After the House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday - the president spoke from the White House.
Biden said he called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to thank her for supporting the American Rescue Plan… which passed by a mostly party-line vote of 219 to 212.
“And with their vote, we're one step closer to vaccinating the nation.
We are one step closer to putting 1400 dollars in the pockets of Americans.
We're one step closer to extending unemployment benefits for millions of Americans who are shortly going to lose them.” (Flash) "Now the bill moves to the United States Senate, where I hope we will receive quick action.
I have, we have no time to waste.
If we act now decisively, quickly and boldly, we can finally get ahead of this virus.
We can finally get our economy moving again.
And the people of this country have suffered far too much for too long.
We need to relieve that suffering.” Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris may have to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate, where Republicans control 50 seats and Democrats and their allies control the other 50.
Pelosi predicted the relief bill will pass Congress with or without a minimum wage increase and said Democrats would not give up on the matter of a wage hike.
[NFA] A motorist rammed a vehicle into U.S. Capitol police on Friday and brandished a knife, killing one officer and injuring another and forcing the Capitol complex to lock down in an attack that police said did not immediately appear to be terrorism-related. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
[NFA] President Joe Biden on Thursday faced the prospect of all-out political war with Republicans over his $2 trillion blueprint to revitalize America's infrastructure. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to give young immigrants nicknamed "Dreamers," who came to the United States illegally as children, protections against deportation and a pathway to citizenship. Gavino Garay reports.
As a new debate begins over President Joe Biden’s ambitious infrastructure proposal, the Brent Spence Bridge in Ohio offers a lesson for the challenges facing the administration. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reports.
Conventional wisdom suggests the best-case scenario for Joe Biden is for Democrats to sweep the two Senate runoffs in Georgia in January – putting Democrats in control of both sides of Congress as well as the White House. However, Chris Cillizza argues in his latest episode of The Point that a divided Congress may actually be a good thing for Biden.
CNN’s John Avlon breaks down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for corporations to stay out of politics, after companies such as Delta and Coke vocalized objections to Georgia’s new voting law.
President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan is loaded with road repairs, internet upgrades and other initiatives that are widely popular on their own, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, but U.S. public support declines when the initiatives are packed into a Democratic bill and sold as a Biden-backed plan. Conway G. Gittens
Democratic voters in Georgia may have helped deliver Joe Biden’s long quest to win the White House, but they take even prouder ownership of their critical role in cementing an early chapter of his legacy through the passage of the American Rescue Plan. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reports.
President-elect Joe Biden is building out the staff that will surround him in the White House, announcing Tuesday that he is tapping two long-time advisers for top roles and naming several other veterans of his presidential campaign to senior positions.
President Donald Trump’s remained at the White House and out of the view of the public as his acting defense secretary announced troop drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins has more.
Credit: The White HouseUS President Joe Biden makes a statement outside the White House on new measures to tackle gun crime in the country.The Biden administration unveiled several executive actions including issuing proposed regulations on ‘ghost guns’, which are build-at-home gun kits which need no background checks or registration.
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Where several states are complaining about the shortage of COVID vaccines, Tamil Nadu on the other hand asserted that the state does not have any such problem. Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on April 10 informed that his state does not have any shortage of vaccines. "The no. of active cases in the state is now around 33,659 including 12,861 cases in Chennai. We are rapidly increasing COVID care centers. Here, we are planning 11,775 COVID care centres so that asymptomatic and mild cases don't occupy the oxygen beds," he said. "In Tamil Nadu, we don't have a shortage of vaccines. We have almost 18 lakh doses of vaccine available. We are aiming to do 2 lakh vaccinations in a day. In that case, our stock will last for 9 days," he added.
There is no restriction on tourists coming to Himachal Pradesh, government will monitor COVID-19 situation in the state, informed Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on April 10 . "Tourism and hotel industry contribute 7% in GDP of Himachal Pradesh. Around 2 crore tourists have been coming here. Businesses suffered during COVID-19. They started picking up but another wave has hit. There is no restriction on tourists. We will monitor situation," said CM Thakur in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Credit: The White HouseUS president Joe Biden has had his first bilateral meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau virtually, with the coronavirus pandemic stripping the occasion of its customary Oval Office fanfare.The two leaders – Mr Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House and Mr Trudeau in the prime minister’s office in Ottawa – delivered friendly opening remarks in front of the media.Mr Trudeau was commended Mr Biden for quickly rejoining the Paris climate accord, a worldwide pact to curb climate emissions that Donald Trump walked away from early in his term.
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Despite speculation that he would serve only one four-year term, U.S. President Joe Biden, who at 78 is the oldest person in history to hold the office, said he expected he would run again in 2024. Lisa Bernhard has more.
US President Joe Biden holds his first White House press briefing, telling reporters it is his 'expectation' he will run for re-election but that he has 'no idea' if his Republican rival would be Donald Trump.He also said he would 'fully expect' to have Vice President Kamala Harris as his running-mate if he did make another bid for the Oval Office.
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