For Monday, June 21st, 2021, (can you believe it’s almost July?), President Biden will have received his daily brief. This afternoon President Biden will meet with “lead financial regulators,” where he will receive an update on the country’s financial system and institutions.
President Biden has tweeted 4 times so far for Monday.
On July 15th, automatic payments from the Child Tax Credit will begin hitting bank accounts and mailboxes.— President Biden (@POTUS) June 21, 2021
For a working family with two kids: that’s $500 or more on the 15th of every month this year.
Most working families will receive automatic payments – no sign ups needed, all you need to do is make sure you’ve filed your taxes. Folks who don’t make enough to be required to file taxes can get these benefits too.— President Biden (@POTUS) June 21, 2021
Go to https://t.co/P2RRSAlEgx to learn more.
Folks, this Child Tax Credit is a huge step towards a tax system that works for the middle class. It will lift millions of children out of poverty.— President Biden (@POTUS) June 21, 2021
This is just the first step. My American Families Plan will extend this benefit for years to come.
From the link:
The Child Tax Credit in the *American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and most families will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action.
For those with children, the American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of six and from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under the age of six, and raised the age limit from 16 to 17. All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called Head of Household).
*I linked to the text of the American Rescue Plan*White House.gov/child-tax-credit/.
After posting the thread that explains the child tax credit, he posts a video that explains the same thing.
Most of the 2 minute and 4 second video just explains what was already said in the tweets. The new part of the video is when he talks about those people who haven’t filed taxes last year or the year before.
What if I didn’t file taxes last year or the year before?
I haven’t filed taxes in a while. How can I receive this benefit?
You may be eligible for Child Tax Credit payments even if you have not filed taxes recently. Not everyone is required to file taxes.
This year, Americans were only required to file taxes if they earned $24,800 as a married couple, $18,650 as a Head of Household, or $12,400 as a single filer. If you had total income in 2020 below those levels, you can sign up to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments using a simple tool for non-filers available on the IRS’s website.
If you believe that your income in 2020 means you were required to file taxes, it’s not too late. You can still file a return to get monthly Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021, as well as other tax benefits or a refund you are eligible to claim. For help filing a past due return, visit the IRS website.White House.gov.
When Friday’s Open Thread was published President Biden had not tweeted. He ended up with 2 tweets and 0 retweets for Friday.
The video stream is 11 minutes and 01 second long. President Biden begins speaking at the 11 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.
President Biden (12 second mark): I’m pleased to announce that today we will have reached the mark of 300 million shots in the arms in just 150 days. Let me say that again: 300 million shots in arms in under 150 days.
Saturday, June 19th, 2021, President Biden tweeted 5 times.
His first tweet, his fourth tweet, and his fifth tweet focus on Juneteenth.
Ms. Opal Lee is featured in the 2 minute and 31 second video. Ms. Opal, is 94 years old and was a special guest at the White House, on Thursday, when President Biden signed the bill that made Juneteenth a federal holiday.
The video is 1 minute and 38 seconds long. President Biden’s full remarks at the bill signing ceremony can be found here and here.
President Biden: One hundred and fifty-six years ago — one hundred and fifty-six years — June 19th, 1865 — *
John, thanks for being here*— a major general of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and free the last enslaved Americans in Texas from bondage. A day, as you all know — I’m going to repeat some of what was said — that became known as Juneteenth. You all know that. A day that reflects what the Psalm tell us: “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Juneteenth marks both the long, hard night of slavery and subjugation, and a promise of a brighter morning to come. This is a day of profound — in my view — profound weight and profound power. A day in which we remember the moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take — what I’ve long called “America’s original sin.” At the same time, I also remember the extraordinary capacity to heal, and to hope, and to emerge from the most painful moments and a bitter, bitter version of ourselves, but to make a better version of ourselves.
*the White House omitted the text that is stricken through*
His second tweet is to share a video from the weekly conversation series.
This weeks conversation features Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm visiting Townsite solar to discuss the American Jobs Plan. The video is 3 minutes and 6 seconds long. I will not be providing a text transcript.
As was covered on Saturday, President Biden announced the passing of their family dog, Champ.
For Sunday aka Father’s Day, President Biden tweeted 5 times.
First tweet of Sunday is to say happy Dad’s Day.
