President Joe Biden wants federal agencies to immediately increase the share of US-made products in their procurement contracts.
Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely, especially when these firms try to buy smaller companies.
Biden also rescinded an order that directed the Department of Justice to prioritize prosecutions for individuals who vandalized federal monuments.
The White House is labor-friendly. Biden is doubling down on his support for labor and unions with a new task force that looks to strengthen them.
"Today, we're taking steps to confront not just the gun crisis, but what is actually a public health crisis," Biden said Thursday.
The new president continued his work of dismantling the work of his predecessor, which began moments after he was sworn in.
The coming executive order is said to be designed to strengthen domestic production of key goods and limit US exposure to foreign supply chains.
The TSA will require passengers to wear masks at checkpoints and during travel. The agency is following mandates from the president and CDC. Those who do not comply will be denied travel and may face civil penalties. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Starting Tuesday, the Transportation Security Administration […]
President Joe Biden issued four executive orders on Tuesday. One of them will order the DOJ to halt any new contracts with private prisons. A senior official called the Trump administration’s rhetoric and policies on race “dangerous.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. In a series of executive actions […]
Biden signed an executive action Wednesday to extend the federal eviction moratorium through March. Some experts want a broader moratorium, others say extensions will lead to more debt for renters. The housing and rental crisis has hit communities of colour especially hard. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Newly inaugurated […]
On his first day in office, President Biden reversed former President Trump’s ban on certain federally funded diversity trainings. Trump had banned agencies or companies receiving federal funding from participating in trainings that discussed issues like “white privilege.” Biden not only removed the ban, but also mandated that government agencies […]
President-elect Joe Biden will issue an executive order on his first day in office to rescind the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Keystone XL is part of a multi-phase construction project aimed at creating a direct oil pipeline to the US from the oil sands of Alberta. President Barack Obama […]
Xiaomi stock plunged as much as 14% after the Department of Defence added the firm to its US investment blacklist on Thursday. Under the terms of the executive order signed by President Trump, the designation means that after 60 days US investors won’t be able to buy Xiaomi stock and […]
On Wednesday, a federal judge blocked President Trump’s executive order banning or restricting some diversity trainings among federal government agencies and contractors. US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman issued a preliminary nationwide injunction against Trump’s order, ruling on a lawsuit filed by LGBT rights groups in November. The executive order, […]
On Sept. 22, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans or limits some diversity and inclusion (D&I) trainings within government agencies and contractors. The executive order banned agencies or companies receiving federal funding from participating in “offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating” trainings. Trainings that […]
The White House is proposing a $US400-a-week federal unemployment benefit as part of its stimulus package. It would be retroactive to September 12, Roll Call first reported. There appears to be early agreement among lawmakers and the White House that any federal benefit should pick up where a program from […]
TikTok’s parent company ByteDance won’t be selling off TikTok’s US operations after all, Reuters reported Monday. Instead, ByteDance is trying to set up a partnership with Oracle, allowing the US tech giant to manage TikTok’s US user data. Microsoft announced on Sunday that its bid to acquire TikTok US had […]