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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate agreed on Friday to push back former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by two weeks, giving the chamber more time to focus on President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda and Cabinet nominees before turning to the contentious showdown over Trump. The House of Representatives is due to formally deliver to the Senate on Monday the impeachment charge accusing Trump of inciting an insurrection, a move that ordinarily would have triggered the beginning of the trial within a day. Under the timeline, House impeachment managers will file their pre-trial brief and Trump’s defense team will file an answer to the impeachment charge on Feb. 2, and each side will respond to those filings on Feb. 8. The Senate acquitted him last year in the previous trial focused on Trump’s request that Ukraine investigate Biden and his son. Senate rules had called for an impeachment trial to begin at 1 p.m. on the day after the single article of impeachment was delivered to Senate, except for Sundays.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Joe, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Trump, Schumer, Biden, ” Schumer, McConnell, Doug Andres, ” Andres, Jen Psaki, ” Psaki, Lindsey Graham, ” Graham, Kamala Harris ’ Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Senate, Trump ., Republican, Capitol, Senate, Democratic, Trump, Jan, Ukraine, Reuters, White, Schumer, Republicans, Georgia U.S Locations: U.S
FILE PHOTO: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a panel discussion at the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) 2019 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka BerrYWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously to approve Janet Yellen as the first woman Treasury secretary on Friday, sending her nomination to the full Senate for a floor vote, and indicating that she will easily win approval. Yellen, who served as Federal Reserve chair from 2014 to 2018, was approved on a 26-0 vote in the committee evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Christopher Aluka BerrY WASHINGTON, Yellen Organizations: Federal, American Economic Association, Allied Social Science Association, REUTERS, U.S . Senate, Republicans Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, U.S
Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President as her spouse Doug Emhoff holds a bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERSUsers on social media are making the claim that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris did not place her hand on the Bible but on a purse or a glove when sworn in on Jan. 20, invalidating her oath. Kamala Harris used two Bibles in the ceremony. As reported by ABC News here , Harris also used Shelton’s bible when sworn in for California Attorney General ( youtu.be/WyG1A_L8YhY?t=402, here ) and the U.S. Senate (see timestamp 00:59 here ). Footage shows Kamala Harris did rest her hand on the Bible when sworn in as vice president.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff, Saul Loeb, Harris, Regina Shelton, Thurgood Marshall, Read Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Reuters, Black U.S, Supreme, ABC News, U.S . Senate Locations: Washington , U.S, Jan, California
Wall Street slips as IBM, Intel falter after results
  + stars: | 2021-01-22 | by ( Devik Jain | Medha Singh | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
(Reuters) - Wall Street’s main indexes slipped on Friday after hitting record levels in the prior session, as shares of blue-chip technology stalwarts Intel and IBM tumbled following their quarterly results. “The near-term momentum (in stock markets) is likely to carry forward,” said Mark Heppenstall, chief investment officer at Penn Mutual Asset Management in Horsham, Pennsylvania. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 169.68 points, or 0.54%, to 31,006.33 and the S&P 500 lost 10.26 points, or 0.27%, to 3,842.81. Still, its shares fell 0.6% tracking broader sector weakness. The S&P 500 posted four new 52-week highs and no new low while the Nasdaq recorded 78 new highs and four new lows.
Persons: Carlo Allegri, Pat Gelsinger’s, , Mark Heppenstall, Chuck Lieberman, Janet Yellen’s, Joe Biden’s, Biden Organizations: Reuters, Intel, IBM, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, IBM Corp, Dow Jones, Intel Corp, Nasdaq, Dow, Penn Mutual Asset Management, Microsoft Corp, Facebook Inc, Inc, Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Capital Management, U.S . Senate, Republicans, Schlumberger NV, NYSE Locations: Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, Horsham , Pennsylvania
The full Senate will vote on Yellen’s nomination on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor late Friday, which would allow her to get to work promptly on President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. She broke a similar gender barrier when she became Fed chair in 2014, a role she held until 2018. Yellen’s Republican predecessor, Steven Mnuchin, was not confirmed until three weeks after Trump’s 2017 inauguration on a party-line vote. With Yellen still awaiting confirmation, the Biden administration on Wednesday named Andy Baukol, a longtime career international finance official, as acting Treasury secretary. A confirmation hearing for Deputy Treasury Secretary nominee Wally Adeyemo has not yet been scheduled.
