Top related persons:
Top related locs:
Top related orgs:

Search resuls for: "Lawmakers"


25 mentions found


Two former lawmakers from the left and the right on Biden's economic agenda
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.87   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTwo former lawmakers from the left and the right on Biden's economic agendaDonna Edwards, former U.S. congresswoman from Maryland, and Eric Cantor, vice chair of Moelis & Co. and former House Majority Leader, joined "Squawk Box" on Wednesday to discuss the Biden-Harris economic agenda.
Persons: Donna Edwards, Eric Cantor, Harris Organizations: Biden Locations: U.S, Maryland
Yellen to tell lawmakers 'act big' on coronavirus relief
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, urged lawmakers on Tuesday to “act big” on the next coronavirus relief package, adding that the benefits outweigh the costs of a higher debt burden. I believe they’ll pass it, we’ll see another big package and that’s a short-term positive but a long-term negative. Yellen will reportedly stress the need to “act big” and take advantage of low borrowing rates to address what many view as a K-shaped recovery. “Reports suggest that if asked, Yellen will disavow a weak dollar policy whilst affirming commitment to a market-determined exchange rate. Press comment suggests Janet Yellen intends to argue that the US should ‘go big’ on fiscal easing.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s, Joe Biden's, Anna Moneymaker, Biden, JACK ABLIN, there’s, I’m, “ I’m, She’s, , she’ll, ” PETER CARDILLO, Yellen, Trump, STEVE ENGLANDER, ” EDWARD MOYA, Trump’s Organizations: YORK, Treasury, REUTERS, Banking, U.S, CHICAGO, Biden, WIN, United, NEW, Fed, SOCIETE GENERALE, ECB Locations: U.S, Washington , U.S, United States, Yellen’s, COVID
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, will urge lawmakers on Tuesday to “act big” on the next coronavirus relief package, adding that the benefits outweigh the costs of a higher debt burden. FILE PHOTO: Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be treasury secretary, speaks as Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his economic policy team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 1, 2020. “Neither the president-elect, nor I, propose this relief package without an appreciation for the country’s debt burden. A spokeswoman for departing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who steps down on Wednesday, could not immediately be reached for comment. Treasury Secretaries have previously affirmed their commitment to a market-determined exchange rate and some in recent years have said that a strong dollar is in U.S. interests.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s, Joe Biden's, Biden, Leah Millis, Yellen, ” Biden, , , George Schultz, Jack Lew, Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump Organizations: WASHINGTON, Treasury, REUTERS, Federal Reserve, Senate Finance, Reuters, Department of Locations: U.S, Wilmington , Delaware
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, urged lawmakers on Tuesday to “act big” on the next coronavirus relief package, adding that the benefits outweigh the costs of a higher debt burden. “Neither the president-elect, nor I, propose this relief package without an appreciation for the country’s debt burden. But right now, with interest rates at historic lows, the smartest thing we can do is act big,” Yellen, a former Federal Reserve chair, told the Senate Finance Committee. A spokeswoman for departing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who steps down on Wednesday, could not immediately be reached for comment. She also said that she believed some, but not all, of the signature 2017 tax reform act should be repealed.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s, Yellen, ” Biden, , , George Schultz, Jack Lew, Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump, Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Senate Finance, Department of Locations: U.S, United States, China
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, urged lawmakers on Tuesday to “act big” on the next coronavirus relief package, adding that the benefits outweigh the costs of a higher debt burden. Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of the Treasury, participates remotely in a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., January 19th, 2021. Targeting relief to people in the greatest need, and to small businesses, will create “a great deal of spending per dollar spent, they’ll create jobs throughout the economy,” Yellen said. “Neither the president-elect, nor I, propose this relief package without an appreciation for the country’s debt burden. A spokeswoman for departing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who steps down on Wednesday, could not immediately be reached for comment.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s, Joe Biden's, Anna Moneymaker, REUTERS Yellen, ” Biden, Yellen, ” Yellen, , Biden’s, George Schultz, Jack Lew, , Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump, Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, Treasury, REUTERS, SNAP, Federal Reserve, Senate Finance, Department of Locations: U.S, Washington , U.S, United States, China
