Bill Signed: S. 475

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the President signed into law: S. 475, the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday.

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room   2:18 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody. Q    Good afternoon. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Come on, guys.  Good afternoon. Q    Good afternoon! MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Okay, thank you.  All right.  Okay.  Give the girl some love here.  All right. So I wanted to start with some news at the top.  Earlier…

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

Over the past three years, President Biden and Vice President Harris have leveraged the full force of the Federal Government to advance racial justice and equity and ensure the promise of America for all communities, including Black Americans, across the country. With the support of these efforts, Black Americans are starting new businesses, creating jobs,…

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby En Route Charleston, SC

Aboard Air Force OneEn Route Charleston, South Carolina 10:41 A.M. EST MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Hello. Hi, everybody. Q Hi, Karine. MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Hello. Okay, just one quick thing at the top, and then we’ll get going here. So, today President Biden is traveling to South Carolina where he will deliver remarks at an event at Mother…

Remarks by President Biden at a Political Event | Charleston, SC

Mother Emanuel AME ChurchCharleston, South Carolina 12:41 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. (Applause.)Thank you. I rest my case. (Laughter and applause.) AUDIENCE: Four more years! THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, please. Thank you. AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years!…

Exclusionary Zoning: Its Effect on Racial Discrimination in the Housing Market

By Chair Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Helen Knudsen, and Jeffery Zhang This Saturday, the nation recognizes Juneteenth, which marks the day a Major General of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, and free the last enslaved Black people in Texas from bondage. The day has evolved into a celebration…

Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards

Walter E. Washington Convention CenterWashington, D.C. (October 1, 2022). 9:00 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Good evening. Good evening, everyone. Good evening. Good evening, good evening. Isn’t it wonderful to be back? Three years and we’re back in person, CBC. I want to thank our illustrious Chairwoman Joyce Beatty for your years of…

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