Lawmakers threaten Big Oil CEOs with subpoenas for climate disinformation campaign

A day-long Congressional hearing on ‘climate disinformation’ on Thursday, where executives of some of the world’s largest oil companies defended themselves against lawmakers, ended with House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney threatening to issue subpoenas. “Please know that I do not take this step lightly … we are at code red for climate… Continue reading Lawmakers threaten Big Oil CEOs with subpoenas for climate disinformation campaign

Lawmakers question whether top Amazon executives lied to Congress

Five members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy questioning whether the company’s top executives misled Congress or lied under oath as part of a broad investigation into competitive practices at big tech companies. Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., David Cicilline, D-R.I., Ken Buck, R-Colo., Pramila Jayapal, D-Calif., and Matt… Continue reading Lawmakers question whether top Amazon executives lied to Congress

Lawmakers slam UK’s Covid response, say ‘herd immunity’ strategy a public health failure

LONDON — The U.K government’s approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak at the start of the pandemic has been called one of the country’s worst ever public health failures, following an inquiry by British lawmakers. The report, which examined the U.K.’s initial response to the Covid pandemic, found that the government made major mistakes at… Continue reading Lawmakers slam UK’s Covid response, say ‘herd immunity’ strategy a public health failure

Lawmakers have a deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase, Senate Majority Leader Schumer says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday morning that lawmakers have reached a deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase after hours of discussion with GOP leader Mitch McConnell. “I have some good news,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said from the Senate floor. “We have reached agreement to extend the debt ceiling through early December, and it’s… Continue reading Lawmakers have a deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase, Senate Majority Leader Schumer says

Facebook is getting hammered by lawmakers, consumers and even investors

Facebook is in the eye of the storm. Politicians from both sides of the aisle are livid after a trove of leaked internal documents revealed that Facebook has long known, from its own research, the severe harm its apps can cause. Consumers are mad from being knocked off the company’s services for six hours on… Continue reading Facebook is getting hammered by lawmakers, consumers and even investors

Paid family leave could become law. Families share how it could change things for them

Today, only some workers have access to paid time off to care for their loved ones or their own medical needs. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have proposed a national paid leave policy so that all workers can take time out of work. The Covid-19 pandemic has helped focus attention on the issue,… Continue reading Paid family leave could become law. Families share how it could change things for them

Lawmakers give Facebook a clear message: Don’t build Instagram for kids

WASHINGTON — Facebook’s testimony to members of the U.S. Senate on Thursday led to one overwhelming conclusion from the lawmakers in attendance: Instagram has no business creating an app for kids. Using Facebook’s own internal research from documents leaked to the Wall Street Journal and some eventually released by the company, senators sharpened their preexisting… Continue reading Lawmakers give Facebook a clear message: Don’t build Instagram for kids

Facebook used Big Tobacco playbook to exploit teens and children, senators say at hearing after WSJ series

U.S. lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle agree on virtually nothing these days. The exception is when the topic is Facebook. Republicans and Democrats grilled Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, on Thursday, in a hearing before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. Antigone, who testified by video, was called to answer… Continue reading Facebook used Big Tobacco playbook to exploit teens and children, senators say at hearing after WSJ series

Lawmakers grant Lagos government’s request of taking over Lekki Concession Company

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s request for the state government to assume full ownership of the privately-owned Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC), has been granted by the Lagos state House of Assembly. This came after the assembly’s Committee on Finance was directed to investigate and report its findings after the request was received on June 21. During… Continue reading Lawmakers grant Lagos government’s request of taking over Lekki Concession Company

Lawmakers want to make it easier to have guaranteed income in retirement

One type of annuity may be poised to get a bit of a makeover. Under bipartisan retirement legislation pending in both the House and Senate, the rules applying to qualified longevity annuity contracts, or QLACs, would be changed. Although the two chambers’ provisions differ somewhat, both would remove the 25% cap on how much of… Continue reading Lawmakers want to make it easier to have guaranteed income in retirement