Social Security Cost Of Living Increase To Be 5.9 Percent In 2022

Social Security Administration

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday. The 5.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022. According to some …

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President Biden Works To Ease Supply Chain Issues

President Biden

In an effort to address the growing supply chain issues caused by the cargo ship bottleneck, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday a deal in which the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24 hours a day. “Today, I’m announcing that the Port of LA will begin operating around the clock …

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U.S. To Open Mexico And Canada Borders For Vaccinated Travelers

Canada Border

The United States will lift Covid-19 restrictions at its land and ferry borders next month to fully vaccinated, discretionary travelers from Canada and Mexico. On Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced that, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts, the …

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Report: Trump Nears Deal To Sell Washington D.C. Hotel

Trump hotel

The Trump Organization is in advanced talks to sell the rights to a prominent Washington hotel in a transaction worth more than $370 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group is pursuing the deal, and is in discussions with hotel operators like Hilton about …

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Biden Administration Ends Workplace Immigration Raids

Alejandro Mayorkas

On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities to end the practice of workplace deportation raids. In a memo to immigration agency officials, Mayorkas outlined new enforcement priorities that aim to target employers that exploit unauthorized immigrants. “The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting …

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House Votes to Extend Debt Limit Through December

The House of Representatives voted late Tuesday to extend the federal debt limit through early December, sending the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk, who is expected to sign it. The party-line vote of 219-206 approves an increase of $480 billion to the debt limit until Dec. 3, lifting it …

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House Budget Chair John Yarmuth Announces Retirement

John Yarmuth

Representative John Yarmuth, a Louisville Democrat who has served in Congress since 2007, said Tuesday he won’t seek reelection next year. It's been an incredible journey since my first campaign in 2006 until now. I will continue to fight for Louisville in Washington for another 15 months, and then, I …

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Bans COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Gov. Greg Abbott

On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates from being implemented by any “entity in Texas.” “No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, …

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Southwest Airlines Flight Disruptions Continue

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of more flights Monday following a weekend of major service disruptions. By midmorning Monday, the carrier had canceled about 360 flights and more than 600 others were delayed, according to FlightAware. The Dallas-based airline had blamed air traffic control issues and weather for its weekend “operational …

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Biden First President To Mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day

President BidenPresident Joe Biden on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to issue a presidential proclamation marking Indigenous Peoples’ Day

President Joe Biden on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to issue a presidential proclamation marking Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is set to be celebrated on Monday – the same day as Columbus Day. “The contributions that Indigenous peoples have made throughout history — in public service, …

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