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On Jan. 6, senators were evacuated together from the Senate chamber to an undisclosed secure location. But Sen. Angus King, citing COVID, left the location and opted to hide in his office instead. "The hell I am," Angus told the officer before leaving and going to his own office in the Hart Senate Office Building. King wasn't the only lawmaker who was in his office rather than the secure location. Rep. Pramila Jayapal later tested positive for COVID-19, blaming the unmasked Republicans for creating a "superspreader event on top of a domestic terrorist attack."
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But the economic common sense is based on assumptions, while empirical research suggests government money doesn't discourage work. Opponents of Democrats' flagship plan to make permanent their revamped Child Tax Credit think that's exactly what Americans would do. "I cannot accept our economy, or basically our society, moving towards an entitlement mentality," Manchin said of his demands. The idea that people will work less when they get more money sounds like common sense: "if someone hands me money, why work for it?" If you look under the hood of these economic models, you find that many of these predictions that government help will spark an epidemic of laziness rest on evidence-free assumptions.
Persons: Centrists, Alex Yablon, Democratic Sen, Joe Manchin, Marco Rubio, Manchin, Rubio, University of Chicago's Becker Friedman, Becker, Becker Friedman, Alexi Rosenfeld, Claudia Sahm, Stephen Nunez, Sidhya Balakrishnan, Stacia West Organizations: Democrats, CTC, Democratic, The West, University of Chicago's, for Economics, University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute, Congressional, Family Institute, Federal Reserve, Family, Columbia University's Center of Poverty, Social, Columbia, Biden, Alaska Permanent Fund, National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Tennessee, University of Pennsylvania Locations: The West Virginia, Columbia, Alaska, Stockton , California
I literally texted back, "I don't think I'm going to be fighting Proud Boys on my commute. Joe Novotny, the House reading clerk: We were preparing to be there for a really, really long day. It's not immediately obvious, because you're just really, really not expecting anything. I knew there was going to be something worth recording, but I didn't know what it was going to be. And that part was really, really hard.
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It’s a sign that Virginia Democrats are nervous and calling in all the reinforcements they can get. He’s inviting the world to come and campaign with him,” Youngkin told reporters after a recent event. With polls showing a dead heat and Republicans appearing more motivated, Democrats are scrambling to make sure their base turns out. “It's really nice to have people come in and help create the enthusiasm and the importance of getting out the vote,” said Susan Swecker, chairwoman of the Virginia Democratic Party. Former Vice President Mike Pence came to Virginia Beach in August, but for a private fundraiser, not a public campaign event.
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A general view shows a manufacturing plant of Universal Electronics Inc in Qinzhou, Guangxi Autonomous Region, China, April 13, 2021. "We believe these conditions bear obvious signs of forced labor," said Democratic Senators Bob Menendez and Jeff Merkley and Republican Senator Marco Rubio in the letter to Universal Electronics Chief Executive Paul Arling. "We are especially troubled that Universal Electronics appears to have done little to investigate or remedy the situation," the letter, which was seen by Reuters, added. Universal Electronics told Reuters earlier this month the company currently employs 365 Uyghur workers at the Qinzhou plant. It said it treated them the same as other workers in China and it did not regard any of its employees as forced labor.
Persons: Thomas Peter WASHINGTON, Bob Menendez, Jeff Merkley, Marco Rubio, Paul Arling, Arling, Patricia Zengerle, Mary Milliken, Jane Wardell Organizations: Universal Electronics Inc, REUTERS, Democratic, Republican U.S, Reuters, Universal, Universal Electronics, Nasdaq, Sony, Samsung, LG, Microsoft, U.S, Department, Thomson Locations: Qinzhou, Guangxi Autonomous Region, China, Arizona, China's Xinjiang, Xinjiang
Then Rahm Emanuel, the nominee for ambassador to Japan, will face the panel amid objections by some Democrats over his handling of the police killing of a Black teenager in 2014. Mr. Emanuel, who is known for an aggressive and sometimes abrasive style, has been coached to engage in the least confrontational way possible, according to a person involved in his preparations But the most difficult moments for Mr. Emanuel might not come from Republicans. “Rahm Emanuel covered up the murder of Laquan McDonald,” Ms. Bush wrote on Twitter when his nomination was announced in August. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyAs a two-term mayor of Chicago, Emanuel attracted praise and criticism. (Unlike Mr. Emanuel, she has also had to lead the city through a pandemic.)
