Stories tagged: "President Joe Biden"


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Renters Are Struggling. The Biden Administration Introduced New Protections for Them This Week.

The Biden administration introduced several new efforts to protect renters, make renting more affordable, and to increase fairness in the rental market.

US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s New Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Help Millions of Working and Middle-Class Americans 

Under the new plan, borrowers who earn less than roughly $30,600 a year would owe $0 a month on their federal student loans, effectively pausing them. A borrower who’s in a family of four and makes less than roughly $62,400 would also see their payments paused.

Aparna Shrivastava, right, takes a photo with her partner Shelby Teeter after President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Signs Respect for Marriage Act, Providing Federal Protections for Same-Sex and Interracial Marriages

The bill’s signing comes as Democrats and LGBTQ advocates have expressed growing fear over the possibility that the landmark 2015 Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges—which legalized gay marriage nationwide—could be overturned following the Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade earlier this year.

Sandy Smith, Republican candidate for U.S. House District 1 from North Carolina, speaks to the crowd at former President Donald Trump's rally Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
5 Things To Know About Embattled NC Congressional Candidate Sandy Smith

The eastern North Carolina candidate has former President Trump’s endorsement, but she’s been dogged by controversy.

A freight train runs through the middle of downtown Enfield, North Carolina in June. (Photo by Michael McElroy, Cardinal & Pine)
How a Last-Minute Deal Brokered by the White House Averted a Costly Rail Strike for N.C.

North Carolina is a major corridor for freight lines, and a strike would have made existing supply-line disruptions even worse across the state and nationally. 

The co-owner of Trophy Brewing Company, a popular brewery and restaurant in Raleigh, on how the Inflation Reduction Act will help his business be more environmentally friendly. (Image via Trophy Brewing's Facebook page)
Our North Carolina Restaurant Wants to Do More to Fight Climate Change. The Inflation Reduction Act Will Help.

A Raleigh brewery and restaurant owner on President Biden and Democrats' big climate change bill, which includes billions of dollars in incentives for businesses to invest in clean energy.

President Joe Biden at NC A&T University in April. On Wednesday, Biden announced that he would deliver on a campaign promise, canceling student debt for many Americans. The move could have significant impacts in N.C., which has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation, according to Lending Tree. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Cancels Student Debt For Tens of Millions of Americans, Delivering on a Campaign Promise. Here’s What’s In His Order. 

North Carolina has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation. So the move might have a significant impact here.