Sen. Joe Manchin III threw cold water Thursday on President Biden’s hopes for a quick restart to talks on the administration’s failed $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act.
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President Biden on Friday touted his administration’s spending on infrastructure projects in Pittsburgh just hours after 10 people were injured in a bridge collapse in the city.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk ripped into President Biden, saying he is “treating the American public like fools” after the president met with the heads of rivals General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co.
Verizon and AT&T announced Tuesday that they will postpone their rollout of 5G near some airports after the airline industry warned of ‘catastrophic disruptions’ to flights if telecoms move forward with a full-scale rollout of the service on Wednesday.
Airline industry heavyweights are warning of chaos if Verizon and AT&T proceed with a full-scale rollout of 5G on Wednesday.
President Biden on Friday announced that his administration will distribute $27 billion to repair or replace 15,000 bridges across the country.
Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more quarterly loss before travel perks up in spring and summer.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell on Tuesday disputed President Biden’s claim that supply-chain problems have eased, telling Congress that persistent bottlenecks are responsible for record-high inflation that could prompt the central bank to raise interest rates more than planned.
A top White House official on Wednesday said supply chain disruptions could continue into 2022 because the omicron variant could impact the supply networks both overseas and in the U.S.
Hundreds of people were trapped on an icy stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia this week, but after Andrew Peters of Richmond finally made it home, he was hit with a giant Uber bill.
A winter storm that started as rain — meaning roads couldn’t be pretreated — followed by an unusually heavy snowfall and plunging temperatures resulted in the stranding of hundreds of motorists along a stretch of one of the nation’s biggest interstate highways, Virginia officials said, as they defended their response to the gridlock.
Senate Democrats returned to Washington on Tuesday with their domestic agenda in shambles and searching for a way to save face.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan activated the National Guard and Metro announced service reductions and new workforce rules on Tuesday to address an increase in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.
President Biden on Tuesday hailed the decisions by AT&T and Verizon to postpone their planned rollouts of 5G information networks near airports over fears of widespread disruption to air travel and shipping.
Transportation officials said Interstate 95 had been mostly cleared early Tuesday evening of the hundreds of stranded motorists stuck in their vehicles, many of them overnight, after icy conditions led to crashes involving tractor-trailers that closed the highway in both directions near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Airlines have canceled more than 15,000 flights since Christmas Eve as industry chaos persisted through the weekend, with 2,700 flights canceled Sunday on top of 2,700 flights that were scrapped on New Year’s Day.
Verizon and AT&T have rejected a request by the U.S. government to delay the rollout of next-generation wireless technology.
Tesla delivered a record 936,000 vehicles last year, up 87% from its 2020 delivery count, the company said.
Sen. Ben Cardin said Sunday that Democrats are focused on hammering out a revised version of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill that can muster enough support to pass through Congress.
President Biden’s failure to enact his signature Build Back Better Act is casting a pall over liberal activists and Democratic leaders across the country who worry that the blown opportunity will burn them in midterm elections next year.
Democrats from the White House to Congress are refusing to accept that President Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Better Act is dead for the foreseeable future.
The collapse of Democrats’ social welfare bill at the hands of Sen. Joe Manchin III has renewed the call by some liberals for abolishing the Senate’s constitutional design of two votes per state and replacing it with something more like the House, where more populous states have greater influence.
Thousands of new cars are piling up at manufacturers’ lots, the price of electric toothbrushes has surged, coffee machines have disappeared from store shelves, and Apple has drastically cut its iPhone production.
Sen. Joe Manchin III accused senior members of President Biden’s White House staff of trying to intimidate him into supporting the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, as he unloaded on the administration and his fellow Democrats on Monday.
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer told Democratic senators Monday he will not give up on President Biden’s social welfare bill and will schedule votes in the new year so Sen. Joe Manchin III or other objectors must go on record in opposition.
Sen. Joe Manchin III upended President Biden’s domestic agenda on Sunday by signaling his opposition to the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, effectively killing the measure outright.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, warned her party that it needs to step up on passing liberal priorities to be successful in the 2022 midterms.
Democrats are beginning to wonder if President Biden’s $1.75 trillion social welfare legislation is worth the effort, especially after a lone holdout has watered down the bill and delayed its passage until next year.
President Biden will be victorious in getting his social welfare bill across the finish line, the White House said Friday despite signs the massive legislation will stumble into the new year without final passage.
Key Biden administration officials are expected Thursday to announce a plan to breathe new life into the beleaguered U.S. trucking industry as the White House expands its effort to mend America’s supply chain.
Senate Democrats, frustrated with a lack of progress on President Biden’s mammoth social welfare and climate bill, are talking about blowing up the filibuster rules again to force through a partisan overhaul of the country’s election laws.
The chiefs of United and American airlines told lawmakers Wednesday that the federal mask mandate doesn’t give passengers much extra protection from COVID-19 on flights, while the head of a flight attendants union called for a crackdown on airport alcohol sales to curb a spate of unruly travelers who often object to wearing masks.
The top executives of three airlines will tell Congress on Wednesday how the carriers spent $54 billion in COVID-19 government aid, and why they are still grappling with thousands of canceled flights, staffing shortages and frustrated customers who can’t get refunds.
Sen. Joe Manchin III doubled down on criticism of President Biden’s mammoth social welfare bill Monday for relying on budgetary gimmicks, raising fresh doubts about Senate Democrats’ plan to vote on the bill this week.
Amtrak’s president admitted to Congress on Thursday that its travelers will face service cuts and delays this winter as a consequence of President Biden’s national COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
President Biden’s $2 trillion social-spending package comes loaded with generous incentives for electric vehicles. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk still isn’t a fan.
A public relations blitz aimed at energizing the American public about President Biden’s big infrastructure win has fallen on deaf ears with voters tuning out recycled speeches and low-wattage events.
Consumers angry with soaring gas prices are placing stickers on gas pumps with an image of President Biden saying “I did that!” as he points to the total price paid by the driver.
President Biden’s alliance with labor unions was on display on Wednesday with a proposal favoring union shops in his push for electric vehicles, snubbing Tesla and other non-union plants while promoting his infrastructure programs and offering extra federal subsidies only for cars assembled at union factories.