Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
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DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
Kamala Harris hires White House staffer as new deputy chief of staff
US Vice President Kamala Harris’s office is going through personnel changes following the departures of several top aides. This week, a White House official said that the vice president has brought on a White House staffer to become her new deputy chief of staff.
A White House official told CNN Monday that Harris hired Erin Wilson – who is the deputy director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach – to become her new deputy chief of staff.
Wilson will be replacing Michael Fuchs, who announced earlier this year that he was stepping down as Harris’s deputy chief of staff. Wilson was also the national political director for President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign.
White House deputy chief of staff, Jen O’Malley Dillon, said in a statement that Wilson is a “key leader” in Biden’s political team and that her “leadership, dedication, and thoughtfulness will be an asset to the Vice President’s team.”
This comes amidst several high-profile departures. Aside from Fuchs, Harris’s chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, was also reported to be resigning.
Harris’s national security adviser Nancy McEldowney, communications director Ashley Etienne, chief spokesperson and adviser Symone Sanders, and deputy press secretary Sabina Singh, have all previously stepped down from their posts.
The frequent personnel changes in Harris’s team follow previous reports of dysfunction in the vice president’s office. Much of the conflict was allegedly regarding Flournoy’s leadership which also meant Harris’s leadership of her own team. Top White House officials and top Harris aides have all come to defend her and Flournoy and dismissed the reports as false.
In other related news, Harris this week presided over the Senate’s vote to pass legislation that would codify the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling as law. Harris would cast the tie-breaking vote in an evenly divided chamber, giving the Democratic Party a very thin majority. The legislation previously passed the House in February.
Senate Republicans filibustered the legislation in the Senate this week, with one conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin also voting to oppose the bill, leading to the bill falling flat in the Senate.
“The Senate is not where the majority of Americans are on this issue,” said Harris following the vote.