Politics

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Letitia James will run for New York Governor
On Friday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that she was running for governor. James oversaw an investigation into allegations that former Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed numerous women.
 
Trump critic Kinzinger will not seek reelection
On Friday, Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger (43), who is on the panel investigating the January 6th Capitol attack, announced he would not seek reelection next year. Kinzinger has represented the northern Illinois congressional district since 2013 and was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump on charges of inciting an insurrection.
 
Biden announces the latest spending plan
On Thursday, President Biden and Democratic leaders unveiled the framework for a $1.75 trillion bill to reform the nation's social programs and address climate change. Biden encouraged Democrats to put aside their differences and support his chief legislative priority.
 
Top oil executives testify before House Oversight Committee
CEOs and top executives from major oil companies appeared before congressional Democrats for allegedly concealing evidence about the dangers of global warming. In attendance were the heads of ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, and BP America.
 
Wyden introduces new income tax proposal for billionaires
On October 27th, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced his Billionaires Income Tax proposal. According to Wyden, the tax proposal will apply to approximately 700 taxpayers with an annual income of over $100 million or assets worth more than $1 billion for 3 consecutive years.
 
Paid leave dropped from spending bill
Democrats plan to drop family and medical paid leave from President Biden's Build Back Better spending program. The move comes after Senator Joe Manchin raised objections to include a guaranteed paid leave scheme in the social safety net bill.
 
President Biden campaigns in VA for Terry McAuliffe
On October 26th, President Joe Biden visited Arlington, VA, to campaign for Terry McAuliffe at a grassroots event. Terry McAuliffe is the Democratic candidate for the upcoming gubernatorial elections in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
Rosenworcel becomes 1st Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
On October 26th, President Joe Biden nominated Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn for Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Biden also designated Rosenworcel as the Chairperson of the FCC. Rosenworcel is the first woman in history to serve as the Chair of the FCC.
 
Details of corporate minimum tax proposal revealed
On Tuesday, Senate Democrats unveiled details about their proposal to implement a 15% minimum tax on corporate profits to cover the cost of President Biden's social spending bill. Introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Angus King, and Ron Wyden, the proposal would apply to around 200 companies that report over $1 billion in annual profits.
 
Sudan’s prime minster and his wife allowed to return home
Sudan's prime minister Abdalla Hamdok and his wife were allowed to return home - they had been detained when the military seized power in a coup. Department of State spokesperson Ned Price stated, "Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The Secretary welcomed the Prime Minister's release from custody and reiterated his call on Sudanese military forces to release all civilian leaders in detention and to ensure their safety."