The Senate has already confirmed Director of National Intelligence Avril HainesAvril HainesOn The Money: Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury secretary | Biden says he's open to tighter income limits for stimulus checks | Administration will look to expedite getting Tubman on bill Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury secretary Hawaii GOP official resigns over now-deleted tweet defending QAnon supporters MORE and Defense Secretary Lloyd AustinLloyd AustinOn The Money: Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury secretary | Biden says he's open to tighter income limits for stimulus checks | Administration will look to expedite getting Tubman on bill Overnight Defense: Biden lifts Trump's transgender military ban | Democrats, advocates celebrate end of ban | 5,000 guardsmen staying in DC through mid-March Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury secretary MORE, and the body is expected to confirm Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenBiden's 'buy-in' to Middle … [Read more...] about Senate committee advances Biden’s DHS pick despite Republican pushback
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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – AUG. 31: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Mill 19 on Aug. 31, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Biden criticized President Trump’s response to protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about With $466 Million On Hand, Joe Biden Launches Ads Hoping To Flip Iowa And Georgia
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) reportedly set up the Sunday call between sixteen senators and Biden administration officials, which included Biden’s coronavirus coordinator, Jeff Zients, and director of the White House National Economic Council, Brian Deese. The conversation, which centered around the president’s coronavirus relief proposal, which he outlined this month, spanned over an hour as lawmakers reached a “consensus” that vaccine distribution should remain a priority. However, lawmakers also expressed concern that the proposal offers too much aid to higher-income earners. … [Read more...] about Bipartisan Group of 16 Senators Concerned with Biden’s Coronavirus Relief Plan: ‘This Isn’t Monopoly Money’
Foreign Policy: Building Upon Trump's Strategy Meanwhile, Biden's mammoth domestic tasks appear to leave not much bandwidth for Washington's foreign adventures. Nevertheless, the new administration needs to focus on restoration of America's relations with its traditional allies, says Gal Luft, citing reports about the president's upcoming visit to the UK. Before attending the G7 Summit in Cornwall in June, the new Oval Office occupant is expected to hold talks with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. … [Read more...] about Fresh Start or Picking Up Reins: Will Biden’s First 100 Days Really Change US Political Trajectory?
Yet much of this is uncharted territory — it is truly a once-in-a-generation situation. Yellen will have to mine all her experience and call in many favors with politicians from both parties to push cooperation and find bipartisan support. Her goal will surely be not just keeping the US out of recession but putting it on the path to recovery. … [Read more...] about Who is US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen?