Biden Bits: “Happy Easter, America”…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Monday…

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President Biden’s public schedule for 04/01/2024:

8:00 AM
Presidential Daily Brief
The President receives the President’s Daily Brief
The White House Closed Press
9:00 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
The White House In-Town Pool
10:25 AM
Easter Egg Roll
The President and The First Lady host the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll; The Vice President and the Second Gentleman attend
South Lawn Open Press
12:00 PM
Press Briefing
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

President Biden and The First Lady Host the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll @10:25 a.m. D.C., time:

First Lady Jill Biden Reads to Children at the 2024 White House Easter EGGucation Roll @11:20 a.m. D.C., time:

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre @ Noon D.C., time:


Inflation Reduction Act/Republican Budget Tweets

From Friday…

Tax Day is April 15th, 2024; it’s a Monday…

From Saturday…

Inflation Reduction Act (08/16/2022).

From the Republican Study Committee (RSC)

03/20/2024:

National Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Day Tweet

From Friday…

Show more =’s and recommit to bringing home those who remain missing or unaccounted for.

The video clip is 55 seconds long.

President Biden:

Thank you for answering our nation’s call for you to serve in a moment of great crisis.

Thank you for everything you’ve sacrificed on our behalf.

You helped make our nation what it is today and we’ll never forget what we owe you and your families.

Today and every day we remember those we lost.

We honor those who returned and continue to make our country stronger. And we renew our commitment to the families of those 1500 service members we remain missing and unaccounted for.

My administration flies the POW/MIA flag above the White House every day as a reminder–reminder that we will never cease in our efforts to bring them home.

As your Commander-in-Chief, I salute all of you.

Twitter @POTUS. 03/29/204.

Evan Gershkovich Tweet

From Friday…

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Wrongful Detention of Evan Gershkovich:

Today we mark a painful anniversary: one year of American journalist Evan Gershkovich’s wrongful detention in Russia.

Journalism is not a crime, and Evan went to Russia to do his job as a reporter —risking his safety to shine the light of truth on Russia’s brutal aggression against Ukraine. Shortly after his wholly unjust and illegal detention, he drafted a letter to his family from prison, writing: “I am not losing hope.”

As I have told Evan’s parents, I will never give up hope either. We will continue working every day to secure his release. We will continue to denounce and impose costs for Russia’s appalling attempts to use Americans as bargaining chips. And we will continue to stand strong against all those who seek to attack the press or target journalists—the pillars of free society.

To Evan, to Paul Whelan, and to all Americans held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad: We are with you. And we will never stop working to bring you home.

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Wrongful Detention of Evan Gershkovich. 03/29/2024.

Remembering Joe Lieberman Tweet

From Friday…

Show more =’s Our hearts remain with his family, and with those who loved Joe across our nation, which he served faithfully for so long.

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Passing of Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman:

Joe Lieberman and I served together in the U.S. Senate for 20 years. He was principled, steadfast, and unafraid to stand up for what he thought was right. He was a friend.

Joe’s fierce spirit of independence is the essence of the American story. He was the grandson of immigrants; his dad ran a small business; and Joe was the first in his family to graduate from college. After law school, he quickly left a law firm job for a life of public service.

As a leader in Connecticut’s legislature, as state Attorney General, and as a committed Senate colleague, Joe championed the environment, gun safety, and reproductive freedom. He wrote landmark legislation repealing discriminatory restrictions on LGBTQ Americans serving in our military. He played a key role in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in the wake of 9/11. And his historic bid for the Vice Presidency, as the first Jewish candidate on a major party ticket, took our nation one step closer to realizing the full promise of America.

Joe believed in a shared purpose of serving something bigger than ourselves. He lived the values of his faith as he worked to repair the wounds of the world.  And he did so with his beloved family by his side – his dear Hadassah, and his wonderful children and grandchildren.

Jewish liturgy says of “those who serve the needs of the community faithfully, may God grant them their reward.”  Our hearts today are with the Lieberman family, and with those who loved Joe across Connecticut and across our nation, which he served faithfully for so long.

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Passing of Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman. 03/28/2024.

CNN reported on Wednesday that former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman passed away due to complications from a fall. He was 82 years old.

Good Friday Tweet

From Friday…

Easter Tweets

From Sunday…

Statement from President Joe Biden on Easter:

Jill and I send our warmest wishes to Christians around the world celebrating Easter Sunday. Easter reminds us of the power of hope and the promise of Christ’s Resurrection.

As we gather with loved ones, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice. We pray for one another and cherish the blessing of the dawn of new possibilities. And with wars and conflict taking a toll on innocent lives around the world, we renew our commitment to work for peace, security, and dignity for all people.

From our family to yours, happy Easter and may God bless you.

Statement from President Joe Biden on Easter. 03/31/2024.

Transgender Day of Visibility Tweet

From Sunday…

A Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility, 2024:

On Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans and reaffirm our Nation’s commitment to forming a more perfect Union — where all people are created equal and treated equally throughout their lives.  

I am proud that my Administration has stood for justice from the start, working to ensure that the LGBTQI+ community can live openly, in safety, with dignity and respect.  I am proud to have appointed transgender leaders to my Administration and to have ended the ban on transgender Americans serving openly in our military.  I am proud to have signed historic Executive Orders that strengthen civil rights protections in housing, employment, health care, education, the justice system, and more.  I am proud to have signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law, ensuring that every American can marry the person they love. 

