Karine Jean-Pierre dodges reporters’ questions on Biden’s plans for 2024

Karine Jean-Pierre dodges reporters’ questions on Biden’s plans for 2024

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks to the press. #foxnews

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Part of the DNA of every Federal agency His order will mean cleaner air and Water Reduce risk of asthma and cancer and Better access to safe and affordable Housing and clean transportation for Communities across the country the President's bold climate and Environmental justice agenda could not Stand in Starker contrast to the Dangerous proposals Maga House Republicans are putting forward as you Can see from the slide behind me Here you go while President Biden is Fighting to clean up toxic pollution and Lower costs through clean energy tax Credit Speaker McCarthy unveiled a ransom note Holding our economy hostage it's a 320 Page plan to kill jobs fill our cities With Smog and give asthma to our Children The Proposal would repeal the inflation Reduction acts green energy tax credits Sending thousands of jobs back to China It would make it easier for oil Companies to use toxic chemicals that Cause severe burns damage people's eyes And quite literally melt bones It would severely weaken the Clean Air Act sending us back to the times when Cities across the country filled with Heavy smog that dirties our air and Poisons the lungs of our children

It's no surprise that over a dozen Health and medical organizations Including the American Lung Association And the children's Environmental Health Network opposed these dangerous Proposals speaker McCarthy extreme Mega Proposals would be a climate and health Disaster that President abide won't Allow on his watch Speaking of uh speaking of earlier this Week speaking McCarthy redoubled his Threat to default and hold the American Commie hostage unless he can slash Programs of the American people Including our nation's veterans rely on Every single day while the president's Budget honors our country's sacred Obligation for care for America's Veterans their families caregivers and Survivors speaker McCarthy's proposal Would cut these critical programs by 22 Percent and threaten critical services For veterans today the Department of Veterans Affair has put out analysis of The impact speaker McCarthy's 22 percent Cuts would have on those who have Bravely served our nation the extreme Mega Cuts he has put forward would Mean 30 million fewer veteran outpatient Visits meaning veterans who need cancer Screenings or mental health services Would be unable to get an appointment Eliminate 50 000 veterans housing Vouchers putting veterans at greater

Risk of homelessness Take away vital food assistance from Older veterans the va's ability to care For the final resting place of veterans Who lost their life serving this country The Congressional Republican plan is to Threaten veterans Health Food housing And even grave sites for brinksmanship Over the debt ceiling Speaker McCarthy and House Republicans Should take those threats off the table Just as they did three times in the last Administration now changing gears just a Bit as we move on I also want to take a Moment to wish the millions of Muslim Americans across the country a blessed And happy Eid Mubarak this is a special Day when many gather with family and Friends cherish those special bonds Celebrate a month of Charity and Spiritual reflection and rejoice over The morning cup of coffee they longed For the last 30 days Here in the bite Administration for the First time ever we've got over 100 Muslim American appointees joining in The celebration these are public Servants who are tackling the climate Crisis building on the economy from the Bottom up in the middle out protecting Health Combating hate in all its forms Restoring our alliances and so much more It's a testament to the commitment that

The president ran on to unite the nation An Administration that reflects the Diversity of this nation the beauty of This nation is a core part of that and It helps ensure that our government Truly truly serves all Americans the President of first lady looked forward To continuing the tradition of hosting The Eid celebration here at the White House on May 1st now and now for the Week ahead a couple of things on Sunday The president and the first lady will Return to the White House from Camp David on Monday the president of first Lady and the U.S Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will honor the Council of Chief State School officers 2023 Teachers of the year at the White House Teachers from each state and territory Will be honored for their excellence in Teaching and commitment to students Learning later the president will Welcome Tennessee state representative Just just Justin Jones Justin Pearson And Gloria Johnson to the White House They will continue their discussion on Their efforts to ban assault weapons and Stand for the four democratic values on Tuesday the president will deliver Remarks at the North American Building Trade unions legislative Conference held At the Washington Hilton the president Will discuss how this investing and how How his investing in America agenda is

