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Democrats fail to change Senate rules to overcome GOP opposition on voting rights

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Updated January 20, 2022 at 12:12 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — After Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a floor vote on two voting rights bills that President Biden has said are a moral imperative, Democrats failed to unite in a push to change Senate rules that would have sidestepped the GOP opposition, formalizing a… Read More

President Joe Biden speaks in support of changing the Senate filibuster rules that have stalled voting rights legislation in Atlanta.

Biden calls for changes to the Senate’s filibuster to pass voting rights bills

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Updated January 11, 2022 at 6:40 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden on Tuesday delivered a fiery speech on what he called “the battle for the soul of America,” urging an outright rejection of GOP-led efforts to restrict Americans’ rights to vote. Speaking alongside Vice President Harris, Biden called for sweeping election reform… Read More

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President Biden extends student loan payment freeze through May 1

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — On Wednesday, President Biden announced that pandemic relief for about 41 million federal student loan borrowers will be extended once again until May 1. Loan payments, interest accruals and collections of defaulted federal student loans have all been on hold since the start of the pandemic — first thanks to the… Read More

A sign for the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons is displayed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Activists wanted Biden to revamp the justice system. Many say they’re still waiting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — People working to overhaul the criminal justice system say they’re frustrated with the Biden administration after they’ve waited nearly a year for the White House to take major steps on clemency and sentencing reform. “I think we’re at a point where we’re saying mere lip service isn’t enough,” said Sakira Cook,… Read More

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Democrats are forced to regroup as Biden’s signature spending bill stalls

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Updated December 16, 2021 at 7:23 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden in a Thursday evening statement acknowledged the roadblocks his nearly $2 trillion social spending package faced, saying that it could take weeks before the package was ready for a vote. Still, he said he would continue to push for the bill… Read More

President Joe Biden speaks as he announces that he is nominating Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, during an event in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Nov. 22, 2021.

Biden says omicron variant is cause for concern but not panic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden said Monday that while travel restrictions imposed on travelers from several southern African nations would slow the entry of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, “it cannot prevent it.” “Sooner or later, we’re going to see cases,” he said in an address to the American people. Biden added: “This… Read More

President Biden campaigns in Columbus, Ohio

What would Ohio get out of the Build Back Better Act?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — With the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passing a few days ago, backers of President Biden’s Build Back Better ACT have hit the ground to promote the $1.75 trillion element of the Democrats’ economic agenda. And they say it has a lot that can help Ohioans. While the infrastructure bill… Read More

The John Amos power station in West Virginia

How Dem debate over Biden climate agenda could affect U.S. economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The coming weeks will be pivotal for President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda as Congress and the White House debate the trade-offs of a major bill that could affect the pocketbooks, working conditions and social safety net for Americans. NewsHour’s William Brangham looks at what it could mean for coping with climate… Read More

The U.S. Capitol

Here’s what we know is in the scaled back Biden budget bill and what got cut

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic leaders have set the end of this week as a deadline to try to get a detailed framework for their domestic policy bill that sweeps up all of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. After months of infighting, there was a new sense of urgency and optimism this week that a… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

Yost Reviewing Biden’s Vaccine Mandate On Businesses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Attorney General Dave Yost (R-Ohio) is looking into possible action against President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees. Yost, who got the COVID-19 vaccine, says the President of the United States doesn’t get to force people into getting vaccinated. Yost says Biden is acting… Read More

President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington.

WATCH: President Joe Biden’s Address To A Joint Session Of Congress

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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

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Power Player: How Manchin Is Key to Biden’s Energy, Climate Goals

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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

President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington.

WATCH: Has The U.S. Set Realistic Goals To Combat Climate Change? A Climate Scientist Weighs In

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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

Cecil Roberts, President of United Mine Workers of America

Mine Workers’ Leader Wants To Save Last Coal Jobs As Biden Tackles Climate

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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

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington.

Biden Signs $1.9T COVID-19 Relief Bill

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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

President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington.

Ohio Valley Economists Weigh In On Biden’s Recovery Plan

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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