Transgender Americans are part of the fabric of our Nation.  Whether serving their communities or in the military, raising families or running businesses, they help America thrive.  They deserve, and are entitled to, the same rights and freedoms as every other American, including the most fundamental freedom to be their true selves.  But extremists are proposing hundreds of hateful laws that target and terrify transgender kids and their families — silencing teachers; banning books; and even threatening parents, doctors, and nurses with prison for helping parents get care for their children.  These bills attack our most basic American values:  the freedom to be yourself, the freedom to make your own health care decisions, and even the right to raise your own child.  It is no surprise that the bullying and discrimination that transgender Americans face is worsening our Nation’s mental health crisis, leading half of transgender youth to consider suicide in the past year.  At the same time, an epidemic of violence against transgender women and girls, especially women and girls of color, continues to take too many lives.  Let me be clear:  All of these attacks are un-American and must end.  No one should have to be brave just to be themselves.  

At the same time, my Administration is working to stop the bullying and harassment of transgender children and their families.  The Department of Justice has taken action to push back against extreme and un-American State laws targeting transgender youth and their families and the Department of Justice is partnering with law enforcement and community groups to combat hate and violence.  My Administration is also providing dedicated emergency mental health support through our nationwide suicide and crisis lifeline — any LGBTQI+ young person in need can call “988” and press “3” to speak with a counselor trained to support them.  We are making public services more accessible for transgender Americans, including with more inclusive passports and easier access to Social Security benefits.  There is much more to do.  I continue to call on the Congress to pass the Equality Act, to codify civil rights protections for all LGBTQI+ Americans.

Today, we send a message to all transgender Americans:  You are loved.  You are heard.  You are understood.  You belong.  You are America, and my entire Administration and I have your back.

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 March 31, 2024, as Transgender Day of Visibility.  I call upon all Americans to join us in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation and to work toward eliminating violence and discrimination based on gender identity.

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

A Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility, 2024. 03/29/2024.

Remembering César E. Chávez Tweet

From Sunday…

A Proclamation on Cesar Chavez Day, 2024:

 Today, as we honor César Chávez’s life and legacy, we recommit to fulfilling the fundamental vision of La Causa:  to give every worker the dignity and respect they deserve and ensure everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream.

     César Chávez defined extraordinary moral courage.  He was a migrant farm worker who spent long, strenuous hours working in the fields.  He and his fellow workers received unlivable wages and labored in unjust working conditions.  Even then, a man of unyielding faith and an immovable spirit, Chávez saw every reason to pursue what he knew was the truth of this country:  The people who put food on America’s tables and sustain our Nation deserve their fair share.  

     Alongside legendary activist Dolores Huerta, he founded the United Farm Workers.  Ever since beginning their work in 1962, this union has led legendary marches, strikes, and boycotts.  Chávez himself knocked on doors for years and fasted for weeks on end to bring light to issues facing farm workers.  Together, they made historic progress, like earning farm workers the right to collectively bargain and ensuring safe working conditions and better pay.  As a leader, Chávez not only empowered tens of thousands of farm workers to make their voices heard, he also inspired an entire generation of Latino leaders to forge a better future for all of us.  

     I am proud to keep a bust of César Chávez in the Oval Office.  It is a daily reminder of our shared commitment to America’s workers and our labor unions.  My dad used to say that a job is about a lot more than a paycheck — it is about dignity.  But if the paycheck is insufficient and the working conditions are subpar, a job can never offer someone the dignity they deserve.  That is why since day one of my Administration, I have been working to build an economy that works for everyone — one that grows from the middle out and the bottom up, not the top down.  So far, the economy has created nearly 15 million jobs — one of the greatest job creation periods in our Nation’s history.  Unemployment has been below 4 percent for the longest stretch in 50 years.  America’s support for unions is higher today than at any time in nearly 60 years.  All of this progress is proof that when America’s unions do well, we all do well.  

     I am also proud to be the most pro-worker and pro-union President in American history.  Since I took office, the Department of Labor has recovered over $21 million in back pay and damages, ensuring that nearly 26,000 farm workers received the wages they earned.  My Administration proposed a new rule last year that would extend overtime pay to as many as 3.6 million workers, ensuring that they are compensated fairly for the hours they spend at work.  I also signed into law the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act, which protects pensions for millions of union workers — one of the most significant achievements for union workers and retirees in over 50 years.  The Department of Labor is also working to protect workers exposed to extreme heat, including conducting targeted inspections in industries with high incidences of heat-related illnesses.  They published a rule that strengthens services to migrant and seasonal farm workers by increasing outreach to farm workers and requiring that outreach field visits involve conversations about farm workers’ rights and protections. 

     Migrant workers can find helpful resources and more information about their employment-related rights in America at MigrantWorker.gov or Trabajadormigrante.gov.  These websites have information about recruitment, working in America, returning home safely, and more.  

     I know that there is still work to be done to ensure that we are taking care of our workers.  We need to finally provide undocumented farm workers a pathway to citizenship.  That is why I continue to call on the Congress to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.  I also believe every worker in America should have the free and fair choice to join a union or organize and bargain collectively without employer intimidation or coercion.  That is why I encouraged the Congress to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.  I remain steadfast in my call to ensure paid sick leave for every worker in America and to improve conditions for people who work on farms and ranches and across the food and agricultural industry.  

     César Chávez once said about the power of La Causa:  “Once social change begins it cannot be reversed.  You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read.  You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride.  You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore…you cannot stamp out a people’s cause.”  On this day, we recognize that César Chávez and his fellow farm workers made progress that can never be taken back.  They fought for a sacred cause that continues to beat in the hearts of the American people:  Every worker — no matter who they are, where they are from, or what they do — deserves dignity and respect. 

     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 March 31, 2024, as César Chávez Day.  I call upon all Americans to observe this day as a day of service and learning with appropriate service, community, and education programs to honor César E. Chávez’s enduring legacy.

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

A Proclamation on Cesar Chavez Day, 2024. 03/29/2024.

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