Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 16, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:09 P.M. EST      MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Good afternoon.  Okay, a couple of items for you at the top.      Today, we learned that retail sales increased by 3.8 percent in January, exceeding expectations.  This strong, inflation-adjusted increase reflects the resilience of the economy, even in the face…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:10 P.M. EST MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Wow, that was a flash.  (Laughs.)  My goodness.  Is that a Polaroid? Q    It is. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Whoa.  Taking us back.  Okay.  I think — is the mic okay? Q    Yeah, it sounds good.  MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Yeah?  Okay.  All right, everybody.  Happy Monday and…

Why the Pandemic Has Disrupted Supply Chains

By Susan Helper and Evan Soltas These are times of rapid transition for the U.S. economy. With the winding down of the worst of the pandemic, businesses have added jobs at a rate of 540,000 per month since January. Many consumers are making large purchases with savings accumulated during the pandemic, sending new home sales…

Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference

East Room 4:02 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, folks.  Thanks for being here.  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  Tomorrow will mark one year since I took office.  It’s been a year of challenges, but it’s also been a year of enormous progress. We went from 2 million people being vaccinated at the moment I was sworn…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, March 3rd, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:19 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Q    Hi. MS. PSAKI:  It’s so nice to see everybody’s beautiful faces.  You too, Steve Holland.  David Sanger.  (Laughter.)  Just calling out some especially beautiful faces in the room.  Yes.  Handsome devils.  (Laughter.)  Okay. Just wanted to note one thing before we…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, May 4, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:37 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  All right.  Just two items to highlight for all of you at the top.  Two short items. Today, we announced an upcoming Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.  This will bring attention to the burden of hunger and diet-related disease, which were…

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