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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

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

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
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

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

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

Immigration
Officials: Many Migrants From Border Camp Staying in US

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate... Read More

Health
How the Pandemic is Changing Telehealth Investments in Rural Areas
2021-09-07 20:07:17
by Alexa Hornbeck

The Biden Administration is investing more than $19 million to expand telehealth access to rural and underserved communities, and Mend, a telemedicine and AI-powered patient engagement platform, is looking to prioritize access in rural areas where there is less internet... Read More

Health
Administration Unveils Plan for COVID Booster Shots Starting in September
2021-08-18 15:49:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Americans who got the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines will be able to obtain booster shots eight months after the date of their second doses, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. Because of the timing element, those who were... Read More

Housing
Rush is on to Extend Eviction Moratorium While Landlords and Republicans Oppose It
2021-08-02 20:28:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday that it is trying to find a way to extend the federal eviction moratorium that expired Saturday. As many as 11 million Americans are in danger of losing their homes within weeks after... Read More

Cybercrime
Government Tries to Play Catch-Up Against Fast-Moving Cyberattacks
2021-07-29 20:21:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congress took a stab Thursday at improving the nation’s cybersecurity as the federal government mobilizes more resources against ransomware and hackers. Both President Joe Biden and members of a House Homeland Security subcommittee described threats to U.S. computer... Read More

Cybercrime
US Government Prepares Strategy to Respond to Ransomware Attacks
2021-06-04 14:00:51
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration and members of Congress are pledging a tough response to the mounting devastation of cyberattacks as the risk of a bigger confrontation with Russia grows. On Wednesday, a White House spokesperson spelled out the U.S.... Read More

Immigration
US Taps Groups to Pick Asylum-Seekers to Allow Into Country

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. instead of being rapidly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-related powers that block people... Read More

Employment
Granholm Says Green Jobs a Matter of ‘Economic Patriotism’
2021-05-17 15:32:16
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s push to tackle several crises at once has reenergized the push for green jobs or those jobs which contribute to preserving or restoring the environment, including those in traditional sectors, like manufacturing.  His American Jobs... Read More

Geopolitics
U.S. Condemns China's Attempts To Silence Hong Kong Protestors
2021-04-21 14:48:42
by Daniel Mollenkamp

The U.S. has condemned the sentencing of protesters in Hong Kong, which it says was a violation of their rights under international agreements and an indefensible attempt to silence dissent by the Chinese government.  Last week, Chinese authorities sentenced seven... Read More

Economy
900K Unemployment Claims Show US Economy Still Reeling From Pandemic
2021-01-21 20:22:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The number of unemployment claims filed last week fell to 900,000, a number that remains historically high and suggests the economy still has a long way to go before it fully recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The Labor... Read More

U.S. Senate
Senate Confirms Biden 1st Cabinet Pick as Democrats Control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented... Read More

White House
White House Announces Acting Agency Leadership Until Nominees Confirmed
2021-01-20 20:37:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Just hours after the President Joe Biden was sworn into office, White House officials announced the acting agency leadership that will assist the new administration in the next phase of the transition of government. These individuals, nearly all... Read More

Political News
Biden's Test: Engineering Economic Boom in a Partisan Divide

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Joe Biden entered the White House as vice president, the economy was cratering. Job losses were mounting. Stocks were crashing. Millions of Americans were in the early stages of losing their homes to foreclosure as the... Read More

Political News
Harris Prepares for Central Role in Biden's White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only... Read More

Political News
Washington Braces for Intense Opening to a Pivotal Year

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — The tumult of 2020 isn't over yet. The opening week of the new year will be dominated by a collision of events that will test America's commitment to democracy, shape President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration... Read More

Transition
Awaiting Yellen at Treasury: Yet Another Daunting Crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen is in line for another top economic policy job — just in time to confront yet another crisis. Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's apparent choice for treasury secretary, served on the Federal Reserve's policymaking committee during... Read More

Civil Rights
NAACP President: ‘We Are the Owners of This Government,’ Not Its Victims
2020-11-11 15:59:36
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of NAACP, was the special guest this week at the Meridian International Center, a non-partisan center for diplomacy and global leadership. He shared his perspective on recent general election results including their impact... Read More

Political News
Sweeping Change or Move to the Middle? Biden's Coalition Has Wide Range of Goals If He Wins

WASHINGTON — Jane Palmer's political history stretches from protesting the Vietnam War as a teenager to backing Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic primary. Now the 70-year-old is a loyal supporter of Joe Biden, even regularly calling voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on his behalf. But... Read More

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