Pre-Draft Call for Comments | Incorporating Privacy in Awareness & Training

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Pre-Draft Call for Comments

To help organizations incorporate privacy into their security awareness and training regimes, NIST plans to revise SP 800-50Building an Information Technology Security Awareness and Training Program. In the nearly two decades since SP 800-50 was published in 2003, cybersecurity awareness and training resources, methodologies, and requirements have evolved considerably—and new guidance to inform this work has come from Congress and the Office of Management and Budget.  

Prior to drafting the update, NIST is seeking public comment on several topics, including the potential consolidation of companion document SP 800-16Information Technology Security Training Requirements: A Role- and Performance-Based Model, into the revised SP 800-50. The proposed title for SP 800-50 Revision 1 is Building a Cybersecurity and Privacy Awareness and Training Program. Comments are due by November 5, 2021.

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Researchers use exosome-based strategy to block HIV in mice

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services – 2

News Release

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

NIH-funded study finds reduced levels of HIV in bone marrow, spleen, and brain after therapy.

In a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health, researchers used exosomes, tiny nanoparticles capable of being taken up by cells, to deliver novel protein into the cells of mice infected with HIV. The protein attached to HIVs’ genetic material and prevented it from replicating, resulting in reduced levels of HIV in the bone marrow, spleen, and brain. The study, funded by NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and published in Nature Communications, paves the way for the development of novel delivery systems for suppressing HIV.

“These results demonstrate the potential of exosome engineering for delivering epigenetics-based therapeutics capable of silencing HIV gene expression into brain tissues – an area where HIV has traditionally been able to hide from HIV treatments,” said Jeymohan Joseph, Ph.D., chief of the HIV Neuropathogenesis, Genetics, and Therapeutics Branch within NIMH’s Division of AIDS Research.

HIV attacks the immune system by infecting a type of white blood cell in the body that is vital to fighting off infection. Without treatment, HIV can destroy these white blood cells, reducing the body’s ability to mount an immune response—eventually resulting in AIDS. Although researchers have been working to develop new therapies to treat and cure HIV and AIDS, this quest is challenging for many reasons. One reason is that HIV can enter a dormant-like state, hiding in the body and evading treatments, only to reactivate at a later date. HIV hiding in the brain is particularly difficult to access, as the blood-brain barrier often prevents treatments from entering into those tissues. 

One avenue researchers have been pursuing in their efforts to try to cure HIV is what is sometimes called a “block and lock” approach, particularly for targeting HIV in the brain. This method attempts to block the virus’ ability to replicate itself and lock it in its dormant state.

Kevin Morris, Ph.D.,  of City of Hope and the Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University, Australia, led an investigation into a new approach for blocking and locking HIV in mice. The researchers use exosomes, tiny nanoparticles capable of being taken up by cells, to deliver a novel recombinant anti-HIV protein, called ZPAMt, into cells infected with HIV. The ZPAMt protein was designed by researchers to attach to a region of the virus called LTR that is critical for virus replication. The protein has an epigenetic marker in it that changes the way HIVs’ genetic information is expressed, suppressing it, and making the virus unable to divide and multiply. The exosomes are able to cross the blood brain barrier and enter into the brain making this treatment capable of targeting this hard-to-reach organ.

When researchers administered this exosome-based treatment to mice infected with HIV, they found that the exosome-delivered protein was capable of silencing the HIV-infected cells and that the HIV-infected mice showed suppression of HIV expression in the bone marrow, spleen, and brain.

“This exciting body of work demonstrates we can deliver therapeutic payloads to HIV-infected cells systemically using exosomes. This is an innovative technology that could be a future delivery method for use not only in HIV but also for treating various other diseases of the brain such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and addiction,” said Dr. Morris.

These findings demonstrate that exosomes can be used to deliver proteins into HIV-infected cells in the body—including the hard-to-reach brain—to silence replication of HIV.  In the future, the researchers hope to continue their work by using exosomes to deliver gene-excision machinery capable of cutting the HIV out of the genome of infected people. In addition, they plan to study the use of exosomes to deliver treatments that can assist anti-HIV CAR T-cells in killing HIV-infected cells. Ultimately, the researchers hope to expand the use of exosomes beyond HIV—for instance, to target and control factors associated with drug addiction.

