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Biden says parts of US are ‘backsliding into the days of Jim Crow’

Biden says parts of US are ‘backsliding into the days of Jim Crow’

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that parts of the United States are “backsliding into the days of Jim Crow” by passing laws he says are reminiscent of when Black Americans had to pay poll taxes and pass other tests before casting their vote. “The cry for justice 400 years in the making is ringing out…MORE

Biden administration moves to reverse Trump-era abortion referral rule

Biden administration moves to reverse Trump-era abortion referral rule

The Biden administration said Wednesday it will replace a Trump-era rule barring certain federally funded health care providers from referring patients for abortions, a step long demanded by abortion rights groups. The Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the proposed regulation to reverse the Trump administration’s rule blocking providers in the Title X family…MORE

Texas GOP Rep. Kevin Brady announces retirement

Texas GOP Rep. Kevin Brady announces retirement

Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, a long-serving lawmaker and top Republican on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, announced on Wednesday he is retiring at the end of his term. “I have an announcement I can’t think of a better place to make it than right here at the chamber I led many years ago. ……MORE

Senate pushes bill to combat surge of anti-Asian hate crimes

Senate pushes bill to combat surge of anti-Asian hate crimes

The Senate is pushing to advance a bill Wednesday that would address the surge of hate crimes against Asian Americans. The bill, which would assign a Justice Department official to expedite reviews of potential Covid-19-related hate crimes and establish an online database, initially received pushback from some Senate Republicans as an ineffective, messaging vote. But…MORE

Treasury sets up office to oversee implementation of recovery programs

Treasury sets up office to oversee implementation of recovery programs

The Treasury Department is establishing an Office of Recovery Programs to lead the agency’s implementation of economic relief measures from three massive congressional coronavirus relief bills. The office, which will be led by Jacob Leibenluft, will mainly focus on establishing and administering the Treasury programs to support an equitable and swift recovery from the pandemic.…MORE

Biden admin intends to move forward with $23B UAE weapons sales

Biden admin intends to move forward with $23B UAE weapons sales

The Biden administration intends to move forward with $23 billion in proposed arms sales to the United Arab Emirates even as it continues its review of pending weapons transfers, a State Department spokesperson told CNN Wednesday. The Trump administration last year pushed forward the controversial sale, which includes F-35 aircraft and armed drones, despite bipartisan…MORE

Schumer praises Biden’s ‘careful and thought-out plan’ for Afghanistan

Schumer praises Biden’s ‘careful and thought-out plan’ for Afghanistan

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday praised President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, calling it a “careful and thought-out plan.” “The President doesn’t want endless wars. I don’t want endless wars. And neither do the American people. And it’s refreshing to have a thought-out plan with a set timetable instead…MORE