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Donald Trump claimed Nikki Haley was "eviscerated" by the GOP base after she criticized him. Following the Capitol riot, Haley said Trump had "fallen so far" and would no longer "be in the picture." Trump told reporter David Drucker that he refused to meet with Haley after she publicly condemned him. Trump told Drucker in a May 2021 interview that his supporters have turned on Haley, one of many 2024 Republican presidential hopefuls, after she publicly condemned Trump's role in the January 6 Capitol riot. "I'm not that surprised with her ... Because just, her reputation," Trump told Drucker, according to "In Trump's Shadow: The Battle for 2024 and the Future of the GOP."
Persons: Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Haley, Trump, David Drucker, Drucker, Trump's, Sen, Marco Rubio, Politico's Tim Alberta, wasn't, she's, Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Organizations: GOP, Capitol, Service, UN, Republican, Washington Examiner, Trump, Republican Party, America, Iowa Republican, Reagan Presidential Library Locations: Lago, Palm Beach , Florida, Alberta
Black candidates running in pivotal US Senate races in 2022 have raised hefty sums of money. In the past, Black candidates often struggled with fundraising, but the tide has seemingly turned. There are currently three Black members in the upper chamber — Warnock, Scott, and Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. But the fundraising numbers appear to reflect a shift in the perception of electability that previously bedeviled Black candidates. "I think Black candidates have proven more and more than ever that we're talented, but we didn't have the resources to compete ... this is the future.
Persons: Sen, Raphael Warnock, Georgia, Democratic Sen, Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Val Demings, GOP Sen, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott of, Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, — Warnock, Scott, Cory Booker of, , Donna Brazile, Martin Luther, King, Herschel Walker, Cheri Beasley, who's, Charles Booker, Rand Paul, Mandela Barnes, Kevin Harris, That's, Jaime Harrison, Harrison, Lindsey Graham Organizations: Service, Democratic, GOP, Black Republican, Black, Senate, Illinois, Democratic National, Politico, NFL, Republican, Georgia Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Senate, Rep, Gov, Congressional Black Caucus, Carolina Senate Locations: Orlando, Fla, Tim Scott of South Carolina, California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Georgia, Kentucky, Wisconsin
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Republican Senators led by Marco Rubio on Thursday called on the Biden administration to blacklist Honor, a former unit of embattled Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, describing the firm as a threat to national security. President of Huawei's Honor brand George Zhao unveils the Honor Vision Smart Screen equipped with Huawei's new HarmonyOS operating system at the Huawei Developer Conference in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China August 10, 2019. In November 2020, Huawei sold off its lower-end smartphone brand Honor. Huawei declined to comment but pointed to a prior statement, which affirmed that Huawei would not hold any shares or be involved in managing Honor following the spin-off. Chinese telecoms giant Huawei was placed on a trade blacklist by the Trump administration in 2019, arguing the company posed a national security threat, which Huawei denies.
Persons: Marco Rubio, Biden, George Zhao, Rubio, , ” Rubio, John Cornyn, Rick Scott, Trump, Michael McCaul Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, Huawei,, Reuters, , Department of Commerce, Commerce, Embassy, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Commerce Department Locations: Dongguan, Guangdong province, China, “ Beijing, Washington, U.S
Scott Walker says "Donald Trump looks like what your uncle would look like if he won the lottery." Scott Walker says former President Donald Trump's authentic appearance propelled him to win over the GOP, telling journalist David Drucker that Trump "looks like how your uncle would look like if he won the lottery." "Many of those voters are people who felt forgotten," Walker said of those who supported Trump in states like Wisconsin. "I felt strongly about it — and it wasn't Republican," Trump told Drucker in an interview. The book's chapters dive deep in mapping out the strategies and painting the landscape surrounding potential 2024 presidential contenders including Sens.
