Administration Seeks Applications for $47M in Funding Aimed at Advancing Hydrogen Research
Renewable Energy
Administration Seeks Applications for $47M in Funding Aimed at Advancing Hydrogen Research
2023-01-30 20:20:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making a total $47 million in funding available to accelerate the research, development and demonstration of affordable clean hydrogen technologies. The funding will be administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel... Read More

Chief Justice Keeps Title 42 in Place at Border for Now
Immigration
Chief Justice Keeps Title 42 in Place at Border for Now
2022-12-20 16:52:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday issued a temporary order granting a request from Republican officials in 19 states to block the Biden administration from letting Title 42 expire at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday. The order was cheered... Read More

Auction  of California Offshore Wind Leases Draws $757M in Winning Bids
Renewable Energy
Auction of California Offshore Wind Leases Draws $757M in Winning Bids
2022-12-12 17:45:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — California’s first auction of offshore wind development rights received more than $757 million in winning bids, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced. In all, roughly 373,268 acres were earmarked for wind farm development, with the sites... Read More

Federal Judge Stays Title 42 Ruling to Give Administration Time to Adjust
Immigration
Federal Judge Stays Title 42 Ruling to Give Administration Time to Adjust
2022-11-17 21:39:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday granted the Biden administration’s request for a stay of his earlier order, striking down the controversial Title 42, a Trump-era immigration policy that has since allowed authorities to expel more than 2.4 million... Read More

Federal Judge Orders End to Student Debt Relief Plan
Education
Federal Judge Orders End to Student Debt Relief Plan
2022-11-11 21:43:09
by Tom Ramstack

DALLAS, Texas — A federal judge in Texas on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s plan to wipe out as much as $20,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers. He said the plan exceeds the authority of the president without... Read More

Biden Administration Offers Climate Grants as New Report Makes Drastic Prediction
Climate
Biden Administration Offers Climate Grants as New Report Makes Drastic Prediction
2022-11-09 21:08:21
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Climate change is creating harm to the United States that is 68% worse than most of the rest of the world, according to a federal report announced this week. “The things Americans value most are at risk,” a... Read More

Administration Takes New Steps to Improve Nursing Home Quality
Health
Administration Takes New Steps to Improve Nursing Home Quality
2022-10-21 17:09:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking new steps to increase accountability of bad actors in the nursing home industry, improve the quality of nursing homes and make them safer. The new initiatives follow up on President Joe Biden’s promise... Read More

Biden Administration Makes Millions Available to Expand Mental Health Care
Mental Health
Biden Administration Makes Millions Available to Expand Mental Health Care
2022-10-18 21:52:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Tuesday it will award millions of dollars in grants to expand all-hours mental health and substance abuse care in more communities around the country. The new funding opportunity was authorized by the Bipartisan Safer... Read More

Administration Releases ‘Flight Plan’ for Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Aviation
Administration Releases ‘Flight Plan’ for Sustainable Aviation Fuel
2022-09-26 15:45:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has released a “flight plan” for how a number of federal departments and agencies will work together to create new technologies that will boost the production of sustainable aviation fuel on a commercial scale. Dubbed... Read More

Biden Administration Wants to Expand Weapons of Mass Destruction Detection
Homeland Security
Biden Administration Wants to Expand Weapons of Mass Destruction Detection
2022-07-19 20:33:16
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — While military analysts discussed in the media the risks Russia will use weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine, a Senate committee on Tuesday considered whether the United States was prepared for such an attack. The federal government established... Read More

Biden Administration to Restore and Expand Title IX Protections
Education
Biden Administration to Restore and Expand Title IX Protections
2022-07-07 15:45:17
by Eden Metzger

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration plans to reinstate Title IX regulations tossed by the Trump White House in 2020, restoring crucial protections for students who have been victims of sexual assault, sexual harassement or sex-based discrimination. In an announcement coinciding... Read More

Environmentalists’ Lawsuit Tries to Block Federal Oil and Gas Drilling Leases
Litigation
Environmentalists’ Lawsuit Tries to Block Federal Oil and Gas Drilling Leases
2022-06-17 20:07:38
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — An environmentalists’ lawsuit filed this week in Washington, D.C., seeks to block the Biden administration from giving oil companies more than 3,500 permits to drill on federal lands.  The coalition of environmental groups says Biden has not considered... Read More

Future of DACA Is Unclear on Its 10th Anniversary 
Immigration
Future of DACA Is Unclear on Its 10th Anniversary 
2022-06-15 21:59:08
by Natalie McCormick

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago in a Rose Garden ceremony on June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama unveiled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects undocumented adolescents from deportation and provides them with a work permit. It was,... Read More

Biden Administration Sets Out Rules for Creating Network of EV Charging Stations
Transportation
Biden Administration Sets Out Rules for Creating Network of EV Charging Stations
2022-06-12 14:01:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be located no further than 50 miles apart along the nation’s interstates, and within one mile of an exit from any highway, under new rules proposed by the Biden... Read More

Biden Administration Announces Major Change in COVID Travel Policy
Travel
Biden Administration Announces Major Change in COVID Travel Policy
2022-06-10 14:58:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Come 12:01 a.m. Sunday, international travelers will no longer have to test negative for the coronavirus before coming to the United States. The Biden administration announced the major change in U.S. policy after the Centers for Disease Control... Read More

