Biden Bits: Those Who Find Refuge…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Tuesday.

When Biden Bits was posted for Monday, President Biden had tweeted 5 times. He added 2 tweets giving him a Monday Tweeting Total of 7 tweets and 0 retweets.

The above image and tweeted text comes from remarks he gave at the AFL-CIO Convention. At the rate he is going, I will have posted his full remarks over days worth of tweets. 😂

The YouTube is 36 minutes and 48 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: (33:48) The bottom line is this: I truly believe we’ve made extraordinary progress by laying a new foundation for our economy, which becomes clear once global inflation beco- — begins to recede.

President Biden: (21:08) But here’s the deal.  America still has a choice to make: a choice between a government by the few, for the few, or a government for all of us, democracy for all of us, an economy where all of us have a fair shot and a chance to earn our place in the economy.

His full statement:

Today, on World Refugee Day, I join people around the world in recognizing the strength, resilience, and humanity of the millions of refugees forced to flee violence, persecution, and war.  This is also a moment to honor the incredible generosity of host communities, the private sector, and state and local government across the United States who work tirelessly to welcome refugees and provide them with essential support.  We also laud the bravery and dedication of humanitarian workers who show up, time and again, to provide life-saving assistance in challenging and often hazardous conditions.

As a result of Russia’s war against Ukraine we recently reached a grim milestone:  According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than 100 million people are now forcibly displaced, more than at any other time in history.  On this day, we reaffirm our commitment to work with the international community to achieve sustainable, long-term solutions to support refugees—including through resettlement.  We also recommit to engaging in diplomatic efforts to address the root causes of displacement and bring an end to the ongoing conflicts that drive refugees to seek safety across borders.  

The United States will do our part to ensure that those who have sought refuge here have access to the life-saving assistance they deserve, including healthcare and shelter, and opportunities to pursue livelihoods and education that allow them to rebuild their lives with dignity and hope for a brighter tomorrow. We will also continue to support vulnerable refugee populations such as women, children, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons, and persons with disabilities.

As Americans, protecting and welcoming refugees is part of who we are.  Our nation of immigrants was founded by individuals fleeing religious persecution.  As we lead the world in responding to the needs of refugees, we honor our past, enhance our economic and social fabric, and exemplify our highest values.  We do this because it’s the right thing to do, but helping refugees is also good foreign policy, contributing to making the world more stable and secure, which benefits us all.   This is why the United States is the largest single provider of humanitarian assistance worldwide and why I raised our annual refugee admissions cap to 125,000 for Fiscal Year 2022.  My Administration is working as quickly as possible to rebuild the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, to improve processing times, and to expand our domestic capacity to welcome refugees so that we are better positioned to reach this ambitious goal.  We have already demonstrated, by welcoming more than 80,000 Afghans to our country over the past year, and by committing to provide temporary safe haven to tens of thousands of Ukrainians, that we will lead by example.  Those who find refuge on our shores enrich our communities, as they always have, and bring a determined and entrepreneurial spirit that makes our country stronger.

White House.gov. 06/20/2022.

President Biden’s public schedule for Tuesday, June 21st, 2022:

10:30 AMThe President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief
Oval OfficeClosed Press
12:45 PMThe President has lunch with The Vice President
Private Dining RoomClosed Press
1:00 PMIn-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
1:00 PMPress Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
2:30 PMThe President and The First Lady visit a local COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the District of Columbia’s Department of Health to highlight the recent authorization and recommendation of COVID-19 vaccines for children under age five
In-Town Travel Pool
3:45 PMThe President delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccines for children under five and the historic progress the country has made in fighting COVID-19 with safe, effective vaccines available to virtually all Americans

President Biden has tweeted…

President Biden has tweeted 4 times so far for Tuesday.

See? Another text to tweet from the AFL-CIO Convention…

President Biden: (16:44) People don’t want to talk about it these days, but it’s true: Since I’ve become President, we’ve created 8.7 million new jobs in 16 months.  An all-time record.  (Applause.)  And even last month, 390,000 jobs and 600,000 new manufacturing jobs.  And they said manufacturing is dead in America.  (Applause.)

The bottom part of the tweet text doesn’t appear in his remarks.

On Friday the BLS reported:

Unemployment rates were lower in May in 16 states and stable in 34 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. All 50 states and the District had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier. The national unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent but was 2.2 percentage points lower than in May 2021.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 7 states, decreased in 3 states, and was essentially unchanged in 40 states and the District of Columbia in May 2022. Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 48 states and the District and was essentially unchanged in 2 states.

[snip]

In May, 16 states had over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which were in California, Iowa, Missouri, and Rhode Island (-0.3 percentage point each). Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia had jobless rates that were not notably different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes. (See table B.) The largest unemployment rate decrease from May 2021 occurred in California (-3.6 percentage points). The smallest over-the-year jobless rate decline occurred in Nebraska (-0.6 percentage point). (See table C.)

BLS.gov. 06/17/2022.

That miracle didn’t last long, now did it???

The clip is 44 seconds long.

President Biden: (20:44) The problem is Republicans in Congress are doing everything they can to stop my plans to bring down costs on ordinary families. That’s why my plan is not finished and why the results aren’t finished either.  Jobs are back, but prices are still too high.  COVID is down, but gas prices are up.  Our work isn’t done. But here’s the deal.  America still has a choice to make: a choice between a government by the few, for the few, or a government for all of us, democracy for all of us, an economy where all of us have a fair shot and a chance to earn our place in the economy.

News worthy from the White House; note I will not be sharing them in full considering he might tweet about them later today…

President Biden has announced his intent to Appoint Marilynn Malerba as Treasurer to the United States.

The Treasurer of the United States directly oversees the U.S. Mint, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Fort Knox, and is a key liaison with the Federal Reserve. Chief Malerba will also serve as a senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury in the areas of community development and public engagement.

White House.gov. 06/21/2022.

The White House posted a fact-sheet today on the Administration increasing Wildland Firefighter pay. He also offered a statement on the increase in pay.

The White House also announced changes to the U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy. Adreinne Watson Spokesperson for the NSC offered a statement on the changes.

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

President Biden’s remarks are scheduled for 3:45 p.m. D.C., time.

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