President Biden Announces Release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve As Part of Ongoing Efforts to Lower Prices and Address Lack of Supply

President Biden Announces Release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve As Part of Ongoing Efforts to Lower Prices and Address Lack of Supply

Washington, DC…Over the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented global economic shutdown. As the world is re-opening from a near economic standstill, countries across the globe are grappling with the challenges that arise as consumer demand for goods outpaces supply. But here in the United States, the economic recovery is stronger and […]

Governor Newsom Doubles Down on Ending Organized Retail Crime Rings

Governor Newsom Doubles Down on Ending Organized Retail Crime Rings

Sacramento, CA… In response to a recent increase in organized retail theft activities across the state, Governor Gavin Newsom has directed the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to increase their presence near major retail sites and announced a proposed increase in the 2022-2023 state budget to combat retail theft. “The level of organized retail theft we […]

Governor Newsom Grants Executive Clemency

Governor Newsom Grants Executive Clemency

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he has granted pardons to two members of California tribes, the Koi Nation of Northern California and the Resighini Rancheria. Tribal leaders support these pardons, which recognize the grantees’ efforts and successes in rehabilitation post-conviction, as well as their extraordinary service to their communities. These pardons coincide with Native […]

President Biden Nominates Jerome Powell to Serve as Chair of the Federal Reserve, Dr. Lael Brainard to Serve as Vice Chair

President Biden Nominates Jerome Powell to Serve as Chair of the Federal Reserve, Dr. Lael Brainard to Serve as Vice Chair

Washington, DC…Today, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Jerome Powell for a second term as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and to nominate Dr. Lael Brainard to serve as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. While our country still faces challenges as […]

President Biden at Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey

President Biden at Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey

Washington, DC….Good afternoon, everyone. Please be seated. I’m honored to welcome you, for the first time as President, to a Thanksgiving tradition here at the White House that reminds us to have a little bit of fun and to always be grateful. You know, as a University of Delaware man, I’m partial to Blue Hens, […]

CBO Summary of Cost Estimate for H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act

CBO Summary of Cost Estimate for H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act

Washington, DC…CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would result in a net increase in the deficit totaling $367 billion over the 2022-2031 period, not counting any additional revenue that may be generated by additional funding for tax enforcement. CBO This estimate is based on language in two documents, which are available from the House Committee […]

Governor Newsom Tours Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with White House Port Envoy John Porcari, Highlights Actions to Address Supply Chain Crisis

Governor Newsom Tours Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with White House Port Envoy John Porcari, Highlights Actions to Address Supply Chain Crisis

Los Angeles, CA…At the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach today, Governor Gavin Newsom highlighted the ongoing work to address the global supply chain crisis, including policies to help ease congestion and alleviate backlogs. The Governor was joined by Port Envoy to the Biden-⁠Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force John D. Porcari, ILWU […]

OSHA Suspends Enforcement of Covid Vaccine Mandate

OSHA Suspends Enforcement of Covid Vaccine Mandate

Washington, DC…From OSHA Today…”On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, published on November 5, 2021 (86 Fed. Reg. 61402) (“ETS”). The court ordered that OSHA “take no steps to implement or enforce” the ETS “until further […]

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