White House

2022-08-31 20:22:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Seeking 4.6% Pay Raise for Federal Employees in 2023

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday announced that President Joe Biden is recommending a pay raise for all civilian... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday announced that President Joe Biden is recommending a pay raise for all civilian federal employees effective the first applicable pay period on or after Jan. 1, 2023. Biden is recommending a 4.1% across-the-board... Read More

2022-08-31 19:44:26
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Advised to Avoid Territorial Citizenship Case

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday told the U.S. Supreme Court to let Congress decide the citizenship of residents... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday told the U.S. Supreme Court to let Congress decide the citizenship of residents of U.S. territories rather than intervening with a court ruling. The U.S. solicitor general informed the Supreme Court of the... Read More

2022-08-31 15:15:50
by Dan McCue
Court Filing Reveals More Details Behind Mar-a-Lago Raid

WASHINGTON — A court filing by the Justice Department on Tuesday reveals new details on the reasoning behind its decision... Read More

WASHINGTON — A court filing by the Justice Department on Tuesday reveals new details on the reasoning behind its decision to raid former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home earlier this month — namely that it had obtained evidence... Read More

2022-08-26 17:10:03
by Dan McCue
White House: No More Paywalls on Federally Funded Research

WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued new guidance directing that by 2026 all... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued new guidance directing that by 2026 all federally funded research results be made freely available to the public without delay, effectively ending the ability of scientific journals... Read More

2022-08-24 22:12:36
by Dan McCue
Biden Appoints Cheatle New Head of Secret Service

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden capped a busy day at the White House Wednesday by announcing he’s appointed Kimberly Cheatle... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden capped a busy day at the White House Wednesday by announcing he’s appointed Kimberly Cheatle to be the next director of the Secret Service. In announcing the appointment, Biden lauded Cheatle’s “long and distinguished career... Read More

2022-08-24 17:30:00
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration to Cancel Some Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce today that he is canceling $10,000 in student loan debt for individuals earning... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce today that he is canceling $10,000 in student loan debt for individuals earning $125,000 or less per year and extending the pandemic-related moratorium on repayment of loans for all borrowers through the end... Read More

Trump's Turbulent White House Years Culminate in Fla. Search

NEW YORK (AP) — Mounds of paper piled on his desk. Framed magazine covers and keepsakes lining the walls. One... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Mounds of paper piled on his desk. Framed magazine covers and keepsakes lining the walls. One of Shaquille O’Neal's giant sneakers displayed alongside football helmets, boxing belts and other sports memorabilia, crowding his Trump Tower office and limiting... Read More

2022-08-19 14:05:04
by Dan McCue
White House Assessing Interest in Floating Wind Farms Off the Coast of Maine

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled a new phase in its push to expand offshore wind energy development,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled a new phase in its push to expand offshore wind energy development, publishing not one but two requests for comment from anyone interested in the concept of building floating wind farms along... Read More

2022-08-16 21:05:11
by Dan McCue
Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act in Modest White House Ceremony

WASHINGTON — Looking fresh and relaxed from a week vacationing in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, President Joe Biden returned to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Looking fresh and relaxed from a week vacationing in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, President Joe Biden returned to the White House this afternoon to sign the so-called Inflation Reduction Act and deliver on what he’s called the “final... Read More

2022-08-16 15:39:26
by Dan McCue
Budget Hawk Fears Prescription Drug Rebate Will Become Fiscal Gimmick

WASHINGTON — A key compromise to ensure the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act could result in substantially less savings... Read More

WASHINGTON — A key compromise to ensure the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act could result in substantially less savings than was promised and may well wind up being nothing more than a “budget gimmick” in the hands of future... Read More

2022-08-16 14:24:28
by Dan McCue
First Lady Tests Positive for COVID-19

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is isolating after a positive test for COVID-19 Tuesday morning, a... Read More

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is isolating after a positive test for COVID-19 Tuesday morning, a spokesperson for her office said Tuesday. “After testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the first... Read More

2022-08-11 17:20:56
by Dan McCue
Administration Directs $2.2B to Help Urban and Rural Communities Upgrade Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced this morning that it is directing $2.2 billion in grant money to urban and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced this morning that it is directing $2.2 billion in grant money to urban and rural communities to help foster their efforts to modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports and intermodal infrastructure. The money is... Read More

2022-08-11 13:00:28
by Tom Ramstack
White House Revises Monkeypox Vaccine Strategy

WASHINGTON — The White House is rearranging its monkeypox response with a strategy for stretching the supply of vaccines and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House is rearranging its monkeypox response with a strategy for stretching the supply of vaccines and with new leadership on its task force. The new strategy announced Tuesday calls for two injections of the vaccine but... Read More

2022-08-09 18:34:26
by Madeline Hughes
Biden Signs Long-Awaited CHIPS Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the long-awaited CHIPS bill investing $280 billion in tech manufacturing. The bill seeks... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the long-awaited CHIPS bill investing $280 billion in tech manufacturing. The bill seeks to subsidize the domestic production of semiconductor chips — the electronic circuit boards found in nearly every tech product from... Read More

Senate Democrats Pass Budget Package, a Victory for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. The estimated $740 billion... Read More

Democrats Say They've Reached Agreement on Economic Package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have agreed to eleventh-hour changes to their marquee economic legislation, they announced late Thursday, clearing... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have agreed to eleventh-hour changes to their marquee economic legislation, they announced late Thursday, clearing the major impediment to pushing one of President Joe Biden’s paramount election-year priorities through the chamber in coming days. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema,... Read More

