When the Chips Are Down: Preventing and Addressing Supply Chain Disruptions

By: Sameera Fazili and Peter Harrell Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the things consumers and producers wanted, from cars to toilet paper to yeast to lumber, simply appeared in showrooms, on store shelves, and in ports to be purchased and used when convenient. But over the last 18 months, we’ve seen shortages in goods large…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, September 22, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:08 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay, today, the administration announced a historic new donation in the global fight to defeat COVID-19.  President Biden announced that the United States is purchasing an additional half a billion Pfizer vaccines to donate to low- and lower-middle income countries around the world. Before…

Readout of the Inaugural Meeting of the Greening Government Initiative

Today, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer (FCSO) Andrew Mayock from the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and Executive Director for Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada, Nick Xenos co-hosted the inaugural meeting for the Greening Government Initiative (GGI), a first of its kind forum for greening governmental operations. More than 55 countries from Asia, Africa,…

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jen Psaki En Route Washington, D.C.

Aboard Air Force OneEn Route Washington, D.C. 2:36 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Okay.  Welcome to our flight back home from New York to Washington after our trip to the U.N. General Assembly.  I wanted to just note the President called Prime Minister Trudeau right when he got on the plane to congratulate him on his reelection, and…

President Biden Announces Key National Security Nominations

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following four individuals to serve in key national security roles: Shannon Corless, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Treasury Carrie Ricci, Nominee for General Counsel of the Army, Department of Defense Douglas Bush, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of the…

10 Years Later: Looking Back at the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

By Gautam Raghavan (he/him) Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Gautam Raghavan, Deputy Director of the Presidential Personnel Office, spoke with Gina Ortiz Jones, Under Secretary of the Air Force, and Shalanda Baker, Secretarial Advisor on Equity and Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the Department of Energy.…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, September 16, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:47 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay, a couple of items for all of you at the top.   Yesterday, President Biden announced a historic trilateral security partnership with the United Kingdom and Australia, two of our closest allies, to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific. It demonstrates…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Dr. Hiski Haukkala of Finland

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Dr. Hiski Haukkala, Secretary General and Chief of Cabinet in the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland. They discussed joint efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Finland relationship, including cooperation on shared challenges such as global health, the climate crisis, and security in northern Europe. Mr.…

President Biden Announces 10 Key Nominations

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following ten individuals to serve in key roles: Rostin Behnam, Nominee for Chair and Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Kristin Johnson, Nominee for Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Christy Goldsmith Romero, Nominee for Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, September 10, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:02 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Thank you for your patience.  I know you’re all thrilled to be sitting here at 3:00 on a Friday afternoon, but here we are together. Okay, so I have two items for all of you at the top.  Today, the White House…

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