Veterans’ health care coverage expanded by Biden administration
Five changes to expand veterans’ benefits will include the VA speeding up coverage for burn pit exposure that was part of a bipartisan law passed last year.
White House, Sen. Casey urge Congress to pass emergency anti-opioid funding
The Biden administration last month asked Congress to provide billions in additional spending on domestic issues, including $1.55 billion for State Opioid Response grants that would go towards providing treatment, harm reduction and recovery for opioid addiction.
Biden launches ‘Investing in Rural America’ push with Cabinet officials
The programs are funded by a combination of dollars earmarked under 2022’s Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and American Rescue Plan of 2021, laws that Biden points to as milestones of his administration.
Ukraine and Israel aid must be bound together, two Cabinet secretaries tell U.S. Senate
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken both testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee that there would be long-lasting implications for U.S. national security if Congress doesn’t approve more than $105 billion in proposed funding.
Greater Philadelphia got EDA Tech Hubs designation for precision medicine. Here’s what comes next
The EDA Tech Hubs program is an effort from the federal government to support development, manufacturing and commercialization of technology across the United States.
Israel, Ukraine, global aid and border funding would hit $106 billion under Biden request
The funding request includes $92.2 billion for national security, including $61.4 billion for Ukraine and $14.3 billion for Israel, and $13.6 billion for border security, including money to hire more U.S. Border Patrol agents and inspection machines meant to detect fentanyl.
U.S. House panel explores impact of immigration, crime on national parks
Representatives and witnesses frequently referenced migrant camps at Floyd Bennett Field in New York City.
‘So many ways hydrogen can go wrong’: Hub announcements viewed with caution
The Friday announcement that seven projects had been selected to receive $7 billion in seed money to kickstart the production of clean hydrogen across the country was billed by President Joe Biden’s administration as a major step toward slashing carbon emissions, creating thousands of domestic jobs and positioning the U.S. as a clean energy leader. […]
Biden’s go-ahead for added border wall draws criticism from Democrats in Congress
WASHINGTON — U.S. congressional Democrats are frustrated with the White House’s decision to allow for the construction of additional border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Walls don’t work. It’s that simple,” Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal of Washington state wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “If we really want to take steps to solve the […]
Biden administration to send $7 billion for clean hydrogen hubs in 16 states
The Biden administration is directing $7 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure law to build seven regional hydrogen power hubs in 16 states, the White House announced Friday. The projects, each of which is a cluster of assets that produce and process hydrogen fuel as an alternative to fossil fuels, will benefit the climate, the economy […]
With violence raging in Israel, U.S. citizens to be flown out on charters
As the death toll in Israel rises, the Biden administration will provide charter flights to help U.S. citizens leave the country and continued Thursday to pledge unconditional support for the Middle East ally in the aftermath of an attack by the militant group Hamas. The number of Americans killed in Hamas’ attack that began Saturday […]
Biden administration working to recover U.S. hostages held by Hamas
U.S. officials are working to recover American hostages from the Middle East and provide aid to Israel as violence continues in the region following last weekend’s attack by Hamas, administration and congressional leaders said Wednesday. Speaking to Jewish community leaders at the White House late Wednesday afternoon, President Joe Biden said the administration was working […]