QUOTES-Yellen to tell lawmakers "act big" on coronavirus relief
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Treasury Department, will tell the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the government must “act big” with its next coronavirus relief package. The plan calls for bold investment to jump-start the economy and accelerate the distribution of vaccines to bring the virus under control. U.S. stock futures were up ahead of Yellen’s presentation, pointing to a higher open on Wall Street. The U.S. dollar index was off and U.S. 10-year Treasury note yields were about 1 basis point above where they closed on Friday. Press comment suggests Janet Yellen intends to argue that the US should ‘go big’ on fiscal easing.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s, Biden, STEVE ENGLANDER, ” EDWARD MOYA, Trump’s, I’m Organizations: YORK, Treasury Department, U.S, NEW, Treasury, Fed, SOCIETE GENERALE, ECB Locations: U.S, Yellen’s, COVID
QUOTES 3-Yellen to tell lawmakers "act big" on coronavirus relief
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, urged lawmakers on Tuesday to “act big” on the next coronavirus relief package, adding that the benefits outweigh the costs of a higher debt burden. Yellen’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee came one day before Biden is to be sworn into office, having last week outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal. I believe they’ll pass it, we’ll see another big package and that’s a short-term positive but a long-term negative. Yellen will reportedly stress the need to “act big” and take advantage of low borrowing rates to address what many view as a K-shaped recovery. Press comment suggests Janet Yellen intends to argue that the US should ‘go big’ on fiscal easing.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s, Biden, JACK ABLIN, there’s, I’m, “ I’m, She’s, , she’ll, ” PETER CARDILLO, Yellen, Trump, STEVE ENGLANDER, ” EDWARD MOYA, Trump’s Organizations: YORK, Treasury, Banking, U.S, CHICAGO, Biden, WIN, United, NEW, Fed, SOCIETE GENERALE, ECB Locations: U.S, United States, Yellen’s, COVID
"The pandemic has caused widespread devastation," Yellen says in her testimony. Yellen, the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, has the credentials required by the crisis, the former officials said. The former Treasury secretaries pointed out that Yellen was previously confirmed by the Senate, most recently in 2014. "It is hard to imagine a better prepared nominee to meet this great moment of need than Dr. Yellen," they wrote. "Any delay in confirming Dr. Yellen will only allow concern and confusion to grow among our allies," the letter said.
Persons: Yellen, Biden, Donald Trump, Hank Paulson, John Snow, Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, James Baker, George Shultz, Tim Geithner, Jacob Lew, Yellen's, Phil Mattingly, Matt Egan Organizations: CNN, Wednesday, Lawmakers, Treasury, Republicans, Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, Senate Locations: United States
Oracle's PAC will "pause contributions to anyone who voted against certifying" the 2020 election. Oracle's political action committee on Sunday announced on Twitter plans to "pause contributions to anyone who voted against certifying the November 2020 election results." The PAC is run by a steering committee made up of Oracle employees who are contributors. For example, if an employee donates $200 to the Oracle PAC, Oracle will match $200 to, say, the Boys' and Girls' Club. Are you an Oracle employee or do you have insight to share?
Persons: Recode's Teddy Schleifer, Joe Biden, Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, Donald Trump's, Ellison, Safra, Larry, Ashley Stewart Organizations: Oracle, Sunday, Twitter, Oracle's PAC, Microsoft, Capitol, Oracle PAC, Boys, Girls '
Racial justice activists have warned that facial recognition can perpetuate discriminatory policing and constant tracking could become the norm. Miami police submitted 13 possible names from searches it ran using software from Clearview AI, Assistant Chief Armando Aguilar told Reuters. He doublechecked likely hits using facial recognition from Microsoft Corp’s Azure cloud computing service, he said. Facial recognition previously helped Sheldon unmask mercenaries involved in an attack in Syria as part of research into global conflicts and disinformation. For the Capitol investigation, the technology enabled him to quickly find assailants on social media and study their motivation.
