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Biden proposal would let conservationists lease public land much as drillers and ranchers do
"The Biden administration is proposing that conservationists be allowed to lease public land. Tracy stone Manning, the head of the U.S. bureau of land management, says the administration proposal would make conservation and equal priority, conservation groups or others would be allowed to buy leases to restore government land just as oil companies by leases to drill or ranchers lease range land for grazing. It's happened before on a limited basis, but there has been no dedicated program for it. The idea is stirring debate over the best use of millions of acres of taxpayer owned property in the west, some Republican lawmakers attacked the idea as a backdoor way to shut out mining energy and agricultural interests. Senator John barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, attacked the proposed rule as making non
The Spectator: GOP Senators Preparing for McConnell Retirement
"This actually a deliberative body of the best and the brightest? In America or is it a taxpayer funded high dollar nursing home? And I asked that because you've got Mitch McConnell, who is still out, by the way, and it's not looking good for old Mitch, and we're going to get to that in just a moment, but now you have dianne Feinstein. You've got a couple of Democrats now on the record saying that she needs to go. Because she is not capable. She's been out with shingles, and then you've got senator feder neck out of Adam, Pennsylvania. So the spectator is now reporting that Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell may not be coming back. He suffered a fall at the official, the official reason was he tripped and fell, but I can tell you now based I have a source on this, my source tells me that there is no way McConnell is going to be able to come back. It was that serious of a fall. He has been in some sort of a rehab center for people who have suffered significant issues, strokes, for example. And according to the spectator, a spectator rather multiple sources confirm senator John barrasso of North Dakota, John cornyn of Texas and John thune of South Dakota, actively reaching out to fellow Republican senators to get ready for a leadership vote. That vote would happen when McConnell retires from his duties as leader. And by the way, a you folks in Kentucky he may end up having to retire from the U.S. Senate.
"john barrasso" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"If he has his budget, lay it down, tell me what you want to do. I'll show you what I want to do. See what we can grant or we don't agree on. Let's see what we vote on. Now, Republicans have been against tax cuts and say they want to reduce the deficit by slashing spending. The president earlier in a statement wishing GOP Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell a speedy recovery after he fell last night. His office saying that senator Mitch McConnell is being treated for a concussion and is expected to remain in the hospital for treatment and observation. This after the 81 year old fell Wednesday evening at a Washington hotel, a spokesperson said he tripped during a dinner, senator John barrasso, who's a physician saying leader McConnell is alert and talking. Dave packer, ABC News. The CEO of Norfolk, southern apologized again, this time to lawmakers as he testified about the toxic train derailment in east palestin, Ohio, frustrated residents, though, also on hand, say they're concerned about their health, Jamie cosa, outside the hearing, says the evacuation zone should be reinstated. How would you feel taking your child into a home that you knew wasn't safe and watching your child be sick and not being able to get that child out of that home? Because you don't have the money to. The EPA region director testified air and water tests show both are safe and state and federal agencies have set up outreach in the community, including health assessments and testing inside homes. You're listening to ABC News. News radio 1000 FM 97 7, stay connected, stay informed. Good afternoon, 1202 44° in downtown Seattle overcast skies. I'm Jeff pojo. Here's what we're following. An arraignment set for one 30 this afternoon for former Seattle supersonic star Sean Kemp. As northwest news radio's John lobert ini reports, he's charged in connection with a drive by shooting. Video show Sean Kemp in the parking lot of the Tacoma mall. He's arguing with a man in another car, but no shots are fired. The other man drives off and minutes later, so does the 53 year old Kemp, the former sonic's basketball star reportedly tracked his cell phone to the mall that another items had been stolen from his car the day before. 9-1-1 calls started flooding dispatchers about 2 o'clock, shots fired, Tacoma police say two men in separate cars were involved in an altercation, one of them firing shots at the other car. But Kemp reportedly told police he was shot at first and only fired back to defend himself. Campu played 8 seasons in Seattle, was held in the pierce county jail overnight on a felony drive by shooting charge. He'll be arraigned at one 30 and pierce county superior court. John libertini, northwest news radio. Now our John lobert team ran into Sean Kemp last October when the NBA returned to Seattle for a preseason game that Kim played 8 of his 14 seasons here in the emerald city, known as The Rain man in his playing days. Kent was excited about the possibility of an NBA expansion team and maybe an All-Star Game here in Seattle. There's got to
"john barrasso" Discussed on WTOP
"Handling of high altitude objects and its response to China. WTO peace Mitchell Miller has more today on the hill. Wyoming Republican senator John barrasso believes The White House isn't taking a tough enough stand against Beijing. China is going to continue to test us to our national security, our energy security, our supply chain, and Joe Biden is playing right into their hands. But Maryland democratic senator Chris van hollen says the administration has been taking steps to prevent China from getting sensitive equipment that could help its military. They also took measures recently to work with some of our key allies to prevent the export to China of manufacturing equipment for a high end chips. A wide ranging classified briefing will be held on China later today. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO news. Fear of contaminated air lingers in east palestin, Ohio, after a train derailment created a toxic plume of smoke. The plume of thick black smoke over east palestin, Ohio, is gone. The product of a controlled burn of toxic chemicals to avoid an explosion after a major train derailment earlier this month, but evacuated residents now returning home have lingering questions. Melissa Henry can bring that up during a town hall today with local leaders and representatives from the rail operator, Norfolk Southern. Anxiety, so much anxiety, like am I doing it right? Are we cleaning enough? On February 3rd, about 50 cars derailed near the Ohio Pennsylvania line. The mangled mess leaked highly combustible chemicals like vinyl chloride linked to raising risks of some cancers. That is CBS reporter Jared hill. Coming up on WTO? Two abortion rights opponents are suing the national archives. Now there's a possible agreement between both sides in the case. I'm Mike Murillo. It's 8 43
"john barrasso" Discussed on WTOP
