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“Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, peaceful coexistence” meeting


PLAINS OF UR, Iraq (March 6, 2021) — Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during a historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani…

“Asian Americans have often needed to ‘prove’ racism. Then social media video came along”


In Sacramento, California, last Friday, a high school Spanish teacher made a slant-eyed gesture during a Zoom class. “If their eyes went up, they’re Chinese. If they’re down, they’re Japanese,” she said in a video recorded by a student. “If they’re just straight, you don’t know.” Four months earlier, a…

USA’s Economy “Already Set To Come Roaring Back” Adds 379,000 Payrolls, Unemployment rate falls to 6.2%


CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C.(March 5, 2021)---President Donald J. Trump's "economy "already set to roar back"  adds 379,000 payrolls, unemployment rate falls to 6.2%..  The Department of Labor reported that the economy added back the most jobs in four months in February, as easing COVID-19 case counts and a ramping vaccine…

US Demands Release of Journalist And Protestors Detained In Myanmar


CITY OF WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2021) — The Biden's administration stepped up its condemnation of the coup in Myanmar on Thursday, demanding that military authorities stop their brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and release demonstrators and journalists who have been detained. The White House called the situation, including the…

“United States and Japan Hold Bilateral Security Discussions”


CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2021)---The United States and Japan held bilateral security discussions by video teleconference on March 4, 2021.  These discussions provided an opportunity for our two governments to demonstrate the strength and continued resilience of the U.S.-Japan Alliance.  Participants exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific security environment, including the impact of COVID-19, as well as regional…

“Treasury to Invest $9 billion in Community Development Financial Institutions and Minority Depository Institutions through Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP)”


CITY OF WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2021)-- today the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it was opening the application process for the Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP), a new initiative designed to support access to capital in communities traditionally excluded from the financial system and that have struggled…

Bee News Daily Spotlight: Featuring Yuma Border Patrol, CBP Electronics Seizer, DOD, the Space Development Agency’s Warfighter Council And Attack In Iraq


Bee News Daily Spotlight(March 3, 2021)---the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Defense daily news: Yuma Border Patrol agents involved in discovery of stash house 03/04/2021 12:54 PM EST YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents responding to a request for assistance from the Yuma County…

Senate Begins Considering Democrats’ $1.9T Virus Relief Bill After Senator Johnson’s Objection To Schumer Skipping Past The Reading


CITY OF WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2021) —  today the U.S. Senate started to debate a partisan $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Democrats were hoping for Senate approval of the package before next week, in time for the House to sign off and get the measure to Biden quickly. They…

Tennessee’s FBI And US Marshals Recovered 150 Missing Children


NASHVILLE, TN(March 4, 2021) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with other state and federal agencies, announced the results of a “significant” operation to locate missing children in the state. The TBI provided updates on “Operation Volunteer Strong”  identified 240 children who were listed as missing, and provided details…

H.R.1 Dubbed The Newburgh Conspiracy Coup D’état That Violates States Rights and Unconstitutional


H.R. 1 was passed by the House on Wednesday. The Democrat lead House approved a  package of election and government reforms, amplifying the issue of voting rights amid a contentious national debate in the wake of the alleged stolen November elections--that violates the United States Constitution and is a coup…

Senator Cotton Blocking Judge Garland’s Confirmation Vote


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2021)---Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) tweeted "Democrats are trying to expedite Judge Garland's confirmation vote. "  "I'm blocking them because Judge Garland has refused to answer basic questions, including whether illegally entering the country should remain a crime," added Cotton. [embed]https://twitter.com/SenTomCotton/status/1367263200945831940?s=20[/embed] Chief Judge Garland was confirmed to…

Bee News Daily Spotlight


Ahead of Introduction of Surface Transportation Legislation, Chairs DeFazio and Norton Announce New Process for Members of Congress to Submit Their Project Priorities March 03, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC-As the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure prepares to advance surface transportation authorization legislation this spring, Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and…

“Committee Leaders Release DOT Inspector General’s Ethics Report on Former Secretary Elaine Chao”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2021)---today, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the report from the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG) ethics investigation into former Secretary of Transportation Elaine…

“Treasury Sanctions Fugitive Associate of CJNG”


WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Mexican national Juan Manuel Abouzaid El Bayeh (“Abouzaid El Bayeh”) as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). OFAC designated Abouzaid El Bayeh for his high-level…

Federal Employees Are Deploying to Support Vaccination Efforts In Several States


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2021)---thousands of federal employees from across all agencies are being deployed across the country to assist in efforts to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, with more expected to do so in the coming weeks.    Most of the deployed volunteer civilian workers—about 2,000 of them—have come from…

Microsoft Warns Of State-Sponsored Chinese Hackers Exploiting Multiple Zero-Days


(March 3, 2021)---today Microsoft released a statement regarding their detection of "multiple 0-day exploits being used to attack on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server in limited and targeted attacks. In the attacks observed, the threat actor used these vulnerabilities to access on-premises Exchange servers which enabled access to email accounts,…

Gaetz and Interest Groups Give Failing Score To USA’s Infrastructure


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2021)---infrastructure is not limited to streets, bridges and tunnels, but our national security.  Representative Matt Gaetz, and Judiciary Committee Republicans, blast Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA.) appointment of LTG Russel Honore to lead a review of the U.S. Capitol's security infrastructure Tuesday. Today, America’s infrastructure has scored…

HHS Secretary Nominee Confirmation May Derail Due To His Failure To Protect Unborn Babies And Questionable Health Experience


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat from Republicans for his actions in support of abortion rights. They want to define him — and the new administration — as out of the mainstream. The nomination of Xavier Becerra faces a key vote Wednesday in the Senate Finance committee.…

Biden’s OMB Nominee Withdraws Her Nomination After Key Democratic and Republican Senators Expressed Concerns for Her Tweets


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2,, 2021)--with a nomination at the end of the tunnel for President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets.     Her withdrawal…

Governor Abbott Reopens All Businesses Texas: Rescinded Mandatory Mask


TEXAS, March 2, 2021)---today Governor Abbott announced that he is reopening Texas. The governor also  rescinded his statewide face mask orders and reopening all businesses starting next Wednesday. But, Abbott left in place social distancing and washing hands often. Abbott made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, saying that any type of…

US Sanctions Russia Over Poisoning of Putin’s Opposition Leader


The Biden administration announced sanctions of Russian officials and businesses Tuesday for a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack upon opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing. Senior administration officials did not immediately identify the Russian officials targeted but said some of them had been on a list of prominent business and political figures Navalny…

President Biden Held A Virtual Bilateral Meeting With Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2021)---today President Joe Biden and President López Obrador of Mexico held a virtual bilateral meeting. Meeting" Highlights: President Joe Biden: President Biden said "In the Obama-Biden administration, we made a commitment that we look at Mexico as an equal, not as somebody who is south of…

Bee News Daily Evening Border Patrol Spotlight


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2021)----today's border patrol spotlight arrest and detainments. Agents Seize Methamphetamine & Fentanyl During Traffic Stop 03/01/2021 01:46 PM EST SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents seized methamphetamine and fentanyl during a traffic stop last week.Agents also discovered U.S. currency and an empty pistol magazine…

Supreme Court Rejects Sidney Powell’s Muted Election Fraud Petitions without Further Comment


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2021)--today the U.S. Supreme Court rejected two mandamus petitions filed with the court by  Sidney Powell and other “ lawyers  in late December. Those cases were stylized as In re Tyler Bowyer, et al. and In Re William Feehan. The cases challenge the voter results with  the election…

Biden’s Attempt To Resurrect Iran Nuke Deal Off To A Weak Start


WASHINGTON (February 28, 2021)— The Biden administration’s early efforts to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are getting a chilly early response from Tehran. Though few expected a breakthrough in the first month of the new administration, Iran’s tough line suggests a difficult road ahead. Having made several significant overtures to…

Former President Donald J. Trump Delivered Keynote Address at the CPAC 2021: Republican Roadmap To Victories and Triumphs


ORLANDO, FL (February 28, 2021)---today President Donald J. Trump delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida.  President Trump said to CPAC and to the Republicans "We went through a journey like nobody else..." He added "we began it together four years ago, and…

“McConnell and Rogers Announce $92,200 for Pikeville’s Economic Recovery Plan”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 27, 2021) – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today the city of Pikeville will receive $92,200 to create a strategic plan to increase medical research and advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing in the region. The federal funding, distributed by…

“Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers May Receive Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine, With Appropriate Precautions”


WASHINGTON (February 27, 2021)— today following the Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that pilots and others who perform safety sensitive duties may receive the vaccine under the conditions of their FAA-issued…

North Korea ordered to pay the perils of their ancestors: $2.3 billion for kidnapping, and torturing US Navy crew


Eighty-two USS Pueblo crew members were held captive for nearly a year starting in 1968, while one was killed Awarding one of the largest-ever damages in a state-sponsored terrorism case, a U.S. federal district court has ordered North Korea to pay $2.3 billion to crew members who were captured on…

Pelosi Passed Biden’s Two Trillion Stimulus Package: Blocking Mental Health Grant Funding In Schools and Communities


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 27, 2021)--today the U.S. Congress voted to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion dollar stimulus package which included a $1400 payment to citizens--$600 less than Biden promised in Georgia during the U.s. Senate race. But the Democrats blocked a badly needed $140 million to help prevent suicides…

“Border Patrol Disrupt Another Stash House, Arrest 40 Illegal Aliens in Mission, Texas”


EDINBURG, TX (February 26, 2021)--– Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Border Patrol agents, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies, and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers disrupt another stash house operation in the Rio Grande Valley. Yesterday, RGV agents received information regarding a residence in Mission, Texas, operating as an…

“President Biden on the Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2021)--today President Joe Biden released a statement on the "Anniversary of Russia's Illegal Invasion of Ukraine Seven years ago today, Russia violated international law, the norms by which modern countries engage one another, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor Ukraine when it invaded…

COVID-19’s New Mutations Help The Virus Dodge The Body’s Natural Immune Response


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2021)--the Biden's  Administration launched four pilot covid-19 centers in response to the new B.1.1.7 variant. New York National Guard Armory - Yonkers, NY: FEMA and the State of New York will open the site on March 3. The site is expected to vaccinate 1,000 individuals a…

Biden’s Administration Launched Federal Pilot Community Vaccination Centers


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2021)---today the  Biden-Harris Administration has launched a comprehensive, whole-of-government effort to get more people vaccinated by increasing vaccine supply, increasing vaccinators, and increasing the number of places to get vaccinated. As part of this strategy, the Administration is supporting and launching federally-supported community vaccination centers nationwide…

“Austin Praises Nimitz Carrier Strike Group for Record-Breaking Deployment”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2021)----Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III flew out to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz off the coast of California to thank the crew for a record-setting deployment.  The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is returning after operations in U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command areas…

Bee News Daily Afternoon Spotlight: Biden Meeting With Automakers and Labor Leaders, Signing of Executive Orders, Press Secretary Briefing, and Biden Revoked Trumps Executive Orders


Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Automakers and Labor Leaders FEBRUARY 24, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Remarks by President Biden at Signing of an Executive Order on Supply Chains FEBRUARY 24, 2021 • SPEECHES AND REMARKS Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Sameera Fazili,…

“USDA Invests $42 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Infrastructure to Improve Education and Health Outcomes:


WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2021 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is investing $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities (PDF, 255 KB). Rural areas are seeing higher infection and death rates related to COVID-19 due to several factors, including a much…

FDA Releases Johnson And Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Briefing Ahead of Friday’s Meeting


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2021---later this week the Food and Drug Administration, Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting is poised to approve of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19-vaccine. Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot coronavirus vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials according to the US Food and Drug Administration…

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Has Obtained Trump’s Financial Records:Bias Bigotry


NEW YORK, NY (February 25, 2021)---today the Manhattan district attorney’s office has reportedly received Donald Trump’s financial records as part of their investigation into his business dealings. According to CNN, the records include millions of pages of documents. The DA's office obtained the records  three days after the US supreme…

COVID-19 Winning In Minority Communities:Biden And Harris To Celebrate Half Way COVID-19 Vaccine Mark


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2021)---today President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will host a COVID-19 milestone celebration at the White House.  Biden has delivered 50 million vaccines---towards his 100 day goal of 100 million. [embed]https://twitter.com/MissBeaE/status/1364945559807807503?s=20[/embed] But, delivering the vaccines have not gone smoothly.  In California access codes meant…

“President Biden at Signing of an Executive Order on Supply Chains”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2021)--- today, President Joe Biden signed an  "executive order that'll help address the vulnerabilities in our supply chains across additional critical sectors of our economy so that the American people are prepared to withstand any crisis and rely on ourselves." "And all this won't just strengthen…

“Readout of the White House’s Meeting With Automakers and Labor Leaders”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2021)---today the  White House held a meeting  with Automakers and Labor Leaders Today, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, National Economic Council (NEC) Director Brian Deese, and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy met with more than a dozen automotive industry manufacturers as well as labor leaders from…

“SCALISE: COVID BILL NEEDS TO FOCUS ON SCHOOLS, HEALTH, NOT LIBERAL GIVEAWAYS”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2023)—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee Jason Smith (R-Mo.) at today's leadership press stakeout to outline the devastating impacts of Speaker Pelosi's nearly $2 trillion partisan…

Biden’s Stimulus Plan Decreased Stimulus Pay For Citizens But Provides More Funding For Unemployment, Families, States, Vaccines and Equipment


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2021)---the  Republicans in the U.S. Senate have been open to another round of stimulus check since it became a campaign issue in the December Georgia special Senate elections (Biden promised voters to expect $2000). The only sticking point has been where to put the income cap…

Biden’s Goal To Distribute Millions of Face Mask To Americans in Hard Hit Areas


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus beginning next month as part of his efforts to ensure “equity” in the government’s response to the pandemic. Biden, who like Donald Trump’s administration considered sending masks to all…

“Press Briefing By White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2021)---today the White House COVID-19 response team and public health officials held a press conference the state of the vaccine and virus. Highlights: Governors to receive 2 million mask to distributed to health centers and food pantries. Biden's administration to exceed 100 million vaccines in 100…

Texas Federal Judge Stops Biden’s 100-Day Deportation Pause


HOUSTON, TX (February 24, 2021)— A federal judge late Tuesday indefinitely banned President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations.  U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued the moratorium violated federal law and risked imposing additional costs on the…

“Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Virtual Bilateral Meeting”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 23, 2021)--today President Joe Biden held his firs bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada. The President and the Prime Minister  was joined with Vice-President Kamala Harris, and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland of Canada,   President Biden:  President Biden said today--we're all best served when the…

Readout: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call With Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 23, 2021)---today  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke  with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq. The White House released a readout of the call: The President affirmed U.S. support for Iraq's sovereignty and independence and commended the Prime Minister's leadership. They discussed the recent rocket attacks against…

“FAA Statement on Pratt & Whitney Engine Emergency Airworthiness Directive”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 23, 2021)---today, the FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) (PDF) tonight that requires U.S. operators of airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines to inspect these engines before further flight. The FAA is taking this action as the result of a fan-blade failure that occurred Saturday on…

“Salt Lake County Mayor Pens Op-Ed Urging Congress to Pass the American Rescue Plan”


Utah (February 23, 2021)--today, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune describing the challenges facing Utah families, small businesses, and local municipalities due to COVID-19, and urged Congress to pass President Biden's American Rescue Plan. In the piece, Mayor Wilson wrote: "In Utah,…

“President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau Give Statements on Their Bilateral Meeting”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 23, 2021)--- Highlights: President Biden: The leaders agreed to re-establish the cross border crime reform. To do more to take on racism. Agreed to modernize NOMAD. For both our nations, getting COVID-19 under control at home and around the world is the immediate priority.  We also agreed…

Congressional Hearing Hammer To Come Down On Ex-Capitol Security Officials


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 23, 2021)---today testifying publicly for the first time about the January 6 US Capitol attack, former security officials are poised to cast blame on the Pentagon, the intelligence community and each other for the disastrous failure to anticipate the violent intentions of the mob and defend the…

“Laredo Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Over 200 Individuals in Tractor-Trailers During the Texas Ice And Snow Storms”


LAREDO, TEXAS (February 22, 2021) – During the Texas ice and snow storms, Laredo Sector Border Patrol stopped three human smuggling attempts at its checkpoints and apprehended 230 individuals. Beginning on February 19 through February 22, human smugglers attempted to use tractor-trailers to smuggle people from the countries of Brazil,…