Persons: Donald Trump, Shannon Stapleton, It’s, , Michael Sheldon, Sheldon, Ed Markey, “ We’ve, ” Markey, Chris Evans, Pramila Jayapal, Armando Aguilar, Larry Brock, Brock Organizations: OAKLAND, Trump, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Congress, REUTERS, Atlantic, Forensic Research, FBI, Miami, Reuters, Microsoft, Prosecutors, Yorker Locations: Calif, Washington , U.S, Syria
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File PhotoMUMBAI (Reuters) - A local official from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party on Sunday registered a police complaint against an Amazon Prime web series alleging it insults Hindu gods and goddesses, and threatened to launch a protest at the company’s office in Mumbai. He called on the ministry to immediately form an authority to regulate streaming platforms, and in the meantime called for a ban on the series. India late last year brought streaming platforms under the oversight of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and said it plans to regulate their content. Reuters partner ANI reported on Sunday that the ministry had summoned Amazon Prime Video officials in connection with the controversy.
Persons: Abhishek, Ram Kadam, , Manoj Kotak, Prakash Javadekar, Tandav “ Organizations: Amazon, Amazon.com, Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP, Broadcasting, and Broadcasting Ministry, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney Locations: Bengaluru, India, MUMBAI, Mumbai, Maharashtra
ET Presidential Transition Live Updates: Biden Pushes Forward With Agenda as Anxiety Hangs Over Washington The president-elect announced a series of executive actions for his first 10 days in office. On his first day in office alone, Mr. Biden intends a flurry of executive orders that will be partly substantive and partly symbolic. Michael D. Shear andAdvertisement Continue reading the main storyLoews Hotels says it won’t host a fund-raiser with Senator Josh Hawley. Ms. Harris chose Justice Sotomayor for the task, according to a Harris aide who was confirming a report by ABC News. The vice president-elect and Justice Sotomayor have a shared background as former prosecutors.
Persons: Josh Hawley, Biden, Joseph R, Amr Alfiky, Biden’s, Trump’s, Ron Klain, Michael D, Win Mcnamee, Hawley, Mr, , Simon, Schuster, , Morgan Stanley, Marriott, Dow, ” Sonia Sotomayor, Kamala Harris, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Doug Mills, Sonia Sotomayor, Harris, Justice Sotomayor, ” Ms, ” Justice Sotomayor, Erin Schaff Organizations: Biden, ., New York Times WASHINGTON, Capitol, Senate, White, The New York Times, Loews, Getty, Mr, Orlando, Republicans, Twitter, Loews Hotels, Big Tech, Electoral, , New York Times, ABC News, Citizens United, Intelligence, Trump, The New York Times Congressional, Democratic, Homeland Security, of Intelligence, National Counterterrorism Center, National Intelligence, Judiciary, ” Lawmakers Locations: Wilmington, Del, Paris, Missouri, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Orlando, Fla, United States, Canada
Tom Wolf has assigned 450 members of the state’s National Guard to protect the Pennsylvania Capitol. A day prior to the riot in the Capitol, Pennsylvania Republicans refused to seat state Sen. Jim Brewster, a Democrat who won a tight race in the western part of the state by 69 votes. Mastriano and Perry, both Republicans, are two Pennsylvania lawmakers who pushed election fraud conspiracy theories in their state at two levels of government. Fetterman and other Democrats lay much of the responsibility for the perpetuation of the election falsehoods in Pennsylvania at the feet of Perry, Mastriano and state Republicans. Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends a hearing of the Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee, in Gettysburg, Pa. on Nov. 25, 2020.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Scott Perry, Sen, Doug Mastriano —, Joe Biden’s, Tom Wolf, , Wolf, Jack Thomas Tomarchio, Bush, , , Jim Brewster, Gov, John Fetterman, Brewster, Jan, Mark Makela, Fetterman, Perry, Mastriano, Mark Kauzlarich, could’ve, ” Fetterman, Doug Mastriano, Julio Cortez Organizations: Trump, Washington , D.C, state’s National Guard, Pennsylvania Capitol, National Guard, Pennsylvania —, Pennsylvania Democrats, Republican, Pennsylvania Republicans, Democrat, Gov, Democrats, Supreme, ” Republicans, Harrisburg Republicans, GOP, Army, Army War College, Pennsylvania National Guard, Pennsylvania Commonwealth, White, Capitol, Franklin, Pennsylvania, Media Matters, America, NPR, Facebook, Freedom, Operations Locations: Pennsylvania, Washington ,, Washington, Capitol, Brewster, Harrisburg, Pa, Gettysburg, Mastriano, Chambersburg