"The Biden administration over its handling of high altitude objects and its response to China. Mitchell Miller is on Capitol Hill. Wyoming Republican senator John barrasso believes The White House isn't taking a tough enough stand against Beijing. China is going to continue to test us, test our national security, our energy security, our supply chain, and Joe Biden is playing right into their hands. But Maryland democratic senator Chris van hollen says the administration has been taking steps to prevent China from getting sensitive equipment that could help its military. They also took measures recently to work with some of our key allies to prevent the export to China of manufacturing equipment for a high end ships. A wide ranging classified briefing will be held on China later today. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO news. We're also now learning of a high in the sky incident involving Russian planes. The U.S. scrambled fighter jets to counter four Russian aircraft that approached but did not enter U.S. and Canadian airspace on Monday. The Russian aircraft near Alaska included bombers and fighters to F-16s intercepted them meaning they closely approached the planes to urge them to leave, nor ad says incidents like this happen about a half dozen times a year and that the aircraft did not pose a threat. Along the eastern shore of Maryland on land in dorchester county that was once part of the plantation on which American abolitionist Harriet Tubman was born, archeologists have made an important find on private property, chief archeologist and chief of culture resources at the Maryland Department of Transportation, doctor Julia, and her team spotted with ground penetrating radar. At 20 foot by 40 foot building footprint. So we almost had an X marks a spot to start with. Then there were the artifacts broken teacups and animal bones. They told the story of. Stability of even authority. But yet we have this artifact assemblage that speaks of someone who's impoverished. The building a home in the items are believed to have belonged to an enslaved overseer on the plantation, and they'll tell historians more about life on the land when Harriet Tubman and her father lived there. The artifacts will be on display at the Harriet Tubman underground railroad visitors center in dorchester county, Mike Morello, WTO P news. Coming up more from our exclusive interview with Virginia's attorney general over the sexual assault at loudoun county schools. It's 6 43. WTO P sat down with Lisa Brown Alexander, president and CEO of nonprofit HR to talk about nonprofit talent management in 2023. Acquisition will continue to be a priority. Think about your employer brand and how you show up as an employer,
"john barrasso" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The pharma business in BioTech business. It just seems like if you can't develop the therapeutic, the drug, you just go out and buy it. Why not? All right, let's head down to Washington D.C. world and national news with midnight. People are now reported dead, including a 5 year old girl in a new wave of Israeli air strikes into the Gaza Strip. This is according to the Palestinian health ministry. The Islamic Jihad militant group says one of its Gaza commanders is among those killed, Israel says it is targeting the group in response to an imminent threat following the arrest this week of a senior militant in the occupied West Bank. China is cutting off military and climate talks with the U.S. and sanctioning House speaker Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family following her visit to Taiwan this week. Taiwan says nearly 50 Chinese warplanes cross the midline of the Taiwan strait today a day after Beijing test fired nearly a dozen missiles, some of which flew over the island. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, China has chosen. To overreact and use speaker Pelosi's visit as a pretext to increase provocative military activity in and around the Taiwan strait. Secretary of State blinken spoke from Cambodia and The White House has summoned the Chinese ambassador. Senate Democrats are waiting for their parliamentarian to decide whether they can pass their tax and energy spending bill without Republican votes, Republicans aren't waiting to sound off on the inflation reduction act. Here's Wyoming's John barrasso. You would have wages are going up a little. They're falling further and further behind the families of America are. Each month, as Joe Biden has been president because costs have gone up so high. The Democrats are going to make it worse if they're able to pass this reckless tax and spending bill. Republican John barrasso. Pennsylvania Democrat John fetterman plans to return to the campaign trail next Friday nearly three months after suffering a stroke, fetterman is facing Republican mehmet Oz in a race that could determine control of the Senate. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries. This is Bloomberg. We've all spent more time with family lately. It can feel like old times, but your mind is on the future too. And what you can do to shape it. At sandy spring bank, we work with clients to help them grow and
1st Time Since 1958, Biden Will Not Offer New Offshore Oil Leases
"Representative chuck fleischmann Republican Tennessee The Biden administration by the way did not give an explanation after it missed its own deadline to plan future oil and gas leases Interior secretary Deb haaland vowed during a Senate hearing on May 19th to issue a legally mandated program Outlining proposed offshore lease sales Legally mandated Over the next 5 years On Wednesday interior department spokesperson Melissa Schwartz confirmed the agency was quote on track To issue the plan yesterday Thursday But today Schwartz declined to comment on the delay in response to a Fox News digital inquiry The White House did not respond to requests for comment An announcement was slated to take place yesterday but was pushed back for an unknown reason Curious secretary Deb haaland is in charge of that building and charge of all these lands President Biden is hell bent on choking off American oil and natural gas production Senate energy and natural resources committee ranking member John barrasso of Wyoming said now he's fad to fail to follow the law and prepare a final 5 year leasing plan by yesterday's deadline That means the federal government will not offer any new offshore oil and gas lease sales This year This will be the first year since 1958 64 years ago This has happened
