House lawmakers torched the CDC director during his testimony before this House Health Subcommittee this week. On Thursday, Director Dr. Robert Redfield was called before the panel to give updates on the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump recently addressed the nation and promised an end to ongoing unrest as well as the restoration of law and order. While delivering his remarks Monday from the White House Rose Garden, the president’s first words were a lamentation for the tragic death of George Floyd whose family will receive justice as President Trump assured
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is announcing an upcoming increase in the price of gasoline. During a televised address Wednesday, the embattled leader hinted at what would be the first hike in gas prices since 2016.
More than 60 percent of assisted living facilities in the U.S. have failed to fulfill to Trump administration’s recommendation to test every resident and staff member for coronavirus in two-weeks.
The Trump administration is opposing the latest effort by Mainland China to extend its political control over Hong Kong.
The defense secretary has expressed optimism that the U.S. will be able to produce and provide a vaccine by the end of the year. On Friday, Mark Esper stated it is absolutely a possibility that the Trump administration will deliver a vaccine for COVID-19, at scale, by the end of 2020.
White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said there will likely be a fourth round of coronavirus stimulus legislation. In an interview Friday, he said relief will likely come “sooner rather than later” though timing is still up in the air.
The U.S. State Department recently alerted Congress about a possible arms deal with Taiwan, which is now causing additional strife with China. On Thursday, China’s Foreign Ministry criticized the potential sale of $180 million worth of torpedoes to Taiwan.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the administration is looking at new tax cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.