Biden Bits: Not Anymore…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

President Biden’s Public Schedule for Thursday, September 15th 2022:

8:30 AMThe President receives the President’s Daily Briefing
Closed Press
1:15 PMIn-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
3:30 PMThe President hosts and delivers a keynote speech at the United We Stand Summit
East Room (Gather 3:15– Palm Room Doors)Pre-Credentialed Media [RSVP here by 7:00 AM EDT]
7:50 PMThe President departs the White House en route Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
South GroundsIn-Town Travel Pool

The United We Stand Summit started at 10 a.m. D.C., time. President Biden’s remarks are scheduled for around 3:30 p.m. D.C., time.

Press briefing scheduled for 1:15 p.m. D.C., time.

President Biden attends the 45th Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala. Remarks are scheduled for 8:25 p.m. D.C, time. The Note will have been long since posted but if you are interested here’s the link.

When the post was finally posted for Wednesday, President Biden had tweeted 3 times. He added 7 tweets giving him a Wednesday Tweeting Total of 10 tweets and 0 retweets.

The quote was taken from remarks he gave to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act law. It’s not an exact match.

President Biden: (31:40) We are often told there’s nothing you can get done in Washington.  Too often, we confuse noise with substance.  Too often, we confuse setbacks with defeat.  Too often, we hand the biggest microphones to the critics and cynics who delight in declaring failure while those committed to making real progress do the hard work of governing. Making progress in every country as big and complicated as ours is difficult.  It is not easy and it never has been. But I know with conviction, commitment, and patience, progress does come, and it’s coming now.  (Applause.)  And when it does come, people’s lives are better off — all people; the future becomes brighter; the nation is transformed.

The YouTube is 26 minutes and 21 seconds long. President Biden begins his remarks at the 5 minute and 40 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: (13:28) Look — look, folks, you know, the great American road trip is going to be fully electrified.  Whether you’re driving coast to coast along the I-10 or on I-75 here in Michigan, charging stations will be up and as easy to find as gas stations are now.  We’re also going to be investing $7 billion to make American car companies and have the batteries and other critical materials they need. 

President Biden: (9:52) And — and for most of the last century, we led the world — and it’s by significant margin, and — because we invested in our people, we invested in ourselves. And something went wrong along the way here.  Something went wrong.  We risk losing the edge as a nation, and China and the rest of the world are catching up. We used to invest almost 2 percent of our entire GDP in research and development; now 0.7 percent.  And the rest of the world is catching up. But not anymore.  Now we’re choosing to build a better America — (applause) — an America that’s confronting the climate crisis, with America’s workers leading the way. 

President Biden: (9:38) You know, you all know I’m a car guy.  I’m here because the auto show and the vehicles here give me so many reasons to be optimistic about the future.  And I really mean it.  Just looking at them and driving them, they just give me a sense of optimism, although I like the speed too.  (Laughter.) 

President Biden: (16:26) So, folks, all told, my administration is investing more than $135 billion to advance America’s electric vehicle future. 

“Charging up will be as easy as finding a gas station” =’s “charging stations will be up and as easy to find as gas stations are now.”

American Rescue Plan.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Act.
Inflation Reduction Act.
CHIPS and Science Act.

President Biden: (10:31) And we’re rebuilding an economy — a clean energy economy, and we’re doing it from the bottom up and the middle out.  I’m so tired of trickle-down; I can’t stand it.  (Applause.)

President Biden has tweeted 5 times so far for Thursday…

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh’s tweets expanded:

President Biden issued the following statement regarding the announcement of the tentative deal:

The tentative agreement reached tonight is an important win for our economy and the American people. It is a win for tens of thousands of rail workers who worked tirelessly through the pandemic to ensure that America’s families and communities got deliveries of what have kept us going during these difficult years. These rail workers will get better pay, improved working conditions, and peace of mind around their health care costs: all hard-earned. The agreement is also a victory for railway companies who will be able to retain and recruit more workers for an industry that will continue to be part of the backbone of the American economy for decades to come.

I thank the unions and rail companies for negotiating in good faith and reaching a tentative agreement that will keep our critical rail system working and avoid disruption of our economy.

I am grateful for the hard work that Secretaries Walsh, Buttigieg, and Vilsack, and NEC Director Deese put into reaching this tentative agreement. I especially want to thank Secretary Walsh for his tireless, around-the-clock efforts that delivered a win for the hard working people of the US rail industry: as a result, we will keep Americans on the job in all the industries in this country that are touched by this vital industry.

For the American people, the hard work done to reach this tentative agreement means that our economy can avert the significant damage any shutdown would have brought. With unemployment still near record lows and signs of progress in lowering costs, tonight’s agreement allows us to continue to fight for long term economic growth that finally works for working families.

White House.gov. 09/15/2022.

