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U.S., Taiwan officials discuss trade, plan meeting 'in coming weeks'-USTR
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2021. Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoUnited States Trade Representative Katherine Tai discussed trade and investment issues with Taiwan minister John Deng on Thursday and agreed to convene a meeting of the countries' Trade And Investment Framework Agreement Council "in coming weeks", Tai's office said in a statement. "Ambassador Tai emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment relationship and explained the Biden-Harris administration's worker-centered trade priorities," USTR said. Taiwan has long angled for a free trade deal with the United States, but trade and investment talks between the two have been stalled since the Obama administration. The outcome could affect trade talks with Washington.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Susan Walsh, John Deng, Tai, Harris, USTR, Antony Blinken, Biden, Obama, Barack Obama, Donald Trump's, Robert Lighthizer Organizations: Trade, Senate, Capitol, United States Trade, U.S ., Biden, Reuters, American Institute, Cultural, World Trade Organization, New Zealand, Washington, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Taiwan, U.S, Washington, Beijing, United States, Taipei, China, Singapore, New
The Biden administration is invoking provisions in a new trade agreement to ask Mexico to look into accusations of labor violations at an auto-parts plant near the U.S. border. said workers at the Tridonex plant in Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, had been harassed and fired over their efforts to organize with an independent union in place of one controlled by the company. Tridonex is owned by Cardone Industries, an aftermarket auto-parts manufacturer based in Philadelphia. It is the second time that the United States has sought Mexican review of a labor rights matter under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which took effect last summer. The accord has a “rapid response” mechanism that provides for complaints to be brought against and for penalties to be applied to an individual factory.
Persons: Biden Organizations: Labor Department, United States Trade Representative, Cardone Industries Locations: Mexico, U.S, Matamoros, Brownsville , Texas, Philadelphia, United States, Canada
A worker sorts delivery packages in a van outside an Amazon facility in Ahmedabad, India, March 17, 2021. The article stirred up weeks of controversy in India, sparking calls from traders to ban Amazon. In response to questions from Reuters, a spokeswoman for Amazon in India said the company had no comment. The note for Kerry identified Carney as "Amazon Senior Vice President and former Obama Administration spokesman." A separate antitrust complaint by a group of online sellers filed against Amazon is currently pending review by the CCI.
Persons: Amit Dave U.S, John Kerry, Joe Biden, Piyush Goyal, Goyal, Thomas Carnegie, Philip M, Spokespeople, Ingeneri, Kerry, Jay Carney, Carney, Biden, Barack Obama Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, U.S, United States Trade Representative, State, India's Commerce, Kerry, Amazon, U.S . Department of State, Competition Commission of India, Obama, Competition Commission, Walmart Inc, CCI, Thomson Locations: Ahmedabad, India, State Kerry, U.S, New Delhi, Washington, Washington and New Delhi
U.S. and European Union flags are pictured in Brussels, Belgium February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Francois LenoirThe United States and the European Union issued a joint statement on Monday saying that they can partner to "hold countries like China that support trade-distorting policies to account". The statement was issued by the United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis. The statement announced the start of discussions to address global steel and aluminum excess capacity. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Francois Lenoir, Katherine Tai, Gina Raimondo, Valdis Dombrovskis Organizations: REUTERS, European Union, United States Trade, European Commission, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Belgium, United States, China, Katherine Tai , U.S
U.S. Asks Mexico to Investigate Labor Issues at G.M. Facility
  + stars: | 2021-05-12 | by ( Thomas Kaplan | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it was asking Mexico to review whether labor violations had occurred at a General Motors facility in the country, a significant step using a new labor enforcement tool in the revised North American trade deal. The administration is seeking the review under the novel “rapid response” mechanism in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement and took effect last summer. The administration “received information appearing to indicate serious violations” of workers’ rights at the G.M. The vote was stopped last month amid accusations that the union at the facility had tampered with it, according to news reports. Mexico’s Labor Ministry said on Tuesday that it had found “serious irregularities” in the vote and ordered that it be held again within 30 days.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Organizations: Biden, General Motors, North American Free Trade, United States Trade Representative, Mexico’s Labor Locations: Mexico, American, United States, Canada, Silao, Guanajuato
Live Live Updates: House Republicans Oust Liz Cheney From Leadership The vote on Wednesday removed Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming as the chair of the House Republican Conference for her continued repudiation of former President Donald J. Trump’s election lies. House Republicans oust a defiant Liz Cheney for her repudiation of Trump’s election lies. Ms. Cheney said she would do everything she could to make sure the former president did not take office again. Ms. Cheney said she would do everything she could to make sure the former president did not take office again. Credit Credit... Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times House Republicans purged Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming from their leadership ranks on Wednesday, voting to oust their No.