Persons: Janet Yellen’s, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden’s, , Yellen, Mike Crapo, ” Biden, Donald Trump, , Ron Wyden, Biden, Steven Mnuchin, Andy Baukol, Wally Adeyemo Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Senate, Federal Reserve, Yellen’s Republican Locations: Brooklyn , New York
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday will sign orders to speed the issuance of pandemic stimulus checks to needy families and increase food aid for children who normally rely on school meals for nutrition. Slideshow ( 2 images )Biden is using the two executive orders to try to ease people’s burdens while Congress negotiates the fate of his proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package. They need help right now,” White House National Economic Council director Brian Deese said at a press briefing. Republican lawmakers have questioned the price tags on pandemic aid and Biden’s separate $2 trillion investment proposal for infrastructure, green energy projects, education and research. In the first executive order on Friday, Biden will ask the Treasury Department to consider taking steps to expand and improve delivery of stimulus checks, such as by establishing online tools for claiming payments.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Brian Deese, , , Deese, Democrat Biden’s, Janet Yellen, Biden’s, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Roberto Perli, ” Biden, Joel Berg Organizations: WASHINGTON, National Economic, Democrat, U.S . Senate, Senate, Keystone XL, Department, Cornerstone, Agriculture Department, Hunger Free America, Trump Locations: Canada, Washington, Ottawa
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered the faster issuance of pandemic stimulus checks to needy families and increased food aid for children who normally rely on school meals, an effort to ease Americans’ burdens while Congress negotiates over his proposed $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package. “It’s not just to meet the moral obligation,” Biden said in remarks at a White House event to sign two executive orders. “This is an economic imperative.”Biden said his stimulus package to address the economic effects of the pandemic has support from business, labor, Wall Street and Main Street. In December, Biden set a goal of 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office and on Friday he spoke of exceeding that number. “We’re going to, God willing, not only do 100 million, we’re going do more than that,” he said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, “ It’s, ” Biden, Brian Deese, , ” Deese, Deese, “ We’re, , Biden’s, Janet Yellen, Trump, Department of Labor “ Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, White, National Economic, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, U.S . Senate, Senate, Treasury Department, Department of Labor, Agriculture Department Locations: America
Asian markets step back from stimulus-driven record highs
  + stars: | 2021-01-22 | by ( Swati Pandey | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares eased from record highs on Friday as investors took some money off the table after a recent rally that was driven by hopes a massive U.S. economic stimulus plan by incoming President Joe Biden will help temper the COVID-19 impact. Democrats took control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, though they will still need Republican support to pass the program. Overnight on Wall Street, both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at record highs. In currency markets, the U.S. dollar picked up against a basket of currencies after three straight days of losses. The ECB, which kept interest rates steady on Thursday, also pledged to provide more support for the economy if needed.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kim Kyung, , Shane Oliver, Seng, Christine Lagarde, cyptocurrency bitcoin, Brent Organizations: SYDNEY, Nikkei, REUTERS, AMP Capital, Republicans, U.S, Congress, U.S . Senate, Japan’s Nikkei, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, European Central Bank, ECB Locations: Tokyo, Japan, U.S, Sydney, Asia Pacific, United States
Asian markets falter from stimulus-driven record highs
