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Biden says he has concerns about bipartisan infrastructure plan

Jun 21 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. President Joe Biden held separate talks on Monday with two key Democratic senators about a bipartisan infrastructure plan and told them he was encouraged by the proposal but still had questions about how to pay for the bill, the White House said.

Regulators tell Biden U.S. financial system in good shape-White House

Jun 21 2021

WASHINGTON Financial regulators assured President Joe Biden on Monday that the U.S. financial system is in good shape and that financial risks are being mitigated by strong liquidity in the banking system, the White House said.

White House plans to do more for voting rights even if federal bill passes

Jun 21 2021

WASHINGTON The White House will pursue other initiatives to boost voting rights even if a contentious federal bill to counter state voting restrictions passes the Senate, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday. | Video

No plans for Biden to meet new Iranian leader, says White House

Jun 21 2021

WASHINGTON There are currently no plans for U.S. President Joe Biden to meet with Iran's newly elected leader, according to the White House, which downplayed Ebrahim Raisi's influence.

UPDATE 2-Biden, Congress divided on how to pay for infrastructure

Jun 21 2021

WASHINGTON, June 21 President Joe Biden will continue discussions on U.S. infrastructure legislation this week, but the White House still has not agreed with lawmakers on how to pay for such a bill, officials said on Monday.

Biden signs 'Juneteenth' bill, asks U.S. to reflect on slavery's 'terrible toll'

Jun 17 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signed a bill into law on Thursday to make June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, as the White House pushes to address the country's historical injustices. | Video

Analysis-Biden talks down Russia, spurs allies in bid to back Putin into a corner

Jun 17 2021

WASHINGTON/GENEVA President Joe Biden on his first foreign foray sought to cast Russia not as a direct competitor to the United States but as a bit player in a world where Washington is increasingly pre-occupied by China.

White House considering talks between Biden and China's Xi

Jun 17 2021

WASHINGTON The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.

Reactions to U.S. Supreme Court rejection of Republican challenge to Obamacare law

Jun 17 2021

Politicians and others with a stake in the expanded healthcare policy known as Obamacare reacted to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Thursday rejecting a Republican Party challenge:

ANALYSIS-Biden talks down Russia, spurs allies in bid to back Putin into a corner

Jun 17 2021

WASHINGTON/GENEVA, June 17 President Joe Biden on his first foreign foray sought to cast Russia not as a direct competitor to the United States but as a bit player in a world where Washington is increasingly pre-occupied by China.

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