Jan 30, 2019

Republicans name members of House Intelligence Committee

Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

GOP leadership has officially named the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, four weeks after the new Democratic-controlled Congress took office.

Why it matters: The panel was the final House committee to be filled by Republicans, with the delay hampering the ability of the Democratic majority to start conducting business and issuing subpoenas related to the Trump-Russia investigation. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the new chair of the committee, has pledged to reopen the Russia probe in light of the indictments of several Trump associates, and said his first order of business would be to hand over all witness transcripts to the Mueller investigation.

Republicans:

  • Rep. Devin Nunes (Ranking member)
  • Rep. Mike Conaway
  • Rep. Mike Turner
  • Rep. Brad Wenstrup
  • Rep. Chris Stewart
  • Rep. Rick Crawford
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik
  • Rep. Will Hurd
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe

Democrats:

  • Rep. Adam Schiff (Chairman)
  • Rep. Jim Himes
  • Rep. Terri Sewell
  • Rep. André Carson
  • Rep. Jackie Speier
  • Rep. Mike Quigley
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro
  • Rep. Denny Heck
  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
  • Rep. Val Demings
  • Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
  • Rep. Peter Welch

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 6,294,222 — Total deaths: 376,077 — Total recoveries — 2,711,241Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 1,811,277 — Total deaths: 105,147 — Total recoveries: 458,231 — Total tested: 17,340,682Map.
  3. Public health: Nearly 26,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes have been reported to federal health officials —Coronavirus looms over George Floyd protests across the country.
  4. Federal government: Trump lashes out at governors, calls for National Guard to "dominate" streets.
  5. World: Former FDA commissioner says "this is not the time" to cut ties with WHO.
  6. 🎧 Podcast: The virus didn't go away.

More than 1 in 6 black workers lost jobs between February and April

Adapted from EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

As is often the case, the staggering job losses in the coronavirus-driven recession have been worse for black workers.

By the numbers: According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, titled "Racism and economic inequality have predisposed black workers to be most hurt by coronavirus pandemic," more than 1 in 6 black workers lost their jobs between February and April.

Coronavirus could lower GDP by $15.7 trillion

Reproduced from Congressional Budget Office; Chart: Axios Visuals

The CBO released projections on Monday for U.S. nominal GDP to be lower by $15.7 trillion over the next decade than its estimate in January as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

What they're saying: It predicts that when adjusted for inflation GDP will be $7.9 trillion lower over the next decade and down by $790 billion in the second quarter of this year — a 37.7% quarterly contraction.