April 2021

April 28

President Biden revealed his American Families Plan, which represents a massive and unaffordable expansion of the federal government’s role in education. The plan would radically reshape education in America. It would require a drastic increase in taxes to pay for the increased role for the federal government in education from pre-school to college.

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April 27

President Biden signed an executive order to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors. The order increased the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour and indexed to inflation the minimum wage that federal contractors must pay their employees on federal projects. The order also phases-out the tipped minimum wage for such employees.

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April 27

The Biden administration sent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to Central America in the form of foreign aid, with no promise from their governments to prevent migration into Mexico and eventually the United States. This action was taken after cancelling Trump-Pence agreements with the Central American countries with respect to illegal migration.

April 26

President Biden created a White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment, focused on “mobilizing the federal government’s policies, programs, and practices to empower workers to organize and successfully bargain with their employers,” despite declining membership in—and effectiveness of—labor unions across America.

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April 23

The Biden administration rescinded two civil financial penalties for illegal immigrants who fail to depart as ordered

April 22

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that homeless shelters, including faith-based shelters, may no longer decide how to house transgender or gender non-conforming residents.

April 22

The White House announced the “U.S. International Climate Finance Plan,” which uses taxpayer money to advance left-wing “climate financing” goals around the world.

April 22

The Biden Administration continued a push for electric vehicles and away from petroleum-powered vehicles without taking any action to ensure American independence in this sector. The administration announced they would accelerate the deployment of EVs and chargers despite the obvious national security risks of increasing American energy and transportation reliance on China and the Congo, which produce most of the world’s minerals needed for the batteries in electric cars.

April 19

The Department of Energy revoked a Trump order protecting the U.S. electrical grid from Chinese cyberattack. The Trump order prohibited electric utilities that supply critical defense facilities from importing certain power system equipment from China.

April 19

The Biden Department of Education proposed a grant program that prioritizes education focusing on bias, discrimination, and anti-racism. The Department of Education notice cited the 1619 Project and activist Ibram X. Kendi in arguing that American classrooms should be used to prioritize teaching about “systemic marginalization, biases, inequities, and discriminatory policy and practice in American history.”

April 16

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revoked the Medicaid waivers of key states like Texas, which the Trump-Pence Administration had granted in order to allow state-based innovation and flexibility in the bloated federal program. The move was an attempt to strong-arm states like Texas into expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately, the state of Texas won a preliminary injunction in August of 2021 barring the Biden administration from refusing to extend a waiver.

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April 16

The Biden administration removed Trump-Pence restrictions on government-funded research involving fetal tissue derived from aborted babies.

April 14

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed to bring Planned Parenthood back into the Title X grant program and then increased funding for Title X.

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April 12

The FDA made the abortion pill mifepristone available via telemedicine and mail, removing the in-person dispensing requirement for the pill.

April 7

The State Department announced the restoration of assistance to the Palestinians, included through the maligned United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA).

April 7

The Biden-Harris Administration announced 6 actions being taken to “address the gun violence public health epidemic.” These actions included multiple directives to restrict “ghost guns” (guns assembled from disparate pieces or “printed”) and gun braces, as well as to encourage constitutionally dubious laws such as “red flag” laws, which make it easier to take guns away from law-abiding people. The announcement contains multiple references to the misguided notion that a solution to gun violence is increased intervention and funding from the federal government—including Medicaid funding.