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Education in the new normality: history classes in virtual reality

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The coronavirus has made students lose half a course this 2020, because nobody was prepared to teach online during confinement. Neither the teachers nor the students. in summer and we still have no idea what the course will be like from September, although everyone agrees that there will be more remote . Video calls can be a solution, but in the medium term they become monotonous and boring. Why not a history class in virtual reality?

HistoryMaker VR is a tool that allows teachers to teach History using virtual reality . The of this technology is that the teacher can be embodied in any character and teach from any real or imaginary place. Much more attractive than watching a video with the teacher’s face for an hour …

At the same time, thanks to virtual reality,  students are not seeing a screen on their PC or tablet. They immerse themselves in a virtual environment related to the lesson they are learning . Why not give a class on Ancient Rome sitting on the steps of the Colosseum?

As we can see in the video,  HistoryMaker VR is a tool focused on educators. In it will be free for them.

The professor can reincarnate as a historical figure (for the time being, belonging to North American history) from Benjamin Franklin to the Indian Tecumseh or the Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor, or create an avatar that looks like him.

You can choose the setting, related to the topic of the lesson, and even place objects that you will use during the class. As it is virtual reality it is possible to keep the script or the lecture of the class with the naked eye , and the students will not see it.

Then record the class using the movement of your own hands and body , which are recorded thanks to the movement controls and sensors of the virtual reality glasses.

Students can download the class and immerse themselves in the virtual reality environment, observing the teacher in real size , not in a simple video on screen.

HistoryMaker VR’s proposal  seems like a first step, a teaser , because from what we see in the video the classes are given on stage, and they are not in real time, but recorded scenes.

In the future we hope to see real scenarios related to the History lesson , such as walking through the interior of the Egyptian pyramids while the teacher gives his lesson, and that this class is in real time and in a group , with teachers and students interacting between yes.

But virtual reality is starting, and you have to go little by little.

HistoryMaker VR will launch on August 13 on Steam . As we have said it will be free for educators, although anyone can buy it and experiment with the tool.

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The final vote came after an arduous “vote-a-rama,” in which the Senate debated, considered and voted on 39 amendments over a 25 hour period

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The Senate approved President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Saturday, over 24 hours after opening debate on the bill. A grueling amendment process, known as a “vote-a-rama,” was stalled for nearly 12 hours on Friday due to disagreements within the Democratic caucus over an unemployment insurance benefit.

The final vote was 50-49, with all Democrats voting in favor of the bill and all Republicans voting against it. The passage of the bill was met with cheers and applause from Democrats, celebrating the passage of one of Mr. Biden’s key priorities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not need to visit the Capitol to break any ties, as GOP Senator Dan Sullivan left due to a family emergency on Friday.

Democrats took a victory lap after the passage of the bill, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer telling reporters after the vote that “it’s a great day for this country.” Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders called the bill “the most significant piece of legislation to benefit working families in the modern history of this country.”

President Biden dubbed the plan “historic” during an address on Saturday.

“For over a year the American people were told they were on their own,” he said, and later added, “This nation has suffered too much for much too long, and everything in this package is designed to relieve the suffering and to meet the most urgent needs of the nation.”

The president noted that 85% of American households will now soon receive direct payments of $1,400 per person, and a “typical middle class family of four” will get $5,600. “That means the mortgage can get paid. That means maintaining the health insurance you have. It’s going to make a big difference in so many lives in this country,” he said.

The Republican Party is showing signs of softening its trademark fiscal conservative brand in favor of a new populist approach, a potentially seminal shift as the party becomes more reliant on blue-collar white voters after Donald Trump’s presidency.

The last time Republicans were thrown out of power, in 2009, they embraced an unabashed tax-cutting and spending-cutting vision to find their way out of the wilderness. Now, the party is taking a different path as ambitious figures seek to curry favor with voters by pushing a larger government safety-net that includes cash to families and a minimum wage hike.

The new approach comes at a time of economic hardship — rising income inequality and escalating costs of health care and college tuition — made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. The trend, if it continues, will test the longstanding alliance between the GOP and big business and has the potential to reshape the future of American policymaking.

“I hope there’s support for getting working people a fair shot. Most Americans — they don’t want to be taken care of. They would like a fair shot though — to be able to get a job, be able to raise their family,” Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said.

Hawley’s rhetoric echoes progressives who say the government has a larger role in providing equal economic opportunity. He has been a vocal supporter of direct cash payments to Americans, even teaming up with democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., recently on the issue.

