House Passes Bipartisan $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

by Jennifer Shutt, Missouri Independent May 11, 2022 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to provide an additional $40 billion in economic, humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine as its troops continue fighting back against Russia’s invasion. The legislation, released just hours before, now goes to the U.S. …

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Lisa Cook Confirmed As First Black Woman On Federal Reserve Board

Lisa Cook

Dr. Lisa Cook made history after the Senate voted along party lines Tuesday to approve her nomination to the Federal Reserve, where she will be the first Black woman to serve on the Board of Governors. The vote was 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking a tie. Senate Democrats lauded Cook’s credentials, and Republicans cast doubt about her …

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Biden Says Inflation Is His ‘Top Domestic Priority’

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday to make a fight against inflation his top domestic priority while rebuking Republican economic proposals he said miss the mark — zeroing in on Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott. Despite low unemployment numbers and the Federal Reserve steadily raising rates, everyday costs from gas to …

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Biden Administration Announces Discounted Internet Program

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will announce Monday that 20 companies, including AT&T Inc., Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., have agreed to offer high-speed internet plans that are essentially free to eligible recipients. The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide plans of at least 100 Megabits per …

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