Former Fort Bend Co. Sheriff Troy Nehls shares his experience inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021
Former Fort Bend County Sheriff, U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls (R) Tx-Dist. 22 was on his third day in Congress when hundreds of people who refused to believe President Donald Trump lost the election stormed the Capitol building. in Washington D.C.
Texas had the 2nd most arrests at the Capitol Insurrection. 1 year later, that still matters – Houston Public Media
Just over 700 people have been arrested and charged with crimes dealing with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol last Jan. 6. While thousands traveled from 45 states to Washington D.C., Texas has the dubious distinction of having the second highest number of people arrested for their part in the attempt to overthrow a democratic election.houstonpublicmedia.org
Capitol Police chief warns threat level is "much higher" than a year ago — but a repeat of January 6 is "much less likely"
Tom Manger said the department has addressed areas such as planning for big demonstrations, intelligence gathering and making sure officers have the training and equipment they need.cbsnews.com
US intelligence agencies failed to act on warnings of Capitol riot, says damning senate report
US intelligence agencies were forewarned of plans to storm the Capitol on January 6 but failed to take them seriously, a damning Senate report concluded. The Capitol Police's intelligence division began gathering information from early December that armed protesters planned to surround Congress on January 6, including online posts stating: “Bring guns. It’s now or never.” The intelligence failings, "chaotic" communication channels, poor planning and equipment meant police officers were "put in anews.yahoo.com
Defendant, who prosecutors say stormed Capitol in a QAnon shirt, says he 'fell victim' to conspiracies and was fed 'a pack of lies' by Trump
Douglas Jensen was pictured sporting a T-shirt with a QAnon logo with an eagle at the center, accompanied by the conspiracy theory group's slogan.news.yahoo.com
Fencing around outer perimeter of U.S. Capitol complex removed
Washington — More than two months after the attack on the Capitol, security fencing around the perimeter of the complex has been taken down, U.S. Capitol Police announced on Wednesday. "All of the fencing that surrounded the outer perimeter of the U.S. Capitol Complex has been removed. Stacks of disassembled security fencing outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Erin Scott/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFederal law enforcement and National Guard troops erected extensive fencing around the Capitol in the wake of the attack. Thousands of National Guard troops were sent to Washington in the weeks after the assault, with many placed inside the Capitol complex.cbsnews.com
Facebook's suggestion to reform internet law is a 'masterful distraction,' says Silicon Valley congresswoman
Rep. Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat whose district includes Silicon Valley, called Zuckerberg's proposal a "masterful distraction" during a virtual press conference Wednesday. Eshoo sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and will have the opportunity to question Zuckerberg on Thursday. But tech advocates say even seemingly small changes could disrupt services that all internet users have come to rely on. The law essentially shuttered parts of the internet and sex work advocates have claimed it has made the industry less safe. "Pretending the internet is only Facebook, Twitter and Google will lead to laws that ensure that's the result."cnbc.com
Democrats ask cable and streaming providers about their role in spreading misinformation ahead of Capitol riot
Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., speaks during a rally in the Capitol Building to call on the Senate to vote on House Democrats' prescription drugs and health care package on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Lawmakers are looking beyond the social media companies when it comes to cracking down on misinformation. Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., sent letters to top executives at AT&T, Verizon, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Charter, Dish, Cox, Altice, Google parent Alphabet, and Disney-owned Hulu on Monday, urging them to address misinformation on their services. Eshoo and McNerney identified Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network as channels that aired misinformation in the lead-up to the riot and that have spread false information about Covid-19. Representatives for the companies named in this article did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the letters.cnbc.com
Georgia prosecutor investigates election after Trump call
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, right, walks to his office in the Capitol Building Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Atlanta. In a Jan. 2 telephone conversation with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Trump repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results of the presidential election, an assertion the secretary of state firmly rejected. After the November general election, Trump refused to accept that Biden had beaten him. Prior to his call last month to Raffensperger, Trump had tried to pressure others in Georgia. Investigators with the secretary of state’s office who look into such complaints typically present their findings to the state election board, which then decides how to proceed.
Georgia election officials investigate Trump call
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, right, walks to his office in the Capitol Building Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Atlanta. “The Secretary of State’s office investigates complaints it receives. Trump had refused to accept his loss to Democrat Joe Biden and focused much of his attention on Georgia, a traditionally red state that he narrowly lost. During the Jan. 2 phone call, Trump repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results, an assertion the secretary of state firmly rejected. Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Trump, said in a statement that there was “nothing improper or untoward about a scheduled call between President Trump, Secretary Raffensperger and lawyers on both sides.”Investigators will present their findings to the state election board, which will then decide how to proceed.
