators and President Joe Biden reached a major breakthrough in negotiations for an infrastructure bill. "There ain't going to be an infrastructure bill unless we have the reconciliation bill passed by the United States Senate," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Biden, too, said of the infrastructure bill: "If this is the only thing that comes to me, I'm not signing it." "Big crowds in the Great State of Ohio this weekend for the Trump rally," Trump wrote in a Wednesday night statement about his planned Saturday rally outside Cleveland.
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Harris visits U.S.-Mexico border amid criticism from Republicans
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Nandita Bose | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. June 18, 2021. It will be Harris' first visit to the border since becoming vice president five months ago. "The Vice President's trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this year was about the root causes, and this border visit is about the effects," Harris' spokesperson, Symone Sanders, said. During the trip, Harris said she would visit the border in the near future but was focused on "tangible results" and "opposed to grand gestures." As such, they are unlikely to stop their criticism of Biden's policies, even if Harris visits the border.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, Harris, Donald Trump, Symone Sanders, Theresa Cardinal Brown, Alejandro Mayorkas, Dick Durbin, Texas Veronica Escobar, Nandita Bose, Ted Hesson, Kieran Murray, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: Clark Atlanta University, REUTERS, White, Reuters, Center, Department of Homeland Security, Democratic Representative, Thomson Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, U.S, Mexico, El Paso , Texas, Central America, Guatemala, California, United States, Washington, El Paso, Texas
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.
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A local education official in New Jersey apologized Wednesday after calling Vice President Kamala Harris a "street walker" in a Facebook comment. “This was an offensive comment which does not reflect who I am in both my private and public lives,” he wrote to NBC New York. I would ask each of you to be receptive of my public apology and sincere regret for this injurious comment.”Linden school board member Gregory R. Martucci has apologized after he labelled Vice-President Harris a "street walker". Linden Schools Superintendent Marnie Hazelton also responded Wednesday in an emailed statement to NJ Advance Media. “The Linden Board of Education is currently reviewing and addressing this matter,” Hazelton said.
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CHICAGO — Doug Emhoff said in his first one-on-one interview as second gentleman that Vice President Kamala Harris has likely been treated differently because she is a woman of color and defended Harris from Republican criticism on her role addressing the root causes of migration. Emhoff shrugged off suggestions that Harris' decision to go to the border now was motivated in part by the former president. "I'm only in this role because the country elected the first woman vice president and that happens to be my wife, Kamala Harris. "Kamala Harris has had a long history with the Jewish community, not just because she married me. As for whether he and Harris have discussed a second presidential run, Emhoff said they are "not talking about that."
Persons: Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris, Harris, Emhoff, NBC's Lester Holt, Donald Trump, I'm, I've, We've Organizations: CHICAGO, NBC, White House, Republicans, U.S . Naval Observatory, Georgetown University Law Center, Secret Service Locations: U.S, Mexico, Chicago, Los Angeles
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
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will meet with a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday to discuss their proposed framework for an infrastructure bill as he looks to push a large-scale spending package through Congress despite Republican opposition. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/FilesMembers of the group of 21 senators, or “G-21,” announced an agreement on a framework on Wednesday after a meeting with White House officials. The G-21 talks have focused on a $1.2 trillion, eight-year spending plan, with a mix of new and repurposed funding. The White House opened talks with the group after the Democratic president broke off negotiations with Republican Senator Shelley Capito. That measure would be brought up under special Senate rules for budget bills that would allow it to pass without any Republican support.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst, , Shelley Capito, ” Biden, Republicans chafed, , we’re, Joe Manchin, Biden, Manchin, Kamala Harris Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, U.S, White, REUTERS, Biden, Democratic, Republicans Locations: Washington , U.S
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
The White House said Wednesday that Harris would visit the US-Mexico border on June 25. Trump announced last week that he would visit the border on June 30 with Texas Gov. Former President Donald Trump has said that Vice President Kamala Harris is only now visiting the US-Mexico border because he was about to get there ahead of her. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Wednesday that Harris would travel to the southern border this Friday. A US Customs and Border Protection agent stands guard on the US side of the US-Mexico border fence.
