‘Crisis into opportunity:’ Biden delivers first joint address to Congress
President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night, unveiling a $1.8 trillion plan that features significant investments in childcare, paid family leave and education.
Biden vows big emissions bite, jobs as U.S. recommits to carbon cuts
Ringing in Earth Day, President Joe Biden announced the United States will commit to reducing its carbon emissions by up to 52% by the end of this decade, an ambitious goal that will require the U.S. to fundamentally alter its relationship with fossil fuels.
Biden to bar new oil and gas leases on federal lands, citing climate change
Existing permits would be allowed to continue under the administration’s directive, according to a Washington Post report this morning that quoted three officials with intimate knowledge of the order Biden will likely issue in the next 24 hours.
‘This is Democracy’s Day:’ Biden calls for unity in inaugural address
It was an inauguration unlike any before it, in a town Biden knows all too well, having served in the halls of the U.S. Senate for over 30 years and as vice president to the nation’s first-ever Black president for eight.
Articles of impeachment against Trump readied in House
House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment Monday alongside a resolution that invokes the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump for having incited the rioters who led an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.
FBI warns of armed extreme right-wing election protests nationwide
Not yet a week after an insurrectionist attack left five dead, the FBI reportedly sounded the alarm Monday on plans for additional armed protests in the U.S. capital and at various state legislatures.
Lawmakers seek Trump impeachment, removal from office for inciting insurrection
A group of U.S. lawmakers formally introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday following his incitement of followers who ultimately laid siege to the U.S. Capitol.
Veto override, stimulus boost stall in U.S. Senate on New Year’s Eve
As 2020 and President Donald Trump’s single term in office draw to a close, the Senate spent the last day of a tumultuous year debating whether to override his veto of the $740 billion defense spending bill or approve $2,000 stimulus checks, with no real movement on either.
Trump vetoes national defense spending bill; undermines security, Tester says
President Donald Trump made good on his vow Wednesday to veto the 2021 national defense spending bill, queuing up a showdown in Congress. Sen. Jon Tester called the move a political stunt, one that threatens to undermine national security.
Biden nominates 1st Native American as Interior secretary: Rep. Debra Haaland
For the first time in the nation’s history, a Native American has been chosen to lead the Interior Department, which manages America’s most cherished parks, waterways and tribal lands. U.S. Congresswoman Debra Haaland of New Mexico was nominated on Thursday.