Francis Collins will step down as director of NIH
After nearly three decades in the agency, Francis Collins Will step down as director National Institutes of Health At the end of the year, he announced today.
The 1-year-old physician-geneticist served as director for 12 years under three consecutive presidents पहिले the first NIH director to serve in more than one administration and the first long-serving NIH director to be appointed president.
During his tenure, NIH’s budget grew by 38%, from $ 30bn in 2009 to .3 41.3bn in 2021.
“Dr. Francis Collins is one of the most important scientists of our time. Joe Biden Said in a statement. “After I was elected president, Dr. Collins was one of the first people I asked to stay in his role with the nation facing the worst public health crisis in our history.”
“Millions of people will never know Dr. Collins saved his life. Numerous researchers would like to follow in his footsteps. And I miss the advice, skill and good humor of a smart-minded and dear friend. ”
The Senate will hold a scheduled vote Wednesday on the debt limit suspension
Co Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Hold on to use filibuster To block Democrats, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer Said Senate Wednesday’s planned vote to defer the debt limit will go ahead.
Joe Biden Spent yesterday In virtual meetings with Progressive Or Democratic Party, Talking about $ 3.5tn Reconciliation Bill. White House Press Secretary Jane Sackie This was preceded by the fact that the package in the center would be “smaller than the original proposed” Joe Manchin And Kirsten Cinema The package is too big to stand behind the idea of speed and meetings to determine priorities and bottom line.
Meetings continue today ahead of his Michigan trip:
Of Facebook Whistleblower The hearing is already underway Senate And our West Coast Tech Reporter Curry Paul The proceedings will be directly blogged.
Francis Hogan3 former Facebook employees came forward on Sunday to accuse social media giants Making a profit on security.
Stephanie Grisham, Ex White House Press Secretary for Donald Trump. She admitted on CNN today that she was “probably” not honest during her interviews Fox News And lied on at least one occasion about the former Chief of Staff of the White House John Kelly, Retired four-star Marine Corps General.
In 2019, Grisham said, “I worked with John Kelly and he was completely incapable of handling the talent of our great president.”
Grisham, who is currently on a publicity tour for her all-telling book, I will take up your question now, Trump asked her to tell him that Kelly defamed Trump in a way. “I’m not talking like that,” she said. “He told me that, word for word.”
“At the time, I thought I was his spokesman,” Grisham said. “He told me to do it. I knew he was probably sitting there watching TV, waiting for him. And so I put it out. This is my biggest regret. I generalized about it in the book and apologized to Mrs. Kelly.
Former Vice President Mike Pence Went to Fox News to say that the media’s attention on this January 6 attack On US Capital – In which the pro-Trump crowd chanted “Hang Mike Pence” – it’s all distracting. Joe Biden And trying to pass his domestic agenda.
Pence said: “I believe that our focus today should be on the future.
Biden moved to Michigan while the Washington Stalemate was grinding
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Joe Biden To Michigan To speak today … yes, what else, Bilateral Infrastructure Bill And that Reconciliation Bill (Also known as Build Back Better Act).
Of 1tn Roads, bridges, public transport and broadband and $ 3.5tn Reconciliation bills focusing on “human infrastructure” of social services and environmental measures are the topics of discussion this week. October 18 deadline Looming on Debt limit And Republican To draw attention to these two bills as evidence To spend By Democracy Is out of control.
Republicans have been saying since July that they will not vote to increase it Debt limit And the Democrats have to do it themselves. Republicans are using it once again filibuster, Which is required 60 votes Democrats’ efforts to break up, and raise the debt limit, have been blocked twice. He is also expected to halt his efforts on Wednesday.
Democrats can raise the ceiling with a majority of 51, but they are already trying with the spending bill and do not want to complicate matters. He also mentioned that while the Republicans and the Trump administration were spending themselves, they voted with the Republicans to raise the ceiling.
Senate Minority leaders, Mitch McConnell, Letter sent Directly to Biden yesterday, overtaking the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, And that Home Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, Reiterating how serious he is about forcing Democrats to do this on their own.
Meanwhile, Democrats are discussing internal and external aspects of the reconciliation bill with centrist senators. Joe Manchin And Kirsten Cinema Packages like the Infrastructure Bill are small and progressives are fighting to vote on it so there is a good chance it will pass.
Much more, of course.