Neera Tanden Remarks to Press on Web Accessibility

As Prepared For Delivery: Thank you, everyone, for joining today’s call on important actions we’re taking to strengthen the civil rights of America’s 61 million people with disabilities. Tomorrow marks the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA has been a driving force in moving America closer to the promise of equal…

Honoring 60 Years of the Equal Pay Act and Advancing Pay Equity

June 10, 2023 Today is the 60th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, a law that laid the foundation to ensure that workers in this country receive equal pay for equal work, regardless of their sex, for doing substantially similar jobs. It was the first of many laws that protect workers from pay…

A Proclamation on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2023

     People with disabilities have long strengthened our economy and expanded our Nation’s possibilities.  During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we recognize the immense contributions of disabled Americans, and we recommit to delivering America’s full promise of equal dignity, respect, and opportunity for every American.        I had the honor of helping to pass the…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Ramps Up Actions to Counter Antisemitism on College Campuses and Protect Jewish Communities

Today, during Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Biden-Harris Administration announced several new actions to counter the abhorrent rise of Antisemitism in the United States. President Biden will speak at the Days of Remembrance commemoration hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, reaffirming our Nation’s sacred commitment to the Jewish people following the Holocaust: Never Again. This…

A Proclamation on Blind Americans Equality Day, 2023

On Blind Americans Equality Day, my Administration celebrates the contributions that people who are blind or low vision have made to our country, and we recommit to creating a more accessible Nation where everyone has the opportunity to realize their full potential. More than 33 years ago, the United States Congress passed the Americans with…

A Proclamation on World Autism Awareness Day, 2023

     There is no one way to be autistic — each individual with autism experiences it differently — but together, autistic people make industries, communities, and our Nation stronger. Today, we celebrate the achievements of neurodiverse people everywhere and champion the equal rights and dignity of all those living on the autism spectrum.      Here…

Advancing Equity and Racial Justice Through the Federal Government

 “It is therefore the policy of my Administration that the Federal Government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.  Affirmatively advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity is the responsibility…

The G20 Chief Science Advisers’ Roundtable Meeting Outcome Document and Chair’s Summary

The G20 Chief Science Advisers’ Roundtable Meeting Outcome Document and Chair’s Summary may be found here. It can also be read in-line below. G20 Chief Science Advisers’ Roundtable (G20-CSAR) Gandhinagar, GujaratAugust 28, 2023 Outcome Document and Chair’s Summary The Outcome Document pertains to paragraphs 1-12 and 14-17, which have been unanimously agreed to by all…

Office of the National Cyber Director Requests Your Insight and Expertise on Cyber Workforce, Training, and Education

By Camille Stewart Gloster, Deputy National Cyber Director, Technology and Ecosystem Security The United States depends on reliable and resilient critical infrastructure and functions, supported by our country’s cyber professionals. Our Nation continues to face a significant shortfall in cyber talent, with estimates of approximately 700,000 open positions. While the cyber workforce deficit constitutes a…

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