Bringing manufacturing jobs back or Manufacturing more broadly back Rebuilding the middle class creating Good paying jobs and union jobs On Wednesday the president and the first Lady will host president president Yoon Pardon Me and Mrs Kim for a state visit To the United States which would include A state dinner as part of the visit the President and the first lady will Participate in a visit with President Moon and Mrs Kim to the Korean War Memorial on Tuesday evening on Wednesday Morning the president and the first lady The the vice president and the second Gentleman will greet president oon and Mrs Kim for the official arrival Ceremony on Wednesday morning then the President will hold a bilateral meeting With president oon in the afternoon the President will host a joint press Conference with president oon in the Evening the president and the first lady Will greet president oon and Mrs Kim on A right on arrival for the state dinner After the president and the first lady Will participate in a photo opportunity With president oon and Princess Kim at The grand staircase on the occasion of The state dinner then the president and The first lady will host president oon And Mrs Kim for a state dinner As you may have seen this morning Korean-american chef Edward Lee will be

The guest Chef for the state dinner he Was selected by the first lady because Of his experience with the intersection Of American Cuisine with Korean Influence for entertainment guests will Enjoy musical selection by Broadway Stars Norm Lewis And Jessica bosk on Friday the president Will present the commander-in-chief's Trophy to the Air Force Falcons during a Ceremony at the White House on Saturday The president the first lady the vice President and the second gentleman will Attend the White House correspondence Association dinner at the Washington Hilton where the president will also Deliver remarks now finally Uh I I just want to say one last thing And I know there's a lot of interest in This obviously I totally understand this A lot of questions about all all of this The the Press reports that we have seen The last 24 hours when it comes to the President's plans for 2024 I just want to say and I know all of you In this room know this I I understand That you all know this but there might Be some folks who are watching at home Who may not know and so just want to lay This out for all of them as a government Employee federal law prohibits me from Discussing campaign related topics from This Podium so I will be following that Law and not discussing anything

Regarding the 2024 race the president Has been very clear I know you all have Reported this many times and he has said This in many uh multiple interviews over The past several months with multiple Outlets and on his attentions uh to to Uh to what his intentions are and when It comes to 2024 but beyond that I will Not be able to comment on anything again Related to the 2024 elections and with That and thank you so much for your Patience with me today with our Toppers With that Darlene please take us away Thank you I wanted to follow up a Housekeeping question on your topper the Tennessee lawmakers when they come on Monday Do you expect that to be an open event With the president and those lawmakers Or what can you take what can you tell Us about What that visit will look like so first We'll have more to share but I do want To say that the president looks very Much looks forward to meeting with the Three legislators who as you know he Spoke with had a very uh important Critical we thought conversation with Them about how to move forward with gun Reform about them doing their Democratic Duty and and Peacefully protesting for assault Weapons ban and what we saw and what we Saw happen to the three of them as you

Heard the president say as you have Heard me say it was undemocratic when They were expelled and essentially Ousted out of their out of their seats And it was also an attack on our Democracy and so what you'll see is the President sitting down with uh with These three legislators having a Conversation on how to move forward on How to move forward with common sense Gun reform how to move forward on Protecting our communities our kids our Churches and he will hear them out and He looks forward to having that Conversation and we'll have more on what That will look like and if there will be Any availability for all of you to uh to Uh to kind of experience or see that That meeting I just don't have anything At this time Sudan I wanted to follow up on something That John Courtney said when he was here Yesterday and also this morning in his Virtual battle which is that Americans Should have no expectation of a U.S Government coordinated evacuation at This time and we expect that's going to Remain Now obviously the US government has Warned Americans about the security Situation in Sudan but can you explain Why this is the government's position Like shouldn't Americans abroad expect Some help from their government getting

Out of a trouble spot totally hear your Question and just to be clear like uh Americans in Sudan have been warned Since this past since this since last Year and it's been a level four the State department as you know they tend To uh give the warnings to Americans Abroad on what's happening on the Situation and so it is not our standard Procedure to evacuate evacuate American Citizens living abroad Afghanistan was a unique situation for Many reasons including already hosting a Significant military presence and ending A 20-year conflict the Afghanistan Evacuation was not was not the norm as You all know and many of you have Reported that so for example in Libya Yemen and Syria we do not provide Large-scale evacuations for American Citizens and lprs even as those Government collapsed instead we urged Americans to use commercial options to Leave the country while those options Were still readily available we also Offered financial assistance to those Who needed help departing the country in Accordance with our standard counselor Services for American citizens in these Sorts of extraordinary situations but Again it is not our standard procedure And the state department does its best To provide information to citizens who Are abroad and and giving them the

