The John Rothmann Show: Biden orders sweeping reviews of US supply chain weak spots

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Could you pass the citizenship test?

President Biden’s latest move toward a less stringent immigration system will feature a change in the required civic examination citizenship applicants must take. The civics examination requirement implemented in December 2020 will switch to an earlier version implemented in 2008. The 2020 civic exam featured 128 possible questions on the exam. With Biden’s new order, it will switch to the 100 possible questions seen in the 2008 version.


Do you have a Real ID?

When Leslie Pilgrim visited her local DMV, she never imagined they would send her an ID photo with her wearing a face mask.

The California resident who hails from Huntington Beach said that she had waited for the DMV employee behind the camera to let her know when it was the right time to take off her mask.

“When I got up there, I got to the front of the line, I didn’t take it off, I got in front of the backdrop to take my picture, I still didn’t take it off,” Pilgrim explained. “Nobody said anything and then the next thing that anybody said to me was ‘look into the camera’ and then I heard a click, and then I realized he had taken the picture with my mask on.”


DeJoy to Congress: ‘Get used to me’

Louis DeJoy, the embattled postmaster general, said he is not going anywhere as he faces withering criticism of his leadership of the U.S. Postal Service and calls for President Joe Biden to move to oust him. Testifying at a House Oversight and Reform Committee meeting, he said he intended to be around “a long time.”

However, DeJoy’s resolve may be put to the test soon, as Biden nominated three people — Ron Stroman, Anton Hajjar and Amber McReynolds — to fill open seats on the board that determines the postmaster‘s fate, the White House announced on Wednesday afternoon. If confirmed, Democratic appointees would have a majority of the USPS Board of Governors’ nine-seat panel, potentially giving them the opportunity to get rid of DeJoy.


Biden orders sweeping reviews of US supply chain weak spots

President Biden formally ordered a 100-day government review of potential vulnerabilities in U.S. supply chains for critical items, including computer chips, medical gear, electric-vehicle batteries and specialized minerals.

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