Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, November 19, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:38 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Good afternoon.  Okay, a couple of items for you today.  Not much going on around here, obviously.  You’ve all seen the President’s statement we issued this morning on the House passing his Build Back Better Agenda for the middle class, which came just three…

Remarks by President Biden on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

NH 175 Pemigewasset River BridgeWoodstock, New Hampshire 2:51 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Before I officially start, Billy, you have something you have to give your wife — I got to remind you.  Okay?  (Laughter.)  Okay?  You got it?  Okay.  You got it.  All right. Folks, it’s a great honor to be here.  It really is. …

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, November 15, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:51 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay.  I just have one item for all of you at the top.  Obviously, an exciting day here at the White House, but I also wanted to note that the President — which we announced, of course — but signed an executive…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, November 12, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:32 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone. Q    Welcome back. Q    Welcome back! MS. PSAKI:  Thank you.  Okay.  I have a couple of items for all of you at the top. First, let me say it’s great to be back with all of you, although as a longtime hater…

An Update on Fiscal Drag

By Jared Bernstein In August, CEA wrote a blog post outlining the economics behind President Biden’s statement that “if your primary concern right now is inflation, you should be even more enthusiastic about this plan,” referring to the infrastructure and Build Back Better agendas. Now that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act)…

Statement by President Biden on Today’s Economic News

Today, we received two pieces of economic news which underscore that our recovery is continuing to progress, but that we also have more work to do before our economy is back to normal. First, on employment, we learned that we have had six consecutive weeks of decline in new unemployment claims. The number of workers…

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