LIVE: White House briefing with Karine Jean-Pierre

LIVE: White House briefing with Karine Jean-Pierre

President Biden's Visit to East Palestine, Ohio

Gun Violence

  • President Biden is frustrated by the ongoing gun violence epidemic and calls on Congress to take action to address it.
  • The White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, expressed concern about the recent shooting incidents and emphasized the need for Congress to take action on gun control measures.
  • She highlighted the importance of passing legislation such as banning assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and implementing universal background checks.
  • She acknowledged that gun violence is a polarizing issue but stressed the need for bipartisan cooperation to save lives.


  • Over 20,000 Chinese migrants illegally crossed the southern border in 2024, mostly single men of military age, raising national security concerns due to China's history of hacking, spying, and other aggressions.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is fully mobilized to address the situation, resulting in a 50% drop in illegal entries from January to February.
  • Despite efforts, more resources are needed to effectively manage the border, and the immigration system requires comprehensive reform.
  • The Congressional failure to pass a bipartisan border security agreement hinders progress in addressing the challenges at the border.

Student Loan Forgiveness

  • The CBO director warned that the current fiscal policy is unsustainable and that changes to the student loan forgiveness program could cost taxpayers over $100 billion.
  • The Biden administration remains committed to providing Americans with financial relief through student loan forgiveness, believing it has legal standing to move forward with these actions.

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