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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

February 4, 2021 U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time to be able to call you “Mr. Secretary.” Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s an honor to be back at the ...
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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. President

Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, January 20. Minutes before, Kamala D. Harris took the oath of office to become the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian American to be elected vice president. “We’ll be a strong and trusted ...
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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The United States Capitol January 20, 2021 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for ...
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A Message from Ambassador Leslie M. Tsou

Yesterday the United States welcomed the peaceful transition of power from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden. As President Biden said in his inaugural address, “America has been tested, and we’ve come out stronger for it. We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again. Not to meet yesterday’s ...
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Information for Travelers Returning to the United States

Effective January 26, the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure​, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.  Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of ...
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