Joe Biden Announces $3.3bn for Infrastructure Projects in Visit to Key Swing State Wisconsin

Joe Biden unveiled a $3 billion infrastructure investment plan aimed at bolstering local communities nationwide. Speaking from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Biden expressed concern over the ongoing challenges many communities in America endure, including economic setbacks that continue to impact them. He emphasized that this new infrastructure initiative seeks to promote environmental justice by fostering connections between disadvantaged neighborhoods and fresh opportunities for growth.

According to the Gurdian, The House of Representatives passed a bill that would require TikTok owner ByteDance to sell the social media platform or face a total nationwide ban. The vote was a landslide, with 352 Congress members voting in favor and only 65 against. TikTok responded to the House vote describing it as a “ban” on the social media platform, adding that it was “hopeful that the Senate will consider the facts”.

The White House said it is “glad” to see a bill move forward that would require the TikTok owner ByteDance to sell the social media platform or face a total ban in the US. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that the White House “will look to the Senate to take swift action” on the bill, adding that it “welcomes ongoing efforts to address the threats posed by certain technology services operating in the United States”.

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate committee on health, education, labor and pensions, said that he will introduce legislation that will establish a standard of 32-hour workweek in the US. In a statement on his legislation, Sanders said: “The financial gains from the major advancements in artificial intelligence, automation, and new technology must benefit the working class, not just corporate CEOs and wealthy stockholders on Wall Street.”

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