Biden Travels to Philadelphia Bearing $500M for Water Upgrades
Infrastructure
Biden Travels to Philadelphia Bearing $500M for Water Upgrades
2023-02-03 15:53:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Friday afternoon to announce $500 million has been allocated to the city's water upgrades and lead pipe removal. According to senior White House officials, about $160 million of that total... Read More

White House Celebrates Klain, Welcomes Back Zients in East Room Ceremony
White House
White House Celebrates Klain, Welcomes Back Zients in East Room Ceremony
2023-02-03 14:39:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It was a victory lap and, as victory laps often are, it was accompanied by a fair amount of tears. The White House called it the “official transition event” from one chief of staff to another, but it... Read More

President Confirms Jeff Zients Will Succeed Klain As Chief of Staff
White House
President Confirms Jeff Zients Will Succeed Klain As Chief of Staff
2023-01-27 15:26:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Friday morning that Jeff Zients, the administration’s former COVID-19 response coordinator, will assume the role of White House chief of staff next month. Ron Klain, who currently serves as the president’s chief of staff,... Read More

President Heads to Northern California to Survey Storm Damage
In The News
President Heads to Northern California to Survey Storm Damage
2023-01-19 17:47:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is traveling to Northern California today to view the damage left by a series of “atmospheric rivers” that have battered the state’s coast for the past nine weeks. Biden left the White House aboard Marine... Read More

Dutch Ambassador Calls for Accountability From Russia
Diplomacy
Dutch Ambassador Calls for Accountability From Russia
2023-01-18 15:51:10
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, went from a meeting with President Biden at the White House on Tuesday — where the Dutch leader said his country plans to join the U.S. and Germany’s efforts to train... Read More

White House Confirms Second Set of Sensitive Docs Found
Political News
White House Confirms Second Set of Sensitive Docs Found
2023-01-12 16:56:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Documents with classified markings from President Joe Biden’s years as vice president were found in a storage space at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House confirmed Thursday morning. The discovery, first reported by The New York... Read More

Biden to Honor Election Officials as Jan. 6 Anniversary Is Commemorated
White House
Biden to Honor Election Officials as Jan. 6 Anniversary Is Commemorated
2023-01-06 16:01:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will commemorate the second anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol by awarding the Presidential Citizens Medal to a dozen individuals who resisted efforts by former President Donald Trump and his... Read More

White House Toughens Border Policy
Immigration
White House Toughens Border Policy
2023-01-06 14:34:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the United States would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans who cross the border from Mexico illegally. The new rules expand on an existing effort to stop Venezuelans attempting to... Read More

Zelenskyy Dazzles Washington on Whirlwind Trip to Give Thanks and Bolster Support
White House
Zelenskyy Dazzles Washington on Whirlwind Trip to Give Thanks and Bolster Support
2022-12-22 17:19:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — He came, he saw (and was seen), he conquered. If the initial response to his “surprise” visit to Washington is any indication, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pulled off an extraordinary feat of diplomacy during 24 hours that took him... Read More

Zelenskyy to Meet With Biden, Address Congress, in ‘Surprise’ Visit to Washington
White House
Zelenskyy to Meet With Biden, Address Congress, in ‘Surprise’ Visit to Washington
2022-12-21 14:39:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet with President Biden at the White House Wednesday afternoon before delivering a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, White House officials announced Tuesday night. “I’m glad to intrude on your... Read More

White House Steps Up Fight Against Possible Winter COVID-19 Surge
Health
White House Steps Up Fight Against Possible Winter COVID-19 Surge
2022-12-15 21:47:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Three months after stopping the practice, the Biden administration is once again making free COVID-19 tests available to all U.S. households. The goal, administration officials said, is to stop a potential surge in COVID-19 cases heading into winter.... Read More

Administration Seeks to Make Health Care More Accessible
White House
Administration Seeks to Make Health Care More Accessible
2022-12-14 21:23:01
by TWN Staff

The Biden administration has released a new rule that will provide and expand access to quality health care options for millions of consumers. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the proposal, known as the 2024 Notice of... Read More

Biden Signs Bill Protecting Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Rights
White House
Biden Signs Bill Protecting Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Rights
2022-12-14 14:00:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday afternoon, presiding over a joyful celebration that saw more than 2000 people gather on a chilly South Lawn of the White House. “Marriage is a... Read More

US-Africa Leaders Summit Leads to Road Closures, Metro Disruptions
District of Columbia
US-Africa Leaders Summit Leads to Road Closures, Metro Disruptions
2022-12-12 18:04:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — This week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which runs through Dec. 15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, is considered a “National Special Security Event.” As a result, it is creating significant traffic disruptions and road closures in downtown... Read More

White House to Host 50 African Leaders in Three-Day Summit
White House
White House to Host 50 African Leaders in Three-Day Summit
2022-12-09 19:04:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The White House will host representatives from 50 African nations at a three-day summit next week intended to “advance shared priorities,” while recognizing that the continent “is a key geopolitical player” that is “shaping the present and will... Read More

