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First Lady Jill Biden to Host Kenya State Dinner Media Preview and Spousal Program Events with First Lady Rachel Ruto

Published: May 21, 2024 02:04

As part of the State Visit with the Republic of Kenya, First Lady Jill Biden will host a State Dinner Media Preview and a series of events in celebration of the continuing friendship between the two countries. Dr. Biden traveled to Kenya in February 2023…

On-the-Record Press Gaggle by White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby

Published: May 21, 2024 00:19

Via Teleconference 2:02 P.M. EDT MODERATOR:  Hey, everyone.  Thanks for joining us.  Kirby has a few words here at the top, and then we’ll get through as many questions as we can. MR. KIRBY:  Hey, everybody.  I know you’ve all seen the statement from the…

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meetings in Israel

Published: May 20, 2024 19:09

Today in Israel, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Israeli Leader of the Opposition Yair Lapid, Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant, Chief of Defense Herzi Halevi, and War Cabinet members Benny Gantz and Gadi Eizenkot to discuss the situation…

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Palestinian Officials

Published: May 20, 2024 19:08

On Sunday, May 19, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary General Hussein Al Sheikh and Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa. They discussed the crisis in Gaza and efforts…

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Warrant Applications by the International Criminal Court

Published: May 20, 2024 16:39

The ICC prosecutor’s application for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders is outrageous. And let me be clear: whatever this prosecutor might imply, there is no equivalence — none — between Israel and Hamas.  We will always stand with Israel against…

Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Stabilization of Iraq

Published: May 20, 2024 14:56

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and…

Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Stabilization of Iraq

Published: May 20, 2024 14:53

On May 22, 2003, by Executive Order 13303, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and…

Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Senate Plans to Vote on the Bipartisan Border Security Agreement

Published: May 20, 2024 11:11

From his first day in office, President Biden has called on Congress to fix our broken immigration system. That’s why he introduced a comprehensive immigration reform plan on day 1. And that’s why, earlier this year, his Administration reached a bipartisan…

Remarks by President Biden at a Campaign Event | Detroit, MI

Published: May 19, 2024 22:56

CRED CaféDetroit, Michigan 2:25 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, it’s great to see you all.  It’s great to see you all.  AUDIENCE MEMBER:  It’s great to see you. THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you.  No, thank you.  Well, I tell you what, we’re — we got a long…

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meetings in Saudi Arabia and Israel

Published: May 19, 2024 20:41

Today in Jerusalem, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Isaac Herzog, National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi, Minister for Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer, and convened a modified U.S.-Israel…

Remarks by President Biden at the Morehouse College Class of 2024 Commencement Address | Atlanta, GA

Published: May 19, 2024 20:38

Morehouse CollegeAtlanta, Georgia 10:29 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you, thank you, thank you, President Thomas, faculty, staff, alumni.  And a special thanks — I’ll ask all the folks who helped you get here — your mothers,…

Remarks by President Biden at a Campaign Event | Atlanta, GA

Published: May 18, 2024 19:04

Mary Mac’s Tea RoomAtlanta, Georgia 2:59 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  (Applause.)  Now, look, I realize I’m surrounded by Morehouse men.  (Applause.)  I want you to know I’m a Delaware State guy.  Okay?  (Laughter.)  And the…

Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel

Published: May 18, 2024 16:58

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will travel to Saudi Arabia on Saturday, May 18 to meet with Prime Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss bilateral and regional matters, including the war in Gaza and ongoing efforts to achieve a…

Remarks by President Biden at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Published: May 17, 2024 21:27

National Museum of African American History and CultureWashington, D.C. 11:43 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My name is Joe Biden — (laughter) — and I’m a lifetime member of the NAACP.  (Applause.)  But I said that a little earlier to the president, and he said,…

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting With Brown v. Board Plaintiffs and their Families

Published: May 17, 2024 18:27

In honor of the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, President Joe Biden hosted a delegation of plaintiffs and family members representing the historic decision in the Oval Office. Members of the delegation represented litigants from the five…

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at a Community Listening Session on Tribal Health Care

Published: May 17, 2024 16:43

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Thank you, Doug. Aanii. Chairman Lowes, President Gravelle, thank you for your kindness and your leadership, for living the good life for your communities. And it’s so wonderful to be here with Bryan and Liz. Joe and I are…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Ensure Environmental Protections of the Antarctic Region

Published: May 17, 2024 16:06

Today, ahead of the 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, President Biden signed a National Security Memorandum (NSM) on United States Policy on the Antarctic Region.  Under this policy, the United States will continue to lead cooperative…

