A Proclamation on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2022

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION It is more vital than ever that we ensure our older adults can age with the dignity, security, and appreciation that every person deserves.  Honoring and respecting older Americans is a matter of basic human dignity and justice — it is part of the character…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, May 16, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room   3:08 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Hello.  I know that was a long two minutes.  I apologize. Okay, let’s get started.  So, before we start the briefing, I want to take a moment to recognize the lives lost and forever changed in Buffalo. Former Buffalo Police Lieutenant…

Remarks by President Biden at the Medal Of Valor Ceremony

East Room 11:52 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, General.  Thank you very much.  And welcome to the White House, everyone. The Attorney General Garland’s introduction is incredibly worthwhile.  We’re here to recognize your leadership and all you’ve done.   You know, we’re also joined by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco — is here — and…

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to Award Medals of Valor

On May 16, 2022, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will award the Medal of Valor to fifteen public safety officers, including two officers who died in the line of duty, during a ceremony in the East Room. These awards are for acts of bravery in eight different incidents during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 award cycles.…

Remarks by Vice President Harris Before Air Force Two Departure

Joint Base AndrewsPrince George’s County, Maryland THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hi.  So, we are — I’m leading a delegation on behalf of the President and our administration to express our condolences.  The United States takes quite seriously the strength of our relationship and partnership with UAE.  And we are going there, then, to express our condolences,…

A Proclamation on Older Americans Month, 2022

During Older Americans Month, we honor our Nation’s seniors and the tremendous impact they have made in helping build a more perfect Union.  Older Americans contribute their time and wisdom to make our communities stronger, more informed, and better connected.  They are our loved ones, friends, mentors, essential workers, volunteers, and neighbors.  We celebrate their…

Remarks by Vice President Harris on the Administration’s Historic Commitment to Worker Organizing and Empowerment

Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 JATCPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  (Applause.)  Good afternoon, everyone.  Good afternoon.  Can we please give it up for William?  (Applause.)  You know, I was — I was backstage listening to you, William.  And when I listened to you — we had a minute to talk earlier — and…

Care Businesses: A Model that Doesn’t Work for Providers, Workers, or Families

By Heather Boushey, Lisa Barrow, Gopi Shah Goda, Victoria Lee, Anna Pasnau, and Sarah Wheaton Across the United States, thousands of mostly small businesses supply care for children, the elderly, and the disabled or infirm. Their role in the nation’s care infrastructure is critical. Not only do they support the well-being of the people entrusted…

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