  + stars: | 2021-01-22 | by ( Swati Pandey | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped off record highs on Friday as investors took profits after a recent rally that was driven by hopes of U.S. economic stimulus by newly inaugurated President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonSentiment was also hit by worries of new coronavirus restrictions in China which reported 103 COVID-19 cases on Friday. The index is up a stellar 8.8% in January so far, after hitting an all-time high of 727.31 on Thursday. Overnight on Wall Street, both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at record highs. [.N]In currency markets, the U.S. dollar paused after three straight days of losses, though it is still down 0.7% so far this week.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kim Kyung, ” Paul O’Connor, Janus Henderson, ” O’Connor, Seng, cyptocurrency bitcoin Organizations: SYDNEY, Nikkei, REUTERS, Republicans, U.S, Congress, U.S . Senate, Japan’s Nikkei, Nasdaq, Brent Locations: Tokyo, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, Asia, United States, China’s, U.S
LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares slipped off record highs on Friday as gloomy data reminded investors of the struggles facing the economic recovery, curbing a rally fuelled by hopes of U.S. stimulus by newly inaugurated President Joe Biden. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 21, 2021. The Euro STOXX 600 was 1% weaker, heading for its worst daily showing of the year so far, as investors digested weaker flash PMI readings for January. The FTSE 100 index slipped 0.7% as data showed British retailers struggled to recover in December from a partial coronavirus lockdown the previous month. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in almost 50 countries, was 0.3% softer following three straight sessions of gains.
Persons: Joe Biden, Giuseppe Conte, , James Athey, Biden Organizations: REUTERS, Staff, Central Bank, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Republicans, U.S, Congress, U.S . Senate, U.S ., Brent Locations: Frankfurt, Germany, Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, United States, China’s, China, U.S
Equities dip, oil slides as global risk rally stalls
  + stars: | 2021-01-22 | by ( David Randall | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 21, 2021. The FTSE 100 index slipped 0.7% as data showed British retailers struggled to recover in December from a partial coronavirus lockdown the previous month. Democrats took control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, though they will still need Republican support to pass the plan. The dollar index rose 0.193%, with the euro down 0.04% to $1.2157. In commodities, oil prices were weighed down by worries that new pandemic restrictions in China will curb fuel demand in the world’s biggest oil importer.
Persons: Joe, Biden, , James Athey, Brent Organizations: YORK, REUTERS, Staff, Central Bank, Republicans, U.S, Congress, U.S . Senate, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Wall, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, U.S . Locations: Japan, Europe, Frankfurt, Germany, Asia, United States, U.S, China
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped off record highs on Friday as investors took profits after a recent rally that was driven by hopes of U.S. economic stimulus by newly inaugurated President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File PhotoSentiment was also hit by worries of new coronavirus restrictions in China which reported 103 COVID-19 cases on Friday. Eurostoxx 50 futures was down 0.4% while futures for Germany’s Dax index slipped 0.3% and those for London’s FTSE fell 0.2%. The index is up a stellar 8.8% in January so far, after hitting an all-time high of 727.31 on Thursday. Overnight on Wall Street, both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at record highs.
Persons: Joe Biden, Issei Kato, Dax, ” Paul O’Connor, Janus Henderson, ” O’Connor, Seng, cyptocurrency bitcoin Organizations: SYDNEY, REUTERS, European, FTSE, Republicans, U.S, Congress, U.S . Senate, Japan’s Nikkei, Nasdaq, Brent Locations: Tokyo, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, Asia, United States, China’s, U.S
LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global shares slipped off record highs on Friday as gloomy data reminded investors of the struggles facing the economic recovery, curbing a rally fuelled by hopes of U.S. stimulus by newly inaugurated President Joe Biden. The Euro STOXX 600 was 0.8% weaker as investors digested weaker flash PMI readings for January. The FTSE 100 index slipped 0.5% as data showed British retailers struggled to recover in December from a partial coronavirus lockdown the previous month. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in almost 50 countries, was 0.2% softer following three straight sessions of gains. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia Pacific stocks outside of Japan was 0.8% lower.
