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White House calls on states to prevent evictions

Aug. 03, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend, potentially pushing millions of Americans out of their homes. In a statement on Monday,...

Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

Aug. 03, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms...

$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

Aug. 03, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, promising that Democrats would work with Republicans to put together amendments for consideration this week. GOP senators cautioned that they...

White House calls on states to prevent evictions

Aug. 02, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved Monday to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend, potentially pushing millions of Americans out of their homes. In a statement on...

Brooksby of US beats 2-time Slam runner-up Anderson in DC

Aug. 02, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jenson Brooksby found himself in hardly an ideal spot in the first set of the first round of the Citi Open against big-serving Kevin Anderson: trailing the two-time Grand Slam runner-up in a tiebreaker. Brooksby, a 20-year-old American who lost to...

$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

Aug. 02, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Monday, promising that Democrats would work with Republicans to put together amendments for consideration this week. GOP senators cautioned that...

White House says CDC was 'unable' to find authority to revive expired eviction moratorium, calls on states to act

Aug. 02, 2021 14:58 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House says CDC was 'unable' to find authority to revive expired eviction moratorium, calls on states to act.

Pro-Biden groups to spend $100 million on August ad blitz

Aug. 02, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An array of progressive and pro-White House groups plans to spend nearly $100 million to promote President Joe Biden’s agenda over the next month to pressure Congress while lawmakers are on their August recess. The push being announced Monday,...

Biden's judges: More diverse and more of them

Aug. 02, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden’s recent predecessors, including former President Donald Trump. ...

It's in - and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill

Aug. 01, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Sunday night, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. ...