President Biden will deliver remarks next week on expanding access to voting, amid uncertainty about how Democrats can advance their voting rights agenda after Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping election reform bill. "This is a continuation of his efforts to use the bully pulpit to elevate this issue, just as he did last week when he marked Juneteenth and also as he did in Tulsa, Oklahoma, just a week before that," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The Pentagon is overseeing an orderly withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and the United States has not seen an increase in violence directed against its troops in the country in the past year, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday.
Joe Biden had faced accusations of not being vocal enough in his support the For The People Act Chuck Schumer: voter suppression 'official platform of the Republican party' As senators prepared to vote on sweeping voting rights legislation on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden against claims that he had not done enough to support the bill, dubbed the “For The People” Act.
(CNN) President Joe Biden will replace the federal regulator who oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Wednesday in the wake of a US Supreme Court decision that made it easier to replace the current head appointed by former President Donald Trump, according to a White House official.
WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - The United States will likely fail to meet President Joe Biden's goal to deliver at least one COVID-19 vaccine to 70% of adults by July 4, officials said on Tuesday and warned the Delta variant first found in India poses the greatest threat to U.S. eradication efforts.
CNN anchor Brian Stelter's show bombs to smallest audience of the year with just 656,000 viewers after fawning interview with Jen Psaki
CNN's Brian Stelter, host of 'Reliable Sources,' had his worst-performing episode all year with 656,000 viewers on Father's Day That's a 13 percent drop from the week before, which was the previous worst performing episode of the year The Washington Times reported CNN as a whole lost 44 percent of its total audience since the last week of January
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will confer with White House officials on next steps for President Joe Biden’s $4 trillion infrastructure plans House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will confer Wednesday with White House officials on next steps for President Joe Biden s nearly $4 trillion infrastructure plans as talks with Republicans see-saw in search of a potential deal.
Jen Psaki says Biden's plan to combat rising crime won't derail the George Floyd police reform bill and insists the surge in violence is 'driven by guns' in major cities
Press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden's plan to address the rise in violent crime won't derail negotiations over the George Floyd police reform bill On Wednesday, Biden will spend the afternoon speaking to stakeholders and then deliver an address on the country's uptick in violent crime
The Biden administration has shipped only about 20 percent of the 20 million Covid-19 vaccine doses it has pledged to donate directly to other countries by the end of June, according to two U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter. The slow pace means the White House may not meet its original late-June target for those doses, the sources said.
WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - A team of top White House officials had a productive meeting on Tuesday with a bipartisan group of senators about their $1 trillion infrastructure plan, and will meet again later Tuesday or Wednesday, the White House said. "While progress was made, more work remains to be done," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.
Vice President Kamala Harris will make her first visit to Michigan since taking office during a national tour encouraging Americans to get vaccinated. The White House confirmed that Harris will visit Detroit on Monday, June 28, but specific details on where she will go were not released.
Caught in the middle, Biden has no plans to change how he worships. How the President practices his faith is “personal,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in response to a question from TIME on June 21. “It is something that has helped guide him through some challenging moments in his life and that’s how many Americans see their faith as well, not through a political prism,” Psaki said.
The White House said on Tuesday they don't see President Biden's upcoming address on rising crime rates as conflicting with negotiations on Capitol Hill over police reform legislation. "There are negotiators that are continuing to make progress on the Hill, and the president supports and stands by a lot of these groups and their support and advocacy for long overdue police reform," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is launching a new strike force aimed at cracking down on illegal firearms trafficking, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said on Tuesday. The strike force will be focused on reducing violent crime by targeting activity in "significant gun trafficking corridors" including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., Monaco said during an event sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki argued on Tuesday that progressive members of Congress criticizing President Joe Biden for not more forcefully advocating the passage of voting rights legislation were picking “a fight against the wrong opponent.” The remarks from the president’s top spokesperson came hours ahead of an expected Senate vote on congressional Democrats’ expansive election and ethics reform bill, a package virtually certain to fail in the face of staunch Republican opposition.
Administration to miss goal as it battles vaccine hesitancy Leer en Español The Biden administration said on Tuesday that the US is unlikely to meet the president’s goal of vaccinating 70 per cent of the country’s adult population by 4 July. An unnamed official, speaking with The Washington Post, told the newspaper that the administration is shifting to a more realistic goal of ensuring that 70 per cent of adult Americans aged 27 and over are vaccinated by the end of the 4 July holiday weekend, when many Americans will be celebrating Independence Day.
White House will concede US WON'T hit 70% vaccination target by July 4: Biden administration set to announce it will take a 'few extra weeks' to reach goal - but still insist it has 'succeeded beyond its highest expectations'
Jeffrey Zients, the head of the White House COVID response team, is expected to make the announcement at the COVID team press briefing Officials will still brag the White House has 'succeeded beyond our highest expectations' in returning the US to a pre-pandemic normal, NBC News reported