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Reopening schools this fall should be top priority in COVID-19 response: Anthony Gonzalez

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Long before the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our state, parents across Ohio were doing everything imaginable to juggle their jobs with family life. It is no secret the weight of the pandemic has made these responsibilities more difficult. With school and day care closures, working U.S. parents are now taking on an estimated additional 29 hours of household chores and child care per week as they try ... Read more »

Let Taiwan join the International Monetary Fund

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Few countries will come out of the COVID-19 crisis looking better than Taiwan. While China was busy punishing Dr. Li Wenliang in January for sounding the alarm on the novel coronavirus, Taiwan was already seeking to warn the international community about the disease. It has since limited its COVID-19 death toll to only seven people in a population of more than 23 million. This stellar job managing... Read more »

Embrace your inner data scientist for a path forward on COVID-19

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Every American’s heart breaks for the families and friends who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19 in recent months. The collective pain that we have felt as a country is truly unprecedented in our lifetimes and we must do all we can to rebuild our country while working to escape the tragic realities of this pandemic. While the flatten the curve strategy was appropriate for a period of time, in m... Read more »

Bipartisan Bill Targets Online Spread of Child Sex Abuse Material

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Legislation was introduced on Tuesday that would hold tech companies more responsible for an explosion in online child sexual abuse material and give law enforcement agencies more opportunity to gather evidence of crimes. The bill, proposed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate, would require companies to retain information about illegal photos and videos found on their platfo... Read more »

House of Representatives passes Rep. Anthony Gonzalez’ bill to fight 'deepfakes’

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Monday by Rocky River Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez that would help the government fight realistic-looking fraudulent videos and photographs called “deepfakes” that could be used for scams, to sow public discord and endanger national security. ... “The ability to identify and label deep fake content is critical to preventing foreign actors... Read more »

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says China should be ‘graduated’ from supportive World Bank loan program

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday agreed that the World Bank should expel China from a supportive loan program that helps middle- and low-income nations finance government projects. Asked by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, whether he’d support graduating Beijing from the lending program, Mnuchin replied, “I do.” The question from Gonzalez comes as he works to pass legislation that would... Read more »

U.S. Objects to World Bank’s Lending Plans for China

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The Trump administration has formally objected to the World Bank’s plans to continue lending to China, the latest flash point in a long-running battle between the world’s largest economies. ... Representative Anthony Gonzalez, Republican of Ohio, who questioned Mr. Mnuchin about the bank’s work in China, introduced legislation last month that would curb World Bank funding to China by “graduating” ... Read more »

House of Representatives passes bill to allow ‘battlefield crosses’ at VA cemeteries

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he U.S. House of Representatives returned from its Veterans Day recess on Tuesday to unanimously pass a bill by Rocky River GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez that would block national cemeteries from banning “battlefield cross” memorials. ... “This legislation comes straight from the veterans community in my northeast Ohio district,” Gonzalez said in a speech on the House of Representatives floor. ... Rea... Read more »

Lessons in service: Schools, organizations honor military during various Veterans Day ceremonies Nov. 11

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The home of the free because of the brave. This was the underlying theme of the various Veterans Day ceremonies hosted at schools, churches and organizations throughout the city, that stopped to observe the national holiday, Nov. 11, by recognizing the service of military men and women past and present. ... Over at the North Royalton Family YMCA, several dignitaries gathered to unveil a unique pie... Read more »

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