Persons: Joe Biden, Issei Kato, Giuseppe Conte, , James Athey, Biden Organizations: REUTERS, Central Bank, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Republicans, U.S, Congress, U.S . Senate, Brent Locations: SYDNEY, Tokyo, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, United States, China’s, China, U.S
U.S. Senate backs waiver for Biden nominee to lead Pentagon
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.89   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin answers questions during his confirmation before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2021. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate backed a waiver on Thursday that would allow Lloyd Austin to serve as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, despite having retired as an Army general in 2016. As voting continued, the Senate backed by 67 to 25 a waiver of a provision of a law on civilian control of the U.S. military that requires a seven-year wait after retirement before active-duty military can lead the Department of Defense. Sixty votes were needed for passage. Since the House had just approved the waiver, Austin could be confirmed as the first Black U.S. Secretary of Defense later on Thursday.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Lloyd Austin, Greg Nash, Joe Biden’s, Austin Organizations: Defense Retired Army, Senate Armed Services Committee, WASHINGTON, U.S . Senate, Army, U.S ., Department of Defense, Black U.S, Defense Locations: Washington , U.S
Biden taps FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel as acting chair
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.98   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Jessica Rosenworcel testifies during an oversight hearing held by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to examine the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, U.S. June 24, 2020. Alex Wong/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden tapped Democratic Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Jessica Rosenworcel to be the acting chair of the U.S. telecommunications regulator on Thursday. Biden has not disclosed his choice for the permanent FCC chair. Rosenworcel said in a statement Thursday she was “honored” to be named interim chair. Rosenworcel is among those under consideration to be permanent chair, Reuters reported previously.
Persons: Jessica Rosenworcel, Alex Wong, Joe Biden, Biden, Rosenworcel, Organizations: U.S . Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation, Federal Communications Commission, WASHINGTON, Democratic Federal Communications, FCC, Reuters Locations: Washington , U.S
U.S. FTC names Rebecca Slaughter acting chair of the agency
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter testifies on the "Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission" before the U.S. Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security Subcommittee in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Leah MillisWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that Rebecca Kelly Slaughter had been designated the acting chair of the agency.
Persons: Rebecca Slaughter, Leah Millis, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter Organizations: Federal, Federal Trade Commission, U.S . Senate Consumer Protection, Safety, Insurance, Data, Russell Senate, REUTERS, U.S . Federal Trade Commission Locations: Russell, Washington , U.S, Leah Millis WASHINGTON
Futures edge higher ahead of weekly jobless claims data
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Devik Jain | Medha Singh | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday as investors counted on more pandemic relief and speedy vaccine rollouts under the new Biden administration to aid the economic recovery while awaiting a reading on weekly jobless claims. FILE PHOTO: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in the financial district of New York, U.S., January 13, 2021. Wall Street’s main indexes ended at record highs in the previous session, when Biden took office, with the S&P 500 clocking in a 14% rise since the Nov. 3 presidential election. At 06:43 a.m. EST, Dow E-minis were up 43 points, or 0.14%, S&P 500 E-minis were up 6.75 points, or 0.18%. (Corrects paragraph 10 to show Deutsche Bank raised its price target on Ford’s stock on Wednesday, not Thursday.
Persons: Biden, Shannon Stapleton, Joe Biden Organizations: Reuters, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Labor, U.S . Senate, Dow E, Nasdaq, United Airlines Holdings Inc, Ford Motor, Deutsche Bank Locations: New York, U.S
Wall Street set to open at record high on stimulus optimism
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Devik Jain | Medha Singh | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in the financial district of New York, U.S., January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonThe number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was 900,000 in the latest week, the Labor Department’s report said. “Low interest rates, stimulus, and the earnings season so far are keeping the markets going,” said Nolte while warning that the stock market “across the board is very expensive and should correct here a little bit.”With valuations near a 20-year high, corporate results could present an important test of whether the stock market rally has run ahead of fundamentals. Earnings of S&P 500 companies are expected to rise by 24% in 2021 after falling 15% in 2020, as per Refinitiv data as of Dec. 15. ET, Dow E-minis were down 11 points, or 0.04% and S&P 500 E-minis were up 0.75 points, or 0.02%.
