President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, Germany

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Germany to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 on Saturday, June 17, 2023.  7,000 athletes and Unified Partners and 3,000 coaches and supervisors will represent 190 delegations in 26 sports at these Games. The Honorable Miguel…

A Proclamation on National First Responders Day, 2023

     Every day, Americans across the country witness the absolute courage and selfless sacrifice of our first responders.  Whether they are police officers and sheriff’s deputies protecting our communities; firefighters running into burning buildings; or emergency medical technicians, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, 988 crisis responders, and other public health workers providing emergency care, these heroes…

President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve as members on the National Council on Disability: Hoskie Benally, Jr. Theo W. Braddy Claudia L. Gordon Risa Jaz Rifkind Emily Voorde National Council on DisabilityNational Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President,…

Readout of White House Meeting with Disabled Activists on Reproductive Rights

Yesterday, the White House Gender Policy Council and the White House Office of Public Engagement convened a meeting with Disabled leaders.  Participants discussed how access to reproductive health care, including abortion, is shaped by disability status and underscored the importance of bodily autonomy, self-determination and health equity, including culturally competent care.  Participants discussed the disproportionate…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Leaders, Caregivers, Advocates and More Applaud President Biden’s Executive Order Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers

Today, President Biden Signed an executive order to expand access to affordable, high-quality care and provide support for care workers and family caregivers. This executive order, which includes more than 50 directives for agencies across the government, is the most comprehensive set of executive actions any President has ever taken to make care more affordable…

A Proclamation on Blind Americans Equality Day, 2022

     On Blind Americans Equality Day, we celebrate the essential contributions of blind and low-vision Americans, whose talents and strength shape every industry and every community.      In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first Presidential Proclamation honoring the independent spirit of blind Americans and calling on us all to help build a more…

President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve in key roles: Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum The Smithsonian’s Advisory Boards provide advice, expertise, and assistance to the Institution’s leadership on the widely diverse programs and operations of the Smithsonian. Advisory Board members help ensure…

President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve in key roles: Adams Memorial Commission The Adams Memorial Commission was enacted with the purpose of establishing a permanent memorial to honor John Adams and his legacy located in Washington, DC. The bi-partisan Commission shall consider and formulate plans for…

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