National Family Week, 2021, 66917-66918 [2021-25800]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Presidential Documents 66917 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10313 of November 19, 2021 National Family Week, 2021 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation My father lived by a motto: that family was the beginning, the middle, and the end. During National Family Week, we celebrate American families, recognize the importance of spending time with relatives, and reaffirm our commitment to investing in our Nation’s families. From the beginning of my campaign for President, I said that my goal was to build our economy from the bottom up and the middle out and give America’s hard-working families some much needed breathing room. This work is especially important, given the fact that the COVID–19 pandemic has presented so many challenges for families. Many families struggled with lost jobs or food insecurity. Before schools reopened, parents and caregivers had to take on additional responsibilities such as helping their children with online learning, many while working from home. So many of us went months without hugging a parent, grandparent, or grandchild. Far too many families said goodbye to a loved one—leaving an empty chair at the table and a hole in their hearts. When I took office, I took immediate action to assist families through my Administration’s American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan has provided cash assistance to millions of working families, supported schools in safely providing in-person instruction, and delivered an expanded Child Tax Credit, which is lifting millions of children and families out of poverty. It also allowed us to implement our COVID–19 vaccination program—one of the fastest vaccination programs ever, one that is now open to all Americans ages five and up, and one that is protecting millions of families. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 Now even greater progress for America’s families is in sight. My Administration’s Build Back Better Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will further strengthen and support our Nation’s families. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will allow us to replace lead pipes and service lines that are poisoning our children and families while the other investments in the bill will strengthen communities and create millions of good jobs. My Administration’s Build Back Better Act will provide free and universal preschool, the largest investment in child care in our Nation’s history, an expansion of the Affordable Care Act, and a tax cut for millions of families with children. In addition, I will continue to push for establishing a paid family and medical leave program so that no American must make the difficult choice between work and caring for themselves or a family member. During National Family Week, we reaffirm that our Nation is stronger because of the love, compassion, and care that our families share. In this season of thanksgiving, let us continue to lift up our hard-working families and unite in support of our future generations. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 21 through November 27, 2021, as National Family Week. I invite States, communities, and individuals to join together in observing this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities to honor our Nation’s families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24NOD1.SGM 24NOD1 66918 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2021–25800 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24NOD1.SGM 24NOD1 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 24, 2021)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25800]




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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / 
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                Proclamation 10313 of November 19, 2021

                
National Family Week, 2021

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                My father lived by a motto: that family was the 
                beginning, the middle, and the end. During National 
                Family Week, we celebrate American families, recognize 
                the importance of spending time with relatives, and 
                reaffirm our commitment to investing in our Nation's 
                families.

                From the beginning of my campaign for President, I said 
                that my goal was to build our economy from the bottom 
                up and the middle out and give America's hard-working 
                families some much needed breathing room. This work is 
                especially important, given the fact that the COVID-19 
                pandemic has presented so many challenges for families. 
                Many families struggled with lost jobs or food 
                insecurity. Before schools reopened, parents and 
                caregivers had to take on additional responsibilities 
                such as helping their children with online learning, 
                many while working from home. So many of us went months 
                without hugging a parent, grandparent, or grandchild. 
                Far too many families said goodbye to a loved one--
                leaving an empty chair at the table and a hole in their 
                hearts.

                When I took office, I took immediate action to assist 
                families through my Administration's American Rescue 
                Plan. The American Rescue Plan has provided cash 
                assistance to millions of working families, supported 
                schools in safely providing in-person instruction, and 
                delivered an expanded Child Tax Credit, which is 
                lifting millions of children and families out of 
                poverty. It also allowed us to implement our COVID-19 
                vaccination program--one of the fastest vaccination 
                programs ever, one that is now open to all Americans 
                ages five and up, and one that is protecting millions 
                of families.

                Now even greater progress for America's families is in 
                sight. My Administration's Build Back Better Act and 
                Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will 
                further strengthen and support our Nation's families. 
                The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 
                will allow us to replace lead pipes and service lines 
                that are poisoning our children and families while the 
                other investments in the bill will strengthen 
                communities and create millions of good jobs. My 
                Administration's Build Back Better Act will provide 
                free and universal preschool, the largest investment in 
                child care in our Nation's history, an expansion of the 
                Affordable Care Act, and a tax cut for millions of 
                families with children. In addition, I will continue to 
                push for establishing a paid family and medical leave 
                program so that no American must make the difficult 
                choice between work and caring for themselves or a 
                family member.

                During National Family Week, we reaffirm that our 
                Nation is stronger because of the love, compassion, and 
                care that our families share. In this season of 
                thanksgiving, let us continue to lift up our hard-
                working families and unite in support of our future 
                generations.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, by virtue of the 
                authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
                of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 21 
                through November 27, 2021, as National Family Week. I 
                invite States, communities, and individuals to join 
                together in observing this week with appropriate 
                ceremonies and activities to honor our Nation's 
                families.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                nineteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                sixth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2021-25800
Filed 11-23-21; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P