WHITE HOUSE NEWS: President Biden Hosts Roundtable With Leading Retailers About Holiday Shopping, Stocked Shelves And Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: President Biden Hosts Roundtable With Leading Retailers About Holiday Shopping, Stocked Shelves And Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges

Today, President Biden, Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese and Cedric Richmond, Director of Office of Public Engagement, hosted a roundtable with a diverse group of American companies to discuss their outlook for the strong holiday shopping season, and the steps companies large and small have taken to meet consumer demands. The meeting…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Remarks By President Biden Providing An Update On The Omicron Variant
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Remarks By President Biden Providing An Update On The Omicron Variant

Roosevelt Room 12:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, folks.  I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving -– able to get together with your family and friends.  And it was great to see so many families getting together this Thanksgiving after being apart last year.  And we have much to be grateful for as…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Press Briefing By Press Secretary Jen Psaki, November 29, 2021
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Press Briefing By Press Secretary Jen Psaki, November 29, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:12 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone. Q    Hello. MS. PSAKI:  Happy post-Thanksgiving, salad-eating days, I guess.  (Laughter.) Okay, a couple of items for all of you at the top.  As you all know, today is Cyber Monday — one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The President will convene a roundtable…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Readout Of President Biden’s Meeting With COVID-⁠19 Response Team On The Omicron Variant
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Readout Of President Biden’s Meeting With COVID-⁠19 Response Team On The Omicron Variant

Following up on the regular briefings he had on COVID while traveling, the President met in person today with his Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and members of his White House COVID Response Team. Dr. Fauci and members of the COVID Response Team updated the President on the latest developments related to the Omicron…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Statement By President Joe Biden On Hanukkah
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Statement By President Joe Biden On Hanukkah

Over these eight nights, Jews in the United States, Israel, and around the globe will proudly celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. They will light the menorah, spin the dreidel, eat latkes, and tell of how the Maccabees, guided by an abiding belief in their Creator and an inextinguishable commitment to their faith, prevailed…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Remarks By President Biden And First Lady Jill Biden In Phone Call With Al Roker During The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Remarks By President Biden And First Lady Jill Biden In Phone Call With Al Roker During The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade

Via Teleconference 9:38 A.M. EDT MR. ROKER:  Wow!  Oh, hold on.  My phone is ringing.  Just a sec- — oh, my gosh!  Look at who is calling.  Hello?  Hello, Mr. President? THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Al.  How you doing, pal? THE FIRST LADY:  Happy Thanksgiving. MR. ROKER:  Oh, Dr. Biden and Mr. President, thank you so much.  Happy Thanksgiving…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: A Proclamation On Suspension Of Entry As Immigrants And Nonimmigrants Of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose A Risk Of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: A Proclamation On Suspension Of Entry As Immigrants And Nonimmigrants Of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose A Risk Of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019

The national emergency caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States continues to pose a grave threat to our health and security.  As of November 26, 2021, the United States has experienced more than 47 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 773,000 COVID-19 deaths.  It is the policy of my…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Statement By President Joe Biden On The Omicron COVID-⁠19 Variant
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Statement By President Joe Biden On The Omicron COVID-⁠19 Variant

This morning I was briefed by my chief medical advisor, Dr. Tony Fauci, and the members of our COVID response team, about the Omicron variant, which is spreading through Southern Africa. As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I am ordering additional air travel restrictions from South Africa and seven other countries. These new…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Statement By NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne On National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call With Head Of Presidential Office Andriy Yermak Of Ukraine
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Statement By NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne On National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call With Head Of Presidential Office Andriy Yermak Of Ukraine

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Head of Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak of Ukraine about recent events. They discussed their shared concerns about ongoing Russian military activities near Ukraine’s border and its harsh rhetoric towards Ukraine. They agreed that all sides should pursue diplomatic efforts to de-escalate tensions. Mr. Sullivan underscored the United…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Remarks By President Biden Announcing His Nominees For Chair And Vice Chair Of The Board Of Governors Of The Federal Reserve System
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Remarks By President Biden Announcing His Nominees For Chair And Vice Chair Of The Board Of Governors Of The Federal Reserve System

