Statement by President Joe Biden on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

MAY 17, 2022 On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Jill and I stand in support and solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex, (LGBTQI+) people in the United States and around the world. And we join with Americans across the country to reaffirm our commitment to the ongoing work of …

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Remarks By President Biden at Signing of S. 3522, the “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act Of 2022”

MAY 09, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Well, welcome, folks.  Today I’m joined by Senator Cardin — Ben Cardin; Elissa Slotkin; and the Congresswoman Victoria Spatz — Spartz, excuse me, who — I was just talking to her about still having family back in Ukraine.  God love you. I — we’re going to — I’m about to …

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Remarks by President Biden on the Security Assistance to Ukraine

MAY 03, 2022 Lockheed Martin Pike County Operations Troy, Alabama   THE PRESIDENT:  I tell you what, Linda: If I were CEO of this company, I’d be worried.  (Laughter.) Well, good afternoon, everybody.  And thank you, Jim, for the invitation to be here today and, Linda, for the warm welcome today.  And Congressman Sewell — …

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A Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2022

APRIL 29, 2022 In 1654, a small ship carrying 23 Jewish refugees sailed into the port of present-day New York City.  Fleeing oppression and discrimination, these courageous women and men faced resistance from the colony’s leaders.  Nevertheless, they secured the right to remain and became the first Jewish communal presence to settle on American soil. …

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Remarks by President Biden on the Request to Congress for Additional Funding to Support Ukraine

APRIL 28, 2022 Roosevelt Room THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Good morning.  I just signed a request to Congress for critical security, economic, and humanitarian assistance to help Ukraine continue to counter Putin’s aggression and — at a very pivotal moment. We need this bill to support Ukraine in its fight for freedom.  And our NATO …

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FACT SHEET: White House Calls on Congress to Provide Additional Support for Ukraine

APRIL 28, 2022 The assistance the Biden-Harris Administration has provided to Ukraine to date has made a significant difference on the battlefield, helping Ukrainians defend their country and win the battle for Kyiv. Now, as the war shifts to and intensifies in Ukraine’s eastern front, the Biden-Harris Administration is  calling on  Congress to provide additional resources to …

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FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Comprehensive Proposal to Hold Russian Oligarchs and Elites Accountable

APRIL 28, 2022 Today, in concert with his supplemental request to Congress to support Ukraine, President Biden will send a proposal for a comprehensive legislative package that will enhance the United States Government’s authority to hold the Russian government and Russian oligarchs accountable for President Putin’s war against Ukraine. The proposals were crafted in close …

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A Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2022

APRIL 22, 2022 On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and throughout this week of remembrance, we reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust when the Nazi regime systematically murdered 6 million Jews and millions of other innocents, including Roma, Sinti, Slavs, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, political dissidents, and many others.  We stand with Jewish people …

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Statement from the President on Delivery of Air Defense Systems to Ukraine

APRIL 08, 2022 Since the outset of my administration, the United States has placed the highest priority on delivering critical military capabilities to Ukraine so it can defend itself against Russian aggression. The entire world has now witnessed the effectiveness of those weapons, as courageous Ukrainian forces have used them to repel the Russian attack …

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Remarks by President Biden on the United Efforts of the Free World to Support the People of Ukraine

MARCH 26, 2022   The Royal Castle in Warsaw Warsaw, Poland THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Please, if you have a seat, be seated.  (Laughter.)  If you don’t, come up on stage. Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be here.  Mr. President, they tell me you’re over there somewhere.  …

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Remarks by President Biden after Meeting with Ukrainian Refugees

MARCH 26, 2022 PGE Narodowy Stadium Warsaw, Poland Q    Mr. President, what do you think about Russia changing its strategy? THE PRESIDENT:  I’m not sure they have. Q    And what’s the impact of this on you, Mr. President?  Tell us about what you saw. THE PRESIDENT:  I’ve been to an awful lot of places like …

