Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee shared a stark list of 18 “common sense” amendments that proposed strengthening US border security, as part of the $3.5 trillion spending plan.
They all voted against the democratic majority.
While Democrats refused to allow a transparent process or support common sense solutions, Homeland Security Republicans made reasonable adjustments to secure the southern border, mitigate threats from al Qaeda and ISIS, enhance cybersecurity and transportation security infrastructure, and support frontline workforces in unprecedented ways—all Critical Homeland Security Effort Missing From the Speaker Nancy PelosiThe commission said in a statement issued Wednesday.
Rejections come at a pivotal time. The Republican National Committee reported that since February, there have been more than 1.2 million “encounters of illegal immigrants” at the southern border.
Those rejected amendments included proposals to hire an additional 2,000 U.S. Border Patrol employees, provide more funding for physical barriers and border security infrastructure, along with pay increases and bonuses for frontline workers such as transportation security officers and FAAs. The commission is also seeking multiple improvements to counter transnational criminal organizations as well as an amendment that would prohibit the use of Department of Homeland Security funds to purchase any drone system manufactured in China.
A potential political change is afoot in the Lone Star State, particularly among the Tejanos-Texas of Mexican descent.
Democrats lose Texas Latinos. The party assumes that people of color will turn the state blue. But most teganos consider themselves white. “More Republican Votes,” the independent reporter wrote. Jack Herrera, in a new analysis for the October issue of Texas Monthly.
He said the identity-based voter education Democrats deployed during the 2020 election would have worked well with Latinos in New York — but not Texas.
Republicans, by contrast, have recognized that Hispanic South Texans share many of the same values as non-Hispanic white voters elsewhere in Texas and have swept rhetoric about defending gun rights, promoting the oil and gas industry, restricting abortion, and supporting the law. Compulsory Mr. Herrera noted that the Republicans had proven more persuasive.
“Our state’s Hispanic residents are more likely to identify as white than are Hispanic city dwellers elsewhere in the country. With many generations rooted deep in the lands annexed from Mexican control to United States control, many also reject to be considered immigrants. In 2020, ignorance of these facts has embarrassed state and national Democrats. While Hispanic South Texans are proud of their Mexican heritage, many do not consider themselves “people of color” at all.
All this means is that, despite Democrats’ cheerful assurances, demography is not destiny. Texas will indeed have a Hispanic plurality soon. However, the term “Hispanic” does not describe race nor political allegiance. When it comes to race, Texas will remain overwhelmingly white, with more than 75 percent of its residents identified as such. And if Democrats continue to bleed votes in places like McAllen and Laredo, Texas could turn redder.
Networks get good news
CBS, NBC, and ABC were thrilled when the California governor did. Gavin Newsom He won his impeachment election on Tuesday. ‘Proof’ announced on CBS, ‘Resounding Confirmation’ written on ABC and ‘Win for Democrats’ on NBC Scott Whitlock Analyst for Newsbusters.org, a conservative news watchdog.
However, no particular Republican received such treatment.
When then Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin called out his personal summons in 2012, and the networks threw a “tantrum,” Mr. Whitlock said. MSNBC reporters said they were “shocked and stunned” by Mr. Walker’s victory, while CBS noted that wealthy donors played a role.
In his analysis, Mr. Whitlock noted that “the discrepancy between 2012 and 2021 shows that journalistic standards seem to be whatever the current Democratic talking point today”.
Incidentally, Fox News was the most watched cable news network during the California election with 3.3 million primetime viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Catch Rocky and Rambo
Americans still have a place in their hearts for the Hollywood giant Sylvester StalloneEspecially for his famous movies “Rocky” and “Rambo”. Some of the items the star wore or used in those films will be up for auction.
Los Angeles-based Julian Auctions told Inside the Beltway that they expect the mouth guards Mr. Stallone wears in the movie Rocky will fetch $8,000, and the boxing gloves he used will fetch $20,000.
Rambo collectibles and their expected prices include a knife set ($20,000); sweatshirt worn by the actor ($20,000); – assault rifle ($20,000); personal headband ($10,000); original working transcript ($10,000); quiver arrow ($5,000); and combat boots ($300).
An auction is scheduled for December, which Darren Julian, the auction house’s CEO, expects to be “epic.” Take a peek at the Stallone event – and other auctions – at Juliensauctions.com.
• 61% of adults in the US said changes to public health recommendations during the COVID-19 outbreak “make sense because scientific knowledge is always updated”; 39% of Republicans and 80% of Democrats agree with this view.
• Overall, 55% said the changing guidance made them question whether public health officials were holding back important information. 74% of Republicans and 39% of Democrats agree with him.
• Overall, 53% said that changing recommendations made them feel overwhelmed. 64% of Republicans and 44% of Democrats agree.
• Overall, 51% said the changing guidance reassured them that public health officials remain abreast of new information. 27% of Republicans and 72% of Democrats agree.
• 51% say these changes have made them less confident in the recommendations of officials. 75% of Republicans and 32% of Democrats agree.
Source: Pew Research American Trends Commission poll of 10,328 American adults August 23-29 and released September 15.
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