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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby

  MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Hello.  Hi, everybody.  Good afternoon, right?  All right.  Good afternoon, everyone.  I hope you guys enjoyed a long holiday weekend.  It’s good to see everyone here.  Today I’m joined by John Kirby, who is the National Security Council — was it — Coordinator for Strategic Communications.  I got to get that right.  And he’s happy to take a few questions.  I know there’s been some news out there in his world.  So, why don’t you take it away.  MR. KIRBY:  Thank you, Karine.  Just a couple things at the top, everybody.  I think you saw this morning that the administration announced important policy changes with respect to anti-personnel landmines.  After conducting a comprehensive policy review, the United States is now joining the vast majority of countries around the world in committing to limit the use of anti-personnel landmines.  The use of these weapons put more civilians at risk of being injured by unexploded mines, including children, long after the fighti

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

  MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Okay.  Today I would like to welcome Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm back to the Briefing Room.  Secretary Granholm is here to talk about gas prices and Putin’s price hike, which you just heard the President talk about just about an hour ago. So we’re really glad to have her here.  Secretary Granholm flew in over 800 miles — we were counting this up — just this morning to be here with all of you to take your questions, because we know how important this is to us and to the President.  And so, therefore, she’ll have some brief remarks, and then she’ll take your questions. Okay.  All yours. SECRETARY GRANHOLM:  Great.  Thank you, Karine.  Hi, everybody. So as we all know, the summer driving season is underway, and Americans are paying more at the pump every time they fill up their gas tu- — gas tank. This is a global problem.  There are two causes for it, which these high prices derive from.  One is, of course, Vladimir Putin’s w