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, January 25, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  1:17 P.M. EST      MS. PSAKI:  Good afternoon.  Happy Monday to everyone.  A couple of announcements at the top: First, as a part of this administration’s accessibility and inclusion efforts, starting today, we will have an ASL — an American Sign Language — interpreter for our daily press briefings. …

Remarks by President Biden to Department of Defense Personnel

The PentagonArlington, Virginia 3:20 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Well, Mr. Secretary, thank you.  And good afternoon to everyone.  I want to thank Secretary Austin for welcoming the Vice President and me to the Pentagon today.  It’s good to be back. Before I begin, I have some welcome news that the Saudi government has released a…

Fact Sheet: President Biden’s New Executive Actions Deliver Economic Relief for American Families and Businesses Amid the COVID-19 Crises

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the United States economy into an economic crisis. Across the country, more than 10 million Americans are unemployed, 14 million renters are behind on payments, and 29 million adults – and at least 8 million children – are struggling with food insecurity. Because of pervasive systemic racism and inequality in…

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