Community leaders join Republicans in demanding accountability for how COVID relief money is being used

Community leaders join Republicans in demanding accountability for how COVID relief money is being used

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Millions in COVID-19 relief dollars have been given out by cities and towns. The money is for helping the most vulnerable, but a group of community leaders and Republican lawmakers say they’re disturbed by the alleged misuse of COVID relief funds in West Haven, and what they say is a lack … Read more

Pritzker’s power over federal relief money questioned by Republicans

Pritzker's power over federal relief money questioned by Republicans

With the state in line to receive $8.1 billion from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, Democrats said they wanted to spend the money judiciously and avoid creating programs that would continue to demand funding after the one-time federal cash influx was gone. They said this year’s plan for the relief money called for $1 … Read more

Biden to address state of US economy as inflation hits 31-year high – live – The Guardian

Biden to address state of US economy as inflation hits 31-year high – live The GuardianFed’s Powell Will Aim To Win A High-Stakes Bet In 2nd Term HuffPost’Continuity’ means both Biden and Powell own inflation response Yahoo FinanceBiden Signs Up for Powell’s Inflation The Wall Street JournalOpinion | Biden’s renomination of Jay Powell as fed … Read more

House passes Biden’s $1.75tn Build Back Better plan after months of negotiations – live | US news

The House of Representatives is in session and the members are wrapping up debate and some other business before intending to vote on the Build Back Better Act, the flagship piece of legislation of Joe Biden’s presidency so far. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on her feet now, promising a brief speech, to weary giggles … Read more

Biden battles political headwinds as he hits the road to sell his agenda – live | US news

The timing of this process was not linked to the Biden-Xi virtual meeting Monday evening, which was billed as a way for the two leaders to demonstrate their ability to manage complex U.S.-China relations in an era of rising tensions. Various reports this week have said that Xi Jinping intended to bring up the Olympics … Read more

Jill Biden to kick off campaign to encourage US child vaccination – live | US news

12.18pm EST 12:18 Martin Pengelly Donald Trump once described Mitch McConnell as his “ace in the hole” and wrote, in a foreword to the Senate Republican leader’s autobiography, that he “couldn’t have asked for a better partner” in Washington. Mitch McConnell. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Except, according to Trump, he didn’t. Speaking to the Washington … Read more

These 6 House Democrats voted against the infrastructure bill. These 13 Republicans voted for it.

These 6 House Democrats voted against the infrastructure bill. These 13 Republicans voted for it.

But while Democratic leaders managed to unify House progressives and moderates to hold a vote on the Senate-passed bill, not all members of the party ultimately supported it.RELATED: Here’s what’s in the bipartisan infrastructure bill A number of progressives — who have consistently called for both the infrastructure and the separate economic package, known as … Read more

Virginia and New Jersey governor races: Republicans lead in tight contests

Virginia and New Jersey governor races: Republicans lead in tight contests

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who trails Republican Glenn Youngkin, faced significant headwinds at a time when President Joe Biden’s approval ratings have been sliding and progressive and moderate Democrats have struggled over the size and scope of their agenda in Washington.As the night wore on Tuesday, it was clear that Youngkin — a skillful candidate … Read more