Grants: MH113407

About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. For more information, visit the NIMH website.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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References

Shrivastava, S., Ray, R. M., Holguin, L., Echavarria, L., Grepo N., Scott, T. A., Burnett, J. & Morris, K. V. (2021). Exosome-mediated stable epigenetic repression of HIV-1Nature Communications

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Will Josh Gottheimer bend to partisan pressure?

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In DC, Josh Gottheimer continues to pretend he has power in his party when he knows the socialists have control. 

Back home protesters outside of his office and 30 grassroots organizations are calling on Gottheimer to support the passing of the $3.5 trillion socialist spending spree before the infrastructure bill.

Will Gottheimer stay true to his word or fall in line with his party?

2021 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® Available September 28

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WASHINGTON – The 2021 United States Mint (Mint) Uncirculated Coin Set® will be available for purchase on September 28 at noon (EDT). This year, the set contains two folders with seven coins each—one with coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the other with coins from the United States Mint at Denver. The following coins are included along with a Certificate of Authenticity:

One America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama—the final coin in the program.
The reverse (tails) depicts a Tuskegee Airman pilot suiting up to join the fight during World War II with the Moton Field control tower in the background. The pilot looks upward with pride and confidence as two P-51 Mustangs pass overhead. The inscription “THEY FOUGHT TWO WARS” is arced across the top as a reference to the dual battles the Tuskegee Airmen fought—fascism abroad and racial discrimination at home. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Chris Costello created the design, which United States Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill sculpted.

The obverse (heads) depicts a restored 1932 portrait of George Washington by sculptor John Flanagan. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”

One General George Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter
The reverse features General George Washington commanding his troops through the overnight crossing of the ice-choked Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “CROSSING THE DELAWARE,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.” AIP Designer Benjamin Sowards created the design, which was sculpted by former Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso.

The obverse design marks a return to the familiar depiction of George Washington by John Flanagan as it appeared on the quarter from 1932 to 1998. It was modified for the 50 State Quarters and the America the Beautiful Quarters® Programs. In this depiction, Washington’s portrait is larger, with higher relief. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2021.”

One Native American $1 Coin
The theme of the 2021 coin is Native Americans in the U.S. Military. The reverse features eagle feathers, which were traditionally earned in battle or by performing a brave deed. Eagle feathers are revered and respected, receiving the utmost care and handling, and are to be displayed proudly in homes. Stars representing five branches of the U.S. Military are in the foreground, while a circle provides an additional reference to Native Americans. Inscriptions are “NATIVE AMERICANS – DISTINGUISHED MILITARY SERVICE SINCE 1775,” “$1,” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” AIP Designer Donna Weaver created the design, which Chief Engraver Joseph Menna sculpted.an additional reference to Native Americans. Inscriptions are “NATIVE AMERICANS – DISTINGUISHED MILITARY SERVICE SINCE 1775,” “$1,” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” AIP Designer Donna Weaver created the design, which Chief Engraver Joseph Menna sculpted.

The obverse retains the central figure of Sacagawea carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste, by sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The year, mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coin.

One Kennedy half dollar
• One Roosevelt dime
• One Jefferson nickel
• One Lincoln penny

The 2021 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set is priced at $25.25. To set up a REMIND ME alert, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/uncirculated-coin-set-2021-21RJ.html (product code 21RJ). This recurring set may also be purchased through the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program and the Authorized Bulk Purchase Program. Click on the respective links for details.

To view additional United States Mint products, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/.

About the United States Mint:
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of September 28, 2021, at noon EDT.

To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice. Please use the United States Mint catalog site at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ as your primary source of the most current information on product and service status.

Civic Innovation Challenge awards support community-based solutions to mobility and disaster resilience

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News Release 21-016

Civic Innovation Challenge awards support community-based solutions to mobility and disaster resilience

Civic Awardees Map

September 21, 2021

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation is announcing $15.9 million in awards to teams comprising civic partners such as local, state, and tribal officials and non-profit and community leaders to conduct and evaluate ready-to-implement pilot projects that address community-identified challenges.

Gaps in equality and natural disasters can have a widespread impact, but the effects are seen and felt most sharply at the community level, when neighbors are the ones suffering. The Civic Innovation Challenge is designed to find community-based solutions to these challenges and make them sustainable, scalable and transferrable to other communities – from large to small and from rural to urban – across the US.

Stage 1 of the Civic Innovation Challenge awarded planning grants to 52 teams across 30 states as well as tribal regions, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. to refine concepts for projects designed to address use-inspired issues in their communities.