Persons: Harris, Trump, Greg Abbott, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Jen Psaki, Abbott, they've, Biden, Joe Biden, Lester Holt, hadn't, PEDRO PARDO Organizations: Texas Gov, White House Press, Politico, 12, Republicans, NBC News, Customs, Border, Getty Images, Republican Locations: Mexico, Europe, Guatemala, Texas
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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Biden heads to North Carolina to tout vaccines as U.S. injections slow
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Jarrett Renshaw | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Carlos BarriaWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden heads to North Carolina on Thursday to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as the rate of inoculations slows despite a nationwide effort to get shots in arms to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have reached Biden’s goal, but the country as a whole and several other states continue to lag, including North Carolina. Only 55% of the southern state's adult population has had at least one shot despite a slew of incentives, including a $1 million lottery, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The trip to North Carolina, Biden's first since he took office in January, is one of a series of COVID-related events on Thursday, including a press call by Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and U.S. First Lady Jill Biden and Fauci are in Florida to visit vaccine sites, including a drive-through site and one at a hockey arena.
Persons: Joe Biden, Carlos Barria WASHINGTON, Anthony Fauci, Biden, Biden's, Douglas Emhoff, Vivek Murthy, Lady Jill Biden, Fauci, Kamala Harris, Jarrett Renshaw, Heather Timmons, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: White, REUTERS, District of Columbia, North Carolina Department of Health, Human Services, Green, Community, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, North Carolina, U.S, Northeast Raleigh, Florida
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is in the later stages of planning how to phase out a Trump-era public health rule that has allowed border agents to rapidly turn away most migrants who have arrived at the southern border during the pandemic, according to two administration officials. It is possible that in the coming weeks, border officials could start allowing migrant families back into the country, with an eye toward lifting the rule for single adults this summer. Since the beginning of the pandemic, border agents have turned away migrants nearly 850,000 times under the public health rule, known as Title 42, which immigration and human rights advocates call unnecessary and cruel, particularly for those seeking asylum. Migrant families have been turned away more than 80,000 times since the rule was put in place in March 2020, according to government data. An agency spokeswoman referred questions about the rule to the White House.
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REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the El Paso, Texas, central processing center, which is a U.S. Customs & Border Protection Facility, and meet migrants during her visit to the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday, spokesperson Symone Sanders said. This will be the first time Harris will visit the border since becoming the vice president and taking a lead role in immigration issues. Sanders said the vice president's trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this year was about addressing the root causes, and "the border visit tomorrow is about the effects." Harris, who visited the U.S.-Mexico border many times as a senator and attorney general from California, was assailed by Republicans when she visited Mexico and Guatemala this month. The trip to El Paso, which was announced a day earlier, appeared to be a result of increasing pressure on her to make the high-profile trip.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Evelyn Hockstein WASHINGTON, Symone Sanders, Harris, Sanders, Nandita Bose, Jeff Mason, Chris Reese Organizations: South, REUTERS, El, U.S . Customs, Border Protection, Central America, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, El Paso , Texas, U.S, Mexico, Guatemala, California, El Paso, Washington
In 1980, Senate Republicans won a majority for the first time in 26 years, breaking the Democrats’ hammerlock on the chamber. After Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked consideration of marquee voting rights legislation, Democrats are closer than ever to ending the filibuster. The eagerness of many Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster reflects a case of epic legislative amnesia about the rule’s double-edged nature. Senate Democrats in 2019 used it to block construction of Trump’s border wall. Senate Democrats only feel differently now because they hold the majority and are frustrated by being on the other side of the coin.
