Police change account of crash killing Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski and two staffers
Police have changed their description of the crash that killed Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, saying that it was the SUV in which she was a passenger that crossed a state highway’s centerline and caused the head-on crash.chicagotribune.com
Police change account of crash killing Indiana Rep. Walorski
Police have changed their description of the crash that killed Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, saying Thursday that it was the SUV in which she was a passenger that crossed a state highway’s centerline and caused the head-on crash. Walorski and two members of her congressional staff died in the Wednesday afternoon crash in northern Indiana, along with the woman driving the other vehicle, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office said. The department’s initial account of the crash was that the car driven by Edith Schmucker, 56, Nappanee, Indiana, crossed into the SUV’s path, but the office released a statement Thursday saying investigators had talked with witnesses and viewed video evidence that their preliminary determination of which direction the vehicles were traveling was incorrect.news.yahoo.com
House GOP women are a crucial piece to party’s next move on abortion
AdvertisementIn 2015, House GOP leaders had to pull a 20-week abortion ban bill from consideration after about two dozen Republicans, most of them women, objected to a provision that dictated exemptions would only be given to women who had reported a rape to law enforcement. "When you come at something as a mother and a grandmother, you come there from a completely different perspective.”There are 32 women in the House GOP conference, the largest number in history after 11 women flipped Democratic-held seats in 2020. Asked whether she would support a federal ban on abortion, freshman Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Tex.) Leaders have said the legislation would be one of the first antiabortion bills a GOP majority would consider on the House floor. Voters won’t be fooled by Republicans’ hollow attempts to hide their dangerous plan to ban abortion nationwide,” said Helen Kalla, deputy communications director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.washingtonpost.com
Watchdog raises red flags about Trump tariff exemption process
(CNN) - An internal government watchdog has flagged the lack of transparency in the Trump administration's tariff exemption process, saying it "contributes to the appearance of improper influence in decision-making." "We believe these issues give the perception that the Section 232 exclusion request review process is neither transparent nor objective," the memo said. But some importers have complained that the review process is opaque. The Trump administration started to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum in early 2018 to protect domestic manufactures. At first, the tariffs gave the US steel industry a boost as the price of American steel jumped and production grew.