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Senators Draft Resolution for Native American Heritage Month

U.S. News

The resolution also specifically highlights the influence of the Iroquois Confederacy of the northeastern United States on the founding fathers' drafting of the Constitution, including in its articles on free speech and the separation of governmental powers.



TikTok on defense after report on foreign access of US user data

The Guardian

TikTok is seeking to assuage fears over the security of American users' data on the Chinese-owned platform, after Republican senators and a regulator argued the app poses a national security risk. The concerns by lawmakers came after BuzzFeed reported last month that Chinese-based employees of TikTok's parent company ByteDance were repeatedly able to access non-public data of American users. This despite the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) ordering ByteDance in 2020 to divest TikTok because of fears that US user data could be passed on to China's government. Nine Republican senators issued a letter to TikTok in response to the BuzzFeed report. And on Wednesday, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urged the chief executives of Apple and Google to kick TikTok out of its app stores.


Kamala Harris sworn in as first Indian American senator and California's first black senator

Los Angeles Times

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Kamala Harris officially becomes California's newest U.S. senator, and five new members join the state's delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hundreds of new California laws have hit the books in 2017. One current and one former San Diego member of the state Assembly were married on New Year's Day. Kamala Harris officially becomes California's newest U.S. senator, and five new members join the state's delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Kamala Harris sworn in as first Indian American senator and California's first black senator

Los Angeles Times

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Kamala Harris officially becomes California's newest U.S. senator, and five new members join the state's delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hundreds of new California laws have hit the books in 2017. One current and one former San Diego member of the state Assembly were married on New Year's Day. Kamala Harris officially becomes California's newest U.S. senator, and five new members join the state's delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives.