Lisa Lambert

Biden administration seeks to lift U.S. refugee cap to 125,000

Sep 20 2021

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden's administration wants to nearly double the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 125,000 in the upcoming fiscal year starting on Oct. 1 in keeping with a campaign promise, according to a statement from the State Department.

House Republicans asking U.S. Supreme Court to overturn COVID-era voting rules

Sep 09 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday said members of his party are asking the Supreme Court to overturn proxy voting rules set by Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the hopes of limiting exposure to the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Biden orders declassification reviews of documents related to Sept. 11 attacks

Sep 03 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered reviews of the potential declassification of documents from the FBI's investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

U.S. to invest $3 billion in COVID-19 vaccine supply chain -White House official

Sep 02 2021

(Reuters) -The U.S. plans to invest $3 billion in the vaccine supply chain as it continues to work to position itself as a leading supplier of vaccines for the world, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday.

Biden vows to protect Roe v. Wade after Texas abortion law takes effect

Sep 01 2021

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden condemned the Texas law that went into effect on Wednesday which prohibits the vast majority of abortions in the state, and pledged his administration would fight to protect the constitutional right to abortion as laid out in the landmark Roe v. Wade case.

UPDATE 1-About 14 million in U.S. get first COVID-19 shot in August, up from July

Aug 31 2021

Aug 31 Around 14 million people in the United States received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in August, about 4 million more than in July, officials said on Tuesday as the government pushes inoculation as infections rise.

U.S. gives 14 million Americans first COVID-19 shot in August, up from July

Aug 31 2021

Around 14 million U.S. residents received their first dose of a COVID-19 shot in August, about 4 million more than in July, White House officials said Tuesday, as the U.S. government continues to urge Americans to get vaccinated amid rising cases of the coronavirus.

Biden to make COVID-19 nursing home staff vaccinations a condition for receiving Medicare, Medicaid -AP

Aug 18 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. President Joe Biden's administration will require nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for their facilities to receive funds from the public Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

Vietnam pledges not to devalue currency in agreement with U.S. Treasury

Jul 19 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Vietnam has pledged not to deliberately weaken its dong currency to gain an export advantage, reaching an agreement with the U.S. Treasury to refrain from "competitive devaluation" and make its monetary and exchange rate policies more transparent.

UBS brokerage pays $8 million to settle U.S. SEC charges, SEC says

Jul 19 2021

WASHINGTON The brokerage arm of UBS Group AG agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges made by the U.S. securities regulator over compliance failures related to the sales of a volatility-linked, exchange-traded product, the regulator said on Monday.

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