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EPA Completes Rule to Phase Out Gases Used as Refrigerants
Climate
EPA Completes Rule to Phase Out Gases Used as Refrigerants

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what officials call a key step to combat climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The new... Read More

Biden Discusses AUKUS Partnership with Macron Amid 'Diplomatic Crisis'
Foreign Affairs
Biden Discusses AUKUS Partnership with Macron Amid 'Diplomatic Crisis'
2021-09-22 18:09:38
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday to discuss the United States' new strategic partnership with the U.K. and Australia. Australia is set to construct eight nuclear-powered submarines through its alliance with the U.S.... Read More

Biden to Double US Global Donation of COVID-19 Vaccine Shots
Health
Biden to Double US Global Donation of COVID-19 Vaccine Shots

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population... Read More

Biden Pitching Partnership After Tough Stretch With Allies
Foreign Affairs
Biden Pitching Partnership After Tough Stretch With Allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership... Read More

US Threatens Sanctions Against Officials in Tigray Conflict
Foreign Affairs
US Threatens Sanctions Against Officials in Tigray Conflict
2021-09-17 21:10:50
by Daniel Mollenkamp

The United States has threatened to issue new sanctions against members of the Tigray conflict in northwestern Ethiopia.  The conflict, which has continued to deteriorate the stability of the region, has grown since last November. White House officials have said... Read More

States Learning How Many Afghan Evacuees Coming Their Way
In The News
States Learning How Many Afghan Evacuees Coming Their Way

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. California is... Read More

Biden Announces Indo-Pacific Alliance With UK, Australia
Geopolitics
Biden Announces Indo-Pacific Alliance With UK, Australia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities — including helping equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines.... Read More

Biden’s Build Back Better Plan Advances After House Vote
Congress
Biden’s Build Back Better Plan Advances After House Vote
2021-09-15 21:45:37
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel raised the chances Wednesday for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Plan to succeed when it approved key portions of the bill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to endorse parts of the $3.5... Read More

Biden Touts Job Creation, Climate at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Energy
Biden Touts Job Creation, Climate at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2021-09-15 19:56:47
by TWN Staff

GOLDEN, Colo. -- “Yes, we face a crisis, but we face a crisis with an unprecedented opportunity to create good jobs of the future, to create industries of the future, to win the future, to save the planet.” That was... Read More

President, CEOs, Biz Leaders Meet on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
White House
President, CEOs, Biz Leaders Meet on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was meeting Wednesday with the CEOs of Walt Disney and Columbia Sportswear, and other business executives and leaders leaders to discuss  his recently announced vaccine requirement for companies  that employ at least 100 people. ... Read More

Biden: Nearly 3M Get Health Coverage During COVID-19 Sign-Up
Health
Biden: Nearly 3M Get Health Coverage During COVID-19 Sign-Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million consumers took advantage of a special six-month period to sign up for subsidized health insurance coverage made more affordable by the COVID-19 relief law, President Joe Biden said Wednesday. He called that number encouraging... Read More

Biden Turns to Colorado to Pitch Investments in Clean Energy
Energy
Biden Turns to Colorado to Pitch Investments in Clean Energy

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean... Read More

Stay or Go? Californians to Decide the Fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom
In The States
Stay or Go? Californians to Decide the Fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — After a year of debate that laid bare divisions in America's most populous state, Californians on Tuesday will be deciding whether Gov. Gavin Newsom keeps his job, or if the state goes in a more... Read More

Biden to Survey Wildfire Damage, Make Case for Spending Plan
Political News
Biden to Survey Wildfire Damage, Make Case for Spending Plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden will promote his administration's use of the Defense Production Act to aid in wildfire preparedness during a western swing in which he'll survey wildfire damage in Idaho and California. The administration activated the... Read More

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Tribute, Call for Unity
In The News
Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Tribute, Call for Unity

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is making an appeal for the nation to reclaim the spirit of cooperation that sprung up in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks as he commemorates those who died 20 years ago. ... Read More

US Marks 20 Years Since 9/11, in Shadow of Afghan War's End
In The News
US Marks 20 Years Since 9/11, in Shadow of Afghan War's End

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty years ago, the 11th of September dawned as just a date. By midnight, it was 9/11, the staggering starting point for a new era of terror, war, politics, patriotism and tragedy. The U.S. marks the... Read More

