Democrats face squeeze on Biden’s spending bill

Democrats face squeeze on Biden’s spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteSenators are bracing for their debate over President Biden’s climate and social spending bill to keep them in Washington until, and potentially into, the holidays. The timeline for the legislation has repeatedly slipped, but Democrats say they…

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A ‘game-changer’? Mayors, governors ready to compete for $1 trillion in infrastructure funds

A ‘game-changer’? Mayors, governors ready to compete for $1 trillion in infrastructure funds

This post was originally published on this siteMayors of Mobile, Ala., Denver and Phoenix – and governors – hope President Biden’s infrastructure bill turns long-discussed projects into reality.     

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Biden to propose 20-year ban on new oil drilling near Native American site in New Mexico

Biden to propose 20-year ban on new oil drilling near Native American site in New Mexico

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden will announce Monday a proposal for a 20-year ban on new oil and gas drilling near Chaco Canyon in New Mexico — one of the oldest Native American sites in the US — White House officials said.

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Biden to sign landmark infrastructure package in major win for domestic agenda

Biden to sign landmark infrastructure package in major win for domestic agenda

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden on Monday will sign into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which brings $550 billion in new spending to the country.     

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Biden taps infrastructure czar to oversee billions in funding

Biden taps infrastructure czar to oversee billions in funding

This post was originally published on this site US President Joe Biden on Sunday appointed prominent former mayor Mitch Landrieu to coordinate implementation of the country’s massive new infrastructure law and oversee the disbursement of its $1.2 trillion in funds. In his role as senior advisor, the former New Orleans...

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US aiming to defuse tensions in Biden-Xi summit

US aiming to defuse tensions in Biden-Xi summit

This post was originally published on this site US President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping will speak Monday at a virtual summit aimed at defusing some of the tensions that have built up over Taiwan and other flashpoint issues, but with both sides signaling little appetite for compromise. The...

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Democrats expect to pass $1.75T Biden package this week

Democrats expect to pass $1.75T Biden package this week

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democrats are racing this week to pass President Biden’s $1.75 trillion social and climate spending package, which would give the party a burst of momentum heading into the Thanksgiving recess.Debate over the package has been filled…

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Biden Weighs Choice of Jerome Powell or Lael Brainard as Fed Chair

Biden Weighs Choice of Jerome Powell or Lael Brainard as Fed Chair

This post was originally published on this siteThe two candidates have offered similar views on inflation and interest rates this year, suggesting policy continuity is likely.

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The White House Says More Government Spending Will Fix Inflation

The White House Says More Government Spending Will Fix Inflation

This post was originally published on this site  As American workers grapple with soaring inflation—the consumer price index rose 6.2 percent since last October, the largest single-year increase in 30 years—the Biden administration has a plan: spend lots of money. President Joe Biden said this week that the government spending...

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Biden expected to announce Califf as FDA pick on Friday

Biden expected to announce Califf as FDA pick on Friday

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden is expected on Friday to announce the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Califf would return for a second stint atop the agency if confirmed, a source familiar with the decision confirmed to…

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