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 […]

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 […]

El Centro BP Agents Assist Local First Responders, Continue Investigation into Breach

El Centro BP Agents Assist Local First Responders, Continue Investigation into Breach

El Centro, CA…On the morning of March 2, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents, at the request of the California Highway Patrol and Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, responded to two separate critical incidents involving one vehicle each near Holtville, California. At no point, did CBP/USBP attempt to stop or pursue either vehicle. The following timeline […]

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Washington, DC…Most of the nation’s small businesses do not require employees to get COVID-19 vaccines or tests to return to work, according to the first results of Phase 4 of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) released last week. SBPS was launched Feb. 15, to measure the effect of changing business conditions […]

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

Washington, DC… Vernon Jordan began life in one of the first public housing projects in America and ended life as a fixture in our country’s halls of power. Along the way, he became a foot soldier for civil rights, a trusted friend and counselor to presidents, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Vernon navigated […]

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