Photo of Joe Biden

Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

October 20, 2021

Infrastructure, Jobs, Education, and Family Assistance Legislation

Q. Will you reach a deal on the package before you leave for the G-20?

The President. You all never believed from the beginning I'd ever get anything done. I think we'll get a deal.

Q. Are you—is it—are you accepting losing—going from 12 years to 4 years of paid family leave?

The President. I'm not going to get into—like I wouldn't be getting—if I negotiated with you guys all along, I wouldn't be as far along as I am.

Q. Mr. President——

The President. I'm hopeful. I think we'll get a good deal.

China/Hypersonic Missile Test

Q. Are you concerned about Chinese hypersonic missiles?

The President. Yes.

Q. What about the voting rights bill?

NOTE: The President spoke at approximately 3:30 p.m. on the tarmac prior to boarding Air Force One en route to Scranton, PA. The transcript was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on October 21.

Joseph R. Biden, Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/353069

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