What's Next: June 21, 2016

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference on June 15 in Washington, DC.
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference on June 15 in Washington, DC.PHOTO: AFP

US Senate push for tighter gun controls

The United States Senate will make its strongest push in years to tighten gun controls, voting on four proposals today (Singapore time), a week after the Orlando shooting massacre prompted new calls to keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists.

But none of the Bills is expected to achieve the 60 votes needed for passage in the 100-seat chamber.

Special care dental clinic opens

The Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Clinic, Singapore's first dental clinic that caters to the oral health needs of the elderly and special needs patients, will officially open today.

The clinic is age-friendly, sporting wider corridors, spacious rooms and special equipment designed for patients who are bed-bound and who use wheelchairs.

Senate date for US Fed chief

US Federal Reserve Board chairman Janet Yellen will testify to the Senate today and will likely take questions on the outlook of the United States economy.

But her speech is likely to be clouded by the Brexit referendum to be held on Thursday, with economists warning of dire consequences should the "leave" group prevail.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe