Biden Bits: Every American Can Drink

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It’s Monday.

Except for Monday “which was never good anyway.”

For Monday, August 2nd, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. This afternoon President Biden and Vice President Harris will receive a COVID-19 briefing, which is closed to the press. This evening he will offer remarks at a virtual fundraising reception for the Democratic National Committee.

President Biden has tweeted 2 times so far for Monday; I will be sharing them down thread.

When Biden Bits was posted for Friday, President Biden had 2 tweets. He added 6 tweets and 0 retweets giving him a Friday Tweeting Total of 8 tweets and 0 retweets.

Since it’s Monday and President Biden tweets on Saturday and Sunday *mom glares at Twitter account* I’m going to include those with Friday’s tweets if similar in nature.

Saturday President Biden tweeted 4 times and retweeted 0 times.
Sunday President Biden tweeted 3 times and retweeted 0 times.

The Governors Meeting on Wildfire Season Tweets

The video stream is 35 minutes and 29 seconds long. President Biden’s full remarks can be found here.

President Biden (6:26): I know several of the governors’ states have used this system recently and send — to send warnings of evacuation orders, and it has undoubtedly helped people and, we don’t know for certain, but likely saved some lives. But *we’re in for a long fight yet this year, and the only way we’re going to meet those challenges is by working together. Wildfires are a problem for all of us and we have to stay closely coordinated in doing everything we can for our people.  That’s why I asked the governors to join us — Democrats and Republicans alike — so they can update me and the Vice President directly on what they need and what we can possibly do more of.  And so we can discuss what’s needed today — we have to meet an urgent danger at hand — a plan for what we can do to make sure we’re better prepared next time. 

The Coronavirus Tweets

The Coronavirus tweets come from remarks he gave on Thursday regarding the continued fight to get folks masked back up and vaccinated.

The stream is 36 minutes and 49 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here. Give the struggles I’ve had computer wise this morning, yep, it’s Monday, I will be unable to provide cue marks for his remarks.

Friday.

President Biden: The vaccine was developed and authorized under a Republican administration, and has been distributed and administered under a Democratic administration. The vaccines are safe, highly effective. There’s nothing political about them.

Sunday.

President Biden: There are about 90 million Americans who are eligible to get the shot but haven’t gotten it yet.  As I just mentioned, nearly all of the cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19 today are from unvaccinated people. Last month, a study showed that over 99 percent of COVID-19 deaths had been among the unvaccinated — 99 percent.  This is an American tragedy.  People are dying and will die who don’t have to die. 

Monday.

President Biden: We’re Americans.  When we get knocked down, we get back up.  That’s who we are.  That’s what we do.  That’s why there’s no nation on Earth like us. And we’re prepared like never before.  We have the tools to save lives, to keep our economy growing and growing and going. After the past six months, following the science, we know we can dramatically lower the cases in this country.  We can do this.  We brought our economy back to life, and we kept it going.  We know we can send our kids back to school.  We know we can beat this virus.  We can do this.  

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework/Week tweets

Saturday.

The video is part of the On the Line weekly series; it is 5 minutes and 4 seconds long. I will not be providing a transcription.

Sunday.

The next tweet is only loosely based on the deal, but yeah, I’m including it here.

Last tweet first; On Wednesday President Biden offered remarks on the importance of Manufacturing in America. The below video is 36 minutes and 34 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: Because when I arrived in office, we had a long time — it’s been a long time since the federal government had worked hard for working people.  Things had been great for big corporations, great for the very wealthy, folks at the top.  Those 55 major corporations for the past three years paid zero in federal taxes, making over $40 billion.  They had no complaints. But when I put my hand on that Bible on January 20th and took the Oath of Office, I made a commitment to the American people: We’re going to change the paradigm so working people could have a fighting chance again [to get a good education, to get a good job and a raise, to take care of that elderly parent and afford to take care of their children, and stop losing hours of their lives stuck in traffic because the streets are crumbling, or waiting for slow, spotty Internet to connect them to the world.]

On Sunday, Reuters reported that U.S., Senators released the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill is part of months long negation between the White House and U.S., Senators. It will invest; in roads, bridges, ports, high-speed internet and other infrastructure, with some predicting the chamber could pass this week the largest public works legislation in decades.

The first draft of the bill can be found here. It is 2,700 plus pages, and near as I have discovered so far, not exactly find keyword or phrase friendly.

CNN has a breakdown of some things included in the bill.

[Roads and Bridges]

The deal calls for investing $110 billion for roads, bridges and major infrastructure projects, according to the summary. That’s about the same amount agreed to in a bipartisan bill in June but significantly less than the $159 billion that Biden initially requested in the American Jobs Plan.

Included is $40 billion for bridge repair, replacement and rehabilitation, according to the bill text. The White House says it would be the single, largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system, which started in the 1950s.
The deal also contains $17.5 billion for major projects that would be too large or complex for traditional funding programs, according to the White House.

[Transit/rail]

The package would provide $39 billion to modernize public transit, according to the bill text.

[Broadband updates]

The bill would provide a $65 billion investment in improving the nation’s broadband infrastructure, according to the bill text

[There is more at CNN…]

CNN. 08/01/2021.

CNN on Thursday obtained a 57 page summary of the bill prior to it’s being written.

According to the summary here is how the Senate is looking to pay for the bipartisan infrastructure bill [in part more can be found @ CNN or in the summary]; Repurposing unused Covid relief funds. The bill text lists savings from rescinding unobligated appropriations for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses and nonprofit groups, the Paycheck Protection Program, the Education Stabilization Fund and relief for airline workers, among others.

Since this all dropped on Sunday and I was unaware of the summary until about 5 minutes ago, more information on the spending package will be provided in the coming days if not weeks…

All but the kitchen sink tweets

Friday.

The statement:

As the eviction moratorium deadline approaches tomorrow, I call on all state and local governments to take all possible steps to immediately disburse these funds given the imminent ending of the CDC eviction moratorium. State and local governments began receiving Emergency Rental Assistance funding in February and were eligible for an additional $21.5 billion passed in the American Rescue Plan. Five months later, with localities across the nation showing that they can deliver funds effectively – there can be no excuse for any state or locality not accelerating funds to landlords and tenants that have been hurt during this pandemic.  Every state and local government must get these funds out to ensure we prevent every eviction we can. State and local governments can and should use both the Emergency Rental Assistance and their American Rescue Plan state and local funds to support policies with courts, community groups, and legal aid to ensure no one seeks an eviction when they have not sought out Emergency Rental Assistance funds. State and local governments should also be aware that there is no legal barrier to moratorium at the state and local level. My Administration will not rest – nor should state and local governments – until Emergency Rental Assistance dollars reach Americans in need.

White House.gov. 07/30/2021.

He celebrated Medicare’s 56th, birthday as seen in Saturday’s Open Thread.

A great pressing mystery is finally solved…

I had a dollar on my bingo card. I lost.

Saturday.

The video clip is 33 seconds long. It comes from remarks he gave to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The video below is 21 minutes and 43 seconds long. He gave the remarks on Monday, July, 26th, 2021. His full remarks can be found here.


The daily press briefing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. D.C., time.

The White House COVID-19 press briefing starts at 4:00 p.m. D.C., time.

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