South Court Auditorium 1:19 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Please — please sit down. Before I begin, I want to comment on the tragedy that occurred last night during the holiwa- — the holiday parade in Wisconsin. While we don’t have all the facts and details yet, we know, this morning, that five families…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Statement By NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne About National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting With Christian Schmidt, High Representative In Bosnia And Herzegovina
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Statement By NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne About National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting With Christian Schmidt, High Representative In Bosnia And Herzegovina

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Christian Schmidt. Mr. Sullivan underscored the United States’ strong support for the High Representative, his office, and its mandate to oversee civilian implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords. APNSA Sullivan and High Representative Schmidt emphasized their shared commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Bills Signed: H.R. 2093 And H.R. 2911
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Bills Signed: H.R. 2093 And H.R. 2911

Bills Signed: H.R. 2093 and H.R. 2911Edit Subject On Monday, November 22, 2021, the President signed into law: H.R. 2093, the “Veterans and Family Information Act,” which requires VA to provide its fact sheets in specified languages, Thank you to Representatives Jeffries and Young Kim and Senator Hirono for their leadership; and H.R. 2911, the “VA…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Biden-Harris Administration Memorializes Transgender Day Of Remembrance
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Biden-Harris Administration Memorializes Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Biden-Harris Administration mourns those we lost in the deadliest year on record for transgender Americans, as well as the countless other transgender people—disproportionately transgender women and girls of color—who face brutal violence, discrimination, and harassment. At least 46 transgender Americans were killed by acts of fatal violence to…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: President Biden’s Statement On Transgender Day Of Remembrance
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: President Biden’s Statement On Transgender Day Of Remembrance

This year, at least 46 transgender individuals in this country—and hundreds more around the world—were killed in horrifying acts of violence. Each of these lives was precious. Each of them deserved freedom, justice, and joy. Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn those we lost in the deadliest year on record for transgender Americans,…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Memorandum On The Presidential Determination On The Proposed Agreement Between The Government Of The United States Of America, The Government Of Australia, And The Government Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland For The Exchange Of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Memorandum On The Presidential Determination On The Proposed Agreement Between The Government Of The United States Of America, The Government Of Australia, And The Government Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland For The Exchange Of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information

Presidential Determination No.       2022-05           MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF ENERGYSUBJECT:       Presidential Determination on the Proposed Agreement between the Government of the United States of America, the Government of Australia, and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the Exchange of Naval Nuclear Propulsion InformationI have reviewed and concur in the positions taken…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Comments By President Biden On Pardoning The National Thanksgiving Turkey
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Comments By President Biden On Pardoning The National Thanksgiving Turkey

3:30 P.M. ESTTHE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Please be seated.  I’m honored to welcome you, for the first time as President, to a Thanksgiving tradition here at the White House that reminds us to have a little bit of fun and to always be grateful.You know, as a University of Delaware man, I’m partial to…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Press Briefing By Press Secretary Jen Psaki, November 19, 2021
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Press Briefing By Press Secretary Jen Psaki, November 19, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:38 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI:  Good afternoon.  Okay, a couple of items for you today.  Not much going on around here, obviously.  You’ve all seen the President’s statement we issued this morning on the House passing his Build Back Better Agenda for the middle class, which came just three…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: President Biden’s Current Health Summary
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: President Biden’s Current Health Summary

To search this site, enter a search term Briefing Room To view the letter from the Physician to the President, visit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/President-Biden-Current-Health-Summary-November-2021.pdf   ### Next Post: Memorandum on the Presidential Determination on the Proposed Agreement between the Government of the United States of America, the Government of Australia, and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Executive Order On Nondisplacement Of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: Executive Order On Nondisplacement Of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. 101 et seq., and in order to promote economy and efficiency in procurement, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Policy.  When a service contract…

WHITE HOUSE NEWS: FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs Executive Order To Ensure Quality Jobs For Service Workers On Federal Contracts
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WHITE HOUSE NEWS: FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs Executive Order To Ensure Quality Jobs For Service Workers On Federal Contracts

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration will make federal procurement more economical and efficient by ensuring a stable, skilled, and experienced workforce for service contracts, even when contracts change hands Today, the President signed an Executive Order to ensure there will be a reliable supply of experienced and skilled employees working on federal service contracts. Service work…

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