President Biden’s public schedule for 02/08/2024:
Presidential Daily Brief
|The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
The White House Closed Press
|Out-of-Town Pool Call Time
Stakeout Location Out-of-Town Pool
|Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
Leaves the White House
|The President departs the White House en route to Leesburg, Virginia
South Lawn Open Press
Arrives in Lessburg
|The President arrives in Leesburg, Virginia
Leesburg Executive Airport, Leesburg, VA Out-of-Town Pool
|The President delivers remarks at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference
Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA Out-of-Town Pool
|The President departs Leesburg, Virginia en route to the White House
Leesburg Executive Airport, Leesburg, VA Out-of-Town Pool
Arrives at the White House
|The President arrives at the White House
South Lawn Open Press
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre @1:30 p.m. D.C., time:
President Biden Delivers Remarks at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference @4:00 p.m. D.C., time:
Climate Corps Tweet
Together, we’re mobilizing a new, diverse generation of young Americans to conserve and restore our lands and waters, strengthen climate resilience, deploy clean energy, and advance environmental justice.— President Biden (@POTUS) February 8, 2024
Join them at https://t.co/dp0NctT7EX. pic.twitter.com/I2TYCHVYwL
The video clip is 50 seconds long. It starts with a newsreel from 1933, that talks about the Civilian Conservation Corp. At the 15 second mark it flips to “now” which =’s 2021…
Remarks by President Biden on the Build Back Better Agenda and Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal | Arvada, CO; the YouTube is 19 minutes and 5 seconds long.
And I want to see — I want to create a Civilian Climate Corps — I’ve been pushing that for a long time — similar to the Conservation Corps that President Franklin Roosevelt created during the Great Depression that put a new generation of Americans to work, helping us connect and conserve our public lands and become more resilient in the process.White House.gov. 09/14/2021.
At the 32 second mark the video explains with text that President Biden is “delivering on that commitment” having launched the American Climate Corp…
FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Launches American Climate Corps to Train Young People in Clean Energy, Conservation, and Climate Resilience Skills, Create Good-Paying Jobs and Tackle the Climate Crisis (09/20/2023):
Today, through his Investing in America agenda, President Biden is delivering on that commitment by taking executive action to launch the American Climate Corps – a workforce training and service initiative that will ensure more young people have access to the skills-based training necessary for good-paying careers in the clean energy and climate resilience economy. The American Climate Corps will mobilize a new, diverse generation of more than 20,000 Americans – putting them to work conserving and restoring our lands and waters, bolstering community resilience, deploying clean energy, implementing energy efficient technologies, and advancing environmental justice, all while creating pathways to high-quality, good-paying clean energy and climate resilience jobs in the public and private sectors after they complete their paid training program.
The American Climate Corps will focus on equity and environmental justice – prioritizing communities traditionally left behind, including energy communities that powered our nation for generations, leveraging the talents of all members of our society, and prioritizing projects that help meet the Administration’s Justice40 goal. Additionally, President Biden is calling on Tribal, State, and local governments, labor unions, nonprofit service allies, the private sector, and philanthropy to collaborate with the Federal government to expand skills-based training partnerships to ensure our nation has the workforce necessary to meet our climate goals. In fact, just today, five new states are launching their own Climate Corps, which will work as implementing collaborators of the American Climate Corps. With today’s announcement, ten states will have launched Climate Corps since 2021.
Additionally, the White House is launching a new website where anyone interested in joining or supporting the American Climate Corps can sign up to learn more: www.whitehouse.gov/climatecorps.White House.gov. 09/20/2023.
Nation Park Service (NPS.gov) explained; The Civilian Conservation Corps:
As part of the New Deal Program, to help lift the United States out of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933. The CCC or C’s as it was sometimes known, allowed single men between the ages of 18 and 25 to enlist in work programs to improve America’s public lands, forests, and parks.
For many, just the prospect of three meals and a bed were enough to get young men to enroll. As jobs and income were incredibly scarce, the CCC for a lot of these young men was their first job. Enlisters would make $30 a month, $25 of which would be sent straight to their families, while the other five was for the worker to keep. Meals and lodging were provided in military camp fashion.
Education opportunities were an added bonus of joining the C’s. In fact, many completed their high school education while serving. Leadership advancement positions with an increase in pay were also offered to hard-workers.NPS.gov.
Bipartisan National Security Bill Tweet
This bipartisan national security bill would, for the first time, ensure that vulnerable unaccompanied young children have legal representation.— President Biden (@POTUS) February 8, 2024
Republicans in the Senate blocked the bill. Republicans in the House are still a clownshow…
The PDF of the Bipartisan National Security Supplement Bill is 370 pages long.
- FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Calls on Congress to Immediately Pass the Bipartisan National Security Agreement
Jill and I are heartbroken at the loss of five U.S. Marines whose aircraft crashed during a routine training mission.— President Biden (@POTUS) February 8, 2024
As @DeptofDefense continues to investigate, we extend our deepest condolences to their families as we grieve the loss of five of our nation’s finest warriors.
Jill and I are heartbroken at the loss of five U.S. Marines, whose aircraft crashed while flying from Nevada to California during a routine training mission. As the Department of Defense continues to assess what occurred, we extend our deepest condolences to their families, their squadron, and the U.S. Marine Corps as we grieve the loss of five of our nation’s finest warriors. I am deeply grateful to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary-Civil Air Patrol, and other federal, state, and local agencies for their professionalism and dedication in supporting search and recovery efforts.White House.gov. 02/08/2024.
Our service members represent the very best of our nation—and these five Marines were no exception. Today, as we mourn this profound loss, we honor their selfless service and ultimate sacrifice—and reaffirm the sacred obligation we bear to all those who wear the uniform and their families.
Update: The five 3rd MAW Marines have been confirmed deceased.— 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (@3rdmaw) February 8, 2024
“To the families of our fallen Marines, we send our deepest condolences and commit to ensuring your support and care during this incredibly difficult time.” -Maj. Gen. Borgschulte, 3rd MAW Commanding General pic.twitter.com/CBLs2jDKWG
“New” from the White House…
- Remarks by President Biden at a Reception in Recognition of Black History Month; the YouTube is 15 minutes and 30 seconds long.
- Remarks by Vice President Harris at a Reception in Recognition of Black History Month; the YouTube is 15 minutes and 30 seconds long.
*the White House backdated the remarks; they were posted 02/07/2024, after article post time*
- Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at the Morehouse School of Medicine’s 2024 Women’s Heart Healthy Luncheon
- Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Situation in and in Relation to Burma
- Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Situation in and in Relation to Burma
- Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Widespread Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan and the Potential for a Deepening Economic Collapse in Afghanistan
- Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at a Listening Session on Women’s Health Research
- Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Widespread Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan and the Potential for a Deepening Economic Collapse in Afghanistan
- FACT SHEET: Six Months After Maui Wildfires, Biden-Harris Administration Continues to Support Survivors and Impacted Communities
- Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby En Route New York, NY; there is currently no YouTube of the gaggle.
- FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Partnership with Major Sports Leagues and Players Unions
- Statement from Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to the White House
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