The North American leaders spoke at the White House on Thursday about trade, the climate crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. They did not address questions about migration.
President Biden, who is facing low approval ratings, hopes the infrastructure bill will help him project sustained progress in confronting a surge in inflation and growing alarm about the midterm elections.
Spending on roads, broadband internet and more will help revitalize U.S. competitiveness against its top economic adversary, the president says.
President Biden outlined on Monday new initiatives aimed at improving public safety, health, education and justice for Native Americans.
The new fund was established to address a range of issues like disease surveillance, vaccine development and health care worker support in order to counter future biological threats.
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A stark reality faces the vice president as she visits the region: Expanded aid programs have failed to stem migration.
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The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.
Vice President Kamala Harris, the school’s first female commencement speaker, used her speech to address some of the Biden administration’s most urgent challenges.
The vice president met with President Emmanuel Macron of France, skirting recent U.S.-French tensions, and immersed herself in issues like Libya and cybersecurity.
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Saule Omarova, a Cornell law professor, faces fierce opposition from bankers and Republican lawmakers. She may not have enough support from Democrats, either.
Mr. Landrieu, a former mayor of New Orleans, will supervise the distribution of funds from the bipartisan legislation that the president will sign into law on Monday.
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Dr. Robert M. Califf, an academic and clinical trial researcher who ran the agency in 2016, has also consulted for pharmaceutical companies.
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Jessica Rosenworcel, the acting chairwoman of the powerful regulator, campaigned vigorously for a permanent appointment.
The move comes after her nomination as budget director was pulled earlier this year over her frequent caustic remarks on social media.
The Biden administration will spend billions of dollars on a new plan to combat the pandemic, investing in antiviral pills, rapid tests and manufacturing.
Jeffrey D. Zients, President Biden’s coronavirus response coordinator, said the administration would partner with companies to increase U.S. manufacturing capacity in order to expand global access and prepare for potential future pandemics.
The multibillion-dollar plan is intended to address immediate needs both overseas and domestically, and to improve preparations for future pandemics.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that challengers were likely to succeed in their claim that the mandate was an unlawful overreach.
Despite signals that the economy is improving and the virus is waning, many Americans said they were frustrated by polarized politics and a sense of stagnancy.
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Race to the Future
How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy
Americans failed to safeguard decades of diplomatic and financial investments in Congo, where the world’s largest supply of cobalt is controlled by Chinese companies backed by Beijing.
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