The president will sign executive orders that will lift the ban on transgender
people serving in the military as well as a "Made in America" order to increase
federal spending going to U.S. companies.
President Biden is pushing hard on a number odf fronts, as he enters his first
full week as president. He's going to sign more executive orders today including
a new Buy America Plan, senior white house correspondent Mary Bruce has the
details. Good morning, Mary! Good morning, George! While president Biden is
continuing his blitz of executive actions. Today he'll try to fulfill that campaign
promise by signing an order encouraging the federal government to quote
'Buy America and purchase goods and services from US copmpanies'.
Now the law already requires this but businesses have been frustrated by
loopholes and waivers that still exist. This order os going to try and clamp
down on all of that. And, we've also learned from sources that the preident
today will be signing an executive order lifting the Pentagon's ban on
transgender people serving in the military that controversial policy that president
Trump put in place a few years ago. Biden has long supported reversing this
and we've learned that the new defense secretary Lloyd Austin who of course
also supports this will be on hand for the signing, George. And Mary,
The president is getting some pushback on his coveted relief plan from republican
saying it's just too big. Yeah George, he's running into some road blocks on
the hill already. The president has been adament that he wants bipartisan
support from this. But republicans and even some democrats are balking at that
nearly two trillion dollar price tag. even more moderate members like Susan
Collins and MItt Romney say, it's just too big especially since they just passed
this 900 billon dollar package last month and much of that has yet to be spent.
But Biden has to walk a very fine line here. If he give republicans too many
concessions well that could put some democrats and with that near even split
in the senate. Biden has very, very little wiggle room here, George. Mary Bruce,
thank you very much.
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