Articles by Teaganne Finn Mar 30, 2022

Ukraine to receive additional $500 million in aid from U.S., Biden announces
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday that the U.S. will send an additional $500 million in aid to the Ukrainian people. Biden and Zelenskyy held a call on Wednesday in which the funds were discussed, according to a White House readout of the call . . .

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Biden signs bill named after Emmett Till making lynching a hate crime
Teaganne Finn

55, the "Emmett Till Antilynching Act" during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, March 29, 2022. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act on Tuesday, making lynching a federal hate crime after more than a century of failed efforts in Congress to pass similar . . .

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Biden's 2023 budget to target billionaires, boost military funds
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's fiscal 2023 budget proposal increases additional military spending as Russia's invasion of Ukraine rages on, and seeks tighter gun regulation and a new tax provision targeting billionaires. The budge proposal includes $6.9 billion for the European Deterrence Initia . . .

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Democrats clarify Biden's Putin remark as Republicans knock his 'mistake'
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — A day after President Joe Biden's nine-word comment about his Russian counterpart, which some said sounded like a call for regime change, Democrats took to Sunday programs to clarify the fiery line while Republicans walked a tightrope of panning both it and Vladimir Putin. "We've been t . . .

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Biden to propose new minimum tax on wealthiest households in 2023 budget
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is set to propose a new minimum tax targeting the wealthiest American households in its fiscal year 2023 budget, according to a White House fact sheet. The Billionaire Minimum Income Tax plan, expected to be released Monday, would impose a 20 percent minimum tax . . .

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Jan. 6 panel will reveal new information on the attack, Cheney says
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol will reveal new details and may make new recommendations on legislation and criminal penalties for officials who failed to carry out their duties, said Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. "Our first priority is to make recom . . .

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Senate vote makes Shalanda Young first Black woman to lead White House budget office
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Shalanda Young as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, making her the first Black woman to hold the position. Her confirmation, in a bipartisan 61-36 vote, comes after a year serving as acting budget director. Young became acti . . .

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Senate expected to pass resolution that would undo transit mask rule extension
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is expected to pass a resolution Tuesday afternoon that would undo the extended federal regulation requiring face masks on planes, trains, subways and other modes of public transportation, according to a Senate leadership aide and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. The measure woul . . .

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Senate votes to make Daylight Saving Time permanent
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent in the U.S. starting in 2023. The bill, called The Sunshine Protection Act, was passed by unanimous consent, meaning no senators opposed it. States are not required to follow daylight saving time — Ha . . .

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Manchin won't support Biden Fed nominee Sarah Bloom Raskin
Teaganne Finn

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., said Monday that he is "unable" to support President Joe Biden's nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin for the Federal Reserve Board. Manchin is not a member of the Senate Banking Committee considering the Federal Reserve nominees, but he is a key vote in the even . . .

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