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Senate Votes to Scrap Biden Vaccine Mandate as Republicans Eye 2022
The action was largely symbolic, but it allowed Republicans to press an attack on Democrats that is likely to be central to their midterm election campaigns.
NYC Area Congressional Delegation National Defense Bill NYC Area Congressional Delegation Votes Down National Defense Bill
The House this week may have passed the bipartisan $768 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but it was soundly defeated among the New York City Congressional delegation.
David Banks, Educator and Adams Ally, Is Next N.Y.C. Schools Chancellor
Mr. Banks, who founded the Eagle Academy, a network of public schools for boys, is the first commissioner named to Mayor-elect Eric Adams's administration.
Biden signs order for government to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050
The US government will be a net zero contributor to the climate crisis by 2050 by slashing the planet-heating emissions from its operations and transitioning to an all-electric fleet of cars and trucks, according to a new executive order signed by Joe Biden.
Op-ed | NYC should double down on after-school care investments | amNewYork
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Biden order would make US government carbon neutral by 2050
Under the order, government buildings must use 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2030 and the U.S. fleet of cars and trucks must become all-electric by 2035.
Democrats Are Running Out of Time to Pass Voting Rights Legislation
Racial justice leaders are warning Democrats against leaving Senate this year without passing two landmark voting rights bills, as new restrictions on voting take effect in states across the country.
Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050
WASHINGTON - President Biden unveiled a plan on Wednesday to make the federal government carbon neutral, ordering federal agencies to buy electric vehicles, to power facilities with wind, solar and nuclear energy, and to use sustainable building materials.