Readout: Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22, 2021)---Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed regional security challenges and the importance of continued cooperation in addressing these issues.  The Secretary addressed the U.S. approach towards a more peaceful, secure, and…

Protests Escalates After Myanmar Junta Raises Specter Of Force


YANGON, Myanmar (February 22, 2021)--Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday despite the ruling junta’s threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against the military’s takeover three weeks ago. More than 1,000 protesters gathered near the U.S. Embassy in Yangon despite barriers blocking the…

Biden Rescinds Iran Sanctions: Iran To Allow UN “Less Access”


TEHRAN, Iran (February 21, 2021) — President Joe Biden The Biden's  administration began last week to  rescinded former President Donald Trump’s restoration of U.N. sanctions on Iran.  "Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, in 2018, accusing Iran…

“Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Bilateral Virtual Meeting Between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2021)---the White House Press Secretary released this statement about "the bilateral virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  On February 23, 2021, Biden will participate in his first bilateral meeting with Trudeau.   Biden is expected to "highlight the strong and deep partnership…

White House Approves A Partial Disaster Declaration To Help Stop The Freeze, Deaths, Health And Safety


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2021)---Yesterday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. partially declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms beginning on February 11, 2021, and continuing. The President's…

“Port Huron CBP Officers Brave Blizzard Conditions to Aid Motorists in Vehicle Fire”


PORT HURON, Mich. (February 20, 2021) – On Tuesday, February 16, two U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Officers independently rendered aid to a motorist whose vehicle was engulfed in flames on M-25 near Lakeport. The incident occurred just before midnight, when travel was extremely hazardous…

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Successfully Landed On Mars


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 19, 2021)---Less than a day after NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California were hard at work, awaiting the next transmissions from Perseverance. As data gradually came in, relayed by…

Manchin To Oppose Biden’s OMB Nominee Neera Tanden


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 19, 2021)---today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his decision to oppose Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director nominee Neera Tanden. "I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of…

Biden Signs Executive Order: Grants Limited Waiver To Enable Krishnaswami to Carry Out Duties


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 19, 2021)--today President Joe Biden signed an executive order  which grants a "limited waiver of the requirements ofSection 1, Paragraph 3 of the Executive Order for Ms. Charanya Krishnaswami. Ms. Krishnaswami tweets are protected:  Charanya Krishnaswami and advocate with  Amnesty International sought legal action against the Trump…

Pelosi’s Remarks on U.S. Citizenship Act: To Impact American Political Process And Voting Rights


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 19, 2021)-- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks regarding President Joe Biden's U.S. Citizenship Act--which is  predicted to impact Black America negatively.  Pelosi said, "Today is a hopeful and historic day, as Congressional Democrats unveil President Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act: transformative legislation to modernize and make our immigration…

“SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $30 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE”


Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $29,949,721 in funding for mental health and addiction treatment centers throughout New York State under the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) expansion grant program through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).…

“SCHUMER, VELÁZQUEZ ANNOUNCE $9.4 BILLION FEMA GRANT RECENTLY AWARDED TO PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY (PREPA)”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 19, 2021)---today the  "United States Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez today announced that the recently issued $9.46 billion grant to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) can be used to build a more resilient and environmentally friendly electrical grid…

New Immigration Bill To Change The Political System In America And Black American Dreams


WASHINGTON, D.C. --today, President Joe Biden issued a statement regarding Senator Bob Menendez and Representative Linda Sanchez Immigration Bill.  Biden said the Immigration Bill is  "an irrefutable source of our strength and is essential to who we are as a nation."  Biden added " The last four years of misguided…

“COVID-19 Update: USDA, FDA Underscore Current Epidemiologic and Scientific Information Indicating No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging”


WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 18, 2021) — After more than a year since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a global health emergency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to underscore that there is no…

“The Role of Financial Institutions in Tackling the Challenges of Climate Change:” Without Black Diversity


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2021) today The  Institute of International Finance (IIF) U.S. Climate Finance Summit bought  together CEOs from leading banks, insurers and asset managers, along with climate experts from across the scientific and academic community for a lively discussion of how best to support a pro-growth, pro-markets transition…

Ercot Failed Infrastructure Leaves Millions Without Power, Food And Water: Impacting Safety and Health


TEXAS (February 18, 2021)---as Texas struggled on Thursday with a disastrous lack of power, food and water following the deadly storm that brought Arctic temperatures to the southern US, the state’s Republican leadership stood battered by a growing outcry over mismanagement of the power grid and a painfully slow emergency response.…

Bee News Daily Spotlight: Border Patrol


Counterfeit Currency   CBP Officers Disrupt a Smuggling Attempt of Over $254K in Unreported Currency at Eagle Pass Port of Entry Thursday, February 18, 2021 | Local Media Release EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working outbound operations seized over $254,000 in...Read…

“108,000 Counterfeit 3M Surgical Masks Stopped by Cincinnati CBP”


CINCINNATI, OH (February 18, 2021)–-Last Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati seized 450 boxes of counterfeit 3M surgical masks; each box contained 240 masks, for a grand total of 108,000 counterfeit items. The boxes were imported on 16 pallets, enough to fill an entire sea container.…

“Japanese CEO and Employees Charged in Scheme to Defraud U.S. Navy and Dump Wastewater in Ocean”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2021)---Three Japanese nationals, including the president and chief executive officer  of Yokohama, Japan-based Kanto Kosan Co. Ltd. (Kanto Kosan) were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in connection with an alleged long-running scheme to defraud the U.S. Navy and pollute Japanese waters by dumping contaminated…

“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Oklahoma Emergency Declaration”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2021)---President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that an emergency exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm beginning on February 8, 2021, and continuing. The…

“Three North Korean Military Hackers Indicted in Wide-Ranging Scheme to Commit Cyberattacks and Financial Crimes Across the Globe”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 17, 2021)---today the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment charges of three North Korean computer programmers with participating in a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy to conduct a series of destructive cyberattacks, to steal and extort more than $1.3 billion of money and cryptocurrency from financial institutions and companies,…

“Readout of Labor Leaders Meeting to Discuss the American Rescue Plan and Infrastructure”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 17, 2021)---today, President Biden and senior White House officials hosted a meeting with a group of labor union leaders to discuss the importance of the American Rescue Plan and the President's plans to create millions of jobs in R&D, manufacturing and clean energy. The meeting included unions…

“Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Community Violence Prevention Experts”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 17, 2021)---today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and White House Deputy Public Engagement Director Adrian Saenz hosted a virtual discussion with community leaders from cities across the United States to discuss community-based violence intervention programs and other evidence-based programs to reduce gun violence and make our communities…

Bee News Daily Afternoon Spotlight: In Memory of Rush Limbaugh, CBP Increase Apprehensions of Juveniles, Student Loans and COVID-19 Access


Yuma Sector sees increased apprehensions of unaccompanied juveniles under 13 02/17/2021     YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents are seeing an increase in juveniles under the age of 13 crossing the border by themselves in recent months.Since January 1, agents have apprehended 28 unaccompanied tender age children, meaning…

“Biden Administration to Take Steps to Bolster Registered Apprenticeships”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 17, 2021)---today the Biden Administration announced steps the admin to take to bolster registered apprenticeships program.   Registered apprenticeship programs train Americans and put them to work in good-paying jobs Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris will meet with a group of labor leaders to discuss the…

Biden To Expand COVID-19 Testing for Schools and Underserved Populations


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 17, 2021)---today, President Joe Biden announced that the Biden-Harris administration will: Expand COVID-19 Testing for Schools and Underserved Populations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD), will make a $650 million investment to expand testing opportunities for K-8…

White House Press Briefing: February 17th


WASHINGTON, D.C.(February 17, 2021)---today White House Press Secretary Psaki held the White House's  daily Press Briefing.   Highlight: Deputy National  Secretary Advisor on cyber Anne Neuberger is gave an update on the Solarwinds hack. She says the culprit has not been officially determined but is "likely of Russian origin." Press Secretary…

NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg Holds Press Briefing After Defense Ministers Meeting


NATO (February 17, 2021)---today NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks after defense ministers meeting. Highlights: Political coordination among NATO's allies. Enhance political and practical cooperation with --democracies around the world. NATO must do more to protect the security changes around climate change. Reducing vulnerabilities among the military sector, NATO must update…

