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Biden expects Congress to approve spending, infrastructure bills

Sep 16 2021

(Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday expressed confidence that Congress will pass both a bill funding infrastructure investments and a supplementary spending bill as Democrats seek to infuse trillions of dollars into the U.S. economy.

China, France denounce U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia

Sep 16 2021

By Trevor Hunnicutt, Nandita Bose, David Brunnstrom and Colin Packham | Video

Biden says Republican governors are undermining COVID safety response

Sep 16 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his ire at the governors of Florida and Texas, accusing the Republican leaders of "doing everything they can to undermine the life-saving requirements" he proposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.

Nearly 3 million Americans sign up for healthcare during special enrollment period

Sep 15 2021

WASHINGTON Nearly three million Americans have signed up for health insurance on the U.S. government website Healthcare.gov during a special enrollment period that began on Feb. 15, President Joe Biden said in a statement on Wednesday.

Australia to get U.S. nuclear submarine technology as China looms large

Sep 15 2021

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 The United States, Britain and Australia will establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday, as Chinese influence over the region grows.

Biden vaccine mandates: Republicans angry, business groups muted

Sep 10 2021

WASHINGTON Republicans on Friday vowed to fight U.S. President Joe Biden's new vaccine mandate covering big companies and federal employees, but business groups that often agree with them on issues like taxes are not joining in. | Video

Biden's COVID vaccine mandate angers Republicans, libertarians

Sep 10 2021

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 Republicans and libertarians are vowing to fight U.S. President Joe Biden's new vaccine mandate covering big companies, healthcare workers and federal employees, announced as the Delta strain of the coronavirus rapidly spreads through the country.

Biden tours flood-hit areas; calls climate change 'existential threat'

Sep 07 2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Tuesday toured sites of deadly floods in the Northeast and said Hurricane Ida demonstrated the ravages of climate change as he pressed for investments to boost infrastructure and fight global warming. | Video

White House: U.S. states to decide whether to extend lapsed jobless benefits

Sep 07 2021

WASHINGTON Local officials who want to extend enhanced unemployment benefits can do so, the White House said on Tuesday, a day after the administration and U.S. Congress allowed a program to lapse which had boosted payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Video

Biden to outline plan to curb coronavirus Delta variant as cases grow

Sep 07 2021

WASHINGTON/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Thursday will present a six-pronged strategy intended to fight the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant and increase U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations, the White House said on Tuesday.

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