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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it supports waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines, as countries struggle to manufacture the life-saving doses. "This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The Administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service of ending this pandemic, supports the waiver of those protections for COVID-19 vaccines," United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai wrote in a statement. World Trade Organization leaders reportedly urged member nations this week to quickly hash out the details of an agreement to temporarily ease the rules protecting intellectual property behind coronavirus vaccines. The waiver, proposed by South Africa and India, could remove obstacles to ramping up the production of vaccines in developing countries.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Katherine Tai, , Joe Biden, Biden, Read Organizations: Biden, Administration, United States Trade, Moderna, BioNTech, Pfizer, World Trade Organization, White, Trade, U.S . Trade Locations: South Africa, India, U.S, Canada
FILE PHOTO: British trade minister Liz Truss speaks to Reuters after signing a free trade agreement with Singapore, in Singapore December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Pedja StanisicLONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s international trade minister Liz Truss said she was having “very positive” discussions with the United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai about resolving the Airbus Boeing trade dispute. “I am having very positive discussions with Katherine Tai, my counterpart, about resolving the Airbus-Boeing dispute which has been going on for 16 years,” Truss told parliament on Thursday.
Persons: Liz Truss, Katherine Tai, ” Truss Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, United States Trade, Airbus Boeing, Airbus, Boeing Locations: Singapore
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. trade czar Katherine Tai is meeting with unions, industry executives and advocacy groups as Washington faces mounting pressure to back a temporary waiver of intellectual property rights to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations around the world. Tai met with representatives from more than 20 unions, including the AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Association of Flight Attendants, her office said. She underscored the Biden administration’s commitment to increasing COVID-19 vaccine production and distribution, both at home and worldwide, USTR said, seeking the organizations’ views on increasing vaccine availability and preventing the emergence and spread of new variants. Okonjo-Iweala told Reuters on Monday she believed members could break the current deadlock on the IP waiver issue, but no details of a possible compromise have emerged. Big drug companies oppose patent waivers and say appropriate patent protections ensure that private investors have an incentive to pump money into research and development.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Trade Representative Tai, Tai, USTR, Ngozi Okonjo, Iweala Organizations: WASHINGTON, United States Trade, Trade Representative, South Korean, Trade Organization, AFL, Brotherhood of Teamsters, Association of Flight, Biden, Public Citizen, Oxfam America, Human Rights Watch, WTO, Reuters, COVID Locations: Washington, Washington ,, India, South Africa, United States, Britain
U.S. trade chief voices concern to Vietnam over currency practices
  + stars: | 2021-04-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O'Leary/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, in a call on Thursday with Vietnam’s minister of industry and trade, highlighted U.S. concerns about Vietnam’s currency practices, a USTR statement said. Tai and the Vietnamese minister Tran Tuan Anh also “discussed U.S. concerns on illegal timber practices, digital trade and agriculture,” the statement said. The U.S. Treasury Department in December labeled Vietnam a “currency manipulator” due to its growing trade surplus with the United States, its large global current account surplus and heavy foreign exchange market intervention to hold down the value of its dong currency. In January, the USTR released the results of its so-called Section 301 investigation into Vietnam’s currency practices.