"john barrasso" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Up with is yet another gimmick, another band aid. Is that word again? And something they know is dead on arrival up here in Congress. Which apparently everyone agrees with, I look, things could change, I guess, senator John barrasso had a bit more poetry to spend. Joe Biden, the president of painfully high prices is throwing another desperate Hail Mary pass. It's the so called gas tax holiday. The holiday the American people need is a holiday from Joe Biden's terrible energy policies. My God, Jeannie, did he just make it worse? The president was supposed to give people something good to talk about. He was. And this again is the fear. And I think this is what we've seen with the Biden presidency. He hasn't been able to show the American public who he is in part because the constituency he ran on was trying to stitch together these progressives and these moderates, and I don't think he's gotten to express who he really is. And again, if he's committed to renewables, if he's committed to a long-term solution, it may not immediately bring down gas prices, but at least it would be an authentic version if that is what it is of who he is and who the administration is. This is a losing proposition that, you know, my question has been why take the time in the days to think about this, he comes on board and says this today by my count we have no more congressmen or women supporting it than we did certainly not Manchin. And by the way, no more states saying they would go along with it at this point other than the 19. And if you don't get the states, the consumers don't feel what's really supposed to be felt here. So I'm not sure why they took the time if they didn't bring people along today he dumps this and we don't see more support for it in Congress or the states. The strike you is just a strange decision, a Rick or is the point just to get the sound cut on the air. President has given you a wants at least a gas tax holiday as opposed to spending time whipping votes, trying to get a coalition together here. Sure, you could make the argument that he's just trying to put Congress on the defense, right? Oh, I wanted to give you those gas tax holiday, but the problem is half of those are his guys. I mean, half of those are Democrats. And what are they going to say about this? I mean, you heard Joe Manchin is just a gimmick. This is a joke. It's not going to happen, then on arrival. I mean, but he's putting his own party who's on the ballot. He's not on the ballot in 6 months. His party is, and his party's got to go and explain why this administration is doing much to alleviate their pain at the pump. And so I really think it's a mistake. I mean, he also got caught today in a sort of an effort to try and pick on the oil industry again. The CEO of Chevron sent a letter out saying, hey, quit picking on his skin. You realize how sensitive they are. It's all these permits to drill. You should be drilling. It's not helpful in this conversation to keep bringing up things that actually aren't going to make any difference. Judy, we started this hour talking about Jay Powell today, his testimony. You had a recession to all of this, which might actually be the only way they can get rid of the inflation problem right now. And boy, I don't know what kind of a final chapter we can right here to make it more depressing, but does President Biden need to start preparing people for that or is that just not the job of the commander in chief? He has to talk up the economy when in public. Yeah, yeah, I guess he could just rely on Powell to do it for him as he did today. And you know, speaking of, you know, not much of a affinity between the two. To my mind, when Paul was asked if inflation was high, you know, in terms of the war, if this Putin price hike has any realistic, if there's any truth to that, he basically sold Joe Biden down the river saying, nope, no truth to that, I either. So bad news
"john barrasso" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Now with the latest news from New York City and around the world here's Michael Barr Lisa John caley a Boeing 7 37 800 plane operated by China eastern airlines crash today in southwestern China There were 132 people on board 123 passengers and 9 crew in the plane went down in a mountainous area Bloomberg's old Davies out of Hong Kong was asked about the airline safety record Yeah I'm trying to recent decades a good safety record It's very proud of its record in flying China eastern like I said one of the main state run carriers hadn't had a crash since 2004 fatal currents anywhere in the last phase of crash in China was 12 years ago in 2010 So it's had a good record of aviation safety in China Bloomberg's will Davies China eastern set of ground all of its Boeing 7 37 800 jets Ukraine's prosecutor general says a Russian shell struck a chemical plant outside the city of sumi today causing a leak in a 50 ton tank of ammonia that took hours to contain Meanwhile Russia's military spokesman claimed the leak was a planned provocation by Ukrainian forces to falsely accuse Russia of a chemical attack The Russian official also said an overnight cruise missile struck the Ukrainian military training center in the region in Ukraine The confirmation hearings for President Biden's first Supreme Court nominee are scheduled to get underway today Judge kanti Brown Jackson is the first black woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court Republican senator John barrasso We're going to have a fair process and a respectful process unlike what the Democrats did to justice Kavanaugh Republican senator Josh hawley last week tried to discredit Jackson in a barrage of tweets saying that she was soft on crime democratic senator dick Durbin says in Holly's claims have been fact checked and discredited saying only and his base are far from being centrist This part of a fringe within the Republican Party This was the man who was fist bumping the murderous mob that descended on the capitol Senator Durbin live in the Bloomberg interactive broker studios This is global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake Powered by more than 2700 journalists.
"john barrasso" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On Wall Street and let's bring in Michael Barr again with more on what else is going on in New York and around the world John thank you very much sir The confirmation hearings for President Biden's first Supreme Court nominee are scheduled to get underway today Judge katon G Brown Jackson is the first black woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court Republican senator John barrasso We're going to have a fair process and a respectful process unlike what the Democrats did to justice Kavanaugh Republican senator Josh hawley last week tried to discredit Jackson in a barrage of tweets saying she was soft on crime Democratic senator dick Durbin says that Holly's claims have been fact checked and discredited saying Holly's base is far from centrist This part of a fringe within the Republican Party This was the man who was fist bumping the murderous mob that descended on the capitol Senators Durbin and barrasso spoke on ABC's this week which can be heard Sundays on Bloomberg We're learning that justice clarence Thomas was hospitalized with flu like symptoms and treated with intravenous antibiotics for an infection The Supreme Court said the 73 year old justice's symptoms have eased and he is resting comfortably Even with COVID cases down U.S. health officials said that they are expecting more cases with the new BA two variant though a large surge is unlikely Doctor Anthony Fauci says while the BA two symptoms are not typically severe it is even more contagious than its omicron predecessor It's about 50 to 60% or so more transmissible which means ultimately over time it might take over as the dominant variant There have been more than 79 million cases of COVID in the U.S. alone and more than 971,000 deaths The U.S. Marine Corps has identified the four marines who died when their Osprey aircraft crashed Friday night in a Norwegian town in the Arctic circle during a NATO exercise all four were out of Marine Corps air station new river North Carolina the cause of the crash remains under investigation Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries I'm Michael Barr This is Bloomberg John Michael thank you some breaking news crossing the Bloomberg right now Berkshire Hathaway buying Allegheny for $848 and two cents a share A deal worth $11.6 billion New York based Allegheny operates in the property and casualty reinsurance and insurance business It is now 5 36 on.
