Producer & Off-Air Reporter covering Congress at @NBCNews. Instagram: (frankthorpv) Also served as Chairman of the RTCA Exec. Committee.
New: Sen@MarshaBlackburn & @SenBlumenthal have sent a letter to @Pinterest CEO Bill Ready requesting info after THIS @NBCNews report by @JessReports on how the platform’s algorithm inadvertently curating images of young children —>
NEWS per McConnell's office: “Leader McConnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well and the Leader was discharged from the hospital today" Also suffered a rib fracture and will do physical therapy at an inpatient rehab facility.
New joint stmt from @SenSchumer & @RepJeffries on federal response to SVB: "In the coming days and weeks, Congress will be looking closely at the causes behind the run..."
@EPA @ewg10 states already have enforceable drinking water limits for PFAS, but today's proposed rule would make a standard federal. Some PFAS chemicals have been linked to significant health issues, including cancer and immune system damage. W/ : @zarichards
@EPA @ewgY @zarichardsou might remember that $10 billion was including in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to combat PFAS exposure and contamination. , @SenatorShaheenwho advocated for the funding, is applauding today's move by : @
WV GOP @SenatorCapito applauding the decision too: “After years of urging three consecutive administrations of different parties to do so, I’m pleased a safe drinking water standard has finally been issued for PFOA and PFOS.”
SCHUMER on invoking the 25th amendment: "Speaker Pelosi & I tried to call the VP this morning to tell him to do this, they kept us on hold for 25 mins and then said the VP wouldn't come on the phone. So we are making this call public because he should do it and do it right away."
Pelosi just went outside and thanked the troops protecting the Capitol, and game them all her challenge coin:
Sen @BenSasse on Trump’s comments RE: terminating the Constitution: “Well, obviously nobody's terminating the Constitution. What's going on here is a clown is trying to sell tickets to his circus.”
MANCHIN asked by @AriNatter whether an energy company he founded is a conflict of interest as he negotiates reconciliation: MANCHIN: "I've been in a blind trust for 20 years, I have no idea what they're doing. Ari: You're still getting dividends. MANCHIN: "You got a problem?"