Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:      Sarah Elizabeth Baker, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, vice John Edward Putnam.      Emily Edenshaw, of Alaska, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2028, vice Dorothy Kosinski, term expired.      Margaret Mary…

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Alaska Disaster Declaration

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm, flooding, and landslides from September 15 to September 20, 2022. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to…

Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Travel to Vietnam

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam on September 10, 2023. While in Hanoi, President Biden will meet with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and other key leaders to discuss ways to further deepen cooperation between the United States and Vietnam. The leaders will explore opportunities to promote the growth of a technology-focused and innovation-driven Vietnamese economy,…

FACT SHEET: The United States’ National Strategy for the Arctic Region

Read the full strategy here Watch Secretary Blinken’s remarks on the strategy here Watch Secretary Haaland’s remarks on the strategy here The Arctic—home to more than four million people, extensive natural resources, and unique ecosystems—is undergoing a dramatic transformation.  Driven by climate change, this transformation will challenge livelihoods in the Arctic while at the same…

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Alaska Disaster Declaration

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from May 8 to May 11,…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates the Twenty-Ninth Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Today, on the anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Biden-Harris Administration marks the progress we have made through VAWA to transform the United States’ response to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. President Biden’s commitment to preventing and addressing gender-based violence has remained a cornerstone of his career—from the initial…

Affordable Connectivity Program Enrollment Fact Sheets

As part of the President’s Investing in America agenda, a key component of Bidenomics, the Biden-Harris Administration has made historic progress towards lowering costs – including internet costs – for American families across the country. The Affordable Connectivity Program, enacted under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as the largest internet affordability program in our nation’s history, has…

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