"john barrasso" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Worldwide team of editors and columnists I'm your host June grosso This week did President Biden over promise on COVID-19 I think that was one thing he probably should have emphasized is that we need to keep doing research on COVID and try to understand what the risk factors are how to prevent it how to treat it Also on the show is Ford miscalculating in the race to produce electric vehicles If you had a separate kind of forward electric stock it might trade on some fantastic multiple raise a lot of money and do its own thing What Ford has chosen to do instead is to split the two companies but not spin them off So effectively it's like an internal reorganization Plus we'll consumer spending finally start to slow amid various economic pressures Everyone was worried about their Christmas presents arriving in time for stores for the holiday It was all about the supply chain Now what we see is really this shift to a much broader concern about inflation and it's really the inflation that's hitting customers But first the Republican Party has rejected much of what Joe Biden has done since he assumed the presidency in 2021 And Republicans continue to campaign against a president struggling with his approval rating Republican John barrasso is one of many senators from across the aisle blaming the president for high gas prices For a full year Joe Biden has done everything he can possibly do to undermine American energy security and the use of American energy But Bloomberg opinion columnist Jonathan Bernstein argues that opposing the incumbent party could present unhealthy risks and could lead Republicans down a road toward forming weak policy ideas Is it sort of a knee jerk reaction that the party out of power opposes most of the moves of the party in power Well it definitely is And to some extent it's a healthy reaction Of course they're going to they're going to oppose just because they ideologically or for whatever reasons happen to have different positions but they also tend to just when something comes up where they don't have previously agreed upon positions They'll tend to take the opposite of whatever the president says And that can be very healthy because it gives us democratic alternatives And it gives the out party incentives to draft and come up with alternate solutions and sometimes the president will look about the in party We'll look at our and say oh well we better that seems like it might be popular Let's grab some of that before we give him popular So there's something at the basic level it's not bad When it becomes automatic whatever the president says we just oppose it We don't develop policy We just oppose the president That can be a problem But you can sort of see where they're coming from because if they approve of the president's policies will that make the president more popular and more likely to be reelected There's political science findings that if the out party approves of things the president does that will tend to help the president But what it mainly does is it might make the policy more popular if both parties approve of a policy the American people almost certainly will approve of it But over the long haul that kind of sort of immediate reaction to say Russian invasion of Ukraine or something like that That's going to wash out and what really is going to matter for presidential reelection or the midterms Are you going to be things like the economy and overall success policy outcomes rather than what various people say about it After all whatever the out party does they're going to disagree with the president a fair amount of time Again just because they believe in different things That's why there are different parties So does the war in Ukraine show what happens when the out party just goes out to criticize the in party Yeah you know Republicans right now are having some difficulties Because the extreme and they wound up sort of becoming Putin fans part of that had to do with Donald Trump's weird Donald Trump But some of them when Biden was concerned when Biden was sort of talking up the possibility of an invasion Republican officials were a lot of Republicans saying no it's never going to happen because they automatically were just disagreeing with the president And that can make them look bad now And the thing about politicians is they don't like looking foolish Even if it doesn't matter to them electorally they don't like going on TV and having somebody play back a clip of what they said two months ago that's the opposite of what they're saying now And that really counts for something They don't like to do that I was going to say because it seems like the electorate you know the people who vote are sort of immune to it because how many times have we seen politicians from both sides with one opinion and then they play the clips from a year ago or even less than a year ago with a totally different opinion and it doesn't seem to make a difference You know on the margin it might but of course especially these days we have strong partisan polarization in the electorate which means that most people are voting for their party And they're not going to care if somebody from their party did something silly Or did something foolish So it may not have an immediate electoral effect But that doesn't mean that parties don't dislike doing it in party politicians In terms of individual politicians they don't like doing it So the thing is to walk a fine line between the two Exactly It's totally fine to criticize the president It's totally fine to have a bias towards criticizing the president if you're a Republican now with Biden and office But do it sensibly Don't do it automatically no matter what because it could come back to bite you Thanks Jonathan That's Jonathan Bernstein columnist for Bloomberg opinion Coming up on Bloomberg opinion President Biden made big promises in his State of the Union address related to COVID-19 but how realistic are they That's up next I'm June.
"john barrasso" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"President Biden over promise on COVID-19 I think that was one thing he probably should have emphasized is that we need to keep doing research on COVID and try to understand what the risk factors are how to prevent it how to treat it Also on the show is Ford miscalculating in the race to produce electric vehicles If you had a separate kind of forward electric stock it might trade on some fantastic multiple raise a lot of money and do its own thing What Ford has chosen to do instead is to split the two companies but not spin them off So effectively it's like an internal reorganization Plus we'll consume spending finally start to slow amid various economic pressures Everyone was worried about their Christmas presents arriving in time for stores for the holiday It was all about the supply chain Now what we see is really this shift to a much broader concern about inflation It's really the inflation that's hitting customers But first the Republican Party has rejected much of what Joe Biden has done since he assumed the presidency in 2021 And Republicans continue to campaign against a president struggling with his approval rating Republican John barrasso is one of many senators from across the aisle blaming the president for high gas prices For a full year Joe Biden has done everything he can possibly do to undermine American energy security and the use of American energy But Bloomberg opinion columnist Jonathan Bernstein argues that opposing the incumbent party could present unhealthy risks and could lead Republicans down a road toward forming weak policy ideas Is it sort of a knee jerk reaction that the party out of power opposes most of the moves of the party in power Well it definitely is And to some extent it's a healthy reaction Of course they're going to they're going to oppose just because they ideologically or for whatever reasons happen to have different positions but they also tend to just when something comes up where they don't have previously agreed upon positions They'll tend to take the opposite of whatever the president says And that can be very healthy because it gives us democratic alternatives And it gives the out party incentives to draft and come up with alternate solutions and sometimes the president will look about the end party We'll look at him and say oh well we better that seems like it might be popular Let's grab some of that before we get on popular So there's something at the basic level it's not bad When it becomes automatic whatever the president says we just oppose it We don't develop policy We just oppose the president That can be a problem But you can sort of see where they're coming from because if they approve of the president's policies will that make the president more popular and more likely to be reelected There's political science findings that if the out party approves of things the president does that will tend to help the president But what it mainly does is it might make the policy more popular If both parties approve of a policy the American people almost certainly will approve of it But over the long haul that kind of sort of immediate reaction to say Russian invasion of Ukraine or something like that That's going to wash out and what really is going to matter for presidential reelection or the midterms Are you going to be things like the economy and overall success policy outcomes rather than what various people say about it After all whatever the out party does they're going to disagree with the president a fair amount of time Again just because they believe in different things That's why there are different parties So does the war in Ukraine show what happens when the out party just goes out to criticize the in party Yes you know Republicans right now are having some difficulties Because at the extreme end they wound up sort of becoming Putin fans part of that had to do with Donald Trump's weird Donald Trump But some of them when Biden was concerned when Biden was sort of talking up the possibility of an invasion Republicans were a lot of Republicans saying oh no it's never going to happen because they automatically were just disagreeing with the president And that can make them look bad now And the thing about politicians is they don't like looking foolish Even if it doesn't matter to them electorally they don't like going on TV and having somebody play back a clip of what they said two months ago that's the opposite of what they're saying now And that really counts for something They don't like to do that I was going to say because it seems like the electorate you know the people who vote are sort of immune to it because how many times have we seen politicians from both sides with one opinion and then they play the clips from a year ago or even less than a year ago with a totally different opinion and it doesn't seem to make a difference You know on the margin it might but of course especially these days we have strong partisan polarization in the electorate which means that most people are voting for their party And they're not going to care if somebody from their party did something silly Or did something foolish So it may not have an immediate electoral effect But that doesn't mean that parties don't dislike doing it And party politicians think in terms of individual politicians they don't like doing it So the thing is to walk a fine line between the two Exactly You know it's totally fine to criticize the president It's totally fine to have a bias towards criticizing the president if you're a Republican now with Biden and office But do a sensibly Don't do it automatically no matter what because it could come back to bite you Thanks Jonathan That's Jonathan Bernstein columnist for Bloomberg opinion Coming up on Bloomberg opinion President Biden made big promises in his State of the Union address related to COVID-19 but how realistic are they That's up.
