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Monday, February 6th, 2023

Bill advocates rejecting Taliban government recognition

A group of lawmakers have introduced a bill preventing the Biden Administration from recognizing Afghanistan's Taliban-controlled government in international organizations. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) joined Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) in detailing the... Read More »

NTI commends Biden for hosting global COVID-19 summit

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) commended President Joe Biden for hosting a Global COVID-19 Summit and encouraged those participating in the summit to commit to stemming the impacts of the pandemic around the world. NTI -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan global security organization focused on... Read More »

CBP initiates facial biometric pilot in Texas

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said the agency has initiated a facial biometric pilot in select vehicle lanes at the Anzalduas International Bridge Port of Entry (POE), Texas. Simplified Arrival uses facial biometrics to automate manual document checking procedures required for... Read More »

Lawmakers seeking hate crimes reduction progress report

A pair of lawmakers have forwarded correspondence to Attorney General Merrick Garland, seeking a progress report regarding hate crime reduction efforts and COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act implementation. The letter from Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) was sent four months after... Read More »

Lawmakers advocate for U.S.-Canada border reopening

A group of lawmakers have forwarded correspondence to President Joe Biden, encouraging efforts allowing vaccinated Canadians to travel to the U.S. through land ports of entry. "As Senators who represent states along the northern border, our communities have been deeply affected by the... Read More »