Warning when necessary and this is Something that when it comes to Sudan This is a warning a level four warning That we provided to them many months ago Basically Um telling Americans who were there to Leave if they could and also not to Travel Americans not to travel to Sudan So we've been very clear on that again It's not our standard procedure thank You Um you mentioned speaker McCarthy's Proposals and I know that you discussed This yesterday but I just want to make Sure that I'm clear on your position the President is not going to sit down with The speaker until he agrees to a clean Plan to raise the debt limit so we have Been very clear that The speaker uh without uh without delay Should put forth a clean bill on the on The floor uh to uh to avoid default we Have been very clear about that and that Stance uh that stance continues uh we Are we are always happy to have a Conversation about the budget uh we've Been very clear about that about the Spending uh that they propose we already Have a sense of what they value with Their 22 percent uh spending cuts as I Mentioned uh veterans when it comes to Veterans education wheels wheels on Meals on Wheels and a host of extensive Other uh programs that will really hurt

Americans Americans really rely on these Programs to make their ends meet and so We've we're going to continue to analyze That and we'll have more to share but Clearly as as I laid out at the top we Are clearly doing a deep dive on these Different programs but we need to see Them put this uh uh raise raise the debt Ceiling avoid avoid a default and not Put our economy or take our the American Economy hostage and we've been very Clear about that I'm trying to get a sense of what you Need to see to have this conversation Between the president and the speaker Because you've said you're happy to talk About the budget the president or the Speaker has now put out what appears to Be the closest thing he's going to get To putting out a budget so what are you Waiting for So what we're waiting for is for them to Avoid default what we're waiting for the For House Republicans is to put that on The floor so that they could we can Avoid default that's what we want until They put out that we've been very clear About that we do not want to negotiate On this we want to make sure that they Do what they did the last three times And avoid default they need to put that Bill put a clean bill on the floor so That we do not continue they do not Continue to hold the American economy

Hostage and that's what they're doing Which has will have dangerous Consequences uh for not just our economy For the American people so that's what We want them to do and no talking until Then look they need to do that and then We can go ahead and have a conversation About the budget and just one quick one Since you did the week ahead does the President have any plans to Mark the Fourth anniversary of his announcement Of his 2020 campaign Is very good I had to try Um I don't have anything else beyond the Week ahead that I just laid out but I Really appreciate the effort that was Very good yes But what you know Don't have anything to say about 2024 Either way that's not going to come from Here from this Podium as I have stated And so I'm just gonna leave it there and Has the president now ordered the Evacuation of American diplomatic Personnel from Sudan what's the status Of that so I know that uh the Admiral Took some questions on this earlier and So when it comes to the the diplomats And the embassy we have as you all know And you've heard me say this we have no Higher priority than the safety of our U.S government personnel and their Families overseas and we have made very Clear to both sides that any attacks

Threats or dangers uh opposed to our Diplomats are totally unacceptable as You heard from the Department of Defense U.S Africa command is monitoring the Situation and conducting prudent Planning for various contingencies as Part of this planning the US is Deploying additional capabilities to the Region for contingency purposes related To securing and potentially physically Facilating departure of U.S embassy Personnel from Sudan if circumstances Require it so any other questions we Would refer you to the state department But I just laid out what the Department Of Defense and U.S Africa command is is Monitoring and and putting into place Just in case okay I have a question About the actual Hatch Act in the past Uh presidents when they're preparing to Run for re-election I've tried to Separate their job as president from the Job as candidate for example they'll Commit to only holding political Meetings in the residence only phoning Donors from the residence and in fact I Think there's a special phone line on Air Force month when President Obama was In office to talk to donors as President Biden going to take similar steps I Don't have anything to share on on Anything that's related to 2024 okay and Um I can't David this weekend what's What is the president planning to do