Persons: Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Katherine Tai, Tai, Tran Tuan Anh, Organizations: United States Trade, REUTERS WASHINGTON, . Trade, U.S . Treasury Department Locations: Washington ,, U.S, Vietnam, United States
USTR vows to keep battling 'significant' foreign trade barriers
  + stars: | 2021-03-31 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.88   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O'Leary/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday vowed to continue battling what it sees as significant trade barriers that are harming American companies and farmers, and singled out China as the “world’s leading offender” in creating overcapacities in several sectors. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said its annual report on the issue showed “significant barriers that present major policy challenges with implications for future U.S. growth opportunities, and the fairness of the global economy.”It said it would engage with foreign governments on various issues that threaten U.S. exporters, including digital policies, agricultural trade barriers and technical barriers. It also vowed to work to address Chinese subsidies that have created excess capacities in the steel, aluminum and solar sectors, and could soon affect other industries.
Persons: Katherine C, Bill O'Leary Organizations: United States Trade, WASHINGTON, U.S, U.S . Trade Locations: Washington ,, China, U.S
FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O'Leary/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai told the European Union’s antitrust chief, Margarethe Vestager, on Monday that she has a “strong desire to develop a more positive and productive” trade relationship with the EU, USTR said. In a statement, USTR said Tai and Vestager agreed to work together on key priorities such as climate change, the digital economy and strengthening U.S.-EU cooperation to deal with large, non-market economies such as China.
Persons: Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Katherine Tai, Margarethe Vestager, USTR, Tai, Vestager Organizations: United States Trade, WASHINGTON, . Trade, EU Locations: Washington ,, China
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday told European officials she wanted to develop “a more positive and productive” trade relationship with Europe, despite disputes over aircraft subsidies and digital services taxes, USTR said. FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Tai last week said she was proceeding with preparations for potential tariffs against goods from Spain, Austria, Britain, Italy, India and Turkey over digital services taxes imposed by those countries. USTR investigations launched by the Trump administration found that digital taxes imposed by the six countries and France discriminate against the U.S. tech firms. USTR said Tai agreed with both Vestager and Maroto to engage on a regular basis.
Persons: Katherine Tai, USTR, Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Reyes Maroto, Tai, Margrethe Vestager, Janet Yellen, Bruno Le Maire, Vestager, Trump Organizations: WASHINGTON, . Trade, Monday, United States Trade, Spain’s Industry, Airbus, Boeing, Union, Treasury, French Finance, Google, Facebook, Apple, U.S Locations: Europe, Washington ,, U.S, China, Spain, Austria, Britain, Italy, India, Turkey, France
FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai looks on during the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O'Leary/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday announced the immediate suspension of all U.S. engagement with Myanmar under the 2013 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement until the return of a democratically elected government. Tai said in a statement that Myanmar security forces’ killing of peaceful protesters, students, workers and labor leaders and children “has shocked the conscience of the international community.”“These actions are a direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the efforts of the Burmese people to achieve a peaceful and prosperous future,” Tai said.
Persons: Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Katherine Tai, Tai, , ” Tai Organizations: Senate, United States Trade, REUTERS WASHINGTON, . Trade, Monday Locations: Washington ,, Myanmar
FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai looks on during the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O'Leary/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States is immediately suspending all engagement with Myanmar under a 2013 trade and investment agreement until the return of a democratically elected government, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Monday. Saturday was the bloodiest day of protests in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 military coup with 114 people killed. Five more were killed on Monday here when thousands took to the streets again in opposition to the military returning to power after a decade. Participation requires countries to maintain certain worker rights protections, and Tai said reports that Myanmar’s military leaders have targeted trade unions and workers for their role in pro-democracy protests raise serious concerns.
Persons: Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Katherine Tai, Tai, , , USTR Organizations: Senate, United States Trade, REUTERS WASHINGTON, U.S . Trade, U.S, Congress Locations: Washington ,, United States, Myanmar, U.S
Live Live Updates: Biden Administration Designates Part of N.Y. and N.J. Coast as Offshore Wind Zone Officials also announced $3 billion in loan guarantees available to offshore wind projects. On a visit to Pittsburgh, President Biden will outline his plans to invest in traditional infrastructure and other areas including education and technology. The Biden administration makes a swath of ocean between New York and New Jersey an offshore wind zone. The White House on Monday said the offshore wind plan would avoid 78 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Lisa Friedman andThe Biden administration will investigate Trump-era attacks on science.
