White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that as a Haitian-American woman who is also a lesbian, she’s “acutely aware” that her position represents “a few firsts.”

The mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., Byron Brown, is calling for “sensible gun control” and cracking down on “hateful ideology” on social media in the wake of the mass shooting at a grocery store that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured three others.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis would not say Sunday whether a bill he recently signed into law - the Reproductive Health Equity Act, which says pregnant mothers have a fundamental right to continue their pregnancy or have an abortion - means there is a right to abortion up to birth.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday defended the Biden administration sending pallets of baby formula to migrants at Border Patrol facilities on the southern border while parents in the U.S. are struggling to find formula on store shelves, by saying it’s been the law since 1997 to provide “adequate good” or formula for kids under one.

The Biden administration is planning to cancel three offshore oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.

House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) called on the Biden administration on Thursday to do something about the nationwide baby formula shortage and to prosecute instances of stockpiling and price gouging.

The White House announced additional steps on Thursday to address the infant formula shortage, including cutting red tape to get more formula on store shelves quicker.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 8.3 percent in April, down from 8.5 percent in March, but Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.) said that’s no reason for President Biden to celebrate, because inflation is still higher than expected.

House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) said Wednesday that it’s “shameful” and “unconstitutional” that the Biden administration is encouraging people to protest outside the homes of Supreme Court justices, and it’s a tactic that is “meant to intimidate the justices.”

The White House said Monday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making it a priority to ensure the availability of infant baby formula despite shortages that led retailers to limit the amount that parents can buy.