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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned Beijing that any violent crackdown in Hong Kong on protesters would harm the Sino-U.S. trade talks, reiterating a remark made by the U.S. President Donald Trump a day earlier.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, the top Republican on the U.S. Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee and a former vice-chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, weighed in on China’s continued efforts to crackdown on protests in Hong Kong.
On Friday, Yoho said the following:
Mass civilian protests in Hong Kong are now entering their third month and are continuing to shed light on the deterioration of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence outside of mainland China.
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A key deadline is set to lapse Monday that could lead to permanent U.S. tariffs on Mexican tomato imports, with costs potentially hitting American consumers when the weather turns cold later this year.
Florida’s two senators on Capitol Hill weighed in on China’s crackdown on protests in Hong Kong in recent days.
The protests, which started over an extradition policy that could lead activists in Hong Kong to be deported to mainland China, have resulted in the shutdown of the Hong Kong airport.
President Trump will look to bolster trade with Mongolia, a “pearl between two oyster shells,” when the president of the Asian nation visits the White House on Wednesday.
Senior administration officials said 90 percent of Mongolia’s trade flows through its neighbor, China, yet the administration would like to help it diversify its options by bolstering the U.S. partnership.
Two veterinarians currently serving in Congress scored a win last week on a bill banning horse soring.
Back in 2013, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oreg., paired up to introduce the “Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act.” Yoho’s and Schrader’s bill would amend the Horse Protection Act of 1970 to end horse soring.
In an overwhelming vote, the U.S. House on Thursday approved a bill meant to put a stop to the intentional mistreatment of Tennessee Walking Horses.
The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, won approval on a 333 to 96 vote. Known as the PAST Act, the legislation amends the 1970 Horse Protection Act and has been pushed in some form by animal welfare advocates for years.
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Putnam County was awarded nearly $1.5 million Tuesday from the federal government to fund the design of improved drainage systems in Palatka to prevent flooding during heavy rains.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the grant to have the new and improved drainage systems constructed near St. Johns Avenue.