Parsing “Phase I” Of New US Trade Deal With China, A Bill For Wheelchair Technology Accessibility, AUMF And Iran

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Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee, joined at right by Sen.Tom Carper, D-Del., responds to reporters following a briefing by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and other national security officials on the details of the threat that prompted the U.S. to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

We break down what’s in, and what’s missing, from the first part of a new trade deal with China. Then we speak with a state lawmaker about his new bill that would increase accessibility for wheelchair technology. And we discuss the president’s authority to take war-like actions.

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  • New Bill Could Make Wheelchair Technology More Attainable

    A bill sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg) would make it easier to obtain and pay for wheelchair technology that allows for elevation and standing. We hear from Rep. Anderson for more details.

  • Iran Tensions Testing The Limits Of Presidential War Powers

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Megan Cassella Guest
  • Rep. Jimmy Anderson Guest
  • Jennifer Daskal Guest

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