Statement by President Biden on the United States Election to the Human Rights Council

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 that works to ...
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White House Statement on the President’s Travel to Italy, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom

From Rome, President Biden will travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom from November 1-2 to participate in the World Leader Summit at the start of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26). Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the President’s Travel to Italy, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the Terror Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport

  Remarks by President Biden on the Terror Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport August 26, 2021 Speeches and Remarks East Room 5:24 P.M. EDT 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 ...
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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom

President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom spoke today about Afghanistan. They discussed the ongoing efforts by our diplomatic and military personnel to evacuate their citizens, local staff, and other vulnerable Afghans. Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom AUGUST ...
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Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Johnson

President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke today regarding developments in Afghanistan. Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom STATEMENTS AND RELEASES AUGUST 17, 2021 President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke today regarding developments in Afghanistan. They commended the bravery ...
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Remarks by President Biden on Afghanistan

  Remarks by President Biden on Afghanistan The White House August 16, 2021   East Room 4:02 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. I want to speak today to the unfolding situation in Afghanistan: the developments that have taken place in the last week and the steps we’re taking to address the rapidly evolving events. ...
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President Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

The White House Statements & Releases June 17, 2021 On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the President signed into law: S. 475, the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday. Source White House website Related Juneteenth: A day to celebrate Black communities’ strength In Commemoration of Juneteenth
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Remarks by President Biden and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg During Greeting

And I think that there is a growing recognition over the last couple of years that we have new challenges. And we have Russia that is not acting in a way that is consistent with what we had hoped, and — as well as China. Remarks by President Biden and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ...
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G7 to Announce Joint Actions on Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains, Anticorruption, and Ransomware

The United States is rallying the world’s democracies to deliver for our people, meet the world’s biggest challenges, and demonstrate our shared values The White House FACT SHEET: G7 to Announce Joint Actions on Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains, Anticorruption, and Ransomware June 13, 2021 Today President Biden and leaders from G7 will demonstrate ...
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Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on President Biden’s Meetings at the G7 Summit

  The White House Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on President Biden’s Meetings at the G7 Summit June 12, 2021   Via Teleconference 7:00 P.M. BST MODERATOR:  Good evening, everyone.  Thank you so much for joining us for this background briefing.  This call is on background, attributable to “senior administration officials,” and embargoed ...
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G7 to Announce Joint Actions to End Public Support for Overseas Unabated Coal Generation by End of 2021

The United States is rallying the world’s democracies to deliver for our people, meet the world’s biggest challenges, and demonstrate our shared values The White House FACT SHEET: G7 to Announce Joint Actions to End Public Support for Overseas Unabated Coal Generation by End of 2021 June 12, 2021 Today, President Biden and fellow G7 ...
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On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy Birthday! A longstanding friend of the United States, the tradition of meeting Flag of United States Presidents throughout her reign continued this week when she met President Biden during the G7 Summit. – U.S. Chargé Yael Lempert PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 12, ...
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Joint Statement on the Visit of the President Biden at the Invitation of Prime Minister Johnson

The President and the Prime Minister set out a global vision in a new Atlantic Charter to deepen cooperation in democracy and human rights, defence and security, science and innovation, and economic prosperity, with renewed joint efforts to tackle the challenges posed by climate change, biodiversity loss, and emerging health threats. The White House Joint ...
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The New Atlantic Charter

Today, the President of the United States and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom reaffirm their commitment to work together to realise our vision for a more peaceful and prosperous future. The White House June 10, 2021 Today, the President of the United States and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom reaffirm their commitment to ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program and the Effort to Defeat COVID-19 Globally

And today, we’re taking a major step that will supercharge the global fight against this pandemic.  At my direction, the United States will purchase an additional half billion doses from Pfizer — the Pfizer vaccine — that we’ll donate nearly 100 low- and lower-middle-income countries.   They will be the beneficiaries.
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Updates to the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland

This will be the first overseas travel by President Biden, who will be joined by First Lady Jill Biden for the stops in the United Kingdom as previously announced The White House Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Updates to the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland Statements & Releases June ...
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Statement by President Joe Biden on the First Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder

The White House 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 ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the Middle East

My administration will continue our quiet and relentless diplomacy toward that end. I believe we have a genuine opportunity to make progress, and I’m committed to working for it. The White House May 20, 2021 Cross Hall THE PRESIDENT:  Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu.  Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi ...
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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Everyone is entitled to dignity and equality, no matter who they are, whom they love, or how they identify — and we will continue to engage with allies and partners to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ people here at home and in all corners of the world. The White House Statement by President Joseph ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the Colonial Pipeline Incident

And last night, I signed an executive order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity.  It calls for federal agencies to work more closely with the private sector to share information, strengthen cybersecurity practices, and deploy technologies that increase reliance against cyberattacks. The White House Speeches & Remarks May 13, 2021 Roosevelt Room 12:27 P.M. EDT THE ...
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Statement of President Joe Biden on the Passing of Michael Collins

Michael Collins lived a life of service to our country. From his time in the Air Force, to his career with NASA, to his service at the State Department, to his leadership of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; Michael Collins both wrote and helped tell the story of our nation’s remarkable accomplishments in ...
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President Biden Address to a Joint Session of Congress

  Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President Biden — Address to a Joint Session of Congress The White House April 28, 2021 The Capitol Madame Speaker. Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time. The First Lady. The Second Gentleman. Mr. Chief Justice. Members of ...
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Remarks by President Biden at the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Session 2: Investing in Climate Solutions

Taking on climate change together is more than just the right thing to do; it’s also in everyone’s best interests to do it.  Meeting this challenge is going to require mobilizing financing at an unprecedented scale. The White House April 22, 2021   East Room 10:50 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, hello again, everyone.  Welcome ...
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Remarks by President Biden at the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Opening Session

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 your nation and to the people of every nation, especially our young people, that we’re ready to ...
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A Proclamation on National Park Week, 2021

During National Park Week, let us dedicate ourselves to greater improvement, enjoyment, and preservation of our natural treasures, and to continue to find inspiration, strength, and all else we seek within them. The White House April 17, 2021   The renowned environmentalist and author, Rachel Carson, wrote in her seminal book Silent Spring that, “Those ...
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Remarks by President Biden on Russia

If Russia continues to interfere with our democracy, I’m prepared to take further actions to respond. It is my responsibility, as President of the United States, to do so. The White House April 15, 2021 4:56 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, folks. Thanks for coming over. Good afternoon, everyone. Earlier this week, I spoke with ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the Way Forward in Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan was never meant to be a multi-generational undertaking. We were attacked. We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives. Bin Laden is dead, and al Qaeda is degraded in Iraq — in Afghanistan. And it’s time to end the forever war.
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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom

President Joseph R. Biden spoke today with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom. The President conveyed his intention to strengthen the special relationship between our countries and revitalize transatlantic ties, underscoring the critical role of NATO to our collective defense and shared values.
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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve.   The United States Capitol January 20, 2021 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 ...
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