Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community this Independence Day. As always, we are grateful for the first responders and law enforcement on the scene.
I will not give up fighting the epidemic of gun violence.
While we celebrate the Fourth of July, I am thinking of the countless service members who have pledged their lives to defend our nation and democracy around the world.
We are forever in debt to those who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.
We will protect a woman’s access to medications approved by the FDA, like contraception, which is essential for preventative health care, and have taken steps to ensure that these critical medications are available to the fullest extent possible.
Bipartisan members of Congress came together to heed the call of families across the country and passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to address the scourge of gun violence in our communities.
Kids in schools and communities will be safer because of it.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia vs. EPA risks damaging our nation’s ability to keep our air clean and combat climate change.
We cannot ignore the existential threat the climate crisis poses. Our fight against climate change must carry forward, and it will.
COVID-19 vaccinations are available for children under five years of age. More and more locations are ramping up appointments, and more vaccines are being delivered to providers in your areas every day.
This is a monumental step forward.
Yesterday's loss of life in San Antonio is horrifying – my prayers are with those who lost their lives, their loved ones, and those still fighting for their lives.
My Administration will continue to do everything possible to stop criminal smugglers from exploiting migrants.
I'd like to thank members of the House and Senate for working to get the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act done, and the families I've met with who lost loved ones to gun violence.
They led the way so other families won't have to experience the pain they had to live through.
This morning, I signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law—the most significant gun safety law in the last 30 years. The bill:
—Includes red-flag laws
—Closes the “boyfriend loophole”
—Requires young people ages 18 to 21 to undergo enhanced background checks
I’ve warned about how overturning Roe risks a broader right to privacy for everyone.
The right to make the best decisions for your health.
The right to marry the person you love.
With your vote, you can act. You can have the final word. This is not over.
It's a sad day for the country.
Nearly 50 years ago, Roe vs. Wade was decided. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States expressly took away a constitutional right from the American people.
Personal freedoms are on the ballot this fall.
Today is a very solemn moment for the United States.
The Supreme Court expressly took away a Constitutional right from the American people that it had already recognized. They simply took it away. That's never been done to a right that is so important to so many Americans.
This fall, we must elect more senators and representatives who will codify a woman’s right to choose into federal law. We need to elect more state leaders to protect this right at the local level. We need to restore the protections of Roe as law of the land.
50 years ago today, Title IX transformed our nation, benefitting millions of women and girls.
As we look ahead, I am committed to protecting this progress and working to achieve full equality, inclusion, and dignity for all Americans.
I'm deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. This ruling contradicts common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.
I remain committed to doing everything in my power to reduce gun violence.
With vaccines, treatments, and other tools widely available, more than 220 million Americans are vaccinated, more than 100 million Americans have their booster shot, and daily deaths due to COVID-19 are down 90%.
We've come a long way in our fight against COVID-19.
Since I took office, we've been committed to making sure every parent has the opportunity to protect their children from COVID-19.
Starting this week, you can go to vaccines.gov and find information and appointments near you.
We're taking additional steps to increase pay for our nation's federal firefighters.
These actions will temporarily put back pay into firefighters' pockets, increasing their bi-weekly checks by up to 50% of their annual base salary for two years.
The United States is now the first country in the world to offer safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months old.
For the first time in our fight against this pandemic, nearly every American can now have access to life-saving vaccines.
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act will help lower shipping costs and bring down prices on products that American families need and ensure that American farmers, ranchers, and other exporters are treated fairly.
The ultra-MAGA agenda is attacking families and our freedom.
300 discriminatory anti-LGTBQ+ bills have been introduced in states. In Texas, they’re knocking on doors to investigate parents raising trans kids.
These attacks are real and consequential for families.
During the pandemic, nine major shipping companies increased their prices by as much as 1,000%, earning $190B in profit.
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act I signed into law will crack down on these ocean carriers and help bring down prices for American families and businesses.
My father taught me that there is no higher calling than being a good parent — and that family is the beginning, middle, and end.
Happy Father’s Day to the dads, pops, and father figures out there — and to the families that love them.
The emancipation of enslaved Black Americans was not the end of our nation's work to deliver on the promise of equality — it was only the beginning.
On Juneteenth, we recommit to our shared work to ensure racial justice, equity, and equality in America.
Good news, folks: Vaccines for kids under 5 have now been authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC.
For the first time, virtually every American can access the protections from these lifesaving vaccines – from our youngest to our most senior Americans.
This week, I signed an executive order that directs key federal agencies to protect LGBTQ+ communities from hateful attacks, use the full force of the federal government to prevent inhumane practices of conversion therapy, and advance equality for families.
Today marks seven years since the white supremacist massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina. We also mourn the lives lost to gun violence yesterday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Alabama.
Let's honor the lives taken in these horrific shootings with action.
All I’m asking is for the largest corporations and the wealthiest Americans to begin to pay their fair share in taxes.
I made this commitment from the beginning. Nothing’s changed.
No one making less than $400,000 will pay a single penny more in federal taxes.
We've come a long way in a short time.
Before we were sworn in, so many Americans lost their jobs that my predecessor became the second president in history to leave office with fewer jobs than when he took office.
When I took office, the economy had stalled and COVID was out of control. Since then, we’ve achieved the most robust recovery in modern history.
Because of that foundation, we’re better positioned to overcome global inflation and reach a new chapter of stable and steady growth.
Ten years ago today, I stood by President Obama as we carried out one of our proudest accomplishments. On this 10th DACA Anniversary, we celebrate the transformational impact it’s had on hundreds of thousands of young people.
It's time for Congress to make this permanent now.
When we invest in strengthening workers and the middle class, the poor have a ladder up, and those at the top still do just fine.
That’s how we can increase opportunity and decrease persistent inequity.
The fact is we’ve got about 790 or so billionaires in America.
You know what their average tax rate is? About 8%.
I believe that no billionaire should be paying a lower tax rate than a teacher, a firefighter, an electrician, or a cop.
Ask yourself: How well are you going to sleep at night knowing that every five years Ted Cruz and other Congressional Republicans pushing ultra-MAGA policies are going to vote on whether you’ll have Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid?
That’s their plan.