Remarks by President Biden at Signing of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

East Room 2:33 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Please, thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Susan, progress is possible.  We’re moving. Good afternoon, everyone.  As I said from the beginning of my campaign, Madam Speaker, that the campaign for President –throughout, you would call me and tell me, “Keep…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Establishes the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Today, President Biden will sign an Executive Order establishing the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, and delivering on the President’s commitment to reinstate and reinvigorate this historic Initiative. Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities together constitute the fastest growing ethnic group in the United…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Additional Actions to Respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias

 “Too many Asian Americans have been walking up and down the streets and worrying, waking up each morning the past year feeling their safety and the safety of their loved ones are at stake. They’ve been attacked, blamed, scapegoated, and harassed. They’ve been verbally assaulted, physically assaulted, killed… The conversation we had today with the AAPI leaders,…

Readout of the White House’s Listening Session with Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders on Rising Hate Crimes and Incidents Against Asian American Communities

Today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, White House Public Engagement Director Cedric Richmond, Acting Director of the White House Initiative on AAPIs Laura Shin, and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President Rohini Kosoglu hosted a virtual roundtable listening session with Asian American and Pacific Islander advocates and community leaders from across the country to…

FACT SHEET: President Biden to Take Action to Advance Racial Equity and Support Underserved Communities

Administration to Purchase Additional 200 Million Doses to Be Delivered This Summer This afternoon, President Biden will outline his vision and new elements of his agenda for advancing racial equity for Americans who have been underserved and left behind. Equal opportunity is the fundamental promise of America. But systemic racism and discrimination in our economy,…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, August 3, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:17 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  I have a couple of items for all of you at the top.  I wanted to take a moment to recognize the passing of Metropolitan Police Officer Gunther Hashida and Officer Kyle DeFreytag — two officers who bravely defended the Capitol, both during…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, July 26, 2021

1:04 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Happy Monday.  Okay.  Today, I wanted to start by providing a brief note on where we are with our battle against the pandemic at home. First, taking a step back: In December, the percentage of Americans willing to get a shot was in the 30s.  We now have 70 percent…

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