US Domestic News Roundup: U.S. House Democrats seek to roll back Trump tax cuts for wealthy, corporations; Factbox-What you need to know about California's recall election and more
Democrats on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee said they will debate legislation this week that would achieve the changes as part of their broader, $3.5 trillion domestic investment plan. Factbox-What you need to know about California's recall election California voters will decide on Tuesday whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be removed from office before his first term ends.
Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs.
Leading Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday proposed a substantial roll-back of former President Donald Trump's tax cuts, including raising the top tax rate on corporations to 26.5% from the current 21%. Democrats on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee said they will debate legislation this week that would achieve the changes as part of their broader, $3.5 trillion domestic investment plan.
Factbox-What you need to know about California's recall election
California voters will decide on Tuesday whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be removed from office before his first term ends. Newsom, a Democrat, is only the second California governor to face a recall election. Here's what you need to know.
Larry Elder, right-wing radio host, seeks governorship in California recall
If California voters dump their governor in Tuesday's recall election, Gavin Newsom's most likely successor is Larry Elder, a radio host and lawyer who has rhapsodized about Donald Trump, mocked women, and derided the Black Lives Matter movement.
If a majority of California voters say "yes" to removing Newsom on the first part of the recall ballot, the top vote-getter on the second part of the ballot will become governor. Polls show Elder, a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, leading the field of 46 candidates running to replace Newsom - 24 Republicans, nine Democrats, and 13 who are either from third parties or are nonpartisan.
Iowa governor says she will appeal judge's order to allow mask mandates in schools
The governor of Iowa has said she will appeal a temporary order by a federal judge that aims to allow schools to enforce use of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has killed more than 6,300 people in the state. "We will appeal and exercise every legal option we have to uphold state law and defend the rights and liberties afforded to any American citizen protected by our constitution," Republican Governor Kim Reynolds said in a tweet on Monday night.
Californians to decide governor's fate in Republican-backed recall
California voters will decide on Tuesday whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom in a special election that has pitted the state's majority, Democrats, against Republican supporters of former President Donald Trump. Newsom, a first-term governor and former San Francisco mayor, is fighting for his political future in only the second recall election for governor in state history despite 55 attempts.
Florida governor threatens fines for cities, counties over vaccine mandates
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has threatened fines for cities and counties that mandate employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19, which has killed nearly 50,000 people in the state. "If a government agency in the state of Florida forces a vaccine as a condition to employment, that violates Florida law," DeSantis said in a press conference.
President Joe Biden on Monday renewed his push for significant investments to combat climate change as he visited California during a three-state western U.S. tour and took an aerial tour of areas hit by one of the country's worst fire seasons. The trip is aimed at highlighting the devastation caused by a warming planet, pushing for more resources to tackle the issue and touting the environmental initiatives that are part of the infrastructure bills his administration is pushing.
Biden campaigns with California governor on eve of Republican-backed recall election
President Joe Biden on Monday campaigned with California Governor Gavin Newsom on the eve of a Republican-backed recall race that both Democratic leaders cast as an attempted power grab by political acolytes of former President Donald Trump. Biden joined the embattled first-term governor in the port city of Long Beach, near Los Angeles, for Newsom's final rally ahead of a special election on Tuesday that will test the power of a Republican Party still dominated by Trump in a deeply Democratic state.
U.S. Senate Democrats to seek quick passage of revised election reform plan
U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a new version of an election reform bill that is a top priority of President Joe Biden, amid a wave of Republican state legislatures imposing restrictions on voting. Senator Amy Klobuchar and seven fellow Democrats, including moderates such as Joe Manchin, introduced the bill that would set national standards for states to follow as they administer elections.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken beat back criticism of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on Monday at a contentious congressional hearing where at least two Republicans called on him to resign. In five hours of often testy exchanges with lawmakers, Blinken defended President Joe Biden's decision to pull out and pushed back on accusations that the State Department should have done more to help Americans and at-risk Afghans to be evacuated, blaming the previous administration for lacking a plan.
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