Readout of White House Virtual Celebration of Afro-Latino Heritage

Yesterday, as part of Black History Month programming, the White House hosted a virtual Celebration of Afro-Latino Heritage, where Administration officials highlighted how President Biden has prioritized equity and diversity in his Administration. The program consisted of two panels and remarks from Ambassador to Spain Julissa Reynoso, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on U.S. Support for the People of Afghanistan

Via Teleconference (February 25, 2022) 3:07 P.M. EST MODERATOR:  Good afternoon, everyone.  And again, thank you for joining us for today’s background call on U.S. support for the people of Afghanistan. Today’s briefing is on background and attributable to “senior administration officials.”  The briefing is embargoed until its conclusion. For your awareness only and for…

Readout of White House Climate Science Roundtable on Countering “Delayism” and Communicating the Urgency of Climate Action

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted a 2-hour virtual roundtable yesterday of climate scientists from both natural and social sciences and other experts to discuss the scientific understanding of why arguments for delaying action on climate change are appealing and how they can be countered effectively. The event is the first…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 23, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:33 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Happy Wednesday.  Are we Wednesday?  Yes.  Okay.  We have a graphic here today because it’s been awhile since we’ve had a graphic, so I wanted to deliver on that.  So, as you all know, we announced our first tranche of sanctions in…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics and Deputy NEC Director Daleep Singh, February 22, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 5:23 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Good evening.  Okay, well, back by popular demand, just a few days after his first engagement with us, Daleep is here.  He is going to give some brief remarks at the top about the sanctions announcement today.  He has a hard out,…

New Data Show that Economic Growth Was Broadly Shared in 2021

Since President Biden entered office just over a year ago, the U.S. economy has seen strong growth. Over 2021, real gross domestic product (GDP) grew faster than it had in any year since 1984. The U.S. economy is now 3 percent larger than it was just before the pandemic, the fastest pandemic growth in the…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger, and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics and Deputy NEC Director Daleep Singh, February 18, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:43 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Happy Friday.  Okay, so we have two special guests with us today.  Joining us are Deputy National Security Advisors Anne Neuberger and Daleep Singh. By way of a quick introduction, Anne is Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology.  Previously,…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 16, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:09 P.M. EST      MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Good afternoon.  Okay, a couple of items for you at the top.      Today, we learned that retail sales increased by 3.8 percent in January, exceeding expectations.  This strong, inflation-adjusted increase reflects the resilience of the economy, even in the face…

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