Always up there do you have a list of Steps I do not have a list of Staff That's attending um well I think usually When he leaves we put out a little pool Note on who's traveling so you'll have That you all will have that so that is a Common practice but I don't have Anything specific to lay out when he's At cam David you know that's kind of Private time with his family just don't Have anything more family time he's not Expected I'm a family with the first Lady or with whomever else is is with Him I just don't have any specifics with Him fruit to share okay Nancy thanks Green can you give us some details on What the White House is doing to try to Win over this group of moderate Senate Democrats Senate Senator tester Senator Cinema Senator Kelly senator manchin who are Still on the fence about a labor Secretary nominee Julie Sue so look uh We have a complete confidence in Julie Julie Sue's nomination and for her to be Confirmed that is something that we are Confident about it I think I've said This many times before at least a couple Times at this Podium this past week that When she was deputy secretary going for Deputy secretary for her confirmation She got all all Democratic senators to Uh to vote for her and to make for a Confirmation and so we expect that the

Office of ledge Affairs and other folks Here are in constant communication on All of our nominees on this partic on Their confirmation process and procedure Again we're very confident and we're Going to continue to have those Conversations with those Democratic Senators I just don't have anything Further to share on that is the President himself get Burnt to Loop but this is indeed a priority for This President and will continue to be a Priority Julie Sue's confirmation again We have confidence that we will get her Through and we'll continue to have those Conversations with them those Democratic Senators and others not just Democratic Senators but also Republican Senators as Well we've had a few high-profile Nominees who had to withdraw their Nominations lately there was the FAA Administrator there was the FCC Commissioner those nominations held out There for months and months and then had To you know basically the White House Had to go back to square one is the White House doing enough to run these Nominations by moderate seven Democrats Ahead of time to make sure that they're On board we have we're having regular Conversations with Democratic senators And Republicans as well uh to to shore Up support for our nominees that is

Something that is important we Understand how this process work if Anything this is a president that Understands how the process works in the Senate when it comes to confirmation When it comes to putting forth nominees When it comes to what you need to do to Get support sure of that support for for That that particular nominee so that is Not unusual you you're speaking uh You're speaking about an Administration Administration or you're looking at an Administration that is uh well very well Versed and experienced in that process So we'll continue to have those Conversations we've also had a lot of Nominees that have made it through uh And so look we're going to be we're Going to be optimistic about this we're Going to continue to have uh continue to Do that Outreach to Senators on the hill We think Julie Sue is is uh is the right Person for this job as you know she's She uh worked alongside the former labor Secretary and they were part of creating Record jobs right that we've seen in the First two years of this Administration Two more than 2.5 million jobs and so we Are going to do the work to get her Through Thanks Karine uh New York city mayor Eric Adams said he was visiting the White House today to meet with White House officials he's been vocal and

Wanting more support from the Administration on migrants who've been Transported to New York City do you know If that came up in his meetings or any More details about what he was here for Today so I don't have uh details on what Came up in the meetings I could tell you That he met with our chief of staff Jeff Science he also met with Julie Rodriguez Today and he is going to be having a Meeting if it hasn't occurred yet with Secretary yellin this afternoon and as You know it coincides with the meeting Of Mayors here at the White House at Followed by a meeting with FEMA Administrator so he is going to be FEMA Administrator Chief of Staff Julie Rodriguez secretary yellin so he has a Host of meetings with certain members of The President's White House and Administration just don't have anything Further to read out and I'm sure there Are a range of issues will come up and And he is a partner on many issues that Are important to this President I have Another one that's a bit off the beaten Path on the uh the Washington Commander Sale You do have a role here so let me lay it Out oh my goodness the team has long one It's a new stadium at the RFK site which Was on federally owned land but there's Been an obstacle to for that to happen Because of the Scandal plague ownership

