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It’s Friday.

I just felt like it…

For Friday, July 30th, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. A little before noon D.C., time President Biden and Vice President Harris will meet/have met with Governors to discuss the impact of the 2021 wildfire season. Later this afternoon prior to departing the White House for Camp David President Biden will meet with Cuban-American leaders to discuss the recent protests that took place in Cuba.

Pool spray prior to their meeting with Governors.

President Biden has tweeted 2 time’s so far for Friday; His first tweet will be shared down thread.

His second tweet for Friday…

The readout:

Today President Biden and Vice President Harris met with a group of Senators and House members who have been longtime leaders on immigration reform and integral partners in this work.  They discussed their shared support for Dreamers and the actions this Administration is taking to protect them, their livelihood, and their ability to stay in the United States.  Dreamers are as American as the rest of us, and they make our country a better place with their talents and contributions. 

President Biden and Vice President Harris expressed their strong support for including immigration reform in upcoming reconciliation legislation to enable Dreamers, TPS recipients, farmworkers and essential workers to gain long-awaited pathways to citizenship.  President Biden and Vice President Harris thanked the lawmakers for their tireless leadership on immigration reform and reiterated their dedication to establishing an immigration system that is orderly, fair, humane, and reflects American values.

Senators and House Members expressed their gratitude for the Administration’s enduring commitment and support for providing pathways to citizenship through reconciliation.

Lawmakers who participated in the meeting were:

White 07/29/2021.
White 07/29/2021.

When Biden Bits was published for Thursday, President Biden had issued 3 tweets. He added 6 tweets and 2 retweets, giving him a Thursday Tweeting Total of 9 tweets and 2 retweets.

Buy American/Infrastructure Week/Economic Tweets.

The video is 41 seconds long and is a clip from remarks he gave on Wednesday on the importance of “buying American”. His remarks can be found here.

President Biden: Today, I’m directing the Budget Office to issue a rule to raise the amount of domestic content required to be considered Made in America from 55 percent to 75 percent.  (Applause.)  “Substantially all” is going to mean substantially all. And starting with critical products, instead of taking contractors at their word that they hit the threshold, we’re going to start making them give us the details so that we can do more to support American manufacturing. We want to be the ones making the innovative parts of every product — the ones that will support more jobs [and more small businesses]. 

The text of the tweet is also taken from his Wednesday remarks.

President Biden: My dad used to say, “Remember, Joey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck.  It’s about your dignity. It’s about respect.  It’s about your place in the community.”  I give my word to what he’d say.  And it’s about being able to look your kid in the eye and say, “Honey, it’s going to be okay,” and mean it.

The video is 1 minute and 32 seconds long and features various Biden Administration Officials talking about what the phrase “Dignity of Work,” means to them. I will not be transcribing their answers.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki issued the following press release on Thursday, regarding the GDP second quarter data.

Today’s GDP data are further proof of the remarkable progress we’ve made in jump-starting our economy from one of the darkest moments in its history. With today’s numbers, the U.S. economy has now made up the losses of the last 18 months and surpassed the pre-pandemic GDP peak. In doing so, we’ve grown our economy the first half of this year at the fastest rate in almost four decades, created three million new jobs, and halved new jobless claims.

Simply put, because of President Biden’s leadership, America is on the move again. This isn’t an accident: It’s the result of a successful campaign against the virus and an economic policy that has been focused squarely on getting help to the working and middle-class Americans who need it the most – ensuring that we’re rebuilding our economy in a way that puts them first. This wasn’t preordained – in fact, just one year ago, CBO predicted real GDP would be 3% below its pre-pandemic peak at this time. But, thanks to shots in arms and checks in pockets, we’ve been able to far outstrip that and power a recovery twice as fast as after the last recession.

That’s the story of this President’s economic plan: taking us from the worst time for our economy in history to one of the best. And we’re seeing signs of that across the economy. More than 600,000 jobs created each month since the President took office, the fastest pace for a new Administration in history. New unemployment claims slashed in half. Independent forecasts of economic growth doubled for 2021.

We still have work to do to build our economy back better, and we can’t be complacent when too many Americans are still facing the squeeze of economic uncertainty. That’s why the President and his team are going to continue focusing squarely on curbing this virus and getting our communities the economic support they need to thrive. And it’s why the President has put forward a historic, and bipartisan, plan to rebuild our infrastructure and invest in our global competitiveness, which cleared an important hurdle last night. And it’s why he’s working with Democrats to deliver on additional support for our middle class that will create a fairer, more sustainable, and stronger economy.

White 07/29/2021.

I’m dropping in New York Times reporter Ben Casselman’s breakdown of the BEA data posted in yesterday’s Biden Bits.

He included in the thread new data from the BLS…

Coronavirus vaccine/Delta variant Tweets.

The video stream is 37 minutes and 2 seconds long. President Biden’s full remarks can be found here.

President Biden (9:26): You know — and I know people talk about freedom.  But I learned, growing up at school and from my parents, with freedom comes responsibility.  Your decision to be unvaccinated impacts someone else. Unvaccinated people spread the virus.  They get sick and fill up our hospitals.  And that means if someone else has a heart attack or breaks a hip, there may not be a hospital bed for them. If you’re unvaccinated, you put your doctor and nurses at risk — the same frontline, essential workers who put their lives on the line over the past year and have gone through hell. Again, with freedom comes responsibility.  So, please, exercise responsible judgement.  Get vaccinated — for yourself, for the people you love, for your country.

Friday’s Tweet.

Well, in trying to find the cue mark for the text and video snip, I discovered the tweeted out live stream, wasn’t started on time. Oops.

Here is the YouTube feed provided by the White House.

President Biden (1:01): After months and months of cases going down, we’re seeing a spike in COVID cases. They’re going up. Why? Because of this new form, this new variant called the “Delta variant.” This is a much different variant than the one we dealt with previously.  It’s highly transmissible, and it’s causing a new wave of cases in those who are not vaccinated. Our experts tell me that cases will go up further
before they start to come back down.  But while cases are on the rise, they’re not — we’re not likely to see, according to experts, a comparable rise in hospitalizations or deaths in most areas of the country. So, you have to ask yourself: Why is that? Because 164 million Americans are fully vaccinated, including 80 percent of those most vulnerable — our seniors. So, there’s a challenge, as we knew there could be. But there’s also good news. *We’ve spent the last six months preparing for this possibility. The vaccines are highly effective. We have enough vaccine for everyone to get vaccinated. And thanks to the American Rescue Plan and the hard work of the American people, we’ve administered over 325 million vaccination doses in the past six months. We have the tools to prevent this new wave of COVID from shutting down our businesses, our schools, our society, as we saw happen last year.

*The 41 second video clip starts at the asterisk.*

The daily press briefing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. D.C., time. Once again, Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is at the podium.

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