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White House pushes Infrastructure plan

April 12, 2021
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are expected to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Monday, as the White House tries to gain support for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal. The plan would invest in roads, bridges, water pipes, airports, broadband and the electrical grid, and would pay for those investments by raising the corporate tax rate to 28%.
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Biden White House puts its police oversight commission on ice

April 12, 2021
Laura Barrón-López | POLITICO
The White House is putting the creation of a national police oversight commission on hold, nixing a campaign pledge made by President Joe Biden to establish one within his first 100 days.
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Facing GOP opposition, Biden seeks to redefine bipartisanship

April 12, 2021
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
To hear President Biden and his team tell it, a successful bipartisan bill need not attract a single Republican vote.
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Debate rages as Republicans push new voting restrictions

April 7, 2021
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
Republicans in dozens of states are pushing new, restrictive voting laws, putting corporations under pressure to respond. Nancy Cordes takes a look.
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Biden administration speeds up vaccination timeline, infrastructure plan may follow suit

April 7, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins | PBS NewsHour
President Joe Biden once again changed his vaccination goals Tuesday, shortening the timeline for all American adults to be eligible to get a vaccine. And, a Senate rule change may allow him to move forward on infrastructure without Republican support. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins are here to share the latest in Washington.
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Biden to push back on criticism that infrastructure bill goes too far

April 7, 2021
Shannon Pettypiece | NBC News
President Joe Biden is expected to push back Wednesday against criticism that his $2 trillion infrastructure plan goes too far beyond funding traditional infrastructure and would cost jobs by raising taxes on corporations.
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Biden Economist Plans To Tackle Economic Disparities Caused By COVID-19

April 6, 2021
Ayesha Rascoe | NPR
The economic fallout from COVID-19 hit communities of color hard. One official leading the federal response is Labor Department Chief Economist Janelle Jones, the first Black woman in that post.
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California officials scramble to keep mass vaccination sites open

April 6, 2021
Josh Lederman | NBC News
Two mass vaccination centers in California will cease operations next week as FEMA says it will not extend the vaccine supply to the sites. NBC News’ Josh Lederman breaks down what state and local officials are doing to keep the sites open and how hard-hit communities will be affected.
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2 Dem senators balk at Biden's new spending plan

April 6, 2021
| POLITICO
Joe Manchin wants his party's leaders and President Joe Biden to make significant changes to their sweeping new tax-and-spend legislation — and he’s got other Democratic senators with him.
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