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The president’s budget details his ambitious (and costly) plans to invest in infrastructure and the social safety net — the likes of which the country hasn’t seen in decades.
The move comes days after President Biden offered to lop off $550 billion from his original proposal, moving the two sides closer than they have ever been, though significant challenges remain.
Biden has offered to slash his initial proposal by $550 billion. But the lead Senate Republican negotiator says it’s still “well above the range of what can pass Congress with bipartisan support.”
Environmental groups and business leaders are pushing President Biden to cut U.S. emissions 50 percent by 2030. The question is: what kind of climate policies will work that fast?
The proposal would overhaul roads, transit, utilities, Internet access and more in the name of creating jobs. It’s also intended to combat climate change, racial inequality and competition from China.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and a dozen other states are suing the Biden administration to end a suspension of oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters. Louisiana’s Republican Attorney General, Jeff Landry, announced the federal lawsuit Wednesday. The suit also seeks a court order that the government go ahead with two offshore… Read More
The president promised to “build back better” after dealing with the pandemic. He also said he could work with Republicans, and his next legislative push will test that.
The colossal package allocates money for COVID-19 vaccines, schools, small businesses and anti-poverty programs like the child tax credit. Here are the highlights, including what the Senate changed.
TOLU, Ky. (OVR) — As Barkley Hughes and I rumbled around in his red utility vehicle last month, memories slowly unwound about his western Kentucky hometown. Tolu, a historic Ohio River-bound community of less than a hundred, only makes up a few blocks before opening up into rolling farmland. Hughes openly admits it’s not near… Read More
“It takes time to build out of the depths of cruelty that the administration before us established,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
Annual state testing was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Many states want to skip it again, but the Education Department says no.
The program will begin with about 1 million doses a week sent to thousands of retail pharmacies. The White House is stressing that equity of vaccine distribution is a key component of the effort.
“This is a national emergency. Four hundred thousand people have died. Everything is on the table across the whole supply chain,” said Jeffrey Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator.