National Family Week, 2022, 71503-71504 [2022-25737]

Download as PDF 71503 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 225 Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Title 3— Proclamation 10498 of November 18, 2022 The President National Family Week, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Family Week, we celebrate the power of family, whose love and dreams for the future have made this Nation strong for generations. For me and the First Lady, family is everything. That is why, from day one, my Administration’s top priority has been to build an economy that works for working families. Our American Rescue Plan provided families with thousands of dollars each in stimulus checks and tax credits, slashing child poverty by nearly half and cutting food insecurity by a quarter. It helped to reopen schools, easing the burden on overstretched parents, and it gave every American access to free COVID–19 vaccines so families separated by the pandemic could finally be together. Last summer, I signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to rebuild roads, bridges, ports, and public transit—reviving communities and creating good-paying jobs to raise a family on. This law is replacing lead pipes in homes and schools so every child in America has clean drinking water. It is expanding broadband internet so no child has to sit in a fast-food parking lot to get Wi-Fi for their homework. It is building resilient infrastructure in flood- and fire-prone areas, protecting family homes from the threat of climate change. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC0 I also signed the historic Inflation Reduction Act, capping annual prescription drug costs for seniors on Medicare at $2,000. We are lowering the cost of hearing aids and making them available over the counter, saving millions of Americans with hearing loss up to $3,000 per pair. We are working to ban ‘‘junk fees’’—those unfair, hidden charges that companies stick you with, like surprise overdraft charges or extreme credit-card late fees that take real money from the pockets of American families. We have also taken historic action to ease the burden of crippling student debt as working families continue to recover from the strains associated with the COVID– 19 pandemic. This summer, we passed the first major gun safety bill in nearly 30 years, taking on the epidemic of gun violence that has ripped too many families apart. And we are working across the Government to finally get military and veteran families the benefits and support they deserve. The past few years have been tough, but there are so many bright spots to give us hope and optimism. Economic growth and real incomes are up. Inflation and gas prices are down. We have created a record number of jobs with historically low unemployment. We have seen a record number of new businesses, and manufacturing is booming. American families’ net worth is greater now than before the pandemic. Fewer families are behind on mortgages or credit card bills and more have health insurance. We have much more to do—providing affordable childcare, paid family leave, and home care for seniors, for instance—but American families are already seeing the benefits of an economy built from the bottom up and middle out. My dad had an expression: Family is the beginning, middle, and end. May the power of family continue to be a blessing and a great strength of our Nation. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:43 Nov 22, 2022 Jkt 259001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23NOD0.SGM 23NOD0 71504 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2022 / Presidential Documents and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 20 through November 26, 2022, 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. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh. [FR Doc. 2022–25737 Filed 11–22–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:43 Nov 22, 2022 Jkt 259001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23NOD0.SGM 23NOD0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC0 Billing code 3395–F3–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 23, 2022)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-25737]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10498 of November 18, 2022

                
National Family Week, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Family Week, we celebrate the power of 
                family, whose love and dreams for the future have made 
                this Nation strong for generations.

                For me and the First Lady, family is everything. That 
                is why, from day one, my Administration's top priority 
                has been to build an economy that works for working 
                families. Our American Rescue Plan provided families 
                with thousands of dollars each in stimulus checks and 
                tax credits, slashing child poverty by nearly half and 
                cutting food insecurity by a quarter. It helped to 
                reopen schools, easing the burden on overstretched 
                parents, and it gave every American access to free 
                COVID-19 vaccines so families separated by the pandemic 
                could finally be together. Last summer, I signed the 
                Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to rebuild roads, 
                bridges, ports, and public transit--reviving 
                communities and creating good-paying jobs to raise a 
                family on. This law is replacing lead pipes in homes 
                and schools so every child in America has clean 
                drinking water. It is expanding broadband internet so 
                no child has to sit in a fast-food parking lot to get 
                Wi-Fi for their homework. It is building resilient 
                infrastructure in flood- and fire-prone areas, 
                protecting family homes from the threat of climate 
                change.

                I also signed the historic Inflation Reduction Act, 
                capping annual prescription drug costs for seniors on 
                Medicare at $2,000. We are lowering the cost of hearing 
                aids and making them available over the counter, saving 
                millions of Americans with hearing loss up to $3,000 
                per pair. We are working to ban ``junk fees''--those 
                unfair, hidden charges that companies stick you with, 
                like surprise overdraft charges or extreme credit-card 
                late fees that take real money from the pockets of 
                American families. We have also taken historic action 
                to ease the burden of crippling student debt as working 
                families continue to recover from the strains 
                associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer, we 
                passed the first major gun safety bill in nearly 30 
                years, taking on the epidemic of gun violence that has 
                ripped too many families apart. And we are working 
                across the Government to finally get military and 
                veteran families the benefits and support they deserve.

                The past few years have been tough, but there are so 
                many bright spots to give us hope and optimism. 
                Economic growth and real incomes are up. Inflation and 
                gas prices are down. We have created a record number of 
                jobs with historically low unemployment. We have seen a 
                record number of new businesses, and manufacturing is 
                booming. American families' net worth is greater now 
                than before the pandemic. Fewer families are behind on 
                mortgages or credit card bills and more have health 
                insurance. We have much more to do--providing 
                affordable childcare, paid family leave, and home care 
                for seniors, for instance--but American families are 
                already seeing the benefits of an economy built from 
                the bottom up and middle out.

                My dad had an expression: Family is the beginning, 
                middle, and end. May the power of family continue to be 
                a blessing and a great strength of our Nation.

                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

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                and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim 
                November 20 through November 26, 2022, 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.

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

[FR Doc. 2022-25737
Filed 11-22-22; 8:45 am]
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