Capitol Police officer who died after riot lies in honor
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pay their respects to the late U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick as an urn with his cremated remains lies in honor on a black-draped table at center of Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Washington. AdThe arrival of Sicknick's remains at 9:30 p.m. was solemn, with dozens of Capitol Police standing at attention as his urn was carried up the Capitol steps. There was a viewing period for his Capitol Police colleagues overnight, and lawmakers were to pay tribute at a ceremony Wednesday morning. Ad“The insurrectionist attack on January 6 was not only an attack on the Capitol, but was a traumatic assault targeting Members,” she said. Sicknick is only the fifth person to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, a designation for those who are not elected officials, judges or military leaders.
Officer who died after DC riot to lie in honor in Capitol
A memorial for U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick is visible near the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Officer Sicknick was killed by rioters in last Wednesday's attack on the Capitol Building. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died at the hands of the mob that besieged the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, will lie in honor next week in the building's Rotunda, congressional leaders said Friday. During the Capitol siege, as rioters seething over President Donald Trump’s election loss stormed the building, Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. In their joint statement, Pelosi and Schumer said: “On behalf of the House of Representatives and the Senate, it is our great privilege to pay tribute to Officer Sicknick with this lying-in-honor ceremony.
The Latest: Clinton says Biden swearing-in lifted her heart
Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony in the White House on Wednesday night. The Senate has voted to confirm Avril Haines as the new director of national intelligence, giving President Joe Biden the first member of his Cabinet. Workers removed the giant sign from the department’s C Street lobby on Wednesday shortly after President Joe Biden was inaugurated. ___5:20 p.m.President Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders from the Oval Office hours after his inauguration. ___4:55 p.m.President Joe Biden has directed that federal agencies halt all rulemaking until his administration has time to review proposed regulations.
Washington prepares for Joe Biden's Inauguration Day
The U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as American flags are placed in the ground on the National Mall on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The nation will mark the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, two weeks after the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Some 25,000 armed National Guard members will be on high alert as Joe Biden takes the oath, becoming the oldest president in history at 78. Kamala Harris will make history as the first female, Black and South Asian vice president. The National Mall, historically filled with onlookers, will be closed to the public and dotted with 200,000 flags to represent the crowd that might have assembled.cnbc.com
Capitol rioters aimed to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials, federal prosecutors allege
Pro-Trump extremists who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” with one rioter leaving a note for Vice President Mike Pence warning “justice is coming,” federal prosecutors wrote in a court filing that provides the most detailed explanation yet for what the mob planned that day. The rioters vandalized the building and ransacked offices after forcing senators and House members to evacuate and take shelter. A top federal prosecutor in Washington said Friday that nearly 275 investigations had been opened. AdvertisementHe has been critical of the Trump administration, including for its response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico in 2017. “The president has shown again he don’t give a damn about poor people,” Honoré said on CNN at the time.latimes.com
Federal charges filed against Hammond man Kash Lee Kelly for Capitol insurrection
“We feel like our voices weren’t being heard which is why we ran through that Capitol Building. To let them know this is our house, and we were united, black, brown, red, yellow, didn’t matter … white, everybody stood together, we ran through that building and let them know this is our house, this is our country, and that’s our President,” authorities quote him as saying in the video. “And we’re not going to let them (expletive) with us, man, (expletive) with our liberty and our freedoms, we’re going to keep doing what we are doing.”chicagotribune.com
The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter
Security surrounds the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Azar says he will resign at noon on Jan. 20, when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in. TSA is also providing officers to help the Secret Service screen people along the parade route and attending Biden’s inauguration Wednesday. Pence’s call comes less than a week before President-elect Joe Biden and Harris are set to take office. President Donald Trump hasn’t reached out to Biden and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Biden’s win.
Federal watchdogs open probe of response to Capitol riot
Members of the National Guard walk past the Dome of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Now, the Defense Department inspector general will review the Pentagon's “roles, responsibilities, and actions” in preparing for and responding to the riot. He said the information was quickly shared with other law enforcement agencies through the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general office said it would look into the response of its component agencies, focusing in part on the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. That unit issues alerts to law enforcement agencies around the country.
