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Posted byon May 22, 2014 at 5:52 PM EDT
Three years ago, President Obama launched SelectUSA -– an initiative to encourage U.S. businesses to bring jobs back home, and to urge foreign companies to invest in America. The result: more than $18 billion of investments across 17 different states, resulting in new jobs for American workers, and growth for our nation's economy.
Posted byon May 22, 2014 at 1:14 PM EDT
President Obama signs a proclamation at the Department of the Interior designating the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks a National Monument.
Posted byon May 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM EDT
For all of the progress women have made in the 20th century -- gaining the right to vote, becoming nearly half of the workforce, and increasing their education, there is still work to be done to remove barriers that limit us from making full use of our nation’s talent in the future.
Posted byon May 17, 2014 at 11:21 AM EDT
On Friday afternoon, President Obama and Vice President Biden stopped by a local Shake Shack for burgers, and spoke briefly about the need for Congress to pass transportation funding.
Posted byon May 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, the President discussed actions to expand opportunity for more Americans, with or without the help of Republicans in Congress, including his Administration’s efforts to cut red tape for major transportation infrastructure projects.
Posted byon May 16, 2014 at 6:15 PM EDT
This week, the President praised the power of solar, honored this year's TOP COPS, awarded the Medal of Honor and traveled to New York for the opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Posted byon May 14, 2014 at 6:37 PM EDT
Investing in America's infrastructure is an imperative, but the funding to fix our crumbling roads and bridges is running out -- and only Congress can reauthorize it. And allowing this funding to run out will put at risk nearly 700,000 American jobs.
Posted byon May 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM EDT
The President is calling on Congress to pass a bill to put Americans to work repairing our crumbling roads and bridges — avoiding a crisis in the short term, and helping to position our economy for long-term growth.
Posted byon May 12, 2014 at 11:41 AM EDT
Nearly half of America’s workforce is now comprised of women, and three-fourths of households are headed by a working single parent, or two working parents -- and our workplaces have yet to catch up by implementing policies which empower women, and provide flexibility for parents.
Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM EDT
The Obama Administration announces new steps to make it easier for highly skilled workers and talented researchers from other countries to contribute to our economy and ultimately become Americans.