Persons: Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Walker, David Drucker, Donald Trump's, Trump, Drucker, , Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence Organizations: Service, Former, Former Wisconsin Gov, GOP, Drucker's, Republican, Trump, Washington Examiner, Sens Locations: Former Wisconsin, Wisconsin, United States
US investigators increasingly believe that Havana Syndrome symptoms are caused by directed-energy attacks. In recent months, there have been several high-profile incidents of US officials reporting Havana Syndrome symptoms worldwide. On Friday, President Joe Biden signed a bill to expand access to medical treatment for those Havana Syndrome victims. Biden said in a statement that addressing Havana Syndrome cases has been a "top priority" for his administration to find out who was responsible. Some skeptics have argued that Havana Syndrome cases could be psychosomatic, although this view has been widely dismissed by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Persons: Sen, Marco Rubio, William Burns, Osama Bin Laden, Kamala's Harris, Bill Burns's, Joe Biden, Biden, Robert Baloh, " Rubio Organizations: Service, Politico, US, CIA, Intelligence, National Security Council, Senate Intelligence, Senate Intelligence Committee Locations: Havana, Russia, Cuban, Moscow, Vietnam, Hanoi, India, Florida
Opinion | Joe Manchin’s Choices on Family Policy
  + stars: | 2021-10-09 | by ( Ross Douthat | )   time to read: +2 min
Meanwhile progressives are attacking Manchin the way they would have attacked a family policy deal brokered by (say) Marco Rubio and Kyrsten Sinema: “Biden’s Women-Focused Economic Agenda Is Getting Destroyed by Joe Manchin” ran a recent headline in Mother Jones. If this is basically what’s happening — a negotiation between center-right and center-left, with the center-right embodied by a Democrat — what would a reasonable family policy compromise look like? Unfortunately I think that as a matter of policy the optimal deal is somewhat different. But if I’m right to worry about this future (spoiler: I am right), then finding the least expensive family policy deal is a mistake, since the best evidence suggests that increasing family formation meaningfully doesn’t come cheap. Instead the best family policy deal would give progressives more of the money they want to spend, and give conservative ideas more influence over the way that money is spent.
Persons: Marco Rubio, Kyrsten, Joe Manchin ”, Mother Jones, David Shor, Simon Bazelon, I’m
Biden expected to meet with China's Xi virtually by year's end
  + stars: | 2021-10-07 | by ( )   time to read: +6 min
ZURICH — With tensions rising between the global powers, President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to hold a virtual meeting before year’s end, according to the White House. The White House said the meeting was intended to serve as a follow-up to last month's call between Biden and Xi in which Biden stressed the need to set clear parameters in their competition. Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politicsAt the start of Biden's presidency, he pledged to press Beijing on its human rights record. The White House said last week it did not have a position on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which was passed by the U.S. Senate in July. Biden has criticized Beijing for “coercive” trade practices, including its use of forced labor, that has led to an unfair playing field.
Persons: Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Jake Sullivan, Yang Jiechi, Jen Psaki, Xi, Sullivan, Yang, Biden, ” Yang, Antony Blinken, , Blinken, Trump, Sen, Marco Rubio, , Psaki, Donald Trump, Katherine Tai, ” Tai Organizations: ZURICH, White House, White, Xinhua News Agency, U.S, U.S ., NBC, European Union, Communist Party, June’s Group, Republican, Uyghur, Labor, U.S . Senate, Florida Republican, Washington Examiner, China, . Trade Locations: Zurich, China, Rome, Scotland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, U.S, Beijing, Paris, Xinjiang, United Kingdom, Canada, England, Florida, Washington
Russian and U.S. state flags fly near a factory in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Anton VaganovWASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic and Republican senators urged President Joe Biden on Tuesday to expel 300 Russian diplomats from the United States if Moscow does not issue more visas for Americans to represent Washington in Russia. read moreThat meant there are only about 100 U.S. diplomats in Russia, compared with 400 Russian diplomats across the United States, the senators said. Accordingly, Russia must issue enough visas to approach parity between the number of American diplomats serving in Russia and the number of Russian diplomats serving in the United States," the senators wrote in a letter to Biden. If Moscow does not do so, they said Biden should begin expelling as many as 300 Russian diplomats.