National Security Memorandum on United States Policy on the Antarctic Region

Published: May 17, 2024 15:00

NATIONAL SECURITY MEMORANDUM/nSM-23 MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT               THE SECRETARY OF STATE               THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE               THE ATTORNEY GENERAL               THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR               THE SECRETARY OF…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces New Actions to Advance Racial and Educational Equity on 70th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Published: May 17, 2024 14:30

President Biden believes every student deserves access to a high-quality education that prepares them to be the next generation of leaders. Today, on the 70th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education (Brown) decision, which outlawed racially…

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Diana Mondino and Chief of Cabinet Nicolás Posse of Argentina

Published: May 17, 2024 14:06

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met yesterday with Foreign Minister Diana Mondino and Chief of Cabinet Nicolás Posse of Argentina at the White House to reaffirm the strong partnership between our two countries.  The National Security Advisor…

Statement from President Joe Biden Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Published: May 17, 2024 13:13

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, my Administration stands in support and solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) people around the world as they seek to live full lives, free…

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at a Bay Mills Indian Community Event

Published: May 16, 2024 23:53

Brimley, Michigan Thank you, President Gravelle. You and Chairman Lowes are fearless advocates for your communities – ensuring that ancestral lands are protected, and fighting for justice and hope ahead. Your leadership echoes throughout this peninsula and…

Statement from President Joe Biden After Signing FAA Reauthorization Act

Published: May 16, 2024 23:35

The bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization is a big win for travelers, the aviation workforce, and our economy. It will expand critical protections for air travelers, strengthen safety standards, and support pilots, flight attendants,…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Labor, Business, and Elected Leaders Praise President Biden’s Actions to Protect American Workers and Businesses from China’s Unfair Trade Practices

Published: May 16, 2024 22:12

This week, President Biden took action to protect investments in America by increasing tariffs on $18 billion of imports from China. This action will combat China’s unfair trade practices and support the President’s historic investments in American steel…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Stephen Benjamin

Published: May 16, 2024 21:23

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:52 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  We’ll wait for — for — I don’t want to call her out, but — (laughter) — Q    Madam President. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Madam President, that’s right.  (Laughter.)  I was trying to be good, not…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Record Over $16 Billion in Support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Published: May 16, 2024 19:09

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a new record in Federal funding and investments in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) totaling more than $16 billion from Fiscal Years (FY) 2021 through current available data for FY 2024.…

Statement from Vice President Kamala Harris on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Historic Investments in HBCUs

Published: May 16, 2024 18:01

As a proud graduate of Howard University, I know firsthand that our HBCUs are centers of academic excellence. For generations, these anchors of our communities have played a pivotal role in building and contributing to America’s leadership at home and…

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Representatives of Countries with Citizens Taken Hostage by Hamas

Published: May 16, 2024 17:22

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met yesterday with Ambassadors and Chiefs of Mission from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Thailand and the United…

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Supreme Court Ruling on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Published: May 16, 2024 16:17

Today’s Supreme Court ruling is an unmistakable win for American consumers. Since President Obama and I created it in the wake of the Great Recession, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has worked to protect consumers from abusive practices by…

Remarks by National Economic Advisor Lael Brainard on Responding to the Challenges of China’s Industrial Overcapacity

Published: May 16, 2024 15:30

Center for American Progress As Prepared for Delivery It is a pleasure to join you at the Center for American Progress.  Today, I want to talk about the President’s investment agenda and the trade enforcement that is necessary to make sure American jobs…

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with President Santiago Peña of Paraguay

Published: May 16, 2024 14:56

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with President Santiago Peña of Paraguay at the White House yesterday to discuss opportunities to strengthen the deep partnership between our two countries. The National Security Advisor welcomed the stand that…

A Proclamation on 70th Anniversary Brown V. Board of Education

Published: May 16, 2024 14:25

Seventy years ago, the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education that outlawed racial segregation in our Nation’s public schools, finding that “separate but equal” is “inherently unequal.”  That landmark decision helped us…

Readout of Convening to Mark One-Year Anniversary of National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

Published: May 16, 2024 14:22

Yesterday, nearly one year since the White House released the first-ever U.S. National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, senior Biden-Harris Administration officials hosted advocates from across the country to discuss the Administration’s historic efforts…

U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on the Extension of the Bilateral Energy Transformation Task Force

