Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Bilateral Meeting between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy

President Biden looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy to the White House on May 10, 2022.  The visit will reaffirm the deep bonds of friendship and strong partnership between the United States and Italy.  The leaders will discuss their ongoing coordination with Allies and partners on measures to support of the people…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 18, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 4:07 P.M. EDT      (The Easter Bunny enters the room and stands at the podium.) MS. PSAKI:  Who knows who’s under here?  (Laughter.)  No more bunny business.  (The Easter Bunny leaves the podium.) That’s the line we worked on.  Do you guys like it?  (Laughter.) Thank you for joining us,…

President Biden Announces Key Regional Appointments for USDA and SBA

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden appointed the following individuals to serve in key regional leadership roles at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA): Emily Cole, USDA State Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Connecticut John Patterson, USDA State Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Ohio Gail Greenman, USDA State…

Advancing Equity and Racial Justice Through the Federal Government

 “It is therefore the policy of my Administration that the Federal Government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.  Affirmatively advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity is the responsibility…

A Proclamation on Pan American Day And Pan American Week, 2022

On April 14, 1890, 18 nations of this hemisphere came together to form the International Union of American Republics — the oldest regional international organization in the world and the precursor to the modern-day Organization of American States.  Today, the Organization of American States consists of 35 independent States from North America, Central America, South America, and…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Year of Evidence for Action to Fortify and Expand Evidence-Based Policymaking

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration launched a “Year of Evidence for Action” at its first-ever White House Summit on Evidence for Action, co-hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). During this Year of Evidence, the Administration will: Share leading practices from Federal Agencies to generate…

The Next Energy Revolution Begins Now

By Dr. Sally Benson, OSTP Deputy Director for Energy Unless you hang out with energy wonks, you might not have noticed the exponential adoption of clean energy technologies right now. After being available for years, plug-in electric vehicle sales are taking off – their percentage of sales of doubled between 2020 to 2021, and is…

U.S.-Singapore Joint Leaders’ Statement

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is honored to welcome Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong to Washington, D.C. The U.S.-Singapore strategic partnership is anchored in our shared respect for the rules-based international order, adherence to international law, and the principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter – including respect for sovereignty,…

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