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  • The Government Shutdown Is Over

    President Obama signs legislation to reopen our government and pay our bills.

  • President Obama Visits Martha’s Table to Thank Furloughed Workers

    On Monday, the President traveled to Martha’s Table, a local food pantry, to thank the many furloughed federal employees who have spent time during the government shutdown volunteering for charities and non-profits. While there, he joined volunteers and helped prepare food for the pantry and called on Congress to set aside their partisan demands and let these furloughed employees return to work.

  • President Obama Meets with Small Business Owners to Discuss the Impacts of the Government Shutdown

    On Friday, the President met with nine small business owners from across the country about the impacts of the ongoing federal government shutdown on their businesses and updated them on where things stand on efforts in Congress to avoid a first-ever default in the nation’s credit.

  • Weekly Address: Let’s Get Back to the Work of the American People

    In this week’s address, President Obama discussed his meetings with members of Congress of both parties and the ongoing effort to reopen the government and remove the danger of default from our economy. The President urged Congress to pass a budget, put people back to work, and end this shutdown. In his message, the President also called for paying our bills, and preventing an economic shutdown.

  • The Dangers of Default

    Some Republicans have made questionable assertions about the dangers surrounding a failure to pay our bills and prevent a default. Check out the contrast between those statements and financial experts.

  • President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Government Shutdown

    Earlier today, President Obama issued a statement and answered questions asked by the press in the Brady Briefing Room. The President explained the need for Congress to reopen the government and prevent a default that would cause an economic shutdown. And he reiterated that while he is willing to negotiate on the budget or matters of policy like Obamacare, he will not allow members of the House of Representatives to hold the economy hostage.

  • President Obama: "Call A Vote Right Now"

    On Monday, President Obama met with FEMA officials at the National Response Coordinating Center, where he thanked them for their dedicated service during the shutdown in light of the arrival of Tropical Storm Karen and other potential natural disasters. The President repeated his call for Congress to pass a continuing resolution to reopen the government and to raise the debt limit. The President noted that about 86% of FEMA employees are currently furloughed

  • Your Weekly Address: End This Government Shutdown

    In this week’s address, President Obama said that Republicans in the House of Representatives chose to shut down the government over a health care law they don’t like.

  • How Has the Government Shutdown Affected You?

    Congress failed to pass legislation to fund the government, and now many vital services are shut down. How has the government shutdown affected you?

  • President Obama: Just Vote and End This Shutdown

    Today the President visited M. Luis Construction Company where he highlighted the economic impact of the shutdown and urged Speaker Boehner to reopen the government by putting a funding bill free of partisan demands to a simple yes or no vote.