President-elect Joe Biden on Friday excoriated Republicans who refused to wear masks while huddled with other lawmakers during the Capitol riots, saying they needed "to grow up." "Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear masks while they were in secure locations," he said. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday excoriated Republicans who refused to wear masks while huddled with other lawmakers during the Capitol riots, saying they needed "to grow up." "Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear masks while they were in secure locations." "For God's sake, wear a mask if not for yourself but for your loved ones — for your country," he said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Pramila, Brad Schneider, Biden, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Blunt, Mitch McConnell, Illinois, Watson Coleman, Nancy Pelosi Organizations: Capitol, Democratic House, Republicans, Illinois, Capitol Police, Johns Hopkins University Locations: New Jersey, Washington, Delaware, California
The pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has also reportedly decided to also suspend contributions to those lawmakers for six months. Some corporations are choosing to suspend all political donations instead of to just the senators and representatives who objected to Biden's certification. Pfizer will also reportedly suspend political contributions to the 147 lawmakers who moved to object to Biden's Electoral College victory. Some companies, like Microsoft and Facebook, have paused all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats. The American Bankers Association, the second-biggest PAC donor to the 147 senators and representatives, is one organization that told Insider it is pausing political donations.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Walgreens, Jack Dorsey's, Judd Legum, Stat, Insider's Grace Dean, hasn't Organizations: Walgreens, Republican, Pfizer, Amazon, Marriott, Trump, Capitol, GOP, Electoral, Twitter, Pfizer isn't, Shield Association, American Hospital Association, Walmart, Microsoft, Facebook, Republicans, Democrats, The American Bankers Association, Comcast Locations: America
ET Live Updates: Amid Fears of Inauguration Violence, Man With Gun and ‘Unauthorized’ Credential Is Arrested in Washington The man’s father said he was working as a security guard at the Capitol. Mr. Biden has resisted calls to move the inauguration ceremony indoors for the sake of safety. Without specifically mentioning Mr. Trump, Mr. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris drew an implicit contrast with his administration’s dismissive attitude toward expert opinion. Mr. Biden also said that Dr. Francis S. Collins would remain as the director of the National Institutes of Health. “Go have fun with the press,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Bolton, who claimed he purposefully made visible what appeared to be “confidential” notes.
Persons: Joe Biden, Sonia Sotomayor, Kamala Harris, Stefani Reynolds, Wesley A, Beeler’s, Paul Beeler, Wesley Beeler, Trump’s, Joseph R, Biden, Beeler, Roger Dupont, “ nongovernment, , , Nicholas Bogel, Trump, Anna Moneymaker, , Amr Alfiky, Biden’s, Ron Klain, Michael D, Shear, Harris, ’ Biden, it’s, It’s, we’ve, Mr, Eric S, Lander, Ms, Dr, Lander’s, Alondra Nelson, Frances H, Arnold, Maria Zuber, Francis S, Collins, Brian P, McKeon, Bonnie Jenkins, Jenkins, Uzra Zeya, Wendy Sherman, Victoria Nuland, Sherman, Nuland, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Doug Mills, Justice Sotomayor, ” Ms, ” Justice Sotomayor, Tim Gionet, Shannon Stapleton, Anthime Joseph Gionet, livestreaming, Gionet, livestreamed, ” Mr, Justice Department’s, Nicole Miller, Lisa Marie Eisenhart, Eric Gavelek Munchel, Jack Jesse Griffith, Emily Hernandez, Nancy Pelosi’s, Hernandez, tipster, Jenna Ryan, Jim Wilson, , Tammy Duckworth of, Richard Blumenthal of, Sherrod Brown of, Mark Zuckerberg, Will Castleberry, Erin Schaff, Mike Lindell, Drew Angerer, Lindell, Ben Carson, Kash Patel, C.I.A, I’ve, Jesus, Donald Trump, John R, Bolton, James Murdoch, ’ James Murdoch, Matt Winkelmeyer, Fair James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, Murdoch, Fox News —, Donald Trump’s, Fani Willis, David Worley, Jeff DiSantis, Michael J, Moore, undertone, Richard Fausset, Liz Cheney, Mitch McConnell, Adam Kinzinger of, Alexander Burns, Jason Andrew, Ruby, Bundy, ” Neil MacFarquhar, Jack Healy, Mike Baker Organizations: Capitol, White House, Facebook, Capitol Police, ., The New York Times, U.S . Capitol Police, National Guard, Columbia, , Glock, city’s Metropolitan Police Department, Burroughs, Pew