White House OPE Health Equity Forum on Broadband Accessibility and Telehealth

On March 16th, the White House Office of Public Engagement held the latest in its series of Health Equity Forums to discuss plans underway to ensure strong partnerships across the health sector in the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Forum was an opportunity to hear directly from White House officials about how we…

President Biden’s FY 2023 Budget Advances Equity

From his first days in office, the President has pursued an agenda to ensure all Americans can lead lives of dignity and extend the reach of America’s promise. Consistent with the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to a whole-of-government effort to advance equity and racial justice, the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023 makes historic investments to…

Ambassador Susan E. Rice Video Remarks Announcing Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity Action Plan

As Prepared For Delivery: Good morning, and welcome. I’m Susan Rice, President Biden’s Domestic Policy Advisor. I want to thank Vice President Harris and Secretary Fudge for their leadership, and the Austin, Johnson, and Priestly families who will share their stories today. We focus on “equity” a lot in this Administration. Usually, we’re referring to…

Executive Order on Advancing Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Federal Contracting by Promoting Pay Equity and Transparency

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  It is the policy of my Administration to eliminate discriminatory pay practices that inhibit the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Federal workforce and the procurement…

FACT SHEET: Biden Harris Administration Announces Commitments to Advance Pay Equity and Support Women’s Economic Security

This Equal Pay Day, the White House is announcing critical steps that the Biden-Harris Administration is taking to advance pay equity and promote women’s economic security. President Biden and Vice President Harris have long championed equal pay as a cornerstone of their commitment to ensuring all people have a fair and equal opportunity to get ahead. Closing gender and racial wage gaps is essential to building…

FACT SHEET: New Data Show Progress on Biden-Harris Commitment to Equity in Emergency Small Business Relief

From its first day in office, the Biden-Harris Administration has made delivering equitable relief to hard-hit small businesses a top priority. The latest data show that the Administration’s focus has resulted in a stunning turnaround from the previous Administration. The pandemic was devastating to America’s small businesses and by January 2021, thousands of small businesses…

FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Black People and Communities Across the Country

From the first day in office and every day since, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken an historic approach to advancing racial equity, including directing every agency across the whole of the federal government to address the lasting impacts of systemic racism on Black communities. For generations, entrenched disparities in our society and economy, at times…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities Across the Country

For generations, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs) have faced entrenched disparities, discrimination, and inequitable barriers to reaching the American dream.  President Biden and Vice President Harris know that America’s future prosperity and global leadership is tied to the success of individuals, families, and communities. As we recover from the pandemic…

FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Black People and Communities Across the Country

From the first day in office and every day since, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken a historic approach to advancing racial equity, including directing every agency across the whole of the federal government to address the lasting impacts of systemic racism on Black communities. For generations, entrenched disparities in our society and economy, at times…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Reforms to Increase Equity and Level the Playing Field for Underserved Small Business Owners

The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, buying everything from software and building construction to financial and asset management—making its procurement a powerful tool to advance equity and build wealth in underserved communities. Despite this, less than 10 percent of federal agencies’ total eligible contracting dollars typically go…

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