We begin on Friday, October 2nd, following his announcement late into Thursday night that he and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19, President Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed Military Medical Center “out of an abundance of caution.”
As a result of Trump’s positive test, the Trump campaign postpones all future campaign events. Vice President Mike Pence tests negative for the virus while campaign manager Bill Stepien and former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway test positive. Senators Ron Johnson, Thom Tillis, and Mike Lee also tested positive.
It’s a very sobering moment for the presidency. Faced with a deadly virus with a month until the election created the type of chaos you only see from a so-called October surprise.
Saturday, October 3rd, mixed messages emerge from the White House after Trump’s physician Dr. Sean Conley paints a rosy characterization of
The White House on Sunday changed tactics yet again on boosting the pandemic-hit US economy, this time urging lawmakers to back a plan to help small businesses weeks ahead of the presidential election.
The change comes after President Donald Trump’s Republican Party and Democrats both rejected, for different reasons, a beefed-up $1.8 trillion economic rescue plan proposed Friday.
In a letter Sunday to Congress, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged backing for a bill allowing some $130 billion in unused funds from a previous support plan to be redirected.
The money would be earmarked for businesses, particularly small and medium-sized companies, that are facing declining revenues while negotiations for more support drag on.
“Now is the time for us to come together and immediately vote on a bill to allow us to spend the unused Paycheck Protection Program funds while we continue to
Oct. 11 (UPI) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Sunday sent a letter to Congress calling for the release of unused Paycheck Protection Program funds amid ongoing talks on an additional round of COVID-19 stimulus.
Mnuchin and Meadows urged lawmakers to release the $134 billion in loans provided to small businesses to maintain operations and retain employees included in the $2 trillion CARES Act passed in March, while also criticizing Congress — particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — for their “all-or-nothing” approach to negotiating additional stimulus.
“The House has passed two separate partisan bills instead of compromising with us on bipartisan legislation like we have done in the past,” they wrote. “We will continue to try to work with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer. It is not just about the top-line number but also about legislation
Kudlow told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the White House expects support from Republicans in the upper chamber. A source told The Hill on Saturday that several senators expressed “significant concerns” about the proposal’s cost in a call with administration officials.
The White House economic adviser said on Sunday he does not think the coronavirus stimulus bill is “dead.”
“Republicans in the Senate put up their own bill a few weeks ago and got 53 votes, I think it was, so they united,” he said. “I think if an agreement can be reached, they will go along with it.”
Donald Trump insisted on Thursday he was ready to resume campaign rallies and felt “perfect” only one week after his Covid-19 diagnosis.
Sidelined from the trail because of his bout with coronavirus, President Donald Trump is planning to hold a campaign event at the White House this weekend, a person with knowledge of the event told USA TODAY.
Trump expects to speak from a balcony at the White House on Saturday, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Details were not immediately clear.
Planning for the event comes as the White House has been criticized for hosting an official ceremony last weekend on the South Lawn from which many attendees later tested positive for the virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci described that event, to mark the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as a “super spreader.”
White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday that President Trump has signed off on a new proposal for a coronavirus relief deal with Congress.
“The developments are very positive. They are very constructive. This is breakthrough stuff,” Mr. Kudlow said.
He didn’t give too many details on when the deal will be announced, but he expected it to include funds for small business Paycheck Protection Program loans, direct payments to Americans, enhanced unemployment benefits and airline relief.
The proposal is expected to be about $1.8 trillion, according to multiple reports.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin spoke Friday about the proposal for about 30 minutes, but no deal between the White House and Democrats has been reached.
“Of special concern, is the absence of an agreement on a strategic plan to crush the virus,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill. “For this and other provisions,
A White House directive issued last month that prohibits federal agencies, companies with federal contracts, and recipients of federal grants from participating in training that “promotes race or sex-stereotyping or scapegoating” has prompted confusion and pushback from employers. In the presidential debate last week, President Trump said he signed the order because “they were teaching people that our country is a horrible place, it’s a racist place. And they were teaching people to hate our country. And I’m not gonna allow that to happen.”
1. The order could affect many major U.S. companies, universities and hospitals.
Companies that have federal contracts, and universities and hospitals that receive federal grants are among those that could be affected.
2. Some companies are pausing programs.
Some companies are putting diversity training on pause, while several federal agencies have canceled scheduled events as they try to understand the directive. Trade groups representing
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The old adage is that a week is a long time in politics – this year’s US election is making a day in politics feel like an eternity. Since we went to press last week, hot off revelations about Donald Trump’s tax returns, we witnessed the miserable spectacle of the first presidential debate in Cleveland. That event – an international embarrassment for the US – was quickly overshadowed a few days later by the news that the president and his wife, Melania, had both tested positive for coronavirus.
H2scan Names Leon White New VP Transformer Sales and Business Development
White Brings More Than a Decade of Utility and Sales Experience
VALENCIA, Calif. -- October 5, 2020
H2scan, a leading provider of proven, proprietary hydrogen sensors and
technologies for utilities and industrial markets, announced today it has
named Leon White as its new Vice President of Transformer Sales and Business
In this role, White reports to company President and CEO Dennis Reid and is
responsible for global sales of H2scan’s hydrogen monitoring products within
the transformer industry.
White joins H2scan from Qualitrol, a company focused on condition-based
monitoring for utility assets, where he served as a senior sales manager in
the Midwest US region. Previously he worked as an application engineer and a
sales manager at General Electric. White began his career as a substation
design engineer at electric utility company, Ameren.
White has electrical engineering