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U.S. Senate Backs Bill to Clamp Down on China-Funded Confucius Institutes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill to tighten controls on Chinese-funded cultural centers on university campuses...
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U.S. Senate Democrats to Offer Plan to Alter Jobless Benefits in COVID-19 Aid Bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal and moderate Democrats reached a deal that would scale back federal unemployment benefits in a COVID-19 aid bill to...
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Philly State Lawmaker Considering Running for U.S. Senate

A Democratic state senator from Philadelphia and the vice chair of the state Democratic Party said he's considering running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat in next year’s election.
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Debate to Begin in U.S. Senate on Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

By Susan Cornwell and Makini BriceWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided U.S. Senate will begin a contentious debate on Friday on a $1.9 trillion...
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U.S. Senate Begins First Step in Approving Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday afternoon started voting on whether to begin 20 hours of debate on President Joe Biden's $1.9...
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Law enforcement on alert in D.C. after plot warning at US Capitol

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ASHRAF KHALIL | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Law enforcement was on high alert Thursday around the U.S. Capitol after authorities said intelligence had uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the iconic building again. The alert came two months after Donald Trump supporters smashed through windows and doors to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s victory. The threat appeared to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly...
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U.S. Senate Mulls $30 Billion in Funding to Boost Chipmaking Sector, Source Says

By Alexandra AlperWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate is considering including $30 billion in funding for a previously approved package of...
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U.S. Senate Expected to Begin Debating Coronavirus Package on Thursday

By Makini BriceWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate is expected to begin debating President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package...
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U.S. Senate Leader Schumer: Senate to Take up COVID-19 Bill as Early as Wednesday Night

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday the Senate will move to take up President Joe Biden's $1.9...
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States Act to Protect Rights While White House Mulls Gun Control Moves

By Larry Keane Gun control allies were drooling at the prospects of sweeping victories last November. IMG iStock-484139956 U.S.A. -( Gun control allies were drooling at the prospects of sweeping victories last November to enact strict antigun laws at the federal, state, and local levels. American voters had other ideas in mind. Tens of millions acted on their Second Amendment rights in two ways. They bought guns in record numbers and they voted for their rights at the ballot b...
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Cecilia Rouse confirmed to head Council of Economic Advisers

By Andrea Shalal | Reuters WASHINGTON – A majority of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Cecilia Rouse as chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, making her the first Black economist to serve in the post. Rouse was confirmed in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 95-4, with one senator not voting. Rouse, 57, a labor economist and former dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, has pledged to work for a more equitable and just economy that serves ...
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Biden Nominee for Top Economist Post, Rouse, Heads for U.S. Senate Confirmation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Cecilia Rouse as chair of the White House Council of Economic...
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Figure Out the Size of Your Next Stimulus Check With These Calculators

On Saturday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives—or, more accurately, House Democrats—passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. (Zero Republicans crossed party lines to for the bill; two Democrats voted against it.) The plan, which is expected to pass the U.S. Senate this week, would provide a wide range of…Read more...
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Former FHA Commissioner Moves to Private Sector After Leaving Office

Real estate financial services provider Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has appointed former Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Dana Wade as Chief Production Officer for all FHA-backed loan originations with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and will also be responsible for helping drive the company’s affordable housing financing activities. As FHA Commissioner, Wade worked to finance over 11,000 rental properties and 3,000 mortgages for residential care facilit...
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U.S. Senate Confirms Raimondo to Head Commerce Department

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted 84-15 on Tuesday to confirm Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to head the U.S....
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2A Skeptic Garland Moves Closer to Confirmation as US Attorney General

Anti-gun Attorney General hopeful Merrick Garland, flanked by Joe Biden. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( This week, hearings were held on the nomination of Merrick Garland for U.S. attorney general, with a final vote on confirmation expected to come next week. The prospect for gun owners is that the nation’s highest law enforcement office may soon be occupied by a man who in the past has shown doubts about whether the Second Amendment continues to have any relevance in the modern era. Garl...
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Jane Timken, ex-Ohio GOP chair running for Senate, calls on Gonzalez to resign for voting to impeach Trump

