Pres. Biden To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors
Pres. Biden an executive order to raise increase the minimum wage from just under $11 an hour to $15 an hour by January 30 of next year.
President Biden is issuing an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay employees a minimum wage of $15 an hour by January 30th of next year. The current baseline is just under $11 an hour.
The president tried to boost the federal minimum wage for the whole U.S. labor force in his COVID relief bill but the provision got cut.
The White House thinks the raise for contract workers will push wages up for non-government employees amid competition for labor.
For 'Amtrak Joe' Biden, Baltimore rail tunnel visit is personal
President Biden will visit the aging Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel that's slated to be replaced with help from bipartisan infrastructure legislation.By Patrick Semansky / AP
Biden touts economic record, criticizes House Republicans
The president's first major economic address this year comes as the White House and Congress remain at odds over increasing the debt ceiling.By Andrew Harnik / AP
Former US leaders asked to re-check for classified docs
The Archives sent a letter to representatives of former presidents and vice presidents to ensure compliance with the Presidential Records Act.By Gerald Herbert / AP
Kelce brothers' hometown celebrates as they make Super Bowl history
Jason Kelce plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, while Travis Kelce plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. The brothers will face off in Super Bowl LVII.By News 5 Cleveland
President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies May 11
This comes as lawmakers have already ended elements of the emergencies that kept millions of Americans insured during the pandemic.By Susan Walsh / AP
Reports: New grand jury in NY examining Trump hush money
News outlets, citing unnamed sources, reported witnesses started testifying before a grand jury to hear evidence against Trump in a years-old probe.By Alex Brandon / AP