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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 […]

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President Biden Participates at the National Veterans Day Observance

President Biden Participates in the Wreath Laying Ceremony along with First Lady Jill Biden and Delivers Remarks at the National Veterans Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater. THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you, thank you.  Thank you, Mr. Secretary.  Folks, being President of the United States, you are afforded many opportunities to try to express […]

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Statement by President Joe Biden on the House Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 5, 2021 – Tonight, we took a monumental step forward as a nation. The United States House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a once-in-generation bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create millions of jobs, turn the climate crisis into an opportunity, and put us on a path to win the economic […]

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves California Disaster Declaration for Caldor Fire

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Caldor Fire beginning on August 14, 2021, and continuing. Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments […]

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The United States, Joined by Allies and Partners, Attributes Malicious Cyber Activity and Irresponsible State Behavior to the People’s Republic of China

The United States has long been concerned about the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) irresponsible and destabilizing behavior in cyberspace. Today, the United States and our allies and partners are exposing further details of the PRC’s pattern of malicious cyber activity and taking further action to counter it, as it poses a major threat to […]