Jen Psaki Briefs Americans On Jobs, Afghanistan, And Vaccine Requirements
Jen Psaki Briefs Americans On Jobs, Afghanistan, And Vaccine Requirements
  1. Biden’s Job Progress

As today is jobs day, Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that so far, the Biden administration has created more than 900,000 American jobs during his time as president. Despite this achievement, the President is still pushing for a better economy and overall job market with plans such as his Infrastructure Bill to improve and create roads in America

Psaki stated, “Today’s numbers are further proof that President Biden’s economy is booming. Jobs are up, growth is up, and unemployment is down as Americans get back to work.” 

  1. The Taliban in Afghanistan

Psaki and the Biden administration condemns the Taliban attack in Afghanistan which murdered the director of the Afghan Governmental Information Media Center earlier this week. His assassination follows the Taliban bombing Kabul in order to target the Afghan Defense Minister. 

After removing American troops from Afghanistan earlier this year, the President hoped to restore peace in the nation and with the US. However, shortly after leaving Afghanistan, a significant rise in Taliban power took place and many attacks and bombings persisted in the country. 

The Taliban are attempting to take over the country of Afghanistan and the lack of American troops and influence is making their goal easier to achieve. 

“Our view is that if the Taliban claim to want international legitimacy, these actions are not going to get them the legitimacy they seek.” 

  1. Masks/Vaccine Requirements At The White House 

The Biden administration has imposed a vaccine mandate for all federal employees and contractors.  It is also now imposing a similar requirement for all visitors to the White House, beginning this coming Sunday.  Per the below memo from the White House, all who enter the complex are being asked to fill out the attached form attesting to their vaccination status.  This requirement will include journalists.

Those who are not vaccinated, or decline to return the form, must be tested at their own expense at Jackson Place, or show proof of a same-day test.

Following the President’s request, many public and private companies, organizations, and programs are mandating either masks or Covid vaccination proof. States like New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Maryland are all taking initiative in some way to make their public and private sectors a safer place. 

Many universities have required vaccines to participate in in-person classes and companies are requiring a vaccine for their employees and even their customers. 

Following the White House’s federal employee vaccine order, many state and local governments are requiring vaccines for their employees. 

Anoosha Murtaza

Anoosha Murtaza is a Gen Z Voice at the Pavlovic Today and a rising third-year student at the University of Virginia. Anoosha has a passion for good journalism, strong political views, and social justice.