#USCongress

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Tim Scott is a Republican senator from South Carolina. (Photo credit: Twitter/SenTimScott)

  • Senator Tim Scott said that the Congress should not pass effective police reform
  • Police reforms aim to combat police misconduct, excessive force, and racial bias in policing
  • Scott, who is Black, was called a hypocrite for supporting Trump, who he said was racially offensive

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • US government is set to hit the limit on August 1
  • Treasury will have to exercise "extraordinary measures" if Congress doesn't act
  • The national debt as of the end of June was $28.5 trillion

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Antony Blinken is the US Secretary of State. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • More than twenty lawmakers have written to US Secretary of State
  • The lawmakers termed Islamophobia as a "global problem"
  • A sudden rise in anti-mosque incidents were reported in May and June

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Marjorie Taylor Greene is a Republican representative from Georgia. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@RepMTG)

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene's account will be in “read-only mode” for a period of 12 hours
  • She argued that the vaccines are not required as COVID was not a threat to people under the age of 65 and not obese
  • "These Big Tech companies are doing the bidding of the Biden regime," she said

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The estimated deficit is slightly lower than in the 2020 fiscal year, but higher than CBO's projection in February. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The federal debt is projected to rise to $23 trillion
  • The projected growth of US' GDP is 5% in 2022
  • Unemployment is expected to drop to 4.6% by the end of the year from 5.8%

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Gavin Newsom signed a law earlier this week to speed up the recall process. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Gavin Newsom faced widespread backlash over state coronavirus orders
  • He decried the recall bid as the work of anti-vaxxers and QAnon conspiracy theorists
  • Newsom is only the second sitting governor to face a recall election

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Donald Rumsfeld died at the age of 88 in New Mexico. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@RumsfeldOffice)

  • Rumsfeld was born in Illinois' Chicago and studied at Princeton University
  • He also served in the US Congress for a brief period
  • Rumsfeld served under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush

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US Supreme Court permitted same sex marriage in 2015. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • About 2% of House Representatives also belong to the LBGTQ community
  • Two US Senators also identify as queer
  • The Equality Act is currently stuck in the US Senate

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The legislation is said to be aimed at curbing the power of Big Tech firms with a sweeping reform of antitrust laws.(Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The bills could force an overhaul of the business practices of big time tech firms
  • This includes Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook
  • The bills would restrict how online platforms operate

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Greene led few Republicans in announcing the Fire Fauci Act . (Photo Credit: Twitter/Marjorie Greene)

  • The bill would reduce the famed infectious disease expert's government salary to zero
  • The bill is not expected to receive a floor vote in the Democratically-controlled House
  • Fauci had become a trusted figure in the government's COVID-19 response