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Senators Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Protect American Workers From China’s ‘Unfair Trade Practices’

A pair of U.S. senators on April 16 unveiled a bipartisan bill aimed at strengthening domestic trade remedy laws and protecting American workers from what they called China’s “unfair trade practices.” Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Eliminating Global Market Distortions to Protect American Jobs Act, saying in a press release […]

U.S. senators urge Biden to condition Brazil Amazon aid on results

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Russia in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner April 16, 2021 By Valerie Volcovici and Jake Spring WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Over a dozen Democratic senators on Friday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to withhold financial assistance to Brazil unless […]

Republican Senators Want FBI to Investigate Biden’s Key Pentagon Nominee

Eighteen GOP senators are asking FBI Director Christopher Wray to open an investigation into President Biden’s key Pentagon nominee to find out whether he solicited or disclosed classified information after his tenure with the Obama administration. The senators do not want the nomination of Colin Kahl for undersecretary of defense for policy to advance for a full […]

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Grant Priority Refugee Status to Uyghurs Persecuted by CCP

Uyghurs fleeing persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) would get priority refugee status under a bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) on April 13. The Uyghur Humans Rights Protection Act would make it easier for Uyghurs and members of other Turkic or Muslim minority groups to apply for resettlement. The bill also […]

GOP Senators Object to Unrelated Items in Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package

Republican senators say they fully support fixing infrastructure, but oppose President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure package because includes unrelated items that unnecessarily increase the national debt. “It’s mostly not spending money on infrastructure and so it seems that they have established no upper bound limit on how much we spend, no questions have been […]

U.S. senators criticize Apple for not testifying on antitrust concerns

FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo April 9, 2021 By Paresh Dave (Reuters) – Apple Inc is refusing to testify at an upcoming U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on competition issues related […]

GOP Senators Introduce Bill Targeting Communist China’s Influence at American Colleges

A group of Republican senators have introduced legislation aimed at blunting the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ideological infiltration on American college campuses. For years, the CCP has promoted language centers known as Confucius Institutes at universities around the world as part of a campaign to expand its global influence. But they have increasingly met with […]

10 Republican Senators Publish Joint Statement in Response to Biden’s Comments on Bipartisan Cooperation

Ten Republican senators wrote a statement on Wednesday in response to President Joe Biden’s comments on a bipartisan COVID-19 relief proposal that the senators previously submitted. When Biden was asked on Wednesday about Republican support for the $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, he referenced the CCP virus relief bill, and said that the Republican group wasn’t […]

Sen. Sinema: Change Senators’ Behavior Instead of Axing Filibuster

One of the few Senate Democrats against eliminating the filibuster said this week that she feels lawmakers should change their behavior instead of changing the body’s rules. “When you have a place that’s broken and not working, and many would say that’s the Senate today, I don’t think the solution is to erode the rules,” […]

Bipartisan Group of Senators Say Fixing Immigration Crisis Is Biden’s Responsibility

A bipartisan group of lawmakers said that fixing the U.S.-Mexico border crisis is the responsibility of the Biden administration and various federal agencies, adding that Congress has little power to act on immigration matters. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said he’s not sure what Congress can do in the immediate future. “I don’t know you need […]