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“For working families with children, this tax cut sends a clear message: Help is here,” said President Biden, touting the tax credit that gives American families up to an extra $1,600 per child.
“After just 100 days, I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,” President Biden said in his remarks to lawmakers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation to Biden, “to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.” The speech will come just before Biden’s 100th day… Read More
The American Families Plan would expand free public education and make child care more affordable. The White House wants to pay for the measure by raising taxes on the country’s richest.
On Earth Day, President Joe Biden convened world leaders for a climate summit, where he laid out an ambitious goal for U.S. policy on climate change. “The United States sets out to cut our global warming emissions in half by the end of the decade,” Biden said. “That’s where we’re heading as a nation.” But… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — To discuss the ambitions of the climate summit and the very real challenges to President Joe Biden’s plans, we’re joined by Michael Mann, a climate scientist and professor of atmospheric sciences at Penn State University. He’s the author of, “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.” This… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts said he’s been hearing the term “just transition” tossed around for more than 20 years as part of the long-running, nearly Sisyphean discussion about climate change, clean energy, and coal country. Simply put: he’s not a fan. “I ask anybody who has been… Read More
A lack of computer parts known as semiconductors threatens many industries, hitting automakers especially hard. The White House will bring together executives from 19 companies to confront the issue.
The president’s budget blueprint would increase spending on an array of domestic programs aimed at reducing poverty and fighting climate change, while keeping defense spending relatively flat.
President Biden is doubling his original COVID-19 vaccination goal to 200 million shots in arms by his 100th day in office.
In his prime-time address, the president projected that all Americans will be able to get in line for a vaccine by May 1. He also denounced “vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health. Some checks to Americans could begin arriving this weekend. “This historic legislation is about… Read More
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to cripple the economy in the Ohio Valley and President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats are pursuing his plan for economic recovery. Biden’s economic priorities include raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, forgiving student loan debt, and undoing some Trump-era tax cuts. But Biden’s… Read More
The president told House Democrats he would not back down from providing $1,400 direct payments in the coronavirus aid package, but suggests checks could be targeted, a proposal Republicans pushed.
The senators are asking to work with President Biden on a coronavirus relief package that they believe could be approved “quickly by Congress with bipartisan support.”
President Biden’s Iran policy is significantly different from that of his predecessor. But there are some things started by former President Donald Trump that Biden plans to build on.
President Biden’s executive order would open a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act from Feb. 15 to May 15.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — After an extraordinary inauguration ceremony marked by heightened security and coronavirus safety measures, President Joe Biden started his first day in office signing executive actions on climate change, immigration, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before taking the oath of office, Biden was already addressing the nation about his ambitious plans to… Read More
Former President Donald Trump had first ordered a ban on transgender soldiers in 2017, and President Biden had long promised to repeal the order.
President Biden is pushing Congress to pour another $1.9 trillion into the COVID-ravaged economy. In the meantime, his top economic adviser says, he plans to bump up food stamp benefits.
President Biden laid out his approach to the pandemic before he took office. On Thursday, he began implementing it, calling the effort a “wartime undertaking.”
The White House says Biden will sign 10 executive orders and directives meant to boost supplies of medical equipment, COVID-19 tests and vaccines.
The new measures would increase testing and access to personal protective equipment for schools, and create a centralized, national database of school coronavirus cases.
On his first day in office, the president plans to sign an executive order extending the CDC’s moratorium on evictions. Housing advocates say the CDC rule needs to be strengthened.
President Biden on Wednesday spoke to bringing the nation together in his first remarks as president of the United States.