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Attends Security Briefing at FBI’s Strategic Information and Operations Center on Inauguration Planning and Recent Capitol Attack
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen attended a briefing today at the FBI’s Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC) on the recent attack on the Capitol building and law enforcement preparations for the upcoming presidential inauguration. Following the briefing, he addressed the assembled law enforcement partners and thanked them for their efforts. Following that security briefing, Mr. Rosen met with a team of FBI leaders for another update on the investigations concerning the attack on the Capitol building. To date, approximately 80 cases have been charged and 34 individuals have been arrested for their alleged criminal conduct during the attack on the Capitol Building. The Department also launched a new online service for the public and media to track defendants charged with criminal offenses related to the Capitol attack.justice.gov
National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down
Members of the National Guard walk past the Dome of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. The number of National Guard troops coming to Washington to assist with security has so far grown to about 21,000, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told Vice President Mike Pence at a briefing Thursday. National Guard members operate under strict rules of engagement on the use of force. D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee estimated Wednesday that more than 20,000 National Guard members would be active in the city on Inauguration Day.
Houston police officer resigns after being accused of penetrating Capitol, HPD says
HOUSTON – Houston police said Thursday morning that an officer accused of “penetrating” the U.S. Capitol building last week has announced his resignation from the department. https://t.co/5HlwgGuIJf — Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) January 14, 2021Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during remarks Wednesday that the Houston police officer -- on his own time -- attended the Trump rally in Washington and then “penetrated” the U.S. Capitol building last week. There is an investigation underway and Acevedo said he is “highly confident” he will be facing federal charges. “There is no excuse for criminal activity, especially from a police officer,” Acevedo said. FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Twitter blocks 70,000 QAnon accounts after Capitol riot
Twitter says it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy theory following last week's U.S. Capitol riot. The content purge comes after both Twitter and Facebook suspended President Donald Trump from their platforms, with Twitter citing "the risk of further incitement of violence." The QAnon conspiracy theory is centered on the baseless belief that Trump is waging a secret campaign against "deep state" enemies and a child sex trafficking ring run by satanic pedophiles and cannibals. Twitter has previously tried to crack down on QAnon, removing more than 7,000 accounts in July. "These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service," Twitter said.cbsnews.com
Corporations halt political donations, with some singling out Republicans
Some of America's biggest corporate names — from American Express to Facebook — said they are pausing their political donations in the wake of the deadly riot at the Capitol Building. By Monday morning, the number of big businesses halting political donations had become a flood. Among them are American Express, Airbnb, AT&T, Comcast, Dow, Google, Facebook, Ford Motors, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard and Microsoft. But the freeze on political donations reflects the widening fallout for Mr. Trump and his allies stemming from the Capitol protest. Citigroup confirmed Sunday that it is pausing all federal political donations for the first three months of 2021.cbsnews.com
Some people are out of their jobs after images of them at Capitol riots appear online
Some people who were at the Capitol on Wednesday are out of their jobs after images of them at the protests there appeared online. In a Facebook post on what appears to be Davis' profile page, Davis seems to refer to the video Sollenberger shared, saying the video was taken out of context. Saccone said he did not condone violence and did not see any violence at the Capitol, but did see smoke from tear gas. Saccone also posted a video of himself at the protests on Facebook on Wednesday, which also appears to have been deleted. "The Republican Party of Texas in no way endorses Walter West's statement about the lawlessness occurring at the Capitol Building," the party's statement reads.cbsnews.com
HPD Chief Art Acevedo slams Ted Cruz for 'fanning flames of mistrust' in U.S. Capitol attack
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo didn't mince words when he sounded off on one lawmaker's rhetoric leading up to Wednesday's attack on the U.S. Capitol. Acevedo slammed Texas senator Ted Cruz on Twitter, calling him out for "fanning the flames of mistrust" in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. "Shame on you, @Ted Cruz, who fed the false narrative about our election, which has led to what we are witnessing in our Nation’s Capitol. Right before the Jan. 6 assault on Capitol Hill, Cruz spearheaded the move on the Capitol building floor to formally object the certification of Arizona's electoral vote count. And Texans should hold Sen. Ted Cruz accountable for this fiasco."chron.com
Capitol Police officer dies from injuries in pro-Trump riot
A U.S. Capitol Police officer died Thursday night after sustaining injuries at the pro-Trump riot in Washington, D.C., just a day prior, authorities said. The 42-year-old officer, identified as Brian D. Sicknick, was injured while "physically engaging with protesters." The details surrounding Sicknick's death are unclear. Officer Brian Sicknick U.S. Capitol Police via APVice President Mike Pence called Sicknick's family Friday afternoon to express his condolences, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to CBS News. Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, called Sicknick's death "gut-wrenching."cbsnews.com
Capitol Police chief resigning after riot at U.S. Capitol
Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning after the violent protests on the U.S. Capitol just a day prior, a department spokesperson told CBS News. "It has been a pleasure and true honor to serve the United States Capitol Police Board and the Congressional community," Sund wrote in his resignation letter. The angry mob on Wednesday overwhelmed police officers, breaching the Capitol Building, breaking windows, destroying congressional offices and fighting officers. Ahead of announcing his resignation, Sund defended the police response. "Many of our Capitol Police just acted so bravely and with such concern for the staff," Pelosi said Thursday.cbsnews.com
Wall Street's reaction to Washington mayhem? All-time highs
If the day pro-Trump protesters turned violent and stormed the Capitol Building ultimately goes down as a stain on U.S. history, Wall Street seemed to take little notice. Stocks rose Wednesday as the riot was unfolding and continued to ascend into record terrain on Thursday. Wall Street strategists take a different view. Stocks rose nearly 50% in a little more than a year after President Richard Nixon resigned in August 1974 following the Watergate scandal. Although it may strike some as bizarre, this week's turmoil in Washington, D.C., may be seen as a positive on Wall Street.cbsnews.com
Siege of the U.S. Capitol "was a total failure of security," former CIA leader says
The political violence at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after law enforcement officers were overrun by a mob of Trump supporters "was a total failure of security," said Michael Morell, CBS News senior security contributor and former CIA acting director. Morell said U.S. Capitol Police and other agencies failed to anticipate and prepare for what was coming. "They should have known that those protesters would show at the Capitol and they should've been prepared for that with hundreds of officers," Morell told CBSN on Thursday. U.S. Capitol Police officers in the House chamber stood behind barricades, pointing their guns at the door. Thursday morning, crews began installing a 7-foot-high security fence around the Capitol, which will stay in place for at least 30 days.cbsnews.com
D.C. mayor calls for congressional inquiry into security failures that enabled insurrection
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a news conference on D.C. statehood in the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The mayor of Washington, D.C., called on Congress to establish a panel to investigate the security lapses that enabled a mob to penetrate the U.S. Capitol Complex and threaten lawmakers. At least 50 officers were injured in the attack, including several who have been hospitalized with serious injuries, Sund said on Thursday. President Trump was literally inciting them. Bowser also called for Congress to transfer control of the D.C. National Guard from the president to her office.cnbc.com
Statement of Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen
“Yesterday, our Nation watched in disbelief as a mob breached the Capitol Building and required federal and local law enforcement to help restore order. The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that those responsible for this attack on our Government and the rule of law face the full consequences of their actions under the law. Our criminal prosecutors have been working throughout the night with special agents and investigators from the U.S. Capitol Police, FBI, ATF, Metropolitan Police Department and the public to gather the evidence, identify perpetrators, and charge federal crimes where warranted. Some participants in yesterday’s violence will be charged today, and we will continue to methodically assess evidence, charge crimes and make arrests in the coming days and weeks to ensure that those responsible are held accountable under the law.”justice.gov
Trump Cabinet officials condemn Capitol riot but avoid criticizing the president
The officials, however, stopped short of criticizing the president, who had urged his supporters to take action. Trump, during a rally earlier outside the White House, had encouraged thousands of supporters to march to the Capitol to protest what historically have been ceremonial proceedings. Trump returned to the White House after his speech and later told supporters in a tweeted video "you have to go home now" but he didn't condemn the violence. In a series of tweets Wednesday evening, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the storming of the U.S. Capitol "unacceptable." In a tweet Wednesday evening, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote "Violence is always unacceptable.cnbc.com
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Regarding the Overrunning of the U.S. Capitol Building
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen issued the following statement:"The violence at our Nation’s Capitol Building is an intolerable attack on a fundamental institution of our democracy. From the outset, the Department of Justice has been working in close coordination with the Capitol Police and federal partners from the Interior Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Guard, as well as the Metropolitan Police and other local authorities. Earlier this afternoon, the Department of Justice sent hundreds of federal law enforcement officers and agents from the FBI, ATF, and the U.S. Marshals Service to assist the Capitol Police in addressing this unacceptable situation, and we intend to enforce the laws of our land."justice.gov
Former presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton and other leaders weigh in after mob breaks into Capitol
A mob of violent protesters made its way into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, forcing police to evacuate lawmakers and delaying the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. Now we’re seeing the consequences, whipped up into a violent crescendo.”Here’s my statement on today’s violence at the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/jLCKo2D1Ya — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 7, 2021Former President Bill Clinton: “Today we faced an unprecedented assault on our Capitol, our Constitution, and our country. The outcome of this democratic election must be respected.”Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican from Wyoming: “We just had a violent mob assault the Capitol in an attempt to prevent those from carrying out our Constitutional duty. There is no question that the President formed the mob, the President incited the mob, the President addressed the mob.