Research, Pew, Air Force, New York Times WASHINGTON, Senate, White, House, that’s, It’s, . Credit, New York Times, Office of Science, Technology, Queen Theater, Genome, Institute for, Advisers, Science, NASA, National Institutes of Health, Biden, State Department, Mr, Victoria, ABC News, Citizens United, Twitter, YouTube, Trump, Justice, “ Patriots, Saturday, ITV News, New York Times Facebook, Buzzfeed, Tech, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, D.C, . Intelligence, The New York Times Congressional, Democratic, Homeland Security, of Intelligence, National Counterterrorism Center, National Intelligence, Intelligence, Judiciary, ” Lawmakers, Wing, Fox News, Housing, Urban, Defense Department, Liberty University, Office, Bolton, Fair, Financial, Fox, New York Times Prosecutors, United, Middle, Middle District of, Republican, Trump loyalists, Republicans, Waco, Locations: Washington, U.S, Virginia, Va, city’s, Florida, Wilmington, Del, Paris, that’s America, President’s, Alaska, Houston, Tennessee, Britain, Frisco , Texas, , Menlo Park, Calif, Credit, Gab ., United States, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Massachusetts , New Jersey , Illinois, America, Trumpworld, Lynchburg, Colombia, Beverly Hills, Georgia, Fulton, Fulton County, Atlanta, Middle District, Middle District of Georgia, Wyoming, Arizona, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Oregon
Montana Republican targets transgender youth with 2 new bills
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Dan Avery | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
A Republican lawmaker in Montana has introduced a pair of bills targeting transgender youth. Montana State LegislatureFuller told Montana Public Radio that, as a former women’s soccer coach, he believes allowing transgender girls to play on women’s teams is unfair. Readings for both Montana bills were rescheduled from Wednesday to Jan. 20 to allow for public comment. Republicans, who currently control both chambers of the Montana state Legislature, will have until April to pass the measure this legislative session. “Make no mistake: these bills target and attack trans youth and will cause them serious and lasting harm,” ACLU of Montana Executive Director Caitlin Borgmann said in a statement.
Persons: Bill, John Fuller, Fuller, they’ve, , , Chase Strangio, ” Strangio, There’s, Juniper Eastwood, Breitbart, Strangio, They’re, Brad Little, Lindsay Hecox, Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe, Candace Parker —, ” King, Montana’s, Caitlin Borgmann, Bozeman, Pete Strom Organizations: Rep, “ Athletic, . Montana Rep, Montana Public, Helena Independent, Youth Health Protection, NBC News, American Civil Liberties Union, , NCAA, University of Montana, Division, Fox News, Alliance Defending, Heritage Foundation, ACLU, Lawmakers, Republican Gov, Boise State University, U.S, Circuit, Montana, Forbes, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Montana, Whitefish, North Carolina’s, Texas, Michigan, Alabama , Indiana , New Hampshire , Mississippi , Missouri, Utah, Alabama, Georgia , Idaho , Indiana , Kentucky , Missouri, Montana , New Hampshire , North Dakota , Oklahoma , Tennessee, Washington, North, North Carolina, “ Montana
FILE PHOTO: Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 12, 2021. The acting attorney for Washington and FBI provided an update on criminal charges related to the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol. Sarah Silbiger/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Justice Department official on Friday said there is currently no direct evidence of efforts to capture or assassinate lawmakers in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. “We don’t have any direct evidence of kill capture teams,” said Michael Sherwin, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, in a press conference with reporters.
Persons: Michael Sherwin, Sarah Silbiger, Organizations: District of Columbia, U.S . Department of Justice, Washington , D.C, FBI, U.S . Capitol, WASHINGTON, U.S . Justice Locations: Washington ,, Washington, U.S
Jovita Carranza, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, testifies at a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing on June 10, 2020 in Washington. Applications for a second grant — a Targeted EIDL Advance — will become available in coming days, Clements said. Hard-hit entrepreneurs may be frustrated by the inability to draw a second EIDL loan. Revenue among small businesses fell by nearly a third and 30% of small businesses shuttered last year, according to Opportunity Insights. PPP loansPPP applicants can get a maximum loan of $2 million in the second funding round.
