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  • In his weekly address, President Obama highlights the bipartisan budget agreement that unwinds some of the cuts that were damaging to the economy and keeps investments in areas that help us grow, and urges both parties to work together to extend emergency unemployment insurance and act on new measures to create jobs and strengthen the middle class.



  • Posted by Ezra Mechaber on December 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    1.3 million Americans are about to lose a vital lifeline of unemployment insurance benefits if Congress doesn't act. Jason Furman explains why this matters.



  • Posted by Lisa Pino on December 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    In addition to helping American families during tough economic times, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provide one of the most cost-effective methods for boosting growth and jobs when the economy is weak.



  • Posted by Secretary Tom Vilsack and Nancy Sutley on December 12, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    The White House Rural Council recently released a report on the economic importance of passing a comprehensive Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill. The report outlined the importance of the Farm Bill to our nation and the many ways that the legislation affects and benefits Americans every day.



  • Posted by Alicia Oken on December 6, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Weekly Wrap Up: Economic Mobility, The passing of Nelson Mandela, White House Youth Summit, Holidays at the White House and World AIDS Day.



  • President Obama discusses what he called the defining challenge of our time: reversing a decades-long trend toward more inequality and less upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain, the idea that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.



  • Posted by Secretary Tom Perez and Dr. Jill Biden on November 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Over the last three years, this administration has made unprecedented investments in the community college system through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training − or TAACCCT − grant program.



  • Posted by Megan Slack on November 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Americans all over the country are enrolling in affordable health coverage. Many were unable to get insurance before and many others are signing up for new plans that offer better coverage than what they had before, often at lower costs.



  • Posted by Melanie Kaye on November 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    The Labor Department’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants and other unprecedented investments are helping leverage strong partnerships with local employers to transform community colleges into engines of economic growth across the country.



  • Posted by Tina Tchen on November 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited sophomores at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC.