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'We still have a long way to go,' says Joe Biden after disappointing jobs numbers – video

Joe Biden did not appear downhearted by a disappointing jobs report: he said it would not be a sprint, but ‘a marathon’ after April’s report severely missed economists’ expectations.The president noted his $1.9tn coronavirus relief package, which he signed into law in March, was meant to aid the US economy over the course of a year and insisted the country is ‘moving in the right direction’ as businesses begin to reopen US politics: latest updates Continue reading...
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United States: Change Is In The Air: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, The Endangered Species Act And The Biden Administration - Arnold & Porter

The Biden Administration has signaled that it will be rolling out significant changes related to the interpretation and enforcement of key provisions of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)..
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Hotlines ‘ring out’: China’s military crisis strategy needs rethink, says Biden Asia chief

Kurt Campbell says Beijing has been increasing military activities without taking measures to reduce the chance of miscalculationThe Biden administration’s top Asia official has warned about the absence of a crisis-communications channel between the US and China at a time of rising military tensions over Taiwan and the South China Sea.Military and leadership hotlines have been established at various points in the fraught history of the relationship, but Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia “tsar”...
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EU ‘ready to discuss’ waiver on Covid vaccine patents

US-backed proposal described as a game-changer by WHO but move angers pharmaceutical companiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has said the bloc is “ready to discuss” a US-backed proposal for a waiver on the patents for Covid-19 vaccines as pressure built for a move that could boost their production and distribution around the world.Pharmaceutical companies reacted with anger, and some countries with private as...
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Biden says US ‘ready to move immediately’ if vaccine approved for young teens – as it happened

FDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15Biden: ‘My hope and expectation’ that Putin meeting will happenPresident targets 70% of US adults vaccinated by Fourth of July‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 12.53am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.35am BST Los Angeles sheriff deputies frequently harass the families of people they have killed, including taunting them at vigils, parking outside their homes and following them and pulling the...
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Biden says US ‘ready to move immediately’ if vaccine approved for young teens – live

FDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15Biden targets 70% of US adults vaccinated by Fourth of July‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 8.21pm BST In his remarks that concluded moments ago, Joe Biden confirmed his administration is aiming to have 70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4. He also set a goal of having 160 million Americans fully vaccinated by then.As of today, 246,780,203 vaccine shots have been administered...
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Biden to speak on new ‘use it or lose it’ vaccine distribution strategy – live

White House reportedly to shift unused doses for other statesFDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 6.18pm BST A reporter noted Facebook will issue a decision tomorrow on whether Donald Trump can rejoin the platform, after his account was suspended in response to the January 6 insurrection.Asked whether the White House will change its messaging strategy if Trump is allowed to rejoin Facebook, Jen Psaki offe...
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Biden expected to speak on shift in US vaccine distribution strategy – live

White House reportedly to adopt ‘use it or lose it’ policyFDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 5.16pm BST Reports of the Biden administration’s new “use it or lose it” vaccine distribution strategy come as demand for coronavirus vaccines has declined across the US.The Guardian’s Jessica Glenza reports: For most of 2021, the story of the vaccine campaign has been overwhelming demand. Emergency authorities ...
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Biden to discuss FDA’s expected approval of Pfizer vaccine for young teens – live

FDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15President to speak at White House on US vaccine strategy‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 4.07pm BST US drugmaker Pfizer expects to make $26bn (£19bn) in revenues from sales of its Covid-19 vaccine this year, with its soaraway product accounting for more than a third of the company’s annual income.The vaccine, which was developed with Germany’s BioNTech, contributed $3.5bn in global revenues at Pfizer ...
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United States: Biden Administration Finalizes Lower Out-of-pocket Costs For Exchange Plans, Targets Health Equity And Access - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

The Biden Administration used the annual rulemaking that governs health plans sold on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges to lower health care costs for consumers and improve access to health care.
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United States: A Clean Slate For Executive Order 13920: The Bulk Power Order - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Last week, the Biden Administration through the Department of Energy, took actions regarding Executive Order 13920 (the "Bulk Power Order"). Such actions effectively established a clean slate...
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United States: Biden's American Families Plan Proposes Income Tax Hikes - Holland & Knight

The American Families Plan is the third part of the Biden Administration's Build Back Better agenda, addressing "human infrastructure" and containing proposals on free education, direct support to children and families, ...
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Biden Admin To Begin Reuniting Families Separated Under Trump’s Border Policy This Week

Families that had been split under the Trump administration's child separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border will begin reuniting this week, according to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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Biden Raises Refugee Cap To 62,500 After Backlash For Keeping Trump Era Limit

The Biden administration on Monday announced that it will raise the refugee cap to 62,500 this fiscal year, following backlash the President faced last month for keeping the historically low Trump-era refugee cap of 15,000 intact. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Biden Administration to Raise Refugee Ceiling to 62,500 for This Fiscal Year: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration is set to raise the U.S. refugee ceiling to 62,500 this fiscal year, CNN reported on Monday.(...
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Biden adviser: president wears mask outdoors out of habit and Covid caution

CDC says vaccinated Americans can go mask-free outsideAnita Dunn asked about Biden still covering his faceA top White House adviser who made headlines for saying “Covid is the best thing that ever happened” to Joe Biden said on Sunday the president still wears a mask outdoors out of habit, even though federal guidance says he need not do so. Related: Decline in US Covid vaccinations presents new problem: how to shrink operations Continue reading...
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Yellen seeks to tamp down concern over US government spending under Biden