Persons: Jovita Carranza, Al Drago, Clements, OLIVIER DOULIERY, Joe Biden, De Agostini, Brooke Lively, Grant Organizations: U.S . Small Business Administration, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Lawmakers, AFP, Getty, American, Cathedral Capital, New Locations: Washington
Capitol Police said Friday that they are investigating allegations by Democratic members of Congress that Republican lawmakers gave tours of the Capitol to supporters of President Donald Trump a day before a pro-Trump mob rioted there. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J. had said Tuesday that on Jan. 5 she saw "members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol ... a reconnaissance for the next day." Sherrill vowed to hold accountable "those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd, those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy." Five people died during the riot, including a Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, who was killed by members of the mob. The riot interrupted the confirmation by a joint session of Congress of Biden's win in the Electoral College.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mikie Sherrill, Sherrill, Eva Malecki, Mike Pence, Trump, Brian Sicknick, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Joe Biden's, Eric Swalwell, Pete Sessions, Sessions Organizations: U.S, Trump, Capitol, Capitol Police, Democratic, Republican, NBC, rampaged, California Democrat, Sessions, Biden's, Electoral College, Republicans Locations: Washington , U.S, D, California, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania
ET Live Updates: Police Investigating Whether Lawmakers Gave Mob Members Tour of Capitol Before Riot The Capitol Police are looking into whether members of Congress inappropriately gave visitors access to the Capitol ahead of last week’s assault. That means the trial will not effectively start until after Mr. Biden is sworn in on Wednesday, officials involved in the planning said. The latter option may be more appealing to Mr. Biden, but it could undercut Democrats’ argument that Congress must move urgently to impeach and try Mr. Trump. Speaking from Delaware on Thursday to introduce his sweeping economic plan, Mr. Biden urged lawmakers to come together and pass additional relief. Mr. Trump immediately seized on the investigation, using it as evidence to his false and discredited theories of widespread voter fraud.
Persons: Mike Pence, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Josh Hawley, Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi, Anna Moneymaker, Russel L, Trump’s, Joseph R, Biden, , , Mikie Sherrill, Eva Malecki, ” Ms, Malecki, Ms, Honoré, Washington, sluggishly, Luke Broadwater, Harris, Trump, Jason Andrew, President Trump, Pence, Karen, Doug Emhoff, Joint Base Andrews, Jonathan Martin, you’ll, there’s, Russel Honoré, Auschwitz ” sweatshirt, Mr, Biden’s, Mitch McConnell, Liz Cheney, Cheney, ” Emily Cochrane, Nicholas Fandos, Amr Alfiky, , Michael T, Osterholm, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Government watchdogs, Michael E, Horowitz, Katie Benner, Stefani Reynolds, Claire McCaskill, Hawley, abet, JOSH, Hawley’s, Simon, Schuster, Ted Cruz, Cruz, “ Josh Hawley, , Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Brett M, Kavanaugh, Sara Gideon, Collins, Bridget Bowers, Jim Wilson, ” Mr, Christopher A, Wray, Gavin Newsom, they’d, Jim Tankersley, Deanne Criswell, Criswell, Benjamin Norman, Biden Jr, Obama, David S, Cohen, Anita Dunn, Barack Obama’s, Dunn, Tom Daschle, Shalanda Young, Jason Miller, Janet McCabe, Robert Nickelsberg, Bruce D, David J, Freed, William P, Barr, Kathy Boockvar, I’m, ” “, Whitmer, Emily Elconin, Gretchen Whitmer, Joe Gasper, Tim Waters, Friday, Jacob Anthony Chansley, Erin Schaff, Jake Angeli, Chansley, Prosecutors, “ I’ll, Rendall Brock Jr, Brock, Hailey Fuchs Organizations: of Capitol, Capitol Police, Capitol, The Capitol Police, Trump, Washington . Credit, The New York Times, Army, Secret Service, New, New Jersey Democrat, Navy, National Park Service, White, National Guard, ., House, Joint Base, Electoral, Readying, Senate, The