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White House Action on Supply Chain Bottleneck Seen As First Step To Ending Crisis
Economy
White House Action on Supply Chain Bottleneck Seen As First Step To Ending Crisis
2021-10-14 19:52:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- They’ve almost become as ubiquitous as scenes of weathermen and women leaning into the fierce winds of a tropical storm during hurricane season. We refer, of course, to the daily television news footage of a reporter bobbing up... Read More

Native American Equity Initiative Planned to Strengthen Tribal Education
Education
Native American Equity Initiative Planned to Strengthen Tribal Education
2021-10-13 15:55:17
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The White House will institute a new federal policy initiative to help advance educational equity and economic opportunity for Native Americans by vitalizing tribal colleges and universities. The executive order, signed by President Joe Biden on Monday, designates... Read More

White House Steps Up Fight Against Supply Chain Woes
Economy
White House Steps Up Fight Against Supply Chain Woes
2021-10-13 15:44:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON --  In an ideal economy, the nation’s supply chains work something like this: raw materials, finished products and ready-to-assemble merchandise like cars and trucks flow into the nation’s ports. The largest of these ports, those blessed to sit on... Read More

Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team Announced as White House Mulls Oversight
Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team Announced as White House Mulls Oversight
2021-10-13 13:17:18
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration is taking steps to address the growing threat of cybercrime while considering whether to issue an executive order on issues surrounding the illicit use of cryptocurrency. A White House National Security Council spokesperson said in... Read More

White House Restoring Stricter Environmental Reviews for Major Projects
Regulation
White House Restoring Stricter Environmental Reviews for Major Projects
2021-10-08 17:55:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The White House Council on Environmental Quality is restoring provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act set aside by the Trump administration to bolster the environmental review process for a wide range of projects. The former president, a... Read More

Takeaways from Trump Aide's Account of Chaotic White House
Books
Takeaways from Trump Aide's Account of Chaotic White House

NEW YORK (AP) — Ferocious tantrums. Family gossip. Petty nicknames. Stephanie Grisham, once a White House press secretary and chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump, is out with a book next week that paints a deeply unflattering picture... Read More

Biden Intensifies Talks, With Big Overhaul Plans at Stake
In The News
Biden Intensifies Talks, With Big Overhaul Plans at Stake

WASHINGTON (AP) — His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared determined Wednesday to strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators, likely trimming back the size of his potentially historic $3.5 trillion measure that will collapse without their... Read More

New Rule Proposed to Strengthen DACA Protections
Immigration
New Rule Proposed to Strengthen DACA Protections
2021-09-29 14:32:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration proposed a new rule on Monday that its says will “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and protect undocumented people in the program from legal challenges. The Deferred Action for Childhood... Read More

Biden, Congress Face Big Week for Agenda, Government Funding
Political News
Biden, Congress Face Big Week for Agenda, Government Funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a consequential week for President Joe Biden's agenda, as Democratic leaders delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" package to win over remaining lawmakers and work to quickly pass legislation to avoid a federal... Read More

OSHA Will Issue Federal Heat Standard for U.S. Workplaces 
Employment
OSHA Will Issue Federal Heat Standard for U.S. Workplaces 
2021-09-22 20:51:59
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON -- Extreme heat has played a role in worsening health outcomes, especially for minority communities and for construction and farm workers at risk of heat stroke.  In response to rising temperatures due to climate change, the Occupational Safety and... Read More

White House to Ease Restrictions on Travelers to US in November
Travel
White House to Ease Restrictions on Travelers to US in November
2021-09-20 18:09:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday that it will ease restrictions on international travelers coming to the U.S. starting in early November, requiring them to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before boarding a U.S. bound plane.... 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

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

Biden Ousts 18 Trump Military Academy Board Appointees
White House
Biden Ousts 18 Trump Military Academy Board Appointees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump in the final months of the Republican president's term in office, according to the White House. Cathy Russell, director of... Read More

How the Pandemic is Changing Telehealth Investments in Rural Areas
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

Jobless Americans Will Have Few Options as Benefits Expire
Employment
Jobless Americans Will Have Few Options as Benefits Expire

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of jobless Americans lost their unemployment benefits on Monday, leaving only a handful of economic support programs for those who are still being hit financially by the year-and-a-half-old coronavirus pandemic. Two critical programs expired on... Read More

