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September 20, 2022 is National Voter Registration Day

A Proclamation on National Voter Registration Day, 2022
SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

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 20, 2022, as National Voter Registration Day. I call on all eligible Americans to observe this day by ensuring that they are accurately registered and by committing to cast a ballot in upcoming elections.


Finishing up Monday Bits @POTUS tweeted an additional 6 times.


Briefing Room

For full listing for Statements and Releases, Presidential Actions, Press Releases, and Speeches and Remarks for September 19, 2022, see: White House Briefing Room.

Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism
SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

On September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in New York and Pennsylvania and against the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks against United States nationals or the United States.

On September 9, 2019, the President signed Executive Order 13886 to strengthen and consolidate sanctions to combat the continuing threat posed by international terrorism and to take additional steps to deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13224, as amended.

The actions of persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.  For this reason, the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended, and the measures adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 23, 2022.  Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism declared in Executive Order 13224, as amended.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

Statement by President Biden on the Release of Mark Frerichs
SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

Today, we have secured the release of Mark Frerichs, and he will soon be home.  Mark was taken in Afghanistan in January, 2020 and held for 31 months.  His release is the culmination of years of tireless work by dedicated public servants across our government and other partner governments, and I want to thank them for all that effort.  I spoke with Mark’s sister today to share the good news and express how happy I am for Mark’s family.  Bringing the negotiations that led to Mark’s freedom to a successful resolution required difficult decisions, which I did not take lightly.  Our priority now is to make sure Mark receives a healthy and safe return and is given the space and time he needs to transition back into society.  My Administration continues to prioritize the safe return of all Americans who are held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad, and we will not stop until they are reunited with their families. We have much more work to do in many other cases, but Mark’s release demonstrates our enduring commitment.  Like our work to free Americans held in Burma, Haiti, Russia, Venezuela, and elsewhere, it is our duty to do all we can to bring our people home.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Bits:

Official Presidential Schedule

12:00 PMPool Call TimeIn-Town Pool Call Time
The White HouseIn-Town Pool
12:00 PMPress BriefingPress Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
1:45 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President delivers remarks on the DISCLOSE Act
Roosevelt RoomIn-House Pool
3:30 PMPool Call TimeOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Stakeout LocationOut-of-Town Pool
4:00 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
North GroundsOut-of-Town Pool
4:30 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President departs Joint Base Andrews en route New York, New York
Joint Base AndrewsOut-of-Town Pool
5:25 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President arrives in New York, New York
John F. Kennedy International AirportOpen Press
7:30 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President participates in a Democratic National Committee reception
New York, NYRestricted Out-of-Town Pool

Tuesday Bits.

@POTUS has tweeted one (1) time.

Briefing Room

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces CHIPS for America Leadership
SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

How the Biden-⁠Harris Administration is Continuing to Promote Voting Access
SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

White House youtube channel.

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Jake Sullivan
Scheduled for Sep 20, 2022; 10:00 am (EDT)

President Biden Delivers Remarks on the DISCLOSE Act
Scheduled for Sep 20, 2022; 11:45 am (EDT)

And that is a rap for Tuesday’s Bits. Stay frosty, my TNBer peeps.


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