Administration Makes Two Big Moves on Biofuel
Renewable Energy
Administration Makes Two Big Moves on Biofuel
2022-06-05 18:44:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration made two significant moves aimed at supporting the biofuel industry. The first of these moves came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which announced on Friday that it will provide $700 million to help lower... Read More

Federal Judge Postpones Planned End to Title 42 Expulsions
Immigration
Federal Judge Postpones Planned End to Title 42 Expulsions
2022-05-23 17:15:49
by Reece Nations

LAFAYETTE, La. — A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday blocked the Biden administration from letting Title 42 expire as it was originally planned to do this week. District Judge Robert Summerhays of the U.S. District Court for Western Louisiana... Read More

White House Accelerates Response to Baby Formula Shortage
White House
White House Accelerates Response to Baby Formula Shortage
2022-05-12 23:09:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his administration to “work urgently” to respond to the major baby formula shortage that has forced families across the United States to rely on others with leftover supplies to swap or sell... Read More

Ukraine Invasion Could Influence Biden’s National Security Strategy
Geopolitics
Ukraine Invasion Could Influence Biden’s National Security Strategy
2022-05-08 15:31:12
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Foreign policy and defense experts think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate the Biden administration’s national security plans. Classified versions of President Biden’s National Security Strategy, Nuclear Posture Review and National Defense Strategy were transmitted to Congress in... Read More

Biden Administration to Lease 110K Undersea Acres for Wind Energy Development
Renewable Energy
Biden Administration to Lease 110K Undersea Acres for Wind Energy Development
2022-04-07 14:42:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will hold an auction on May 11 for the lease on two massive undersea tracts off the coast of the Carolinas to advance wind farm development in the area. Together the two parcels, which are... Read More

Biden Administration, CDC to Rescind Title 42 Migrant Expulsion Policy 
Immigration
Biden Administration, CDC to Rescind Title 42 Migrant Expulsion Policy 
2022-04-01 21:56:31
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s public health authority Title 42 will be terminated on May 23, the health agency announced on Friday. The move comes after the Biden administration had previously defended its continuation of the... Read More

US Scales Back COVID-19 Response Efforts, Concerns Over Future Variants Remain
Health
US Scales Back COVID-19 Response Efforts, Concerns Over Future Variants Remain
2022-03-23 20:12:49
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is scaling back COVID-19 response efforts, despite a recent uptick of infections involving an omicron subvariant known as BA.2 which now accounts for about 35% of all positive COVID infections in the country.  “BA.2 is omicron... Read More

<strong>Intelligence Officers Warn of Dangers as Russian Invasion of Ukraine Gets Uglier</strong>
Intelligence
Intelligence Officers Warn of Dangers as Russian Invasion of Ukraine Gets Uglier
2022-03-11 18:17:27
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The world has become a more dangerous place in the past three weeks since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. intelligence officials told a Senate panel Thursday. In addition to Russia’s war with Ukraine threatening to spread much... Read More

<strong>Former Defense Dept. Leader Claims Right to Book Publication</strong>
Books
Former Defense Dept. Leader Claims Right to Book Publication
2022-01-28 22:25:57
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper told a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Thursday that he is close to reaching an agreement with the Biden administration on redacting parts of his upcoming memoir. Defense Department officials are concerned it... Read More

Biden Administration Advances Renewable Energy Projects
Renewable Energy
Biden Administration Advances Renewable Energy Projects
2022-01-12 21:38:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Seven federal executive branch agencies have begun rolling out wind, solar and other clean energy projects, the White House announced Wednesday morning. According to a senior administration official, the effort builds on President Biden’s commitment to “pull every... Read More

White House Allocates Funds for Poor to Pay Heating Bills
In The News
White House Allocates Funds for Poor to Pay Heating Bills
2022-01-07 21:03:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced details Friday for how it will fund energy costs for low-income persons this winter as a cold wave swept over the nation. A White House statement described increased funding under the Low Income Home... Read More

School District Works to Implement Test-to-Stay Practice
Education
School District Works to Implement Test-to-Stay Practice
2022-01-05 18:51:08
by Alexa Hornbeck

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Members of the Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas implemented changes to their test-to-stay practice this week, based on new guidance supported by the Biden administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on using the method... Read More

Treasury Dept to Step Up Scrutiny of Money Laundering in Real Estate Market
Treasury
Treasury Dept to Step Up Scrutiny of Money Laundering in Real Estate Market
2021-12-06 17:56:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department is seeking public comment on ways to reduce money laundering and other corruption in the real estate market, part of a larger effort by the Biden administration to curb illicit financial activity as the economy... Read More

Fifth Circuit Imposes Temporary Stay on Business Vaccine Mandate
Litigation
Fifth Circuit Imposes Temporary Stay on Business Vaccine Mandate
2021-11-07 14:18:15
by Dan McCue

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday temporarily blocked a mandate from the Biden administration that businesses with more than 100 employees require them to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by early January. The White... Read More

Administration Scaling Back Plan to Deepen IRS Scrutiny Into Bank Accounts
Banking
Administration Scaling Back Plan to Deepen IRS Scrutiny Into Bank Accounts
2021-10-19 21:23:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration is reversing course on a proposal that would have required banks to flag private accounts to the Internal Revenue Service when an individual deposit or withdrawal exceeded $600. A revised plan, expected to be announced... Read More

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