New York, Auschwitz, Republican, Republicans, Video U.S, Credit, New York Times WASHINGTON, Biden, for Disease Control, Infectious Disease, University of Minnesota, New York Times, Government, Justice Department, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the, Justice, Mr, U.S . Capitol, Office, National Parks Service, Electoral College, Lincoln, Arlington National Cemetery, Metro, Democratic, Democrat, “ Senators, U.S, PAC, Politico, Supreme, Washington, Moderna, Fairgrounds, Confederate, Gov, Lincoln Memorial, SNAP, FEMA, New York City Emergency Management Department, Emergency Management Department, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Colorado Air National Guard, Treasury Department, White House, Management, National Economic Council, Office of Management, Environmental Protection Agency, The New York Times The Department, Protect, Michigan State Police, State Capitol, Lansing Police Department, Sheriff’s, Michigan National Guard, Michigan Army, Air National Guard, Reuters, Washington D.C, Prosecutors, ” Prosecutors, President, Air Force, 706th Fighter Squadron Locations: Washington ., New Jersey, Hurricane, Pence, Florida, United States, , Washington, Kentucky, Wyoming, Wilmington, Del, COVID, England, Federal, Arlington, Virginia, Constitution , Pennsylvania, Independence, Missouri, Ted Cruz of Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Maine, Sonoma, California, Delaware, Sacramento, America, New York City, New York, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Wilkes, Barre, Pa, Luzerne County, Penn, Michigan, Lansing, Ingham, Detroit, In Texas, Texas
ET Live Updates: Police Investigating Whether Lawmakers Gave Rioters Tour of Capitol Before Siege The Capitol Police are looking into whether members of Congress inappropriately gave visitors access to the Capitol ahead of last week’s assault. But Mr. Lindell’s ability to walk into the Oval Office and meet with Mr. Trump underscored the type of conspiracy theorists who still appeal to Mr. Trump, so long as they are saying what he wants to hear. Everytown for Gun Safety is calling for a ban on firearms in state Capitol buildings, polling places and vote-counting sites. Mr. Trump immediately seized on the investigation, using it as evidence to his false and discredited theories of widespread voter fraud. Lawmakers hid under their desks from violent protesters after President Trump encouraged them during a rally to head to the Capitol.
Persons: Mike Pence, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi, Anna Moneymaker, Russel L, Trump’s, Joseph R, Biden, , , Mikie Sherrill, Eva Malecki, ” Ms, Malecki, Ms, Honoré, Washington, sluggishly, Luke Broadwater, Harris, Trump, Jason Andrew, President Trump, Pence, Karen, Doug Emhoff, Joint Base Andrews, Jonathan Martin, you’ll, there’s, Russel Honoré, Auschwitz ” sweatshirt, Mr, Biden’s, Mitch McConnell, Liz Cheney, Cheney, ” Emily Cochrane, Nicholas Fandos, We’re, I’m, Amr Alfiky, , Michael T, Osterholm, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jacob Anthony Chansley, Erin Schaff, Jake Angeli, Michael R, Sherwin, Chansley, Prosecutors, “ I’ll, Deborah Fine, Larry Rendall Brock Jr, Brock, Dominic Pezzola, Pezzola, Daniel Goodwyn, Nicholas Ochs, Joshua Pruitt, Jennifer L, Ryan, Jenna Ryan, ” Alan Feuer, Hailey Fuchs, Simon Romero, Government watchdogs, Michael E, Horowitz, Katie Benner, Stefani Reynolds, ” “, Whitmer, Emily Elconin, Gretchen Whitmer, Gavin Newsom, Joe Gasper, Tim Waters, Friday, Josh Hawley, Claire McCaskill, Hawley, abet, JOSH, Hawley’s, Simon, Schuster, Ted Cruz, Cruz, “ Josh Hawley, , Donald Trump, Claire McCaskill’s, Susan Collins, Brett M, Kavanaugh, Sara Gideon, Collins, Mike Lindell, Gerald Herbert, Associated Press President Trump, Jabin Botsford, Lindell, Sidney Powell, Kash Patel, C.I.A, antifa, Gina Haspel, Patel, Powell, Haspel, John Ratcliffe, Deanne Criswell, Criswell, Benjamin Norman, Biden Jr, Obama, David S, Cohen, Anita Dunn, Barack Obama’s, Dunn, Tom Daschle, Shalanda Young, Jason Miller, Janet McCabe, John Feinblatt, Everytown, Nick Suplina, New York —, Andy Kim of, Dana Nessel, Mayor