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WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris is planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday, the White House said Wednesday. After being tasked with addressing the root causes of immigration, Harris faced criticism from Republicans that she should visit the southern border and see conditions for herself. During Harris’ trip abroad earlier this month, she was asked repeatedly by journalists when she would make the trip. Former President Donald Trump is set to visit the southern border next week with a group of House Republican lawmakers who have been critical of Harris. “Listen, I care about what's happening on the border,” Harris told NBC Nightly News anchor Lestor Holt in an interview earlier this month in Guatemala.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress and at the White House nudged Republicans on Wednesday to join them in forging an agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan. Two senior Democrats said they expected Wednesday’s meetings to yield results in negotiations that began after Biden rejected a Republican infrastructure proposal just over two weeks ago. The White House team includes Biden’s legislative director Louisa Terrell and Steve Ricchetti, counselor to the president. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is working up a far more ambitious infrastructure blueprint of $6 trillion. That maneuver would require all 48 Democrats and the two independents that caucus with them to agree.
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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
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sought agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan by the end of business on Thursday, with President Joe Biden awaiting final numbers and multiple meetings with White House officials on the agenda. Although not taking part directly, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, in an interview with Fox News Radio, called the talks “constructive” but said it was “too early to say” whether a deal would emerge. The White House turned its attention to the group of 21 senators after Biden rejected a Republican infrastructure proposal just over two weeks ago. Asked how he felt about the bipartisan infrastructure plan, Biden told reporters: “I’ll tell you that when I get the final numbers tonight.”A sticking point is how to pay for it. 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.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jon Tester, Joe Manchin, , Biden, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, , Obama, Todd Young, Bernie Sanders, Schumer, Kamala Harris Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, Democratic, Democrat, Republican, Fox News Radio, Republicans, Senate, Reuters
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
Kamala Harris to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border on Friday
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Tarini Parti | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to visit the southern border on Friday, according to a person familiar with her plans. Ms. Harris said in Mexico City earlier this month that she would visit the border, after Republicans criticized her for not traveling to the region amid a surge in migrants seeking to enter the U.S. Her trip will occur days before former President Donald Trump and a group of House Republicans are set to visit the area. Related Video Border cities like Brownsville, Texas, are seeing their resources stretched as they work to manage the growing number of migrant families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Photo: Verónica G. Cárdenas Write to Tarini Parti at Tarini.Parti@wsj.comCopyright ©2020 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Republicans used the filibuster to block progress of Democrats' major voting rights bill. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez criticized the rule, saying it gives a small group of senators too much power. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized filibuster rules after Senate Republicans blocked the a bill proposed by Democrats to expand voting rights. "Call me radical, but I do not believe a minority of Senators should be able to block voting rights for millions of people," she said on Twitter on Tuesday. Republicans used the filibuster to block debate on the bill.
Persons: Cortez, Alexandria Ocasio, Kamala Harris Organizations: Republicans, Democrats, Twitter, Democratic Senators Locations: Alexandria
Kamala Harris to visit U.S.-Mexico border on Friday for first time as VP
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Kevin Breuninger | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.57   time to read: 1 min
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attends an infrastructure event addressing high speed internet in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building's South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, June 3, 2021. Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit the United States' southern border with Mexico on Friday, nearly three months after President Joe Biden put her in charge of curbing the flow of migrant arrivals. Republicans have hammered Harris and Biden for refusing to visit the border in person during the first months of their administration amid a rise in migrants arriving there. Harris is expected to go to El Paso, Texas, a source familiar with her plans told NBC News on Wednesday.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Harris, Biden Organizations: White, NBC News Locations: Washington, United States, Mexico, El Paso , Texas
Kamala Harris will travel to the US-Mexico border on Friday, per report
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Oma Seddiq | ) www.businessinsider.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
Kamala Harris will travel to the US-Mexico border on Friday, The Washington Post reported. Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to the US-Mexico border on Friday, according to a Washington Post report on Wednesday. Harris will visit the border with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, two sources familiar with the trip told The Post. President Joe Biden tapped Harris in March as the administration's point-person on immigration affairs while the border saw a rapid uptick in migrants. The Biden administration has warned prospective migrants not to travel to the US-Mexico border.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Alejandro Mayorkas, Harris, Biden, Joe Biden Organizations: Washington Post, Post, Republicans, Department of Homeland Locations: Mexico, Guatemala
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