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White House Issuing Reports on States' Infrastructure Needs
Infrastructure
White House Issuing Reports on States' Infrastructure Needs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability.The figures in the... Read More

Biden Unveils $1.52 Trillion Budget Proposal
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Biden Unveils $1.52 Trillion Budget Proposal
2021-04-09 20:31:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden unveiled a $1.5 trillion budget proposal for the 2022 fiscal year, that among other things, includes a 16% increase in non-defense spending. In his first budget proposal as president, Biden is asking Congress for $753... Read More

What People are Saying About the Biden Gun Control Proposals
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What People are Saying About the Biden Gun Control Proposals
2021-04-09 20:24:07
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Americans took to social media Thursday after President Joe Biden announced measures to curb the rampant spread of gun violence by restricting access to firearms. The measures, lauded by some and condemned by others, were laid out in... Read More

White House Commission to Study Expanding the Supreme Court
Political News
White House Commission to Study Expanding the Supreme Court
2021-04-09 18:33:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Biden will sign an executive order Friday that creates a bipartisan commission to study expanding the Supreme Court, as he promised throughout the 2020 election, the White House said. The commission will be chaired by former White... Read More

Gun Violence Plan Seeks New Ownership Restrictions
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Gun Violence Plan Seeks New Ownership Restrictions
2021-04-08 20:42:38
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced measures Thursday to restrict sales of “ghost guns” and to take firearms away from potentially dangerous persons. The proposals are part of a larger campaign against gun violence. “Gun violence in this country is... Read More

Goldmine of New Resources for Railroads
Transportation
Goldmine of New Resources for Railroads
2021-04-05 15:39:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Virginia’s plan for a $3.7 billion passenger rail expansion was revolutionary on Tuesday when the governor announced it but later in the week looked like the tip of the iceberg. The next day, President Joe Biden presented his plan... Read More

Biden's 'Jobs Cabinet' to Sell Infrastructure as GOP Resists
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Biden's 'Jobs Cabinet' to Sell Infrastructure as GOP Resists

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is setting about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, deputizing a five-member "jobs Cabinet" to help in the effort. But the enormity of his task is clear after Senate Minority Leader... Read More

Historical Association Reveals ‘Official 2021 White House Ornament’
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Historical Association Reveals ‘Official 2021 White House Ornament’
2021-04-01 16:45:21
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The White House Historical Association revealed the official 2021 White House Ornament on Thursday. This year's collectible is designed to commemorate President Lyndon Johnson’s time in office. The ornament itself features a painting of the 1967 Blue Room Christmas tree,... Read More

$2.2 Trillion Jobs and Infrastructure Plan Unveiled
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$2.2 Trillion Jobs and Infrastructure Plan Unveiled
2021-04-01 13:16:58
by Tom Ramstack

President Joe Biden unveiled his plan Wednesday for a $2.2 trillion government investment into improving the nation’s infrastructure. Biden described the plan as an effort to create jobs and make the United States more competitive while recovering from the economic... Read More

Eager to Build Infrastructure, Biden Plans to Tax Business
Infrastructure
Eager to Build Infrastructure, Biden Plans to Tax Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants $2 trillion to reengineer America's infrastructure and expects the nation's corporations to pay for it. The president travels to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to unveil what would be a hard-hatted transformation of the U.S.... Read More

Biden Wants to Power 10 Million Homes With Wind Energy
Energy
Biden Wants to Power 10 Million Homes With Wind Energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the East Coast, saying Monday it is taking initial steps toward approving a huge wind farm off the New Jersey coast as part of an... Read More

Path From Clinton to Biden Takes U-turn on Debt, Trade, More
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Path From Clinton to Biden Takes U-turn on Debt, Trade, More

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bill Clinton spoke of how to build a bridge to the 21st century, it was to be constructed with balanced budgets, welfare recipients who found jobs and expanded global trade. Three decades later, President Joe Biden... Read More

Biden Leaves Door Open for Senate Changes to Advance Agenda
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Biden Leaves Door Open for Senate Changes to Advance Agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden at his first news conference left the door open to backing fundamental changes in Senate procedure to muscle key parts of his agenda like immigration and voting rights past Republican opposition "if there's complete... Read More

Amid Growing Challenges, Biden to Hold 1st News Conference
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Amid Growing Challenges, Biden to Hold 1st News Conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden held off on holding his first news conference so he could use it to celebrate passage of a defining legislative achievement, his giant COVID-19 relief package. But he's sure to be pressed at Thursday's... Read More

Biden Taps Harris to Take Lead on Response to Border Crisis
Immigration
Biden Taps Harris to Take Lead on Response to Border Crisis
2021-03-24 19:52:36
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden is putting Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of leading the White House effort to get a handle on the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Biden made the announcement as he and Harris... Read More

