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Florida GOP limits vaccine mandates, flouting White House

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House GOP , Unveils Plan for , Regaining the Majority. Politico reports that House Republican leaders plan to formally unveil an agenda focused on ramping up fossil-fuel production, curbing immigration and fighting crime. Politico reports that House Republican leaders plan to formally unveil an agenda focused on ramping up fossil-fuel production, curbing immigration and fighting crime. This is not just talking points. It’s actually a real agenda. It’s not a political agenda — it’s an agenda of what we want to do starting on Day One, Mario Diaz-Balart, House Representative From Florida, via Politico. On September 22, GOP leaders briefed members, highlighting that crime was a "top issue" alongside reducing reliance on foreign oil. On September 22, GOP leaders briefed members, highlighting that crime was a "top issue" alongside reducing reliance on foreign oil. Republicans believe the blueprint offers critical direction while the party fights to regain the majority. Politico reports that after the blueprint's soft launch, GOP representatives quickly started posting the plan's topline points across social media. Politico reports that after the blueprint's soft launch, GOP representatives quickly started posting the plan's topline points across social media. I think the American people, once they see that we mean business with this. I think it’s gonna restore trust, Bill Johnson, House Representative From Ohio, via Politico. Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell chimed in on Twitter to highlight key tenets of the plan. . Less inflation. More law and order. Parents’ rights. Border security. American energy, Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, via Twitter. The plan has reportedly received broad endorsement across both the conference and candidate slates. The blueprint was authored by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy alongside Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik. The blueprint was authored by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy alongside Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik. The blueprint was authored by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy alongside Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik

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House Passes Electoral Reform Bill , in Response to January 6. On September 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an electoral reform bill aimed at preventing presidents from overturning election results. 'The Washington Post' reports that the bill passed by a 229 to 203 vote. Nine Republicans broke with GOP ranks to join Democrats in supporting the measure. Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Zoe Lofgren of California wrote the Presidential Election Reform Act. Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Zoe Lofgren of California wrote the Presidential Election Reform Act. The bill explicitly cites the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack as the catalyst for amending the Electoral Count Act of 1887. According to the authors of the bill, the legislation is meant , “to prevent other future unlawful efforts to overturn presidential elections and to ensure future peaceful transfers of presidential power.”. Legal challenges are not improper, but Donald Trump’s refusal to abide by the rulings of the courts certainly was, Liz Cheney, Wyoming House Representative, via 'The Washington Post'. Legal challenges are not improper, but Donald Trump’s refusal to abide by the rulings of the courts certainly was, Liz Cheney, Wyoming House Representative, via 'The Washington Post'. In our system of government, elections in the states determine who is the president. Our bill does not change that. But this bill will prevent Congress from illegally choosing the president itself, Liz Cheney, Wyoming House Representative, via 'The Washington Post'. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the measure, “a historic and bipartisan legislative action to safeguard the integrity of future presidential elections.” . President Joe Biden has also endorsed the bill, calling it the next step in , “critically needed reform of the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act.”

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TX Sheriff Opens Criminal Investigation , Into DeSantis’ Migrant Flights to Martha’s Vineyard. NBC News reports that Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar made the announcement on Sept. 19. His office has launched a criminal probe into FL Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to fly close to 50 migrants to Martha's Vineyard last week. . While it's not apparent whether any laws were broken, Salazar said the migrants were seemingly , "lured under false pretenses" before being flown to Florida and Martha's Vineyard. . While it's not apparent whether any laws were broken, Salazar said the migrants were seemingly , "lured under false pretenses" before being flown to Florida and Martha's Vineyard. . They were promised work. They were promised the solution to several of their problems, Javier Salazar, Bexar County Sheriff, via statement. Salazar claims a recruiter was compensated with a "bird dog fee" to round up nearly 50 people near a migrant resource center in San Antonio, TX. . Salazar claims a recruiter was compensated with a "bird dog fee" to round up nearly 50 people near a migrant resource center in San Antonio, TX. . Salazar said that the migrants were then sent to Martha's Vineyard “for little more than a photo op or a video op, and they were unceremoniously stranded in Martha’s Vineyard.”. Salazar said that the migrants were then sent to Martha's Vineyard “for little more than a photo op or a video op, and they were unceremoniously stranded in Martha’s Vineyard.”. DeSantis denies breaking any laws and claims Florida helped the asylum-seekers find "greener pastures" after being "abandoned" in Bexar County. . Attorneys representing 30 of the migrants are also seeking criminal investigations, saying their clients “were induced to board airplanes and cross state lines under false pretenses.”. Immigration advocates have accused Republicans of using human beings for political stunts

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Biden to Meet With , Families of Russian Detainees , Griner and Whelan. On September 16, President Joe Biden will meet with the families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan at the White House. . CNN reports that this is the first time Biden has met with the families in person. . CNN reports that this is the first time Biden has met with the families in person. . According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden will meet with Griner's wife and Whelan's sister. According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden will meet with Griner's wife and Whelan's sister. Jean-Pierre says that Biden hopes to assure the families that the release of their loved ones remains "front of mind" for his administration. One of the things that the president wanted to make clear is, and one of the reasons he's meeting with the families, is that he wanted to let them know that they remain front of mind and that his team is working on this every day, on making sure that Brittney and Paul return home safely, Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary, via CNN. In February, Griner was detained after vape cartridges containing cannabis oil were found in her luggage. She was then sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of about $16,400. Paul Whelan has been imprisoned in Russia for over three years after being convicted of espionage charges which he has vehemently denied. Paul Whelan has been imprisoned in Russia for over three years after being convicted of espionage charges which he has vehemently denied. In June of 2020, he was sentenced to 16 years in prison following a trial denounced as unfair. CNN reports that the Biden administration has offered to exchange convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout as part of a trade for Griner and Whelan. CNN reports that the Biden administration has offered to exchange convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout as part of a trade for Griner and Whelan. While I would love to say that the purpose of this meeting is to inform the families that the Russians have accepted our offer and we are bringing their loved ones home, that is not what we're seeing in these negotiations at this time, Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary, via CNN. While I would love to say that the purpose of this meeting is to inform the families that the Russians have accepted our offer and we are bringing their loved ones home, that is not what we're seeing in these negotiations at this time, Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary, via CNN

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