Posts Tagged ‘ President Joe Biden ’

President Proclaims May National Building Safety Month

May 3rd, 2021

President Joe Biden issued a proclamation last week, making May 2021 National Building Safety Month, to “recognize the importance of strengthening our buildings and infrastructure to serve the needs and ensure the safety of every American.” The proclamation also acknowledges and honors building safety professionals and addresses the impact the building industry can have on […]

Amid a Renewed Focus on Climate, Companies Say the Earth is Worth More Than a Day’s Celebration

Apr 22nd, 2021

More than 50 years ago today, 20 million Americans took to the streets, across college campuses and hundreds of cities, “to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward,” say officials for earthday.org. The activities of that day helped to spur the passage of new environmental laws in the U.S., they say, including the […]

American Jobs Plan Calls for $213 billion in Building and Retrofitting

Apr 19th, 2021

With an eye on U.S. infrastructure, environmental protection and competition with China, President Joe Biden debuted the American Jobs Plan in recent weeks, calling on Congress to place significant investments into rebuilding the U.S. economy. As the second part of a presidential agenda labeled “Build Back Better,” the plan focuses on job creation and improvements […]

Democrats Aim to Raise Minimum Wage to $15/hr.

Feb 1st, 2021

With Joe Biden sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, the new administration comes with an agenda for providing ongoing aid to Americans—including increases to the federal minimum wage. Those changes, the President says, should not only provide immediate relief for the lowest-earning workers, but additional improvements going forward. “Hard working Americans deserve sufficient wages […]

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