Remarks by President Biden on Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

4:29 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Last week, I laid out what we need to do to beat the COVID-19 vi- — pandemic and the challenges posed by the Delta variant. This is a very different variant than what we’ve dealt with previously.  It’s highly transmissible, and it’s causing a new wave of cases. …

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…

Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris in Virtual Meeting with Governors on Wildfires

Via TeleconferenceSouth Court Auditorium  12:03 P.M. EDT     THE PRESIDENT:  Jay, you’re beginning to convince the American people there is a thing called “climate crisis.”  About time.  (Laughs.) GOVERNOR INSLEE:  Indeed. THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you all for being here.  I’m going to make a brief statement here and then we’ll get to ask the Vice President to say…

President Biden Announces Six Key Nominations

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following six individuals to serve in key roles: Jonathan Eric Kaplan, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Singapore Francisco O. Mora, Nominee for Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States, with the…

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…

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…

President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Nine More Individuals to Serve as Ambassadors

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals – including four career members of the Senior Foreign Service – as ambassadors to represent the United States on the world stage: Julie Chung, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Sharon L. Cromer,…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

Via Teleconference (June 14, 2021) 7:06 P.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Hello, everybody.  This is [senior administration official].  Thank you very much for making time to talk tonight as we approach the release of the first National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism tomorrow morning.  As you’ll recall, President Biden indicated that we would be releasing this strategy…

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