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“Republicans need to have a broader conversation about what we’re going to do to support working people, working families in the middle of the country, where I’m from, but all across the country,” Hawley said. “So I hope that that’s the direction that we’re headed.”

‘It’s time’
The party-line vote Saturday to approve a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill shows there remain economic differences between the two parties. Yet 48 Republicans voted in the process to spend $650 billion on measures including direct cash, jobless aid and child care.

Perhaps no Republican embodies the change quite like Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.

He ran for president in 2012 on a platform of slashing taxes, raising the Social Security retirement age and cutting Medicare spending. He picked as his running mate Paul Ryan, the vanguard of traditional fiscal conservatism.

Now, Romney is leading efforts in his party to expand the safety net with a substantial child allowance and a minimum wage hike to $10 per hour, one that’s tied to stricter immigration enforcement. And he was an early proponent of direct payments amid the pandemic.

“With regards to each of those plans, the effort is to make our safety net more effective,” Romney told NBC , while emphasizing that his plans are paid for.

In some ways, Romney is Trump’s polar opposite and chief antagonist — the only Republican who voted twice to find him guilty on impeachment charges. But Trump’s pro-spending and anti-immigration attitudes created space for the policies Romney is pushing.

Case in point, his minimum wage proposal is co-sponsored by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., one of the chamber’s most conservative members and someone who is considered a likely presidential candidate.

“It’s time for the minimum wage to be raised. It hasn’t been raised in a long, long, long time,” Romney said. “But do so gradually and consistent with the rate of inflation — and marry that with immigration enforcement to make sure that we don’t have people coming in illegally, taking away jobs from those at the entry level.”

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While Romney is hardly a favorite among conservative grassroots activists because of his extensive criticism of Trump, some were enthused by the proposals, particularly his childcare plan. That plan would provide households up to $4,200 annually per child while cutting some existing entitlement programs.

The idea of using federal power to promote the nuclear family is at the center of this change in GOP policymaking, and a number of other lawmakers like Hawley and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are seeking to lead in this area.

“I think Romney’s proposals are interesting,” Don Thrasher, chairman of Kentucky’s Nelson County GOP, told NBC News. “I think [GOP policy] needs to be addressing the inequity of what is going to corporate America versus what is going to Main Street America. And I think part of what Romney’s saying does that.”

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Republican strategist Andy Surabian said some in the GOP are shifting away from its fiscal orthodoxy.

“There’s a lot more openness from the base to policy proposals that are more populist in nature and are less concerned with kind of orthodox, libertarian conservative economics in some ways,” he said. “But I also think it’s super easy to overstate the extent to which that’s true.”

He added though it’s wrong to assume conservative activists no longer care about spending and debt, or “that they’re all of a sudden for a bunch of liberal economics” like a national $15 minimum wage.

‘Deficit hawkishness’
Notably, Republicans are talking less about the national debt and are instead attacking the Democrats’ Covid bill as a “liberal wish list.” And the tea party activists who took politics by storm in 2009 with complaints about government spending are nowhere to be found. A recent Economist/YouGov poll showed the bill is supported by 66 percent of Americans, with just 25 percent opposed. It has support with nearly four-in-10 Republicans and 30 percent of Trump voters.

A Nebraska Republican, who asked to speak anonymously to provide a frank assessment of Republican messaging said that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented government relief, “a lot of the base” is more comfortable with accepting “a larger economic role for the government” — so long as “it actually serves to benefit the American citizen.”

“I think the days of a party exclusively dedicated to deficit hawkishness are waning,” this person said. “I think you’ll see a much larger body of freshmen in 2022 move toward the middle on that issue.”

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Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill on May 5, 2020.Andrew Harnik / Pool via AFP – Getty Images
Some Democrats say this shift is shows Republican counterparts are searching for an identity after four years of Trump and then his re-election defeat.

“The Republican Party’s a snow globe right now,” said Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis. “They don’t know if they’re QAnon, if they’re tea party, if they’re fiscal conservatives, if they’re a religious right party — they don’t know. And during that time, you’re gonna see lots of shit falling from the sky.”

But Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said the decline of fiscal conservatism is good for the country.

“If that legacy of the Trump era is maintained inside the Republican Party, it means that there’ll be a lot more room for negotiation with Democrats, because they won’t be any longer wedded to root canal-like budget policy that is focused on inflicting more pain,” he said.

However, some Republicans say Trump’s vision on spending actually attracted more voters to the party — mainly disaffected Democrats.

