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Big tech has embraced a business model of addiction. Too much of the' innovation' in this space is designed not to create better products, but to capture more attention by using psychological tricks that make it difficult to look away, this legislation will put an end to that and encourage true innovation by tech companies.
These are working people. ... and all that they ask for, as I have said many times on this floor before, is a chance to get back up on their feet and be able to provide for their families, and I can't for the life of me understand why Both Hawley and Sanders can not get so much as a vote on these bills.
I can not vote to certify Electoral College results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws, at the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections. But Congress has so far failed to act.
I think we have a different set of circumstances. We have a President who is very actively running for reelection, he's going to be on the ballot. People are going to be able to render a verdict on him like they couldn't on Obama. My guess is he would absolutely nominate somebody. I would be shocked if he didn't.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Capitol Hill Saturday. The current draft legislation, rolled out by the Senate GOP andobtained by Fox News on Thursday, would provide payments of up to $ 1,200 per person. They would be phased down at adjusted gross income thresholds of $ 75,000 for individuals and $ 150,000 per couple. Additionally, there would be $ 500 payments for each child. The amount, though, is slated to then be reduced by $ 5 for each $ 100 a taxpayers income exceeds the legislations threshold. The amount is reduced to zero for single taxpayers with incomes exceeding $ 99,000 and $ 198,000 for joint filers. The legislation also outlined $ 300 billion for small businesses to keep furloughed and laid-off workers on the payroll and $ 208 billion in loans to airlines and other industries. Some Republicans have objected to certain measures outlined in the bill, and most Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have sounded the alarm saying the measure does not go far enough in protecting American families, and is too focused on corporations. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced an amendment to McConnells plan on Saturday, which aimed to expand relief forlow-income and middle-income Americans.Hawleys plan lowers the threshold for Americans to qualify for the $ 1,200 relief. In order to qualify, under Josh Hawley amendment, an individual must be a U.S. citizen with a Social Security number. Under McConnells plan, an individual must file taxes and have an income greater than $ 0 in order to qualify, which Josh Hawley says leaves behind Americans who are disabled, or living in public housing that dont file taxes due to not having any true income of their own. During this emergency our focus should be on helping every American who needs it, including especially our most vulnerable citizens, excluding or penalizing families with lower incomes doesnt make sense. Congress should prioritize lower-income and middle-class families through this crisis. Meanwhile, White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland declined to share specific details Capitol Hill Saturday on whether all GOP senators were on board with the ongoing discussions over the stimulus package.
TikTok is owned by a Chinese company that includes Chinese Communist Party members on its board, and it is required by law to share user data with Beijing, As many of our federal agencies have already recognized, TikTok is a major security risk to the United States, and it has no place on government devices.
Social media and video games prey on user addiction, siphoning our kids' attention from the real world and extracting profits from fostering compulsive habits, no matter this business model's advantages to the tech industry, one thing is clear : there is no excuse for exploiting children through such practices.
The whole immigration system is a disaster, and Claire McCaskill should answer for that : Claire McCaskill's been in D.C. for over a decade and Claire McCaskill has shown zero leadership to secure the border, stop sanctuary cities, or protect American workers, nobody wants to see children and parents separated, just like no one should want to see illegal drugs and gangs pouring across our border. But none of that will change until Claire McCaskill and the D.C. crowd take some responsibility and build the wall and secure the border.
The House Investigative Committee's Report contains shocking, substantial, and corroborated evidence of wrongdoing by Governor Governor Greitens, the conduct the report details is certainly impeachable, in my judgment, and Missouri House is well within Missouri House rights to proceed on that front. But the people of Missouri should not be put through that ordeal. Governor Greitens should resign immediately.