House strikes deal on funding bill

A man passes by the US Capitol as a government shutdown looms in Washington, September 30, 2021. Leah Mehlis | Reuters The House of Representatives reached agreement Thursday on a short-term government funding bill that would prevent a shutdown before Friday’s deadline. The measure will fund the government at current levels through February 18, Rosa … Read more

Trump SPAC social media company appears to miss first deadline

Former US President Donald Trump announced plans on October 20 to launch his own social networking platform called “TRUTH Social”, which is expected to begin its beta launch for “invited guests” next month. Chris Delmas | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump’s new social media company appears to have missed its … Read more

Omicron Covid variant found in 20 countries but not yet in U.S.

In this photo illustration, a hand holds a medical syringe with the words omicron covid-19 variant in the background. Rafael Henrique | Light Rocket | Getty Images White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that 226 cases of the highly mutated omicron Covid-19 variant have been detected in 20 countries so far, … Read more

Biden hosts CEOs to discuss holiday shopping supply chain issues, inflation

US President Joe Biden participates in a roundtable with CEOs and leaders of major retailers, consumer products companies and grocery stores to discuss the holiday shopping season at the EOP Library of the White House in Washington, DC on November 29, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden hosted … Read more

U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other nations

People line up for an outbound flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, November 26, 2021. Jerome Delay | AP WASHINGTON — The United States will restrict travel to non-US citizens from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday, as part of a global effort to stem the spread of … Read more

Joe Biden taps Shalanda Young, Nani Coloretti for top OMB posts

Shalanda de Jong, the nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, is sworn in at the Senate Budget Committee confirmation at the Dirksen Building on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images President Joe Biden said in a video released Wednesday that President Joe Biden … Read more

What happens next in the Senate

After months of on-and-off, the House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion Social Safety and Climate Net bill on Friday. The process won’t be easier for Democrats as the bill heads to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wants the Rebuilding Better Act passed by Christmas. To do so, he will have … Read more

House passes social safety net and climate plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stands alongside US President Joe Biden as he signs Act SJRes.15, Relating to “National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders” at the White House in Washington, June 30, 2021. Kevin Lamarck | Reuters WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Friday passed the largest expansion of the Social Safety Net … Read more

CBO releases score of Biden plan

The House moved toward a vote on President Joe Biden’s Social Safety Net and climate plan Thursday night after a major analysis said it would add to the budget deficit over a decade. After the Congressional Budget Office estimates were released, House Democrats cast their final vote on the legislation as early as Thursday night. … Read more

Biden says U.S. is considering diplomatic boycott

A visitor walks through the logos of the Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics during the Beijing Olympic Fair to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Wang Chao | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States is considering a diplomatic boycott … Read more