Women’s History Month: March 2021

Women’s History Month: March 2021

Washington, DC… National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. More than seven decades later, Congress in 1981 established National […]

President Biden on International Women’s Day

President Biden on International Women’s Day

Washington, DC…Thank you, Madam Vice President, and thank you, Mr. Secretary. On Friday, I submitted to the Senate for confirmation my first slate of nominations for four-star command positions in our Armed Forces — among them, two outstanding and eminently qualified warriors and patriots. General Jacqueline Van Ovost in the United States Air Force is […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

A Bit of Wisdom from Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935

Vice President Kamala Harris to Brown Chapel AME Church for Selma Commemoration Service

Vice President Kamala Harris to Brown Chapel AME Church for Selma Commemoration Service

Washington, DC…Reverend Leodis Strong, Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Congresswoman Terri Sewell, members of Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, friends—it is an honor to join you as we commemorate the 56th anniversary of the Selma Bridge Crossing. Three years ago, I spoke from your pulpit. I was there in the pews last year when I joined Congressman […]

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting

Washington, DC…By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. The right to vote is the foundation of American democracy. Free and fair elections that reflect the will of the American people must be protected […]

Biden, Dems Prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 Trillion Virus Relief Bill

Biden, Dems Prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 Trillion Virus Relief Bill

Washington, DC…(AP) An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.  After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all from Republicans and rejected […]

379,000 Jobs Added in February with Leisure & Hospitality Leading the Way

379,000 Jobs Added in February with Leisure & Hospitality Leading the Way

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 379,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The labor market continued to reflect the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In February, most of the job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, with smaller […]

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