WATCH LIVE: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds the daily White House press briefing.
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Individual labor actions as as you know as a standard. Um but I will note that the president, the vice president often say and that this is the most pro union administration in history. Uh and they will continue to govern and lead with that in mind. Uh and they both feel that strongly supporting unions, the ability of workers to organize if they so choose collective bargaining and the right to strike which is one part of collective bargaining are fundamental rights. It's also there responsibility of management in the union to bargain with each other and resolve their differences. That's a part of why unions are around in the role they play. Um we also know that in healthy economies, employees must compete for workers and we're seeing that and as an unemployment drops, our economy is shifting to a labor market where workers have more bargaining power. Ultimately, that's a good thing for workers to have more bargaining power and be able to choose more. Uh that means workers can push for higher wages and more dignity and respect in the workplace Uh so this is long been a fundamental value for the president. Something he'll continue to support broadly across the country. Secondly, how much longer are you willing to wait for the budget talks to reach some sort of conclusion? Are you, is there a sense of impatience here? I wouldn't put it in those terms but what I would say is that the president is eager to get things done for the American people and to deliver on what he's promised and so as I said yesterday, the time for negotiations is not unending and we're eager to move forward eager to deliver on what he promised the American which will result in addressing some of the issues I touched on earlier, making childcare more affordable, making universal pre K a reality, addressing the climate crisis, making sure people have kids have clean drinking water. Broadband is accessible. Uh we're repairing roads, rails, and bridges across the country. Uh we're we're eager to act. I wouldn't say it's I'm impatient. I would say it's an interest in moving forward. Well, thanks Jen Is. it the president's position that those who defy congressional subpoenas related to January should face prosecution from the Justice Department? Well, Kaitlyn, I know that that has been raised as an issue of course by by what we've seen happen in Congress. Uh it's the purview of the Department of Justice to determine if there would be criminal referral criminal, any criminal decisions. So, and they handle exclusively those decisions. So, I'd point you to them. But does he think those who