Senators Urge Biden to Add More H-2B Seasonal Worker Visas
"17 Republicans just signed a letter to Joe Biden. I'm reading from breitbart dot com demanding saying we need more foreign workers. So there are 12 million Americans out of work, there's 35 to 40 million members of my generation that are underemployed. Let me say that again. They are underemployed. So you're not even looking at unemployment. Let's talk about underemployment. Now, what is underemployment? Well, it's someone that went to Wichita state university, and they got a degree in Central American migratory bird studies. And they're working as a barista or they're working as some sort of social media manager, but they are clearly underemployed. But don't worry, Senate Republicans are on the job. Senate Republicans believe that while Biden is trying to bring more people into the country, they want to help them do that. Senators asked Biden to speed up the process, so employers could get more foreign workers into blue collar American jobs. So while we have inflation and while things are more expensive, they want to bring in more foreign workers so that you could depress wages. So prices are going up, so let's try to get our own carpenters and plumbers disenfranchised from ever being able to have meaningful work. Why are they doing this? Well, the 17 Republicans who signed the letter, and I respect some of these people, and I philosophically see where Rand Paul is coming from on this. I totally disagree with him. He's more libertarian when it comes to immigration. I am not. But some of these other people, Kevin Kramer, Mike rounds Lindsey Graham, James rish, Lisa Murkowski, Roy blunt, Cynthia lummis, John cornyn, Mike crapo, John thune, Susan Collins pat toomey, roger wicker, Jerry Moran, Rand Paul, who I'm going to exempt Rand Paul because he's been so amazing on Fauci and honestly, he's a friend of mine, and he's just been awesome on many other things. John barrasso and Tim Scott, but they sign it alongside 17 Democrats. And it says, quote, The White House and congressional Democrats, that's a separate quote. This is from RJ hauman from the federation for American immigration reform, saying quote, Republicans say they're great on the illegal front due to the border crisis, but why not also oppose programs that a rife with abuse displace American workers and depressed wages, of course they do.
Biden's Bill Will Empower the IRS to Track Your Every Transaction
"One One of the core aspects of this bill Biden and the Democrats are pushing Is to massively increase the power of the Internal Revenue Service Now for people who don't pay taxes and are on the doll that's not a big deal But for people who do it is a big deal Because it's intended to again Bully threaten intimidate law abiding American citizens who are actually pay the freight in this country While people on the dog get to watch and laugh John barrasso at a press conference today cut 6 go The Republican Party is not going to allow the IRS to spy on your banking accounts On this single topic alone I've gotten more emails and calls in the last three weeks than I have on any other item over the last of the times I've been in the United States Now what is he talking about Well we've talked about now for weeks and I've done it on television as well And that is this Biden is proposing that any Movement of money that is $600 or more can be monitored by the Internal Revenue Service They can try and figure out what it's for Whether it's coming into your account or going out of your account and not just your account it could be PayPal or Venmo or whatever it is That the Internal Revenue Service would be empowered to trace that And to monitor that
"john barrasso" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"Take on the social norms and abnormalities is the daughter of the maven family. That'd be media may have been who was called by some people so connell. The media maven his co. publisher bay windows the south new. She's a contributor current on nbc. L. accent of course so called good to talk to you good day. Good day how are you guys doing. Great great great so too big. Mayoral debase the primaries. The fourteenth i believe is coming up in just still cold the preliminary election the pulmonary election. Thank you for days. And i saw you Doing the analysis of the first debate. There'd been to this week so station absolutely. Yep that's right so would make them. I will first of all. I was just so excited. This is like christmas and hanukkah easter and the fourth of july. For me. I love this. I love elections. I love it when there's an actual heated battle for something. So i couldn't be happier and just as sort of business note. It was so thrilling to have people in our big building over at nbc to have it like acting and feeling like a newsroom so it was so invigorating to have all the candidates there You know it's. I am so thrilled that we have such a high level of competency. In these candidates. I think each and every one of them is A spectacular and bringing great stuff to the table and bringing ideas and i was a little disappointed during our debate that they stayed all above the belt and went high and didn't personally attack each other because it would have been a lot more exciting for details. Nbc the whatever was debate last night. I the candidates were so cautious. And i understand if you're michelle woohoo. According to all polls has a ten twelve point lead over the three people virtually tied for second place. Which is saba george campbell and whom i leaving out. Who's the third campbell. Asaba george j but if you're one of those three figure you know get off your john actually. Here's an example. This is where john barrasso obviously is trailing in the polls and needs to do it. Here's one of the few confrontational moments from the nec end. Debate soon as baros responding question about whether acting mayor janey has done enough on police reform. Here's i'm going to let you. You're raising four kids in the city. Do you feel that mayor. James is working I'm not sure what. Johnny plan is the plan. She doesn't have a plan. Check her website out. I we've asked for plan..