Treasury secretary backs tax rises on rich to pay for big plansRepublicans push back against expansive infrastructure aimsThe US treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, on Sunday sought to tamp down concerns that Joe Biden’s plans on infrastructure, jobs and families will cause inflation, saying spending will be phased in over a decade. Related: The first 100 days of Biden were also the first 100 without Trump – that’s telling | Robert Reich Continue reading...
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A petition urging the government to give $2,000 monthly stimulus checks to every American has surpassed 2 million signatures

Protesters rally demanding economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City on August 5, 2020. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images A petition calling for $2,000 monthly stimulus checks has reached more than 2 million signatures. The petition argues the three stimulus checks released over the course of a year have not been sufficient to deal with the financial repercussions brought on by the pandemic. Senate Democrats have been urging both Congress to pass recurring relief che...
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Biden urged to end US aid ‘abortion ban’

More than 140 rights groups call for repeal of 1973 Helms amendment widely misinterpreted as total ban on funding abortion services overseasJoe Biden is being urged to clarify a longstanding US law restricting overseas aid that has been misinterpreted by successive administrations as an outright ban on funding abortion for any reason.As the US president marked his first 100 days in office on Friday, more than 140 human rights and global health organisations, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty...
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Biden’s world: how key countries have reacted to the US president’s first 100 days

The new administration has signalled a sharp break in foreign policy from the Trump era – but how is that playing globally?At the opening of Joe Biden’s online climate summit last week, Europe’s relief was was palpable: “It is so good,” gushed the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, “to have the US back on our side.” Continue reading...
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United States: Let L-2 And E Spouses Work Without An Employment Authorization Document - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

This is the second installment in a series of recommendations to the Biden Administration on immigration reform previously published by the Cato Institute in "Deregulating Legal Immigration: A Blueprint for Agency Action."
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The Rules Dems Could Change To Keep The Tom Cottons Of The Senate From Delaying Biden Noms’ Confirmations

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Forty. That’s how many of Joe Biden’s nominees the Senate will have likely confirmed when his presidency crosses the 100-day mark this Friday. On average, it took these nominees 49 days to move from nomination to confirmation. With over 1,100 seats throughout the executive branch left to fill (not to mention hundreds more in the Judiciary), that glacial pace should worry you. Unfortunately, it can get even slower. An...
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The FDA is planning to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavors of cigars, and Biden approves

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Joe Raedle/Getty Images The FDA is planning to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavors of cigars. The agency said the move would save lives by helping people quit and preventing new users. The FDA has not finished deliberations on whether to lower nicotine levels in all cigarettes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Food and Drug Administration is planning to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavors of cigars, saying the measure will help people qu...
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United States: Department Of Labor's "Do-Good" Investing Rule — Biden Administration Review - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

In yesterday's post, we said we expected that the Biden Administration would re-focus attention on the US conflict minerals rule. In a similar vein, by the end of Inauguration Day
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United States: Many Federal Contractors Required To Increase Minimum Wage For Workers By 2022: Highlights Of The Biden Administration's New Executive Order - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On April 27, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a new executive order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to pay a $15.00 minimum wage to the thousands of workers who are working on or in connection with ...
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Joe Biden’s speech to Congress: five key takeaways

The president introduced his $1.8tn plan to invest in America, funded by raising the capital gains rate for the wealthyAs Biden took the podium, he brushed past a sparse, masked crowd. He fist-bumped and elbow-tapped lawmakers and members of his cabinet – greeting a crowd that was physically distanced, and ideologically divided. Continue reading...
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Biden’s speech to Congress: five key takeaways

The president introduced his $1.8tn plan to invest in America, funded by raising the capital gains rate for the wealthyAs Biden took the podium, he brushed past a sparse, masked crowd. He fist-bumped and elbow-tapped lawmakers and members of his cabinet – greeting a crowd that was physically distanced, and ideologically divided. Continue reading...
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Biden hails ‘stunning progress’ on Covid but warns Americans: ‘Do not let up now’ – as it happened

President lauds vaccination effort to reduce cases and deathsBiden raises minimum wage for workers paid by federal contractorsTexas sheriff who criticized Trump is nominated to head IceCDC relaxes guidelines on mask-wearing for AmericansRepublicans still orbiting Trump dark star fail to derail Biden 12.57am BST – Joanna Walters and Maanvi Singh 12.28am BST The governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, has signed a bill that criminalizes abortions based on genetic conditions and implements a raft ...
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Biden hails ‘stunning progress’ on Covid but warns Americans: ‘Do not let up now’ – live

President lauds vaccination effort to reduce cases and deathsCDC relaxes guidelines on mask-wearing for AmericansRepublicans still orbiting Trump dark star fail to derail Biden 7.33pm BST Here is where the day stands so far in US political news. There will be a lot more coming up, so please stay tuned. 7.14pm BST Joe Biden said that getting vaccinated is a “patriotic duty” for everyone in the US and urged people to continue efforts to bring the pandemic under control.“Do not let up now, ...
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Harry and Meghan to join Joe Biden at Vax Live concert to increase global vaccination

Jennifer Lopez and J Balvin among stars at virtual performance to raise money for CovaxCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join the US president, Joe Biden, at a virtual concert in Los Angeles aimed at increasing the global vaccination effort.Harry and Meghan are “campaign chairs” of the A-list event, Vax Live. Hosted by Selena Gomez, and organised by Global Citizen, the event, on Saturday 8 May, will feature musical performances by nam...
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