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Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 1:01 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 8:56 PM EDT
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, discusses the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 8:14 PM EDT
Maria Contreras-Sweet, President Obama's nominee to lead the Small Business Administration, knows first hand what it means to start a small business and has a proven track record of helping other small businesses succeed.
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM EDT
The Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute in North Carolina will bring leading companies, universities, and federal research together under one roof to help develop the next generation of power electronics.
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM EDT
Raising the minimum wage isn’t just pro-worker; it’s pro-economic growth. Putting money in the pockets of working families, as Henry Ford explained, means they’ll spend it on goods and services, which in turn helps businesses thrive and create more jobs.
Posted byon January 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM EDT
President Obama told members of his Cabinet that 2014 would be a year of action.
Posted byon January 11, 2014 at 7:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, President Obama calls 2014 a year of action, which should start with Congress quickly passing emergency unemployment insurance for the 1.3 million Americans who lost this vital lifeline as they fight to find jobs and make ends meet.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: Promise Zones, Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance, Affordable Care Act, We the Geeks and Strengthening our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama announced the first five “Promise Zone” locations, an initiative that partners with local communities and businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur economic mobility and security.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM EDT
America’s resilient businesses have added jobs for 46 consecutive months, with private sector employment increasing by 8.2 million over that period. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 74,000 in December, due to an 87,000 increase in private employment.