Congress announces $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package and $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill

PHOTO CREDITS: JACQUELYN MARTIN/AP Congress announced a sweeping compromise on a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package and a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill Sunday night. After days of tense negotiations and months of partisan stalemate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that leadership from both chambers had finalized an agreement.[Read More…]

Acting Defense Secretary orders Pentagon to halt transition meetings with President-elect Joe Biden

PHOTO CREDITS: GETTY IMAGES Chris MIller, the acting Secretary of Defense, has ordered the Pentagon to halt President-elect Joe Biden’s transition briefings. The start of the transition was delayed by election disputes, limiting the time to complete necessary tasks. Pentagon officials, some of which are new, also have other responsibilities[Read More…]

Biden’s Treasury Department nominees hold meeting with racial economic justice activists

PHOTO CREDITS: ENTREPRENEUR Joe Biden’s nominees to run the Treasury Department held a meeting Monday with racial and economic justice activists. Treasury Secretary-designee Janet Yellen and Deputy Treasury Secretary-designee Wally Adeyemo “reaffirmed their commitment to placing racial equity at the center of economic recovery, focusing on the households, businesses and[Read More…]

Biden names Health Secretary, COVID Czar, other key members to his health team

PHOTO CREDITS: MARK MAKELA/GETTY IMAGES Biden names Health Secretary, COVID Czar, other key members to his health team. President-Elect Joe Biden has announced his nominee for Health Secretary, naming Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general. If confirmed, Becerra would be the first Latino-American to hold the title. Becerro stated his intentions[Read More…]