Bee News Daily Morning Spotlight: CBP Officers Seized Unreported Currency, Makes Drug Arrest, Illegals Hiding In Vehicle, And A Yuma Canal


U.S. Customs and Border Protection Update   CBP Officers Seize $140K in Unreported Currency at Laredo Port of Entry 02/17/2021  LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working outbound operations seized over $140,000 in undeclared currency in a single enforcement act over…

White House Daily Press Conference: February 16th


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 16, 2021)---today the White House Press Secretary Psaki held her daily press conference. Highlights: Biden extends the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums. The actions announced today will: Extend the foreclosure moratorium for homeowners through June 30, 2021; Extend the mortgage payment forbearance enrollment window until June 30, 2021…

Biden Extends Rent and Foreclosure Moratoriums on Government Loans


WASHINGTON, (Feb. 16, 2021) — Today, as part of President Joe Biden's commitment to deliver immediate relief for American families bearing the brunt of this crisis, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Agriculture announced a coordinated extension and expansion of forbearance and…

Fulton County’s Election Director Fired: Cut A Corner” By Using A Server That Had Been Meant For Testing in 2020 Elections


FULTON COUNTY, GA (February 16, 2021)--today the Fulton County's Board of Registration and Elections vote 3-2 to remove Richard Barron as the county's elections director. Barron had overseen a remarkably contentious election season last year in the county.  It first became a focus of scrutiny over problematic June primaries and…

Severe Weather and Freezing Temperatures Cancels Flights In Some Southern Plains States and Several Deaths and Injuries


AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 16, 2021)---Governor Greg Abbot announced that the State of Texas was deployed maximum resources to local officials throughout the state to respond to severe winter weather and to restore power to their communities. Governor Abbott further wrote in a letter that "state agencies are sending resources and…

“KSrelief sends 6th batch of Saudi medical aid to help Palestinians battle COVID pandemic”


  RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has delivered a sixth batch of medical aid to the Palestinian health ministry. The shipment, organized in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization, included medicines, equipment and other medical supplies to help limit the spread of COVID-19.…

“Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 15, 2021)---today the Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with "President Emmanuel Macron of France, and expressed her commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and France and to revitalizing the transatlantic alliance. Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral…

Rocket Attack In Erbil Kills One Civilian Contractor And Injured Others Including One American Service Member


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 15, 2021)---today a rocket attack occured at a U.S.-led military base in Kurdish northern Iraq on Monday. The attack  killed a civilian contractor and wounded five other people including a U.S. service member, the US Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken said in a released statement Monday…

“Coast Guard suspends search for 6 missing people 23 miles east of Fort Pierce”


MIAMI, FL (February 15, 2021) — The Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday at 10:30 p.m., for six people who were reported as missing approximately 23 miles east of Fort Pierce. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan stating they had rescued a Jamaican national from the water…

Bee News Daily Afternoon Spotlight: Five Leading Articles About the Use of Arbitrary Detention, Medal of Honor, Wisconsin COVID-19 Update, Blinkens Calls To Turkey and Greek Foreign Ministers


Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Video Remarks on the Declaration Against the Use of Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations I’m honored to participate in the launch of this initiative, and I’m grateful to Canada for their leadership. Arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations is a serious problem. Put simply, this is…

Prime Minister Johnson Told CBS Face The Nation: His Relation With the US “Excellent”


LONDON (February 15, 2021)--- The Senate acquitted former President Donald J. Trump of incitement to insurrection following the storming of Congress on January 6th. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told US broadcaster CBS his relationship with new President Joe Biden was "excellent".  And he promised the American and UK governments would…

Cheerleaders Competition In Atlanta:Without Mask


ATLANTA, GA (February 14, 2021)--the Cheerleading Competition to be held in Atlanta, Georgia  this weekend---with an expected 40,000 visitors flocked to  Atlanta.  Photos showed thousands of congregating cheerleaders standing and talking close to one another without masks.   Last December The Center for Disease Control and Convention issued guidelines for youth…

“Japan’s Oct.-Dec. GDP grows annualized 12.7%”


TOKOYO (February 15, 2021)--GDP grows annualized 12.7% TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's economy in the October-December period grew an annualized real 12.7 percent from the previous quarter, continuing to recover from a coronavirus pandemic-induced slump, government data showed Monday. The expansion in real gross domestic product, the total value of goods and services produced in the country adjusted…

Biden Calls For Gun Control But DeSantis Signed School Safety Bill In Remembrance of Murder At Marjory Stone Douglas High School In Florida


CAMP DAVID, MD (February 14, 2021)----today President Joe Biden released a statement on the third anniversary of the hideous mass murder at Marjory Stone Douglas High School in Florida where an ex-student armed with an AR-15 rifle killed 17 people at the school. "All across our nation, parents, spouses, children,…

Myanmar’s Commander-In-Chief Armed Forces Coup Takes Control of the Streets and Cuts Off The Internet


MYANMAR (February 14, 2021)---today United Nations Special Rapporteur Thom Andrews tweeted: "It's as if the generals have declared war on the people of Myanmar (also known as Burma)--- late night raids, mounting arrests; more rights stripped away; another Internet shutdown; military convoys entering communities", tweeted Andrews. "These are signs of…

Biden Signs An Executive Order on the Establishment of Former President George W, Bush Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships


CAMP DAVID, MD (February 14, 2021)--today President Joe Biden signed an executive order on establishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The Executive Order "which will promote partnerships with religious and secular organizations to better serve people in need. As our country grapples with a global pandemic,…

“Republican and Democrat Mayors in North Carolina Co-Write Op-Ed Urging Congress to Pass the American Rescue Plan”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2021)---Today, the White House said in a press release that "Nancy Vaughan, Democratic Mayor of Greensboro, and Jay Wagner, Republican Mayor of High Point, published an op-ed in the Greensboro News & Record describing the unprecedented stakes of the COVID-19 crisis in North Carolinian cities, and…

White House Staffer Resigns After Threatening To Destroy Female Reporter


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2021)---tonight Press Secretary Jen Psaki released a statement regarding the resignation of T.J. Ducklo.  The statement said "We accepted the resignation of TJ Ducklo after a discussion with him this evening. This conversation occurred with the support of the White House Chief of Staff. We are…

Second Impeachment Acquittal:Trump’s Unity Statement “We Are One People, One Family and One Glorious Nation Under God”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2021)---today, the U.S. Senate completed the second impeachment trial against President Donald J. Trump with an acquittal.  The vote was 57-43.  A minimum two-thirds, or 67 votes, were needed to convict. Republican Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana,…

Bee News Daily Evening Spotlight:Five Leading Stories About the Commemorate Confederacy Commission, Florida Rescue, DOD’s STEM Partnership, Biden Reinstates DED, and DOJ Makes Financial Fraud Arrest


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2021)-today Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced the Defense Department's representatives to the Congressionally mandated commission on the naming of items in the department that commemorate the Confederacy.  They are: Admiral Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy, retired General Bob Neller, U.S. Marine Corps, retired Dr.…

“I will destroy you’: Deputy White House spokesman Not Fired But SUSPENDED over threatening reporter”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2021)---today while US President Joe Biden vowed to fire anyone for disrespectful behavior, deputy White House spokesman TJ Ducklo has merely been suspended without pay and made to apologize to a reporter he had threatened. Ducklo’s suspension was announced on Friday by White House press secretary…

“Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting With Bipartisan Group of Governors and Mayors to Discuss the Vital Need to Pass the American Rescue Plan”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2021)---today President Joe Biden met with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors at the White House on Friday as part of his push to give financial relief from the coronavirus  pandemic to state and local governments. Biden wants to send $350 billion to state and…

Cuomo Ordered Over 9,000 Recovering Virus Patients Released From NY Hospitals Into NY Nursing Homes


  NEW YORK (February 11, 2021) — More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic under a controversial order that was scrapped amid criticisms it accelerated outbreaks, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press. The…

Decades of Minorities Lack of Trust In Government Health Care, Cause for COVID-19 Vaccine Fear In Minority Communities


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2021)-- today decades of minorities lack of trust in government health care--cause for COVID-19 vaccine fear in minority communities.  In the spring 2020 Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases said,  "Health disparities have always existed for the African American…

Climate Control: Biden Taps Into The Imagination, Talent, and Grit Of America’s Innovators, And Scientists,