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Remarks by President Biden and President Andrzej Duda of Poland before Expanded Bilateral Meeting

MARCH 26, 2022 Presidential Palace Warsaw, Poland   PRESIDENT DUDA:  Excellency Mr. President, distinguished members of the American delegation: I am delighted, and it is an immensely important moment to us to host you here, Mr. President, the President of the United States of America, along with the members of your delegation — to host …

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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Andrzej Duda of Poland

MARCH 26, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., met today with President Andrzej Duda of Poland in Warsaw. The leaders discussed ongoing international efforts to impose powerful sanctions on Russia for its unjustified and unprovoked attack on Ukraine. They also discussed their shared commitment to continue supporting the government and people of Ukraine. President Biden …

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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Kuleba and Defense Minister Reznikov of Ukraine

MARCH 26, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov for an update on Ukraine’s military, diplomatic, and humanitarian situation. The President updated the Ministers on U.S. efforts to rally the world in …

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Remarks by President Biden and President Andrzej Duda of Poland in Briefing on the Humanitarian Efforts for Ukraine

25 March, 2022   Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport Rzeszów, Poland PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Madam Ambassador, thank you very much.  And, Mr. President, thanks for the welcome.  Thanks for having us here.  And to — and we sent you our best.  We sent you Brzezinski as our ambassador, and I’m glad he’s here as well. And, you know, as …

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Remarks by President Biden During Visit with Service Members of the 82nd Airborne Division

MARCH 25, 2022 G2A Arena Rzeszów, Poland   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mr. Secretary.  Don’t jump.  (Laughter.)  You guys are used to jumping.  Don’t jump. Anyway, thanks for letting me come and say hello to you all.  You know, I’ve been saying this a long time — and the people who travel with me know …

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Statement of President Joe Biden on the Passing of Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

MARCH 23, 2022 Madeleine Albright was a force. Hers were the hands that turned the tide of history. As a young girl, she found a home in the United States—after her family fled their home country of Czechoslovakia during World War II, and the Iron Curtain came down across Central and Eastern Europe. Her father, …

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Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s Travel to Poland

MARCH 20, 2022 This week, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will travel to Poland following his meetings in Brussels, Belgium with our NATO Allies, G7 Leaders, and European Union Leaders to discuss international efforts to support Ukraine and impose severe and unprecedented costs on Russia for its invasion. On Friday, March 25, President Biden will travel to Warsaw, Poland, where he …

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Remarks by President Biden Announcing Actions to Continue to Hold Russia Accountable

MARCH 11, 2022 Roosevelt Room THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  I’m sorry to keep you waiting.  I’ve just spoken for some time with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine. I told him, as I have each and every time we’ve spoken, the United States stands with the people of Ukraine and their bravely — as they bravely fight …

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Readout of President Biden’s Call With President Andrzej Duda of Poland

MARCH 04, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Andrzej Duda of Poland to discuss our countries’ response, in close coordination with our Allies and partners, to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, including ongoing efforts to impose severe consequences on Russia.  President Biden underscored the United States’ commitment to the …

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Remarks of President Joe Biden – State of the Union Address As Prepared for Delivery

MARCH 01, 2022 United States Capitol Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, our First Lady and Second Gentleman. Members of Congress and the Cabinet. Justices of the Supreme Court. My fellow Americans. Last year COVID-19 kept us apart. This year we are finally together again. Tonight, we meet as Democrats Republicans and Independents. But most importantly as Americans. With a …

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with Allies and Partners

FEBRUARY 28, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden hosted a secure conference call today with Allies and partners about our unified response to Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked war on Ukraine. The leaders recognized the bravery of the Ukrainian people in the face of Russian aggression and discussed their continued support to Ukraine, including security, economic, and humanitarian assistance. …

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Remarks by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

