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What the new Republican-dominated US House wants to investigate in the Biden administration

What the new Republican-dominated US House wants to investigate in the Biden administration

Next Tuesday (3), the 118th Congress of the United States will open with the beginning of the work of the federal representatives and senators of the last two years of the administration of Democrat Joe Biden.

The ruling party maintained a slight advantage in the Senate but lost control of the House to Republicans, who vowed to launch a series of investigations against the incumbent president.

However, even if a final hearing leads to approval of Biden’s impeachment in the House, it is highly unlikely that he will leave: the House of Representatives can approve a president’s impeachment by a simple majority vote, but requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate.

However, in addition to recommendations for US justice, the hearings in the Assembly could create political clothes for Biden in the 2024 presidential election – just as Democrats created embarrassment for Republicans between 2021 and 2022, the investigation of the House Committee on possible liabilities. Former Republican President Donald Trump (2017-2021) storms the Capitol on January 6 of last year.

With that, the FBI operation at Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, is part of an investigation into whether the former president took classified documents from the White House when he left office, according to representatives. of the opposition.

Check out the other things Republicans want to investigate:

Hunter Biden Business

One of the priorities is to investigate the foreign affairs of the president’s son, Hunter Biden, and whether they had any influence during his father’s presidency and when he was Barack Obama’s vice president (2009-2017).

Rep. James Comer, the Republican who is expected to be the next chairman of the House Oversight and Reforms Committee, said recently that the investigation would be “to determine whether these actions compromise the national security of the United States and President Biden’s ability to lead.” without prejudice”.

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Immigration

In the last fiscal year (October 1, 2021 to September 30 this year), the United States had a record 2.7 million illegal immigration registrations at the southern border. Earlier, 1.9 million cases were reported in FY2021.

Republicans want to investigate what Point out the lack of policing at the border and expose the accusations of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Benefits during epidemics

James Comer told NBC that the benefits the government has provided to the American people during the Covid-19 pandemic will get attention from the new House.

“We believe hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of dollars have been wasted over the last three years, so this is an issue that spans two administrations. [Trump e Biden]In the name of Covid-19”, he reasoned.

Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Republican Michael McCaul, the next chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told ABC that there would be an inquiry into the disastrous US withdrawal from Afghanistan last year.

“The manner in which the withdrawal was conducted was devastating and embarrassing for our soldiers who served in Afghanistan. They deserve answers to many of the questions we have,” McCall said. “Why is there no withdrawal plan? How did it all go wrong?”

Encouragement to vote

In March 2021, Biden issued an executive order requiring all federal agencies, along with private companies, to consider “ways to expand opportunities for citizens to register to vote, receive information, and participate in the election process.”

Republican Rep. Brian Steele, a member of the House Administration Committee, told The Daily Signal website that “federal institutions should never be used for partisan or political purposes.”

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“With Republicans holding the majority in the House, we’re going to focus on making it easier to vote and on fraud,” Steele said. “We have previously expressed concern about the unconstitutional and illegal actions of the Biden administration and will continue to fight federal interference in our elections.”

Aid to Ukraine

While supporting U.S. aid to Ukraine, which Russia invaded in February, Republican lawmakers have criticized what they call “blank checks” to Kiev.

Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Addressing a joint session of the US Congress in WashingtonSome opposition representatives and senators did not attend, while others refused to appreciate the speech of the head of state.

Current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a candidate for the House presidency, praised Zelensky’s speech but reiterated his argument for greater accountability in transfers. “My position has never changed. I support Ukraine, but I never support blank checks,” McCarthy told CNN.

The US Congress then passed a $45 billion aid package for Ukraine, part of a $1.66 trillion US government funding bill for the end of the current fiscal year (September 30).