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Tag Archives: President Joe Biden

EPA to ban pesticide tied to children’s health problems

Michael Regan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reversed a Trump-era decision and will ban a pesticide tied to children’s health problems. The EPA announced it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers. “Today, EPA is taking …

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Black Lives Matter Protestors Targeted By Trump’s DOJ

Black Lives Matter

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) released a report on Wednesday detailing the history of policing and describing how the Department of Justice (DOJ) under former President Donald Trump targeted Black Lives Matter protestors to interfere with last summer’s demonstrations. “We want to really show how the U.S. government has …

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All Nursing Home Staff Will Be Required To Be Vaccinated

healthcare

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the Department of Health and Human Services would be drafting new regulations for all nursing home staff in the United States to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The President also said that the government would withhold Medicare and Medicaid funding for facilities that don’t …

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Food Stamp Benefits To Get Historic Increase In October

The Biden Administration announced on Monday that food stamp benefits would be increased indefinitely by about 27% in October. The increase in benefits to the food stamp program, officially called the  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is the largest increase in the history of the program. The Thrifty Food Plan, which …

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Biden Pushes Plan To Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Biden jobs report

President Joe Biden is pushing a plan to lower prescription drug costs for Americans covered by the federally-funded Medicare program. Yesterday, the White House released its initiative to lower healthcare costs that include the ability for Medicare to negotiate prices for prescription drugs. In a fact sheet released by the White …

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Senate Democrats Pass $3.5 Trillion Budget Spending Plan

Sen. Sanders, Schumer

The Senate approved a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget spending plan early Wednesday that aims to fund many top Democratic priorities, including expanding Medicare, addressing climate change, and improving education. The chamber voted 50 to 49, along party lines, to pass the substantial budget framework that covers the bulk of President …

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Senate Passes $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Biden, Harris

The Senate on Tuesday passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure bill in a 69-30 vote. The Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act puts $110 billion into roads, bridges, and other major projects, $66 billion into passenger and freight rail, $65 billion into broadband, $55 billion into water systems, and $39 billion into …

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Student Loan Payments Suspended Until January 31, 2022

The White House announced on Friday that the moratorium for federal student loan payments is being extended until January 31, 2022. The Department of Education says that this will be the final extension. “The payment pause has been a lifeline that allowed millions of Americans to focus on their families, …

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