Trump “brought a lot of people into the party that were traditional Democrats,” Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., a former Democrat who switched parties in 1994, said. “Just hope we keep bringing more in.”

Trump infused the party with a mix of economic populism and nativism that many Republicans initially resisted. Now, even after his defeat, it continues to influence the party.

“Probably one of Trump’s biggest changes was to have a more populist approach, particularly to helping people,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a former Trump critic turned fierce ally, said in an interview. “I think that’s good.”

The House will vote on the amended legislation on Tuesday, after the House passed a slightly different version of the bill last week. If it is approved by the House, it will then go to Mr. Biden’s desk for his signature. Schumer expressed confidence that the Senate version of the bill would pass in the House.

“They feel like we do, we have to get this done,” he said.

The economic relief legislation is broadly popular, with recent polling showing that a majority of Americans support it, particularly the provision that provides $1,400 in direct checks to earners making under $75,000. Senate Democrats reached a deal to limit the eligibility for who receives direct checks earlier this week. Other provisions in the bill include an additional $300 weekly jobless benefits through September 6, a child allowance of up to $3,600 per family, $350 billion in aid to state and local governments, and $14 billion for vaccine distribution.

A fourth woman has accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Ana Liss is also the third former aide to allege that Cuomo acted inappropriately at work. Liss, who worked as a policy and operations aide from 2013 to 2015, told the Journal that Cuomo asked if she had a boyfriend and called her “sweetheart.” Liss also said the governor touched her on her lower back and one time kissed her hand.

Last week, two other former staffers accused Cuomo of unwanted sexual advances.

On Friday, Lindsey Boylan said that Cuomo made unwanted sexual advances toward her. She resigned in 2018 after the governor kissed her on the lips without her consent. The following day, Charlotte Bennett said that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions and also made unwanted sexual advances toward her.

Following those allegations, Cuomo issued a statement on Sunday and said his behavior towards women had been “misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation.”

He said he teased people about their personal lives but never propositioned or inappropriately touched anyone.

On Monday, Anna Ruch told The New York Times that she met Cuomo at a wedding in September 2019. He allegedly placed a hand on her bare lower back and called her ‘aggressive’ when she removed it. Ruch said Cuomo then placed his hands on her cheeks and asked if he could kiss her.

Karen Hinton, who worked as a consultant for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development while Cuomo led the agency in the late 1990s, told The Washington Post that she had an inappropriate exchange with Cuomo in 2000.

Hinton worked at the agency for 4½ years and reportedly had “contentious” disputes with Cuomo, including a screaming match filled with profanities right before her departure.

She alleged that Cuomo called her to his hotel room after an event in California, when he pulled her towards his body and held her before she backed away and left.

Peter Ajemian, Cuomo’s director of communications, told Insider that Hinton’s account to the Post was inaccurate.

“Karen Hinton is a known antagonist of the Governor’s who is attempting to take advantage of this moment to score cheap points with made up allegations from 21 years ago. All women have the right to come forward and tell their story — however, it’s also the responsibility of the press to consider self-motivation. This is reckless,” Ajemian said.

Several other aides also told the Post that Cuomo fostered an abusive workplace culture. “You didn’t know which Andrew you were going to get,” said one woman who worked at HUD during Cuomo’s tenure told the Post.

Young women who worked for Cuomo and remained anonymous for fear of retaliation told both the Post and Journal that Cuomo would ask about their dating lives. Three of the women told the Post that they didn’t see these as propositions but as part of the larger culture that degraded women in Cuomo’s office. The Journal reported the women also accused Cuomo of touching them and commenting on the way they looked.

Rich Azzopardi, a senior Cuomo aide, told the Post that he’d never heard that type of abusive language used.

“The people of this state elected the Governor to represent them four times during the last 14 years and they know he works day and night for them. There is no secret these are tough jobs, and the work is demanding, but we have a top tier team with many employees who have been here for years, and many others who have left and returned. The Governor is direct with employees if their work is sub-par because the people of New York deserve nothing short of excellence,” Azzopardi told Insider in a statement.

Mr. Biden thanked the American people for their “overwhelming bipartisan support” of the package, without which “this would not have happened,” he said.

The final vote came after an arduous “vote-a-rama,” in which the Senate debated, considered and voted on 39 amendments over a 25 hour period. The process was initially delayed by a deadlock involving Senator Joe Manchin, moderate from West Virginia who has become a critical player in the evenly divided Senate.