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"A sentence or so how much ground of students lost the past year and a half. You know, it's hard to know, because students are pretty resilient and they are, you know, and they've learned lots and lots of different ways. So we need to give teachers the freedom to actually teach and assess and we need to have this other resources. That will help us Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers. Thanks so much. Thank you. Senate Republicans are pressuring President Biden to withdraw his nominee to be the country's next U. S. Public lands, chief Democrats. Tracy Stone, Manning is Montana's former top environmental regulator. Her confirmation is expected to go before a Senate committee for an initial vote this week. Here's NPR's Kirk Siegler. The president's nominee to lead the federal Bureau of Land Management. Tracy Stone, Manning has a reputation here in the West as a moderate and bipartisan deal maker on contentious public lands battles. Republicans today, though, are focused on a narrow slice of her past in the 19 eighties as a grad student in Missoula at the height of the so called timber wars over rampant clearcut logging. Back then Stone Manning sent a letter on behalf of Earth first warning the government that trees at a planned federal timber sale had been sabotaged. Putting loggers lives in danger. Here's Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan, speaking on the Senate floor tree spiking These were the kind of tactics the Tracy Stone Manning. Once conspired him. Does that disturb you? America? Wyoming Republican John Barrasso, who's on the committee that is expected to initially vote on her nomination, says she collaborated with eco terrorists. It is my belief that she is clearly disqualified to be the director of the Bureau of Land Management, which manages almost 65 million. Acres of federal forests, but stone Manning later testified against the tree spikers in federal court, saying she sent the letter because she didn't want anyone to get hurt. She's not currently giving interviews, but her supporters are rallying on her behalf, saying these GOP objections came up long before in Montana and were put to rest. Montana Senator Jon Tester, who stone Manning once worked for also sits on the committee. And I think the crap and I mean it is crap that they're standing around on her is just character assassination, Democrats are accusing Republicans of false equivalence, they mostly sat silent over President Trump's Bureau nominee who once sympathized with ranchers leading armed standoffs against federal agents. William Perry. Pendley had also called for selling off US public lands. But look, I mean, you can take a look at some of the Nam's went through for President Trump. They're not after competency there just after to rip people apart Stone. Manning's nomination is expected to squeak through the Senate. One unknown, though, remains committee member Joe Manchin, who.
"john barrasso" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"70% is one of them. Seattle is the first major city to reach 70% of residents, ages, 12 and up that are fully vaccinated. Here's the mayor. Reaching this milestone was critical for our city to start the process of reopening and recovery and the other number 500 million. That's how many doses of the Pfizer vaccine the U. S. Is donating to lower income nations. Here's White House press secretary Jan sake. It's a huge announcement, and we're in this position because we've had so much success at home. Vaccinating Americans. We vaccinated a greater percentage of people in the United States than any other country in the world. So we're here because of that, and on the first full day of his first international tourist President Joe Biden is meeting with his British counterpart of the G seven summit. In Cornwall in southern Britain. The Atlantic Charter of 1941 set out America and Britain's goals for the world after World War 2 80 years on Joe Biden and Boris Johnson want to reinvent the charter. The world may not be at war these days, but rising China and Russia pose new challenges to trade and democracy. Both leaders believe must be faced by a united International community. Vicki Barker, CBS NEWS London And another significant number 376,000. That's the number of first time unemployment claims in the weekly jobs report. Sixth straight weekly decline. Here's Bankrate economist Mark Hamrick. Continuing claims slipped just below 3.5 million, which is a far cry and much improved from 19 year ago. Still highly elevated the number of individuals on some form of jobless benefit at 15.3 million. However, there's new evidence that inflation is a growing problem. CBS business analyst Dill Schlessinger says consumer prices saw the biggest 12 month spike since 2000 and eight. There is some concern that although the Federal Reserve believes that these price increases are temporary That they could persist. Most economists that I'm speaking to say we really need more data to understand what the pace of inflation is going to look like over the next 12 months. Stock market's reaction to this Dow is up 76 right now and the NASDAQ up 18 after use of protests and arrests and worries about the impact on the environment, the Keystone Pipeline project. Is no more President Biden revoked the pipelines U. S construction permit on his first day in office. That was after former President Trump revived the long delayed project that would have delivered some 35 million gallons of crude oil per day to the U. S from Canada, the Biden administration cited with environmentalists who hailed the cancellation. As a landmark moment in the effort to curb the use of fossil fuels largely blamed for global warming. Native American groups also protested the pipeline concerned about the impact it would have on tribal lands. Republicans and some moderate Democrats opposed Mr Biden's decision, The top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee, John Barrasso of Wyoming, says. By killing the project, President Biden has killed thousands of good paying American jobs. The White House has said it is focused on creating new green jobs. Now the pipeline was first announced back in 2008 and major construction delays caused the price tag just soared to about $9 billion. Now, officials from 23 States have filed lawsuits to try to reverse President Biden's decision and resume the work at this point. It's not clear what will happen since the sponsor pulled its plans. CBS is we, Jiujiang It is eight past eight o'clock. U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, testifying before the Senate defended the Justice Department's decision this week to continue to represent former President Trump. In a defamation lawsuit brought by magazine writer E. Jean Carroll. In a book, Carol accused the former president of raping her in a department store dressing room in the 19 nineties. Trump denied the allegation called Carol a liar. And she filed defamation suit against him. The Trump era Justice department intervened in the suit, and the Biden Justice Department signaled it will continue that policy. Democratic progressives are livid about this. But Attorney General Garland says that's the law. Sometimes it means that we have to make a decision about the law. That we would never have made and that we strongly disagree with as a matter of policy. It is that, like cases be treated alike. There not be one rule for Democrats and another for Republicans that there not be one rule for friends and another for photos. I have to keep reminding myself. This is the guy Mitch McConnell did not want on the Supreme Court Java, the Justice Department in making decisions of law. Is not to back any administration previous or present. Our job is to represent the American people. And our job. In doing so is to ensure adherence to the rule of law. Also, an internal governmental investigation has determined that the decision to forcibly clear racial justice protesters from an area in front of the White House last summer Was not influenced by then President Trump's plan to stage a Bible photo op at that spot with the report here is CBS News congressional correspondent Kris Van Cleave, who was there at the time? The former president, Mr Trump is praising the.
