Today, the President announced that the Department of Energy will make available releases of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower prices for Americans.
As the world is re-opening from a near economic standstill, countries across the globe are grappling with the challenges that arise as consumer demand for oil outpaces supply.
.@POTUS has been working with countries to address the lack of supply. As a result of our diplomatic efforts, this release will be taken in parallel with other major energy consuming nations including China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom.

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21 Nov
COVID-19 Progress Update:
This week, the FDA and CDC concluded that all adults are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot 6 months after primary vaccination.

Thanks to @POTUS’s planning, over 32M Americans already got their booster and boosters are available at over 80K locations.
We’re also making strong progress in vaccinating our children against COVID-19 -- already 10% of 5-11 year-olds have gotten their first shot.

Vaccination remains the safest and most effective to keep kids, schools, and communities healthy.
The United States has shipped over 250M vaccines to the world – more than all other countries combined.

Our administration also announced a historic opportunity for mRna manufacturers to receive funding and resources from the USG to produce an additional 1B doses.
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19 Nov
The House has now passed President Biden's Build Back Better Act – bringing us one step closer to President Biden’s desk for signing. Here's just some of what's in it.

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The Build Back Better Act lowers the costs of prescriptions drugs — so if you’re one of millions of Americans with diabetes, sometimes paying $1,000 a month for insulin — the cost is capped to $35 a month.
This bill will lower the cost of child care so working families don’t pay more than 7% of their income on care for their youngest children, which will help millions of parents get back to work.
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17 Nov
Today, @POTUS will travel to Detroit to visit an electric vehicle assembly plant and talk about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will bring good-paying, union jobs and transform our infrastructure.

Here are just some of the ways the law will change things in Michigan:
Under the new infrastructure law, Michigan would expect to receive at least $110 million over five years to support the expansion of a convenient and equitable EV charging network.
In Michigan there are 1,219 bridges and over 7,300 miles of highway in poor condition and each Michigan driver pays $644 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair. Under the new infrastructure law, Michigan is expected to receive $7.3B for repairs and projects.
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6 Nov
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal represents the most significant long-term investments in American infrastructure and global competitiveness in nearly a century.

Here are 10 of the bill's most significant wins:
1. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal invests $110B to repair and rebuild roads and bridges, focusing on resilience, equity, and safety.

2. The deal invests $65B to ensure every American has access to reliable high-speed internet and lower the cost of internet service.
3. The deal will deliver the largest federal investment in public transit ever. It will expand public transit options across every state, replace thousands of deficient transit vehicles, including buses, with clean, zero emission vehicles, and improve accessibility.
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1 Nov
Heading into @COP26, President Biden announced the Build Back Better Framework – the largest effort to combat climate change in American history alongside his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Here's how these bills deliver on our climate goals, lower costs, and create jobs:
First, what are our climate goals?

President Biden is committed to reaching a 100% carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and achieving a net-zero economy by no later than 2050 – all while creating good paying, union jobs at home.
The Build Back Better Framework delivers clean energy rebates for consumers — lowering the costs of electric vehicles by $12,500 and cutting the cost of installing rooftop solar for a home by around 30 percent.
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22 Oct
New: Tens of millions of Americans are now eligible for booster shots. Those who received Pfizer or Moderna and are 65 and older, at high-risk for severe COVID, work in a high-risk job or live in a high-risk setting can get a booster, at least 6 months after their 2nd shot.
If you’re one of the 15 million people who got J&J, you’re eligible for a booster – you can get another dose of J&J, or either Pfizer or Moderna boosters at least two months after your shot.
The FDA and CDC have determined these booster shots are safe and effective, based on the latest data and evidence, after a thorough, independent and transparent review process.
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