On Friday evening, Senate Democrats reached a deal accepted by Manchin, after he had an extended meeting with Schumer. The compromise amendment extended the additional unemployment insurance benefits through September 6, makes the first $10,200 of unemployment insurance benefits non-taxable for households with incomes under $150,000, and extends tax rules regarding excess business loss limitations to 2026.

The compromise amendment was approved by a vote of 50 to 49 shortly after 1 a.m. It was almost identical to an amendment proposed under a deal reached Friday morning by progressives and moderates, with the only change being the income limit for the non-taxable benefits.

Mr. Biden stressed during his address Saturday that the deal extended assistance for the 11 million Americans who lost jobs due to the pandemic — and whose benefits were “about to expire,” he said.

Manchin has assumed a powerful role in the caucus because he’s one of the deciding votes in an evenly divided Senate. Democrats have 50 seats, which means that there is no room for dissent in the ranks: losing the support of a single senator means losing the overall vote. Earlier on Friday, Manchin had appeared to lean towards supporting an amendment introduced by GOP Senator Rob Portman that would have cut the unemployment insurance benefit from $400 to $300 and extended it only through June.

Stimulus Package Faces Lengthy Final Challenge Of Senate Votes
Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, center, speaks to members of the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, March 5, 2021.
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The “vote-a-rama” initially began on Friday morning with a failed vote on an amendment proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders that would have raised the federal minimum wage. But the vote stayed open even after all senators had voted, preventing the next amendment from being considered and allowing Democrats to work behind the scenes to convince Manchin to support their unemployment insurance benefit amendment.

After nearly 12 hours, the vote on Sanders’ amendment closed shortly before 11 p.m., making it the longest vote in modern Senate history. The “vote-a-rama” then resumed shortly before midnight with a vote on Portman’s unemployment insurance benefit amendment, which passed by a vote of 50-49, with Manchin’s support. However, that amendment will be canceled out by the Democratic amendment, which was voted on a few hours later and which Manchin also supported. This compromise amendment will be included in the final bill.

Manchin acknowledged to reporters after the final vote on the bill on Saturday afternoon that negotiations “took longer than they should’ve,” but expressed contentment with the final bill.

“We got it done and we got a better deal,” Manchin said.

The Senate convened on Friday morning with two hours of debate, followed by a vote on Sanders’ amendment, which would have raised the untipped minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025, and the tipped minimum wage to $14.75 over seven years. The Senate parliamentarian ruled last week that the Senate could not include a provision raising the minimum wage to $15 under budget reconciliation rules, so GOP Senator Lindsey Graham raised a point of order challenging the amendment.

Manchin, as well as Democratic Senators Jon Tester, Jeanne Shaheen, Kyrsten Sinema, Chris Coons, Tom Carper and Maggie Hassan, joined Republicans in voting against allowing the provision to be included. Senator Angus King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, also voted against adding the minimum wage hike to the bill. Manchin and Sinema in particular had previously expressed their opposition to raising the minimum wage to $15.

Congress is using the budget reconciliation process to pass the bill, which limits time for debate and allows legislation to pass with a simple majority, a workaround that avoids the 60-vote threshold that most require to advance in the Senate. If every Democrat supports the final bill, it would pass without any Republican support.

But Republicans are critical of the size of the bill and frustrated that Democrats are using the reconciliation process, arguing that they are taking a partisan route rather than working across the aisle. Democrats reply that they don’t need to waste time negotiating with Republicans to reach the 60-vote threshold and pass a smaller package.

In retaliation, Republican senators aimed to make the amendment process politically painful for Democrats, with mixed results. One such vote could was on an amendment to prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving stimulus checks. During the “vote-a-rama” last month on the budget resolution to set up the reconciliation process, eight Democrats joined all Republicans in voting for the amendment, infuriating progressives. However, when the Senate voted on the amendment on Saturday morning, it failed without any Democratic support.

The Senate did approve two amendments by voice vote, one on veterans’ education and one on aiding homeless children. The latter amendment was proposed by GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski and Manchin, and will dedicate $800 billion in education funding specifically for homeless children. The final amendment considered during the “vote-a-rama” was a bipartisan amendment sponsored by GOP Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Mark Warner, extending protections for federal contractors through September 30.