"john barrasso" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"I'm John Trout. It's Wednesday, June 9th 2021 coming up on America in the morning. Infrastructure talks appeared to be crumbling, but all is not lost. We're right in the middle of the sausage making right now I'm Linda Kenyan in Washington, the Colonial pipelines chief is defending its decision to authorize the pain into hackers. It was the hardest decision I've made. Soccer Megane Washington Congress passes a bipartisan bill aimed at keeping the U. S competitive in the world of technology. I'm Clayton Neville Stops are coming off a flattish day on Wall Street. Shares of Wendy's Sword I'm Jessica Edinburgh. U. S trade deficit drops by 8% it April after reaching a record high in March, my camp in Washington I'm Jim Bohannon Want to buy a house coming up? All ahead on America in the morning. It's seven past infrastructure will have to take another route after talks collapsed between President Biden and key Senate Republican correspondent Linda Kenyon covers Washington. The negotiations ongoing with the White House on infrastructure of hit a significant roadblock. Republican Senator John Barrasso, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill after President Biden cut off prolonged infrastructure negotiations with the GOP group led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito. The West Virginia senator who serves as the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee was disappointed, she told Fox News. Her plan offered the best path forward toward a bipartisan deal. I just feel like we missed.
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"I'm Dave Anthony Fox News. Vice President Harris has returned from a trip to Mexico and Guatemala if you want to fix a problem You have to go. To where the problem exists. Trying to address the root causes of why people leave in this ongoing surge of migrants to the U. S. The vice president shrugged off Republican criticism. She hasn't visited the border. Iowa representative Ashley Hinson tweeting VP Kamala Harris said that we've been to the borders spoiler alert. She hasn't the VP would rather meet with foreign leaders, then with Border Patrol agents who are dealing with these issues on American soil foxes Lauren Blanchard later today, President Biden will leave the country. Headed to London where foxes Simon No one is live a day. The president says he wants to use his first overseas trip to demonstrate how democracies can meet challenges and deter threats. First up is a G seven summit with allies in Cornwall, England. He then heads to NATO in Belgium early next week before wrapping up the trip in Switzerland, taking a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dave Simon before leaving the president put an end to attempts to find an infrastructure compromise with a Republican senator. Foxes Jared Halpern, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capital says in a phone call with President Biden, he ended infrastructure negotiations, a result. The Republican who was leading GOP talks called disappointing. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the president Did speak with members of a bipartisan group of 20 lawmakers. That's an effort Wyoming Republican John Barrasso. Doubts will succeed..
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"A Cumulus Station news now. W E Mail news at 5 30. I'm Maria Leaf President Biden meeting this week with several lawmakers from both parties. On his proposed infrastructure plan. Congressional negotiators have not settled on a final price tag or how to pay for an infrastructure agreement. But there is one red line, Wyoming Republican John Barrasso says, and that is the tax cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. We will not be touching that period. President Biden is proposing an increase in the corporate tax rate in Senate Majority Leader truck, Schumer says. While legislation will have a bipartisan process, he will not make the mistake of previous Senate talk. The negotiations went on forever. Then the Republicans didn't join, and we couldn't get much else done. Top Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate are scheduled to meet with President Biden tomorrow on Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, Fox News and Randall County is pushing residents with septic tanks to join the 21st century and help save the Bay. We have some 40,000 properties in the county that are on Septic Systems County executive Stuart Pittman. Some of them work, Okay, Some of them don't work well at all. So the county's now offering a new program to subsidize homeowners as an incentive to get them to switch from septic, a sewer. Even septic systems that are in good shape can leak pollutants not just into the bay, but in the well. Water is well all would would do better if they were on the county system. John Matthews on W. M A. L N W A l dot com Children are getting more enterprising during the pandemic kids, they're upping their earnings during the Outbreak, according to a recent study of Ford 14 Year Olds called the kid's allowance report. Children are doing more chores around the house and selling their used items online. The average amount of tours completed per week increased by 236% between January through March of 2000 and 20 and the same period this year, and kids are being rewarded for their efforts with the average allow its increasing from $7.26 to $9 in 35 cents. Their entrepreneurial spirit appears to be paying off with kids saving 48% of their earnings, which is a higher number than most adults. Hillary Barsky Fox News Well, if you're planning on traveling over the Memorial Day weekend, expect lots of company, the Triple A's saying today more than 37 million Americans are planning to travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend. And if that forecast is correct It'll be a 60% increase over last year on Wall Street Tonight, the Del finished the.
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"That's the message from national security Advisor Jake Sullivan on ABC s this week. We're prepared to engage in diplomacy towards that ultimate objective. But work on practical measures that can help us make progress along the way towards that goal. He was asked about North Korea after a senior foreign minister from the country, said President Biden made a blunder. When describing North Korea's nuclear program is a threat, The minister warned the U. S would soon face a grave situation. White House also says the president ready to compromise on a deal for infrastructure. He wants one that's more than $2 trillion. Senator John Barrasso of West Virginia Republicans said. This is a staggering amount of spending like someone The new credit card and these air for things that we don't necessarily need. We certainly can't afford, but they're going to delight the liberal left of the party. 64% of Americans say they're optimistic about the direction of the country. That's according to a new ABC News Ipsos poll, and that is the highest. That number has been since December of 2006. Travel restrictions on travel from India go into effect Tuesday. Non US citizens who've been to India in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter the country. India reported almost 400,000 new coronavirus cases, The search continues, and Jeffrey Gettleman, South Asian Bureau chief of the New York Times, tells ABC what's really scary. The healthcare system is collapsing around us. The hospitals are totally full. They're running out of medicine. The running out of oxygen. People are racing around the city trying to get help there. People who are dying on the streets because they can't find even the most basic things. In the waters of the Gulf of Mexico play Sex and the NASA team.