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 221)---today, the Biden-Harris Administration is initiating an ambitious innovation effort to create American jobs while tackling the climate crisis, which includes the launch of a new research working group, an outline of the Administration's innovation agenda, and a new $100 million funding opportunity from the U.S.…

“Presidency signs legislative acts in the areas of trade, aviation and European funds”


Today, the Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ana Paula Zacarias, representing the Council of the European Union (EU), signed a number of legislative acts approved by the European Parliament. Of note among these legislative acts were amendments to the regulation reinforcing EU protection in international trade agreements, as…

Bee News Daily Afternoon Spotlight: FAA To Hold Webinar on Aviation Noise Effects and Mitigation Research Portfolio


WASHINGTON, DC (February 11, 2021)– The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a public webinar to present its recently-released Noise Research Portfolio and Neighborhood Environmental Survey on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the agency’s noise research program, including the survey, followed by…

Bee News Daily Afternoon Spotlight: Biden Released Statement About Coup In Burma


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2021)---Biden-Harris Administration Actions in Response to the Coup in Burma Today, President Biden is taking significant steps in response to the military coup in Burma, and the unjust detention of President Win Myint, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials, as well as…

Biden’s Released Readout: Meeting With Senators on Infrastructure


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2011)---today the White House released the readout of President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary Buttigieg's Meeting with Senators on Infrastructure.   WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2021)---Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris met in the Oval Office with a bipartisan group of Senators from the…

Remarks By Biden Before Meeting With Democrats AND Republicans on how to move forward on job-creating infrastructure legislation


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2021)---remarks by President Biden before meeting with Senators on the Critical Need to Invest in Modern and Sustainable American Infrastructure. Oval Office 10:23 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Folks, thanks for coming in. I'm going to be very brief. We're going to get to it. We want…

Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) Gang Members Crossing the Southern Border In Texas Arrested


  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (February 13, 2021)– Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station (CCT) agents arrested a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13 gang) member from of El Salvador. Yesterday morning, CCT agents responded to a request for assistance from a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on a traffic stop north of Refugio,…

Illegal Importation of Meds: CBP Seized Large Shipment of Viagra In Ohio


CINCINNATI—Last Thursday, February 4, Cincinnati CBP officers seized 41 ½ pounds, approximately 17,400 pills, of Viagra in a large shipment headed to an individual in Florissant, MO. The shipment also held 43 boxes—an additional 36 pounds—of “miracle honey,” or honey laced with sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. Officers found…

Bee News Daily Morning Spotlight: Three White House Articles Including January Unemployment Claims, Letter To Pelosi and Call To China


A Letter to the Speaker Of The House And President Of The Senate Regarding the Termination of the National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border FEBRUARY 11, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES February 10, 2021 Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Madam President:) Consistent with section 202(a) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622,…

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Was 793,000, A Decrease of 19,000


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2021)---- today unemployment report  ending February 6, reported that seasonally adjusted initial claims was 793,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 33,000 from 779,000 to 812,000. The 4-week moving average was 823,000, a decrease…

Gun Violence Decreased: White House Host Virtual Discussion With Leaders of Gun Violence Prevention


WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2021)--today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and White House Public Engagement Director and Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond hosted a virtual discussion with leaders of gun violence prevention advocacy groups - Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Giffords, and Brady. They discussed the ongoing public health…

“Remarks by President Biden on the Administration’s Response to the Coup in Burma”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2021)----the White House released the transcript of the President's Response to the Coup in Burma. Highlights: The military must relinquish the power it seized and demonstrate respect for the will of the people of Burma as expressed in their November 8th election. Biden administration to freeze…

“President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the Secretary of Defense Deliver Remarks”


PENTAGON (February 10, 2021)---Tune in as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and Secretary of the Defense Austin deliver remarks to Department of Defense personnel. Highlights: Saudi released a human rights prisoner Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi women's rights activist, released from prison, her family says. Source: White House

“Interim recommendations for use of the AZD1222 (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]) vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2021)---the World Health Organization released "this interim guidance has been developed on the basis of the advice issued by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) onImmunization at its extraordinary meeting on 8 February 2021 (1).Declarations of interests were collected from all external contributors and assessed…

“Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus”


NEW YORK/GENEVA, (February 10, 2021) – “Of the 128 million vaccine doses administered so far, more than three quarters of those vaccinations are in just 10 countries that account for 60% of global GDP. “As of today, almost 130 countries, with 2.5 billion people, are yet to administer a single dose.…

Bee News Daily Afternoon Spotlight: Five Leading Stories


Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Norwegian Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen Pentagon: Press Secretary John Kirby Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone today with his Norwegian counterpart, Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen, to reaffirm the strategic defense relationship between the…

Bee News Daily Afternoon Spotlight: Additional Biden’s Appointments


President Biden Announces Members of the Biden-Harris Administration COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2021)---today President Joe Biden announced the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will provide recommendations for addressing health inequities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such inequities in the future As the…

Bee News Daily Afternoon Spotlight: White House Announcements


President Biden Announces Members of the Biden-Harris Administration COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2021)---- The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will provide recommendations for addressing health inequities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such inequities in the future As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague…

” President Biden Announces Community Health Centers Vaccination Program to Launch Next Week and Another Increase in States, Tribes, & Territories’ Vaccine Supply”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2021)---As the U.S. surpasses 26 million COVID-19 infections, President Biden is taking additional steps today to speed up vaccinations across the country. The President announced the launch of the Federally Qualified Health Center program that will provide more vaccines for Community Health Centers that are reaching…

“Clinical trial in hospitalized COVID-19 patients evaluates long-acting antibody therapy”


MARYLAND (February 10, 2021)-- an international randomized, controlled Phase 3 clinical trial has begun evaluating the safety and efficacy of an investigational long-acting antibody combination for treating people hospitalized with COVID-19. The trial, part of a master protocol known as ACTIV-3, has an adaptive design allowing investigators to add new…

Federal Judge Stopped Biden’s Administration From Pausing Deportations For Two More Weeks


TEXAS, (February 9, 2021)---today Judge Drew Tipton originally issued a 14-day suspension of Biden’s moratorium on Jan. 26. The pause in deportations was part of Biden’s attempted day one overhaul of several of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. A federal judge in Texas has extended the block on President…

Trump Offered To Protect U.S. Capitol: DC Mayor and US Capitol Police Declined: 6 Republicans Joined Democrats To Declare Impeachment Constitutional


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2021)--President Donald J. Trump was impeached during a railroad hearing in the House of Representatives.  Today, the impeachment trial opened in the U.S. Senate with a debate about whether the U.S. Constitution allows a former president to face trial after he has left office. The U.S.…

“Beijing Hints at What it Wants of US-China Relationship Through State Media”


CHINA (February 9, 2021)---today Chinese state-run media Xinhua published a series of four commentaries in which it called on the new U.S. administration to “lead the U.S.-China relationship back on track” after years of what one article called “casting poison” onto bilateral relations. “Treating China as a major strategic competitor…

“House Budget Committee Republicans Urge Senate to Reject Tanden Nomination for OMB Director”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2021) –  Today, House Budget Committee Republicans sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell as well as Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders and Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham highlighting serious concerns with President Biden’s nominee for the…

“Statement by Katharine Ferguson, USDA Chief of Staff, on the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act”


WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2021 — “We are pleased to see the introduction of the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act yesterday in the Senate, a bill that will bring much-needed economic assistance during the pandemic and begin to advance equity for farmers of color. The bill is the culmination of…

“CBP Announces Opening of Temporary Processing Facility in Donna, Texas”


DONNA, Texas (February 9, 2021)— U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the opening of a soft-sided facility in Donna, Texas.  The facility’s primary purpose is to safely process individuals in U.S. Border Patrol custody. The facility is weatherproof, climate-controlled, and is expected to provide ample areas for eating, sleeping,…

Audi To Release E-tron Prototype: “Future is an attitude”


GERMANY (February 9, 2021)----e-tron GT Prototype shown. Not available for sale. Specifications may change. When driving during winter weather conditions, ensure that your vehicle is equipped with appropriate all-season or winter tires.Always drive in a manner appropriate for the weather, visibility and road conditions. Audi's vision of e-mobility. "A combination…