EXCLUSIVE: Former Ohio GOP chair and U.S. Senate candidate Jane Timken on Monday called on Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez to resign,...
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Spotlight Moves to U.S. Senate as Democrats Push $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

By Susan CornwellWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats are anxious for Congress to pass President Joe Biden's top priority - his $1.9 trillion...
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SEC to Update Required Climate Related Disclosures

On February 24, acting chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Allison Herren Lee, offered insight into the future direction of mandatory climate change disclosures and new ESG regulation, when she directed the Division of Corporation Finance to enhance its focus on climate related disclosure in public company filings. The Commission provided guidance in 2010 to public companies regarding then existing disclosure requirements as they apply to climate change matters. For more than a ...
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USOPC asks for more information in ethics probe of USA Water Polo executives

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee investigators twice this week requested additional information from a group of former Olympians and USA Water Polo officials and national team coaches in the USOPC’s two-month ethics probe of USA Water Polo’s handling sexual abuse cases and governance under CEO Chris Ramsey and longtime board chairman Mike Graff. The USOPC review is the latest threat to Ramsey and Graff’s 15-year reign over the Irvine-based national governing body, a tax exempt nonprofit. Ra...
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Man Seen Photographing a Senate Desk Charged in Capitol Riot

A New York state man seen in a video photographing papers on a desk in the U.S. Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol has been charged and freed on bail.
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Alabama Lieutenant Governor to Skip Senate Race in 2022

Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth says he won't run for the U.S. Senate seat being given up by longtime incumbent Richard Shelby next year.
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Ex-Lynx guard Renee Montgomery becomes part-owner of WNBA's Dream after Kelly Loeffler sells team

The team was sold after former Sen. Kelly Loeffler came under fire from players in the league. Messaging from players played a role in Loeffler's U.S. Senate defeat.
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Rep. Ron Kind 'Taking a Look' at U.S. Senate Run

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind is dipping his toe into Wisconsin’s 2022 Senate race, telling a WKOW-TV reporter that he will be “taking a look” at running.
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U.S. Senate Referee Says Democrats Cannot Include $15 Minimum Wage in COVID Bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to Democrats, the Senate parliamentarian ruled the chamber cannot include President Joe Biden's proposed $15-...
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U.S. Senate Referee Says Democrats Can't Include $15 Wage in COVID Bill: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-controlled Senate cannot include President Joe Biden's proposed $15 per hour minimum wage in a $1.9 trillion...
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How the American Rescue Plan Could Affect Reverse Mortgage Borrowers

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 — the COVID-19 relief legislation being spearheaded by the Joe Biden administration — will have some application to reverse mortgage borrowers, according to administration officials ahead of the vote for the act scheduled for later this week in the House of Representatives. The legislation being debated in Congress and spearheaded by the president aims to combat the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It features $1.9 trillion of relief for A...
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Massive conservation bill would preserve Rim of the Valley, extend San Gabriel Mountains monument

A giant California conservation bill that would preserve 1 million acres of land from the banks of the Los Angeles River to the forests near the Oregon border will go before Congress for a historic vote on Friday, Feb. 26. Four representatives, each adding a piece of the preservation pie, said in a virtual press conference Thursday that their long-suffering efforts have been re-born by a Democratic majority in the House and what could be a dramatic tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate by Vice Pr...
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Schiff hikes the Rim of the Valley all the way back up to the top

Tuesday morning I had the good fortune to talk with my congressman, and, boy howdy, it was another one of those times you just thank the good Lord you don’t live in Georgia CD 14. Because what if you were given the chance to visit with your representative in the House and she started spouting nonsense about how the Capitol riot was really Antifa, and the Sandyhook Elementary massacre was “staged,” and the deadly Camp fire was started by those international Rothschilds using “space solar generato...
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USA Water Polo confirms U.S. Center for SafeSport is investigating CEO Chris Ramsey

A top USA Water Polo official publicly confirmed for the first time last month that embattled CEO Chris Ramsey and the organization’s top athlete safety official are under investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for failing to report allegations of sexual abuse, according to a video obtained by the Southern California News Group. USA Water Polo board director Mike Graff’s acknowledgement in a video conference during the organization’s annual national assembly came three months after the U...
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