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Live Live Updates: Biden Administration Announces Plan to Expand Use of Offshore Wind Power Along the East Coast The plan would designate an area between Long Island and New Jersey as a priority offshore wind zone and sets a goal of installing 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind turbines in coastal waters nationwide by 2030. The Biden administration makes a swath of ocean between New York and New Jersey an offshore wind zone. Republicans are already weaponizing the losses of the Obama green stimulus in their political attacks against the Biden plan. It made trade and investment agreements, including one with the European Union, hoping to box out Mr. Biden. Recently, Ms. Trump floated the possibility of running for a U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina, her home state.
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U.S. trade chief advances digital tax tariff probe against six countries
  + stars: | 2021-03-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O'Leary/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Friday she is proceeding with potential tariff actions against Austria, Britain, India, Italy, Spain and Turkey over digital tariffs in probes launched by her Trump administration predecessor, Robert Lighthizer. In a statement, Tai announced that USTR was terminating “Section 301” tariff investigations against Brazil, the Czech Republic, the European Union and Indonesia because these jurisdictions have not adopted or implemented digital services taxes that were previously under consideration.
Persons: Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Katherine Tai, Trump, Robert Lighthizer, Tai, USTR Organizations: United States Trade, REUTERS WASHINGTON, . Trade, European Union Locations: Washington ,, Austria, Britain, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Czech Republic, Indonesia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Friday said she was maintaining the threat of U.S. tariffs on goods from Austria, Britain, India, Italy, Spain and Turkey in retaliation for their digital services taxes. FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. The taxes target in-country revenues of digital services platforms, such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon.com. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the decision despite Democratic President Joe Biden’s renewed commitments to pursue a global agreement on digital services taxes through the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). If they do adopt a digital services tax, USTR said it may open a new tariff probe.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Tai, Trump, Joe Biden’s, USTR, ” Tai, Organizations: WASHINGTON, . Trade, United States Trade, American, Facebook, Google, United States Trade Representative, Democratic, Organization for Economic Cooperation, Development, European Union, OECD, Internet Association, United, U.S Locations: U.S, Austria, Britain, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Washington ,, Brazil, Czech Republic, Indonesia, United States, French
U.S. allies have been anxious to start talks with Tai after years of tariffs and tensions during the Trump administration. The White House has said it will put new trade deals on hold until it completes a review of all of Trump’s trade policies. Tai agreed with Canada’s trade minister, Mary Ng, to pursue a ministerial-level meeting of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement’s (USMCA) governing body, including Mexico’s trade minister, the USTR office said in a statement. China was a key topic in calls with British trade minister Liz Truss and EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis. USTR said Tai and Truss agreed to “work constructively to address unfair trade practices of non-market economies, such as China,” including looking at issues such as use of forced labor.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, REUTERS Tai, Joe Biden’s, Tai, Trump, Mary Ng, USTR, Liz Truss, Valdis Dombrovskis, , ” USTR Organizations: WASHINGTON, . Trade, European, United States Trade, REUTERS, World Trade Organization, U.S, Seven, WTO, European Union Locations: New, Canada, Britain, Washington ,, China, U.S, Mexico
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai pledged to rebuild alliances and actively engage on international trade on Monday in her first calls as the top U.S. trade negotiator with key partners and the World Trade Organization. U.S. allies have been anxious to start talks with Tai after years of tariffs and tensions during the previous administration of former President Donald Trump. Tai agreed with Canada’s trade minister, Mary Ng, to pursue a ministerial-level meeting of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement’s (USMCA) governing body, including Mexico’s trade minister, the USTR office said. China was a key topic in calls with British trade minister Liz Truss and EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis. Tai discussed her review of U.S.-UK free trade agreement talks conducted under the Trump administration and those talks would continue at the G7 ministerial meeting in March, it said.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Tai, Ngozi Okonjo, Biden, ” USTR, Donald Trump, Mary Ng, USTR, Liz Truss, Valdis Dombrovskis, Trump, Organizations: WASHINGTON, . Trade, World Trade, United States Trade, REUTERS, WTO, Seven, European Union Locations: New, Washington ,, China, U.S, Mexico, Canada, Britain
FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O'Leary/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai agreed on Monday in a call with her Canadian counterpart to pursue a ministerial-level meeting of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement’s governing body, including Mexico’s trade minister, USTR said in a statement. Tai, who was sworn into office on Thursday, and Mary Ng, Canada’s trade minister “both committed to future engagement on shared priorities, including recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, climate and environmental issues, forced labor, and reform at the World Trade Organization,” USTR said in a statement. The two ministers also discussed the importance of fully implementing USMCA and “building a trade partnership that advances racial equity and supports underserved communities,” USTR said.
