President Biden Announces Key Nominees

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve as key leaders in his administration: Shereef Elnahal, Nominee for Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs Ray Jefferson, Nominee for Under Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs Rita Landgraf, Nominee…

Initial External Contributions In Response to Vice President Kamala Harris’s Call to Action to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

On behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration, Vice President Harris is issuing a nationwide Call to Action to both the public and private sectors to help improve health outcomes for parents and infants in the United States. Below are initial external contributions to kick off the White House Maternal Health Day of Action. Read more about…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, July 15, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:05 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI: Hi, everyone. We have another special guest today. Doesn’t sing as well as our guest from yesterday — (laughter) — but very knowledgeable. SURGEON GENERAL MURTHY: Definitely don’t ask me to sing. MS. PSAKI: (Laughs.) Today, we have a special guest, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. The Surgeon…

FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Haiti

Haiti is a partner of the United States and we have continually sought to provide support for Haiti’s safety, security, and development. In January 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration announced $75.5 million in bilateral development and health assistance for a wide range of issues, including democratic governance, health, education, agricultural development, and pre-election activities. The United States is…

Remarks by President Biden in a Naturalization Ceremony with Essential Workers and Military Service Members

East Room 3:03 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mr. Secretary.  (Applause.)  Please, please be seated. Before I begin, any family of the people who just got sworn in here today?  If you are, stand up.  Congratulations to you all as well.  Congratulations.  Congratulations.  It’s a good day, isn’t it? All right.  You get to — and, by…

Supporting Labor Supply in the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan

By Heather Boushey, Lisa Barrow, and Kevin Rinz The economy can produce more goods and services by growing the number of people in the paid labor force, by increasing the number of hours worked by employees, or by increasing the output per hour worked, that is, increasing the productivity of labor. In the process, faster…

A Proclamation on Older Americans Month, 2021

   During Older Americans Month, we celebrate older Americans and the key role they play in sharing the wisdom and experience that inform today’s decisions and actions, and fostering the connection and engagement that build strong, resilient communities.  And, we recognize our responsibility to ensure that every American has the opportunity to age with dignity.…

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