ECONOMY


President Joe Biden speaks while meeting with union and business leaders to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden attempts to ramp up enthusiasm for infrastructure bill

Joe Biden attempted to ramp up enthusiasm for the bipartisan infrastructure bill while the two major parties continue to clash on Capitol Hill. In a meeting on Thursday at the White House, Biden discussed the $1.2 trillion measure with people who represent unions, including those for manufacturers, electricians and painters.




House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise of La., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

GOP reps. give Biden ‘Grade I’ for inflation

Republican representatives have taken aim at Democrats for the spike in inflation. During a press briefing on Tuesday, House GOP Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) railed against Joe Biden for allowing American families to suffer under the weight of rising prices.



Joe Biden pauses after signing an executive order at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Joe Biden attempts to quell fears over inflation

Joe Biden attempted to downplay inflation concerns during a speech on his administration’s handling of the economy. Speaking at the White House on Monday, Biden touted the highest economic growth rate in 40 years as the U.S. started to reopen from coronavirus lockdowns.