If you recall, Trump issued orders in August blocking the download of these Chinese-owned apps after 45 days, saying it was in the interest of national security. It later said in another order that TikTok would face a complete ban if it didn’t sell to a US company by November 14.
The orders were stuck by a US court. TikTok, which has over 100 million users in the United States, and WeChat have denied posing national security concerns.
With the G7 summit which is expected to start this weekend, one of the big topics will be the global issue tax avoidance – the problem of businesses and the rich who operate beyond international borders by shifting profits towards take advantage of the most attractive low-tax locations.
The proposal that Joe Biden propose – a global minimum rate of at least global 15% and an agreement that countries should be able to tax part of the profits made by large corporations based on the revenue they generate in that country, rather than where they are based – has the backing of the G7 group.
But at home, republicans they call the proposal “crazy” and threaten to block the passage to the US.
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This death knell for bipartisanship comes as a progressive senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders warned about what to expect from republicans.
“I have very limited patience,” Sanders said in an interview with CNN. “We have learned a lesson from the Obama years. And that is, the Republicans will talk and talk, ‘We want to work with you. Bipartisan. ‘ Month after month after month, nothing happens ”.
Objective like republicans is Democrats hit a dead end, alliances are forming elsewhere. Sanders talked about his unlikely collaboration with the moderate Joe Biden – and how Biden managed to meet him during the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton, a courtesy Sanders said he would never forget.
“He’s more conservative than me, of course,” Sanders said. “But on the other hand, he’s not just a smart guy, he’s a good politician, who has a sense of where people are and what’s possible. He understands that at this particular moment in American history, you have to go big, not small. ”
McConnell: “The era of bipartisanship is over”
With Joe Biden somewhere over the Atlantic, on the way to the UK, it seems Democrats is republicans they are in a multi-pronged stalemate in Washington.
Minority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell done yesterday’s statement that “the era of bipartisanship is over” as far as the Payroll Equity Act, stating that it was clear in the bills the Democrats were introducing this month that they were pursuing “extreme leftist provisions” that no Republican could ever support.
republicans pulled off their second hit filibuster Biden era with the Gender Pay Gap Act. Even if the Democratic senators like it Joe manchin is Kyrsten Sinema, perhaps opposed to the abolition of obstruction, other Democratic senators have been clear on the need to do so, especially when it comes to the question of the right to vote.
“To guarantee our democracy to all our children, we must stand up at this decisive moment in America,” said the Georgia senator. Raphael Warnock. “We cannot dance around the senate procedure. No Senate procedure, no Senate rule, is more important than people’s constitutional rights ”.
Before leaving, Biden concluded negotiations with Republican senators on an Hon infrastructure plan. “While it was willing to cut its plan by more than $ 1 trillion, the Republican group had increased proposed new investments by just $ 150 billion,” the White House press secretary Jen psaki She said.
Parent company of the majority in the Senate Chuck Schumer She said Democrats now they are also working to launch an infrastructural measure that would circumvent the need for a bipartisan agreement.
With the Senate republicans their second success came out filibuster in the Biden era, he looks like Democratic Senate Majority Leader Se Chuck Schumer now he is trying to increase the pressure on his party to end the filibuster once and for all.
If you were all kind enough to take your memories with me for a moment, you will remember that many people in the party are angry with the Democratic Senator from West Virginia. Joe manchin this week. In a column that ran in the Charleston Gazette-Mail on Sunday he pledged not to vote for the For people voting rights law, and defended filibuster.
The filibuster, which gives 41 in 100 senators a chance to block majority action, has been used roughly twice as much by Republicans as Democrats to prevent the other party from passing a law, according to a study by the Center for American Progress.
Democrats they have long called for an end to filibuster, but in addition to Manchin, they have Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, who is against abolition.
Read more from Hugo Lowell on Schumer’s plan to put the party in line on this issue.
Democratic members of Congress they are gathering on the steps of the Supreme Court for voting rights this morning, urging Senate pass the For The People Act.
“To guarantee our democracy to all our children, we must stand up at this decisive moment in America,” said the Georgia senator. Raphael Warnock. “We cannot dance around the senate procedure. No Senate procedure, no Senate rule is more important than the constitutional rights of the people ”.
Here is the minority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell on the Payroll Equity Act. Basically, instead of covering the question of gender pay inequality, it concerns Democrats going behind “extreme leftist provisions” that not Republican could ever argue.
The family of Ashli babbitt, killed by Capitol Police when he stormed the United States Capitol in Attack of January 6, is suing to force her to turn over documents revealing the identity of the officer who shot her, CNBC is reporting.
This litigation is separate from the civil lawsuit it seeks upward of $ 10 million in damage by the Capitol police.
You Department of Justice announced in April that he would not pursue criminal charges against the officer who shot and killed Babbitt. Soon after, Babbitt’s husband Aaron Babbitt filed a request for documentation with the Metropolitan Police Department under the Freedom of Information Act.
According to the lawsuit, the Metropolitan Police Department failed to comply with the request, missing a deadline in May.
Senate Republicans Block Gender Pay Gap Bill
In their second success filibuster in the Biden era, Senate republicans blocked legislation aiming at pay inequality.
You Payroll Equity Act would have built on Equal Pay Law of 1963 is the Fair Labor Standards Act in requiring employers to prove that any pay gap between a man and a woman was due to performance rather than gender.
Majority leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer indicated that this was not the end.
Talking about cicadas: Associated Press is reporting that the plane chartered for journalists traveling with Joe Biden is Jill Biden the administration’s first trip abroad was effectively delayed because it was invaded by insects.
“Beware of cicadas,” Biden told reporters after one landed on him. Seriously.
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Biden leaves for the UK as Democrats gather in Washington
Hey, live blog readers. Good Wednesday.
Ace Joe Biden is Jill Biden take off for the UK in the administration’s first trip abroad, Democrats they are holding up the flag on a variety of issues at home.
This morning, senators Chuck Schumer from New York, Jeff Merkley Oregon, Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts e Amy Klobuchar of Minnesotawill speak at a demonstration on the Supreme Court pass alongside other members of Congress urge the Senate pass the For The People Act, extensive legislation on voting rights.
The rally comes after the West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe manchin confirmed in a weekend column that he would not vote for the bill, citing the need for bipartisan legislation. In an interview with CNN, senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders warned that republicans They will “talk and talk” about bipartisanship, but then “nothing happens”.
“I have very limited patience,” Sanders told CNN. “We have learned a lesson from the Obama years.”