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Cindy McCain picked by Biden as UN food ambassador

President Joe Biden on Wednesday tapped Arizona's Cindy McCain, the widow of former U.S. Sen. John McCain, as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, with the rank of ambassador.... Read more»0

Biden to meet with Western governors about wildfires, vows to raise firefighter pay

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he will host a meeting next week of Western governors, Cabinet members and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials "to prepare for heat, drought and wildfires in the West."... Read more»0

Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the end of slavery in the U.S.... Read more»0

House OKs Jan. 6 Capitol attack probe; McConnell objections may doom it

The U.S. House voted Wednesday 252-175 to give the go-ahead to the formation of an independent, bipartisan commission that would investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, despite objections from Republican leaders that the scope of the commission was not wide enough and other investigations are ongoing.... Read more»0

Senate confirms Haaland as first-ever Native American to serve in the Cabinet

U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland made history on Monday when she became the first Native American to ever be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold a position in a president's Cabinet. ... Read more»0

Here’s what Biden plans to do on his first day as president

Joe Biden early Wednesday unveiled the list of executive orders, memos and directives he will make when he assumes the presidency later in the day, reversing a slew of Trump administration actions and laying out new policies of his own.... Read more»0