Author: Alex Gangitano

Biden administration announces over $368M for rail infrastructure improvements

The Biden administration on Thursday announced over $368 million in grants to improve rail infrastructure in states including Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Kansas, Florida and Michigan. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who will announce the new round of grants from Michigan on Thursday, said these funds for train improvements will create jobs, strengthen supply chains as…

White House cancels $5.8B in student loans for former Corinthian College students

The Biden administration is planning to discharge all outstanding federal student loans borrowed by former Corinthian Colleges students, providing $5.8 billion in loan cancellations to 560,000 borrowers. The group loan discharge applies to all former students who attended any campus owned or operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc. since it was founded in 1995 through its…

Biden meets with Powell, urges respect for Fed

President Biden met with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell at the White House on Tuesday and urged respect for the Federal Reserve Board amid high inflation. “My plan is to address inflation, starts with a simple proposition: respect the Fed, respect the Fed’s independence, which I have done and will continue to do,” Biden said…

Biden lays out plan to fight inflation

President Biden laid out a three-part plan on Tuesday for combating high inflation, which has been a major strain on his job approval rating. “We now have a chance to build on a historic recovery with an economy that works for working families. The most important thing we can do now to transition from rapid…

Biden leans into labor amid midterm fears over workers

President Biden has leaned into his support for organized labor, ramping up his engagements with organizers as Democrats worry they could lose more blue collar workers to the GOP in the midterms. Biden, who pledged to be the most pro-union president in U.S. history, hosted union organizers from Amazon and Starbucks at the White House…

Biden calls on cities to bulk up police forces

President Biden on Friday called on mayors and local leaders to use funds from the American Rescue Plan to bulk up police forces and safety programs ahead of the summer months. “It’s up to the cities, the towns, and the counties to spend the money and spend it now,” Biden said at an even with…

White House goes on defense on baby formula shortage

The White House was on the defense on Friday over its reaction to the shortage in baby formula, emphasizing that it quickly took action on the issue. “We have not waited to take action,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters when asked why steps weren’t taken until the situation was in the limelight. …