Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on UN Security Council Resolution Authorizing a Multinational Security Support Mission for Haiti

Today’s decision at the United Nations Security Council to authorize a Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission for Haiti marks an important milestone in bringing much-needed help to the people of Haiti who have suffered for far too long at the hands of violent criminals. We thank our partners at the council for moving swiftly to…

Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the House’s Bipartisan Vote to Reauthorize of FISA Section 702

We applaud the House’s bipartisan passage of legislation to reauthorize one of our nation’s most critical intelligence authorities, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  The Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act ensures that the Intelligence Community has the tools that it needs to identify and disrupt threats to the American people from…

Statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Senate’s Vote on the Reauthorization and Reform of FISA Section 702

We applaud the Senate’s passage of H.R. 7888, the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act.  This legislation, which passed the House last week and the Senate tonight with broad bipartisan support, will renew and reform Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) – one of the United States’ most vital intelligence collection tools. The…

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Helicopter Crash in Texas

Yesterday, Jill and I learned of the tragic deaths of two National Guardsmen and one U.S. Border Patrol agent whose helicopter crashed while they were conducting routine operations near Rio Grande City, Texas. A third Guardsman was badly injured in the crash and is hospitalized.  These brave Americans dedicated their lives to protecting our nation. They signed up knowing the…

Readout of President Biden and Vice President Harris’s Meeting with Congressional Leadership on Government Funding and the Bipartisan National Security Supplemental

Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris met with Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Speaker Johnson, and Leader Jeffries in the Oval Office about the urgency of keeping the government open and passing the bipartisan national security supplemental. The President made clear that Congress must take swift action to fund the government and prevent a shutdown.…

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Congressional Leaders on Ukraine and His National Security Supplemental

Today, President Biden convened Congressional Leadership and the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Intelligence, Armed Services, and Appropriations Committees, and the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees to discuss the urgent need for Congress to continue supporting Ukraine as part of the global coalition we have built. In the…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Diverse Leaders Applaud President Biden’s Nomination of Michael G. Whitaker for Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

Today, President Biden nominated Mike Whitaker to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Whitaker served as Deputy Administrator at the FAA. He has 30 years of aviation experience, managing large organizations, and he knows how to work in government and across the aviation community to get big things done. The FAA needs a…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Members of Congress And Organizations Rally Around Julie Su’s Nomination

Julie Su’s performance in today’s Senate nomination hearing to become the Secretary of Labor was greeted with enthusiasm and support from members of Congress, labor organizations, business groups, and community leaders. These individuals and groups called for her swift confirmation touting her qualifications, leadership of the Department of Labor, and thoughtful engagement with stake holders…

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