President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi agreed to a bipartisan $2 trillion Infrastructure bill Tuesday; unveiling their plans to help rebuild the nation’s roads, broadband connectivity, and more.
“We agreed on a number that was very, very good — $2 trillion for infrastructure. Originally we had started a little lower. Even the President was eager to push it up to $2 trillion,” said Schumer after meeting the President at the White House.
Sen. Chuck Schumer: "We agreed on a number that was very, very good — $2 trillion for infrastructure. Originally we had started a little lower. Even the President was eager to push it up to $2 trillion." https://t.co/gc7mCediU2 pic.twitter.com/wqejuXLkPD
— The Hill (@thehill) April 30, 2019
“We talked about a number of things we could do. Obviously the roads, the bridges, the highways, but also a big emphasis on broadband, an emphasis on the power grid, and several other issues,” added the Senate Minority Leader.
CYBER WAR: US Officials Say North Korea Hacking US Infrastructure
The Department of Homeland Security warned federal agencies and local government officials on Wednesday that North Korea continues to launch cyber-attacks against “critical” US infrastructure throughout the country.
According to a new report released by the Joint Technical Alert section of the Department of Homeland Security, Kim Jong Un is directing coordinated attacks against the United States using a group of hackers inside North Korea.
Kim’s covert operation is referred to by US officials as HIDDEN COBRA.
The report says the communist nation is using HIDDEN COBRA to “target the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally.”
“HIDDEN COBRA actors commonly target systems running older, unsupported versions of Microsoft operating systems. The multiple vulnerabilities in these older systems provide cyber actors many targets for exploitation,” said the warning.
The DHS directive comes as tensions between the United States and North Korea are at an all-time high. The war-of-words between President Trump and Kim Jong Un escalated earlier this week, as the US and regional allies conducted war games on the Korean peninsula.
Despite Kim’s harsh rhetoric, American officials are moving forward with the 10-day long drill, saying it’s essential for regional stability.
BACKLASH BUILDS: AOC Defends Use of CAR SERVICES, Says She’s Just ‘Living in the World’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her campaign’s extensive use of car services throughout the 2018 midterm elections over the weekend; bizarrely stating that she’s just “living in the world.”
“I also fly & use A/C. Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future. The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy,” Cortez posted on social media.
I also fly ✈️ & use A/C
Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.
The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy. https://t.co/DZGE1WwLbn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019
— New York Post (@nypost) March 3, 2019
The Democratic-Socialist’s comments come after the NY Post published an article revealing her campaign spent $23,000 on car services from May 2017 until December 2018; sparking a fierce backlash against the lawmaker who has repeatedly called for the end of cars and other combustion-engine based-vehicles within the decade.
Read the full report at the New York Post.