White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC's John Kirby hold a briefing — 1/26/24

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC's John Kirby hold a briefing — 1/26/24

State of the Economy

  • Inflation has fallen back to pre-pandemic levels.
  • The economy grew 3.1% last year, stronger than during the Trump administration.
  • Wages and household wealth are higher than before the pandemic.
  • Prices for key household purchases have fallen, including gas, milk, eggs, toys, appliances, and airfare.
  • 2.7 million jobs were created last year and consumer sentiment has surged.

Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Remembrance

  • The Biden administration is committed to combatting anti-Semitism and hate-fueled violence.
  • There has been an alarming rise in anti-Semitism at home and abroad.
  • President Biden has announced a National Strategy to combat anti-Semitism.

Climate Agenda

  • The Biden administration has a comprehensive climate agenda.
  • They are focused on clean energy breakthroughs, environmental justice, and transitioning away from fossil fuels.
  • The administration has announced a temporary pause on LNG exports to update key economic and environmental analyses.

Border Negotiations

  • Negotiations on immigration and border security are ongoing.
  • The administration is working with Senate Republicans and Democrats in a bipartisan manner.
  • House Republicans need to decide if they want to be part of the solution or part of the problem.

Housing Affordability

  • President has taken action to lower housing costs, including reducing mortgage insurance premiums and expanding rental assistance.
  • Calls on House Republicans and Congress to take legislative action to address the issue.

Investigation into Boeing Safety Lapses

  • FAA has launched an investigation into safety lapses at Boeing and increased oversight.
  • FAA has not granted any production expansion for Boeing Max aircraft.
  • Thorough inspections and maintenance processes must be performed on grounded Boeing Max aircraft.

Ukraine Aid and Border Issues

  • Urgency for Congress to act on Ukraine Aid.
  • President's supplemental requests for border security and immigration should be addressed.
  • Separation of the two issues is not being considered.

Encouraging State National Guard Assistance

  • States should call on their representatives for bipartisan agreement on resources and policy changes to address border challenges.
  • President's concern is on providing adequate resources to border patrol.
  • Relationship with Governor Abbott is focused on the needs of the people of Texas and the American people.

Texas National Guard and Political Games

  • DHS is asking Texas to grant border patrol access to Shelby Park.
  • Administration condemns political games and obstruction of border patrol's job.
  • Federalization of National Guard will depend on the circumstances outlined in the law.

Border Situation and Funding

  • President's emergency request for more funding to handle border challenges includes hiring more agents, installing new technology, and hiring more judges and officers.
  • Urges Congress to act and work towards a bipartisan agreement.

Upholding Federal Authority

  • President takes the border situation seriously and has put forth a comprehensive immigration plan.
  • Calls on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to take legislative action.
  • Republican governors should take action by engaging with their representatives to fix the challenges at the border.

Overall, the video highlights the Biden administration's efforts in various areas such as the economy, climate change, combating anti-Semitism, and immigration. It provides updates on recent developments and ongoing negotiations.

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