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Cabinet secretaries launch roadshow to sell the Biden plan

Jun. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marty Walsh remembers what it was like when a Cabinet secretary would come to town. “It really is a big deal. They give you the dates, and you just clear your schedule,” said Walsh, a former mayor of Boston. He recalls 300...

In US, Pride Month festivities muted by political setbacks

Jun. 11, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

It’s Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their communal activism, and increasing public acceptance of their basic rights, including record-high support for...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 05, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo; Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Energy...

Biden rebuffs GOP infrastructure offer, citing broader goals

Jun. 05, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has dismissed a fresh Republican infrastructure proposal that offered modestly more spending but fell short of “his objectives to grow the economy,” the White House said. His reaction Friday cast further doubt on the two...

Biden rebuffs GOP infrastructure offer, citing broader goals

Jun. 04, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday dismissed a fresh Republican infrastructure proposal that offered modestly more spending but fell short of “his objectives to grow the economy,” the White House said. His reaction cast further doubt on the two...

Biden offers tax deal to Republicans in infrastructure talks

Jun. 03, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

President Joe Biden is trying to break a logjam with Republicans on how to pay for infrastructure improvements, proposing a 15% minimum tax on corporations and the possibility of revenues from increased IRS enforcement as a possible compromise. The offer was made...

Buttigieg visits closed Interstate 40 bridge in Tennessee

Jun. 03, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to Tennessee on Thursday to learn how the closure of the Interstate 40 bridge connecting that state and Arkansas has affected freight movement since it was shut down more than three weeks ago when a...

FAA safety official retires; was criticized over Boeing jet

Jun. 02, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that its top safety official will retire at the end of June. Ali Bahrami had come under sharp criticism from lawmakers and relatives of passengers who died in the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets, who accused him of being too cozy with...

Biden, GOP senator to meet as infrastructure deadline looms

Jun. 01, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadline looming, President Joe Biden is set to meet Wednesday with the top Senate Republican negotiator on infrastructure as the administration signals time is running out to strike a bipartisan deal on the White House's big investment proposal and top legislative...

White House gives GOP 1 week to reach deal on infrastructure

May. 30, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Sunday time is running short for a bipartisan deal on infrastructure, indicating that President Joe Biden will look to act without Republican support if there is no consensus when Congress returns from its Memorial Day break. ...