FEBRUARY 24, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Sorry to keep you waiting.  Good afternoon.  The Russian military has begun a brutal assault on the people of Ukraine without provocation, without justification, without necessity. This is a premeditated attack.  Vladimir Putin has been planning this for months, as I’ve been — as we’ve been saying all along.  He …

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Statement by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction …

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Remarks by President Biden Announcing Response to Russian Actions in Ukraine

FEBRUARY 22, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Trying to make up your mind, huh?  (Laughter.) Well, good afternoon.  Yesterday, Vladimir Putin recognized two regions of Ukraine as independent states and he bizarrely asserted that these regions are no longer part of Ukraine and their sovereign territory.  To put it simply, Russia just announced that it is carving …

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

FEBRUARY 21, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to reaffirm the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Biden strongly condemned Russian President Putin’s decision to purportedly recognize the “independence” of the so-called DNR and LNR regions of Ukraine. He updated President Zelenskyy …

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with Transatlantic Leaders

FEBRUARY 18, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden spoke today with Transatlantic leaders about the likelihood of further Russian aggression against Ukraine.  Together they expressed deep concern over Russia’s continued build-up of forces, reiterated their strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and discussed the importance of further economic assistance to Ukraine.  They pledged to …

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Remarks by President Biden Providing an Update on Russia and Ukraine

FEBRUARY 15, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Today, I’d like to provide an update on the crisis involving Russia and Ukraine. From the beginning of this crisis, I have been absolutely clear and consistent: The United States is prepared no matter what happens. We are ready with diplomacy — to be engaged in diplomacy with …

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Readout of President Biden’s Video Call with Transatlantic Leaders

FEBRUARY 11, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. held a secure video call with transatlantic leaders today. The leaders expressed their concern about Russia’s continued build-up of military forces around Ukraine and reaffirmed their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. They expressed their desire for a diplomatic solution to the crisis, and discussed recent …

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A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2022

JANUARY 31, 2022 Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations.  Shining a light on Black …

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Readout of President Biden’s Video Call with European Leaders on Russia and Ukraine

JANUARY 24, 2022 President Biden held a secure video call with European leaders today. They reiterated their continued concern about the Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders and expressed their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The leaders underscored their shared desire for a diplomatic resolution to the current tensions and reviewed recent engagements with Russia …

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with the Leaders of The Bucharest Nine Eastern Flank NATO Allies

DECEMBER 09, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with the Bucharest Nine (B9) group of our eastern flank NATO Allies to underscore the United States’ commitment to Transatlantic security and our sacred commitment to NATO’s Article 5. The leaders discussed Russia’s destabilizing military buildup along Ukraine’s border and the need for a united, ready, …

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A Proclamation on Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2021

DECEMBER 09, 2021 In the wake of the devastation of the Second World War, leaders from around the world came together with a shared vision to promote a safer future for all nations by securing and advancing the human rights of everyone, everywhere.  On December 10, 1948, thanks to the moral leadership and service of Eleanor Roosevelt …

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Remarks by President Biden at the Summit for Democracy Opening Session

DECEMBER 09, 2021 THE PRESIDENT:  Well, hello everyone, and welcome to the first Summit for Democracy. This gathering has been on my mind for a long time for a simple reason: In the face of sustained and alarming challenges to democracy, universal human rights, and — all around the world, democracy needs champions. And I …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption

DECEMBER 06, 2021 “Corruption threatens United States national security, economic equity, global anti-poverty and development efforts, and democracy itself.  But by effectively preventing and countering corruption and demonstrating the advantages of transparent and accountable governance, we can secure a critical advantage for the United States and other democracies.” President Joe Biden June 3, 2021 Corruption …

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A Proclamation on International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2021

DECEMBER 02, 2021 Thirty-one years ago, the bipartisan passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enshrined our commitment to building a better Nation for all of us.  In the years since, we have made profound progress to advance the rights, opportunities, full participation, and economic self-sufficiency of people with disabilities — both here at …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Hanukkah

NOVEMBER 28, 2021 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 …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

