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Biden Eyes Tougher Vaccine Rules Without Provoking Backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the pace of vaccinations in the U.S. first began to slow, President Joe Biden backed incentives... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the pace of vaccinations in the U.S. first began to slow, President Joe Biden backed incentives like million-dollar cash lotteries if that's what it took to get shots in arms. But as new coronavirus infections soar,... Read More

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

The gold medals are provided to individuals or institutions as Congress’ “highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday laying out fuel-efficiency goals that seek to ensure half the... Read More

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

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

President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that his administration is setting a new national goal for the sale... Read More

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

WASHINGTON — The White House says the U.S. has shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more... Read More

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

2021-08-02 20:28:11
by Tom Ramstack
Rush is on to Extend Eviction Moratorium While Landlords and Republicans Oppose It

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday that it is trying to find a way to extend the federal eviction... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday that it is trying to find a way to extend the federal eviction moratorium that expired Saturday. As many as 11 million Americans are in danger of losing their homes within weeks after... Read More

Pelosi, Democrats Call on Biden to Extend Eviction Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders called on the Biden administration to immediately extend... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a "moral imperative" to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during... Read More

2021-07-30 16:09:20
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Bidenomics Means Increasing 'Worker Power,' Advisor Argues

WASHINGTON -- The success of President Joe Biden's promise to breathe new life into the American working and middle class... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The success of President Joe Biden's promise to breathe new life into the American working and middle class will hang on the administration's ability to build up the power of workers, according to a group of economic experts.... Read More

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

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden told federal employees and onsite contractors Thursday that they need to get fully vaccinated or... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that efforts to address root causes of migration from three Central American... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON -- The White House called on Congress Thursday to pass an emergency extension of the Centers for Disease Control... Read More

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

2021-07-29 14:32:12
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Advances in the Senate

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening voted to advance bipartisan infrastructure legislation, despite the lack of actual bill... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening voted to advance bipartisan infrastructure legislation, despite the lack of actual bill text to consider and a looming battle in the House over the measure. By a 67-32 vote, the Senate moved... Read More

2021-07-28 13:37:03
by Dan McCue
Biden Proposes Rule to Bolster America’s Manufacturing Sector

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced a new proposed rule Wednesday morning that’s intended to strengthen domestic supply chains and... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced a new proposed rule Wednesday morning that’s intended to strengthen domestic supply chains and bolster the nation’s manufacturing sector by establishing a higher threshold for products to qualify as made in the United States.... Read More

2021-07-27 14:48:48
by Dan McCue
New White House Plan Speeds up Asylum Approval and Deportation

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday released a 21-point plan aimed at processing asylum claims quickly and deporting those... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday released a 21-point plan aimed at processing asylum claims quickly and deporting those who do not qualify. “Asylum and other legal migration pathways should remain available to those seeking protection. Those not seeking... Read More

2021-07-27 13:43:16
by Dan McCue
US Combat Mission in Iraq to Conclude by Year End

The U.S. combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year, President Joe Biden announced Monday. However... Read More

The U.S. combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year, President Joe Biden announced Monday. However the president would not say whether he planned to reduce the number of troops in Iraq, which now number about... Read More

2021-07-27 13:05:34
by Tom Ramstack
White House Protesters Want Biden To Increase Pressure on Cuba

WASHINGTON -- Cuban Americans made a plea for the United States to help the people of their home country Monday... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Cuban Americans made a plea for the United States to help the people of their home country Monday during a protest in Washington, D.C.  From a rally at the White House and during a march to the nearby... Read More

2021-07-27 12:59:10
by Dan McCue
Restrictions on International Travel to Remain In Place

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is keeping existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place due to concerns about the surging... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is keeping existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place due to concerns about the surging delta variant of the virus among the unvaccinated. “Given where we are today [with] the more transmissible Delta variant …... Read More

