Here is today’s headline news from around the world for February 4th, 2021. The US House will vote to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee chair. Jo Biden expells Haitian asylum seekers. New START Nuclear Treaty extended. Germany prepares more economic help to citizens.
The global coronavirus death toll continues to rise with 2,279,690 dead and more than 104,950,571 confirmed cases around the world.
As COVID testing declines, the U.S. continues to lead the world with more than 461,930 deaths and 27,150,457 confirmed cases.
U.S. House Moving to Strip GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committee Duties
Washington, DC – The United States House of Representatives will vote to strip Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments on the Education Committee and Budget Committee.
Representative Greene has spouted crazy QAnon theories and called for violence against her fellow politicians in the past. She continues to play on the hate, ignorance and racism of her base.
Yesterday Liz Cheney, the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House, held on to her title as House GOP conference chair during a secret ballot Wednesday. The vote among Republican House members was 145-61.
Joe Biden Expels Dozens of Haitian Asylum Seekers to Mexico
Ciudad Juárez, Mexico – Like his predecessor, on Wednesday Joe Biden expelled dozens of Haitian asylum seekers to Mexico. This action is just one more example that President Biden is just a polite version of Donald Trump.
In California up to 140 people are being expelled to Baja California each day. The US continues to send Venezuelans, Colombians, and Peruvians to Mexico on a daily basis. The rhetoric has changed but the actions remain the same.
New START Nuclear Treaty Extended
Moscow Russia – The Russian President signed legislation extending the New START Nuclear Arms Control Treaty for another five years on January 29, 2021. President Biden is scheduled to sign the treaty today.
Former President Donald Trump had torn up previous agreements with Russia and tried to unsuccessfully secure a shorter arms control agreement with Russia that included a freeze on all nuclear warheads and the future inclusion of China.
Germany Prepares More Economic Help to Citizens
Berlin, Germany – Germany’s governing gives more help to families with children and people on benefits, as well as tax relief for companies, as they try to keep Europe’s biggest economy on course during the pandemic.
The plan is to give a one-time 150-euro ($180) to families that receive child benefits, following a 300-euro bonus last year. There also will be a 150-euro payment for people’s welfare. It makes the US COVID packages look generous.