Biden Bits: “Moving into the Future”…

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It’s Wednesday…

President Biden’s public schedule for 03/13/2024:

10:00 AM
Presidential Daily Brief
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Closed Press
12:30 PMOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Joint Base Andrews Overhang Out-of-Town Pool
1:35 PM
Leaves the White House
The President departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn Open Press
1:55 PM
Leaves Joint Base Andrews
The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
2:45 PM
Press Gaggle
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Gaggle Aboard Air Force One En Route to Milwaukee, WI
3:55 PM
Arrives in Milwaukee
The President arrives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Open Press
5:00 PM
Remarks
The President delivers remarks on how his investments are rebuilding our communities and creating good-paying jobs
Open Press
5:50 PM
Campaign Event
The President participates in a campaign event

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Gaggle Aboard Air Force One En Route to Milwaukee, WI @2:45 p.m. D.C., time:

President Biden Delivers Remarks on Investing in America @5:00 p.m. D.C., time:


Presidential Budget Tweets

From Tuesday…

From the White House…

03/11/2024:

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Equal Pay Day Tweet

From Tuesday…

The letter is from Reese a 6th grader that talks about the gender pay gap; yesterday was Equal Pay Day.

In Reese’s letter she writes: Did you know that a woman makes 80.5 cents from their job for every 1 dollar a man earns? “As soon as girls are old enough to take on household chores and first jobs they get paid less than the boys” according to a report by NBC news. It even impacts kids allowances! For example boys earn an average allowance of $13.80 per week while girls earn $6.71 a week.

I won’t lie her outrage over the allowance gender pay gap, made me laugh…

Anyhoo, I googled the NBC News reference and found the article dated 10/18/2018.

From the White House…

03/12/2024:


Unions Petition Tweet

From Tuesday…

US Trade Rep., Ambassador Katherine Tai quote tweeted the United State Trade Representative…

From the linked article; there are several PDF links, the first to the petition followed by links to exhibits.

US Trade Rep., Ambassador Katherine Tai full statement:

“Today, the Office of the United States Trade Representative received a petition from USW, IAM, IBB, IBEW, and MTD regarding the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) acts, policies, and practices in the critical maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sector.  
 
“We have seen the PRC create dependencies and vulnerabilities in multiple sectors, like steel, aluminum, solar, batteries, and critical minerals, harming American workers and businesses and creating real risks for our supply chains.
 
“USTR and the Biden-Harris Administration are fighting every day to put working families first, rebuild American manufacturing, and strengthen our supply chains.
 
I look forward to reviewing this petition in detail.”
 
Background 
 
On March 12, 2024, five national labor unions filed a petition requesting an investigation into the acts, policies, and practices of the PRC in the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sector.  The five petitioner unions are:

USTR.gov. 03/12/2024.
  • the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (“USW”);
  • the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (“IAM”);
  • the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (“IBB”);
  • the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (“IBEW”); and
  • the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO (“MTD”).

The petition was filed pursuant to Section 302(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 USC 2412(a)(1)), requesting action pursuant to Section 301(b) (19 USC 2411(b)).  Section 301 of the Trade Act allows the United States to respond to unreasonable or discriminatory foreign government practices that burden or restrict U.S. commerce.

Pursuant to Section 302(a)(2) of the Trade Act (19 USC 2412(a)(2)), the “Trade Representative shall review the allegations in any petition filed under paragraph (1) and, not later than 45 days after the date on which the Trade Representative received the petition, shall determine whether to initiate an investigation.”

A copy of the petition is available here.

USTR.gov. 03/12/2024.

Meeting with President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland Tweets

From Tuesday…

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland:

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. welcomed President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland for a joint meeting at the White House on March 12.  This historic visit marked the 25th anniversary of Poland’s accession to NATO and underscores our two nations’ ironclad commitment to the NATO Alliance, which makes us all safer.  The leaders committed to ensuring continued support of Ukraine’s self-defense against Russia’s war of aggression.  They also discussed the strong U.S.-Polish energy security partnership and the enduring importance of democratic values.
 
At the meeting, President Biden shared the United States will move forward with a new $2 billion Foreign Military Financing (FMF) direct loan to Poland to bolster its security and support its defense modernization using previously appropriated congressional funds. This loan will enable Poland’s purchase of additional U.S. defense equipment, further  supporting U.S. jobs and our deepening security relationship. The President also shared that the United States will offer to sell Poland 96 AH-64 Apache helicopters.  This is a major step to provide Poland’s armed forces with cutting-edge capability to defend itself, strengthen NATO interoperability, and further bolster the U.S. defense industry.

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland. 03/12/2023.

“New” from the White House…

03/12/2024:

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