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Posted byon November 8, 2013 at 4:35 PM EDT
HHS announced new primary care sites in 236 communities for 1.25 million additional patients, made possible by the Affordable Care Act.
Posted byon November 8, 2013 at 11:08 AM EDT
Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October. America’s resilient businesses have added jobs for 44 consecutive months, with private sector employment increasing by a total of 7.8 million over that period.
Posted byon November 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT
The FDA releases its preliminary determination, consistent with science, that Partially Hydrogenated Oils -- the leading source of artificial trans fat -- are no longer “generally recognized as safe."
Posted byon November 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM EDT
The Obama administration announces new grants provided to communities under the Affordable Care Act that will help community health centers provide access to primary care services for nearly 1.25 million new patients.
Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Discusses President Obama's Plan to Grow the Economy and Build a Strong Middle ClassPosted byon November 6, 2013 at 1:50 PM EDT
Chief of Staff Denis McDonough addresses the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. and discusses the President’s plan to grow the economy and build a strong middle class.
Posted byon November 1, 2013 at 7:58 PM EDT
On November 1st, millions of Americans will feel the effects of an automatic cut to food purchasing assistance provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). President Obama has proposed an extension of pre-November funding levels in the 2014 budget.
Posted byon October 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama announced an agreement between the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and the Partnership for a Healthier America, which allows PMA’s community of growers, suppliers and retailers to use the Sesame Street brand without a licensing fee, using characters like Big Bird, Elmo, Rosita and Abby Cadabby to help deliver messages about fresh fruits and vegetables.
Posted byon October 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM EDT
Nearly one year ago, communities across a dozen states in the Northeast experienced the devastating and tragic effects of Hurricane Sandy. Communities were shattered, families were torn apart, homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, and lives were upended. But brick by brick, block by block, we are rebuilding.
Posted byon October 25, 2013 at 7:52 PM EDT
President Obama paid a visit to P-TECH -- a cutting-edge early college high school formed by a partnership between IBM and the City University of New York.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 10:15 AM EDT
Working hand-in-hand, not only with our partners on the state and local level, but with the faith-based and non-profit communities, the private sector, and most importantly with the individuals and families that live in these communities every day, we can maximize what we achieve to keep our children safe.