June 24, 2024

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Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre En Route Tampa, Florida
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Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre En Route Tampa, FloridaAboard Air Force OneEn Route Tampa, Florida 11:55 A.M. EST  MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  All right.  Today we head to Tampa, Florida, where the President will contrast his commitment to protecting and strengthening Medicare and Social Security and lowering prescription drug prices with congressional Republicans’ plan to cut these programs. Unfortunately, there is a long history of...
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Alabama Disaster Declaration
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Alabama Disaster DeclarationToday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Alabama by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for emergency work undertaken in the State of Alabama as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes on January 12, 2023. Under the President’s order today, Federal funds...
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister SchallenbergThe following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Schallenberg discussed opportunities for continued bilateral and multilateral cooperation, including assistance for Ukraine and the need to hold Russia accountable for its brutal war. Secretary Blinken praised Austria’s...
Minerals Security Partnership Governments Engage with African Countries and Issue a Statement on Principles for Environmental, Social, and Governance Standards
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Minerals Security Partnership Governments Engage with African Countries and Issue a Statement on Principles for Environmental, Social, and Governance StandardsToday, the Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) partners and key minerals-rich countries held a vice-ministerial meeting to discuss priorities, challenges, and opportunities in responsible mining, processing, and recycling of critical minerals. MSP partners participating in the meeting included: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United...
Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure
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Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure

South Lawn 7:15 P.M. EDT Q    Could you give us your reaction to the International Criminal Court issuing an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin?  THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I think it’s justified.  But the question is, it’s not recognized internationally by us either.  But I think it makes a very strong point. Q    Are you confident […]

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Under Secretary Fernandez’s Travel to Moldova and France
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Under Secretary Fernandez’s Travel to Moldova and FranceUnder Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Chisinau, Moldova, February 8-10, and Paris, France, February 12-15. During his visits, Under Secretary Fernandez will meet with government, business, and civil society, and other stakeholders to discuss cooperation on some of the most pressing global challenges, including...
President Joe Biden Appoints Two New Members to President’s Council of Governors
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President Joe Biden Appoints Two New Members to President’s Council of GovernorsToday, President Biden announced his intent to appoint Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to the Council of Governors for two-year terms. The Council of Governors is comprised of 10 bipartisan Governors from across the country and serves as the lead forum to increase coordination around preparedness, resilience, and...
FACT SHEET: Congressional Republicans’ Many Proposals to Cut Social Security and Medicare, and Increase Prescription Drug Prices and Health Care Premiums
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FACT SHEET: Congressional Republicans’ Many Proposals to Cut Social Security and Medicare, and Increase Prescription Drug Prices and Health Care PremiumsDuring his Tampa visit, the President will contrast his commitment to protecting and strengthening Medicare and Social Security and lowering prescription drug prices, with Congressional Republicans’ plans to cut these programs President Biden has taken action to strengthen Medicare and protect Social Security – bedrock programs that Americans have paid into and that tens of...