In honor of Earth Day, we’re taking a look at America’s majestic and fragile forests. President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order today to protect these critical natural spaces.
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More U.S. military aid will soon be in the hands of Ukrainian forces. President Joe Biden announced a second $800 million aid package today. The shipment comes as Ukraine braces for a major Russian assault in the eastern Donbas region. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin calls his troops’ siege of Mariupol “a success.”
A bill expected to reach President Joe Biden’s desk later this year could bring about new rules involving 401(k) programs.
Biden announced the aid after a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to coordinate the delivery of the assistance, which he said included artillery systems, artillery rounds, and armored personnel carriers, as well as helicopters.
Although the total price tag of the package was not finalized as of Tuesday night, it will reportedly be worth around $700 million.
Biden’s administration is intensifying efforts to lower prices at the pump that have spiked during Russia’s war with Ukraine.
President Joe Biden announces new changes for so-called “ghost guns,” which have helped fuel the rise in gun violence across the nation. Some law enforcement groups saying “ghost guns” can easily be bought and assembled by minors and those who aren’t authorized to have a firearm. Now the administration is cracking down on the privately-made, untraceable weapons.
President Joe Biden is nominating an Obama-era U.S. attorney to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He’s also unveiling a formal rule to rein in ghost guns, which are privately made firearms without serial numbers that are increasingly cropping up at crime scene.
Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson had to endure a long road of grueling hearings to get to this point, a road that was filled with partisan attacks on her record. Friday, President Joe Biden delivering remarks at the White House to mark this major moment in American history.
Daily COVID-19 cases are ticking up in the U.S. once again, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.