FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Year of Evidence for Action to Fortify and Expand Evidence-Based Policymaking

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration launched a “Year of Evidence for Action” at its first-ever White House Summit on Evidence for Action, co-hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). During this Year of Evidence, the Administration will: Share leading practices from Federal Agencies to generate…

A Proclamation on World Autism Awareness Day, 2022

On World Autism Awareness Day, we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that the more than 5 million Americans who live with autism are able to make the most of their talents and participate fully in our society, and we celebrate the contributions autistic Americans have made to our families, our communities, our Nation, and the world.…

Past Events

August 2022 The White House Hosts a Mental Health Virtual Event: The Science Behind Alcohol Misuse as a Coping Mechanism Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET In support of President Biden’s commitment to addressing the mental health crisis, and following the announcement of new actions as part of a comprehensive…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Administration’s Efforts to Mark Equal Pay Day

6:34 P.M. EDT MODERATOR: Thanks so much for joining us today.  My name is [senior administration official].  This call will be on background and attributable to “senior administration officials.”  The contents will be embargoed until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow.  By participating in the call, you’re agreeing to those terms.  First, to start, I’ll pass it to [senior…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates First Anniversary of the Establishment of the White House Gender Policy Council

One year ago today, on International Women’s Day, President Biden issued an Executive Order establishing the White House Gender Policy Council and charged it with leading a government-wide effort to advance gender equity and equality both at home and abroad.   In the year since, the Biden-Harris Administration laid out an ambitious agenda in the…

Join the Effort to Develop a Scientific Integrity Framework

By: The Office of Science and Technology Policy Scientific Integrity Policy Team Ryan Donohue, AAAS Fellow and Senior Policy Advisor Gretchen Goldman, Assistant Director for Environmental Science, Engineering, Policy, and Justice Christopher Marcum, Assistant Director for Open Science and Data Policy Our nation and the world depend on reliable, robust, and up-to-date science and technology…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates First Anniversary of the Reestablishment of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Partnerships have helped heal, unite, and rebuild, with expanded collaborations expected in the year ahead  A year ago today, President Biden signed an executive order reestablishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and urged the Office to “work with leaders of different faiths and backgrounds who are the frontlines of their communities…

President Biden Announces More Actions to Reduce Gun Crime And Calls on Congress to Fund Community Policing and Community Violence Intervention

  Today, the Biden Administration is announcing additional actions to reduce gun crime and make communities safer. This plan builds on the steps the President has taken since the beginning of his Administration to stop the flow of guns being used in crimes, bolster federal, state, and local law enforcement, invest in community-based programs that…

Statement by President Biden on the 13th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Thirteen years ago, Lilly Ledbetter became a household name, as the bill named in her honor became the first bill signed into law during the Obama-Biden Administration. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was an important step forward in the fight to close the gender and racial wage gaps that unfairly hold women, especially women of color, back in the workplace, and…

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