Persons: Biden, Shannon Stapleton, , Paul Nolte, Joe Biden, Nolte, Baker Hughes Organizations: Reuters, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Labor, Kingsview Investment Management, U.S . Senate, Dow E, Nasdaq, United Airlines Holdings Inc, Halliburton, Kinder Morgan Inc, Wall, Ford Motor, Deutsche Bank Locations: New York, U.S, Chicago
Wall Street hovers near record highs after Biden bounce
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Devik Jain | Medha Singh | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in the financial district of New York, U.S., January 13, 2021. While the benchmark S&P 500 and the blue-chip Dow were about flat by 10:00 a.m. Energy, financial and industrial stocks, which have helped the S&P 500 rally 14% since the Nov. 3 presidential election, fell between 0.3% and 1.3%. With valuations near a 20-year high, corporate results could present an important test of whether the stock market rally has run ahead of fundamentals. Earnings at S&P 500 companies are expected to rise by 24% in 2021 after falling 15% in 2020, as per Refinitiv data as of Jan. 15.
Persons: Biden, Shannon Stapleton, , Chris Osmond, Joe Biden, Baker Hughes Organizations: Reuters, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Labor, Dow, Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Nasdaq, Prime Capital Investment Advisors, Republican, U.S . Senate, Energy, United Airlines Holdings Inc, Halliburton, Kinder Morgan Inc, Wall, Ford Motor, Deutsche Bank Locations: New York, U.S, Overland Park , Kansas
Wall Street pauses at record highs after Biden bounce
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Devik Jain | Medha Singh | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in the financial district of New York, U.S., January 13, 2021. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 15.14 points, or 0.05%, to 31,173.24 and the S&P 500 gained 1.89 points, or 0.05%, to 3,853.74. Energy, financial and industrial stocks, which have helped the S&P 500 rally 14% since the Nov. 3 presidential election, fell between 0.7% and 2.6%. Earnings at S&P 500 companies are expected to rise by 24% in 2021 after falling 15% in 2020, as per Refinitiv data as of Jan. 15. The S&P 500 posted 18 new 52-week highs and no new low, while the Nasdaq recorded 270 new highs and eight new lows.
Persons: Biden, Shannon Stapleton, “ It’s, we’re, , Ryan Detrick, Russell, underperformed, ” Detrick, Joe Biden Organizations: Reuters, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Financial, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Netflix, , U.S . Senate, Communication, Energy, United Airlines Holdings Inc, Ford Motor, Deutsche Bank, NYSE Locations: New York, U.S, Charlotte , North Carolina
FILE PHOTO: Outgoing first lady Melania Trump smiles as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during this last speech as president at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 20, 2021. Vance has not charged anyone with criminal wrongdoing and Trump has said the investigation is politically motivated. Would a pardon for Giuliani have helped Trump? But the Constitution does not require this, and Trump could secretly issue preemptive pardons to family members and associates, or even himself, said Alonso. A secret pardon might only become public if the recipient were eventually charged with a federal crime and invoked the pardon as a defense.