Biden Presents Stringent New Rules to Clamp Down on the Unvaccinated
White House
Biden Presents Stringent New Rules to Clamp Down on the Unvaccinated
2021-09-10 13:18:04
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced tough vaccine rules Thursday that require all healthcare workers, federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. In addition, millions of workers at companies with 100 or more employees must get... Read More

White House Unveils Plan to Cut Prescription-Drug Prices
Prescription Drugs
White House Unveils Plan to Cut Prescription-Drug Prices
2021-09-09 19:41:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration on Thursday offered the first detailed look at actions the White House may take in conjunction with congressional action to lower prescription drug prices. The 29-page plan, released through the Department of Health and Human... Read More

Ohio to Appeal White House Voiding of State’s Medicaid Work Rule
In The News
Ohio to Appeal White House Voiding of State’s Medicaid Work Rule
2021-09-09 15:35:02
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed an appeal of the Biden administration’s withdrawal of the state Medicaid work requirement previously approved by the Trump White House. “Removing a provision that says a healthy, able-bodied individual should... Read More

Biden, Dems Push Civilian Climate Corps in Echo of New Deal
Climate
Biden, Dems Push Civilian Climate Corps in Echo of New Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing for a modern counterpart: a Civilian Climate Corps that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs building trails, restoring streams and... Read More

Solar Energy Has Potential to Power 40% of Nation's Electricity by 2035
Energy
Solar Energy Has Potential to Power 40% of Nation's Electricity by 2035
2021-09-08 18:14:23
by TWN Staff

The U.S. Department of Energy has released the Solar Futures Study detailing the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid. The study shows that by 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the... Read More

In NYC After Ida,  Biden Calls Climate 'Everybody's Crisis'
Climate
In NYC After Ida, Biden Calls Climate 'Everybody's Crisis'

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden declared climate change has become "everybody's crisis" on Tuesday as he toured neighborhoods flooded by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, warning it's time for America to get serious about the "code red" danger... Read More

Biden Directs Federal Aid to NY, NJ After Deadly Flooding
White House
Biden Directs Federal Aid to NY, NJ After Deadly Flooding

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New Jersey counties and five New York counties affected by devastating flooding last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. At... Read More

Bidens to Travel to 9/11 Attack Sites on 20th Anniversary
White House
Bidens to Travel to 9/11 Attack Sites on 20th Anniversary
2021-09-05 17:01:03
by Dan McCue

President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 next Saturday by traveling to the three sites of the terrorist attacks. In a brief announcement released Saturday, the White House said the president and first... Read More

Biden Moves to Declassify Some Sept. 11 Documents
White House
Biden Moves to Declassify Some Sept. 11 Documents
2021-09-04 00:38:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden directed the Justice Department and other federal agencies on Friday to immediately begin a review of documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks so that Attorney General Merrick Garland can release any deemed... Read More

Delta Variant Concerns Affecting U.S. Employment Situation
Employment
Delta Variant Concerns Affecting U.S. Employment Situation
2021-09-03 15:46:42
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. employment grew by 235,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 5.2% in August, but that 0.2% decrease still leaves 8.4 million Americans unemployed. The 235,000 growth spurt highlighted in the Labor Department’s August Employment Situation... Read More

Biden Defends Departure From 'Forever War,' Praises Airlift
Political News
Biden Defends Departure From 'Forever War,' Praises Airlift

WASHINGTON (AP) — A defensive President Joe Biden called the U.S. airlift to extract more than 120,000 Americans, Afghans and other allies from Afghanistan to end a 20-year war an "extraordinary success," though more than 100 Americans and thousands of... Read More

Biden to Boost Federal Employee Pay in 2022
White House
Biden to Boost Federal Employee Pay in 2022
2021-08-27 20:40:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden formally unveiled plans on Friday to give civilian employees of the federal government a pay raise, effective Jan. 1, 2022. In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Biden said the across-the-board base pay increase... Read More

Biden Vows to Finish Kabul Evacuation, Avenge US Deaths
White House
Biden Vows to Finish Kabul Evacuation, Avenge US Deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is vowing to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan after the deadly suicide bombing at the Kabul airport. He promised to avenge the deaths of 13 U.S. service members killed... Read More

Supreme Court Allows Evictions to Resume During Pandemic
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Allows Evictions to Resume During Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court's action ends... Read More

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