U.S. President Biden’s Remarks in Cabinet Meeting

first_imgU.S. President Biden’s Remarks in Cabinet Meeting The White HouseEast Room1:29 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Well, again, thank you all for coming together to form this historic Cabinet. This is the first in American history that the Cabinet looks like America. That’s what we promised we were going to do, and we’ve done it.I’m grateful that the Senate acted in a bipartisan way, at a modern record speed, to get the Cabinet confirmed. It’s hard to believe, but we are among the quickest formed of all the Cabinet members being — being put in place.We have a lot to discuss, but while the press is here, I want to make one announcement:Yesterday, in Pittsburgh, I laid out my vision for rebuilding America with the American Jobs program. And while most of the Cabinet will have a role in helping shape and press the Jobs Plan, today I’m announcing that I’m asking five Cabinet members to take special responsibility to explain the plan to the American public.Working with my team here in the White House, these Cabinet members will represent me in dealing with Congress, engage the public in selling the plan, and help work out the details as we refine it and move forward.These five members will be Pete Buttigieg, Jennifer Granholm, Marcia Fudge, Marty Walsh, and Gina Raimondo. And I think — I want to thank them in advance for the role they’re going to play with this added assignment I’m asking them to take on. And we’ll be discussing that today and among other things.And one of those other things — our administration — is a commitment to Buy American, the plan we’re putting forward to make sure that when the government is spending taxpayers’ money, that they’re spending it on American-made goods of American corporations and American employees.Today I’m directing every member of the Cabinet — I mean this sincerely — every one — to take a hard look at their agency’s spending and make sure it follows my Buy American standard, which we set out in January. I’m going to ask you all to report back to me at the next Cabinet meeting.And now we’ve got a lot of business to do, to get done. And I thank the press for being here, but I’ll talk to you all later.Thank you.1:32 P.M. EDT /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, business, Cabinet, Congress, Employees, Government, house, jobs, money, President, press, Senate, spending, United States, White Houselast_img read more

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James Armstrong appointed MD of Scania (Great Britain)

first_imgJames Armstrong (pictured) has been appointed Managing Director (MD) of Scania Great Britain. He will take over the role on 1 July from Martin Hay, who is to leave the business at the end of June.James will return to Britain after serving in his current role is as MD of Scania Central Europe Region, where he oversees operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary from Prague. Previous roles saw him as MD for Scania in South East Asia and as Services Director for Scania (Great Britain).“I am pleased to be coming back to the UK to take up the role of MD,” he says. “The UK business is one of the largest Scania operations and is very successful, and I intend to continue to lead this operation to further success, working closely to support our customers, our colleagues and our Independent network.“I spent several years in the UK as Services Director, so I look forward to connecting with former colleagues and observing how the business has continued to transform.  Scania (Great Britain) has an important agenda ahead with a key focus on sustainability, investing in electrification and driving the shift towards offering more sustainable transport solutions.”last_img read more

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