Bee News Daily Morning SpotLight: Five Headline Stories


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2021)---- Good Morning! Congratulatory Message on the 30th Anniversary of the Visegrad Group (V4) Department of State The United States congratulates the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia on 30 years of partnership in the Visegrád Group (V4) format.  As NATO Allies and EU member states,…

“CBP Reopens Comment Period Regarding Enhancements to Biometrics for non-U.S. Citizens Entering, Exiting United States”


WASHINGTON, DC (February 9, 2021)—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) comprehensive biometric entry and exit system comment period has reopened for an additional 30 days. Originally published Nov. 19, 2020, the NPRM provides the…

“Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Sought for Sexual Offense Against a Child”


LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a man with an outstanding warrant for aggravated indecent liberties with a child in Liberal, Kansas. “Our frontline officers help keep our communities safe by apprehending travelers with outstanding warrants for a variety of…

South Dakota Legislators Introduced Legislation To Review Certain Executive Orders Issued By Biden


SOUTH DAKOTA (February 8 2021)----today South Dakota legislators introduced legislation in the South Dakota House of Representatives  that seeks to give the state’s attorney general the authority to review executive orders from President Joe Biden and potentially nullify any order deemed unconstitutional. State Rep. Aaron Aylward (R-Harrisburg) introduced HB 1194, which…

“U.S. Decision To Reengage with the UN Human Rights Council”


WASHINGTON D.C, (February 8, 2021)--the Biden administration has recommitted the United States to a foreign policy centered on democracy, human rights, and equality. Effective use of multilateral tools is an important element of that vision, and in that regard the President has instructed the Department of State to reengage immediately…

Democrats To Propose A Family With Children Stimulus Plus Package Payment


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 7, 2021)---Democrats will introduce a proposal attached to the next stimulus package that would provide $3,000-per-child direct payments in certain households beginning in July 2021. Why it matters: The new legislation, led by Ways and Means chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), comes shortly after Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) introduced…

Biden Says Trump Handling Of The COVID-19 “Even More Dire Than We Thought”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 7, 2021)---today Joe Biden rounded on his predecessor’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic, saying “it was even more dire than we thought”. In his first major interview since becoming president, Mr Biden told CBS news anchor, Norah O’Donnell, the country faced a challenge to reach herd immunity before…

Biden To Deploy Active Duty Troops To Assist With COVID-19 Vaccinations


WASHINGTON — Biden administration officials said they will deploy 1,000 active duty troops to assist with Covid-19 vaccinations later this month and use the Defense Production Act to increase supplies of vaccine, tests and protective equipment. Late yesterday, Johnson & Johnson became the third company to receive an emergency use authorization for…

“President Joseph R. Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Navajo Nation”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2021)--- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the Navajo Nation to supplement the tribal recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan. 20, 2020 and continuing. Federal funding is available to the Navajo…

In An Interview With CBS: President Biden Doesn’t Support Former President Trump Receiving Daily Intelligence Briefings


DELAWARE (February 5, 2021)---today President Joe Biden said that former President Donald T. Trump should not receive intelligence briefings even though they typically have been given to other former presidents. Biden told CBS News in an interview that Trump was "unfit to be president" and his "erratic behavior" is why he…

“NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell writes to President Biden offering all stadiums as vaccine sites”


NFL (February 5, 2021)---today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said to President Joe Biden in a letter Friday "that many of the stadiums should be able to get vaccination efforts moving quickly because of previous offers to use stadiums as virus testing centers and election sites." The NFL is telling the…

White House Press Briefing: February 5th: Jobs Report and the Economy


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2021)---the White House daily press conference. Highlights: Jared Bernstein, Council of Economic Advisors The employment report revealed a stall in the American job creation machine.  The economy added 49,000 jobs in January after loosing 227,000 jobs in December. The economy has average 29,000 over the last…

Biden Delivers Remarks on the “State of the Economy & the Need for the American Rescue Plan”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2021)---President Joseph Biden delivered remarks on the "State of the Economy & the Need for the American Rescue Plan."   Highlights: Biden defined out the American Rescue Plan, his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Biden our economy is still in trouble.   15 Million Americans are behind…

Activist At Odds With Biden’s $1400 Stimulus Check


CALIFORNIA (February 4, 2021)----Majority Leader Chuck Schumer celebration of the stimulus bill passage was short lived. President Joe Biden’s has already reneged on one of his early promises to provide financially-strapped needy families with $2,000 stimulus checks.   Senator Schumer tweeted "the Senate passed the budget resolution to quickly deliver more…

California Governor’s COVID-19 Lockdown Plan Discriminates Against Public School Minority Students Athletes


CALIFORNIA (February 5, 2021)----a California football tore into Governor Gavin Newsom's public school lockdown.  Isaiah J. Navarro tweeted  "Zero offers, zero looks, zero commitments, zero time on campus, zero homecoming, zero prom, zero traditional graduation. What a wasted final year of school," tweeted Isaiah Navarro, who attends Paraclete High School…

“Secretary Blinken’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and the New START Treaty with the Russian Federation


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)--- "Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today. Secretary Blinken and Minister Lavrov discussed the New START extension and the need for new arms control that addresses all of Russia’s nuclear weapons and the growing threat from China." "The…

Judge Sullivan Retires After 27 Years On The US District Court In Washington, DC


Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, whose 27-year tenure on the U.S. District Court in Washington helped shape prosecutors’ obligation to disclose evidence in criminal trials and was capped by politically explosive cases involving Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, will retire from full-time duty. Sullivan notified President Biden by letter Thursday that he will…

Deputy U.S. Marshal Shot While Serving An Arrest Warrant In Baltimore: Suspect Deceased


BALTIMORE, MD (February 4, 2021)---a deputy U.S. Marshal was shot Thursday morning in west Baltimore while serving an arrest warrant, authorities said. Don Snider, commander of the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, said around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, marshals were conducting an arrest operation in the 1400 block of…

“Assassination of Lebanese Activist Lokman Slim”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---the State Department issued this statement about the assassination of prominent Lebanese activist Lokman Slim in Southern Lebanon.  "The United States condemns the heinous assassination of prominent Lebanese activist Lokman Slim in Southern Lebanon.  We join the international community in calling for his killers to be…

Biden Echoed Former President Trump At the State Department “America Is Back” With Different Actions


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---today President Joseph Biden    Highlights: President Joseph Biden with Vice President Kamala Harris announced 'America is back' and declared 'diplomacy is back at the center'. Biden announced that his administration will end all support for offensive operations in Yemen and will appoint an envoy to…

Biden and Harris Delivers Remarks To US Department of State Employees


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---today President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the U.S. Department of State employees. Highlights: You are the faces of America abroad. Biden used the words of the former President Donald J. Trump--America is back. Biden added, diplomacy is back. You are…

Jobless claims filed 779,000 new unemployment claims last week


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021)---the weekly unemployment job claims  report was released from the U.S. Department of Labor Thursday.  As expected layoffs and job losses steadied, but remained at historically elevated levels during the China's ongoing pandemic.  Below are the report, compared to consensus estimates compiled by Bloomberg: Initial jobless…

“Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America and the Foreign Minister of France on Lebanon”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 1, 2021)--- The text of the following statement was released by United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on the occasion of the six-month anniversary of the Port of Beirut incident. Begin Text: Six months after the August 4 explosion which…

“CBP Agriculture Specialists Discover 11 Undeclared, Dead Reptiles at Brownsville Port of Entry”


BROWNSVILLE, Texas — During a recent examination, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists at Brownsville Port of Entry came across a grim, unusual discovery: undeclared dead reptiles encased in jars. “Our frontline CBP officers and agriculture specialists have literally seen it all, but this discovery of reptiles…

28 Illegal Aliens Discovered in Rio Grande Valley Stash House


EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement discover a stash house containing 28 illegal aliens in Edinburg, Texas. Yesterday morning, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents received information of a possible stash house operating in Edinburg, Texas. Agents requested assistance from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and…

“Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 3, 2021)---the White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health officials held a press conference to update Americans about the coronavirus and the vaccine. Highlight: CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky,  forgot to inform Americans about how important it is to wash your hands to prevent the…

White House Daily Briefing: February 3: Has President Joe Biden put the Space Force Program military program on the chopping block


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 3, 2021)---White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held her daily briefing.   Highlights: President Joseph Biden's comment about the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Biden said a vast majority of the FBI are decent and honorable people. It implies that some of…