In Stage 2, 17 of those teams have been selected for awards of up to $1 million to conduct and evaluate ready-to-implement pilot projects in a 12-month timeframe. Teams will also collaborate across the entire program, sharing approaches and positioning projects to have wider impact.

“We applaud the efforts of all the teams who worked tirelessly to build partnerships between researchers and community stakeholders,” said NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. “We are excited to see the teams selected for the next phase begin their pilot projects and plant seeds of innovation across the country. This program demonstrates the value of research-community partnerships in rapidly translating cutting-edge science into community-based innovation and we look forward to seeing its positive impact across urban and rural communities.”

The Civic Innovation Challenge is comprised of two tracks. Track A, funded by NSF and DOE, focuses on communities and mobility, specifically offering better mobility options to solve the spatial mismatch between affordable housing and jobs, as well as access to services like food and childcare. Six selected projects will seek to develop community hubs for smart mobility, pilot on-demand multimodal transit, build new platforms to connect youth with employment opportunities, and more.

The awards for Track A and their Stage 2 goals are listed below:

  • Connecting Underrepresented Youths with Employment Opportunities, led by the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., will build and test an integrated mobile application to help underrepresented youth find and access out-of-school-time learning opportunities.
  • Piloting On-Demand Multimodal Transit in Atlanta, led by the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, will synchronize on-demand shuttle services with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority services and real-time feeds, and deploy these services in targeted transit deserts.
  • Co-Creating a Community Hub for Smart Mobility, led by The University of Texas at Austin, will work with the nonprofit Jail to Jobs, local community members and civic partners to create a hub that provides first/last mile mobility options to reduce commute times, decrease costs and understand the social and economic impacts of these disparities.
  • User-Centered Mobility Solutions: A New Vision to Connect Jobs and the Labor Force, led by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, will test and compare two models – labor force-centered and employer-centered – for overcoming financial and institutional barriers for regional mobility services.
  • Civic Bicycle Commuting, or CiBiC, led by the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance will launch a unique community-driven mobile app and participatory media cartography to enable and support collective bike commuting involving more than 200 participants from underserved communities in northeast downtown Los Angeles.
  • A community-based framework to develop Shared MicromobIlity for affordabLe-accessIblE housing, or SMILIES, led by the University of Arkansas, will work with the community to design and deploy services in high-priority neighborhoods in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The project will estimate the impact of shared micromobility services on household travel and costs, job access, and more. 

“The teams selected for Stage 2 of the competition have brought forward bold and exciting ideas for the mobility and resilience tracks in this Challenge to help connect local communities to their work, school, healthcare and other public services,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “The Department of Energy is honored to support these projects that will pilot equitable and accessible mobility solutions to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and improve the quality of life for our communities.”

Track B, funded by NSF and DHS, focuses on resilience to natural disasters in the context of equipping communities for greater preparedness to and response after disasters such as floods, hurricanes and wildfires. Eleven selected projects will develop artificial intelligence-based decision support tools for food distribution during disasters, improve the post-flood financial resiliency of low-income households, address the resilience divide in rural communities through rural resilience hubs, just to name a few.

The awards for Track B are:

