Biden Bits: Opportunity versus Decay

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It’s Wednesday aka My Vacation Eve.

For Wednesday, October, 6th, 2021, President has received his daily brief. This afternoon President Biden will host a meeting with business leaders and CEO’s on the need to address the debt limit.

President Biden has tweeted 1 time so far for Wednesday; I’ll be sharing it down thread.

When Biden Bits was published for Tuesday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 6 tweets giving him a Tuesday Tweeting Total of 7 tweets and 0 retweets.

On Tuesday, President Biden traveled to Michigan to sell his Build Back Better Agenda. The below YouTube is 37 minutes and 29 seconds long. President Biden begins his remarks at the 3 minute and 17 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.


President Biden (9:19): So it’s essential that we regain our momentum that we’ve lost. And work our — you know, the work of our time, it seems to me — those of us who hold public office — is to prepare ourselves to be more competitive and to win the fast-changing 21st century and — the global economy. Things are changing incredibly quickly. That’s why I proposed two critical pieces of legislation being debated back in Washington right now. The first, a bill to invest in our physical infrastructure. And the second is a bill to invest in our human infrastructure. I’ll talk about both of these bills in just a moment. But first I want to set one thing straight: These bills are not about left versus right or moderate versus progressive or anything that pits Americans against one another. These bills are about competitiveness versus complacency. They’re about opportunity versus decay. They’re about leading the world or continuing to let the world pass us by, which is literally happening. To support these investments is to create a rising America, America that’s moving. And to oppose these investments is to be complicit in America’s decline. To support these bills is to pursue a broader vision of our nation. And to oppose them is to accept a very cramped view of our future.


President Biden (33:21): I took this agenda to the country. They said it was time to build an economy that looks out from Scranton, Pennsylvania — where I grew up as a kid — instead of looking down from Wall Street. An economy that looks out from Howell, Michigan, and towns like it all over America, that brings people from every race, background, religion into the game. That’s what — and notwithstanding some of the signs that I saw com- — that’s why 81 million Americans voted for me. The largest number of votes in American history. (Applause.) A clear majority who supported when they supported me. Look, it’s now time to deliver.


H.R. 4–John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 summary:

This bill establishes new criteria for determining which states and political subdivisions must obtain preclearance before changes to voting practices may take effect. Preclearance is the process of receiving preapproval from the Department of Justice (DOJ) or the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia before making legal changes that would affect voting rights.

A state and all of its political subdivisions shall be subject to preclearance of voting practice changes for a 10-year period if

*15 or more voting rights violations occurred in the state during the previous 25 years;

*10 or more violations occurred during the previous 25 years, at least 1 of which was committed by the state itself; or

*3 or more violations occurred during the previous 25 years and the state administers the elections.

A political subdivision as a separate unit shall also be subject to preclearance for a 10-year period if three or more voting rights violations occurred there during the previous 25 years.

States and political subdivisions that meet certain thresholds regarding minority groups must preclear covered practices before implementation, such as changes to methods of election and redistricting.

Further, states and political subdivisions must notify the public of changes to voting practices.

Next, the bill authorizes DOJ to require states or political subdivisions to provide certain documents or answers to questions for enforcing voting rights.

The bill also outlines factors courts must consider when hearing challenges to voting practices, such as the extent of any history of official voting discrimination in the state or political subdivision. 08/24/2021.

H.R. 4 passed the House on August 24th, 2021, the yea’s were 219, the nay’s were 212, one person did not vote.

The daily press briefing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. D.C., time.

This is an Open Thread.

That’s it all I’m out until Monday…

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