NOVEMBER 24, 2021 This year, as we again mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we must also grapple with the hard truth that the COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated a “shadow pandemic” of violence. Around the world, including in the United States, reports of domestic violence have increased during the …

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Statement by President Biden on Transgender Day of Remembrance

NOVEMBER 20, 2021 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 …

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A Proclamation on American Education Week, 2021

NOVEMBER 12, 2021 I have always believed that our children are the kite strings that hold our national ambitions aloft — when we invest in their education, we are investing in the future of our Nation.  During American Education Week, which marks its 100th anniversary this year, we celebrate the unparalleled power of education to …

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A Proclamation on World Freedom Day, 2021

NOVEMBER 08, 2021 For nearly 3 decades, the Berlin Wall stood as a physical symbol of the Cold War, dividing democratic West Berlin from communist East Berlin.  Today, we remember the East Germans who escaped and those who died attempting to attain a life of freedom.  We recognize the irrepressible human spirit that no wall could contain, …

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Fact Sheet: Prioritizing Climate in Foreign Policy and National Security

OCTOBER 21, 2021 From Day One, the Biden-Harris Administration has prioritized addressing the climate crisis both at home and as a core element of our national security and foreign policy.  The climate crisis is reshaping our physical world, with the Earth’s climate changing faster than at any point in modern history and extreme weather events …

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A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic

OCTOBER 25, 2021 The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global threat to our health and safety.  COVID-19 has resulted in more than 733,000 deaths in the United States and more than 4,932,000 deaths worldwide.  New variants of SARS-CoV-2 have also emerged globally, and variants that are more …

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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the United States Election to the Human Rights Council (HRC)

OCTOBER 14, 2021 Today, I am proud that the United States was elected to serve on the UN Human Rights Council for a three year term. I am grateful for the support of nations from around the world for our campaign, and I look forward to the United States once more being a constructive voice …

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A Proclamation on General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2021

OCTOBER 08, 2021 On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we honor Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish-born hero of the American Revolution, who gave his life 242 years ago in defense of our cause to establish a free and independent Nation.  Known as the “Father of the American Cavalry” for his leadership and military skills, General Pulaski’s …

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A Proclamation on Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2021

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 Our Nation is under a constant and ever-increasing threat from malicious cyber actors.  Ransomware attacks have disrupted hospitals, schools, police departments, fuel pipelines, food suppliers, and small businesses — delaying essential services and putting the lives and livelihoods of Americans at risk.  Any disruption, corruption, or dysfunction of our vital infrastructure can have …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Cybersecurity Awareness Month

OCTOBER 01, 2021 Cyber threats can affect every American, every business regardless of size, and every community. That’s why my administration is marshalling a whole-of-nation effort to confront cyber threats. I am committed to strengthening our cybersecurity by hardening our critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, disrupting ransomware networks, working to establish and promote clear rules of …

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Remarks by President Biden on the End of the War in Afghanistan

AUGUST 31, 2021 THE PRESIDENT:  Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war in Afghanistan — the longest war in American history. We completed one of the biggest airlifts in history, with more than 120,000 people evacuated to safety.  That number is more than double what most experts thought were possible.  …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Evacuation Mission in Kabul

AUGUST 28, 2021 This morning, I met with my national security team in Washington and my commanders in the field. We discussed the strike that U.S. forces took last night against the terrorist group ISIS-K in Afghanistan. I said we would go after the group responsible for the attack on our troops and innocent civilians …

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Remarks by President Biden on the Terror Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport

AUGUST 26, 2021 THE PRESIDENT:  Been a tough day.  This evening in Kabul, as you all know, terrorists attacked — that we’ve been talking about and worried about, that the intelligence community has assessed has [was] undertaken — an attack — by a group known as ISIS-K — took the lives of American service members standing guard …

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A Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

AUGUST 26, 2021 As a mark of respect for the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the …

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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Andrzej Duda of Poland