2022-08-04 18:24:45
by Dan McCue
Washington Reacts to ‘Brazen,’ ‘Unacceptable’ Russian Sentence for Brittney Griner

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the American WNBA player who was tried in Russian court for drug smuggling after bringing cannabis... Read More

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the American WNBA player who was tried in Russian court for drug smuggling after bringing cannabis oil into the country, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Thursday, inspiring sharp rebukes in the nation’s capital.... Read More

2022-08-03 21:22:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Signs Executive Order to Support Women Seeking Out-of-State Abortions

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to work with states to use Medicaid waivers to pay the expenses of women who have to cross state lines... Read More

2022-08-03 15:55:11
by Dan McCue
President to Sign CHIPS and Science Act Bill Next Tuesday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law next Tuesday in a... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law next Tuesday in a Rose Garden ceremony, the White House has announced. Supporters of H.R. 4346 touted the legislation as a vehicle for lowering... Read More

2022-07-29 22:43:15
by Dan McCue
Bedingfield Not Leaving Comms Post at White House After All

WASHINGTON — Kate Bedingfield, a longtime aide to President Biden who earlier this month announced she would step down as... Read More

WASHINGTON — Kate Bedingfield, a longtime aide to President Biden who earlier this month announced she would step down as White House communications director, has decided to stay on. In an email to White House staff on Friday, Bedingfield said... Read More

2022-07-29 17:24:14
by Madeline Hughes
House Sends CHIPS Act to Biden

WASHINGTON — The House sent the $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act to President Joe Biden’s desk with a ​​243-187... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House sent the $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act to President Joe Biden’s desk with a ​​243-187 vote Thursday afternoon just before starting its August recess. The legislation aims to reinvigorate the tech economy by subsidizing the... Read More

2022-07-28 19:07:47
by Dan McCue
Manchin Describes Inflation Act Negotiations

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Thursday rejected assertions he somehow reversed course in coming to terms with Democratic... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Thursday rejected assertions he somehow reversed course in coming to terms with Democratic leaders on a reconciliation package now called the Inflation Reduction Act. “A reversal to me is going backwards, and I've... Read More

2022-07-28 14:45:04
by Dan McCue
White House Seeks to Ensure Equitable Benefits From Solar Power

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday rolled out a series of initiatives it says will not only reduce the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday rolled out a series of initiatives it says will not only reduce the price of electricity, but will make solar energy and energy efficient homes more affordable to Americans living on low or... Read More

2022-07-27 20:10:36
by Alexa Hornbeck
White House Says Next COVID Vaccine Could Come in Many Forms

WASHINGTON — The White House is working with partners in the public and private sector on developing the next generation... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House is working with partners in the public and private sector on developing the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines, but there’s no telling whether it will take the form of a patch, shot, nasal spray or... Read More

2022-07-26 15:01:07
by Dan McCue
SK Group to Tout $22B in New US Investments at White House Session

WASHINGTON — Chey Tae-won, chairman and principal owner of South Korea’s second-largest conglomerate, SK Group, is set to announce $22... Read More

WASHINGTON — Chey Tae-won, chairman and principal owner of South Korea’s second-largest conglomerate, SK Group, is set to announce $22 billion in new investments in U.S. manufacturing during a virtual meeting with President Joe Biden later today. The new investments... Read More

2022-07-26 14:32:35
by Dan McCue
Administration to Spend $1.7B to Make Rail Stations and Subways Accessible

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration announced Tuesday morning that it is allocating just over $1.7 billion to make hundreds of... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration announced Tuesday morning that it is allocating just over $1.7 billion to make hundreds of aging subway and commuter rail stations across the country accessible to people with mobility issues. The unveiling of the initiative,... Read More

2022-07-24 15:42:34
by Dan McCue
WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the growing monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international... Read More

GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the growing monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, the highest alert issued by the agency. In announcing the designation, the United Nations' health agency is saying it... Read More

2022-07-23 16:40:49
by Dan McCue
Climate Change Not Just Another 'Culture War Issue’

WASHINGTON —The summer of 2022 has shaped up to be a season of discontent for those who consider themselves climate... Read More

WASHINGTON —The summer of 2022 has shaped up to be a season of discontent for those who consider themselves climate activists and fans of the environment. It began three weeks ago, when a majority of justices in the U.S. Supreme... Read More

2022-07-20 21:15:18
by Dan McCue
Jill Biden, Ed Sec. Cardona Take Summer School Tour

WASHINGTON  — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona are visiting Connecticut, Georgia and Michigan this week... Read More

WASHINGTON  — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona are visiting Connecticut, Georgia and Michigan this week to get a firsthand look at summer learning programs that are helping children who fell behind on reading, math and... Read More

2022-07-20 18:36:21
by Dan McCue
Biden Allocates $2.3B for Extreme Heat Relief, Opens Gulf Areas to Wind Energy

SOMERSET, Mass. — President Joe Biden on Wednesday traveled to this small New England town, which in many ways is... Read More

SOMERSET, Mass. — President Joe Biden on Wednesday traveled to this small New England town, which in many ways is emblematic of the nation’s energy transition, to announce a series of measures to deal with the extreme heat now gripping... Read More

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