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Uniform Global National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Uniform Global National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions April 27, 2021 New National Interest Exceptions Under Presidential Proclamations Allows Issuance of Student Visas for Applicants who have been present in the People’s Republic of China  In keeping with the Department of State’s commitment to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States, Secretary Blinken decided to apply several National Interest Exceptions to all regional ...
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FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate APRIL 23, 2021 On Day One, President Biden fulfilled his commitment to rejoin the Paris Agreement. Days later, he took executive actions to ensure we tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad – all while creating jobs and strengthening our economy. This week, he held a historic summit with 40 world leaders to show ...
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Statement on Supporting Innovation by Small Businesses this World IP Day

On April 26, we recognize World IP Day, an annual celebration of innovators and creators, and the benefits that intellectual property (IP) rights bring to our economies, our societies, and our daily lives. This year’s theme is Intellectual property and small businesses: Taking big ideas to market, and comes at a time when small- and ...
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Statement of President Joe Biden on Senate Passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Statement of President Joe Biden on Senate Passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act APRIL 23, 2021  I applaud the United States Senate and the leadership of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) for passing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by an overwhelming margin.  This critical legislation will bring our nation one step closer to achieving justice and equality for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. ...
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Remarks by President Biden at the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Opening Session

White House, East Room APRIL 22, 2021  8:07 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Madam Vice President. Good morning to all of our colleagues around the world — the world leaders who are taking part in this summit.  I thank you.  You know, your leadership on this issue is a statement to the people of ...
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