The Senate version of the bill differs from the House bill in several ways, including the amendments that passed on Friday and Saturday. Some recently added measures, according to a Senate Democratic aide, include $510 million for FEMA and $750 million for states and communities impacted by job and revenue loss in the tourism, travel and outdoor recreation sectors. Another provision sets aside funding for education, including $1.25 billion for evidence-based summer enrichment, $1.25 billion for after school programs and $3 billion for education technology. It would also make COVID-19 student loan relief tax-free.

A vote on the motion to proceed to debate on the legislation succeeded in a party-line vote on Thursday afternoon, with Harris breaking the 50-50 tie. Although budget reconciliation rules allow for up to 20 hours of debate ahead of the “vote-a-rama,” Republicans and Democrats only used two, after GOP Senator Ron Johnson forced the Senate clerk to read the entire bill aloud on Thursday evening. The process took almost 11 hours, ending early Friday morning. The Senate agreed to convene later Friday morning for up to three hours of debate, but any time saved by limiting the debate time was quickly lost with the nearly 12-hour delay over the unemployment insurance amendment.

“The bottom line is this: This plan puts us on the path to beating this virus,” Mr. Biden said Saturday. “This plan gives those families that are struggling the most the help and the breathing room they need to get through this moment. This plan gives small businesses in this country a fighting chance to survive. And one more thing,” he added, “this plan is historic.”




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President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Americans will start receiving their stimulus checks this month, after Senate Democrats passed his $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

“This plan will get checks out the door, starting this month, to the American people who so desperately need the help, many of whom are lying in bed at night, staring at the ceiling, wondering, ‘Will I lose my job, if I haven’t already? Will I lose my insurance? Will I lose my home?'” Biden said.

In his prepared remarks at the White House, Biden noted that he had promised when he took office in January that “help was on the way” and that the passage of the stimulus package was an effort to deliver on that promise.

The package includes direct payments of $1,400 to individuals up to $80,000 a year, or couples earning up to $160,000, as per their most recent tax filings.

Though Democrats had sought to raise the federal minimum wage to $15, they omitted it from the package after a top Senate official said it would violate the rules of the reconciliation process.

Beyond just the checks, the stimulus package also provides $300 per week of jobless that will extend through the summer, money for distributing -19 vaccines, a new child tax credit program intended to massively reduce child poverty, and aid for small businesses and schools as well as local and state governments.

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to campaign against Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in 2022 after she voted for a conviction during his impeachment proceedings this year.

In a statement to Politico, Trump said: “I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be—in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator.”

Murkowski, a moderate who has held her seat since 2002, has been one of the ex-president’s harshest critics in the party and was among the seven Senate Republicans who voted for his conviction in February.

Although Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania also voted against the ex-president, Murkowski is the only one up for reelection next year.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski questions Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Services (HHS), at his confirmation hearing on February 23, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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On Saturday, Trump’s team released a recent poll that they commissioned on Murkowski to support their to oust her. Conducted between January 30 and February 1, the McLaughlin and Associates poll found the ex-president’s Alaska favorability rating at 52 percent—nine points higher than Murkowski’s 43 percent.

he Senate just passed the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill—one of the biggest emergency spending packages in history, targeted to the poor and the middle class. But despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House, it came with significant omissions from the wish list of Democratic priorities: no $15 minimum wage, lower jobless benefits, a tighter income limit for the checks. With just 50 senators and no Republicans crossing the line, President Joe Biden and his party had to bow to their most conservative members.

You can almost hear the lamentations on the left: “If only we’d had another vote or two in the Senate, Biden and Chuck Schumer wouldn’t have had to cut $100 a week from the unemployment benefit to get Joe Manchin’s vote. And then we could keep going: ditch the legislative filibuster, pass that bill to stop voter suppression in the red states …”

Murkowski is the 86th most popular Republican in Congress, with 13 percent sharing a positive opinion, 23 percent sharing a negative opinion, and 19 percent sharing a opinion of the senator, according to a December 2020 YouGov poll. She is most popular among millennials and Generation X, and is more popular among men than women.

A publicly funded poll of 1,081 Alaska voters, conducted by Public Policy Polling in June, showed Murkowski with an approval rating of just 29 percent and a disapproval rating of 55 percent. Meanwhile, Trump’s approval rating in the state sat at 46 percent and disapproval rating 49 percent.

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In April 2019, a Morning Consult poll showed that she was still popular among Alaska voters despite regularly standing against Trump’s agenda. In the poll, 43 percent of Alaskans had a positive view of her compared to 36 percent that had a negative view.

However in late 2019, Murkowski was voted among the five least popular senators, along with Collins of Maine, who also supported Trump’s conviction and is considered one of his opponents in the party, according to Morning Consult.