Republicans Push Back On Historic Nomination Of Deb Haaland For Interior Secretary
"And Natural Resource is committee today held confirmation hearings for New Mexico representative Deb Holland to be the next secretary of interior. A confirmation would be historic. She would be the first Native American Cabinet member in the nation's history. Her nomination by President Biden has also been criticized by oil State Republicans because of her stated opposition issues such as to fracking in the Dakota access pipeline. Ecuadorian reports from Fresno. The history being made by Deb Holland's nomination was hailed by all on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, even those who are skeptical of her policy views The special nature of the moment was evident as the New Mexico congresswoman introduced herself to the committee and the nation. I spent summers in the Sita, or small village on Laguna Pueblo, the location of my grandparent's traditional home. It was there that I learned about my culture from my grandmother by watching her cook and by participating in traditional feast days and ceremonies, it was in the cornfields with my grandfather, where I learned the importance of water. And protecting our resource is where I gained a deep respect for the Earth Committee chair, Joe Manchin outlined the immensity of the task. The Interior Department manages 500 million acres of land. 1/5 of the entire country. The 70,000 employees oversee Parks Monuments Wildlife refuge because dams, reservoirs and canals. It also supervisors mineral resource lands that produced 20% of the nation's energy. Citing previous statements Deb Holland had made about fossil fuel production. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, the committee's ranking member, set the theme which Republican members came back to repeatedly. Oil production in federal lands and oil pipelines, especially the Dakota access pipeline. By signing an executive order to ban all new oil coal gas leases on federal lands. The president is taking a sledgehammer to Western states economies. Ban on federal leasing could result in 33,000 workers losing their jobs in Wyoming. Representative Hollins home state of Wyoming, 62,000 workers stand to lose their jobs. Holland also faced questions over her appearance at protests of the Dakota access pipeline in North Dakota before she was elected to Congress in 2018. Holland said she went there in solidarity with Native American tribes and other water protectors, who felt they were not consulted adequately before the multi state pipeline was approved. President Joe Biden has sense next the project. Conservative
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"KPFK. I'm Christopher Martinez, New York Congress member Carolyn Maloney and others. Senior House Democrats of introduced a bill that would expand paid Lee for federal employees. If passed, the comprehensive paid family leave for Federal Employees Act would allow federal workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave if they or a family member becomes sick or is designated for military deployment. Currently, federal employees can take up to 12 weeks for personal or family medical reasons or military deployment, but that time is unpaid. Lawmakers say frontline workers who are risking their lives during the pandemic should be taken care of the federal government should lead the way when it comes to family work policies, the federal government employees and estimated 2.6 million people. Republican lawmakers in Kansas today put it proposed anti abortion amendment to the States Constitution on the ballot for the state's August 2022 primary election, hoping voters and sure that the state compete. Keep imposing. Restrictions in line with anti abortion groups wishes. The Senate approved 28 to 11, a measure that overturns the Kansas Supreme Court decision of 2019. That declared access to abortion. A fundamental right under the state's bill of rights supporters had one vote Maurer than the two thirds majority necessary for approval. Of a proposed constitutional change by the legislature. The House approved the same measure last week, with only Republican members. Support in the same was true today in the Senate. Approval by a simple majority of voters would change the Kansas Constitution, and the primary generally draws smaller and more conservative group of voters than a November general election. Democrats in the U. S. Congress and the White House rejected today a Republican pitch to split President Joe Biden's $1.9 Trillion Covert 19 rescue plan. Into smaller chunks. With lawmakers appearing primed to muscle the sweeping economic and virus aid forward without Republican help. White House press secretary Jen Psaki. We're not looking to split the package. That is not a proposal from the White House. I talked to the president about it this morning. That is not what our focus is, or our intention is and the reason is because we're not going to put ourselves in a place where anyone in a place where we're choosing between helping families to put food on the table. And making sure kids go back to get back to school or making sure gets kids get back to school and getting a vaccine in the arms of Americans. Democrats said. These stubbornly high unemployment numbers and battered U. S economy leave them unwilling to waste time. Courting Republicans support that might not materialize. They also don't want to curb the size of the scope of a package that they say will provide desperately needed money to distribute the vaccine, reopen schools and send cash to American households and businesses. Democrats in the House and the Senate are operating as though they know they Are operating on bird time. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are laying the groundwork for a go it alone approach as soon as next week. Drafting a budget reconciliation bill that would start the process the past the relief package with a simple 51 vote Senate majority rather than the 60 vote. Supermajority threshold typically needed in the Senate to advance any legislation. The goal would be passage by March when jobless benefits, housing assistance and other aid is set to expire. Press secretary sake was pressed on whether resorting to the reconciliation process would mean Biden was abandoning his process of trying to breathe, bring the country together and overcome. The partisan divide. The president wants this to be a bipartisan package. Regardless of the mechanisms. Republicans can still vote for a package. Even it goes through if they've been if it goes through with reconciliation. There's no blood oath, anybody signs they're able to sign to support it regardless, and he wants this to be a bipartisan package. He's listening to Democrats and Republicans. We all are to ensure that that's What looks like at the end of the day. The emerging debate is reminiscent of the partisan divide over the 2009 financial rescue in the early months of the Obama administration when Biden was vice president. Going those battles over the appropriate level of the government response to the bank's financial crisis today, more than 120, economists and policymakers signed in supportive Biden's package, saying the $900 billion that Congress approved a December before he took office was to do little and too late to address the enormity of the deteriorating situation. Employers shed workers in December. Retail sales slumped and Cove in 19 deaths kept rising more than 430,000. People in the United States have died from the coronavirus as of today. At the same time, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits remained that historically high 847,000 last week. And in your report said the U. S economy shrunk by an alarming 3.5% last year. Republican Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, the third ranking party leader, said Biden should stick to the call for unity that he outlined in his inaugural address, particularly with the Senate evenly split. Quarters air raising questions about whether the number if the executive orders that Biden has so far issued 26 counting One from the Washington Examiner suggesting Biden was acting as a benevolent dictator. He also ran with a commitment to take steps immediately to address theme, the pain and suffering that the American people were feeling and that includes overturning some of the detrimental, harmful and at times, immoral policies and actions of the prior administration. But he's the first to tell you, as he said, many times publicly. He's not going to take executive action alone. That's why he's put forward a number of packages that he's actively working with members of both parties to move forward on The standoff of her Biden's first legislative priority is turning the new rescue plan into a political test of his new administration of Democratic Control of Congress and of the role of Republicans in a post trump political landscape. Success would give Biden a signature accomplishment in his 1st 100 days in office, unleashing $400 billion to expand vaccinations and to reopen schools, $1400 direct payments, the households and other.