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Biden is forgiving another $1.2 billion in student loan debt starting today

President Joe Biden is slated to announce Wednesday during his fundraising trip to Los Angeles that his administration will cancel another $1.2 billion in student loan debt — this time for about 153,000 borrowers. All of them have been approved for the shortened repayment period benefit under the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan.

White House preps new sanctions package against Russia after Navalny death

The Biden administration on Tuesday again urged U.S. House Republican leaders to hold an up-or-down vote on military assistance for Ukraine and said a new sanctions package against Russia is on the way, citing the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as placing new pressure on Western democracies to rally against the military invasion.

Patients See First Savings From Biden’s Drug Price Push, as Pharma Lines Up Its Lawyers

President Joe Biden’s battle against high drug prices is mostly embodied in the IRA, as the law is known — a grab bag of measures intended to give Medicare patients immediate relief and, in the long term, to impose government controls on what pharmaceutical companies charge for their products. The law represents the most significant overhaul for the U.S. drug marketplace in decades.

Fetterman to stump for Biden in Nevada swing county

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is heading west on Saturday to stump for President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign in a key Nevada swing county. Fetterman is scheduled to join the Washoe Democratic Party for its annual Crab Feed and meet with voters in the northern Nevada county, according to the Biden-Harris campaign.