2021-07-27 12:55:31
by Dan McCue
Biden, Harris Celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden celebrated the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Monday and announced new guidance... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden celebrated the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Monday and announced new guidance suggesting long-term COVID-19 could be considered a disability in some cases under federal civil rights laws.  “For our nation, the... Read More

Biden Says Getting COVID-19 Vaccine 'Gigantically Important'

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded... Read More

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it's "gigantically important" for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again.... Read More

2021-07-21 20:42:53
by Dan McCue
House Democrats Urge Biden to Permanently Close Digital Divide

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to permanently close the nation’s digital divide by targeting federal investments... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to permanently close the nation’s digital divide by targeting federal investments in broadband to the hardest to reach areas, while also providing a permanent, federally-funded broadband benefit program to financially vulnerable... Read More

Biden's 3rd Trip to Reddish Ohio Pushes His Economic Agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden just can't quit Ohio — even if it rejected him in last year's election.... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden just can't quit Ohio — even if it rejected him in last year's election. The Democrat travels to Cincinnati on Wednesday to push his economic policies. It's the third visit of his presidency to... Read More

2021-07-19 13:35:24
by Dan McCue
Explainer: Shortages in Cuba Led to Unrest, Questions About Future US Role

WASHINGTON - The chants, loud and impassioned, could be heard every time someone opened the White House press room door.... Read More

WASHINGTON - The chants, loud and impassioned, could be heard every time someone opened the White House press room door. With a balmy, near tropical heat, settled over the nation’s capital, the sprinklers outside seemed to spray with added urgency... Read More

2021-07-15 20:22:33
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Emmer Urges Biden to Get Afghan Interpreters Out Of Harm's Way

WASHINGTON- A letter from Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., to President Joe Biden this week urged the administration for firm plans... Read More

WASHINGTON- A letter from Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., to President Joe Biden this week urged the administration for firm plans to safeguard Afghans who worked with American troops during the War on Terror. As American troops continue to withdraw from... Read More

2021-07-15 12:57:44
by Dan McCue
Germany’s Angela Merkel Making ‘Farewell’ Visit to White House

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House this afternoon for what is... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House this afternoon for what is likely to be her last official visit. During the visit, the veteran German leader is expected to discuss a full... Read More

Money in the Bank: Child Tax Credit Dollars Head to Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel.... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. That changes Thursday when the first payment of $1,000 hits Daniel's bank account — and dollars start flowing to the... Read More

2021-07-14 18:47:27
by Dan McCue
Jeff Flake’s Next Act: Biden Ambassador Nominee

Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who backed President Joe Biden over his own party’s nominee, President Donald Trump... Read More

Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who backed President Joe Biden over his own party’s nominee, President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, is now Biden’s nominee to be the United States’ next ambassador to Turkey. Flake is the... Read More

2021-07-14 18:44:12
by Reece Nations
Biden Tasks FCC With Restoring Net Neutrality with Executive Order

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden issued a far-reaching executive order promoting competition in the American economy last week, one provision... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden issued a far-reaching executive order promoting competition in the American economy last week, one provision of which encourages the Federal Communications Commission to restore net neutrality rules undone by the Trump administration. Net neutrality refers... Read More

2021-07-13 21:28:53
by Dan McCue
In Impassioned Speech, Biden Declares GOP State Voting Restrictions 'Un-American'

President Joe Biden traveled to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, on Tuesday to declare that preserving voting rights for... Read More

President Joe Biden traveled to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, on Tuesday to declare that preserving voting rights for all is the “test of our time.” Speaking at the National Constitution Center, Biden called the efforts to curtail voting... Read More

Biden Escalates Fight for Voting Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will lay out the "moral case" for voting rights as he faces growing pressure... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will lay out the "moral case" for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and other Democrats to combat efforts by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot.... Read More

Sanders, Biden Meet as Infrastructure Bill Swells Past $3.5 Trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that he and... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that he and President Joe Biden are on the same page as Democrats draft a "transformative" infrastructure package unleashing more than $3.5 trillion... Read More

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