Trump will have a Republican rival, and Biden wants tokeep the economy the main focus.
Despite not having any public appearances scheduled,President Biden will have much to say this week as heattempts to keep the conversation on economicchallenges
In his speech to the National Association of Counties onTuesday in Washington, Biden is likely to highlight the legislative achievements of the previous two years.
This week, Nikki Haley, a former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor, is anticipated to officially enter the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
The only two Republican candidates in a field that isanticipated to expand in the coming months are formerambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and former presidentDonald Trump.
The Biden administration suggested in November that all significant federal contractors be forced to set goals for lowering their greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Paris climate agreement.
Many companies are now protesting the historic climate initiative, with the largest steel producer in the country saying that compliance may cost small businessesmillions of dollars.
Having spent more than $630 billion on goods andservices in just the fiscal year 2021, the US governmentis the largest buyer in the world.
Only government contractors with yearly contracts worth between $7.5 million and $50 million would be subject to the law, but small firms claim the contractors would pass on the additional costs.