Author: Alex Gangitano

Biden applauds Senate advancing gun safety bill

President Biden on Thursday applauded the Senate for advancing gun safety legislation while acknowledging that Congress for too long has failed to make progress on gun violence. “When I made the heartbreaking visit to families in Newtown nearly ten years ago, I promised them then that we would take action to help keep our kids safe…

Vote on Biden ATF pick nears as gun reform talks yield fruit

The Senate is poised to confirm President Biden’s pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), a big moment for the White House after it had to pull its last nominee before the latest string of deadly mass shootings. Confirming Steve Dettelbach would be a victory for Biden, who has promised…

Biden says recession ‘not inevitable’

President Biden on Thursday said that a recession is not inevitable in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates at the quickest pace in nearly 30 years. “First of all, it’s not inevitable,” Biden told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview. “Secondly, we’re in a stronger position than any nation in the…

Biden aides ‘tapped out’ as White House faces staff shake up

The White House has faced a slew of departures recently, with several top officials announcing at once they are moving on after 18 months in the administration during a time when President Biden’s job approval rating continues to sink amid consistently poor marks politically. While 18 months in is typical for staff turnover in the…

White House refuses to say when Biden last tested for COVID-19

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre clashed with reporters on Thursday over her refusal to reveal the last time President Biden was tested for COVID-19. Jean-Pierre would only say that the president tests weekly for the virus. In an apparent reversal of previous protocol, she refused to say what day of the week the president…

Top explosives group endorses Dettelbach to head ATF

The Institute of Makers of Explosives endorsed Steve Dettelbach to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in a letter exclusively obtained by The Hill. The institute argued Dettelbach’s experience in the private and public sectors “would make him a fair and effective Director” in a letter on Wednesday to…

Harris: Over 250K parents have access to Medicaid postpartum coverage for a full year

Vice President Harris on Thursday announced that 253,000 parents have gained access to 12 months of postpartum coverage through Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) extensions during the Biden administration. Coverage of 12 months will expand to parents in Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico and Washington, D.C., which will include 15,000 people annually, due to…

Biden bashes Florida, Texas bills targeting LGBT youth

President Biden on Wednesday bashed Florida and Texas for state laws that target LGBT youth, calling them discriminatory at a celebration of Pride Month at the White House. “I don’t have to tell you about the ultra-MAGA agenda attacking families and our freedoms,” he said, noting that “300 discriminatory bills” where introduced in conservative states….