Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.
President Biden on Wednesday announced nominees for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, a bipartisan independent agency created during the Reagan Administration. The Commission was created to reduce sentencing disparities and promote transparency and proportionality in criminal sentencing. The Commission has lacked a quorum since 2019, which has prevented it from doing critical business.
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