The United States, Joined by Allies and Partners, Attributes Malicious Cyber Activity and Irresponsible State Behavior to the PRC

The United States, Joined by Allies and Partners, Attributes Malicious Cyber Activity and Irresponsible State Behavior to the People’s Republic of China JULY 19, 2021 The United States has long been concerned about the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) irresponsible and destabilizing behavior in cyberspace. Today, the United States and our allies and partners are exposing further details of the PRC’s pattern of malicious cyber activity and taking further action to counter it, as it poses a ...
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A Proclamation on Captive Nations Week, 2021

A Proclamation on Captive Nations Week, 2021 JULY 16, 2021 From the founding of our Nation to today, through the crucibles of war and the struggle of successive generations, America has strived to uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy upon which our country was built and expand the ability of people around the world to freely exercise their rights.  As the ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the Drawdown of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

Remarks by President Biden on the Drawdown of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan East Room 2:09 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Earlier today, I was briefed by our senior military and national security leaders on the status of the drawdown of U.S. forces and allied forces in Afghanistan. When I announced our drawdown in April, I said we would be out by September, and we’re on track ...
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FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Allocation Plan for 55 Million Doses to be Shared Globally

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Allocation Plan for 55 Million Doses to be Shared Globally FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     June 21, 2021  These doses are the remaining part of the 80 million President Biden pledged to allocate by the end of June  Today, the Biden-Harris ...
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Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference

Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference NATO Headquarters Brussels, Belgium 9:28 P.M. CEST THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Before I turn to today’s meetings, I want to say a short word about our ongoing fight against COVID-19 at home. We’ve made enormous progress in the United States.  Much of the country is returning to normal, and our economic growth is leading the ...
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A Proclamation on Day Of Remembrance: 100 Years After The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

A Proclamation on Day Of Remembrance: 100 Years After The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre MAY 31, 2021•PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS One hundred years ago, a violent white supremacist mob raided, firebombed, and destroyed approximately 35 square blocks of the thriving Black neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Families and children were murdered in cold blood. Homes, businesses, and churches were burned. In all, as many as 300 Black Americans were killed, ...
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Statement by President Joe Biden on Global Vaccine Distribution

Statement by President Joe Biden on Global Vaccine Distribution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2021 As the United States continues our efforts to get every eligible American vaccinated and fight COVID-19 here at home, we also recognize that ending this pandemic means ending it everywhere. As long as this pandemic is raging anywhere in the world, the American people will still be vulnerable. And ...
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A Proclamation on National Immigrant Heritage Month, 2021

A Proclamation on National Immigrant Heritage Month, 2021 PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS JUNE 01, 2021 America is, always has been, and always will be a Nation of immigrants.  It was the premise of our founding; it is reflected in our Constitution; it is etched upon the Statue of Liberty — that “from her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome.”  During National Immigrant Heritage Month, we reaffirm and ...
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A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021

A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021 JUNE 01, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement — a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all.  Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, ...
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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Investigation into the Origins of COVID-19

Statement by President Joe Biden on the Investigation into the Origins of COVID-19 May 26, 2021 Back in early 2020, when COVID-19 emerged, I called for the CDC to get access to China to learn about the virus so we could fight it more effectively. The failure to get our inspectors on the ground in those early months will always hamper any investigation into the origin of COVID-19. ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-19 Response and the Vaccination Program

Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-19 Response and the Vaccination Program The White House May 17, 2021 Remarks East Room 1:22 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  There are three things I want to speak briefly today with you all about: the new — new milestone in our progress against COVID-19 here at home, steps we’re taking to fight COVID internationally, and an important tax cut ...
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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 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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Final Adoption of the U.S. Universal Periodic Review

Final Adoption of the U.S. Universal Periodic Review PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 17, 2021 Today, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the report of the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for the United States.  All UN member states participate in the UPR process, which is designed to ensure that every nation is subject to scrutiny of its human rights record. When President Biden made ...
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A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2021

A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2021 MARCH 01, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS Each year, Women’s History Month offers an important opportunity for us to shine a light on the extraordinary legacy of trailblazing American women and girls who have built, shaped, and improved upon our Nation.  Throughout American history, women and girls have made vital contributions, often in the face of ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the More Than 500,000 American Lives Lost to COVID-19

Remarks by President Biden on the More Than 500,000 American Lives Lost to COVID-19 Cross Hall 6:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Each day, I receive a small card in my pocket that I carry with me in my schedule.  It shows the number of Americans who have been infected by or died from COVID-19.  Today, we mark a truly grim, heartbreaking milestone: 500,071 dead.  That’s more Americans who have ...
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Fact Sheet: President Biden to Take Action on Global Health through Support of COVAX and Calling for Health Security Financing

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES As the virus continues to spread throughout the world, and with new variants emerging, the facts are clear that it is critical that we vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. Tomorrow at the G7, the President will announce that he is taking concrete steps ...
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Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference

East Room 11:17 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mr. Ambassador.  And it’s great to be with Angela and Emmanuel.  We just spent part of — from Washington’s perspective — the morning together.  But I want to say hello to everyone and thanks, you — at the Munich Conference for hosting this special session. For ...
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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Xi Jinping of China

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Xi Jinping of China FEBRUARY 10, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Xi Jinping of China. The President shared his greetings and well wishes with the Chinese people on the occasion of Lunar New Year. President Biden affirmed his priorities of ...
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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time to be able to call you “Mr. Secretary.”   Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s an honor to be back at the State Department under ...
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Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform JANUARY 25, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:      Section 1.  Policy.  All Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States (“Armed Forces”) should be able to serve.  ...
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Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States

Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States JANUARY 26, 2021· PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS Advancing inclusion and belonging for people of all races, national origins, and ethnicities is critical to guaranteeing the safety and security of the American people.  During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, inflammatory and ...
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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. JANUARY 20, 2021 •  SPEECHES AND REMARKS The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. ...
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