For Wednesday, September, 29th, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. At noon D.C., time, President Biden will attend a memorial for former Indiana First Lady Susan Bayh.
Bayh passed away in February 2021 following a long battle with cancer. She was 61 years old. In February President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden issued the following statement found via The American Presidency Project:
Jill and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Susan Bayh, a beloved public servant and a warm and wonderful friend who brought light to the lives of all who knew her.
A former First Lady of Indiana, Susan came to Washington after her husband Evan served as Governor and was elected to the United States Senate. In a family whose name is synonymous with service and achievement, Susan stood out as a singular treasure: a model of goodness, generosity, and grace.
Over the years, our families were bonded by collegiality and friendship, and later, by a terrible disease. Susan was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the same illness that took our son Beau. Just like him, Susan fought her battle as she lived her life: bravely, with love and purpose.
Our prayers are with our dear friend Evan, their twin boys Nick and Beau, the entire Bayh family, and the millions of Hoosiers who loved and respected Susan. Jill and I will miss our friend.Presidency.ucsb.edu. 02/07/2021
President Biden has cancelled his trip to Chicago, where he was expected to offer remarks on the coronavirus vaccine, booster shots, and the Build Back Better agenda.
Hours before the above tweet, White House Press Secretary tweeted:
The Chicago trip is not listed on President Biden’s schedule.
President Biden has not tweeted for Wednesday so far.
When Biden Bits was published for Tuesday, President Biden had tweeted 2 times. He added 3 tweets and 1 retweet giving him a Tuesday Tweeting Total of 5 tweets and 1 retweet.
On Monday as featured in Biden Bits, President Biden hosted the first-ever in person Quad Summit. The 27 second video is snips taken from President Biden’s opening remarks welcoming the Quad members.
President Biden: Well, let me begin by saying I’m honored to welcome Prime Minister Morrison, Prime Minister Modi, and Prime Minister Suga and — to the White House for the first in-person meeting of the Quad we’ve had. This group meeting of democratic partners who share a world view and have a common vision for the future, coming together to take on key challenges of our age, from COVID to climate to emerging technologies. It embodies an approach I spoke of at the U.N. earlier this week. When we met six months ago, we made concrete commitments to advance our shared and positive agenda for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today, *I’m proud to say that we’re making excellent progress. Our vaccine initiative is on track to produce an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine in India to boost global supply. We’re taking action on climate change, with new partnership toward a zero-emissions shipping. And today, we’re also launching a new Quad fellowship for students from each of our Quad countries to pursue advanced degrees leading — in leading STEM programs here in the United States. It represents an investment in the leaders, innovators, and pioneers of tomorrow. In sum, we are four major democracies with a long history of cooperation. We know how to get things done, and we are up to the challenge. And I’m looking forward to our discussion today, and I thank you.
*that statement is shared last in the video*
President Biden: During Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Hispanic heritage is American heritage. And we see every aspect, in every aspect of our national life, we see it. Arts and culture, health workers fighting COVID-19, diplomats, military members who served our country, educators teaching our children, and the frontline workers who have carried the country on their backs through this pandemic. My Cabinet leaders like Xavier Becerra, Alejandro Mayorkas, Miguel Gardona, Isabel Guzmán, are ensuring that Hispanic families share equally in the benefits of a national recovery and our investments. You know, through our expanded child tax credit, we’re lifting nearly two million Hispanic children out of poverty. And our Bipartisan infrastructure agreement and my Build Back Better agenda will make sure Hispanic communities benefit from investments in roads, clean water, broadband, early education, community college, and working to provide Dreamers, TPS recipients, farm workers and essential workers a pathway to citizenship. It’s about time. And we celebrate the contributions of Latinos in our nation. We recommit to working with our neighbors in Latin America and the Caribbean to ensure a secure, prosperous and democratic future. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we have a lot to celebrate, but we also have a lot to do. And I’m proud to be your partner in the important work ahead.
On September 14th, 2021, the White House published the following Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2021:
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize that Hispanic heritage is American heritage. We see it in every aspect of our national life: on our television and movie screens, in the music that moves our feet, and in the foods we enjoy. We benefit from the many contributions of Hispanic scientists working in labs across the country to help us fight COVID-19 and the doctors and the nurses on the front lines caring for people’s health. Our Nation is represented by Hispanic diplomats who share our values in countries all over the world and strengthened by military members and their families who serve and sacrifice for the United States. Our communities are represented by Hispanic elected officials, and our children are taught by Hispanic teachers. Our future will be shaped by Hispanic engineers who are working to develop new technology that will help us grasp our clean energy future and by the skilled union workers who are going to build it.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is an important reminder of how much strength we draw as a Nation from our immigrant roots and our values as a Nation of immigrants. I am proud to recognize my four Hispanic Cabinet Secretaries — Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Small Business Administrator Isabel Guzman — who are all leading executive departments that oversee critical components of American life. My Administration is focused on making equity a priority and ensuring that Hispanics are front and center in our efforts to improve the lives of working families across the country.
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we also recognize that America cannot succeed unless Hispanic families and communities succeed, sharing equally in the benefits of our recovery and our investments. My American Rescue Plan provided much-needed relief to the Hispanic community during the pandemic. Additional Paycheck Protection Program funding for small businesses and rental assistance has helped families stay in their homes, and the child tax credit is helping lift Hispanic children out of poverty.
A critical key to building back better is ensuring that Hispanic communities also benefit from investments in roads, clean water, and broadband as well as access to early education and other resources that support working families and improve educational outcomes. We must also continue the fight to protect the sacred right to vote and provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented Hispanics — especially Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status holders, farmworkers, and essential workers — through desperately needed immigration reform. Creating a pathway to citizenship is a top priority for my Administration not only because this benefits our Nation’s economy but also because it is the right thing to do.
As we honor and celebrate the contributions of Hispanics to our Nation, we also reaffirm our commitment to extending the hand of friendship to Latin America and strengthening democracy in the region. My Administration has sent over 5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico with millions more on the way. We have donated over 33 million doses of the vaccine to 21 other countries in Latin America. This included the first doses of the vaccine to reach Haiti, carried there by the United States Coast Guard. This vaccine will help protect Haiti’s first responders and health care workers.
In recognition of the achievements of Hispanics, the Congress, by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as “National Hispanic Heritage Month.”
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2021, as National Hispanic Heritage Month. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of September, 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-sixth.White House.gov. 09/14/2021.
The daily press briefing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. D.C., time.
This is an Open Thread.
It’s 8:15 a.m. my time as I finished up the article. I have an important appointment this am (I’m getting a haircut so is my daughter)…Anyhoo, he still hasn’t tweeted, I’m sure he will in my absence. Stay tuned.