FACT SHEET: Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security Plans for Border Wall Funds

Under the Previous Administration, Wall Construction Cost American Taxpayers Up To $46 Million per Mile, Shortchanged the Military, and Caused Serious Risks to Life, Safety, and the Environment The Biden Administration inherited a broken immigration system – one that wasted billions of taxpayer dollars and neither kept the American people safe nor adhered to our…

Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s call with Karin Wallensteen, State Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with Karin Wallensteen, State Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden. Mr. Sullivan expressed the Biden Administration’s appreciation for the strong relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Sweden, and he underscored the desire to further strengthen transatlantic ties. He thanked Ms. Wallensteen…

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…

A Letter to the Speaker Of The House And President Of The Senate Regarding the Termination of the National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border

February 10, 2021 Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Madam President:) Consistent with section 202(a) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622, I hereby report that I have issued a proclamation that terminates the national emergency first declared in Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, September 15, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:52 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody.  A lot of shushing happening.  (Laughter.)  Okay, today we have a special guest in our briefing room.  To kick off the Hispanic Heritage Month, I have with me today — joining me is Luisana Pérez.  She is the White House Hispanic…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, July 29, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:55 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody. Q    Good afternoon. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  All right.  Happy Friday, as well. Okay.  So, the Inflation Reduction Act goes squarely at the — at many of the biggest costs Americans face, like energy and healthcare, giving families vital breathing room while building…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 29, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:12 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay.  A couple items for you at the top.  President Biden is committed to doing everything he can to address — (staffer pulling chair seat down) — some sticky seats over there — MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Sorry.  (Laughter.)  MS. PSAKI:  — to address…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 25, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:20 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay.  There’s nothing happening in the world today, I hear — (laughter) — so this should be a quick one. I have a couple of items for you at the top, as usual. Over the past year, businesses have been dealing with…

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