Persons: Anton Vaganov WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Bob Menendez, Mark Warner, Jim Risch, Marco Rubio, Biden, Patricia Zengerle, Marguerita Choy Organizations: REUTERS, . Democratic, U.S, State Department, House and State Department, Thomson Locations: U.S, Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia, United States, Moscow, Washington
The Earned Income Tax Credit helps low- to moderate-income families get a tax break. Spouses without children filing taxes together must earn less than $27,380 to qualify for the credit. The group criticized a "marriage penalty" in the current draft of the bill that may disqualify some low- and moderate-income families from receiving an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). "Discouraging marriage is not in our country's best interest and sends the wrong message to our families," the letter said. "Federal policy should be designed to foster strong marriages, which are the foundation of strong families and strong communities."
Persons: Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Marco Rubio, Arkansas Sen, John Boozman, Chuck Schumer, Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Joe Biden, Eugene Steuerle Organizations: Service, Congressional Republicans, Arkansas, Tax, Internal Revenue Service, American, CNBC, Urban, Brookings Tax Policy Center, IRS Locations: Sens, United States
on popular programs over the next decade!”The fact that Republicans routinely say such nonsense is why the Biden administration should mint a $1 trillion platinum coin or declare that the Constitution gives it the right to issue whatever debt is needed to fund the government — or use some other trick I haven’t thought of to ignore the looming crisis. Some background: We all learned in civics class — do students still take civics? — that federal policy on spending and taxing is set by a straightforward legislative process. Congress passes bills and if the president doesn’t veto those bills, they become law. End of story.
Persons: Donald Trump, , Marco Rubio, , Rubio, Marx, Biden Organizations: Republican Party, Trump, Biden, Communist, “ Workers, Republicans Locations: Marco Rubio of Florida
GOP Sen. Marco Rubio said a Democratic spending bill that aims to bolster the social safety net is "marxism." Rubio tweeted: "The $3.5 trillion Biden plan isn't socialism, it's marxism." Marxism, socialism, and communism are often — and incorrectly — employed interchangeably. Sen. Rubio may therefore rest easy." "We may further speculate that what Sen. Rubio was suggesting was that the Democratic spending bill was an example of Communism rather than Socialism."
Persons: Sen, Marco Rubio, GOP Sen, " Rubio, Thomas Alan Schwartz, Karl Marx, Schwartz, Rubio, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders of, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, , Sanders, Joe Biden —, Tim Scott of, Biden, There's, Bernie, Republican Sen, Todd Young, Marsha Blackburn of, Tomi Lahren, Heather Cox Richardson, I've, Karl Marx's, Lawrence Quill, Quill, Sen . Rubio, Karl Organizations: Democratic, Service, GOP, Democrats, Biden, Florida Republican, Twitter, Vanderbilt University, Great Society, Soviet Union, Republicans, Republican National Convention, America, Republican, Indiana, Fox Nation, Boston College, San Jose State University, Big Government, Trump Locations: Florida, Soviet, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Alexandria, Cortez of New, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Washington, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Soviet Union, China, Cuba, Norway, Sweden, Venezuela
Austin is expected to "be frank about the things we could have done better," a U.S. official told Reuters. But questions will be raised again about why we got to the point that we did in Afghanistan," she told Reuters in a telephone interview. McKenzie called the drone strike a "tragic mistake," one that critics say raises hard questions about America's ability to properly identify counter-terrorism targets in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal. Milley's office pushed back against the report in the book, saying the calls he made were coordinated within the Pentagon and across the U.S. government. But some of the greatest concern has come from lawmakers in the House, where Milley will testify on Wednesday.
Persons: Isaiah Campbell, Joe Biden's, Antony Blinken, Lloyd Austin, James Inhofe, Jeanne Shaheen, we'll, Mark Milley, Frank McKenzie, McKenzie, al, Biden, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Milley, Phil Stewart, Patricia Zengerle, Mary Milliken Organizations: U.S . Marine, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Hamid, Airport, U.S . Marine Corps, REUTERS, U.S, U.S . Defense, Reuters, Pentagon, Islamic, Senate Armed Services, Austin, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine, U.S . Central Command, Biden, ., Mary Milliken Our, Thomson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, U.S, REUTERS WASHINGTON, Austin, al Qaeda, Islamic State
A giant screen on top of a Huawei store shows images of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, while broadcasting a CCTV state media news bulletin, outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China September 26, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsSHANGHAI, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The release of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is an opportunity for a reboot of bilateral relations with the United States and Canada but "toxic political rhetoric" could still "poison" the atmosphere", Chinese state media said on Monday. She was allowed to go home after reaching an agreement with U.S. prosecutors on Friday to end a bank fraud case against her. Chinese state media welcomed Meng back over the weekend but were silent about Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who were released hours after Meng on Friday. Spavor was accused of supplying photographs of military equipment to Kovrig and sentenced to 11 years in jail in August.