With assets worth tens of millions of dollars, associate attorney general nominee Vanita Gupta is thus far the Biden administration’s wealthiest political nominee that has publicly released a financial disclosure form.

The disclosure of Gupta’s financial interests comes as she faces a potentially rocky confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the coming week.

Gupta, a civil rights attorney-turned Justice Department nominee, has reported owning between $42 million and $187 million in assets and properties with her spouse in her disclosure report filed to the Office of Government Ethics. She reported earning between $902,000 and $3 million in the past year, the filing shows.

The biggest chunks of her assets come from her shares in companies linked to her father, Raj Gupta, a corporate chairman and Wall Street financier with vast corporate interests.

According to the filing, Vanita Gupta owns between $11 million and $55 million in shares of Avantor, a chemicals and materials company headquartered in Pennsylvania, for which Raj Gupta is the chairman of the board.

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She also reported owning between $500,000 and $1 million in shares of Aptiv, an American-Irish-British auto parts company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, for which Raj Gupta also serves as chairman.

According to the report, Gupta also owns between $950,000 and $2 million in entities connected to the private equity firm New Mountain Capital, for which her father has served as a senior adviser. Raj Gupta has also served on the board of the Vanguard Group, one of the biggest index fund companies, and Vanita Gupta owns between $11 million and $49 million worth of Vanguard index funds, which are commonly owned by other political appointees.

PHOTO: In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, Associate Attorney General nominee Vanita Gupta speaks during an event with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del.
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She holds much of those assets through family trusts she controls, except for $5 million to $25 million in Avantor, $500,000 to $1 million in Aptiv and six-figures in New Mountain Finance Co., which are under a brokerage account.

In her ethics agreement provided by the Biden transition team, Vanita Gupta wrote that she would retain her financial interests in those companies but would resign from her position as co-trustee of her family trust.

She would also not participate “personally or substantially” in matters related to companies in which she or her family hold a financial interest.

She also wrote that she would not participate in matters related to companies in which her father holds leadership roles, including Avantor and Aptiv.

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A spokesperson for Biden’s transition team, when questioned about Gupta’s financial interests, referred ABC News to her ethics agreement. The Department of Justice did not immediately to ABC News’ requests for comment.

Gupta’s plan to recuse herself from matters involving the financial interests of her family and herself is typically required by conflict of interest laws, said Delaney Marsco, senior legal counsel of ethics at Washington-based good government group Campaign Legal Center.

Gary Gensler, Biden’s pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, is the second wealthiest Biden appointee to disclose their financial interests to this point. Gensler reported owning between $41 million and $119 million in various assets, comprised mostly of investment funds and brokerage accounts, along with some real estate properties in Baltimore.

PHOTO: In this May 22, 2012, file photo, Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler answers questions from senators while testifying before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee about derivatives reform on Capitol Hill.
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With the approach of Gupta’s confirmation hearing, she’s recently been the subject of attacks from some far-right Republicans accusing her of being radically progressive and anti-police.

The Judicial Crisis Network has opposed Gupta’s confirmation with an $800,000 ad campaign titled, “Dangerous Appointee,” which accuses Gupta of supporting the “defund the police” movement.

Gupta, who says that she has never endorsed such policies, has had multiple police advocacy groups rally around her. Fraternal Order of Police President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to the Judiciary Committee last month expressing support for Gupta’s nomination.

“She always worked with to find common ground even when that seemed impossible,” Yoes said. “Although in some instances our disagreements remain, her open and candid approach has created a working relationship that is grounded in mutual respect and understanding.”

And a separate GOP-led group has launched a $1 million “Confirm Gupta” campaign, highlighting Gupta’s bipartisan support in TV ads running in Maine, Alaska, West Virginia and other states whose senators could be key to her confirmation.

Trump won Alaska by 10 points last year, but Murkowski’s political power has proven to be sturdy. Following the former president’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial, Murkowski told Politico that she was “sure that there are many Alaskans that are very dissatisfied with my vote, and I’m sure that there are many Alaskans that are proud of my vote.”

“This nation has suffered too much for much too long,” Biden said on Saturday. “And everything in this package is designed to relieve the suffering and to meet the most urgent needs of the nation and put us in a better position to prevail, starting with beating this virus and vaccinating the country.”

The stimulus package must return to the House of Representatives, which is expected to pass the bill early next week before Biden can sign it into law.




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