A Proclamation on National Family Week, 2021

My father lived by a motto:  that family members was the beginning, the middle, and

My father lived by a motto:  that family members was the beginning, the middle, and the conclusion.  In the course of National Family members Week, we rejoice American people, realize the importance of expending time with relatives, and reaffirm our commitment to investing in our Nation’s households.

From the commencing of my marketing campaign for President, I said that my aim was to construct our financial state from the bottom up and the middle out and give America’s hard-working family members some considerably essential respiration area.  This work is specially important, provided the simple fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented so numerous troubles for families.  Many family members struggled with dropped jobs or food items insecurity.  Before schools reopened, mothers and fathers and caregivers had to get on more tasks this sort of as helping their little ones with on the net learning, numerous whilst working from home.  So several of us went months without the need of hugging a parent, grandparent, or grandchild.  Far too many families said goodbye to a liked one — leaving an vacant chair at the desk and a gap in their hearts.

When I took place of work, I took immediate motion to guide people by means of my Administration’s American Rescue Plan.  The American Rescue Program has supplied income help to thousands and thousands of working households, supported faculties in securely providing in-man or woman instruction, and shipped an expanded Kid Tax Credit rating, which is lifting hundreds of thousands of youngsters and people out of poverty.  It also authorized us to put into action our COVID-19 vaccination method — a person of the fastest vaccination courses at any time, just one that is now open to all People in america ages five and up, and just one that is preserving hundreds of thousands of people.

Now even bigger progress for America’s family members is in sight.  My Administration’s Construct Again Superior Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Expenditure and Positions Act will further strengthen and assistance our Nation’s people.  The Bipartisan Infrastructure Expense and Employment Act will enable us to substitute guide pipes and company traces that are poisoning our children and families whilst the other investments in the monthly bill will bolster communities and produce hundreds of thousands of superior jobs.  My Administration’s Create Again Better Act will deliver totally free and universal preschool, the premier financial investment in child treatment in our Nation’s background, an enlargement of the Cost-effective Treatment Act, and a tax lower for hundreds of thousands of people with children.  In addition, I will keep on to force for developing a paid out spouse and children and health care depart system so that no American need to make the tough selection involving perform and caring for by themselves or a family member.

Throughout National Relatives 7 days, we reaffirm that our Nation is stronger mainly because of the really like, compassion, and care that our households share.  In this time of thanksgiving, let us continue on to lift up our tough-doing the job people and unite in support of our long run generations.

NOW, Hence, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of The united states, by advantage of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the legislation of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 21 via November 27, 2021, as National Loved ones Week.  I invite States, communities, and men and women to be part of together in observing this week with ideal ceremonies and pursuits to honor our Nation’s family members.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of November, in the 12 months of our Lord two thousand twenty-just one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-sixth.

JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.