  • Artificial-Intelligence-based Decision Support for Equitable and Resilient Food Distribution during Pandemics and Extreme Weather Events, led by the University of Houston, will develop and evaluate solutions such as a predictive tool for infrastructure vulnerability and a decision-making tool for determining food distribution hub locations and food allocations.
  • Community-Centric Pre-Disaster Mitigation with Unmanned Aerial and Marine Systems, led by the Texas A&M University Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas, will train and mentor at-risk high school students in three urban and rural school districts to collect and analyze aerial and underwater imagery for vulnerable areas identified by emergency management.
  • Hoomalu Halelea – Community-led Innovation for Integrated Flood Resilience, led by the University of Hawai’i, will add weather stations to fill in monitoring gaps and operate workshops, training and field trips to enhance resilience to increased flood risk in coastal watersheds.
  • Unification for Underground Resilience Measures, led by New York University, will work with utility companies, city agencies and consultants to design a roadmap for city-level implementation of a subsurface data model and assemble two pilot data sets to prepare study sites against natural disasters.
  • Visualizing Resilience: BIPOC Youth Advocacy through Mapmaking, led by Georgia Tech, will deliver the Youth Advocacy for Resilience Disasters curriculum with the Map Spot for joint creation of large-format maps to support youth in advocating for infrastructure projects in their communities.
  • Helping Rural Counties to Enhance Flooding and Coastal Disaster Resilience and Adaptation, led by Michigan Technological University, will work with two counties in Upper Michigan to develop methods that use remote sensing data and citizen scientists to address data gaps and improve flood hazard modeling.
  • Low-Cost Efficient Wireless Intelligent Sensors for Greater Preparedness and Resilience to Post-Wildfire Flooding in Native American Communities, led by The University of New Mexico, will deploy more than 100 sensors and make the data available through an online portal, and will incorporate training modules into education curriculums.
  • Rural Resiliency Hubs: An Integrated, Community-Centered Approach to Addressing the Resiliency Divide through Rural Public Libraries, led by a multi-disciplinary Florida State University team, will pilot a community-based design process for tailored resiliency hub sites in rural public libraries and facilitated by rural public librarians. Each hub design will reflect the input and priorities of local citizens, county officials, civic organizations, and additional community stakeholders.
  • CaReDeX: Enabling Disaster Resilience in Aging Communities via a Secure Data Exchange, led by the University of California, Irvine, will aim to enhance the resilience of older adults in disasters through the creation of a pilot edge data exchange platform that allows real-time exchange of critical care information between caregivers at senior housing facilities and authorized responders.
  • Convergence, Inventory, Matching, and Assignment to Optimize Post-event Housing Repair for Displaced Vulnerable Populations, led by Old Dominion University, will field a platform for use by nonprofit organizations. The platform will increase efficiency in matching supply of converging donated material and volunteer labor with the repair needs of displaced households.
  • Inclusive Insurance: Improving the Post-Flood Financial Resiliency of Low- and Moderate-Income Households, led by the Wharton Risk Center at the University of Pennsylvania, will harness innovative insurance pilots to better protect lower-income households from escalating flood risk.

“Teams funded in Stage 2 will play a vital role in developing novel resilience strategies and solutions to the escalating threat of natural disasters facing vulnerable communities across the country,” said David J. Alexander, Senior Science Advisor for Resilience, DHS Science and Technology Directorate. “As climate change accelerates the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, DHS is proud to support the efforts of this program to enhance the nation’s resiliency.”

The focus areas of projects in Track A and Track B were developed with input from communities across the country who participated in an Ideas Festival in 2019, together with researchers, federal agencies, and other organizations. Anyone wishing to contribute to idea sourcing for a possible future round of the Civic Innovation Challenge can register at https://nsfcivicinnovation.org/ideas-festival/ to join a two-week Ideas Fest, which begins on October 5, 2021.

To learn more about the CIVIC Innovation Challenge, visit https://nsfcivicinnovation.org/

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NIAID Scientists Find a Key to Hepatitis C Entry into Cells

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SJV Sun: Calif. Democrats reject measures to bolster wildfire prevention, firefighting efforts

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SJV Sun: Calif. Democrats reject measures to bolster wildfire prevention, firefighting efforts

Not only did Josh Harder and Jim Costa vote to raise taxes on farmers last week, but they also voted against boosting firefighter pay and broadband funding. 

Josh Harder and Jim Costa aren’t representing the best interests of their districts, they’re doormats for Nancy Pelosi and the socialist left.

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Calif. Democrats reject measures to bolster wildfire prevention, firefighting efforts

Alex Tavlian 

San Joaquin Valley Sun

September 20, 2021

As firefighters from across California attempt to contain the state’s largest wildfire in its history near Lake Tahoe and fresh blazes threatening ancient Giant Sequoia trees near two National Parks in the southern Sierra Nevadas, hope for relief was decidedly extinguished on Capitol Hill.

Last week, members of the House Agriculture Committee took up amendments on the sweeping, Democratic-led $3.5 trillion reconciliation budget bill.

Three amendments to the bill from Northern California Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R–Richvale) sought to bolster the state’s wildfire response.

The first, which would send $5 billion to the U.S. Forest Service to fund wildfire prevention efforts in the west, was rejected by a narrow 27-24 vote in the House Agriculture Committee last week.

The second, which would send $500 million to aid restoration work in forests and communities consumed by wildfires, was rejected by a 27-23 vote in committee.

And the third sought to take funds dedicated for President Biden’s proposed “Civilian Climate Corps” and reallocate them for forest fire suppression efforts within lands belonging to the U.S. National Forest system. That measure was rejected by a 27-23 vote.