14 June 2021 President Biden spoke today on the margins of the NATO Summit with President Andrzej Duda of Poland. The President reiterated his support for NATO’s strengthened defense and deterrence agenda and his resolute commitment to the defense of Allies on NATO’s eastern flank, including Poland. He discussed his plans for the upcoming summit …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on the First Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder

MAY 25, 2021 Today, in the Oval Office, I met with George Floyd’s family. Although it has been one year since their beloved brother and father was murdered, for the family – for any family experiencing a profound loss – the first year can still feel like they got the news a few seconds ago. …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Arrest of Journalist in Belarus

MAY 24, 2021 Belarus’s forced diversion of a commercial Ryanair flight, traveling between two member states of the European Union, and subsequent removal and arrest of Raman Pratasevich, a Belarusian journalist traveling abroad, are a direct affront to international norms. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms both the diversion of the plane …

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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

MAY 17, 2021 Jill and I are proud to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia — the anniversary of the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization took the long overdue step of declassifying ‘homosexuality’ as a mental disorder. So much has changed for the LGBTQI+ community since that day — …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Participation in the Bucharest Nine Virtual Summit

MAY 10, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with NATO’s eastern flank Allies in a virtual summit of the Bucharest Nine (B9) countries hosted by Presidents Klaus Iohannis of Romania and Andrzej Duda of Poland. President Biden underscored his commitment to rebuilding alliances and strengthening Transatlantic relations. He conveyed his desire for closer …

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A Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2021

APRIL 30, 2021 The Jewish American experience is a story of faith, fortitude, and progress.  It is a quintessential American experience — one that is connected to key tenets of American identity, including our Nation’s commitment to freedom of religion and conscience.  This month, we honor Jewish Americans — past and present — who have …

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A Proclamation on World Intellectual Property Day, 2021

APRIL 23, 2021 This year, on World Intellectual Property Day, we celebrate the innovators and creators who enrich our lives and create the products, services, companies, and industries of tomorrow.  We especially recognize the power of intellectual property protection in allowing our small businesses to compete, thrive, and play their important role as the heart …

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FACT SHEET: Imposing Costs for Harmful Foreign Activities by the Russian Government

APRIL 15, 2021 The Biden administration has been clear that the United States desires a relationship with Russia that is stable and predictable. We do not think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory. However, we have also been clear—publicly and privately—that we will defend our national interests and impose costs for Russian …

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A Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2021

APRIL 04, 2021 On Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — we stand in solidarity with the Jewish people in America, Israel, and around the world to remember and reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust. An estimated six million Jews perished alongside millions of other innocent victims — Roma and Sinti, Slavs, disabled persons, …

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President Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Leaders Summit on Climate

MARCH 26, 2021 Today, President Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on April 22 and 23.  The virtual Leaders Summit will be live streamed for public viewing. President Biden took action his first day in office to return the United States to the Paris Agreement.  Days later, …

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Statement by President Biden on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

MARCH 21, 2021 One of the core values and beliefs that should bring us together as Americans is standing against hate and racism, even as we acknowledge that systemic racism and white supremacy are ugly poisons that have long plagued the United States. We must change the laws that enable discrimination in our country, and …

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Statement by President Biden on International Women’s Day

MARCH 08, 2021 Women’s history is American history — and world history. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements, contributions, and progress of women and girls in the United States and around the globe. My Administration is committed to honoring women by investing in their opportunity, security, and wellbeing. I was proud to issue …

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A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2021

MARCH 01, 2021 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 discrimination and undue …

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Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference

FEBRUARY 19, 2021 East Room 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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Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Today, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum directing all U.S. government departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons around the world. The …

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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

FEBRUARY 04, 2021 U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 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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A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2021

FEBRUARY 03, 2021   This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have never fully lived up to the founding principles …

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Statement by President Joe Biden On Black History Month

FEBRUARY 01, 2021 This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have never fully lived up to the founding principles of …

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