The efforts of the Bush administration was intense over the ensuing three years, including exercises where cabinet officials gamed out their responses, but it was not sustained. Large swaths of the ambitious plan were either not fully realized or entirely shelved as other priorities and crises took hold.
Primer questions: Did other tech companies do the same and if so, how many? What does Congress know and where are they with a real cyber policy?
Google’s threat analysis group, which counters targeted and government-backed hacking against the company and its users, sent account holders almost 40,000 warnings in 2019, with government officials, journalists, dissidents, and geopolitical rivals being the most targeted, team members said on Thursday.
So, Congress appears to have a deal for an estimated $2 trillion to backstop the economy, jobs and small to large domestic companies.
Enter Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz:
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) introduced legislation today to prevent any funds appropriated by the U.S. Congress, including coronavirus relief funds, from being distributed to businesses owned by the Chinese government. The “No CHINA (Chinese Handouts In National Assistance) Act” would ensure that American taxpayer dollars used in any COVID-19 funding package do not support the communist regime in China, or businesses owned by the Chinese government.
The disgusting political pork, poison politics on full display. If for nothing else, we have learned another level of the nasty appropriations injected into crisis spending. This should never be overlooked or forgotten as we go to vote.
If you can stand to read the Democrats 1119 page fleecing of the taxpayer, click here.
If not, here is the Cliff note list which is hardly all of the items, but you get the idea:
Congress, the FDA and the Pentagon is well aware of how tainted many of the drugs from China.
Priest, a retired Army colonel, delivered these remarks July 31 on Capitol Hill at a meeting of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The commission in-part investigates national security risks related to foreign trade and provides recommendations to Congress.