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US lawmakers

Drama in Congress as tech CEOs face fury over disinformation
World

Drama in Congress as tech CEOs face fury over disinformation

  • Zuckerberg meanwhile said Facebook has ramped up its efforts "to keep hate and violence off our platform" and offered a proposal to address concerns about liability of online platforms, suggesting that each platform have systems in place to weed out illegal content.
Published 25 Mar, 2021 10:32am
US House Republicans expected to vote on ending earmarks ban
World

US House Republicans expected to vote on ending earmarks ban

  • Republicans are in the minority in the House. Their planned vote on earmarks comes ahead of House consideration of various spending legislation and an expected large infrastructure bill.
  • Democrats already have reversed their own self-imposed ban on earmarks. Republicans halted the practice when they took the majority in 2011 amid a string of controversies over earmarks.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 07:05pm
US lawmakers introducing bill to give USPS $6bn for EV delivery vehicles
World

US lawmakers introducing bill to give USPS $6bn for EV delivery vehicles

  • The bill sponsored by Representative Jared Huffman and seen by Reuters would require at least 75% of the new fleet be electric or zero-emission vehicles.
  • The bill would also require no less than 50% of medium/heavy-duty vehicle purchases be electric or zero-emission through 2029 and all new USPS vehicles be zero-emission after January 2040.
Updated 08 Mar, 2021 10:17pm
Shares reach record high, oil tops $60 a barrel
Markets

Shares reach record high, oil tops $60 a barrel

  • MSCI all-country world share index at record high
  • European indexes climb early on, US futures gain
  • Oil crosses $60 a barrel
  • Hopes of $1.9 trln US stimulus, vaccines boosting sentiment
  • US dollar retreats from recent highs
Published 08 Feb, 2021 06:09pm
Biden to meet Democratic lawmakers on COVID-19 aid: White House
World

Biden to meet Democratic lawmakers on COVID-19 aid: White House

  • A Democrat himself, Biden will call into the weekly meeting of Democratic representatives and later meet Democratic senators in the Oval Office, the White House said in a statement.
  • Biden met a group of 10 moderate Republican senators on Monday and had said he wanted to garner bipartisan support for his plan.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 07:22pm
US lawmakers to question Biden's EPA pick over climate agenda
World

US lawmakers to question Biden's EPA pick over climate agenda

  • Taking the helm of EPA would be a monumental task under the best of circumstances, but it's hard to imagine a more difficult moment than right now.
  • West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who is expected to be the top Republican on the committee, said she will grill Regan about the administration's climate change agenda.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 05:25pm