Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Gene Sperling, August 2, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:00 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Hello. Q    Welcome back, Jen. MS. PSAKI:  Thank you.  Well, thank you.  I know it’s a later briefing this afternoon.  Good things are worth the wait. And with that, we are — I’m pleased to be joined today by Gene Sperling, who…

President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Nine More Individuals to Serve as Ambassadors

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals – including four career members of the Senior Foreign Service – as ambassadors to represent the United States on the world stage: Julie Chung, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Sharon L. Cromer,…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, May 13, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:50 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay.  I know we’re waiting for a gather time, too.  So not to scare you — if there is a note passed, nothing bad is happening.  We’ll just keep you all abreast of when it’s time to do that.  So just a couple of…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 27, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  2:28 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI: Hi, everyone. Q    Hello. MS. PSAKI:  All right.  Happy Tuesday.  Okay, a couple of items for you at the top.  Today, President Biden is issuing an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay a $15 minimum wage to hundreds of thousands of their employees.  These workers are critical…

Ambassador Susan E. Rice Video Remarks Honoring Abraham Foxman

As Prepared For Delivery: Hello, everybody. On behalf of President Biden and Vice President Harris, I’m honored to join you in marking this Jewish American Heritage Month. And, I’m equally honored to pay tribute to a giant of the Jewish community—and a mighty friend and ally of mine—Abe Foxman. As President Biden said in his…

President Biden Announces Key Nominees

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following leaders to serve as key leaders in his administration:  Anjali Chaturvedi, Nominee for General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Patrice H. Kunesh, Nominee for Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kristina A. Kvien,…

A Proclamation on the Death of Walter Mondale

     Today, our Nation mourns the loss of one of our Nation’s most dedicated patriots and public servants.  Walter Frederick “Fritz” Mondale served the people of Minnesota as their Attorney General from 1960-1964, as a United States Senator from 1964-1976, as Vice President of the United States from 1977-1981, and as the United States Ambassador…

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