Fact Sheet: Advancing Disability Inclusive Democracy in the United States and Globally

When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed 31 years ago, it provided historic civil rights protections for disabled Americans. Grounded in the four core outcomes of full participation, equal opportunity, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency, the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in many contexts of American life: public accommodations, employment, transportation,…

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jen Psaki

Aboard Air Force OneEn Route Rosemount, Minnesota 1:00 P.M. CST MS. PSAKI:  Okay.  Welcome to our trip to Rosemount, Minnesota.  The President, as you all know, will visit Dakota County Technical College, which serves almost 3,000 credit students and 10,000 noncredit students.  The majority of jobs supported by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will not need…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, November 19, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:38 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Good afternoon.  Okay, a couple of items for you today.  Not much going on around here, obviously.  You’ve all seen the President’s statement we issued this morning on the House passing his Build Back Better Agenda for the middle class, which came just three…

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met yesterday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to review implementation of the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership launched in February 2021 to revitalize their strategic partnership. Their wide-ranging discussion included joint efforts to combat COVID-19; build back better; accelerate climate action; advance diversity and inclusion; bolster security…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, November 18, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:23 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Q    Hi. MS. PSAKI:  Okay.  A lot going on here.  I will warn you: We have some charts — (laughter) — to begin our briefing today.  Settle in, everyone.  Just to give you all an update and really give the American people…

White House Commits to Elevating Indigenous Knowledge in Federal Policy Decisions

White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and Council on Environmental Quality release first-of-its kind memorandum to initiate new federal guidance on Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) jointly released a new memorandum that commits to…

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