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President Obama Signs the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, and Honors the "Borinqueneers"Posted byon June 10, 2014 at 8:36 PM EDT
It was a busy morning at the White House today, as President Obama signed two bills into law -- the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), and the 65th Infantry Regiment Congressional Gold Medal.
Posted byon June 9, 2014 at 1:39 PM EDT
As part of the lead-up to the White House Summit on Working Families, we’ve been exploring policies and best practices that help both families and businesses manage the increasingly complicated interaction between work and family-life.
Posted byon June 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT
Job growth exceeded 200,000 for the fourth straight month in May, and businesses have now added over a million jobs so far this year.
Posted byon June 5, 2014 at 5:12 PM EDT
On the third day of President Obama's four-day trip to Europe, he attended the G-7 Summit in Brussels, held a joint press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and traveled to Paris to join President François Hollande for a dinner.
Posted byon May 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT
The United States is producing more oil and natural gas; generating more electricity from renewables such as wind and solar; and consuming less petroleum while holding electricity consumption constant. These developments have had substantial economic and energy security benefits, and they are helping to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector and thereby tackle the challenge posed by climate change.
Posted byon May 29, 2014 at 10:19 AM EDT
This GDP revision was due almost entirely to a downward revision to the inventories category, with small upward revisions to consumer spending and business fixed investment being offset by small downward revisions to net exports and state and local purchases. A range of more up-to-date data from March and April provide a more accurate and timely picture of where the economy is today.
Posted byon May 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM EDT
As part of our commemoration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the U.S. Department of Labor has been sharing the latest data highlighting the status of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in our nation’s labor market.
Posted byon May 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM EDT
Posted byon May 23, 2014 at 5:15 PM EDT
President Obama nominates San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and current HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Posted byon May 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
It was a busy week at the White House. This week, we got hyped for next week's White House Science Fair; the Bidens traveled to Romania and Cyprus; the President took an unexpected walk over to the Department of the Interior; a new National Monument was designated; and the President talked baseball and tourism in Cooperstown. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.