‘A Coup’ — Ted Cruz Faces Calls For Resignation After Attempted Insurrection At Capitol – Houston Public Media
When pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol Building, Cruz and Paxton quickly urged them to remain peaceful. — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 6, 2021In a written response to TPR inquiries, Sen. Ted Cruz’s press office forwarded a quote from one of his floor speeches. Texas congressman Louie Gohmert has filed a lawsuit and multiple appeals in his effort to overturn the results of the election. While Cruz and Paxton pushed back on the results of a fair and free election, some other Texas Republicans stood by the outcome. "And publicly castigating the members of their party — including President Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — for engaging in this conduct."houstonpublicmedia.org
Trump calls for 'no violence' on Twitter as rioters storm, break into Capitol
UPDATE:President Donald Trump has released a statement in a video posted to Twitter amid pro-Trump rioters storming of the Capitol. Trump told rioters to "go home" and repeated baseless claims of election fraud. "This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people," Trump said in the video. "I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful," Trump tweeted. Less than an hour earlier, Trump attacked Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter, repeating baseless claims of widespread election fraud, as protests began outside of the Capitol.chron.com
U.S. Capitol secured hours after pro-Trump rioters invade Congress
Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who are all in the line of presidential succession were taken to secure locations. Members of the DC National Guard are deployed outside of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. U.S. Capitol Police stand detain protesters outside of the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty ImagesWashington Mayor Muriel Bowser requested the deployment of the National Guard and issued a citywide 6 p.m. Ralph Northam said he was sending members of his state's National Guard and 200 state troopers to help restore order.cnbc.com
Trump will campaign for Georgia GOP Senate candidates, urges supporters not to boycott runoff elections
But the GOP's hold on the Senate depends on winning at least one of Georgia's two runoffs. Georgia election rules called for runoff races when no candidate exceeded 50% of voter share in either race during the Nov. 3 general election. Trump will travel to Georgia on Dec. 5 to campaign for Perdue and Loeffler, according to White House spokesman Judd Deere. The president's persistent attacks on election integrity could impact the outcome of the January runoffs, GOP strategist and pollster Frank Luntz told CNBC. Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia wave to supporters during a rally on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia.cnbc.com
Democratic bills aim at cracking down on targeted political ads on Facebook and Google
Two new Democratic proposals aim to crack down on the ways political campaigns can target narrow groups of voters on platforms like Facebook and Google. The latest to be announced comes from Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., whose "Banning Microtargeted Political Ads Act" would place limits on how narrowly political campaigns could target their messages online. Sophisticated targeting tools are part of what has made digital platforms like Facebook and Google become valuable tools for political advertisers. The bills are likely to draw scrutiny as several conservatives have previously criticized tech platform's stricter targeting policies. The bill, introduced in October 2017, would require platforms to maintain stringent records of political advertising spend and take steps to prevent foreign actors from buying political ads.cnbc.com
5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday
Dow shoots higher on new Fed pledgeA pedestrian passes by the New York Stock Exchange ,NYSE, in New York, the United States, March 17, 2020. Eric Baradat | AFP | Getty ImagesThe United States has the third most coronavirus cases in the world, with over 35,000 and 471 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Washington state has the second-most cases, with nearly 2,000 confirmed and 95 deaths. President Donald Trump on Sunday activated the National Guard in New York, Washington state and California in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Italy's death toll spikes to over 5,400 as Germany's chancellor goes into quarantineGlobal coronavirus cases topped 343,000, with 14,789 deaths and over 98,800 recoveries.cnbc.com
Senate coronavirus stimulus bill fails again
Democrats and Republicans continue to negotiate terms on a massive stimulus package, two Senate aides told CNBC. Senate rules mandate that a cloture vote has to "ripen" for one full day before it the Senate can vote, unless the currently quarreling Senate unanimously decides to hold a vote sooner. Three-fifths of the Senate must vote for cloture in order to end debate and move the bill along. The bill previously failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Sunday and again Monday afternoon. Senate Democrats have criticized the $500 billion fund that the Republican proposal sets aside for distressed businesses, calling it a bailout fund "with no strings attached."cnbc.com