Persons: Meng Wanzhou, Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Marco Rubio, Meng, Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor, Kovrig, Spavor, Brenda Goh, Gerry Doyle Organizations: Huawei, Huawei Technologies, REUTERS, Global Times, Communist Party, U.S, Washington, China Daily, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, United States, Canada, Ottawa
Two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities just days after Meng's arrest — Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — were embraced on the tarmac by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after they landed in Calgary. "You've shown incredible strength, resilience, and perseverance," Trudeau said in a Twitter post with photos of him welcoming them home. Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, speaks at a press conference at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Chinese state media welcomed Meng back but were silent about Kovrig and Spavor, who were released hours after Meng on Friday. Huawei said in a statement that it "looked forward to seeing Ms. Meng returning home safely to be reunited with her family."
Persons: Meng Wanzhou, Meng, Ren Zhengfei, — Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor —, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Canada's, Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor, Meng Wenzhou's, David Kawai, I'm, Joe Biden, Biden's, Marco Rubio, Jim Risch, Biden, Trump, Wu Xinbo Organizations: Huawei, AFP, China Central Television, Getty, Huawei Technologies, Canadian, Huawei Technologies Co, U.S, Bloomberg, Global Times, Communist Party, Republican, Congress, Chinese Communist Party, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University Locations: Shenzhen, China's, Guangdong, China, Beijing, Washington, Calgary, Ottawa , Ontario, Canada
U.S. Republican senators slam release of Huawei's Meng
  + stars: | 2021-09-25 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Senator Marco Rubio said on Saturday the release of Huawei's finance chief raised serious questions about President Joe Biden's ability to confront the threat posed by the technology giant and the Chinese Communist Party. Rubio, in a text message to Reuters, called on the Biden Administration to brief Congress urgently on the issue. "The release of Ms. Meng raises serious questions about President Biden's ability and willingness to confront the threat posed by Huawei and the Chinese Communist Party," said Rubio. The deal was also criticized by Republican Senator Bill Hagerty, who told Reuters it was more capitulation to China. It's backed by the Chinese Communist Party.
Persons: Marco Rubio, Antony Blinken, Drew Angerer, Joe Biden's, Chinese Communist Party . Rubio, Meng Wanzhou, Meng, Biden's, Rubio, Bill Hagerty, Michael Martina, Alex Alper, Lucia Mutikani, Dan Grebler Organizations: Foreign, Capitol, Washington , District of Columbia, REUTERS, Chinese Communist Party, Biden Administration, Huawei, Biden, White, Vancouver International, HSBC, Republican, Reuters, Thomson Locations: States, Afghanistan, Washington , District, U.S, REUTERS WASHINGTON, China, Beijing, Iran, Canada, Japan
Summary Catalan separatist leader was detained in SardiniaSpain wants him extradited to face sedition chargesPuigdemont's lawyers say he should not have been arrestedBARCELONA/ROME, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The Spanish government demanded Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont be extradited to face sedition charges in Spain on Friday after he was detained by Italian police in Sardinia. Police cordoned off some streets in the Catalan capital Barcelona after a few hundred protesters gathered in front of the Italian consulate, waving Catalan separatist flags and chanting "Puigdemont is our president" and "Free Puigdemont." The Spanish government pardoned them in June but said Puigdemont still had to face justice in Spain. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File PhotoARREST WARRANTPuigdemont was subject to a European arrest warrant issued by Spain and the European Parliament stripped him of immunity in March. According to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), he should be free until the court resolves an appeal against the European Parliament's decision to remove Puigdemont's immunity, he said.
