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Biden says he plans to seek reelection in 2024, faces questions on filibuster, immigration, Afghanistan

The president answers questions from the media as his fledging administration grapples with mass shootings, an influx of migrants at the border and an ongoing battle with the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Mar 25, 2021

Harris to be point person for Biden administration in stemming flow of migrants at the border

On Capitol Hill, the Senate is poised to confirm Rachel Levine as assistant secretary of health, making her the first openly transgender, Senate-confirmed federal official in U.S. history.
  • Mar 24, 2021

White House promises AAPI liaison after ultimatum from Sens. Duckworth, Hirono

The decision came after Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) vowed to vote no on Biden’s “non-diversity” Cabinet nominees until the White House addressed their concerns about lack of Asian American and Pacific Islander representation.
  • Mar 24, 2021

Biden marks anniversary of Affordable Care Act with extension of enrollment period to August

In Washington, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on reducing gun violence in the wake of the latest mass shooting in the United States.
  • Mar 23, 2021

White House dispatches national security aides to Mexico, Guatemala in response to border surge

Vice President Harris is traveling to Florida on Monday, and Biden will head to Ohio on Tuesday to highlight provisions of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan.
  • Mar 22, 2021

Biden highlights impact of relief package on small businesses at Pennsylvania stop

The president's trip is part of a "Help is Here" tour intended to sell Americans on aspects of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package signed into law last week.
  • Mar 16, 2021

Biden touts ‘shots in arms and money in pockets’ that coronavirus relief package will provide

The president and other key White House officials are hitting the road this week to promote the $1.9 trillion relief package passed last week by Congress.
  • Mar 15, 2021

Biden, Democrats celebrate passage of coronavirus relief package

President Biden is preparing to launch a cross-country tour to sell Americans on all that's included in the sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law.
  • Mar 12, 2021

Biden vows 'America is coming back’ after year of collective suffering due to pandemic

The president delivered a prime-time speech from the White House tonight marking one year since covid shut down much of the United States.
  • Mar 11, 2021

Biden hails House passage of coronavirus relief package, says bill will give working class a ‘fighting chance’

The Senate is moving forward Wednesday on several Biden Cabinet nominees. It has confirmed Marcia Fudge as housing secretary and is expected to vote later in the day to confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general.
  • Mar 10, 2021