In his meetings with G-7 leaders this weekend, President Biden has focused his attention on strengthening global ties to promote his improving infrastructure package.
On Saturday, the White House announced a “Build Back Better World” initiative to “help meet the tremendous infrastructure needed in low and middle-income countries.”
The initiative was announced after a meeting between G-7 leaders on Saturday morning, during which they discussed how to counter China’s growing global influence.
The announcement of the global initiative comes as Mr. Biden is struggling at home to pass a domestic infrastructure initiative.
It’ll be interesting to see how these other countries could affect the US in terms of creating better infrastructure and in creating more jobs.
Meanwhile, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced Friday she is extending the state’s mortgage foreclosure moratorium through September.
She stated, “Housing is a basic human need, which is why I worked with the Legislature and our congressional delegation to devote state and federal resources.”
However, the governor was unable to extend the state’s rent moratorium which expires on June 30th.
Brown is urging those who will struggle to pay rent in July to apply for rental assistance.
Currently the governor is working with lawmakers to pass a bill that would give tenants who apply for rent assistance “safe harbor from eviction.”
We are so glad that some states are offering some relief to home owners.
And finally, Oregon lawmakers will consider a proposal to pay essential workers up to $2,000 in new stimulus payments.
Labor leaders and some Democratic lawmakers have been pushing to use money from the latest federal stimulus bill to reward essential workers for their work.
The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that Congress approved in March authorizes states to spend some of their stimulus money to reward essential workers…