The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is reconsidering its plan to shift $50 billion in U.S. government employees’ retirement savings into a fund that includes Chinese government-owned companies, but a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators wants to forbid such an option from ever being considered again.

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The national debt has surpassed $23 trillion for the second time, adding $4.1 billion in one week. It broke the $23 trillion mark on Nov. 1 for the time in history, barely nine months after the debt broke records surpassing $22 trillion on Feb. 11. The debt has grown some 16 percent since President Donald Trump's inauguration, when it stood at $19.9 trillion.