United States President Joe Biden, who has focused heavily on the COVID-19 crisis since taking office, is now trying to make progress with his economic plans.
On Monday, Biden praised his administration’s efforts at job creation. And he wants Congress to take action on his plan for a huge investment in America’s infrastructure.
But, after another mass shooting in the U.S. over the weekend that left seven people dead, Biden will face more pressure to deliver on gun control. There are questions also too over immigration reform and the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
- Ameshia Cross is a democratic strategist and political commentator.
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- Amy Holmes is a political columnist and commentator.
- Rafael Bernal covers politics for The Hill newspaper.
President Biden: "We need to invest to safeguard our critical infrastructure. That's one of the many things that my American Jobs Plan is designed to do." pic.twitter.com/LXoXgbQTxk
— The Hill (@thehill) May 10, 2021
More broadly, the labor market seemed to turn a corner this past March.
Payroll growth shot higher as stimulus and the easing of lockdown measures juiced the economic recovery.https://t.co/97wrTiu4om
— Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) May 10, 2021