Of Daniel Snyder so now that that is Coming to a close is the White House Supportive of transferring that land to The city to open the door for a new State so I honestly I would have to take That back to uh to the team I was not Tracking tracking of the use of federal Land Um so I would have to try to get back With the team and get an answer to you All right thanks good Tim yeah um say What this environmental Justine Ohio Oh that's a very good question Um look I think what's important to note Uh about uh this uh environmental Justice EO is the president's continued Support uh in his climate agenda uh his Ambitious climate agenda he has the the Most ambitious climate agenda than any Other president uh in history and I one Way that you can look at this uh today Is that uh he's con continuing to Deliver on that ambitious agenda and He's not done yet right this is a Continuing continuation of what he's Promised the American people again when The president walked into the Administration climate climate change Was one of the crises that he felt that He needed to deal with so he'll be Standing together as I mentioned with Environmental justice leaders climate Advocates and Community leaders and he's

Going to sign a new executive order Making environmental justice the mission Of every Federal agency when you think About that being the DNA of of of the Administration I think that's an Important uh important piece here and so So again this is just delivering again On his uh on how he sees moving forward With dealing with climate change his Promise that he made in 2020 and as he Continues to deliver throughout his uh His tenure here and so that is that is Going to be our Focus what he's going to Continue to do more work uh to make sure That we deal with an issue that's Incredibly important Additionally we're I think everyone is Watching the Supreme Court to see what They do on Mr Kristen Um is the President also watching and is There a scenario under which he would he Would make public remarks about the Decision and and under What scenario Would he so look we are all watching as All of you this is an unprecedented time When it comes to Memphis Stone uh a as I've mentioned before it is a a drug That's been around for more than 20 Years that's been used in in six more Than 60 countries it is a it is a it is Has been approved by the FDA which is an Evidence evidence-based approval and we Should not forget that alongside of a Wide range of other uh of other

Prescription drugs that FDA get has the Right to approve again an independent Agency all I can tell you at this time Is we're all waiting we're all watching Is that we we are prepared we are Prepared for whatever announcement comes Out out of the Supreme Court and and if If need be we are prepared also for a Long legal battle that is our commitment And our promise to the millions of women Across the country the president has Been very clear this Administration has Been very clear we are going to continue To fight for women's women's Reproductive Rights I just don't have anything to share We're waiting to see uh What uh what What the announcement's going to be what The outcome of the Supreme Court Decision will be and so I don't want to Get ahead of that I just don't have Anything to share for this weekend and Okay I think you're kidding I'd like to Ask you about a report from earlier this Week about Canada informing NATO Officials that uh it will never meet It's the alliance two percent uh defense Uh Target uh as a president is the President worried for the security in The Arctic in the reality where Canada Obviously cannot uh Fill up its obligation so let me first Say uh that uh United States and Canada Have a close uh defense partnership you

Saw you saw the two uh the two leaders Together just recently in Canada so We're committed Partners in NORAD the Only by by National military command in The world and we're closely and we're Closely working together to meet the Threats and challenges that we face and So during that meeting in Canada between The two leaders in Ottawa just last Month both leaders committed to invest In the modernization of NORAD including Enhanced domain awareness in the Arctic To protect our citizens in Sovereign Territory The Joint statement that was Released with Canada during the visit Contained a number of specific Investments Canada is making in its Defense infrastructure so certainly I Would point you to that joint statement The two leaders also underscored the Importance of investment in modern ready And capable forces under the 2014 Wales Summit Defense investment pledge in the Face of global threats so again they Have a close defense partnership and They are both committed The prison locked home though cutting of A strong Canadian involvement in Haiti To bring some sort of stability to take A more active role to bring some sort of Stability so look as you know that Conversation came up during uh during The meeting as well this is a this is Something that the president addressed

As well in Ottawa when he when they did Their at their conference we've made it Clear that we believe the security and Humanitarian situation in Haiti is Worsening in the situation on the ground Will not improve without armed security Assistance from International partners And any decisions about that about any Type of military force would be done in Consultation with the UN with the Haitian government and those discussions Are still going on I just don't have Anything else to add as you know the United States has been a strong a strong Supporter of making sure and providing Assistance to to the Haitian people and So we'll continue continue to do that Um when it comes to Tennessee lawmakers And the possibility I'm hearing this Strong possibility of a special session In May that could deal with Firearms Etc What would be the president's hope if They go back into special session to Discuss this very passionate issue not Just in Tennessee but around the around The nation do you think Tennessee now Would possibly lead if they do change so We've seen yesterday I laid out a few States Washington State and uh Michigan I believe if I'm if I'm remembering the States correctly who are leading who are Leading and making sure that we're Moving forward with protecting our Communities protecting our schools and

