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Posted byon July 15, 2013 at 8:33 AM EDT
The Administration strongly supports voluntary efforts by the private sector to reduce infringement and we welcome the initiative brought forward by the companies to establish industry-wide standards to combat online piracy and counterfeiting by reducing financial incentives associated with infringement. We believe that this is a positive step and that such efforts can have a significant impact on reducing online piracy and counterfeiting.
Posted byon July 13, 2013 at 5:30 AM EDT
President Obama discusses how a large, bipartisan majority in the Senate voted to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which would add a big boost to our economy, strengthen Social Security, and modernize our legal immigration system to make it more consistent with our values. He calls on Congress to pass this commonsense bill quickly so that we can fix our broken immigration system and keep America strong for years to come.
Posted byon July 10, 2013 at 1:20 PM EDT
A new report highlights the extensive economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform – and the significant costs to our country and our economy of failing to act at this critical time.
Posted byon July 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM EDT
Read how Joining Forces is working to make sure military families are taken care of.
Posted byon July 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM EDT
Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that private sector businesses added 202,000 jobs last month and total non-farm payroll employment rose by 195,000 jobs in June. The economy has now added private sector jobs for 40 consecutive months, and a total of 7.2 million jobs has been added over that period.
Posted byon July 1, 2013 at 12:12 PM EDT
The bipartisan Senate-passed immigration reform bill, will strengthen Social Security over the long-term, ensuring full Social Security solvency through 2035 and reducing Social Security unfunded liabilities by nearly half a trillion dollars through 2087.
Posted byon June 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM EDT
Read about Secretary Sandy Jewell's experience participating in a service project in Portland, Oregon with Mayor Charlie Hales and members of the Northwest Youth Corps.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
The 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act reminds us that we still have more work to do to make sure that no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.
Posted byon June 24, 2013 at 9:31 AM EDT
Summer jobs for youth can change lives and the city of Philadelphia knows. WorkReady Philadelphia is a cross-sector partnership improving the outcomes of the region's youth.
Posted byon June 22, 2013 at 5:30 AM EDT
President Obama discusses the bipartisan legislation in the United States Senate that would take important steps towards fixing our broken immigration system, while growing our economy and reducing the deficit.