The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Those eligible include people who have turned down job offers because they believed the employers weren't providing sufficient protection from the coronavirus.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Addressing the National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Biden touted his progress on getting 500 million COVID vaccine shots into arms since he took office. And he urged the governors for bipartisan help moving forward.
By Associated Press
Biden said keeping out immigrant labor was hurting the U.S. economy, not protecting it. The order was blocking tens of thousands of people, including the relatives of U.S. permanent residents, immigrant employees and visa lottery winners.
By Julie Watson, Associated Press
By Darlene Superville, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
As part of the ceremony, four front-line workers — a pair of emergency medical technicians, a school counselor and a grocery store worker — received vaccine doses on live television.
By Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus beginning next month as part of his efforts to ensure “equity” in the government’s response to the pandemic.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
Biden proposed the 100-day pause on deportations during his campaign as part of a larger review of immigration enforcement and an attempt to reverse the priorities of former President Donald Trump.
By Associated Press
President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to review U.S. supply chains for large-capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals and critical minerals.
By Aamer Madhani, Rob Gillies, Associated Press
In pre-pandemic times, such a meeting would have been held with fanfare. But with Biden and Trudeau stressing caution to their citizens, both leaders are foregoing the typical pomp and holding their talks by video conference.
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