Biden Bits: Stand Strong in Defense…

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It’s Friday.

When Biden Bits was posted for Thursday, President has tweeted 3 times and retweeted 1 time. He added 3 tweets and another retweet giving him a Thursday Tweeting Total of 6 tweets and 2 retweets.

On Thursday President Biden offered an update on the Administrations efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The YouTube is 10 minutes and 45 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: Today, I’m announcing our next deployment of six additional federal medical teams, a total of more than 120 military medical personnel, to six hard-hit states: Michigan, [New Mexico], New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island.

On Tuesday President Biden and Vice President Harris offered remarks on voting rights. The YouTube is 41 minutes and 10 seconds long. President Biden begins his remarks at the 11 minutes and 11 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

The video the President shared is 59 seconds long.

President Biden: Just a few days ago, we talked about — up in the Congress and in the White House — the event coming up shortly to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday.  And Americans of all stripes will praise him for the content of his character. But as Dr. King’s family said before, it’s not enough to praise their father.  They even said: On this holiday, don’t celebrate his birthday unless you’re willing to support what he lived for and what he died for.  (Applause.) The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation’s history. We will choose — the issue is: Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadows, justice over injustice? I know where I stand.  I will not yield.  I will not flinch.  I will defend the right to vote, our democracy against all enemies — foreign and, yes, domestic.  (Applause.)

For Friday January 14th, 2022, President Biden has received his daily brief. This afternoon he will offer remarks on the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill. He will also provide an update on the progress made in the 60 days since the bill was signed into law.

President Biden has tweeted 2 times so far for Friday. 

At 8:28 a.m. D.C., time, President Biden tweeted, then quickly deleted a tweet…

At 8:30 a.m. D.C., time, President Biden reissued the same tweet…

You’ve =’s You.

I’m not sure if this will be his only sort of reference to the Supreme Court rulings against the businesses vaccine mandate, or if later he will actually post part of his full statement. But I’m gonna post his full statement on the Supreme Court rulings here

My administration began to institute vaccination requirements last July, when after months of making vaccinations free and widely available, 90 million Americans were still unvaccinated. Today, that number is down to under 35 million. These vaccine requirements applied to members of the Armed Forces, federal workers and contractors, health care workers, and employees in large firms. Had my administration not put vaccination requirements in place, we would be now experiencing a higher death toll from COVID-19 and even more hospitalizations. 

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the requirement for health care workers will save lives:  the lives of patients who seek care in medical facilities, as well as the lives of doctors, nurses, and others who work there. It will cover 10.4 million health care workers at 76,000 medical facilities. We will enforce it.

At the same time, I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen to block common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses that were grounded squarely in both science and the law. This emergency standard allowed employers to require vaccinations or to permit workers to refuse to be vaccinated, so long as they were tested once a week and wore a mask at work: a very modest burden.

As a result of the Court’s decision, it is now up to States and individual employers to determine whether to make their workplaces as safe as possible for employees, and whether their businesses will be safe for consumers during this pandemic by requiring employees to take the simple and effective step of getting vaccinated. The Court has ruled that my administration cannot use the authority granted to it by Congress to require this measure, but that does not stop me from using my voice as President to advocate for employers to do the right thing to protect Americans’ health and economy. I call on business leaders to immediately join those who have already stepped up – including one third of Fortune 100 companies – and institute vaccination requirements to protect their workers, customers, and communities. 

We have to keep working together if we want to save lives, keep people working, and put this pandemic behind us.  

White House.gov. 01/13/2022.

Biden v. Missouri order can be found here.
NFIB v. OSHA order can be found here.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Thursday that; The latest data shows that more than 14.2 million people have selected plans for 2022 health coverage since the start of the 2022 OEP on November 1, 2021. This includes over 10 million people selecting plans or being automatically re-enrolled in Marketplace coverage through January 12, 2022 in the 33 states with Marketplaces using HealthCare.gov. The 17 states and the District of Columbia with State-based Marketplaces (SBMs) that use their own platforms reported to CMS that through January 8, 2021, 4.2 million selected plans or were automatically re-enrolled in a plan for 2022 health coverage.

The daily press briefing is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. D.C., time. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell will also attend the daily briefing.

President Biden’s remarks are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. D.C., time.

This is an Open Thread.

PS.
I’m sitting in the jury service room at the court house. Yes. I was summoned to appear today. I almost made it. But alas. Here I am awaiting my fate. 😉

Since I’m sitting here. This post is unlikely to be updated.

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