Latest Office of the President of the United States News

Panel delays funding requests due to law that sets limits

Jun. 16, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A commission that reviews emergency spending requests said Wednesday that it would not approve the allocation of millions of federal dollars sought by North Dakota agencies, due to a state law that limits the panel’s spending to $50 million each two-year legislative...

Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror

Jun. 15, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies, and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy...

Biden to return diverted border wall money, spend down rest

Jun. 11, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s signature border wall project would lose much of its funding as well as the fast-track status that enabled it to bypass environmental regulations under a Biden administration plan announced Friday. President Joe Biden...

Biden to launch task force on bottlenecks in supply chains

Jun. 08, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After completing a review of supply chains, the Biden administration announced Tuesday that it was forming a task force to address the bottlenecks in the semiconductor, construction, transportation and agriculture sectors. Administration officials said...

Senate confirms geneticist Lander as Biden science adviser

May. 28, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed geneticist Eric Lander to be President Joe Biden's chief science adviser, one of the last unfilled Cabinet posts in the Biden administration. Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, was approved by...

US, Chinese trade war envoys talk; no sign of negotiations

May. 26, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese trade envoys talked by phone Thursday for the first time since President Joe Biden took office, but the two sides gave no sign when negotiations on ending their tariff war might restart. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai discussed...

Iran official says nuke inspector deal expired; talks go on

May. 23, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's hard-line parliament speaker said Sunday a temporary deal between Tehran and international inspectors to preserve surveillance images taken at nuclear sites had ended, escalating tensions amid diplomatic efforts to save the Islamic Republic's atomic accord with...

Biden directs US to mitigate financial risk from climate

May. 20, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is directing federal agencies to develop a comprehensive strategy to identify and manage financial risks to government and the private sector posed by climate change. An executive order Biden issued Thursday calls for concrete steps...

Senate panel advances Biden pick as WH science adviser

May. 20, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Eric Lander to be chief science adviser, one of the last unfilled Cabinet posts in the Biden administration. Lander, a geneticist and founding director of the Broad...

WH memo sees economic strength where critics see fragility

May. 18, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are seeking to quell anxiety about inflation and the pace of hiring — issuing a memo Tuesday that highlights robust economic gains as the United States gets vaccinated and recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The memo,...