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Biden’s student loan relief faces its biggest test yet at the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (NPR) — A handful of Republican-dominated states will ask the Supreme Court on Tuesday to permanently block the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program. The states contend that the… Read More
Local food bank president: Biden’s plan to end hunger by end of decade is ambitious
ATHENS, Ohio – On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled a plan to end hunger in the United States by 2030. This was announced at the White House Conference on Food,… Read More
The Biden administration is capping the cost of internet for low-income Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration says it will partner with internet providers to lower the cost of high-speed internet plans for low-income Americans, the White House announced Monday…. Read More
Biden Proposes A Huge Hike In Government Spending In A $6 Trillion Budget
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.
Senate Republicans Release $928 Billion Infrastructure Counteroffer
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 Lowers The Price Of The Infrastructure Plan, But Differences With The GOP 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.”
How The U.S. Could Halve Climate Emissions By 2030
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?
Here’s What’s In President Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal
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.
States Sue To Undo Biden Pause On US Oil & Gas Lease Sales
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… Read More
Building A Big Infrastructure Plan, Biden Starts With A Bridge To Republicans
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.
Here’s What’s In The American Rescue Plan As It Heads Toward Final Passage
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.
As Lawmakers Prioritize Broadband, Rural Communities Wonder When It Will Reach Them
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… Read More
Biden To Allow Separated Migrant Families To Reunite In The United States
“It takes time to build out of the depths of cruelty that the administration before us established,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
States Must Test Student Learning This Spring, Biden Administration Says
Annual state testing was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Many states want to skip it again, but the Education Department says no.
Biden Administration Will Ship COVID-19 Vaccines Directly To Pharmacies
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.
At Biden Administration’s 1st COVID-19 Briefing, A Pledge To Let Scientists Lead
“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.