Persons: Katherine C, Bill O'Leary, Katherine Tai, USTR, Tai, Mary Ng, , ” USTR Organizations: United States Trade, REUTERS WASHINGTON, . Trade, World Trade Organization Locations: Washington ,, U.S, Mexico, Canada
The outlook for U.S.-China trade relations is likely to remain challenged after this week's high-level diplomatic talks showed that President Joe Biden's team does not plan to wholly abandon the Trump administration's tough tone in discussions with Beijing. That competition was on full display on Thursday, when the countries began two days of meetings in Anchorage, Alaska. Though the talks were seen more as a diplomatic exercise than an economic one, the prickly exchange is likely an early snapshot of the bitter battles ahead for the Biden trade team. China is also the third-largest export market for American farmers and annual trade in agricultural commodities totaled $14 billion two years ago. "I think [the Chinese government] misread the situation with the Biden team, and they thought these guys would come in and roll back all the Trump measures," he added.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Antony Blinken, Yang Jiechi, Clete Willems, Akin Gump, " Willems, Biden, Trump, Weeks, Dewardric McNeal, Obama, Jake Sullivan, Wang Yi, Captain Cook, Frederic J, Brown, Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, McNeal, Katherine Tai, Mitch McConnell, Katherine C, Bill O'Leary Organizations: Trump, Central Foreign Affairs Commission, Chinese Communist Party, Biden, World Trade, litigator, CNBC, Biden Administration, Defense Department, U.S, Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, Captain, AFP, Getty, Longview Global, U.S ., Huawei, Communist Party, Trade, United States Trade Locations: China, Beijing, Washington, Anchorage , Alaska, U.S, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States, Anchorage . Willems, Anchorage, Alaska, Blinken, Houston, Washington ,
A handful of Amazon's foreign websites were included in the U.S. government's annual "notorious markets" list due to concerns they host some counterfeit goods. Amazon sites in the U.K., Germany, Spain, France and Italy were named in the report. Complainants against the foreign sites alleged that Amazon's counterfeit removal process is slow, even for companies that are enrolled in its brand protection programs. Amazon sites were added to the USTR's notorious markets list for the first time in 2019. The American Apparel & Footwear Association in 2018 urged the trade representative to include some Amazon sites on the list.
Persons: Donald Trump, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Trump, counterfeiters Organizations: United States Trade Representative, Amazon, CNBC, Washington Post, Pentagon, Trump, American Apparel & Footwear Association Locations: U.S, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Amazon's U.S, South, counterfeits
ET Live Updates: Calls for Trump’s Removal as Biden Forges Ahead with Justice Picks Congress ratified Mr. Biden’s election victory after a day in which a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. But in a written statement, he conceded that he would hand over power to Mr. Biden on Jan. 20. Mr. Biden will introduce the nominees at an event in Wilmington, Del., in the afternoon. Mr. Biden also named three other top Justice Department officials in addition to Judge Garland. If Mr. Pence would not, Mr. Schumer added, Congress should reassemble to impeach Mr. Trump a second time, even with just days left in his term.
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