Joe Biden

LETTER FROM Maj. Gen. Michael Davidson, Asst. Chairman Joint Chiefs (Ret.)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 1:10pm

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a letter from Maj. Gen. Michael Davidson, Asst.

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  • LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a letter from Maj. Gen. Michael Davidson, Asst.
  • Chairman Joint Chiefs (Ret.
  • That is why we are building the machines and making the nitrile gloves America needs here in America.
  • I applaud President Biden for his leadership on this critical issue and welcome everyone who can to join us in this critical mission.

President Biden’s Executive Order on Establishing the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board, Applauded by Charles Strongo, CEO of Global WholeHealth Partners Corp (OTC:GWHP), as a Step in the Right Direction

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 11:00am
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  • https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/01/21/president-joe-biden-country...
    President Bidens Executive Order on Establishing the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board, Applauded by Charles Strongo, CEO of Global WholeHealth Partners Corp (OTC:GWHP), as a Step in the Right Direction.
  • "We do not have nearly enough testing capacity in this country," said White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients.
  • "We need (more) money in order to really ramp up testing, which is so important to reopen schools and businesses."
  • Charles Strongo, CEO of Global WholeHealth Partners Corp, comments on https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-death-toll-united-states-expected-500... regarding the potential of 500,000 deaths by mid-February, as stated by the incoming director of the Centers for Disease Control.

Century Aluminum Applauds President Biden’s Executive Order to Support Domestic Manufacturing

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 9:17pm

CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) supports and applauds todays Executive Order signed into law by President Biden to support domestic manufacturers, businesses, and American workers.

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  • CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) supports and applauds todays Executive Order signed into law by President Biden to support domestic manufacturers, businesses, and American workers.
  • We applaud President Biden for his leadership on this critically important issue that will empower domestic manufacturing while creating more good paying jobs for American workers, said Michael Bless, CEO of Century Aluminum.
  • President Bidens Executive Order is a first step to not only Build Back Better but to also help ensure that the United States maintains core manufacturing capabilities.
  • Century Aluminum Company is the largest primary aluminum producer in the United States, with three operating aluminum smelters in Kentucky and South Carolina.

FTC Acting Chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter Announces Interim Leadership Appointments

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:01pm

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, designated Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission by President Joseph R. Biden on January 21, today unveiled a number of interim leadership changes.

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  • Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, designated Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission by President Joseph R. Biden on January 21, today unveiled a number of interim leadership changes.
  • I am enormously grateful to these talented members of the FTC team for being willing to offer their services as we work through this transition period, said Acting Chair Slaughter.
  • The interim appointments are:

    Reilly Dolan, Acting General Counsel.

  • Michael G. Vita has been serving as the Acting Director of the Bureau of Economics and has agreed to continue.

Heartland Alliance & Other National Organizations Release Plan for Equitable Economic Recovery

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 8:45pm

CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Thirty national organizations have pledged their support of a framework for a national subsidized employment program that was released today by Heartland Alliance.

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  • CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Thirty national organizations have pledged their support of a framework for a national subsidized employment program that was released today by Heartland Alliance.
  • The framework calls on the Biden-Harris administration to include this equitable and large-scale subsidized jobs program as part of their economic recovery plan.
  • "Building back a better, stronger economy in the aftermath of COVID-19 requires policy solutions anchored in economic justice," said Melissa Young, Senior Director of Research & Policy at Heartland Alliance.
  • Heartland Alliance's equity-centered subsidized employment framework will ensure the 600,000 individuals returning home from incarceration each year have access to economic opportunity during COVID-19 recovery."

President Biden Diverts Military Away from its Mission, Forces it to Pay for Gender Reassignment Surgeries

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 7:10pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- President Joe Biden, in one of his first official acts, reinstated President Obama's military transgender policy.

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- President Joe Biden, in one of his first official acts, reinstated President Obama's military transgender policy.
  • The president did so without any kind of systematic study of the consequences of allowing men and women in the military to live as the opposite sex and even obtain gender reassignment procedures paid for by the military.
  • This stands in stark contrast to the DoD review that was conducted of President Trump's policy.
  • Instead, President Biden is diverting precious dollars from mission-critical training to something as controversial as gender reassignment surgery.

Made In America Executive Order Takes Necessary Steps Toward Strengthening Economy

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 6:46pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Teamsters Union applauds President Biden's efforts to reform and strengthen Buy American policies through the Made in America Executive Order signed today.

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Teamsters Union applauds President Biden's efforts to reform and strengthen Buy American policies through the Made in America Executive Order signed today.
  • "The Made in America Executive Order is an important step toward ensuring that our tax dollars are invested in American manufacturing which in turn, strengthens our economy," said Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa.
  • Enforcement of these new guidelines will fall under a new, senior-level position established under the executive order within the Office of Management and Budget.
  • "President Biden is signaling his commitment to the American worker and economy with this executive order," Hoffa said.

BBVA Research publishes its first quarter U.S. Economic Outlook

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 4:14pm

The report, published by the BBVA Research team headed by BBVA Chief Economist Nathaniel Karp , continues to highlight the ongoing economic impact of the pandemic, as well as the recent election.

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  • The report, published by the BBVA Research team headed by BBVA Chief Economist Nathaniel Karp , continues to highlight the ongoing economic impact of the pandemic, as well as the recent election.
  • Women in the workforce also remain hard-hit by the impact of the pandemic, according to the economic outlook.
  • The BBVA Research publication further delves into the new fiscal stimulus package proposed by the Biden Administration, the economic impact of additional components of its agenda, and inflation.
  • The Economic Research team also follows a variety of issues that affect the Sunbelt states where BBVA USA operates.

Inaugural Report from Center for the Study of HBCUs: Biden/Harris Education Agenda Must Support Funding Equity for HBCUs

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 3:34pm

Research shows that HBCUs graduate more black professionals than primarily white institutions" said Dr. Hakim Lucas, President and CEO of Virginia Union University.

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  • Research shows that HBCUs graduate more black professionals than primarily white institutions" said Dr. Hakim Lucas, President and CEO of Virginia Union University.
  • "There are many promising proposals in the new administration's agendabut, there's a long history of broken promises and inequitable treatment when it comes to HBCUs."
  • Revealing the reality that HBCUs receive less than 1% of federal funding, the report identifies and addresses several policy gaps that President Biden aims to correct that could most immediately address inequities in funding for HBCUs.
  • "HBCUs are powerful economic and cultural engines in American society, and the center's research focus was designed to ensure their sustainability."

USW Commends Executive Order Supporting Domestic Manufacturing

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 2:25pm

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement in response to the announcement that President Joe Biden would today sign an executive order tightening domestic content requirements and narrowing exceptions to existing domestic preference rules for federally funded projects:

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  • PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement in response to the announcement that President Joe Biden would today sign an executive order tightening domestic content requirements and narrowing exceptions to existing domestic preference rules for federally funded projects:
    "Manufacturing is the backbone of our economy and remains essential to our national defense.
  • "Today's order strengthening domestic content requirements, closing loopholes in how domestic content is measured and calling for stricter enforcement of existing legislation like the Jones Act is an important step toward revitalizing our manufacturing base, as well as protecting and creating thousands of good, family-sustaining jobs.
  • "Further, taking concrete steps to make it easier to identify and utilize U.S. suppliers, as outlined in the order, will help ensure we are efficiently meeting our own needs as we look to rebuild our long-neglected domestic supply chains.
  • President Biden's executive order is a critical part of that effort.