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  • Posted by Valerie Jarrett & Cecilia Muñoz on November 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    On November 1st, millions of Americans will feel the effects of an automatic cut to food purchasing assistance provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). President Obama has proposed an extension of pre-November funding levels in the 2014 budget.



  • Posted by Elyse Cohen on October 31, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    First Lady Michelle Obama announced an agreement between the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and the Partnership for a Healthier America, which allows PMA’s community of growers, suppliers and retailers to use the Sesame Street brand without a licensing fee, using characters like Big Bird, Elmo, Rosita and Abby Cadabby to help deliver messages about fresh fruits and vegetables.



  • Posted by Bobby Whithorne on October 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Nearly one year ago, communities across a dozen states in the Northeast experienced the devastating and tragic effects of Hurricane Sandy. Communities were shattered, families were torn apart, homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, and lives were upended. But brick by brick, block by block, we are rebuilding.



  • President Obama paid a visit to P-TECH -- a cutting-edge early college high school formed by a partnership between IBM and the City University of New York.



  • Posted by Cecilia Muñoz on September 27, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Working hand-in-hand, not only with our partners on the state and local level, but with the faith-based and non-profit communities, the private sector, and most importantly with the individuals and families that live in these communities every day, we can maximize what we achieve to keep our children safe.



  • Posted by Todd Park and Vivian Graubard on September 25, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    There is more work to do, but we’ve made great strides in support of the Obama Administration's commitment to lead the fight against human trafficking, which was announced one year ago at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.



  • Posted by Valerie Jarrett on September 20, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Valerie Jarrett discusses her meeting with members of the Small Business Majority Network Council at the White House to discuss the President’s plans to grow the economy, support small businesses, and back the entrepreneurial spirit that makes America great.



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  • Posted by Elyse Cohen on September 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    From the State Dining Room of the White House yesterday, the First Lady addressed a diverse cross section of leaders from food and media industry executives, advocates, parent leaders, government agency representatives and researchers about the power of marketing in influencing kids’ food choices and the need for leveraging this power toward healthier food options for our nation’s children.



  • Posted by Jason Furman, Betsey Stevenson on September 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    New data in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly Employment Report show that of the increase in employment since the Affordable Care Act became law, more than 9 out of 10 positions have been full-time.