“Secretary Mayorkas on Immigration Reform Executive Orders”


WASHINGTON, D,C, (Feb 3m 2021)----Secretary  Alejandro Mayorkas released this statement regarding President Joe Biden's Immigration Reform Executive Order.  “Today President Biden signed a series of Executive Orders to help restore trust in our immigration system, re-open and reform our asylum process, secure the southwest border by addressing the root causes…

Austin Directs ‘Zero-Based Review’ of Trump’s DOD Advisory Committees Appointees


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 3, 2021)----Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has directed a "zero-based review" of all Defense Department advisory committees, DOD officials said today.  The officials, speaking on background, also said Austin directed all members of the committees to resign from the committees by Feb. 16. The action…

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pay their respects to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick at U.S.Capitol


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2, 2021)---tonight President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden paid their respects to fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, whos remains are lying in honor in the building's sacred Rotunda. Officer Sicknick died four weeks ago after responding to the riot that erupted in the…

Trump’s legal team and House Democrats filed briefs lays out impeachment arguments


WASHINGTON, D,C, (February 2, 2021)---today  President Donald J.  Trump’s laid out their defense in response to the House brief.  The  legal team called the House Democratic impeachment effort a “violation" of the Constitution as it urged the Senate to toss the case or acquit him in the trial set to…

USS PHILIPPINE SEA INTERDICTS OVER $2.8 MILLION OF HEROIN IN NORTH ARABIAN SEA–Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)


SAUDI ARABIA (February 2m 2021)---the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), interdicted a shipment of more than 600 lbs. (275 kg) of suspected narcotics from a dhow in the international waters of the North…

White House and GOP Both Have Stakes in Rescurring the American People During The Pandemic


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2, 2021)---according to the White House Press Secretary the "President and the Vice President had a substantive and productive discussion with Republican senators this evening at the White House. The group shared a desire to get help to the American people, who are suffering through the worst…

The House Democrats Made Their UnConstitutional Case To Convict Former President Trump In Their Filed Brief With the Senate


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2, 2021)----the House Democrats made their case to convict former president Donald Trump--an act  of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in a left sided and unconstitional impeachment brief filed with the Senate on Tuesday that fasely accused Trump of whipping his supporters into…

President Donald J. Trump Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize For Abraham Accords


ESTONIAN (February 1, 2021)---today Former President Donald J. Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Feb. 1 by an Estonian member of the European Parliament, Jaak Madison. In a post on social media, Madison said: “In the last 30 years, Donald Trump is the first president of the United States, who during…

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout In Philadelphia Raises Concerns


PHILADELPHIA (January 29, 2021) — Philadelphia officials have decided not to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine through the government's medical facilities, but through the world-renowned health providers at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University or Jefferson Health.  When Philadelphia began getting its first batches of COVID-19 vaccines, it looked to partner…

“Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Met Primary Endpoints in Interim Analysis of its Phase 3 ENSEMBLE Trial”


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ---(January 29, 2021)---today Johnson and Johnson  announced topline efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial, demonstrating that the investigational single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies met all primary and key secondary endpoints. The topline safety and efficacy data are based on…

Black Lives Matter Advocate Heather Mizeur to challenge Republican Andy Harris in 2022


CHESTERTOWN, MD (January 28, 2021)----Black Lives Matter supporter and Former Maryland State elected official Heather Mizeur has thrown her hat into the 2022 House of Representative race  "As you know, the events of January 6th made me consider a challenge to Congressman Andy Harris for his role in the treasonous…

Biden’s Bipartisan Commission To Reform the US Supreme Court and Federal Bipartisan Underway


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 28, 2021)---the Biden administration is moving forward with the creation of a bipartisan commission to study reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary because the Democrats feel that President Donald J. Trump's legacy is too conservative. The commission will be housed under the purview of…

“Secretary Antony J. Blinken At a Press Availability”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 27, 2021)--today Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered remarks to the press. Secretary Blinken  is America’s top diplomat, tasked with carrying out President Joe Biden’s commitment to reverse the Trump administration’s “America First” doctrine that weakened international alliances. Read the Remarks To the Press MR PRICE: Good afternoon.…

76th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Death Camp in Auschwitz: the Twins of Auschwitz


Today, as part of world observances of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp in Auschwitz, we remember the millions of Jews and others killed during the Holocaust. On 27 January 1945, Soviet forces liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau. An estimated 1.1 million were murdered in the camp.…

“Former Veterans Affairs Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse of Veterans”


WEST VIRGINIA (January 27, 2021)---A former doctor of osteopathic medicine who previously worked at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Beckley, West Virginia, was sentenced today for depriving veterans of their civil rights under color of law by sexually abusing them. U.S. District Judge Frank W. Volk sentenced Jonathan…

“Social Media Influencer Charged with Election Interference Stemming from Voter Disinformation Campaign”


FLORIDA (January 27, 2021)--- today a Florida man was arrested this morning on charges of conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote. Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, 31,…

Homeland Security Issued A National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin Due To A Heightened Threat Environment Across USA


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 27, 2021)--today the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin due to a heightened threat environment across the United States, which DHS believes will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration. Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists…

“Biden Expands on Vaccines and Transparency to Contain The COVID-19 Pandemic”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 26, 2021)--- today President Biden Delivers Remarks on the Fight to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic. Highlights: Biden to provide governors with larger supplies of COVID-19 vaccines. Biden administration to increase vaccine supply to 10 million per week for the next three weeks. The Biden's administration to purchase…

Read: Durbin’s Statement On Bipartisan COVID-19 White House Meeting


SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement regarding today’s bipartisan White House virtual meeting with Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council, and bipartisan members of the Senate where they discussed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package: “Today’s meeting made clear…

Biden Signs Buy America Executive Order To Bolster U.S. Manufacturing


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 25, 2021)--today President Joe Biden  alone with Vice President Kamala Harris presence signed an executive order Monday aimed at promoting the "Buy American" agenda he campaigned on last year, which seeks to bolster U.S. manufacturing through the federal procurement process. The  Biden's Administration executive order directs agencies…

“Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Retains Neutralizing Activity Against Emerging Variants First Identified in the U.K. and the Republic of South Africa”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 25, 2021)--Moderna the U.S. biotechnology firm Moderna on Monday said lab studies showed its COVID-19 vaccine would remain protective against variants of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa. But out of caution, the company will test adding a second booster of its vaccine…

“President Biden to Sign Executive Order Strengthening Buy American Provisions, Ensuring Future of America is Made in America by All of America’s Workers”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 25, 2021)--today, while many American businesses are on the brink of having to close their doors because of the crises that our country faces, President Biden will sign an Executive Order to support manufacturers, businesses, and workers to ensure that our future is made in all of…

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2021)-today President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France to express his desire to strengthen bilateral ties with our oldest ally. President Biden also stressed his commitment to bolstering the transatlantic relationship, including through NATO and the United States’ partnership with…

Federal Law Enforcement Concerned About A Number of Threats Aimed At Congress Members


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2021 — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. official told The…

Most Republican’s Senators Have Reservation About Impeachment A Former President


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2021)---today several Republican made their rounds on Sunday talk shows--to discuss the February 8th upcoming impeachment trial. But, many of the  Republican senators have reservations about impeaching a former President of the United States although the Democrats say that its constitutional. "The plain text of the…

“Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Call With Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi”


PENTAGON (January 23, 2021)---today Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi today, reiterating American commitment to the U.S.-Japan Alliance and emphasizing its importance to the peace and security of the Indo-Pacific region.    Secretary Austin and Minister Kishi discussed a broad range of…

“Taiwan Reports Large Incursion By Chinese Air Force”


TAIPEI (January 23, 2021)---today eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan's air defence identification zone on Saturday (Jan 23), and Taiwan's air force deployed missiles to "monitor" the incursion, the island's Defence Ministry said. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, has…

“EU’s Michel Phones Putin To Demand Navalny’s ‘Immediate Release’


EUROPE (January 22, 2021)---"In my call with President Putin today, I reiterated (that the) EU is united in its condemnation of Alexei Navalny's detention and calls for his immediate release," Michel, who chairs EU summits, wrote on Twitter. "Russia must urgently proceed with full and transparent investigation into the assassination attempt on him."…

“Readout of Senior Administration Economic Officials’ Meeting with Small Business Leaders and Advocates”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 22, 2021)---today, Acting Small Business Administrator Tami Perriello, Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Bharat Ramamurti, and other senior Biden-Harris Administration officials from the SBA and Department of Treasury held a virtual meeting with more than 100 representatives…

“Biden’s Treasury Department To Work To Endure Families Get Access To Economic Impact Payments


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 22, 2021)---in response to President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Economic Relief Executive Order launching an all-of-government effort to provide economic relief, the U.S. Department of the Treasury will work to stand up an effort to help households who have not yet been able to access their stimulus payments…

Biden Delivers Remarks and Signed Two Executive Orders To Help Families and Small Businesses


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 22, 2021)---today President Joe Biden issued two executive orders  aimed at combating the nation’s ongoing hunger crisis and addressing the financial instability felt by millions of families and caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Biden's  orders follow a slew of other memos signed in his first few days in…

“Fact Sheet: President Biden’s New Executive Actions Deliver Economic Relief for American Families and Businesses Amid the COVID-19 Crises


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 22, 2021)---the White House released a factsheet laying out President Biden's new executive actions deliver economic relief for American families and businesses amid the covid-19 crises. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the United States economy into an economic crisis. Across the country, more than 10 million Americans are unemployed, 14…

“Biden Administration Expands P-EBT to Benefit Millions of Low-Income and Food Insecure Children During Pandemic”


WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced several efforts today to expand nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger and with authorities provided by Congress, USDA is increasing the Pandemic-EBT benefit…

“U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments”


WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C. David Grahn was named Principal Deputy General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel. Most recently, Grahn served as the Director of the Office of Regulatory…

Biden’s National Strategy To Combat COVID-19 Released


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021)---today President Joe Biden signed a  series of executive orders  to combat COVID-19. On Biden's first full day in office he has rolled out his national strategy to get the coronavirus pandemic under control and signing several executive actions, including ramping up vaccination supplies and requiring…

Articles of of Impeachment Due To Corruption: Representative Marjorie Green Vs. President Joe Biden


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021)---today Representative Marjorie Green (R-Ga) introduced "Articles of Impeachment against PResident Joe Biden on his second day in office. Representative Green said in a press release that she introduced "the articles of impeachment against Biden for his corrupt actions involving his quid pro quo in Ukraine…

Fauci’s Second COVID-19 Vaccine Shot Goes for the Knock Out


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021)--today Dr. Fauci shed light on how citizens may expect to react when taking the second dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine. [embed]https://twitter.com/BeeNewsDaily/status/1352338729478856705?s=20[/embed] Dr. Anthony Fauci stated to a Bloomberg reporter at the White House Thursday.  Fatigued is a symptoms ---after the flu shot are what immunologists would call…

Biden Disbanded Trump’s Educational Committee On Preserving American History


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021)---today, President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday in his first day in office, Biden disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission…

USDA Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries In the Nutrition, Rural Development and Marketing Areas


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021)---today the U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries in the Areas of Nutrition, Rural Development and Marketing and Regulatory Programs. USDA announced that nutrition policy expert Stacy Dean has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS). Prior to…

Canada-U.S. relationship under new President Joe Biden


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021)---the Toronto Sun wrote, "Don’t kid yourself, the Canada-U.S. relationship under new President Joe Biden isn’t getting off to a perfect start." Biden revoked the oil pipeline permit for TC Energy Corp's via executive order immediately after his inauguration on Wednesday. The cross-border bought economic development…

Biden Terminates Construction Of The Southern Border Of The United States And Orders Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021)---on day one, President Joe Biden has halted the building of the southern wall.  Biden intends  to redirect funding and repurpose contracts.  He has ordered "the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Attorney General,…

“Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)”


WASHINGTON, D.C.(January 21, 2021)---on day one of President Joe Biden's administration the president took action to "preserving and "fortifying DACA." Biden wrote "In 2012, during the Obama-Biden Administration, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued a memorandum outlining how, in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, the Department of Homeland Security should…

“Ranking Member Jason Smith Calls Out President Biden Over Dangerous and Costly Executive Order”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2021)---today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order abandoning construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Ranking House Member Jason Smith issued the following statement emphasizing the immediate price tag and safety concerns this order will have. “This Executive Order not only puts our nation’s security at risk,…

“Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2021)---today President Joe Biden signed an executive order  on advancing racial equity and support for the underserved communities through the federal government. Biden's order is directed at launching a government-wide initiative directing every federal agency to review its state of racial equity and deliver an action…

“President Joe Biden Announces Acting Federal Agency Leadership”


WASHINGTON, D.C.--today President Joe Biden  announced the acting agency leadership across the administration to assist in the next phase of the transition of government. These individuals, nearly all of whom are career civil servants, will temporarily lead federal agencies while Cabinet nominees continue moving through the confirmation process. These public servants…

Biden Signs Seventeen Orders, Memorandums and Proclamations On Day One


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2021)----today on day one President Joe Biden signed several executive orders to extend the eviction and foreclosure moratorium and to pause student loan interest payments, while driving Congress to approve the $1.9 trillion economic relief plan he unveiled last week.   Biden signed 17 executive orders, memorandums…

Read: Biden’s Regulatory Freeze Memorandum Pending Review


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2021)---today President Joe Biden, Jr. has taken immediate action to  undue President Donald J. Trump's executive orders. Biden expects to immediately rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate change, revoke a permit that former President Donald Trump granted to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and place a…

President Trump’s Farewell Remarks to the American People: We love you.  We will be back in some form.


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2021)---today President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump departed the White House enroute to Florida and private life.  Prior to boarding Air Force One for the final time as the 45th President of the United States of America----the President delivered remarks to his White…

Biden’s First Address As President To Our Nation, Love, Peace and Unity


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2021)---today President Joe Biden, Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America--standing in the shadows of forty-five other Presidents---to take the Oath.  Chief Justice Roberts administered the Oath to Biden before our Nation--which was widely divided following the 2020 Presidential…

Due To Security Reasons DOD Relieved 12 Guardsmen Stationed In DC for Inauguration From Duty


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021) ---the Department of Defense released this statement "with 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington to protect the U.S. Capitol and tomorrow's presidential inauguration of the U.S. 46th president, law enforcement officials have identified and removed 12 people in the Guard's ranks because of security precautions,…

President Donald J. Trump Declassified Certain Materials Related to the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane Investigation”


   WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2021)----today President Donald J. Trump declassified certain materials related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI)  "Crossfire Hurricane Investigation.    President Trump wrote in a Memorandum for the Attorney General, the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency "In response,…

President Donald J. Trump’s Farewell Address: “I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart, an optimistic spirit, and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come.”


WASHINGTON, D.C.(January 19, 2021)---President Donald J. Trump has one day left in his administration.  The Trump's Administration has delivered on their promises, to bring jobs and manufacturing back to America.  The administration also created more than 7 million jobs before the China pandemic.  Today, President Trump delivered his farewell address…

“Sanctions on Russian Entity and a Vessel Engaging in the Construction of Nord Stream 2 “


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2021)---today Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote in a press release that "today, the United States is imposing sanctions on the Russia-based entity KVT-RUS and identifying the vessel FORTUNA as blocked property.  KVT-RUS is being sanctioned pursuant to Section 232 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through…

“The United States Takes Further Action Against Enablers of Venezuelan Oil Transactions, Including Sanctions Evasion Network”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2021)---today, Secretary Mike Pompeo issued this statement about sanctioning  of the illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro.  "The United States has sanctioned three individuals and 11 entities for their ties to a network helping Nicolas Maduro and his illegitimate regime evade U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector. …

Buttigieg Is Biden’s Transportation Secretary Nominee and Big Investor


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2021)---President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg, to be Transportation secretary.  Buttigieg will have a confirmation hearing Thursday. Buttigieg lacks the experience to lead the Transportation Department---but he does have a  clear love for policy debates.  But serving as the Nation's Transportation Secretary is not preparation…

Biden Looks Over African American Ed Advocate and Appoints Black Lives Matter Advocate As Deputy Secretary of Education


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2021)---President-elect Joe Biden has named San Diego's Superintendent Cindy Marten for Deputy Education Secretary.   Marten was a second grade classroom teacher for 17 years before she took on other roles as a vice principal, principal, and literacy specialist.    In 2013 she was appointed to lead…