Dem Notes

  • “I do apologize for the fact that the United States, in the last administration, pulled out of the Paris Accord.”—President Joe Biden at the Glasgow climate change conference.
  • It doesn’t get all the attention that Supreme Court nominations attract, but there’s an important box soon to be checked by President Joe Biden. He has an opportunity to appoint two new members of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and renew—or not—the chair and vice chair. Commitments to keeping prices in check and employment stable are major day-to-day challenges. Scenarios such as the financial markets’ impact on climate change are among other critically important priorities.
  • The Biden Administration is canceling two environmental rollbacks from the Trump years dealing with endangered species rules. Industry groups and Congressional GOPsters have long viewed the Endangered Species Act as an impediment to economic development.
  • “Democrats can leapfrog the Right with significant investments in streaming video, podcasting, newsletters and innovative content producers on growing platforms like Tik-Tok, whose audiences dwarf those of cable news networks like Fox News.”—David Brock, the founder of Media Matters for America and American Bridge 21st Century, a Democratic super PAC.

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