Fauci’s retirement pension will pay him more than Biden’s annual salary: report

Andrew Miller

A nonprofit transparency group is estimating that the first year of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s pension will amount to over $400,000 and top the annual salary that the President of the United States brings in.

A salary analysis conducted by Open The Books concluded that Fauci’s first year pension payout will total $414,000 which is more than the $400,000 brought in by the president.

Fauci recently suggested he will retire at the end of President Biden’s first term at which point he will have turned 85 years old and served as a federal employee for 59 years.

Open The Books analyzed Fauci’s salary, which is currently $480,654 per year but is expected to shoot to $530,000 by 2024, and factored in “conservative” pay bumps and annuities based on previous years to estimate his pension.

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Open The Books reported last year that Fauci is the highest paid federal employee in the United States and earns more than the president, every general in the military, and the country’s other 4.3 million federal employees.

“Dr. Fauci has been the highest-paid federal employee for years, and now we know that even in retirement his pay will be history-making,” OpenTheBooks.com Founder & CEO Adam Andrzejewski told Fox News Digital in a statement. “With the flexibility to spend his days as he wishes, Fauci will rake in more than the leader of the free world earns in a year. There’s seemingly no limit to the money taxpayers will have to spend on him in perpetuity.”

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Fauci’s NIAID did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

Politico reported Monday that Fauci said he will retire by the end of Biden’s term following more than five decades of federal service under seven different presidential administrations. 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, lowers his face mask as he prepares to testify (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP / AP Images)

The 81-year-old has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, Reuters reported. He became the face of the American government’s policies regarding efforts to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Fauci has become one of the most controversial political figures in the country after advocating for strict lockdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic – a plan that has drawn the ire of conservatives who have accused him of inconsistent positions on issues like masking.

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Republican politicians, most notably Sen. Rand Paul, who is a medical doctor, have also criticized Fauci for his agency’s connection to taxpayer funds that supported gain-of-function research on bats infected with coronaviruses at a lab in Wuhan, China.

“Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on,” former Trump trade adviser Dr. Peter Navarro said last year about his time in government with Fauci. 

Fauci responded this week to calls from Republicans in Congress to investigate his leadership and COVID-19 response should the GOP regain the majority in one or both houses come this year’s midterm elections. 

Biden and Fauci at press conference

Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the President, speaks alongside U.S. President Joe Biden  (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images / Getty Images)

“They’re going to try and come after me, anyway. I mean, probably less so if I’m not in the job,” Fauci said. “I don’t make that a consideration in my career decision.”

“I don’t think they can say anything about the science,” he added. “If that’s what you want to investigate, be my guest. My telling somebody that it’s important to follow fundamental good public health practices – what are you going to investigate about that?”

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report

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House Democrats introduce bill to revive amnesty push for illegal immigrants

A group of Brazilian migrants make their way around a gap in the U.S.-Mexico border in Yuma, Ariz., seeking asylum in the U.S. after crossing over from Mexico, June 8, 2021. 

A group of Brazilian migrants make their way around a gap in the U.S.-Mexico border in Yuma, Ariz., seeking asylum in the U.S. after crossing over from Mexico, June 8, 2021.  ((AP Photo/Eugene Garcia, File))

Adam Shaw

Dozens of House Democrats this week introduced legislation that would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who have been in the country for more than seven years — reviving a failed attempt from last year.

The “Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929,” is sponsored by 46 lawmakers and would update a registry in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

That registry allows the Homeland Security Secretary to “register” illegal immigrants for permanent status if they have been in the country since before a certain date. That date was last updated to Jan. 1 1972 during the Reagan administration.

The latest Democratic bill would update the registry, but instead of setting a firm date would make the eligibility “rolling,” meaning that illegal immigrants who have been in the country for seven years would be eligible for legalization — and eventual citizenship.

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The main sponsors of the bill are Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.,, Norma Torres, D-Calif., Grace Meng, D-NY, Lou Correa, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-NY,, and Jesús “Chuy” García, D-Ill. It has also been backed by a slew of immigration rights organizations and other liberal groups.

“For decades, immigrants who contribute significantly to our communities and our economy, have been relegated to a legal limbo,” Lofgren said in a statement. “I’m proud to join my colleagues in introducing this legislation to provide these immigrants with the stability and certainty they and their families deserve. Updating this historically bipartisan provision to provide lawful permanent resident status to immigrants who have been a part of our communities for years will make our immigration system fairer and our country stronger.”

Rep. Garcia, meanwhile, estimated that it would give a legal pathway to a massive eight million illegal immigrants.