Gov’t Data Show Race, Region Disparities in School Reopening
Education
Gov’t Data Show Race, Region Disparities in School Reopening

Nearly half of the nation's elementary schools were open for full-time classroom learning as of last month, but the share of students learning in-person has varied greatly by region and by race, with most nonwhite students learning entirely online, according... Read More

Biden Readies for 1st News Conference, White House Tradition
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Biden Readies for 1st News Conference, White House Tradition

WASHINGTON (AP) — He'd led allied armies in the defeat of Nazi Germany only to find himself, a decade later, a tad intimidated before the cameras in an echoey room of the Old Executive Office Building, ready to make history... Read More

Disciplined Agenda Rollout Tested by the Unexpected
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Disciplined Agenda Rollout Tested by the Unexpected

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has taken tremendous pride in methodically unveiling its agenda, particularly the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief measure the president hopes to trumpet over the next several weeks. But a growing list of unforeseen challenges is... Read More

Biden Eyes $3T Package for Infrastructure, Schools, Families
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Biden Eyes $3T Package for Infrastructure, Schools, Families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off passage of the COVID-19 relief bill, President Joe Biden is assembling the next big White House priority, a sweeping $3 trillion package of investments on infrastructure and domestic needs.Biden huddled privately late Monday with Senate... Read More

Biden to Talk Up Health Insurance Cost Cuts in Visit to Ohio
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Biden to Talk Up Health Insurance Cost Cuts in Visit to Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will showcase health insurance cost cuts in a speech in Ohio on Tuesday during what may be the best time for Democrats to talk up the Affordable Care Act since it became law. Biden's... Read More

Biden Picks Bill Nelson to Lead NASA
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Biden Picks Bill Nelson to Lead NASA
2021-03-19 20:25:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Friday nominated former Sen. Bill Nelson to be the next NASA administrator. The Florida Democrat served three terms in the Senate before losing his reelection bid to Republican Rick Scott in 2018. In 1986,... Read More

Biden Says US to Hit 100 Million Vaccinations Goal on Friday
Health
Biden Says US to Hit 100 Million Vaccinations Goal on Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. closing in on President Joe Biden's goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, the White House said the nation is now in position to help supply neighbors Canada... Read More

Immigration Bills Face Challenge as Border Crossings Surge
Immigration
Immigration Bills Face Challenge as Border Crossings Surge
2021-03-18 19:35:51
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Democrats are poised to capitalize on their legislative momentum by passing a pair of immigration bills that would grant legal status to millions of immigrants if enacted.  Conversely, congressional Republicans are capitalizing on the surge of migrant border... Read More

In Pennsylvania, Biden Showcases Aid to Small Businesses
Economy
In Pennsylvania, Biden Showcases Aid to Small Businesses

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden turned up at a minority-owned flooring business in suburban Philadelphia to highlight how his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package can help small businesses and to put a face on those who have struggled... Read More

Experts Discuss Passing and Paying for Upcoming Infrastructure Bill
Congress
Experts Discuss Passing and Paying for Upcoming Infrastructure Bill
2021-03-17 13:38:11
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Democrats want to pass a massive multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill, but there will be problems on the Republican side with the scope and cost of Democratic priorities. In the end, a bill without bipartisan support could be passed... Read More

Biden Administration's Antitrust: Traditional or Transformational?
Economy
Biden Administration's Antitrust: Traditional or Transformational?
2021-03-16 21:44:23
by Victoria Turner

The Biden administration has talked a big game on beefing up enforcement in market competition and it will undoubtedly bring more competition cases to court, said Bill Kovacic, a former regulator at the Federal Trade Commission.  The new leadership, however,... Read More

Haaland OK'd at Interior, 1st Native American Cabinet Head
In The News
Haaland OK'd at Interior, 1st Native American Cabinet Head

 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the federal agency that has wielded influence over... Read More

Pelosi Pledges Swift work on Major Infrastructure Package
Congress
Pelosi Pledges Swift work on Major Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday pledged swift work by Congress on a job and infrastructure package that will be "fiscally sound," but said she isn't sure whether the next major item on President Joe Biden's agenda... Read More

Biden, Harris and Others to Promote Relief Plan's Benefits
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Biden, Harris and Others to Promote Relief Plan's Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the sales push begin. President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses are opening an ambitious, cross-country tour this week to highlight the benefits of his $1.9 trillion plan to defeat the coronavirus and... Read More

Fractured GOP Faces Serious Reckoning Ahead of 2022
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Fractured GOP Faces Serious Reckoning Ahead of 2022
2021-03-13 20:08:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – “It’s not supposed to be that way …” the chorus of an old Willie Nelson song begins. It is a melody a lot of Republicans on Capitol Hill may be finding all too familiar. Five months removed from... Read More

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