Published: Sep 09, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration announced a goal Thursday of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050, setting forth a plan to dramatically boost production of fuels made from waste or plants to drive down the environmental cost of flying.
Published: Sep 05, 2021
WASHINGTON - A major decision for President Biden when it comes to the economy is whether to reappoint Jerome Powell to a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve Board. But that choice is increasingly fanning political flames and could depend on who else the White House assembles to round out the Fed roster.
Published: Sep 02, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration is preparing to screen and resettle tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees in the United States over the coming weeks and months, but the majority will arrive without visas as "humanitarian parolees," lacking a path to legal U.S. residency and the benefits and services offered to traditional refugees, according to U.S. officials and worried aid groups working closely with the government.
Published: Sep 01, 2021
The Biden administration on Tuesday began planning for the next phase of the U.S. relationship with Afghanistan, as the State Department scrambled to stand up a remote diplomatic mission and continue working to help those stranded under Taliban rule.
Published: Aug 20, 2021
Afghanistans economy faces calamity in the aftermath of the Taliban capture of Kabul, with the United States freezing the countrys financial reserves, residents unable to withdraw their money from bank accounts and billions of dollars of international aid put on hold.
Published: Aug 15, 2021
WASHINGTON - By the middle of the week, as cities across Afghanistan were falling like dominoes to the Taliban and U.S. diplomats appeared increasingly at risk, President Joe Bidens plan for an orderly end to the United States longest war was quickly falling apart.
Published: Jul 15, 2021
The Biden administration will begin flights later this month to evacuate interpreters and others who assisted the American war effort in Afghanistan, and it may house some Afghan nationals on military bases in the United States while their visa applications are processed, officials said Wednesday.
Published: Jun 28, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration mounted an aggressive push reshaping national housing policy in a span of 48 hours this past week, replacing a key regulator and pushing a flurry of other changes to try to address growing concerns within and outside the White House about a housing crisis for millions of renters and vulnerable Americans.
Published: Jun 24, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration banned the import of solar panels and other goods made with materials produced by a Chinese company that it accused of using forced laborers from Chinas Xinjiang region, a move likely to complicate the U.S. push toward clean energy.
Published: May 27, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration called for new protections under the Endangered Species Act for an iconic bird of the Great Plains on Wednesday, a move with major consequences for the oil and gas industry.
Published: May 23, 2021
The Biden administration will grant a form of provisional residency known as temporary protected status to tens of thousands of Haitian migrants living in the United States without legal status, the Department of Homeland Security announced Saturday, citing worsening conditions in the Caribbean nation.