The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing next week to consider the nomination of Rohit Chopra, President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
In just a few hours, Joe Biden will become the president of the United States. Today’s inauguration ceremony will not look like ceremonies past, though the day did begin with President-elect Biden attending church services, a tradition carried out by many previous presidents.
Earlier this week, YouTube announced that it will prevent video uploads to President Donald Trump’s account for at least one week. In so doing, YouTube joined other social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, in restricting the President’s access to its platform, citing as its rationale concerns about new sparks of violence in the run-up to the presidential inauguration.
In a blog post last September discussing the Electoral College, we reminded readers that, when election results are read aloud during a joint session of Congress, lawmakers are able to “object to the returns from any individual state as they are announced.”
Having potentially overridden President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (the House did so last night; the Senate is likely to follow suit in the days ahead), and with President Trump signing the COVID relief and omnibus spending bill into law on Sunday evening – five days after releasing a video in which he threatened to pocket veto the bill – the 116th Congress is now almost officially in the books.
As all of Washington – and, in fact, the United States – awaits news from the Capitol confirming that leaders in Congress have formally reached an agreement on another COVID relief bill, an infuriating truth is once again resurfaced.
“To me it appears evident that an executive ministry composed of men with the qualifications I have described would speedily restore the credit of government abroad and at home, would induce our allies to greater exertions in our behalf, would inspire confidence in monied men in Europe as well as in America to lend us ⟨those⟩ sums of which it may be demonstrated we ⟨stand⟩ in need from the disproportion of our national wealth to the expenses of the War.”
With more states certifying their 2020 election results this week, President Donald Trump announced that he would allow the official transition to the Biden administration to start.
Transitions can be difficult. Whether you’re starting a new job, trying to get a toddler to move from playtime to nap time or dealing with jet lag after traveling a long distance, adjusting to a new reality can be a challenge.