House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer wants framework for Biden’s social spending plan set before Monday

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer aims to strike a deal on President Joe Biden‘s social safety net plan before Monday as Democrats scramble to salvage their economic agenda. “We’d like to get a framework by the end of – frankly today, but no later than the end of the weekend,” the No. 2 House Democrat … Read more

US to lift curbs from November 8 for vaccinated foreign travellers: White House

The White House on Friday announced it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective Nov. 8, at land borders and for air travel. Curbs on non-essential travelers at land borders have been in place since March 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters first reported the announcement earlier on Friday. Restrictions on … Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signals Democrats could cut major pieces of Biden’s economic plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during an event about the Build Back Better Act and climate crisis at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 28, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters Democrats could slash entire pieces of President Joe Biden‘s economic plan to push it through Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday. Party … Read more

White House pushes U.S. airlines to mandate vaccines for staff by Dec. 8

The White House is pressing major U.S. airlines to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees by Dec. 8 – the deadline for federal contractors to do so – and is showing no signs of pushing back the date, four sources told Reuters on Friday. White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeffrey Zients spoke to the chief executives … Read more

House passes bill to avoid government shutdown, suspend debt limit — but it faces Senate roadblocks with deadlines near

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) leaves after holding her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on August 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images The House passed a bill Tuesday that would both prevent a government shutdown and suspend the debt limit in a step toward preventing possible economic … Read more

His economic agenda on the line, Biden prepares to fight for tax increases on the wealthy

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Library in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Oliver Contreras | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON – After a rough summer, President Joe Biden is getting ready to spend the autumn fighting for tax increases on the wealthy and … Read more

Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates Will Impact Most U.S. Workers

A host of other professional groups, including the American Medical Association and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, also issued statements of support for Biden’s plan. But the plan was not well received by all. “I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly … Read more

Biden to Announce New Steps to Rein in COVID’s Spread

Sept. 9, 2021 — President Joe Biden will announce more stringent vaccination mandates for federal workers and contractors tonight, according to CNN. The new rules are expected to be part of a larger plan to fight COVID-19 in the United States. The president is scheduled to unveil his latest strategies for the pandemic from … Read more

Biden urges Congress to pass his economic plans after weak jobs report: ‘Our country needs these investments’

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the August jobs numbers in the State Dining Room at the White House on September 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Friday pushed Congress to pass his more than $4 trillion economic agenda in order to boost sluggish job growth. … Read more

Joe Manchin voted to advance the $3.5 trillion budget bill — now he says Democrats should press pause

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, center, speaks with members of the media following a meeting with Texas Democrats outside of his hideaway office in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin just made it clear … Read more