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A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2022

After the Union Army captured New Orleans in 1862, slave owners in Confederate states migrated to Texas with more than 150,000 enslaved Black persons.  For 3 years, even after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved Black Americans in Texas remained in brutal bondage, immorally and illegally deprived of their freedom and basic dignity.  […]

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Statement by President Joe Biden on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Jill and I stand in support and solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex, (LGBTQI+) people in the United States and around the world. And we join with Americans across the country to reaffirm our commitment to the ongoing work of upholding human dignity […]

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President Biden Nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Today, President Biden will announce his intent to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Currently a judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Jackson is one of the nation’s brightest legal minds. If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to serve on […]

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President Biden Delivers Remarks on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

President Biden Delivers Remarks on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine, at the White House. Under the leadership of the President and Secretary of State, the U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity. On behalf […]

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Statement by President Joe Biden On the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Vaccine Requirements

January 13, 2022 – My administration began to institute vaccination requirements last July, when after months of making vaccinations free and widely available, 90 million Americans were still unvaccinated. Today, that number is down to under 35 million. These vaccine requirements applied to members of the Armed Forces, federal workers and contractors, health care workers, […]

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Remarks to Mark One Year Since the Deadly Assault on the Capitol (video)

President Biden and Vice President Harris Deliver Remarks to Mark One Year Since the January 6th Deadly Assault on the Capitol. Remarks by Vice President Harris Marking One Year Since the January 6th Deadly Assault on the U.S. Capitol THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Fellow Americans, good morning. Certain dates echo throughout history, including dates that instantly remind […]

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Presidential Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10315 That Banned Travel from Africa

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution announced that the B.1.1.529 (Omicron) variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), constitutes a variant of concern.  The WHO further reported that the number of cases of this variant appeared to be increasing in almost […]

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Statement from Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Senator Manchin reversing his position on Build Back Better

December 19, 2021 – Senator Manchin’s comments this morning on FOX are at odds with his discussions this week with the President, with White House staff, and with his own public utterances. Weeks ago, Senator Manchin committed to the President, at his home in Wilmington, to support the Build Back Better framework that the President […]

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EPA Announces Plans to Use First $1B from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds to Clear Out the Superfund Backlog

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $1 billion investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to initiate cleanup and clear the backlog of 49 previously unfunded Superfund sites and accelerate cleanup at dozens of other sites across the country. Until this historic investment, many of these were part […]

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Biden Announces Release from Strategic Petroleum Reserve As Part of Ongoing Efforts to Lower Prices, Address Lack of Supply Around the World

November 23, 2021 – Over the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented global economic shutdown. As the world is re-opening from a near economic standstill, countries across the globe are grappling with the challenges that arise as consumer demand for goods outpaces supply. But here in the United States, the economic recovery […]