A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021

On June 19, 1865 — nearly nine decades after our Nation’s founding, and more than 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation — enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally… Read more

Remarks by President Biden at Signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

East Room 3:51 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Well, thank you, Madam Vice President. One hundred and fifty-six years ago — one hundred and fifty-six… Read more

Remarks by Vice President Harris in a Meeting with Members of the Texas State Senate and Texas House of Representatives

Roosevelt Room  11:18 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  So let me begin today by saying thank you to all of you.  You are courageous leaders and you’re American patriots.  And… Read more

Statement From Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders on Vice President Kamala Harris’s Meeting with Texas State Legislators on Voting Rights

The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy—and defending that fundamental right is the most important work we can do as a nation. Today Vice President Harris met with… Read more

Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on DACA Day

Dreamers are Americans.  Many have spent most of their lives in the United States.  They live, study, work, and worship in our communities.  They have served on the frontlines during… Read more

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Guy Parmelin and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis of Switzerland

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with President Guy Parmelin and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis of Switzerland.  President Biden thanked President Parmelin for hosting the U.S.-Russia Summit in Geneva… Read more

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

Via Teleconference (June 14, 2021) 7:06 P.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Hello, everybody.  This is [senior administration official].  Thank you very much for making time to talk tonight as we approach… Read more

Remarks by President Biden, President of the European Council Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen Before the U.S.-EU Summit

Europa Building, European CouncilBrussels, Belgium 12:13 P.M. CEST PRESIDENT MICHEL:  Well, Mr. President, dear Joe, we are so pleased to welcome you in Brussels.  You are back in Brussels, and… Read more

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

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… Read more

Remarks by President Biden and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg During Greeting

NATO HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium 12:28 P.M. CEST SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG:  Mr. President, it is great to see you again and just a week after we met in the White House.  And thank… Read more