Abolish veto rights or give them to newbies in reformed UNSC: India

Abolish veto rights or give them to newbies in reformed UNSC: India

[ad_1] United Nations: Pressing its case for reforming the UN Security Council, India has said that either the veto rights should be abolished or be given also to new permanent members in a reformed Council.ha “Either all nations are treated equally in the context of voting rights or else the new permanent members must also … Read more

White House threatens to veto GOP bills reversing D.C. police reforms, restricting transgender athletes

White House threatens to veto GOP bills reversing D.C. police reforms, restricting  transgender athletes

[ad_1] The bill “targets people for who they are and therefore is discriminatory,” the White House’s Office of Management and Budget wrote. “Politicians should not dictate a one-size-fits-all requirement that forces coaches to remove kids from their teams.” The statement notes that local schools, coaches and athletic associations are already working on participation rules for … Read more

Veto stands: Transgender pronouns OK in North Dakota schools

Veto stands: Transgender pronouns OK in North Dakota schools

[ad_1] In a letter to state lawmakers announcing his veto, the governor said, “The teaching profession is challenging enough without the heavy hand of state government forcing teachers to take on the role of pronoun police.” The First Amendment already protects teachers from speaking contrary to their beliefs, and existing law protects the free speech … Read more

Republican lawmakers override veto of transgender bill in Kentucky

Republican lawmakers override veto of transgender bill in Kentucky

[ad_1] Nineteen people were arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespassing, Kentucky State Police said. Officers gave each person “the option to leave without any enforcement action or be placed under arrest,” said Capt. Paul Blanton, a police spokesperson. Republican House Speaker David Osborne later said it was a decision by state police to remove … Read more

Biden issues first veto, knocks Marjorie Taylor Greene

Biden issues first veto, knocks Marjorie Taylor Greene

[ad_1] While Republicans who led work on the repeal didn’t get it signed into law, it marked a partial victory for conservatives who have targeted the rule and other policies that they say encourage major corporations to elevate climate and social goals in their business practices. “This is trying to parallel financial return with an … Read more

Biden won’t veto GOP effort to repeal D.C. crime law

Biden won’t veto GOP effort to repeal D.C. crime law

[ad_1] “I think that’s where most of the caucus is. Most of the caucus sees the mayor in a reasonable position as saying: 95 percent of this is really good, some of this is problematic. And we need to keep working on it,” Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) said after the meeting. Biden’s much-anticipated Thursday remarks … Read more

Biden poised for first veto after Dems support rollback

Biden poised for first veto after Dems support rollback

[ad_1] “At a time when working families are dealing with higher costs, from health care to housing, we need to be focused on ensuring Montanans’ retirement savings are on the strongest footing possible,” Tester said in a statement. “I’m opposing this Biden Administration rule because I believe it undermines retirement accounts for working Montanans and … Read more

D.C. drama: Dems weigh veto fight with Biden over crime bill

D.C. drama: Dems weigh veto fight with Biden over crime bill

[ad_1] With all 49 Republicans already in favor and many Democrats still undecided, Biden’s party is highly alarmed that the disapproval resolution could pass. That outcome would spotlight the party’s divide over the issues of crime and D.C. self-governance. “I have concerns about passage here. Of course, the president could veto. He’s going to have … Read more