“Today there is renewed hope for millions of immigrants who have lived in our country, formed families, bought homes, and have been part of their communities, sometimes for decades,” he said. “This bill provides an opportunity to give peace of mind and a legal path for approximately 8 million immigrants.

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Democrats had included a provision to update the registry last year, when Democrats were proposing amnesty provisions that could potentially be included in a budget reconciliation bill. Such a bill would only need 50 votes in the Senate and therefore not require any Republican support if all Democrats were united. 

However, the “Plan B,” which would have updated the registry to allow illegal immigrants in the country before 2010 to be legalized, was rejected by the parliamentarian — and the budget reconciliation proposal as a whole was torpedoed when Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he wouldn’t support it.

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Republicans, including lawmakers who are typically open to negotiation on immigration matters, have repeatedly ruled out support for amnesty provisions unless there is progress with solving the enormous migrant crisis that has overwhelmed the southern border.

There were more than 209,000 migrant encounters in June alone, 79,652 of whom were released into the United States. There have been 1,746,119 total encounters at the southern border the current fiscal year — already eclipsing last fiscal year’s historic numbers.

Top Biden administration officials have backed calls for pathways to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week claimed the border is “secure” and appeared to push for lawmakers to pass legislation that would include some form of amnesty.

“I have said to a number of legislators who expressed to me that we need to address the challenge at the border before they pass legislation and I take issue with the math of holding the solution hostage until the problem is resolved,” he said.

Adam Shaw is a politics reporter for Fox News Digital, with a focus on immigration. He can be reached at adam.shaw2@fox.com or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY

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France: Amazingly Brilliant News: In a Campaign That Started Back In 1996, Air France Now (2022) Announces It Will Put an End to Future New Primate Shipment Contracts to Laboratories. Brilliant !!

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Doing Our Bit for the Primates In London (Mauritius Embassey) – Photo: Mark (WAV).

Hi all;

Have been dealing with specific animal issues over the last few days, but here now there is some good news for you all to read about. I will put each story on as an individual post in order that you can read and copy link if you wish.

Lets start with some amazing news, and huge congratulations to each and everyone involved with this campaign, for their tenacity and continuation of the fight for the primates.  Since 1996; wow; I knew it was a long campaign as we have followed and done our bit here in England over the years; but I did not quite realise it was that long.  Excellent and so very well deserved – well done all !!

London Mauritanian Embassey Demo. – Photo – Mark (WAV).

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FDA Reopens Comment Period on Phthalate Food Packaging Chemicals

Chemical Free Life

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period, seeking additional scientific data and information on nine currently approved phthalates.  Scientific studies have demonstrated that phthalates are harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals* commonly used in U.S. food packaging where they can migrate to the food you eat.

Backstory

A coalition of environmental and consumer advocacy groups petitioned the FDA to revoke the approval of phthalates in food packaging and production in April 2016, but, in keeping with their normal behavior, the FDA did not respond. The groups then sued the FDA in December 2021 to force the agency to act.

In May 2022, the FDA denied the groups’ petition: (1) citing a lack of evidence by the groups to place all the phthalates into a single class of chemicals, and (2) stating that the groups’ petition did not provide enough scientific data or information to justify the…

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Federal Judge Restores A Wide Swath Of Endangered Species Act Protections That Were Gutted By The Trump Administration.

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A federal judge in California hasoverturneda2019 Trump administration moveto gut the landmarkEndangered Species Act, vacating that administration’s changes and restoring protections for hundreds of species.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in Northern California comes as the Biden administration is working on replacement rules for the Trump rollbacks and means the protections will be restored while the review process continues.

“The court spoke for species desperately in need of comprehensive federal protections without compromise,” Earthjustice attorney Kristen Boyles said in a statement from the plaintiffs emailed to EcoWatch. “Threatened and endangered species do not have the luxury of waiting under rules that do not protect them.”

Earthjustice represented the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation Association, Wild Earth Guardians…

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A Man Released All The Turtles After He Bought Them From The Food Market.

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Arron Culling saw two turtles being sold for food in a wet market and decided to take action.

ARRON CULLING WITH SOME OF THE TURTLE HE RESCUED FORM A WET MARKET

Arron Culling of New Zealand did something truly remarkable for two lucky sea turtles. He spotted the pair at a local food market in Papua New Guinea, threw down $50 (about US $33), put them in his truck and released them back into the wild.

“Found these at the local market, got them for 50 bucks, drove 5 km up the road and let them go,” he wrote onFacebook.

He bought these turtles, put them in the back of his truck, drove 5km to a safer place, and released the turtles to their natural habitat.

This prompted Culling to continue supporting the turtles. He bought and released all the turtles he could afford.

ARRON TAKING ONE OF…

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