Persons: Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Melania Trump, Carlos Barria, Cyrus Vance, Vance, Trump, Daniel R, Alonso, Buckley, Jessica Levinson, Joe Biden’s, Republican Trump, , Levinson, , pardoning, Trump’s, Giuliani, Hunter Biden, Jessica Roth, Benjamin N, ” Roth, pardoning Giuliani, Biden Organizations: Reuters, Joint Base Andrews, REUTERS, U.S . Department of Justice, Attorney’s, Trump, U.S, Capitol, Loyola Law School, Republican, White, U.S . Senate, Representatives, Biden, House, Prosecutors, Foreign, Cardozo School of Law, , Presidential Locations: Joint Base Andrews , Maryland, U.S, Manhattan, Los Angeles, New York
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will launch an array of initiatives on Thursday to rein in the raging coronavirus pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House as he tries to turn the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. On Thursday, he will sign another round of executive orders related to the pandemic, including requiring mask-wearing in airports and on certain public transportation, including many trains, airplanes, and intercity buses, officials said. Biden has pledged to provide 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine during the first 100 days of his administration. Biden has urged lawmakers not to let Trump’s trial interfere with his legislative priorities and confirming his Cabinet. But White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Wednesday Biden would leave the mechanics of how to proceed up to the Senate.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, Jonathan Ernst, Pool, Biden, Coronavirus, Anthony Fauci, ” Biden, Trump’s, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Jen Psaki, , Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Democratic, World Health Organization, WHO, Federal Emergency Management Administration, National Guard, FEMA Disaster Relief, FEMA, U.S . Senate, The Democratic, Capitol ., Republican, Wednesday Biden, Senate Locations: United States, Washington , U.S, Paris, coronavirus, Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden launched initiatives on Thursday to rein in the raging COVID-19 pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House as he tries to turn the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. America deserves a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is driven by science, data, and public health — not politics,” the White House said in a statement outlining the administration’s National Strategy on for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. Later on Thursday, Biden will sign a series of executive orders related to the pandemic, including requiring mask-wearing in airports and on certain public transportation, including many trains, airplanes and intercity buses, officials said. Fauci will also brief reporters at the White House later on Thursday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told MSNBC, cautioning any turn around on the disease will take time. Biden has urged lawmakers not to let Trump’s trial interfere with his legislative priorities and confirming his Cabinet.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, Jonathan Ernst, Biden, Coronavirus, Trump, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Jen Psaki, ” Biden, Trump’s, Nancy Pelosi, Psaki Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Democratic, World Health Organization, WHO, White, MSNBC, Federal Emergency Management Administration, National Guard, FEMA Disaster Relief, FEMA, U.S . Senate, The Democratic, Capitol ., Republican Locations: United States, Washington , U.S, COVID, Paris, coronavirus, Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden moved swiftly on his first full day in the White House on Thursday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, his top priority as he turns the page on four years of Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. America deserves a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is driven by science, data, and public health — not politics,” the White House said in a statement outlining its strategy against the coronavirus. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the DPA would also be used to speed up delivery of protective gear. Biden signed 15 executive actions on Wednesday just hours after he was sworn into office, many aimed at sweeping away Trump’s policies. Biden has urged lawmakers not to let Trump’s trial interfere with his legislative priorities and confirming his Cabinet.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, Jill Biden, Patti LaBelle, Jonathan Ernst, Biden, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, , Pelosi Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Service, White, REUTERS, Capitol, Defense, Federal Emergency Management Administration, National Guard, FEMA Disaster Relief, FEMA, Democratic, World Health Organization, WHO, ABC News, Department of Education, U.S . Senate, The Democratic, Republican Locations: Washington , U.S, COVID, United States, Paris, Congress
Biden will leave mechanics of Trump impeachment trial to Senate -White House
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will leave the mechanics of how to proceed with former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to the U.S. Senate, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday. “We are confident that ... the Senate ... can do their constitutional duty while continuing to conduct the business of the American people,” Psaki told reporters at a White House briefing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to send the article of impeachment to the Senate. According to Senate rules, the Republican former president’s trial would start the day after the charge is sent over. Biden had earlier urged lawmakers not to allow Trump’s impeachment trial to interfere with other priorities in his early days in office, such as approval of his Cabinet and proposed legislation.
Persons: Donald Trump, Carlos Barria, Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, Jen Psaki, , ” Psaki, “ He’s, ” Biden, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Biden Organizations: Beach International, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, U.S . Senate, White House Press, Democrat, U.S . House, Capitol, Republican Locations: West Palm Beach , Florida, U.S
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