President Biden, at a union training center in Michigan, promoted his legislative agenda, which includes a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a social-policy package that is being negotiated among Democrats.
The British government deployed around 200 soldiers in the south of England where a shortage of truck drivers has led to fuel shortages. Around half of the soldiers were driving civilian vehicles and the others were providing logistical support.
Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, and Miguel Cardona, the U.S. education secretary, celebrated the high rates of inoculation against Covid-19 among education workers in the city on the first day that a new vaccination requirement went into effect.
Representative Pramila Jayapal, the leader of the Democrats' progressive caucus, voiced optimism about passing both pieces of President Biden's domestic agenda. Her group opposes passing an infrastructure bill until the social spending plan advances.
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said that the state would phase-in the coronavirus vaccine mandate for in-person learning after receiving full approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The mandate could begin as early as next fall.
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