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 mayor “will oversee the most […]

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 two leaders have already spoken […]

Florida special session begins as DeSantis continues battle against vaccine mandates

This post was originally published on this siteFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis has made fighting vaccine mandates a focal point of his Covid strategy.

Manchin set to make or break Biden’s climate pledge

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden’s pledge at the Glasgow climate summit to help slash methane emissions by 30 percent over the next nine years faces the significant obstacle of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who could embarrass the administration if he slaps down a…

GOP looks to expand state legislature candidate tracking program ahead of midterms

This post was originally published on this siteRepublicans running for seats in state legislatures are seeking to expand upon their tracking program in 2022, hoping to use recent victories in Virginia’s House of Delegates races as a blueprint going into the midterms. In 2021, the Republican…

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…

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.

Ocean Shipping Rates Fall but Ports Are Still Jammed

This post was originally published on this siteThe cost to ship a container across the Pacific fell by more than one-quarter last week, signaling that demand is finally easing.

Congress returns Monday with government funding, debt ceiling, economic bill looming

This post was originally published on this siteWhile Democratic leaders plan to take a victory lap Monday to celebrate President Joe Biden signing the bipartisan infrastructure bill, other pressing issues remain for lawmakers when they return for session this week.

Stalled Equality Act leaves LGBTQ community to fend for themselves

This post was originally published on this siteWithout the Equality Act on their side, advocates remain determined to create safe public spaces for LGBTQ communities without help from lawmakers.     

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