The White House threatened late Monday to veto the $4.5 billion House bill which would provide emergency funding at the border over concerns that legislation in its current form lacks the money necessary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to function properly and includes last-minute provisions thrown in by Democratic lawmakers “that would make our country less safe.”
President Trump met with top members of the House and Senate at the White House Thursday, after Iran shot down a U.S. drone flying over what the U.S. says was international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran claims the drone was in its airspace.The meeting, which included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and national security adviser John Bolton, came after Mr. Trump told reporters Iran’smay have been a mistake.
A source in the meeting tells CBS News “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan the meeting was a positive one, without arguments. Mr. Trump, the source said, went around the room and gathered input, although he did not run through options. No one objected to the premise of a U.S. response, but that had many possible permutations, according to the source.
Happening now: House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on “Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part II: Bipartisan Perspectives.” Center for a New American Security sr fellow Carrie Cordero, Univ of CA, Irvine School of Law prof Richard Hasen, Brookings Institution Global Democracy & Emerging Tech dir Alina Polyakova, and Univ of VA School of Law prof Saikrishna Prakash testify.
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YORK (May 3, 2019) – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that the York County Recorder of Deeds office could not explain the account balance of more than $2.14 million held in an escrow fund.
A recently completed audit found the lack of accountability of funds held in escrow dating back to 2009 where county officials failed to complete monthly liability reports showing when the money was collected and to whom the funds were due.
“My team traced this problem back a decade,” DePasquale said. “There must be a full accounting of the millions of dollars in public funds and a change in operations moving forward. There should be a paper trail on every penny of taxpayer funds at all times.”
Monthly reports are essential in providing immediate, up-to-date information, clear accountability over revenue and helping prevent any potential misuse of funds.
President Trump held a rally in Orlando on Tuesday night billed as the kickoff to his reelection campaign. And according to the Republican National Committee, he received nearly $25 million in contributions in less than a day.
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel announced Wednesday that Trump raised a “record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election.”
“The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen!” she tweeted.
London (CNN Business)Europe signaled Tuesday that it could return to printing money to boost its flagging economy, a potential reversal of policy that drew an immediate rebuke from President Donald Trump.European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said in a speech that he was open to boosting monetary stimulus if economic conditions in Europe don’t improve.He said that the ECB stands ready to use all tools at its disposal, which could include interest rate cuts and the revival of quantitative easing, which involves creating new money to buy assets such as government bonds.“In the absence of improvement, such that the sustained return of inflation to our aim is threatened, additional stimulus will be required,” he said in Sintra, Portugal.
Trump’s announcement comes after the administration reached a deal with Mexico two weeks ago in which Mexico agreed to stop the flow of illegal aliens headed to the U.S. border and in return, the administration canceled massive tariffs it was prepared to implement against Mexico.
- Amazon responded to Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that it pays warehouse workers “starvation wages” in a tweet that says it pays workers $15 an hour plus full benefits.
- Amazon tweeted at Ocasio-Cortez, saying: “Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage.”