After both articles were published, President Biden added 8 tweets and 1 retweet; giving him a Monday Tweeting Total of 9 tweets and 1 retweet.
On Monday Judge Jackson faced her first day in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Day 1 was introduction day; Day 2 is currently ongoing with each Senator having 30 minutes to ask Judge Jackson questions.
His full statement:
This is a critical moment to accelerate our work to improve domestic cybersecurity and bolster our national resilience. I have previously warned about the potential that Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United States, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs we’ve imposed on Russia alongside our allies and partners. It’s part of Russia’s playbook. Today, my Administration is reiterating those warnings based on evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.
From day one, my Administration has worked to strengthen our national cyber defenses, mandating extensive cybersecurity measures for the Federal Government and those critical infrastructure sectors where we have authority to do so, and creating innovative public-private partnerships and initiatives to enhance cybersecurity across all our critical infrastructure. Congress has partnered with us on these efforts — we appreciate that Members of Congress worked across the aisle to require companies to report cyber incidents to the United States Government.
My Administration will continue to use every tool to deter, disrupt, and if necessary, respond to cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. But the Federal Government can’t defend against this threat alone. Most of America’s critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector and critical infrastructure owners and operators must accelerate efforts to lock their digital doors. The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been actively working with organizations across critical infrastructure to rapidly share information and mitigation guidance to help protect their systems and networks
If you have not already done so, I urge our private sector partners to harden your cyber defenses immediately by implementing the best practices we have developed together over the last year. You have the power, the capacity, and the responsibility to strengthen the cybersecurity and resilience of the critical services and technologies on which Americans rely. We need everyone to do their part to meet one of the defining threats of our time — your vigilance and urgency today can prevent or mitigate attacks tomorrow.White House.gov. 03/21/2022
The White house posted the following call readout:
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France, Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom. The leaders discussed their serious concerns about Russia’s brutal tactics in Ukraine, including its attacks on civilians. They underscored their continued support for Ukraine, including by providing security assistance to the brave Ukrainians who are defending their country from Russian aggression, and humanitarian assistance to the millions of Ukrainians who have fled the violence. The leaders also reviewed recent diplomatic efforts in support of Ukraine’s effort to reach a ceasefire.White House.gov. 03/21/2022.
The YouTube is 15 minutes and 5 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.
President Biden: And our strategy has worked, I believe, and I think it’s still working. 6.7 million jobs last year –- the most ever created in one year; more than 7 million now. 678,000 created just last month, in one month. Unemployment down to 3.8 percent. Our economy grew at 5.7 percent last year, and the strongest in nearly 40 years. And we reduced the deficit, we reduced the deficit — I want to say it again: We reduced the deficit by $360 billion last year, notwithstanding all that I hear on some channels when I turn them on. And we’re on track to reduce it by over $1 trillion this year.
President Biden: In sector after sector, we’re making it in America again. And that’s what my overwhelming objective is: to make it in America. With the Infrastructure Law, we’re going to keep — we’re going to keep building millions of good-paying jobs, and they’re real jobs. And to build on progress, the Senate and House need to work on the Innovation Bill and send it to my desk. It’s important for our economy and, I would argue, for our national security as well.
NPR says the House bill is a “reply” to the Senate bill passed in summer of 2021.
Semi-related to his remarks:
President Biden: The federal government is doing its part to get ready. But under U.S. law, as you all remember, the private sector, all of you, largely decides the protections that we will or will not take in order to protect your sources. But let me be absolutely clear about something: It’s not just in your interests that are at stake with their potential use of cybersecurity, it is in — the national interest is at stake.
Similar wording also appears in his statement posted above regarding cybersecurity and the threat of an attack posed by Russia:
My Administration will continue to use every tool to deter, disrupt, and if necessary, respond to cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. But the Federal Government can’t defend against this threat alone. Most of America’s critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector and critical infrastructure owners and operators must accelerate efforts to lock their digital doors. The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been actively working with organizations across critical infrastructure to rapidly share information and mitigation guidance to help protect their systems and networksWhite House.gov. 03/21/2022.
President Biden: To invest in innovation so you can — we can deliver better and more affordable products and services from — to more Americans. To innovate with and for diversity, as you said in your statement, as you — as you committed to earlier this year. Cultivating tools of artificial intelligence and advanced [to advance] dignity and opportunity for all Americans is what you’ve been doing, many of you, and it really matters. And to invest in America itself in manufacturing; created over 450,000 manufacturing jobs because of you all, and it really matters. It hadn’t happened in a long time. As one of my colleagues from the Midwest said: We’re not going to talk about the Rust Belt anymore; we’re going to talk about new, expanded manufacturing capacity in the Middle — in the Middle Atlantics — excuse me, in the Midwest. And to invest in America itself — in manufacturing, climate resilience, clean energy — so America can win the competition in the 21st century.
For Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022, President Biden has received his daily brief. He has nothing else listed on his schedule.
President Biden has tweeted…
President Biden has not tweeted for Tuesday so far.
The daily press briefing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. D.C., time. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will attend today’s press briefing. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in yesterday’s briefing that Sullivan would be in attendance to discuss President Biden’s upcoming trip overseas.
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