07/04/2023 at 09:58 #128860
Executive Order on Modernizing Regulatory Review By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of A
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07/04/2023 at 10:01 #128862
Readout of Investing in America Cabinet Meeting
Today, Chief of Staff Jeff Zients hosted an Investing in America Cabinet meeting. During the meeting, President Biden stopped by to thank members of his Cabinet and his Administration for implementing his historic economic agenda and delivering for hardworking families – including the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the American Rescue Plan – and for their participation in the ongoing three-week long Investing in America tour.
Investing in America Cabinet members and Administration officials discussed the impact of President Biden and Vice President Harris’ legislative successes that White House and Cabinet officials have been highlighting throughout the Investing in America tour, including how this Administration has unleashed over $435 billion of new private sector investments in manufacturing and clean energy, awarded funding for over 23,000 new infrastructure projects, and brought affordable, high-speed internet to over 17 million households since the President took office. They also discussed what’s at stake if Congressional Republicans get their way and repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, slash funding for manufacturing, innovation, and research, and put at risk hundreds of billions of dollars of investment we’ve seen unleashed as a result of the President’s economic agenda.
Over the course of three weeks, President Biden, Vice President Harris, the First Lady, the Second Gentleman, and Administration officials are traveling to 25 states as part of the Investing in America tour, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
Participants of the Investing in America Cabinet meeting included:
Secretary Deb Haaland, Department of the Interior
Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Agriculture
Secretary Gina Raimondo, Department of Commerce
Acting Secretary Julie Su, Department of Labor
Secretary Xavier Becerra, Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Department of Transportation
Secretary Granholm, Department of Energy Jennifer
Secretary Miguel Cardona, Department of Education
Administrator Isabel Guzman, Small Business Administration
Director Shalanda Young, Office of Management and Budget
Jeff Zients, White House Chief of Staff
Anita Dunn, Senior Advisor to the President
Natalie Quillian, White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Susan Rice, White House Domestic Policy Advisor
Louisa Terrell, Director of Legislative Affairs
Jen Klein, Executive Director of the White House Gender Policy Council
Lael Brainard, Director of the National Economic Council
Evan Ryan, White House Cabinet Secretary
John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation
Gene Sperling, Senior Advisor and American Rescue Plan Coordinator
Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator
Heather Boushey, Chief Economist of the Investing in America Cabinet
Ali Zaidi, National Climate Advisor
05/09/2023 at 10:09 #228977
Statement from President Biden on the Second Anniversary of Ending the Afghanistan War (AUGUST 30, 2023)
Two years ago, the United States ended nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan— the longest war in American history.
Today, we pause to remember the selfless service of generations of brave women and men over the course of the conflict—who, time and time again, sacrificed their own safety and security for that of their fellow Americans. That includes the 2,461 U.S. service members who made the ultimate sacrifice, and 20,744 of their brother-and-sisters-in-arms who were wounded in action. These servicemembers dared all, risked all, and gave all to our nation. We owe them and their families a debt we can never fully repay.
I remain forever grateful to the military members, diplomats, intelligence professionals, and development specialists who not only worked together to advance the United States’ Afghan mission for two decades—but who also conducted our withdrawal with the same resolve and bravery that defined U.S. service in Afghanistan. Together, they helped evacuate approximately 120,000 people in one of the largest airlifts in history. And every day since, they have skillfully used every military, diplomatic, and intelligence resource available to continue to protect our homeland from terrorist threats in Afghanistan and around the world. We have demonstrated that we do not need a permanent troop presence on the ground in harm’s way to take action against terrorists and those who wish to do us harm.
Finally—I am proud that our nation has welcomed more than 117,000 Afghan newcomers. I am thankful for the work of our veterans and fellow Americans who remained relentless advocates for our Afghan allies and I am grateful for the generosity of state and local governments and our resettlement partners who continue to welcome them into their communities. We will also continue to support the Afghan people, and we are proud to be the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.
Just as they contributed to our mission in Afghanistan for twenty years, our Afghan allies are now making vast contributions across our nation. And, just as they stood with us, I remain committed to standing with them—including urging Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act so we can provide a pathway to permanent legal status for our Afghan friends and neighbors.
Let us continue to meet our sacred obligation to our servicemembers, veterans, and their families, caregivers, and survivors—who gave so much over so many years in Afghanistan. Let us continue to do right by our Afghan partners who also served and sacrificed. And, let us continue to honor our fallen warriors and their families by continuing on their work to secure and defend our nation—together.
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