Published: May 16, 2024 13:26

Canada and the United States are pleased to announce the renewal of the bilateral Canada-U.S. Energy Transformation Task Force (ETTF) for an additional year. In August 2022, President Biden set the United States, and the world, on an ambitious new course…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Critical Steps to Protect Workers from Risks of Artificial Intelligence

Published: May 16, 2024 13:00

Since taking office, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the entire Biden-Harris Administration have moved with urgency to harness the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to spur innovation and advance opportunity, while also taking action to…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Takes Action to Strengthen American Solar Manufacturing and Protect Manufacturers and Workers from China’s Unfair Trade Practices

Published: May 16, 2024 09:00

President Biden’s Investing in America agenda has catalyzed an American clean energy manufacturing and deployment boom. Through the President’s Inflation Reduction Act, incentives for manufacturing and deployment of clean energy, including incentives for…

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Massachusetts Disaster Declaration

Published: May 16, 2024 02:13

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from…

The President and Vice President release their financial disclosure reports disclosing their personal financial interests

Published: May 15, 2024 22:21

Today, the President and Vice President released their annual public financial disclosure reports to the American people. These public filings help to prevent financial conflicts of interest by providing transparency about the assets of government…

FACT SHEET: Global Health Worker Initiative (GHWI) Year Two Fact Sheet

Published: May 15, 2024 21:33

As we celebrate two years since the launch of the Global Health Worker Initiative (GHWI), the United States continues to demonstrate our commitment to global health and to the global health workforce, providing more than $10.5 billion in global health…

Remarks by President Biden at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service

Published: May 15, 2024 21:17

U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 12:21 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  President Yoes, Auxiliary President Hennie, Auxiliary President Lehmann, Executive Director and good friend Jimmy Pasco, thank you for your service to our nation and for inviting me to join you…

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at the 2024 Women’s Health “Health Lab”

Published: May 15, 2024 17:35

New York, New York Liz, you lead with vision – and that’s what today is all about. So many women’s – and men’s – lives are filled with more knowledge, which is power, and joy because of this work. Thank you for inviting me to join all of you today for this…

Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on Actions Against the Ortega-Murillo Regime Repressing People and Preying on Migrants in Nicaragua

Published: May 15, 2024 17:24

Today, the United States is taking coordinated action in response to the Ortega-Murillo regime’s continued repression of the people of Nicaragua and ongoing exploitation of vulnerable migrants, including via the facilitation – and profiting off of –…

Background Press Call on Actions Against the Ortega-Murillo Regime Repressing People and Preying on Migrants in Nicaragua

Published: May 15, 2024 17:00

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCILVia Teleconference 9:49 A.M. EDT MODERATOR:  I am extremely sorry for our delay today.  We had a last-minute scheduling conflict.  But I thank you all for joining this call on Nicaragua.  I will be very brief.  Not for reporting…

Statement from President Joe Biden on Attempted Assassination of Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico

Published: May 15, 2024 16:20

I am alarmed to hear reports of an attack on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.  Jill and I are praying for a swift recovery, and our thoughts are with his family and the people of Slovakia. We condemn this horrific act of violence. Our embassy is in close…

Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on the U.S.-PRC Talks on AI Risk and Safety

Published: May 15, 2024 13:55

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Technology and National Security Tarun Chhabra and Department of State Acting Special Envoy for Critical and Emerging Technology Seth Center led an interagency U.S. delegation with officials from…

Statement from President Joe Biden on the April Consumer Price Index

Published: May 15, 2024 13:36

Fighting inflation and lowering costs is my top economic priority. I know many families are struggling, and that even though we’ve made progress we have a lot more to do. Inflation has fallen more than 60% from its peak, and core inflation fell to its…

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Brazilian Presidential Advisor Celso Amorim

Published: May 15, 2024 12:35

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by telephone yesterday with Brazilian Presidential Advisor Celso Amorim. He expressed his condolences on behalf of President Biden and the people of the United States to those who have been impacted by the…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions and Resources for Increasing Student Attendance and Engagement as Part of the White House Every Day Counts Summit

Published: May 15, 2024 09:00

The Biden-Harris Administration has made historic investments to help ensure that all children can thrive in the 21st century – and that begins with students being in school every day. Chronic absenteeism – students missing 10% or more of school – emerged…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai

Published: May 14, 2024 21:04

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:15 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  All right.  All right, everybody.  All right.  Good afternoon, everyone. Q    Good afternoon. Q    Hi. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Hi. Q    Hello. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  It’s raining outside. Okay.  So,…

Memorandum on Actions by the United States Related to the Statutory 4-Year Review of the Section 301 Investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