The White House posted the following Proclamation:
Like so many fathers, my dad was a man of decency, honor, generosity, and kindness. He had a profound impact on me, and instilled in me the understanding of the basic truth that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. The value set my father taught me, I taught to my children and my grandchildren. I hold his words, his wisdom, and his influence in my heart every day and every time I sign my name as President, Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Father’s Day is a time to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the fathers and father figures in our lives who lift us up on their shoulders and shape our lives for the better. We thank the dads who have guided, taught, coached, cared for us, and supported us through life’s trials and tribulations. And, we celebrate all that they impart: character and perspective, lessons borne from experience, and the sacrifices made from love.
We also know this can be a hard day for many — for those who have lost a father, a grandfather, a stepfather, or a fatherly role model; and for those fathers who have lost a child of their own. During the past year, too many families lost fathers too soon because of and during this pandemic. We think of them today and every day, and we honor their enduring memories and legacies.
My Administration is committed to strengthening American families and easing the burdens of caregiving, so that more fathers and mothers can raise children while pursuing fulfilling lives and careers of their own. The American Families Plan would provide 12 weeks of paid family leave, so that all parents who work outside the home can spend precious time with their newborn children or care for their children and other loved ones when they get sick. By investing in our caregiving infrastructure, we can help ensure that no father or mother has to choose between putting food on the table or caring for their children. My Administration is also committed to helping single moms and dads, many of whom shoulder all of the parenting responsibility in their children’s lives, sacrificing greatly to ensure that their kids have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Today, we express our appreciation for the fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and father figures who enrich our character, love us unconditionally, and give so much of themselves every day so we can live lives worthy of their dreams and sacrifices.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Congress approved April 24, 1972, as amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 20, 2021, as Father’s Day. I direct the appropriate officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on this day. Let us remember our fathers, living and deceased, and give them the honor and gratitude they deserve.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.White House.gov. 06/18/2021.
I hope everyone had a great Dad’s Day.
For his second tweet he shares a link to a statement on World Refugee Day.
Today, I join people around the globe in commemorating World Refugee Day, a day when we recognize the courage and humanity of the millions forced to flee violence, persecution, and war. It is also a moment to honor the generosity of communities welcoming refugees and the bravery and dedication of humanitarian workers who provide life-saving assistance, often in challenging and dangerous conditions.
At a time when the number of refugees and other displaced persons has reached an alarming and historic high—more than 82 million worldwide—the United States has a moral obligation to ensure that refugees have access to life-saving care, opportunities to pursue an education, and livelihoods that allow them to live with dignity and hope for the future. On this day, we reaffirm our sacred commitment to alleviate suffering through humanitarian relief, and redouble our efforts to achieve lasting solutions for refugees—including through resettlement. We also recommit to engaging in diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the ongoing conflicts that compel refugees to seek safety elsewhere.
Protecting refugees is part of our DNA. Our nation was founded by those fleeing religious persecution. When we take action to help refugees around the world, we honor our past and live up to our highest values. We show our greatest strength as a nation.
We do this because it’s the right thing to do, but make no mistake: helping refugees helps the United States, too, bringing greater regional stability and making the world a safer place for all of us.
That’s why I revised the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year, and plan to raise it to 125,000 next year. While meeting these targets will be a challenge, I have directed my Administration to work as quickly as possible to rebuild and improve refugee processing and to expand our capacity to admit refugees. We need to lead by example. And the refugees who arrive at our shores will continue to strengthen our communities, as they always have, bringing new life, energy, and ideas to our great country. The United States is proud to stand as a beacon of liberty and refuge to the world, and whether it’s taking in those seeking safety or providing more humanitarian relief than any other nation, we’re going to do our part.White House.gov. 06/20/2021.
For his 3rd tweet he shares a 3 minute overview video of his first overseas trip.
I won’t be transcribing the video.
For his next tweet…
…it’s the bumper sticker quote.
For his finally Dad’s Day tweet he asks that we “get vaccinated.”
I hope everyone gets vaccinated. Winter is coming, right? It’s not going to be 109 forever…right?
Since I’m late, he’s added one more tweet for Monday.
Around the 47 second mark, Desse is asked about inflation and mentions the fed’s new economic growth prediction.
The White House press briefing is scheduled for noon D.C., time. It appears both she and I were late today.