President Joe Biden

House Dems to unveil revamped voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis

BY: - July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON—House Democrats plan to next week unveil a new version of legislation named after the late Georgia civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis that could protect voting rights across the U.S. During a Friday press conference, House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said that House Democrats are expected to introduce a revised H.R. […]

CDC says the vaccinated should wear masks indoors in areas with high infection rates

BY: - July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials on Tuesday urged Americans in areas of the country with the highest surges in COVID-19 infections to once again wear masks when they are in public, indoor settings — even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That would include Florida, according to CDC data. The updated recommendations marked a sharp shift from the […]

U.S. Sen. Manchin says he’ll back Stone-Manning nomination, as committee vote is set

BY: - July 20, 2021

The U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee is expected to vote Thursday on the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management, with Chairman Joe Manchin III planning to vote to approve her — a major step forward for her confirmation after weeks of aggressive Republican opposition. Manchin, a West Virginia […]

Election skeptics suing to ‘audit’ 2020 Fulton ballots running short of options

BY: - July 19, 2021

Ten Fulton County, Ga., voters looking to prove the baseless claims that widespread fraud factored in President Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 general election victory are banking on their review of public records to provide ammunition in their quest for an in-depth inspection of absentee ballots. But even with their revelation this week that they’ve identified […]

Despite criticism, DeSantis travels to Texas to talk border security; FL is a ‘destination’ for illegal crossings

BY: - July 17, 2021

The Florida state police dispatched by Gov. Ron DeSantis to help patrol the Texas-Mexico border have assisted in arrests of more than 2,800 undocumented immigrants, including more than 100 felony arrests, the governor said Saturday. Those offenses included human trafficking, drug smuggling, and stolen vehicles, DeSantis said during a news briefing also attended by Texas […]

DeSantis, federal officials, want Biden to restore Internet access in Cuba; FL’s role won’t be easy

BY: - July 15, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials on Thursday called on President Joe Biden to take immediate action on restoring Internet access to the people of Cuba, following shutdowns of Internet service and protests in Florida and elsewhere against Cuba’s Communist government. But DeSantis said during a press conference in Miami that the state’s effort to […]

McConnell blasts nomination of Stone-Manning as public lands chief

BY: - July 14, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday joined the ranks of GOP senators opposing the confirmation of Tracy Stone-Manning, the president’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, possibly signaling the confirmation could soon move beyond the Energy Committee. The strongly critical statement from McConnell, of Kentucky, was not a surprise, but the timing […]

‘The Big Lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly, Biden calls for concerted effort to fight assaults on voting rights

BY: and - July 13, 2021

PHILADELPHIA —Returning to the state that handed him the White House, President Joe Biden made a passionate plea Tuesday for Americans to rise up and protect their voting rights from a series of restrictive measures pushed by Republicans in Washington and in state capitols nationwide. “It’s up to all of us to protect that right – […]

How the new, expanded federal child tax credit will work

BY: - July 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — The most ambitious part of the pandemic stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year is about to hit the bank accounts of millions of U.S. parents. Starting next week and ending in December, the vast majority of U.S. households with children will begin receiving monthly payments as a result of changes […]

Biden administration defends COVID ‘surge response teams’ after Missouri governor’s criticism

BY: - July 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s key COVID-19 advisers on Thursday defended the administration’s strategies for boosting vaccinations in the states, after Missouri’s governor said federal door-to-door outreach efforts are not welcome there. Top Biden adviser Jeff Zients said anyone mischaracterizing the administration’s attempts is “doing a disservice to the country.” Missouri Gov. Mike Parson voiced […]

Biden and bipartisan senators clinch a deal on $1.2T infrastructure plan

BY: - June 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — The White House and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators said Thursday they’ve struck a deal on the outlines of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, marking a breakthrough on federal dollars for road and bridge projects after weeks of negotiations—but with significant hurdles still ahead. President Joe Biden stood with the 10 senators […]

U.S. House panel approves legislation to clean up toxic ‘forever chemicals’

BY: - June 24, 2021

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved major bipartisan legislation that aims to reduce Americans’ exposure to toxic chemicals in air, water and consumer products. The bill, the PFAS Action Act of 2021, led by Michigan Reps. Debbie Dingell, a Democrat and Fred Upton, a Republican, was approved 33-20 late Wednesday. It would tackle […]