Published: May 14, 2024 19:26

MEMORANDUM FOR THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE SUBJECT:       Actions by the United States Related to the              Statutory 4-Year Review of the Section 301              Investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and              Practices…

Remarks by President Biden on His Agenda to Promote American Investments and Jobs

Published: May 14, 2024 18:37

Rose Garden 12:32 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  (Applause.)  Now, I assume you’re standing in case you have to run when the rain starts.  (Laughter.)  Please, have a seat. Rox, thank you very much for all you do to fight for…

Background Press Call by National Economic Advisor Lael Brainard and Senior Administration Officials on President Biden’s Actions to Protect American Workers and Businesses

Published: May 14, 2024 16:10

3:23 P.M. EDT      MR. KIKUKAWA:  Hey, everyone.  Thank you for joining our call today.  Apologies that the daily press briefing is still ongoing.  Today’s call is embargoed until tomorrow at five o’clock a.m. Eastern time.  It will — we will start with…

Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Yemen

Published: May 14, 2024 16:04

On May 16, 2012, by Executive Order 13611, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and…

Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Yemen

Published: May 14, 2024 16:04

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:      Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the…

FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Highlights Investments in Rural America, Invites Public Nominations for Rural Innovators Initiative

Published: May 14, 2024 12:34

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration will host a Rural Communities in Action event at the White House to highlight how the Administration is investing in rural communities. White House Domestic Policy Advisor Neera Tanden, White House Office of Public…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Action to Protect American Workers and Businesses from China’s Unfair Trade Practices

Published: May 14, 2024 09:00

President Biden’s economic plan is supporting investments and creating good jobs in key sectors that are vital for America’s economic future and national security. China’s unfair trade practices concerning technology transfer, intellectual property, and…

Statement From National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Signing of the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act into Law

Published: May 13, 2024 23:12

Following the President’s signing of H.R. 1042, the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act, into law, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan released the following statement: Today, President Biden signed into law a historic series of actions that will…

Order Regarding the Acquisition of Certain Real Property of Cheyenne Leads by MineOne Cloud Computing Investment I L.P.

Published: May 13, 2024 20:00

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (section 721), 50 U.S.C. 4565, it is hereby ordered as follows:     Section…

Remarks by Vice President Harris in a Moderated Conversation with Jimmy O. Yang at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Legislative Leadership Summit

Published: May 13, 2024 19:17

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. 11:03 A.M. EDT MR. YANG:  Thank you, Alisha.  And, Madam Vice President, welcome to the APAICS Leadership Summit. THE VICE PRESIDENT:  And happy 30th anniversary, everyone.  (Applause.) Jimmy, before…

FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda is Helping American Families Across the Country Save Money

Published: May 13, 2024 16:00

Through President Biden’s historic Investing in America agenda, the Biden-Harris Administration is cutting costs for hardworking American families in every corner of the country. President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the largest-ever investment in…

Readout of Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer’s Meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

Published: May 13, 2024 13:29

Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Friday. Mr. Finer reaffirmed the strong U.S. commitment to refugees and displaced people…

Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on the U.S.-PRC Talks on AI Risk and Safety

Published: May 13, 2024 11:28

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Technology and National Security Tarun Chhabra and Department of State Acting Special Envoy for Critical and Emerging Technologies Seth Center will lead an interagency U.S. delegation to Geneva,…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Kicks Off Infrastructure Week by Highlighting Historic Results Spurred by President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

Published: May 13, 2024 09:00

Administration releases updated map showcasing 56,000 infrastructure projects and unveils new Investing in America state-by-state fact sheets When President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in November 2021, he committed to delivering…

Remarks by President Biden at a Campaign Reception | Seattle, WA

Published: May 13, 2024 00:21

6:22 P.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT:  Folks, thank you.  (Applause.)  I’ll tell you something else — (inaudible) get up here.  I want to tell you something else.  When we win, he ain’t staying in Washington State.  (Applause.) GOVERNOR INSLEE:  Uh oh!  (Laughter…

Remarks by President Biden at a Campaign Reception | Medina, WA

Published: May 12, 2024 18:40

12:48 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  (Applause.)  Well, welcome to the Sea- — Seattle Art Museum.  (Laughter.)  What a magnificent place you have, Kim — really, really, really.  And thanks for that introduction — most of all for…

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Israeli National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi

Published: May 12, 2024 17:43

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with his Israeli counterpart Tzachi Hanegbi.  He expressed his condolences on behalf of President Biden and the American people on Israel’s Memorial Day.  He emphasized that this is the first Memorial Day…