Levar Stoney, Kim, Nessel, Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus, Stoney, Shannon Watts, George Floyd, fatigues, Robert Nickelsberg, Bruce D, David J, Freed, William P, Barr, Kathy Boockvar, Brian Sicknick, Sicknick’s, Sicknick, Lawmakers, Zolan Kanno, Youngs, Julian E, Barnes, Eileen Sullivan Organizations: Capitol, Capitol Police, Trump, White, Washington . Credit, The New York Times, Army, Secret Service, New, New Jersey Democrat, Navy, National Park Service, National Guard, ., House, Joint Base, Electoral, Readying, Senate, The New York, Auschwitz, Republican, Republicans, Combat Coronavirus, Credit, New York Times WASHINGTON, Biden, for Disease Control, Infectious Disease, University of Minnesota, New York Times, U.S, Prosecutors, Washington , D.C, ” Prosecutors, President, United, Air Force, 706th Fighter Squadron, Government, Justice Department, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the, Justice, Mr, U.S . Capitol, Office, National Parks Service, Electoral College, Lincoln, Arlington National Cemetery, Metro, Protect, Michigan State Police, State Capitol, Lansing Police Department, Sheriff’s, Michigan National Guard, Michigan Army, Air National Guard, Reuters, Democrat, Gov, Washington D.C, Democratic, “ Senators, PAC, Politico, Supreme, Associated Press President, The Washington, Wing, Twitter, America, Washington, Oval Office, House Intelligence, FEMA, New York City Emergency Management Department, Emergency Management Department, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Colorado Air National Guard, Treasury Department, White House, Management, National Economic Council, Office of Management, Environmental Protection Agency, Safety, United States Capitol, Bloomberg, National Rifle Association, Mayor, Michigan Capitol, Virginia Capitol, The New York Times The Department, Capitol ., Justice and Homeland Security Locations: Washington ., New Jersey, Hurricane, Pence, Florida, United States, , Washington, Kentucky, Wyoming, England, Arizona, Texas, Washington ,, ” In Texas, Afghanistan, Iraq, Rochester, Frisco , Texas, Arlington, Virginia, Constitution , Pennsylvania, Independence, Washington . Michigan, Lansing, Michigan, Ingham, California, Sacramento, Detroit, Missouri, Ted Cruz of Texas, Pennsylvania, Maine, New York City, New York, Kuwait, Qatar, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Andy Kim of New Jersey, Richmond, Va, Everytown, Colorado Springs, Wilkes, Barre, Pa, Luzerne County, Penn
'Grow up': Biden slams lawmakers who refuse masks
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
World'Grow up': Biden slams lawmakers who refuse masksPostedWhile detailing his plan to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said it was "shocking" to see some Republican members of Congress not wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus and told them it was "time to grow up."
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden Organizations: COVID
Newly released court documents made clear the danger at the Capitol was worse than feared, and prosecutors accused some of the riot’s most prominent figures of intent to harm lawmakers. At least 40 people have been arrested so far and nearly 100 charged in connection with the riot, law enforcement officials told reporters on Friday. On Friday, federal prosecutors in Washington unsealed charges against one of their most wanted, Dominic Pezzola, a 44-year-old former Marine and member of the far-right Proud Boys group. According to a cooperating witness quoted in court papers, Mr. Pezzola had taken the shield from a Capitol Police officer. “They plan to kill every single” person “they can,” the witness said, adding that Mr. Pezzola and his men had access to firearms.
Persons: Ms, Pelosi, Brian D, Dominic Pezzola, Pezzola, Mike Pence, Joseph R, Biden, , Organizations: Capitol, Capitol Police Locations: Washington,
Congressman concerned about being harmed by fellow lawmakers
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) says that anyone who brings a gun onto the floor of the House poses a danger to other lawmakers.
Persons: John Garamendi
Total: 25