Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 27, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  2:28 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI: Hi, everyone. Q    Hello. MS. PSAKI:  All right.  Happy Tuesday.  Okay, a couple of items for you at the top.  Today, President Biden is issuing an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay a $15 minimum wage to hundreds of thousands of their employees.  These workers are critical…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 21, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:29 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Q    Hi, good afternoon. MS. PSAKI:  Good afternoon.  Okay.  Today, the President will announce that on Thursday he expects he will meet his goal of 200 million shots administered in 100 days — or under 100 days, I should say — a…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, April 8, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:44 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay.  We have another member of the President’s Jobs Cabinet joining us today: Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm. Secretary Granholm is just the second woman to lead the Department of Energy, where she will help America achieve President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, March 30, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:48 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Okay.  I have a couple of items of good news for the American people today to kick us off.  Today, the President will sign an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, which passed both the House and Senate with wide bipartisan majorities.  Since the…

Remarks by President Biden at Emory University

Emory UniversityAtlanta, Georgia 5:54 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Good afternoon.  Sorry we’re a little late, but we had an opportunity to meet with leaders of the AAPI community downstairs, and it was heart wrenching to listen to them.  As many of you know, we originally planned to hold a car rally to thank…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Special Assistant to the President and Coordinator for the Southern Border Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, March 10, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:06 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone. Q    Hello. MS. PSAKI:  Hello.  So joining us today is Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, Coordinator for the Southern Border.  Ambassador Jacobson was the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 2016 to 2018.  She previously served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Western…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, March 5, 2021

  1:06 P.M. EST  MS. PSAKI:  Okay.  Lots going on around here.  I have a couple of items for all of you at the top. Obviously, today is “Jobs Day.”  And with today’s jobs report showing — show — while it shows some progress, it also shows the long road ahead.  Right now, there are 9.5 million fewer jobs…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, March 2, 2021

12:39 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Hello.  Okay.  I have quite a few things at the top.  Lots of news happening here at the White House. Today, in our COVID team’s weekly meeting with the governors, we announced another supply increase for states, tribes, and territories — from 14.5 to 15.2 million doses per…

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