Uh making sure that we're dealing with This epidemic of gun violence that we're Seeing across the country and they're Taking leadership and so that is Something that we certainly welcome that Is something that we want to see from State houses from state governments uh To to make sure that we're doing Everything that we can to protect our Kids to protect our communities and so Of course the president would welcome Any efforts to come for state Legislators to come together with common Sense gun laws to come together to ban Assault weapons what we have been Calling for so that is something Certainly that we're for what we've been Calling for is for congress the Legislative branch of the federal Government to take action as well for Republicans to come together with Democrats to take action and so the President is going to continue to use The bulby Pulpit to do just that because We also need to see action from the Other side of Pennsylvania Avenue so That's what we've been calling for in a Very uh at a very consistent way over This past year You're waiting for congress Tennessee The state that has some of the weakest Gun laws in the nation for gun Manufacturers in the state and it's very Passionate do you believe that if

Tennessee does change anything when it Comes to guns after Covenant School Deadly shooting do you believe though For the states that are holding up it Could make a difference States yeah I Think so yeah I think any state Leadership on this issue on gun violence On dealing with this epidemic on moving Forward and protecting communities I Think is important yesterday I laid out I talked about a few States who were Doing just that and we lifted them up Because it was important for the American people and for I know you all Cover this for us for for us to say it From the podium and to list out the Other states that are actually taking Action and so yes of course if Tennessee Were to take action and move forward and Again dealing with a gun reform in a Real way that's going to protect and Save lives of course we would commend That Okay nice quick Um the president will be the second Sitting president of Hiroshima when he Goes to Japan oh I know when when Obama Went there was a lot of pressure from Some Quarters on him to apologize for The uh you know for dropping the atomic Bomb is that something the president's Going to talk about when he's there I'm Just not going to get ahead of what We're going to be doing uh next month

We'll have more to share when we get Closer to uh to the dates but I just Don't have anything to share at this Time Uh it's not a 2024 on a hatchback type Of question let's put it that way that's What you think I love how you setting it up Donald Trump is the front runner uh at The moment clear front-runner Republican Party he is he is he wants to be President and he's the front runner of This party Uh this is somebody the President Biden Is described as you know a danger Literally a dangerous country and this Movement an existential threat to Democracy Etc so candidate or not is President current President Biden is he Is is he following the words and actions Of Donald Trump on a fairly regular Basis considering he's a danger in his View so look Um appreciate the question Sebastian uh As you just laid out yourself uh he is a Candidate for 2024 and you're Specifically talking about a result or Or what could potentially happening in That happen in that race and I'm just Not going to speak to it what I can Speak to is how the president is Focusing on the American people and Delivering for their American people Here's what we know to be a threat what

We know to be a threat is the Maga wing Of the Republican party and speaker McCarthy who are put forward a uh you Know a plan a blueprint that's holding The American economy hostage that's a Threat that's a threat to the our Economy that's a threat to Americans Across the country we think about the 22 Percent spending cut that they put Forward that's a threat to Veterans That's a threat to our education And that's a threat to the American People who need these different programs To make ends meet and so that's what We're going to focus on right now that's What feel free to ask me a million Questions about that and I'll do my best To answer them and so on the president Uh when he makes his decision he'll make This decision it will not come from here I will not be talking about 2024. I made That very clear as a government official It's not something that I can do from Here but I'm happy to talk about how We're delivering here at the White House For the American people Oh boy Uh okay all right Michael why have you Been willing to talk about President Trump before and have you were you in Violation of the hatchback because we're Talking about what the president has Done in the administration no I know I'm Just I'm answering your question because

