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Pennsylvania lawmakers to Wolf administration: ‘Hold your horses’ on diverting trust fund dollars

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. Tom Wolf’s year-old proposal calling for the transfer of $204 million from a fund set aside for the horse racing industry into a college scholarship program is once again facing resistance from Pennsylvania lawmakers. Wolf in his February......

Biden administration slaps new sanctions on Russia for cyberattacks, election interference

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden (L) and President Vladimir Putin. Getty Images The Biden administration imposed a raft of new sanctions against Moscow on Thursday over alleged interference in the 2020 election, a colossal cyberattack against U.S. government and corporate networks, illegal......

Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia

New York Times
On Tuesday, Mr. Biden spoke with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, warning Mr. Putin about the Russian troop buildup on Ukraine’s border and in Crimea. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said on Wednesday that the call was meant to emphasize the consequences of Russia’s activities, but it......

Biden administration moves to reverse Trump-era abortion referral rule

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the proposed regulation to reverse the Trump administration’s rule blocking providers in the Title X family planning program from referring patients for the procedure. “Those rules have undermined the public health......

Biden administration outlines Colorado’s infrastructure needs to push proposed American Jobs Plan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday released details of Colorado’s infrastructure needs as part of its pitch for the proposed American Jobs Plan. Biden unveiled the $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan in recent weeks that would be funded by a......

The Biden Administration Is Quietly Obsessing Over Inflation

New York Times
“We think the likeliest outlook over the next several months is for inflation to rise modestly,” two officials at Mr. Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers, Jared Bernstein and Ernie Tedeschi, wrote on Monday in a blog post outlining some of the administration’s thinking. “We will, however, carefully monitor both actual......

Biden administration stands down on policing commission, focuses on legislative route instead

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “The Biden-Harris Administration strongly supports the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and is working with Congress to swiftly enact meaningful police reform that brings profound, urgently needed change,” Domestic Policy Council director Susan Rice said in a statement.......

Biden administration will not shut down Dakota Access Pipeline during environmental review, DOJ lawyer tells court

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Government attorney Ben Schifman told a federal judge on Friday that the Army Corps of Engineers, which handles permits for the pipeline, “is essentially in a continuous process of evaluating” and gathering information. An attorney representing the Standing Rock......

Hillary Clinton splits from Obama administration

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Hillary Clinton splits from Obama administration – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Differences between Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration arise over Syria and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett joins CBSN with details.......

The Biden administration seeks to raise $2.5 trillion through corporate tax increases.

New York Times
The Biden administration unveiled its plan to overhaul the corporate tax code on Wednesday, offering an array of proposals that would require large companies to pay higher taxes to help fund the White House’s economic agenda. The plan, if enacted, would raise $2.5 trillion in revenue over 15 years. It......

Biden administration has yet to name point person for $178 billion Provider Relief Fund

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Congress created the fund last year to help hospitals and other health care providers struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the previous administration, the role fell to a deputy secretary, but the Biden administration has not yet decided......

Fact check: Biden administration officials falsely describe infrastructure jobs estimate

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here But some of these Biden officials have inaccurately described one of the figures they have made central to their sales pitch. And while Biden’s Friday description of this same figure was literally accurate, it was still pretty misleading by......

Biden administration announces end to Trump-era rule that rejected certain immigration applications with blank spaces

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here During the Trump administration, US Citizenship and Immigration Services rejected applications for certain immigration benefits, including asylum and relief for victims of certain crimes, based on parts of the form being left blank, meaning the application would be sent......

Biden Administration Announces Ad Campaign to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday morning announced an ambitious advertising campaign intended to encourage as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The campaign, with ads in English and Spanish that will air throughout April on network TV and cable channels nationwide, as well as......

The Biden administration will investigate Trump-era attacks on science.

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The Biden administration will investigate Trump-era political interference in science across the government, the first step in what White House officials described as a sweeping effort to rebuild a demoralized federal work force and prevent future abuses. In a letter to the leaders of all federal agencies, the White House......

Biden Administration Announces a Major Offshore Wind Plan

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Much of the Biden plan involves harnessing the federal government to help states meet existing targets like those of New York and New Jersey. The Transportation Department, for example, announced $230 million funding for port authorities for the construction of storage areas and other projects to support wind development. The......

Biden administration threatens tariffs on UK goods in ‘tech tax’ row

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56565636 Last month, Washington agreed to suspend tariffs on UK goods, including single malt whiskies, that were imposed in retaliation over subsidies to aircraft maker Airbus. However, the UK is still lobbying the US to drop duties on British steel brought in in 2018. BBC – For more and to......

Advocates call on Biden administration to prioritize youth mental health as experts warn of consequences

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kaganovsky, like all Americans, had to readjust her habits and expectations when the pandemic began a year ago. For many high school seniors, that meant realizing there would be no high school graduation or the quintessential freshman year of......

Biden administration projects at least 34,100 more beds needed to shelter migrant children

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The uptick in minors crossing the US southern border alone has posed a steep challenge for the administration, as officials have scrambled to find space to house them. The shortage in shelter space, due in part to constraints related......

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