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Pamplin Media Group – Biden endorses plan to overhaul unemployment benefits

Plan devised by Sen. Ron Wyden ties payments to economic triggers, raises minimums paid by states


President Joe Biden has endorsed key concepts that Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has proposed to overhaul the nation’s unemployment benefit system, which has gone largely unchanged since the Great Depression more than 80 years ago.

Biden did so when he released details of his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, although he did not mention them during his speech to Congress in April.

The White House statement mentions the $2 billion that he included in his $1.9 trillion pandemic recovery plan, which he signed March

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Pamplin Media Group – Biden endorses Wyden overhaul of jobless benefits

Plan would tie payments to economic triggers and raise minimums paid by the states.


President Joe Biden has endorsed key concepts that Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has proposed to overhaul the nation’s unemployment benefit system, which has gone largely unchanged since the Great Depression more than 80 years ago.

Biden did so when he released details of his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, although he did not mention them during his speech to Congress on Wednesday, April 28.

The White House statement mentions the $2 billion that he included in his $1.9 trillion pandemic recovery plan, which he signed March

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Biden infrastructure plan sparks lobbying war over how to fix America’s internet

Worried that Democrats will cut them out of these subsidy plans, they’re going on the offensive.

“If 5G is cut out, it won’t do anything to help rural residents who want better mobile service,” said Jonathan Adelstein, president of the Wireless Infrastructure Association, which counts AT&T and Verizon among its members. “They’d have to run back home to go online, just like the dark ages before cellphones when you could only take a call from the house.”

Adelstein — a Democrat who headed the Agriculture Department’s rural utilities program in the Obama administration and served as an FCC commissioner —

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Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips | National

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader.

“We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not waiting and there’s no reason why Americans should wait.”

He said the country hasn’t made big investments to stay ahead of global competitors,

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Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader.

“We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not waiting and there’s no reason why Americans should wait.”

He said the country hasn’t made big investments to stay ahead of global competitors,

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WATCH: Biden tells execs U.S. needs to invest, lead in computer chips

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader.

Watch Biden’s remarks in the player above.

“We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not waiting and there’s no reason why Americans should wait.”

He said the country hasn’t made big

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