Joe Biden

Government, Business

Biden Promotes Infrastructure Plan Amid GOP Opposition

Joe Biden President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure in Pittsburgh on March 31. (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Joe Biden and his team are galvanizing public support for their multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposal as Congress prepares to debate both the plan and the administration’s budget request for federal agencies.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Economic Plan to Focus First on Infrastructure This Week

Road construction Contractors work on a portion of Highway 101 under construction in Petaluma, Calif., on March 22. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the first part of his multitrillion-dollar economic recovery package this week, focusing on rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure, followed by a separate plan later in April addressing child and health care.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
March 29, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Infrastructure Plan Coming March 31, Biden Says

President Joe Biden holds his first press conference President Joe Biden holds his first press conference March 25. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa via Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden said he will unveil his long-term economic rejuvenation plan March 31, promising a new “paradigm” for the middle class and a major ramp-up in investment and infrastructure spending that will strengthen the U.S. position against China.

Justin Sink and Nancy Cook | Bloomberg News
March 25, 2021
Government

Broad Economic Plan Featuring Infrastructure Could Cost $3 Trillion

President Biden speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House President Biden speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House March 21. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca via Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is considering as much as $3 trillion worth of measures to include in a long-term economic program for infrastructure and other initiatives, according to three people familiar with the deliberations.

March 22, 2021
Government, Business

White House Hasn’t Ruled Out Democrat-Only Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the White House on March 8. (Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg News) President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the White House on March 8. (Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg News)

White House Senior Adviser Cedric Richmond left open the possibility that the Biden administration could seek passage of an infrastructure plan with only Democratic votes after the president drew criticism for a $1.9 trillion virus relief package that’s poised to pass along partisan lines.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Orders USDOT to Review Supply Chain

Joe Biden President Joe Biden pauses after signing an executive order relating to U.S. supply chains on Feb. 24 (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Transportation to conduct a review of the nation’s supply chain in the wake of challenges that arose during the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Senate Confirms EV Proponent Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appears before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appears before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a nomination hearing on Jan. 27. (Grame Jennings/Pool via AP)

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Feb. 25 to be President Joe Biden’s energy secretary. The vote was 64-35.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
February 25, 2021
Government, Business

Biden to Order Review of Supply Chains

Biden Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg News

President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to review U.S. supply chains for large-capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors that power cars, phones, military equipment and other goods.

Josh Boak and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 24, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Gives Small Firms Exclusive Two-Week Access to PPP

A pedestrian passes closed stores in San Francisco. A pedestrian passes closed stores in San Francisco. (Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden said his administration is seeking to help small businesses by giving them exclusive access to the Paycheck Protection Program for two weeks, and he called on lawmakers to pass his $1.9 trillion stimulus plan to provide additional assistance.

February 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Biden Team Pledges Aggressive Steps to Address Chip Shortage

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on Feb. 5. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News) President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on Feb. 5. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is working to address the global semiconductor shortage that has caused auto manufacturers and other U.S. industries to halt production, a White House official said.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2021

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