Persons: Carles Puigdemont, Agostinangelo, Puigdemont, Pedro Sanchez's, Antoni Comin, Clara Ponsati, Yves Herman, Paul Bekaert, Carme Segura, Jordi Sanchez, Sanchez, Vagnoni, Agnieszka Flak, Inti Landauro, Jesus Aguado, Emma Pinedo, Joan Faus, Jordi Rubio, Luis Felipe Castilleja, Johnny Coton, Robin Emmott, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Spanish, Puigdemont, Police, REUTERS, Reuters, European Court of Justice, TV3, Thomson Locations: Sardinia Spain, BARCELONA, ROME, Catalan, Spain, Sardinia, Spain's Catalonia, Sardinian, Sassari, Italian, Spanish, Barcelona, Belgium, Alghero, Brussels, Germany, Paris, Italy, Luxembourg, Catalonia, Rome, Milan, Madrid
Senate Democrats are accelerating their 2022 midterm election efforts with a $30 million field organizing push targeting nine states that will help determine control of the chamber. "The midterm election will be a fight for the future of our country, and we look forward to joining with organizers, voters and communities across the country to win Senate races and defend the Democratic Senate majority Americans are counting on." Democrats control the Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote. In Wisconsin, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson hasn't yet said whether he'll run again next year. Chris Sununu, a popular Republican whom Senate GOP leaders are urging to run.
Persons: Sen, Gary Peters of, Kamala Harris, Joe Manchin, Joe Biden's, Marco Rubio, Val Demings, Republican Sen, Ron Johnson hasn't, he'll, Donald Trump's, Mark Kelly, Raphael Warnock, Trump, Herschel Walker, Maggie Hassan, Chris Sununu, Republican Don Bolduc, Hassan, Catherine Cortez Masto, Adam Laxalt Organizations: NBC News, Democratic, Senate, Democratic Senate, Democratic Rep, Republican, Gov, GOP, Trump, Army Locations: Gary Peters of Michigan, Arizona , Florida, Georgia, Nevada , New Hampshire , North Carolina , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Marco Rubio of Florida, In Wisconsin, North Carolina , Ohio, Arizona, Sens, New Hampshire, Nevada
WASHINGTON — A long-delayed bill to provide financial support to U.S. government personnel believed to be suffering from Havana Syndrome is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the House passed it Tuesday. NBC News reported that diplomats affected by Havana Syndrome voiced frustration over continuing challenges in getting medical care and benefits in a tense hourlong conversation with Secretary of State Antony Blinken this month. The first incidents of the syndrome “medically confirmed” by the U.S. government were in Havana in 2016 and 2017. Many U.S. workers thought to be suffering from Havana Syndrome reported hearing a loud sound and feeling pressure in their heads. For years, those who have come forward reporting potential Havana Syndrome have complained about immense bureaucratic hurdles to getting proper medical care.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Joe Biden’s, Biden, Sen, Susan Collins, , Collins, Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia, Republican Marco Rubio, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Kamala Harris ’, William Burns, Rubio, ” Rubio Organizations: American, Neurological, White, Senate Intelligence, Democrat, Republican, NBC News, Havana Syndrome, CIA, State Department, U.S, NATO, National Academies of Science Locations: U.S, Havana, HAVANA, Maine, Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, Cuba, China, Vietnam, India, Western Europe, Austria, Germany, Russia
Neither in this case, nor before or after, I have put pressure on staff to manipulate data,” Georgieva told IMF staff, according to a transcript of the meeting provided to Reuters. The report found that Georgieva and other senior World Bank officials applied "undue pressure" on staff here to boost China's ranking in terms of business climate. Georgieva told IMF staff that she highly values data and analysis and does not pressure staff to change it, according to the transcript. The World Bank, a Washington-based multilateral lender, was seeking China’s support for a big capital increase at the time - an effort that Georgieva, as its CEO, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim were overseeing. A World Bank spokesman declined to comment on Romer’s remarks.
Persons: Kristalina Georgieva, Li Keqiang, Florence Lo Georgieva, ” Georgieva, WilmerHale, Georgieva, Gerry Rice, ” Rice, Jim Yong Kim, , , Marco Rubio, Bill Hagerty, Paul Romer, Georgieva “, , Romer, ” Romer Organizations: WASHINGTON, Monetary Fund, World Bank, REUTERS, IMF, Reuters, Bank, Republican, Banking, New York University Locations: China, Beijing, Washington, United States, France, Britain, Japan, Florida, Chile
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