White House Daily Briefing: February 8th

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2021)—today the White House Press Secretary held her daily news briefing.

 

Highlights:

  • “He will not spend too much time watching the proceedings,”
    the Press Sec said: President Biden will watch the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, citing the current prez’s schedule that keeps him “pretty busy”
  • Universal income–$3000 checks for families with children.
  • The White House Press would not provide the threat against the USA  data to the reporter.
  • NFL attendees failed to wear mask at the Super Bowl 55.
  • The White House Press Secretary announced that the president will soon invite the Buccaneers and the Lakers to the White House once it is COVID safe.
  • Thousands of jobs lost to the Keystone. Joe Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 20, 2021, to stop construction  on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.   White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki supposedly telling laid-off pipeline workers matter-of-factly, “You can find another job.” The Green Deal has not produced climate change jobs as promised–the deal has not become law.
  • Would Pres. Biden want VP Harris to overrule the [Senate] parliamentarian to include [a minimum wage hike]? PSAKI: …The parliamentarian [typically makes] a decision…in terms of what can be included in a package that goes through reconciliation is the proper process…
  • The Press Secretary responded to a question regarding Biden raising the minimum wage. But this is what Senator Bernie Sanders had to say:  “Let’s be clear. We are never going to get 10 Republicans to increase the minimum wage through ‘regular order.’ The only way to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour now is to pass it with 51 votes through budget reconciliation.”
  • The White House Press Secretary said: reconciliation remains a path for the $15 wage raise in Biden’s relief bill. “We’ll see what the parliamentarian decides and then we’ll see what additional options are.”
  • “Raising the minimum wage to $15-an-hour could result in 1.4 million jobs being lost by 2025, although it would also lift 900,000 people out of poverty, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.”
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