Californias Reps. Jim Costa (D–Fresno), Lou Correa (D–Anaheim), Josh Harder (D–Turlock), and Jimmy Panetta (D–Carmel Valley) stuck with the party line, joining fellow Democrats in rejecting the measures.

LaMalfa excoriated his colleagues for killing a package of targeted reform to address the west’s wildfire crisis.

“When will common sense prevail in Congress?” LaMalfa mused in a statement. “The West is on fire and the near 40-year lack of actual management has led to some of the largest fires on record. We must get serious about stopping these fires quickly before the fire receives a name and a subsequent collector t-shirt vendor.”

“Prioritizing initial attack by providing the resources needed, extra aircraft and more smokejumpers, to put these fires out before they become national news is the most basic solution to buy time to fix our forests,” he added. “This package handles both our immediate needs, increasing initial attack capabilities and helping to do post fire stabilization so we protect what is left of our forests and watershed. It also reforms the Forest Service to look at our long term needs of increasing responsible thinning to prevent catastrophic fires. To get our forest lands healthy we must actually do the work of thinning, which also has the benefit of bringing good jobs to our area and the forest products Americans need.”

Valley reps turn down broadband boost, farmer tax cut

The Ag Committee also took on efforts to include $24 billion in funding for broadband internet connections in rural communities by providing technical assistance for so-called “last mile” installation of broadband infrastructure along with boosting funds available for extending broadband lines.

Reps. Jim Costa (D–Fresno) and Josh Harder (D–Turlock), who lawmakers who represent deeply rural districts that would see a boost in internet service via the measure, voted against the spending allocation.

The pair also voted in support of a procedural vote that blocked consideration of an amendment that would prohibit the increasing of taxes on farmers who earn less than $400,000 annually.

Despite recall result, GOP sees ample opportunities as Latino voters cool on Dems

In recent weeks, the National Republican Congressional Committee has ramped up its efforts to capture growing discontent of Latino voters in California, highlighting misfires in Washington as a key catalyst.

Last week’s recall, though a blow to GOP hopes of ousting Gov. Gavin Newsom, suggested a softening among Latino voters with Democrats in the Golden State.

“Donald Trump got a historic number of Latino votes in 2020, and you can claim it was because of this or because of that, but it’s not like Larry Elder broke through for these folks. There is something else going on,” said Michael Trujillo, a Southern California Democratic strategist told NBC News last week.

GOP officials have shifted their attention to on-going budget fights in Washington to draw attention to failures on Democratic-led Capitol Hill.

Last week, they began airing new digital ads in targeted Congressional districts tying members to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–San Francisco).

“We are sending doormats to these lawmakers to remind them they let Nancy Pelosi walk all over them,” NRCC chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (R–Minn.) said of the current jockeying over the hefty spending bill.

“Voters will hold any Democrat who supports Nancy Pelosi’s reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree accountable.”

golden toilets

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According to new FEC filings, the DCCC spent nearly $600K on furniture in August.

Here’s an exclusive look at the DCCC’s new office furniture:

This follows revelations that DCCC Chairman Sean Patrick Maloney may have used DCCC funds to vacation in France.

Schrader takes incoming from the left

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Good morning… for everyone but Kurt Schrader!

Progressive groups were harassing the Oregon Democrat this morning, chanting “Shame on Schrader!” for opposing Democrats’ $3.5 trillion socialist spending spree.

Things aren’t going much better at home either.

Oregon’s Lincoln County Democrats issued a newsletter declaring, “If Congressman Schrader votes against Reconciliation, or continues to sabotage it, I will do everything in my power to unseat him next year.”

Will Schrader cave to the pressure and continue serving as Pelosi’s doormat? Or will he stay true to his word?

Free tickets to Democrats’ circus show

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Politico reports that Democrats are in such disarray that not only could their $3.5 trillion spending “stall out, shrink dramatically — or even fail altogether” …they don’t even have a Plan B.

As Senator Cardin put it, “You can’t stop this process. If you (Democrats) stop it it won’t get started again.”

But Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is holding strong, saying, “That’s why we are holding firm on our line. …This isn’t just a flight of fancy.”

With Biden’s sinking poll numbers and a lack of credibility, can Democrats get anything done?

NRCC COMMENT: “House Democrats are a complete and total disaster and voters are taking notice.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair