Biden to tout $4tn infrastructure and welfare plan
Good morning and welcome to the Guardian’s live coverage of today’s political news.
•Joe Biden is continuing the sales tour for his trillion dollar social welfare and infrastructure spending plans today. The president is traveling to Virginia to speak at a community college, as he bids to win support – from politicians and the public – for nearly $4tn of investment.
•The Biden administration is beginning to re-unite families that were separated at the Mexico border during Donald Trump’s presidency. Four families, which include mothers separated from their children in 2017, will be reunited in the US this week, Associated Press reported, in what Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said was “just the beginning” of a broader effort.
•Facebook is set to announce whether it will let Trump return to the platform, the social media giant said. Facebook will reveal its decision on Wednesday. Trump was banned from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube following the Capitol riots in January. Twitter has said Trump will not be allowed to return.
•The funeral for Andrew Brown Jr will take place in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, today. Brown, a Black man, was shot dead by police on April 21, one day after Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing George Floyd. Brown’s death has prompted protests in North Carolina over the past two weeks. Members of the families of George Floyd and Eric Garner will attend, CNN reported.