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Freed for Russian Arms Dealer in Prisoner Swap
White House
WNBA Star Brittney Griner Freed for Russian Arms Dealer in Prisoner Swap
2022-12-08 15:17:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the All-Star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist who had been imprisoned in Russia, was released on Thursday morning in a swap for Viktor Bout, the jailed Russian arms dealer... Read More

Biden Hosts Kennedy Center Honorees at White House
Arts
Biden Hosts Kennedy Center Honorees at White House
2022-12-05 16:46:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomed the 2022 Kennedy Center honorees to the White House on Sunday, mixing a bit of politics with good cheer and his full-throated support of the arts. On a glittering night in the East Room... Read More

President Signs Measure to Avert Nationwide Rail Shutdown
White House
President Signs Measure to Avert Nationwide Rail Shutdown
2022-12-02 16:07:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden moved quickly Friday morning to sign H.J. Res. 100 into law and thereby avert a nationwide rail shutdown that many have said would have caused a devastating $2 billion-per-day hit to the U.S. economy. The... Read More

Macrons, Bidens to Dine on Maine Lobster, Beef and Artisanal Cheeses at State Dinner
White House
Macrons, Bidens to Dine on Maine Lobster, Beef and Artisanal Cheeses at State Dinner
2022-12-01 00:07:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Guests attending the first state dinner of the Biden administration will dine on butter poached Maine lobster and Calotte of beef while being serenaded by New Orleans, Louisiana, native Jon Batiste, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden revealed during... Read More

French President’s US Visit to Feature Serious Talk, a State Dinner and a Side Trip to New Orleans
Diplomacy
French President’s US Visit to Feature Serious Talk, a State Dinner and a Side Trip to New Orleans
2022-11-28 22:58:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — French President Emmanuel Macron’s whirlwind visit to the U.S. this week will include multiple stops in the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday and end with a visit to the Big Easy on Friday. The White House announced... Read More

White House Offers Up Thanksgiving ‘Talking Points’ to Get Through Thursday’s Dinner
White House
White House Offers Up Thanksgiving ‘Talking Points’ to Get Through Thursday’s Dinner
2022-11-23 17:17:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Elon Musk may have invited former President Donald Trump back to Twitter, but it’s the Biden administration that is taking full advantage of the social media platform for some pre-holiday messaging. In a Tweet posted shortly after 9... Read More

First Lady Receives Official White House Christmas Tree
White House
First Lady Receives Official White House Christmas Tree
2022-11-22 16:00:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — First Lady Jill Biden and her 2-year-old grandson Beau formally received the 2022 White House Christmas tree on Monday, declaring it “beautiful” as the growers, invited guests and a smattering of administration staffers looked on. The tree, a... Read More

First In-Person Meeting of Biden and China’s Xi Jinping
Diplomacy
First In-Person Meeting of Biden and China’s Xi Jinping
2022-11-10 18:40:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will hold his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, ahead of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. Though the two leaders have spoken on five other occasions since Biden took office... Read More

White House, UAE Sign Pact to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition
Climate
White House, UAE Sign Pact to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition
2022-11-01 15:48:31
by Dan McCue

ABU DHABI, UAE — The Biden administration and the United Arab Emirates signed a major new clean energy framework Tuesday, agreeing to jointly invest $100 billion in projects intended to produce 100 GW of clean energy by 2035. The agreement... Read More

Administration Awards $2.8B to Foster Domestic EV Battery Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Administration Awards $2.8B to Foster Domestic EV Battery Manufacturing
2022-10-25 19:59:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy last week awarded $2.8 billion to 20 companies to build and expand commercial-scale facilities in 12 states to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components, and demonstrate new approaches, including manufacturing... Read More

15 Million More Barrels of Gasoline Being Released From Strategic Reserve
White House
15 Million More Barrels of Gasoline Being Released From Strategic Reserve
2022-10-19 16:51:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will release 15 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves, and may consider releasing significantly more this winter, in an effort to ease high gasoline prices. The announcement comes in the wake of several polls... Read More

White House Outlines Strategy for Ending Hunger by 2030
Food Insecurity
White House Outlines Strategy for Ending Hunger by 2030
2022-09-27 19:17:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In the 50 years since the last Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health was convened at the White House, the United States has struggled to end chronic food insecurity in some communities, while seeing a marked increase in... Read More

White House to Host State Dinner for Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron Dec. 1
Diplomacy
White House to Host State Dinner for Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron Dec. 1
2022-09-26 18:50:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron for a state visit to the United States, which will include a state dinner, on Dec. 1, 2022.... Read More

Arizona Judge Revives State’s 19th Century Near-Total Ban on Abortion
In The States
Arizona Judge Revives State’s 19th Century Near-Total Ban on Abortion
2022-09-26 14:46:57
by Dan McCue

TUCSON, Ariz. — A near-total ban on abortion written nearly 50 years before Arizona became the nation’s 48th state must be enforced as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a state circuit court... Read More

Biden Administration Outlines Vision of Crypto Future
Cryptocurrencies
Biden Administration Outlines Vision of Crypto Future
2022-09-16 17:26:47
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a slew of reports Friday detailing how the government should regulate cryptocurrencies, and even create a central bank digital currency. The reports state regulators should continue to use their powers to aggressively pursue enforcement... Read More

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