President Biden on the American Rescue Plan

President Biden on the American Rescue Plan

Washington, DC… 10:59 A.M. EST. THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, folks. For a few weeks now, an overwhelming percentage of the American public has made it clear that they support my American Rescue Plan. And the House of Representatives took the first step toward making it a reality. And I want to thank — and I […]

A Letter to the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Consistent with the War Powers Resolution

A Letter to the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Consistent with the War Powers Resolution

Washington, DC… Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) At my direction, on February 25, 2021, United States forces conducted a targeted military strike against infrastructure in eastern Syria used by Iran-supported non-state militia groups. Those non-state militia groups were involved in recent attacks against United States and Coalition personnel in Iraq, including the February 15, […]

President Joe Biden on Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

President Joe Biden on Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, D.C… Yesterday, after a rigorous, open, and objective scientific review process, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for a third safe and effective vaccine to help us defeat the COVID-19 pandemic — the Janssen COVID-19 (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. This is exciting news for all Americans, and an encouraging development […]

Wounded Warrior Project Applauds Reintroduction of Major Richard Star Act to Senate, House

Wounded Warrior Project Applauds Reintroduction of Major Richard Star Act to Senate, House

Washington, DC… The Major Richard Star Act of 2021, S. 334 / H.R.1282, is a major legislative priority for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), which supports its reintroduction in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The act was formerly introduced during the 116th Congress as S. 3393 and H.R. 5995. The Major Richard […]

FDA Approves Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation

FDA Approves Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation

Washington, DC… Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Amondys 45 (casimersen) injection for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients who have a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 45 skipping (Exons are pieces of DNA that provide information for making proteins in a […]

Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warns to Avoid All Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warns to Avoid All Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

Atlanta, GA… CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheese-02-21/index.html Key points: CDC has expanded its advice to not eat, sell, or serve any cheese sold under the brand name El Abuelito, in addition to recalled queso fresco cheeseexternal icon sold under the brand […]

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, DC… Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major improvements to […]

Biden Administration Announces Extension of COVID-19 Forbearance and Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners

Biden Administration Announces Extension of COVID-19 Forbearance and Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners

Washington, DC…As millions of Americans face continued hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden is continuing to take action to help keep individuals and families in their homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a housing affordability crisis. Today, 1 in 5 renters is behind on rent and just over 10 million homeowners are behind on  mortgage […]

President Biden Announces Additional Members of His Energy and Jobs Team

President Biden Announces Additional Members of His Energy and Jobs Team

Washington, DC…Today, President Joe Biden announced two additional members of his energy and jobs team: David Turk, Deputy Secretary of Energy and Julie Su, Deputy Secretary of Labor. These tested and experienced leaders will support the work of Secretary of Energy Nominee Jennifer Granholm and Secretary of Labor Nominee Marty Walsh in their efforts to […]

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