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Recent News Biden-Harris Administration Launches Public Process to Inform Development of Environmental Justice Scorecard, First-ever Tool to Assess Government-Wide Progress on Environmental Justice ICYMI: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Additional Covered Programs for Inclusion in the Justice40 Initiative Biden-Harris Administration Announces Justice40 Programs at DOE and VA Biden-Harris Administration Announces Justice40 Programs at HUD, DHS, CNCS, ARC, DRA,…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:49 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody.  So, first I wanted to read you the letter from the President’s physician, updating you on the President’s health: “President Biden completed his first full day of PAXLOVID last night.  His symptoms have improved.  He did mount a temperature yesterday evening…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room   3:50 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Good afternoon.  Q    Good afternoon. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Thank you.  All right.  Today we have Jake Sullivan, the President’s National Security Advisor.  Jake is here to preview the President’s upcoming trip to the Middle East, where he will build on a…

FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration’s 21 Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

President Biden has made historic progress on actions to reduce gun violence. To implement his comprehensive strategy to reduce gun crime, the Biden Administration has taken more executive action to reduce gun violence than any other president’s at this point in their Administration. Today, the President is celebrating the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the most significant gun violence reduction legislation to pass Congress in 30 years. The Biden Administration will continue…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

3:41 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I’m sorry it took me a couple more — less [more] than a two-minute warning; more like a five-minute warning.  You guys would appreciate it: I bumped into Simone Biles and I thought I’d say hello to her.  (Laughter.)  I think you guys would have done the same. …

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:31 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  All right.  Good afternoon, everybody.  I hope everyone had a restful long weekend. I actually don’t have anything for you at the top.  (Laughter.)  I know you guys are always excited to hear what I got to say. But, Darlene, you want to kick…

In Case You Missed It: Biden-Harris Administration Works with Global Partners to Drive Ocean Action to Combat the Climate Crisis and Boost Ocean Economy at UN Ocean Conference

President Biden: “From Los Angeles to Lisbon, one global ocean links us as global neighbors. We celebrate its bounty even as we redouble our efforts to develop a sustainable blue economy now and into the future.” During the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal this week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a number…

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