On Jan. 22, 2021, days after President Joe Biden took office, he issued a statement for the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on the importance of pro-abortion policies, committing himself to enshrine the right to abortion in the Constitution and expand access to the procedure for women across the country.
Economists, Educators, Catholic Leaders Discuss What’s At Stake In Debt Limit Resolution For Those Most In Need
“Blessed are the young,” said Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States, “for they shall inherit the national debt.” Hoover’s witty mangling of Matthew 5:5 still gets a laugh today, just as it surely did when he made the wisecrack in 1936.
President Biden Gets Cheers for His Environmental Policy Efforts
On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden was steadfast in his commitment to environmental policy. And so far through his first term, Catholic environmental advocates say he has by and large kept that commitment.
Catholic Leaders: Biden, Congress Must Do More to Curb Gun Violence
Last spring, after a combined 31 Americans were killed in two mass shootings, the federal government passed the most significant gun safety legislation in decades. Still, gun violence has persisted. And in a May 14 USA Today column, President Joe Biden echoed what Catholic leaders have continuously said: “We need to do more.”
Biden Signals Confronting White Supremacy A Key 2024 Campaign Theme
President Joe Biden delivered a sharp rebuke of white supremacy during a commencement address to a historically Black university this month, a signal he will make confronting that issue a key theme in his reelection campaign.
Biden’s Vow of Humane Immigration System Unfulfilled, Advocates Say
Two years into President Joe Biden’s term, Catholic immigration leaders wonder what happened to his campaign trail pledge to create a more fair and humane immigration system. They say while some positive steps have been taken, the administration has been slow to act, increasingly political, and reliant on recycled ineffective policies.
Biden Administration Outlines New Plan to Reduce Migrant Arrivals When Title 42 Ends
The Biden administration announced April 27 new steps it would take in an effort to reduce migrant arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border when Title 42 expires in May.
‘The Enemies of Peace Will Not Prevail,’ Biden Says as Good Friday Agreement Turns 25
President Joe Biden said “the enemies of peace will not prevail” in Northern Ireland as he pledged the United States would continue to partner and support the region in building stability and future prosperity for its young people.
After Nashville School Shooting, Biden Renews Call for Assault Weapons Ban and Universal Background Checks
President Joe Biden called a March 27 shooting at a school in Nashville, Tennessee, “sick,” “heartbreaking” and “a family’s worst nightmare,” in remarks from the White House. The president called on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban.
Biden Issues Executive Order On Guns, Calls On Congress To Reduce Gun Violence
President Joe Biden announced March 14 he would sign an executive order aiming to increase the number of background checks on prospective gun buyers, as well as measures to promote red flag laws and the secure storage of firearms.