Added to his schedule remarks on the tentative Railway Labor Agreement: (this has already happened)

His 4th tweet:

President Biden: (13:40) And what a great day.  Exactly four weeks ago today, I signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, the single most important legislation passed in the [this] Congress to combat inflation and one of the most significant laws in our nation’s history, in my view.

President Biden: (14:10) Folks, we’re going to lower prescription drug costs, lower health insurance costs, lower energy costs for millions of families.  (Applause.) And we are going to take the most aggressive action ever, ever, ever to confront the climate crisis and increase our energy security — ever in the whole world.  (Applause.)  And that’s not hyperbole, that’s a fact. 

President Biden: (14:45) And after years of some of the biggest corporations in the United States paying zero in federal income tax, they will now have to begin to literally pay their fair share. Today offers proof that the soul of America is vibrant, the future of America is bright, and the promise of America is real.  It is real.  It is real.  (Applause.)

President Biden: (16:07) This is your victory.  This is your victory.  And that’s a fact.  (Applause.)

President Biden: (35:51) And now, the Inflation Reduction Act.  All this progress was declared a failure before it was a success when we introduced it.  We didn’t give up though.  We kept at it.  We had a vision, a plan, and we stuck to it.  And the result is we’re getting the job done for the American people, and we’re just getting started.  (Applause.)

The White House posted the following Proclamation on: National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2022

Hispanic heritage holds an indelible place in the heart and soul of our Nation, and National Hispanic Heritage Month reminds us that the American identity is a fabric of diverse traditions and stories woven together.  Since the beginning, our country has drawn strength and insights from Hispanic writers, scientists, soldiers, doctors, entrepreneurs, academics, and leaders in labor and government.  Our culture has been enriched by the rhythms, art, literature, and creativity of Hispanic peoples.  And our deepest values have been informed by the love of family and faith that is at the core of so many Hispanic communities.  All of these contributions help us realize the promise of America for all Americans.

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we reaffirm that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths.  We also acknowledge the Hispanic leaders who have stayed in the struggle for equal justice to ensure that everyone in this Nation can contribute their talents and have the opportunity to thrive.

My Administration is committed to the success of Hispanic communities.  Since coming to office, we have provided billions of dollars in loans, including to Hispanic-owned small businesses, and are working to increase the share of Government contracts going to underserved businesses by 50 percent.  We have helped students, including Hispanic students, earn postsecondary degrees by providing over $10 billion to community colleges and approximately $11 billion to Hispanic-Serving Institutions.  My Administration has sent billions of dollars in emergency financial aid grants directly to students and has increased the maximum Pell Grant by the largest amount in over a decade.  Additionally, my Administration is providing up to $20,000 in debt relief as part of a comprehensive effort to address the burden of growing college costs.  This action will have a significant impact on Hispanic borrowers, given that among Hispanic undergraduate borrowers, 65 percent receive Pell Grants.  We have also strengthened rental assistance for families facing eviction and bolstered community health centers that predominately serve Hispanic patients and other patients of color.  Our American Rescue Plan expanded the Child Tax Credit for 2021, providing critical relief to millions of working families and helping drive a historic reduction in Hispanic child poverty.

As we look ahead, we will continue to build a fair, humane, and orderly immigration system and fight to protect the rights of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and others who call this country home.  That means continuing to support a pathway to citizenship for those with temporary protected status as well as farm workers and other essential workers.  It means keeping alive the torch of liberty that has led generations of immigrants to this land seeking new opportunities and a better future.  We will also work to strengthen our partnerships with allies across Latin America.

Additionally, we are committed to reflecting the full talents of our Nation through our own Administration.  I am proud to have appointed 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, as well as Hispanic staff at every level of the Federal Government. 

This month, we carry on the important work of honoring Hispanic heritage.  Let us give thanks to the many generations of Hispanic leaders who have helped build this country and continue to fight for equality and justice.  Let us pledge to invest in the next generation of Hispanic men and women who hold the destiny of our Nation in their hands. 

In recognition of the achievements of the Hispanic community, 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, 2022, as National Hispanic Heritage Month.  I call upon all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs that celebrate Hispanic heritage and recognize the impact Hispanic peoples have had on our Nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.

White House.gov. 09/14/2022.

The 5th tweet…

I don’t have a sub to the Wall Street Journal. I can only provide you with the snip shared in the image:

You’d think some $5 trillion in new spending by this Congress, much of which will fatten union bottom lines, would be enough to buy some labor peace. If not, Democrats n Capitol Hill have the power to impose another cooling off period so the two sides can negotiate with-out a strike. Let’s see if Democrats side with their Big Labor allies, or with the U.S. economy that needs the trains to run on time.

WSJ.com. 09/14/2022; in print on 09/15/2022.

I found the opinion piece written on Wednesday: It appeared “in the September 15, 2022, print edition as ‘Not Working on the Railroad’.”

The quoted snip appears at the end of the piece.

For some reason the short piece is not hidden behind a pay wall. *shrug*

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