Remarks by President Biden at Virtual Meeting with Elected Officials to Discuss the Importance of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Via TeleconferenceSouth Court Auditorium (August 11, 2021) 3:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, folks.  Sorry I’m a few minutes late.  It’s good to see you all.  Gretchen, how are you?  I understand we have another 95,000 people on this Zoom, but apparently there’s a large number of folks on. I’m going to begin by thanking…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, August 11, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:25 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay, a couple of items for you at the top. The President has said that the challenges of our time — the challenge of our time is to demonstrate that democracies can deliver by improving the lives of their own people and…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, August 4, 2021

12:52 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay.  Happy Wednesday.  I have a couple of notes for you at the top. Today, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge released a statement committing to do everything in HUD’s power to stop evictions for families with HUD assistance or families who rent in housing that is insured…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Gene Sperling, August 2, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:00 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Hello. Q    Welcome back, Jen. MS. PSAKI:  Thank you.  Well, thank you.  I know it’s a later briefing this afternoon.  Good things are worth the wait. And with that, we are — I’m pleased to be joined today by Gene Sperling, who…

President Biden Announces Nine Key Nominations

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following nine individuals to serve in key roles: William Valdez, Nominee for Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security Erik Hooks, Nominee for Deputy Administrator for Federal Emergency Management Agency Lisa Gomez, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security, Department of…

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Meeting with Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi of Iraq

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi of Iraq to strengthen bilateral coordination under the Strategic Framework Agreement.  Together they discussed expanded initiatives on climate, energy, education, and combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  They committed to a continued security partnership to ensure that ISIS can never resurge and to allow communities recovering…

Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official Previewing the Visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of the Republic of Iraq

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Hey, everyone.  Again, thank you for participating in today’s call, which is on background and attributable to a “senior administration official.”  The contents of the call are embargoed until Monday, July 26th, at 5:00 a.m.  For awareness only, you’ll be speaking with [senior administration official].  With that, I turn it over to…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Official Working Visit of Chancellor Merkel of Germany

Via Teleconference (July 14, 2021) 2:53 P.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Thank you.  Hi, everyone, and thanks for joining this afternoon.  Today’s call will be embargoed until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, July 15, and the contents will be attributed to a “senior administration official.”  With that, I will turn it over to our speaker, [senior administration…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, July 6, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:04 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Happy July Fourth week.  Okay, a couple of updates for you all at the top here.  After the President is briefed by his COVID-19 Response Team this afternoon, he will speak to the American people about the strong progress that…

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