Ban on Canada, Mexico Border Crossings Extended Through Sept. 21
Travel
Ban on Canada, Mexico Border Crossings Extended Through Sept. 21
2021-08-25 14:49:16
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Essential trade and travel between Canada and the U.S. and Mexico and the U.S. will continue as normal, however restrictions on non-essential crossings will remain in place through Sept. 21. The announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland... Read More

Kabul Airlift Accelerating But Still Hampered by Chaos
International
Kabul Airlift Accelerating But Still Hampered by Chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led evacuation of Americans and others from the chaotic Kabul airport is accelerating, with a one-day doubling of the number airlifted out of the country, although President Joe Biden is not ruling out extending the mission... Read More

Administration Unveils Plan for COVID Booster Shots Starting in September
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

Prosecutors Push Biden to Prioritize Criminal Justice Reform
Criminal Justice
Prosecutors Push Biden to Prioritize Criminal Justice Reform

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of more than 100 former and current prosecutors and law enforcement officials is calling on President Joe Biden to prioritize criminal justice reform and make good on his campaign promise to form a task force... Read More

US Treasury Slaps Sanctions on Two Cuban Officials and Military Unit
Geopolitics
US Treasury Slaps Sanctions on Two Cuban Officials and Military Unit
2021-08-13 19:28:21
by Victoria Turner

Cubans have taken to the streets since July demanding a democratic life, and violence against exerting their civil rights will not be tolerated under the U.S. Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. Friday saw the third set of sanctions by... Read More

Capitol Defenders Honored With Congressional Gold Medals
Law Enforcement
Capitol Defenders Honored With Congressional Gold Medals
2021-08-06 16:18:16
by Dan McCue

The gold medals are provided to individuals or institutions as Congress’ “highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions,” according to the website of the House historian.  Four medals will be displayed: one in the Capitol Police headquarters,... Read More

Biden Lays Out Clean Transportation Goals
White House
Biden Lays Out Clean Transportation Goals
2021-08-06 14:28:33
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday laying out fuel-efficiency goals that seek to ensure half the cars and trucks sold in the United States by 2030 are zero-emission electric vehicles. He pledged large federal investments to... Read More

Biden to Set Goal of 50% Electric Vehicle Sales by 2030
White House
Biden to Set Goal of 50% Electric Vehicle Sales by 2030
2021-08-05 13:21:09
by Dan McCue

President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that his administration is setting a new national goal for the sale of electric vehicles -- wanting half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030 to be powered by... Read More

US Shipped More Than 110M Doses of Vaccines
White House
US Shipped More Than 110M Doses of Vaccines

WASHINGTON — The White House says the U.S. has shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia. President Joe Biden was expected to discuss that milestone and more Tuesday... Read More

Federal Workers: Get Fully Vaccinated or Face Stepped Up COVID Protocols
Health
Federal Workers: Get Fully Vaccinated or Face Stepped Up COVID Protocols
2021-07-29 20:07:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden told federal employees and onsite contractors Thursday that they need to get fully vaccinated or face regular testing and be required to wear masks at all times while on the job. Speaking in the East... Read More

White House Releases Strategy to Slow Migration at Southern Border
Immigration
White House Releases Strategy to Slow Migration at Southern Border
2021-07-29 15:50:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that efforts to address root causes of migration from three Central American countries won't produce immediate results as she unveiled a broad strategy that expands on principles the Biden administration previously outlined.... Read More

Administration Calls on Congress to Extend CDC Eviction Ban
White House
Administration Calls on Congress to Extend CDC Eviction Ban
2021-07-29 15:33:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The White House called on Congress Thursday to pass an emergency extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction ban, three days before it is set to expire. Without immediate action, the Biden administration said it... Read More

Senators Say They’ve Struck Deal on $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
Political News
Senators Say They’ve Struck Deal on $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
2021-07-28 16:29:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators who have been negotiating for weeks on an infrastructure bill since forging an alliance with the White House say they’ve reached a deal on the “major issues” and can now move forward. “I... Read More

Infrastructure Talks Leave Biden's Entire Agenda at Risk
U.S. Senate
Infrastructure Talks Leave Biden's Entire Agenda at Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's latest leap into the Senate's up-and-down efforts to clinch a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure deal comes with even more at stake than his coveted plans for boosting road, rail and other public works projects.... Read More

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