I'm saying the president Trump we were Talking about what he did in the last Administration we're talking about Policies that were harmful in the past Administration no no he asked me does The president still believe that uh that Uh Donald Trump is a threat if he wins Right because he's going to be he's a Candidate that's something different I I was asking is the president is President Biden does he follow the words And actions of this person yes from as a Candidate right as a candidate so yes I'm not I'm not no I'm saying I'm not Talking about 2024. I'm not talking About 20. what I have talked about what I've talked about Donald Trump has been A candidate for re-election or for a Lecture however you want to call it I I Understand that and you talk but you Talked about him a lot yes but he's done A lot and he and as as I've talked about His policies when he was president That's what I have talked about that's What I've talked about we've talked About immigration his immigration Policies right we talked about how he Separated uh babies from their parents We've talked about that and how uh how Those policies were incredibly dangerous When he was president that's what I have Talked about I've not talked about him As a candidate and I'm not going to do That from here I'm just not I'm not

Going to talk about the polling I'm not Going to talk about what 2024 is going To look like I'm not going to talk about That from here okay Um Morning from Limburg that um the G7 Countries including the US are Considering a near total ban on exports To Russia I was wondering if you could Talk a little bit about that idea Whether it's one that Administration is racing pushing Yeah so we're we're gonna we're Committed to holding Russia accountable That's something that we're committed to Doing here and in coordination with our G7 Partners have put in place the Largest set of sanctions and Export Control actions ever imposed on a major Economy these actions have had a Significant impact undercutting Russia's Ability to find and fight its unjust War Uh don't have any new measures to Announce today at this time but you can See from many of our G7 statements that We are committed to continuing to hold Russia accountable and supporting Ukraine as long as it takes and that's Going to continue to be our commitment Um yesterday Secretary of my work has Said that the administration uh next Week will announce the new border Security policy and anticipation about The surge in migrants into May so I'm

Wondering what you can tell us about That what we can expect and specifically Uh does the administration plan to Resume the Detention of parents and Children who crossed the border as a Together as a family so the state Department and the Department of Homeland Security will have more to Share on this soon so don't have timing On that or detail to to provide at this Time as you know earlier this year back In January the Department of Homeland Security did put forth what their Continuing implementation plan was going To be and they announced it again Earlier this year and the way that we See it as the plan is working we see the Data of making sure unlawful immigration Goes down and again we've seen that in The numbers but as far as uh any uh any Plans future plans that should be Outside and in terms of the Detention of Families is that something that is on The table as I said again they'll have More to share later on I just don't have Anything to announce at this time good Karen you had talked earlier this week About the president's call to Ralph You're always family as the president Reached out to any of the other families Or victims of some of these shootings That have happened recently for Seemingly innocent mistakes that they Have made

Yes so the president as you mentioned uh Called RAF yarl and spoke to him Directly spoke to his uh to his mother And they had a uh a good conversation Talked and talked about uh how uh his Success in school and talked about uh The president re Um recommitted to him uh how his focus Is going to be on a really truly Continuing to deal with gun violence Don't have any other calls to read out At this time the president as you know Has talked to multiple families sadly in The last two years who have been who Have been victims to these gun gun uh Gun violence tragedies and so that That's something that is easy to do and Certainly has visited communities over The past two years that have been struck By these by this type of violence I just Don't have any other conversations to Lay out I just kind of put this string Of these samples this week of you know Pulling into the wrong driveway of Basketball rolling into the wrong yard What's the president make of this so These reactions by people that they have Gone and shot people for something that Is innocent just a wrong mistake what Does he make of that that was what People did look the president thinks That it's time that we uh that uh that Congress republicans in Congress take Action on these types of gun violence

That we're seeing in our communities in Our school that doesn't change it that Doesn't change the president continuing To use his bully pulpit to call to call That Congress or or really call Congress To take action and that's what we need To see we need to see Common Sense gun Laws and we need Congress to legislate The president has taken More than two dozen uh executive action On this issue on this gun violence to Deal with gun violence epidemic and now We need to see Congress take action we Need Republicans to step in we need Republicans to show some courage and Congress and we're just not seeing that At this time and it is important to do That to save lives across the country And I'll leave it at that I'll see you Guys on Monday thanks everybody Foreign

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