Mitt Romney’s historic flip on Ketanji Brown Jackson

Mitt Romney’s historic flip on Ketanji Brown Jackson

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s only the second time in at least 50 years that a Supreme Court nominee will match her bipartisan support from a previous confirmation.

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Senate negotiators reach $10 billion COVID funding deal, without global vaccine funds

Senate negotiators reach $10 billion COVID funding deal, without global vaccine funds

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday announced a $10 billion deal to fund COVID-19 treatments, vaccines, and related domestic tools to fight the pandemic. But the deal, lower than the $22.5 billion requested by the White House, doesn’t contain funds for helping other countries fight the pandemic, slightly complicating the deal’s passage through the Democratic-controlled House. 
Romney, the top GOP negotiator, said the package would address America’s “urgent COVID needs” and highlighted that it “will not cost the American people a single additional dollar,” since the funds were repurposed from previous COVID-19 relief packages. Schumer, the lead Democratic bargainer, said that “while we were unable to reach an agreement on international aid in this new agreement, many Democrats and Republicans are committed to pursuing a second supplemental later this spring.”
The White House, which had warned the federal government was running out of funds for vaccines and treatments, backed the compromise deal. “Every dollar we requested is essential,” said Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “But time is of the essence. We urge Congress to move promptly on this $10 billion package because it can begin to fund the most immediate needs.”
Republican negotiators over the weekend couldn’t agree on a unified position on the international aid, with some insisting it be tied to President Biden dropping his plan to halt pandemic border rules, Politico reports. Democratic negotiators agreed to drop the funding to get the domestic funds on the move, but they called it penny-wise, pound-foolish. 
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said it was a “grave mistake” and “fiscally foolish” to not send tens of millions of unused U.S. vaccines aboard. “We know that the virus is going to mutate much more effectively in large bodies of unvaccinated people,” said Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.), co-chair of the Global Vaccination Caucus, and mutations travel around the world.

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It’s time to admit it: Mitt Romney was right about Russia

It’s time to admit it: Mitt Romney was right about Russia

This post was originally published on this siteA decade ago, Mitt Romney went on CNN and made a statement that was widely perceived as a major mistake.

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Romney’s push to revive child tax credit hinges on contentious work requirements

Romney’s push to revive child tax credit hinges on contentious work requirements

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Mitt Romney’s push to revive the expanded child tax credit hinges on work requirements proposal

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The right public policies can ensure wildfires are not the new normal

The right public policies can ensure wildfires are not the new normal

This post was originally published on this site  A wildfire on Traverse Mountain threatens homes in Lehi on Sunday, June 28, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Both Democrats and Republicans have sponsored legislation to better mitigate the risks. These efforts deserve bipartisan support Wildfires continue to wreak havoc on...

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Mitt Romney criticizes RNC over resolution to censure Kinzinger and Cheney

Mitt Romney criticizes RNC over resolution to censure Kinzinger and Cheney

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican Sen. Mitt Romney condemned his party over a motion to censure GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for their service on the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol.

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Mitt Romney says Biden administration failed to ramp up COVID-19 testing when it had the chance

Mitt Romney says Biden administration failed to ramp up COVID-19 testing when it had the chance

This post was originally published on this site  Health care worker Bob Ekoh administers COVID-19 tests at City Hall in Herriman on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Tests in high demand as omicron variant surges As Americans endure long lines and search stores for a COVID-19...

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