Thursday marks President Biden’s 36th day in office.
For day 36, President Biden along with Vice President Harris will participate in an event to commemorate the 50 millionth COVID-19 vaccine. Followed by President Biden participating in the National Governors Association’s Winter Meeting.
To finish Wednesday’s Presidential tweeting, President Biden tweeted 6 more times, adding to his one tweet as seen in Wednesday’s Open Thread. That brings his Wednesday total tweets to 7.
1:50 p.m. D.C., time, he says he still thinks the world needs more leaders like PM of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and that he looks forward to seeing what is accomplished in the years ahead.
As the News Blender explained on Wednesday, the two leaders held a bilateral virtual meeting on Tuesday. Biden’s fist as President Biden. The two discussed how to combat COVID-19, combat climate change, and economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.
For a detailed look at the leaders expectations you can find it, here.
3:30 p.m. D.C., time, he says he looks forward to working with United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
On Tuesday the Senate in a vote 78-20 confirmed Thomas-Greenfield to be the U.N. Ambassador.
According to Senate.gov, it was 78 yea votes, 21 nays, and one Senator, Shaheen (D-NH) did not vote.
At 4:40 p.m. D.C., time, President Biden shared a live stream to his remarks regarding actions he was taking in order to create a more resilient and secure supply chain.
Full remarks are available at the White House.
I’m shortly going to be signing another executive order that’ll help address the vulnerabilities in our supply chains across additional critical sectors of our economy so that the American people are prepared to withstand any crisis and rely on ourselves.
This is about making sure the United States can meet every challenge we face in this new era — pandemics, but also in defense, cybersecurity, climate change, and so much more. And the best way to do that is by protecting and sharpening America’s competitive edge by investing here at home. As I’ve said from the beginning, while I was running: We’re going to invest in America. We’re going to invest in American workers. And then we can be in a much better position to even compete beyond what we’re doing now.
We need to make sure these supply chains are secure and reliable. I’m directing senior officials in my administration to work with industrial leaders to identify solutions to this semiconductor shortfall and work very hard with the House and Senate. They’ve authorized the bill, but they need (inaudible) $37 billion, short term, to make sure we have this capacity. We’ll push for that as well. But we all recognize that the particular problem won’t be solved immediately.White House.gov. 02/24/2021.
The Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains.
Headers of the EO:
Section 1. Policy. The United States needs resilient, diverse, and secure supply chains to ensure our economic prosperity and national security.
Sec. 2. Coordination. The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA) and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (APEP) shall coordinate the executive branch actions necessary to implement this order through the interagency process identified in National Security Memorandum 2 of February 4, 2021 (Renewing the National Security Council System). In implementing this order, the heads of agencies should, as appropriate, consult outside stakeholders — such as those in industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, communities, labor unions, and State, local, and Tribal governments — in order to fulfill the policy identified in section 1 of this order.
Sec. 3. 100-Day Supply Chain Review. (a) To advance the policy described in section 1 of this order, the APNSA and the APEP, in coordination with the heads of appropriate agencies, as defined in section 6(a) of this order, shall complete a review of supply chain risks, as outlined in subsection (b) of this section, within 100 days of the date of this order.White House.gov. 02/24/2021.
5:30 p.m. D.C., time he shared a video.
The video is 1 minute long, features snips from President Biden’s remarks at Pfizer manufacturing site in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on February 19th, 2021.
This administration is going to be guided by science — to save lives and to make lives better. And that’s why I wanted to come here…
Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country.
That changed the moment we took office.
we’re now on track to have enough vaccine supply for all Americans by the end of July.
But if there’s one message to cut through to everyone in this country, it’s this: The vaccines are safe. Please, for yourself, your family, your community, [this country], take the vaccine when it’s your turn and available.
I can’t give you a date when this crisis will end, but I can tell you we’re doing everything possible.
It’s not going to be easy here to the end, but we’re going to beat this. We’re going to beat this.White House.gov. 02/19/2021.
At 8:02 p.m. D.C., time, President Biden shares a PSA and shares an announcement that was made by the White House COVID-19 response team.
On Wednesday Jeff Zients, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, said the program to deliver masks to food banks and community health centers will start in March of 2021. Which in fairness, is about 4 days away. I can’t believe it’s almost March.
9:42 p.m. D.C., time he says he looks forward to working with his Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.
On Tuesday February 23rd, 2021, the Senate confirmed Vilsack, 97 to 7 as the Secretary of Agriculture.
According to Senate.gov; the yeas were 97 with 6 Republican Senators voting nay–Cruz, Hawley, Paul, Rubio, Scott, and Sullivan, who were joined by independent Senator Sanders, making the nays seven. Senator Shaheen did not vote.
For Thursday he has tweeted 2 times so far.
At 8:45 a.m. D.C., time he shared an image of himself meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss the U.S. supply chain.
During his remarks posted in response to a tweet sent yesterday he praised the meeting with the House and Senate members saying; The Vice President and I had a very productive meeting with a bipartisan group of senators and House members to address an issue of both concern to our economic security, as well as our national security: the resilience and reliability of our critical supply chains.
He went on to say “This is a critical area where Republicans and Democrats agreed it was one of the best meetings — it’s the best meeting I think we’ve had so far, although we’ve only been here about five weeks. But it was like the old days — people actually are on the same page.”
12:04 p.m. D.C., time he says he is pleased that next week the House will vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
CNN reported on Wednesday that House Democrats reintroduced “policing legislation named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody last year sparked nationwide calls to address police misconduct and racial injustice.”
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 overhauls qualified immunity, would prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement, and bans no-knock warrants.
The daily press briefing is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. D.C., time.
The White House.
There is a live feed shared by the White House for the National Governors Association’s Winter Meeting. The stream is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. D.C., time.