The Federal Reserve will meet today to discuss whether or not to approve another rate hike in an effort to tamp down on the country’s high inflation rates. The meeting comes following a hearing from the Senate Finance Committee last week, in which Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen attempted to reassure lawmakers that the country’s banking system was stable following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Meanwhile, many GOP lawmakers have criticized President Biden’s lack of a plan for social security in his latest budget proposal. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) joins the Rundown to discuss his concerns about the country’s banks, inflation and interest rates, and the future of social security.
Spring break season for many Americans may typically involve a trip to Mexico. However, following prominent cases of violent crime caused by cartels in that region, U.S. authorities are issuing additional travel alerts warning about “potentially dangerous situations” that may await travelers headed south of the border. After four Americans in Matamoros, Mexico, were kidnapped by a cartel and two of them were killed, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne says Americans should look closely at the safety travel advisories issued by the State Department because it could end up saving lives. He joins the podcast to break down safety concerns for Americans traveling to Mexico and the need for collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico to effectively handle the threats posed by cartels.
Plus, commentary from FOX News Medical Contributor and Professor at New York University Langone Health, Dr. Marc Siegel.